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Waking up before sunrise is a good way to get a head start on the day. On Oct. 21st, waking up before sunrise could stop you in your tracks.
The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower – arising from material left behind by the infamous Halley’s Comet hundreds of years ago – will reach its peak in the early morning hours of May 6, though events can generally be seen from late April to late May to a much lesser extent.
A new year brings with it a new opportunity to watch shooting stars, and thankfully NASA has released a list of the easiest to observe and most active meteor showers astronomy enthusiasts can expect to see in 2014.
A meteor the size of a baseball entered the Earth’s atmosphere last night, causing a fireball to blaze across the skies of Alabama and Georgia.
This weekend, many in the Southern Hemisphere will have the opportunity to witness the annual Eta Aquarids shower, as they reach their peak rate.
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.
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.
The meteorite which exploded over the San Francisco Bay area last week did not only strike attention as it fired across the sky, but it also struck the home of resident Lisa Webber.
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.
The National Weather Service received numerous calls last night (October 17) from Central Valley to the Bay Area in California, with callers claiming they had witnessed a giant fireball blazing across the night sky.
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