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    GET ready for a spectacular show in the night sky, complete with a Full Moon. The Perseid meteor shower, which experts say will peak August 15, is thought to be the best of the year. 2What experts call the best meteor show of the year will be visible tonight and through the weekendCredit: Getty "With swift and bright meteors, Perseids frequently leave long 'wakes' of light and color behind them as they streak through Earth's atmosphere," NASA says. The space organization notes that this shower is one of the most abundant, and viewers can expect "50 to 100 meteors per hour." While it is recommended to view just before dawn, the meteors have reportedly been as punctual as 10pm. While the show is fantastic, it is a result of space waste. READ MORE ON SPACEWHAT IS THAT? STEVE has come to North America from Outer Space after surprise solar stormIS IT THOR? Strange lightning bolt spotted reaching edge of space leaves scientists baffled Broken asteroids leave behind comet particles and pieces. Comets leave a trail of dust...
    CHICO — For stargazers and aspiring astronomers alike, the upcoming Perseid meteor shower will be the must-see event of the year. Illuminating the sky with approximately 100 shooting stars per hour, the meteor shower is one of the most beloved meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere, said Chico State Associate Professor of Physics Nicholas Nelson. The light of the meteors will be visible to the naked eye, but will be easiest to see in dark skies away from light pollution. “As a good rule of thumb, if you can see the Milky Way, you’re in an area that has pretty dark skies,” Nelson said. “If you just look up for a few minutes, you’ll see some pretty incredible shooting stars.” The meteor shower has been observed for hundreds of years from mid July to late August. It occurs because a large comet passes by the earth every 133 years, leaving behind a trail of debris in the atmosphere. Each year the Earth passes by the Perseid constellation where most of the debris are located, creating a display of “shooting stars”...
    Beginning this Thursday, astronomers will be able to enjoy the passage of the Perseids, one of the brightest meteor showers. However, the full moon may limit meteor viewing from next weekend. That’s why early Thursday, when the “almost full moon” still hasn’t affected the brightest stars, is the best time to watch the shooting stars pass. However, the best time is August 12 to 13, as the meteor shower will be at its peak, according to the Montreal Planetary Astronomical Society. Space for Life recommends waiting until nightfall to observe the shooting stars. However, it is recommended to stay away from the city as light pollution affects the brightness of the stars. Apart from the full moon, artificial light from street lights, billboards and vehicles will make it difficult to see the meteors, according to the meteorologist. For the best experience, the sky should be clear and without light exposure. So it’s better to ditch the cell phone, it’s useless anyway. According to the Canadian Space Agency, 20 to 30 meteors can be observed per hour during the Perseids’ “peak.”...
    A meteor shower that may fill the sky with between 60 and 200 shooting stars each hour is due to peak during the daytime on Tuesday. This is the Arietids meteor shower, which occurs annually in May and June and radiates from a point within the constellation Aries.   German astrophysicist Jürgen Rendtel predicts the shower's 'zenithal hourly rate' – the number of meteors per hour – could be as high as 200.  However, most of the meteors are hidden by the daylight, as the shower is strongest when the sun is above the horizon. Astronomers have predicted that the peak of the shower will fall on June 7, and will be visible about 45 minutes before sunrise.  There is therefore a small window just before dawn when you may be able to spot one or two shooting stars. They will be visible to eagle-eyed stargazers in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.   Sky map showing the location of the Arietids meteor shower's radiant point from Northern hemisphere.  The radiant point is the point in the sky from which the meteors appear...
    DENVER (CBS4) – If you live anywhere in the Americas, experts say there is the potential to see a rare meteor storm on Memorial Day. The Tau Herculid meteors may be visible as Earth passes through the remains of a comet that split apart in 1995. A meteor shower is classified as a meteor storm when at least 1,000 meteors per hour are produced. Here in Colorado the predicted peak of the Tau Herculids is expected to be around 11 p.m. on Monday, May 30. But if the storm happens you may not be able to see it due to the weather. Colorado will be an unsettled weather pattern starting Sunday and lasting through at least Tuesday. (credit: KKTV) According to EarthSky.org, the last meteor storm was the famous Leonid meteor storm of 1966. That storm produced meteors falling at a rate of 40 meteors per second. Witnesses said they felt like they had to clutch the ground because of the impression of Earth moving through space.
