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2014-10-19 06:10:11

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.

Halleys Comet Meteor Shower
2014-05-05 11:12:27

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.

Meteor Shower Guide For 2014
2013-12-22 03:21:09

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.

Meteor Over Georgia And Alabama
2013-09-11 11:49:06

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.

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky This Weekend
2013-05-03 19:27:42

This weekend, many in the Southern Hemisphere will have the opportunity to witness the annual Eta Aquarids shower, as they reach their peak rate.

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.

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.

Meteor Strikes San Francisco Resident's Home
2012-10-22 13:29:20

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.

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.

Reports Of Giant Fireball Blazing Across California Night Sky, Experts Say Part Of Orionid Meteor Shower
2012-10-18 06:37:38

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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