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Perseid Meteor Shower
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 12 to 13, is one of the greatest meteor shower...
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-...
Meteor Shower Calendar 2019
When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2019 Meteor Shower Calendar for the dates of all...
Meteroids, Meteors, and Meteorites: What’s the Difference?
What are the differences between an asteroid, meteoroid, meteor, and meteorite? And how do you find...
Geminids 2018: How to See the Geminid Meteor Shower December 13
The finest meteor shower of 2018—and perhaps the best night sky sight this year—happens on Thursday...
Geminid Meteor Shower 2018
Get ready for Geminids 2018! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a fantastic show the evening of ...
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
Seen any shooting stars lately? Worried about being clobbered by a meteor? Here’s why you don’t...
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...