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There are several major meteor showers to enjoy every year at various times, with some more active than others.
The most famous of all comets, Comet Halley is noted for producing spectacular displays when it passes near Earth on its 76-year trip around the sun -- however, you don't have to wait until 2061 to see a piece of the comet -- you can do it this very week!
The annual Perseid meteor shower this week is predicted to be a grand event with peak viewing times Thursday night August 12 into the early pre-dawn hours Friday August 13.
The Southern Delta Aquarids are a meteor shower visible from mid July to mid August each year.
Whether you're watching from a downtown area or the dark countryside, here are some tips to help you enjoy the best meteor showers of 2010.
With 100 tons of space rock and rubble bombarding the planet each and every day, you'd think you could stick your head out the window any night of the week and easily catch a glimpse of a space rock's final moments.
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.
Many meteor showers tend to disappoint, but the annual Geminid shower is relatively reliable. And this year's version, which peaks tonight, is expected to be a great one. Meteors could start showing up anytime after dark this evening, Dec. 13, low on the eastern horizon.
Mark your calendar: The best meteor shower of 2007 peaks on Friday, December 14th. The Geminids are not ordinary meteors. While most meteor showers come from comets, Geminids come from an asteroid.
Leonids Meteor Shower -- The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The meteor stream is viewable every year around November 17 and is thought to be comprised of particles ejected by the comet as it passes by the Sun. When the Earth moves through the meteor stream, the meteor shower is visible. The Leonids get their name from usually making their appearance in or near the constellation Leo. The Leonids are famous because their meteor showers,...