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Meteor Shower Calendar 2021: When Is the Next Meteor Shower?
When is the next meteor shower? Our Meteor Shower Calendar for 2021 has dates for all the principal...
8 Tips for Watching the Geminid Meteor Shower
The most active meteor shower of the year peaks the night of Sunday, December 13. These are the...
Geminid Meteor Shower 2020
Get ready for the Geminids! The great Geminid Meteor Shower peaks the night of December 13, 2020....
Perseid Meteor Shower 2020
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaks from August 11 to 13. The Perseids are considered the best...
Meteoroids, Meteors, and Meteorites: What’s the Difference?
What are the differences between an asteroid, meteoroid, meteor, and meteorite? And how do you find...
Is Comet Swift-Tuttle On a Collision Course?
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Perseid Meteors Marred? Blame It On the Moon
This year, the great Perseid Meteor Shower (peaking August 12–13) will be marred by the sky-...
Perseid Meteor Shower: Keep an Eye on the Night Sky
An unusually good meteor shower is happening. The reliable summer Perseid meteor shower is...
The Perseids: Best Meteor Shower of the Year
Everyone loves shooting stars and meteor showers. The Perseid meteor shower of August 11 to 13 is...
Get Ready for Fabulous Shooting Stars
Much attention is being paid to the Leonid meteor shower, which peaks in the wee hours before dawn...
When a Meteor is Not a Meteor
One of the most frequent topics letter-writers contact us about is meteors. Also known as shooting...
The 2016 Perseid Meteor Shower
The best meteors of the year occur with the Perseid meteor shower, so get viewing tips for the...
Chances of a Meteor Hitting Earth
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Leonids Meteor Shower
Get under the shower! The Leonids meteor shower, that is. This dependable event, which peaks around...
Boom! Boom! Boom! It's Raining Rocks
If you're one of the many who endured a tough winter this year, consider yourself lucky. In...
The Sky Is Falling!
This Thanksgiving Day, 200 tons of cosmic dust will slam into the Earth’s atmosphere! While most...