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2022’s final supermoon is bringing some pizazz as it coincides with the Perseids meteor showers this Thursday. August’s so-called sturgeon full moon will reach its peak at 9:36 p.m. Eastern on the 11th. Supermoons are not perfectly defined. The concept is intended to reflect the times at which the moon enters its... Read more...
With three active meteor showers currently, you should have a decent chance of seeing a falling star this weekend and into late August. While the Delta Aquariids showers peaked this morning, the Alpha Capricornids is expected to peak tonight and into tomorrow. Summer is a great time to stay up late and try to catch... Read more...
The tail debris from comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, also called SW3, could provide for a spectacular show in the night sky on May 30th and into the early morning of May 31st. However, NASA wants sky-watchers to temper their expectations. SW3 was first detected in 1930 by astronomers Arthur Wachmann and Carl... Read more...
The tau Hercluid meteor shower could provide an epic display in the late night sky at the close of May this year. If predictions come to fruition, the nights of May 30-31st may provide for a rare meteor outburst, or there may simply be nothing at all. The comet responsible for all the hype is... Read more...
A pair of meteor showers should provide sky watchers plenty to be excited about in the month of May. Eta Aquariids will open up the show of fireballs, with tau Herculids closing out the show at the end of the month. Meteors entering the Earth's atmosphere are not uncommon, with most being particles that are no larger... Read more...
With 2021 in the books, there is still much to look forward to when it comes to viewing the night sky in 2022. January will be bringing us a new Moon, a meteor shower, and the chance to see a couple of planets shining near the Moon. The last month of 2021 provided plenty for sky watchers to take in. The Geminid... Read more...
The Ursid Meteor shower is the last chance for everyone to see a celestial light show this year. So get ready for the Little Dipper to pour out some shooting star soup into our night sky. The night sky has been a busy place as of late. Recently the Geminid and Leonid meteor showers have sent shooting stars dancing... Read more...
Before ol' Saint Nick has all of us looking up into the night sky for his Rudolph and his red nose, the Geminid meteor shower is set to give us a different show of lights in mid-December. If you are not a fan of the cold, NASA has you covered with a live-broadcast as well. November and December seem to be fairly... Read more...
The upcoming Leonid meteor shower should produce an incredible show of streaking lights across the midnight skies. If you are wanting to see some of the show, then it is best to know when and where viewing will be at its peak. The Leonid meteor shower happens each year in the month of November. This year it is... Read more...