• phys.org | 8/10/2017 | Staff
    How did the Red Planet get all of its clouds? CU Boulder researchers may have discovered the secret: just add meteors. Astronomers have long observed clouds in Mars' middle atmosphere, which begins...
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  • earthsky.org | 4/21/2019 | EarthSky
    The moon is just a few days past full on the nights of April 21 and 22. Meanwhile, the Lyrid meteor shower is expected to put forth its greatest number of meteors during the predawn hours on April...
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  • earthsky.org | 2/5/2019 | Paul Scott Anderson
    Simulation of an artificial meteor shower over a Shanghai also lit by fireworks. Image via ALE. Meteors are one of nature’s most awe-inspiring phenomena. These “shooting stars” streak across the...
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  • earthsky.org | 12/10/2018 | Larry Sessions
    The Gemini’s radiate from near the star Castor in the constellation Gemini. Where do you look to see December’s famous Geminid meteor shower? Simply look in an open sky, in no particular direction.
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  • earthsky.org | 11/9/2018 | Bruce McClure
    Photo top of post: Taurid fireball on the evening of October 21, 2017 from Joanne West at Gold Canyon, Arizona. Read more about this photo. This year isn’t like 2015, which was an incredible year...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/24/2018 | Deborah Byrd
    Photo by John Ashley. John Ashley of Kila, Montana captured these meteors – and created this composite – on October 21, 2018. He wrote: Day - Montana - Hunting - Season - Meteors On this opening day...
    407 views j.moomin
  • earthsky.org | 10/9/2018 | Bruce McClure
    Another cool shot of a Taurid fireball, posted on November 11, 2015, at EarthSky Photos on G+ by Bill Allen. Thanks, Bill! By all reports, this shower has been amazing in 2015.
    349 views Alenaaa
  • earthsky.org | 4/25/2018 | Deborah Byrd
    Long Island, New York, April 22, 2018. Photo via Michael Busch. Nils Ribi wrote on April 22, 2018: “I was out early this morning (3 a.m.) and found some Lyrid meteors in the dark skies just outside...
    358 views bungienet
  • earthsky.org | 4/22/2018 | Bruce McClure
    Late Sunday night (April 22, 2018) or before dawn Monday might offer you a few Lyrid meteors, but we’re past the peak of the shower at these times. Plus – as the Lyrids wane – the moon is waxing...
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  • earthsky.org | 12/29/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    … bright meteors culled from over 100,000 images acquired throughout 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. Imaging occurred during a significant fraction of the nights in Tucson when the sky was dark (little...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/22/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    Karl Diefenderfer caught this meteor over Lakewood, Pennsylvania on the evening of October 20, 2017. He wrote: “As twilight faded last night, the Milky Way and meteors came into view … I’m...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/15/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    John Ashely captured this photo from Montana during the 2015 Orionid shower. Have you seen any meteors streaking across the sky this month? If they are coming from the northern sky, they might have...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/9/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    View larger. | Photo composite – 5 faint Draconid meteors in less than an hour – on October 7, 2017 from Stephanie Longo at Pike National Forest in Colorado. Thanks, Stephanie! This weekend’s...
    271 views fofo
  • earthsky.org | 8/10/2017 | Bruce McClure
    Tonight – August 10, 2017 – it’s time to start watching the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks this weekend. Unfortunately, the waning gibbous moon is in the way during the predawn hours, when the...
    607 views kimberly163
  • earthsky.org | 7/28/2017 | Bruce McClure
    This image perfectly captures what you’d see after a night of meteor-watching, as dawn is approaching, when the Perseids’ radiant point is high in the sky and the meteors rain down from overhead.
    203 views townskey13
  • earthsky.org | 7/27/2017 | Bruce McClure
    Tonight – July 27, 2017 – and in the coming nights, treat yourself to one of nature’s spectacles. Every year, people look forward to the August Perseid meteor shower.
    317 views KimmyPoo
  • earthsky.org | 7/21/2017 | Bruce McClure
    David S. Brown caught this meteor on July 30, 2014, in southwest Wyoming. Late July 2017 – around July 27 or 28 – presents the nominal peak of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower, but this long-lived...
    188 views blacky
  • earthsky.org | 5/1/2017 | Bruce McClure
    The 2013 Eta Aquarid meteor shower was fantastic as viewed from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere. Colin Legg of Australia created this composite of his experience. He wrote, “Composite of approximately...
    169 views Mkgirlz
  • earthsky.org | 4/23/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    Lyle Evans in Highland, California caught this dim Lyrid meteor Saturday morning. He wrote: “I went to set up my camera with its remote about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning to see if i could capture a...
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  • earthsky.org | 4/21/2017 | Bruce McClure
    Tonight – April 21, 2017 – start watching late at night, or better yet in the hours before dawn Saturday, and be prepared to see something beautiful. It’s the peak morning of the annual Lyrid meteor...
    329 views taylorswift10
  • Atlas Obscura | 4/17/2017 | Staff
    For hundreds of years there have been reports of people hearing the sound of meteors—shooting stars—as they streak across the sky. As early as 1714, astronomy Edmond Halley (yes, that Halley, of...
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