June lyrid meteor shower underway
Although theres more than enough Moon to go around right now, while youre waiting on the eclipse, you just might want to see if you can spot a few stray meteors belonging to the June Lyrids. Thanks to John Chumack, ...
Dramatic display forecast for 2011 Draconid meteor shower
The Draconid meteor shower is expected to produce unusually high peak meteor rates of 1,000 per hour on October 8, 2011.
STAR TRAK for May 2011
The closest gathering of four bright planets in decades will be on display low in the eastern sky before dawn during May.
Meteors from Halley's comet
Looking for an adventure? Get up in the wee hours of the morning May 6th and head out into the country, far from the city lights. You won't be alone. The birds will be up and singing about the coming dawn, ...
Spring is fireball season
What are the signs of spring? They are as familiar as a blooming Daffodil, a songbird at dawn, a surprising shaft of warmth from the afternoon sun. And, oh yes, don't forget the meteors.
Two light shows for skywatchers coming this month
Two great light shows should be visible to Arizonans this month: the annual Geminids meteor shower and a total lunar eclipse.
Nature's coming attraction: Geminid meteor shower
(AP) -- Stay tuned for nature's coming attraction. Early next week, the Geminid meteor shower will make its annual appearance, just in time for Christmas. Astronomers consider it the best meteor shower of ...
Geminids meteor shower to be 'lively' show
Baby, it's cold outside -- but you can still enjoy the best meteor shower of the year. The 2010 Geminid meteor shower promises to be lively, with realistic viewing rates of 50-80 meteors per hour and potential ...
Geminid meteor shower defies explanation
The Geminid meteor shower, which peaks this year on Dec. 13th and 14th, is the most intense meteor shower of the year. It lasts for days, is rich in fireballs, and can be seen from almost any point on Earth.
STAR TRAK for December
The moon will pass through Earth's shadow on the night of Dec. 20-21, producing the first total lunar eclipse in nearly three years. Weather permitting, people across North America and the Pacific Ocean will ...
Some UFOs may be explained as ball lighting
How to see the best meteor showers of the year: Tools, tips and 'save the dates'
There are several major meteor showers to enjoy every year at various times, with some more active than others. For example, April's Lyrids are expected to produce about 15 meteors an hour at their peak for ...
Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday
The Leonid meteor shower best viewing this year will be in the two to three hours before dawn on Nov. 17 and 18, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.
STAR TRAK for November: Jupiter and Leonid meteor shower
Jupiter will be easy to see in the south as night falls in November. The best time to observe this bright planet with a telescope will be from dusk to midnight as it travels high across the sky from southeast ...