Geminids from Tenerife

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A Banner Year for the Geminid Meteor Shower

With no Moon to brighten the night, this year's rich Geminid meteor shower should be one of the best ever. Find a spot away from city lights, dress warmly, and don't forget the hot chocolate.

2001 Leonid storm

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Leonid Meteor Shower to the Rescue

Modest but reliable, the annual Leonid meteor shower returns this week. Take an hour or two to relax and enjoy the show.

Fisheye Meteor Shower

Imaging Foundations with Richard Wright

Catch A Shooting Star (with Your Camera)

Catching a falling star is easier than you think . . . when you use a camera!

Alpha Monocerotid Radiants

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Intense Meteor Storm Expected from the Alpha Monocerotids

Circle the date November 21st on your calendar, when a brief but potentially spectacular meteor storm might light up the night.

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Get Ready to Greet the Geminid Meteors

Don’t miss one of the best meteor showers of the year. Catch the Geminid meteors as they peak on December 13th and 14th.

Explore the Night with Bob King

Three Upcoming Sky Events We Can All Share

Comets, meteors, and Moon: Share the night sights that are coming our way!

Celestial News & Events

Lyrids to Put on a Weekend Light Show

The annual Lyrid meteor shower will add some pop and sizzle to Saturday's pre-dawn sky. With little interference from the Moon, conditions are ideal for meteor watching.

Celestial News & Events

Supermoon and Geminids Duke it Out

In a spectacular case of bad timing, the full Moon coincides with the annual Geminid meteor shower. Don't feel put out. There's still something for everyone, including a consolation prize.

Celestial News & Events

Perseids vs. Moonlight: Which Will Prevail?

This month's usually dependable Perseid meteor shower competes with a nearly full Moon. If you can find a dark viewing location, you might see a bright meteor every few minutes.

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