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2017 Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

Scientific American - 12 Aug 2017
Look up Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 11 and 12) for this year's Perseid meteor shower peak. For Northern Hemisphere observers, August is usually regarded as "meteor month," with one of the best displays of the year reaching its peak near midmonth.
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Top 8 Must-See Sky Events for 2018

National Geographic - 28 Dec 2017
Sky-watchers will have a second chance for the year to witness the moon go dark on the evening of July 27, when a total lunar eclipse will cross South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia. This time, the eclipse will occur about half a day ...
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Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events, Astronomy Fans

HowStuffWorks - 11 Jan 2018
Perseids Meteor Shower Peak: Aug. 12. This annual meteor shower produced by the Swift-Tuttle comet is a favorite among stargazers, as it can produce up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. A thin crescent moon this year means this batch of Perseids ...
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Starstruck: the best space images of 2017

The Guardian - 05 Jan 2018
A year after the end of the Rosetta mission, these 210 images were released. Reflecting Rosetta's view of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko between July 2014 and September 2016, the sequence begins in the month leading up to Rosetta's arrival on 6 August ...
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Top 7 EarthSky galleries of 2017

EarthSky - 31 Dec 2017
John Ashley at Glacier National Park, Montana, wrote: “The July 2017 full moon rises over Mount Saint Nicholas on its way into a warm summer dusk. Video on my FB page at JohnAshleyFineArt. More photos. ” Total solar eclipse. We received many more ...
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2018 Meteor Showers, Supermoons, Lunar Eclipse In Western US

Patch.com - 26 Dec 2017
12-13: The annual Perseids meteor shower, which runs July 17-Aug. 24, is typically one of the best of the year, producing from 60 to 100 meteors an hour at its peak. The meteors are historically bright, and this should be a great year for skywatchers ...
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Top 4 astronomy headlines of 2017

6abc.com - 27 Dec 2017
Here are the top astronomy stories of the year from AccuWeather. The Geminid Meteor Shower lit up the night sky in December with a reported rate of 160 meteors per hour. In February, astronomers discovered seven planets orbiting dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 ...
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Look up! Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2018

The Conversation AU - 31 Dec 2017
This year gets off to a relatively slow start when it comes to seeing the annual major meteor showers. The Quadrantids, one of the big three annual showers, are lost to the vagaries of the full Moon in early January. But the year's other two most ...
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Perseid meteor shower coming to a sky near you this weekend

USA TODAY - 04 Aug 2017
The Leonid meteor storms, which occur each November, of the late 1990s and early 2000s were much more spectacular, he said, and had rates 10 times greater than the best Perseid display. The greatest meteor shower in U.S. history occurred with the ...
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7 of The Most Epic Space Events You Should Get Ready For in 2018

ScienceAlert - 25 Dec 2017
Were you excited about Rosetta and Philae and their rendezvous with and subsequent research on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko? Well, boy, you're going to love 2018! We have not one, but two asteroid landers due to meet their targets this year. In June ...
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How to See the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower

National Geographic - 11 Aug 2017
Picture of a bright meteor during Perseid Meteor Shower in August. View Images. A bright Perseid meteor decorates the sky over Meteora, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Greece. Photograph by Babak Tafreshi, National Geographic Creative. By Andrew ...
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2017's Meteor Showers

New York Times - 09 Aug 2017
For example, during the Perseid meteor shower you are seeing meteors ejected from when its parent comet, Comet Swift-Tuttle, visited in 1862 or earlier, not from its most recent pass in 1992. That's because it takes time for debris from a comet's orbit ...
meteor shower august 2017

Meteor showers on way to Norway skies

The Local Norway - 11 Aug 2017
It is common to be able to observe between 80 and 100 shooting stars during the Perseids meteor shower, caused by Swift-Tuttle and active from July to August each year, although a bright moon might make the weaker meteors less visible this year, wrote ...
meteor shower august 2017

2017 Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend: What to Expect

Space.com - 20 Oct 2017
[Orionid Meteor Shower 2017: How and When to See It]. If August's Perseid meteor shower and December's Geminid meteor shower rank as the "first string" among the annual meteor showers in terms of brightness and reliability, then the Orionids are on the ...
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Night sky – August 2017: shooting stars and America eclipsed

Telegraph.co.uk - 31 Jul 2017
31 July 2017 • 11:06am. During August, our planet passes through debris strewn around the orbit of comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. The particles, or meteoroids, encountered tend to be small, typically about the size of a grain of sand. Although on parallel ...
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What's Happening! August 12-13, 2017

PA home page - 12 Aug 2017
On Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27, 2017, the Luzerne County Historical Society's Nathan Denison House will host a Revolutionary War-era militia encampment by the 24th Connecticut Militia Regiment, Inc., from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 35 Denison ...
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Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in New Steve Martin Play

New York Times - 07 Aug 2017
The comedian Amy Schumer is planning to make her Broadway debut this fall in a new play by Steve Martin. Ms. Schumer will star in “Meteor Shower,” a marital comedy about two couples who get together for an evening of stargazing and sparring in an Ojai ...

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