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2013-02-18 23:19:06

Astronomers say the meteor marks the start to fireball season, where there appears to be an increase in the number of bright meteors visible blazing through the night sky. Orlando,

Meteor Explosion Over Cuba One Day After Russian Event
2013-02-18 07:56:43

Just one day after a spectacular meteor exploded over Russian skies, shattering windows and injuring more than a 1,200 people, Cubans were treated to a similar event, albeit on a much smaller scale.

100th Anniversary: Uncovering Range Of The Great Meteor Procession Of 1913
2013-01-24 07:12:16

As the anniversary of a spectacular meteor procession that lit up the night skies nearly a hundred years ago approaches, astronomers have taken the call to answer some long forgotten questions about the great fireball raid of Feb. 9, 1913.

New Year's Quadrantids Meteor Show To Peak This Week
2012-12-31 09:47:24

Sky watchers can expect the first big astronomical event of 2013 to happen just as the New Year begins to unfold.

What Are The Geminids?
2012-12-12 05:24:29

Meteor showers are fascinating events - streaks of light across the darkness of night. While such displays struck fear into our ancestors, they provide wonderful entertainment today.

Fireball Shoots Through The Texas Sky
2012-12-10 13:33:04

As the end of the world starts to close in on December 21, new footage has emerged of a fireball flying over the Texas sky.

Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Quickly Approaching
2012-12-12 03:30:18

The Geminids meteor shower is expected to be an amazing display of natural fireworks and is expected to start on December 13 and 14, ending the year with a bang.

Best Viewing For The Leonid Meteor Shower Is Saturday, November 17, 2012
2012-11-16 10:02:42

The best viewing for this year's Leonid meteor shower will be several hours before dawn on November 17, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaking This Weekend
2012-11-16 13:00:08

For amateur sky watchers, this weekend promises quite the show. The annual Leonid meteor shower is upon us, and this year should be pretty good.

Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend’s Orionid Meteor Shower
2012-10-18 16:39:30

Throughout the year Earth’s denizens are offered a number of good chances to witness meteor showers illuminating the night skies, with streaks of white lights racing across the upper atmosphere at lightning speed.


Latest Meteor showers Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Perseids Meteor Shower -- Like most meteor showers, the Perseids are caused by comet debris. As comets enter the inner solar system, they are warmed by the sun and peppered by the solar wind, which produces the familar tails that stretch across the night sky when a bright comet is close to Earth. Comet tails are made of tiny pieces of ice, dust, and rock which are spewed into interplanetary space as they bubble off the comet's nucleus. When Earth encounters these particles on its...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

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,...

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