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The 2011 Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of Dec. 13-14, and despite the glare of a nearly-full Moon, it might be a good show.
Earth is about to pass through a stream of debris from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower.
On October 8th Earth is going to plow through a stream of dust from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, and the result could be an outburst of Draconid meteors.
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.
Most meteor showers come from comets, which spew ample meteoroids for a night of 'shooting stars,' but the Geminids are different.
This month, Comet Hartley 2 has put on a good show for backyard astronomers.
Perseid Meteor Shower: Afternoon Chat, Then Up All Night!
Summer means fireworks, and here's how to see some of Nature's best displays.
The best meteor shower of 2009 is about to fall over North America on a long, cold December night.
This year's Leonid meteor shower peaks on Tuesday, Nov 17th.
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