    Earth is expected to pass through the debris trail of a broken comet on Monday night and early Tuesday morning. It could result in a brand new meteor shower.Night sky watchers in North America have the best chance of seeing the tau Herculid shower, with NASA recommending around 1 a.m. on the East Coast or 10 p.m. on the West Coast as the best times to look up. The moon is new, so there will be no moonlight to obscure the meteors.However, there's no guarantee of a dazzling display even if the sky is clear and dark, NASA stressed. It could come to nothing.The comet, officially known as 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, or SW3, was discovered in 1930 by German observers Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachman. It wasn't spotted again until the late 1970s and in the 1990s the comet shattered into several pieces, NASA said.By the time SW3 passed Earth again in 2006, it was in nearly 70 pieces, and has continued to fragment further since then, the statement said.NASA said observations from the Spitzer Space Telescope published in 2009 indicated...
    (CNN) — Earth is expected to pass through the debris trail of a broken comet on Monday night and early Tuesday morning. It could result in a brand new meteor shower. Night skywatchers in North America have the best chance of seeing the tau Herculid shower, with NASA recommending around 1 a.m. on the East Coast or 10 p.m. on the West Coast as the best times to look up. The moon is new, so there will be no moonlight to obscure the meteors. READ MORE: Grass Valley, Truckee Sears Hometown Stores To Close; Liquidation Sales UnderwayHowever, there’s no guarantee of a dazzling display even if the sky is clear and dark, NASA stressed. It could come to nothing. The comet, officially known as 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann, or SW3, was discovered in 1930 by German observers Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachman. It wasn’t spotted again until the late 1970s and in the 1990s the comet shattered into several pieces, NASA said. By the time SW3 passed Earth again in 2006, it was in nearly 70 pieces, and has continued to fragment further...
    You will be interested too [EN VIDÉO] What is a comet? Where do they come from? How many of them? Their name comes from the Greek komêtês, which means “hairy”. In Japan, they are nicknamed “star-brooms”. Many names that refer to their very different faces from the stars shining in the sky. Get to know them in the video! It is rainingComets Every month, with more or less intensity. The most famous of these is without a doubt PerseidsThey are active every summer vacation, satisfying many visitors during their heyday with hundreds of people on August 12-13. Meteors Per hour on average (with 120 or 140 peaks). Little known, The Geminites, In December, will be very generous. The ones announced on May 31, dubbed Dow Hercules (τ-Hercules), are generally not very active and will be at a rate of 1,000 meteors this year, surpassing all others. Even more so if the predictions come true. Don’t talk anymore Shooting Star RainBut of Storm Comets! How do you explain this sudden storm of shooting stars? However, it is prudent to...
    The forecast predicts clear skies in the D.C. area for Monday night into Tuesday, and that is a good thing for avid skywatchers. Why? Because there’s a chance we may see a rare astronomical event called a meteor storm. Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3 broke up in 1995 and continued to fragment. Hubble took images of the fragmentation here in 2006. (Image via NASA/ ESA) The meteors may be visible as Earth passes through the remains of a comet that split apart three decades ago and is still fragmenting. It is predicted (but not a certainty) that this occurrence known as Tau Herculids will be visible in our night skies around 1 a.m. EDT on May 31. The only way we will know is to look. Fortunately for those us out that night, it will also be a new moon, so its brightness will not interfere with witnessing the event. Still, visibility for the meteors is likely to be faint, so it really is a requirement to get far-far away from city lights and other sources of light pollution. For myself, the...
    You will be interested too [EN VIDÉO] What is a comet? Where do they come from? How many of them? Their name comes from the Greek komêtês, which means “hairy”. In Japan, they are nicknamed “star-brooms”. Many names that refer to their very different faces from the stars shining in the sky. Get to know them in the video! It is rainingComets Every month, with more or less intensity. The most famous of these is without a doubt Perseids, Which is active every summer vacation, with a maximum of one hundred meteors per hour (with 120 or 140 peaks) on August 12-13, satisfying its many visitors. Little known, The Geminites, In December, will be very generous. The ones announced on May 31, dubbed Dow Hercules (τ-Hercules), are generally not very active and will be at a rate of 1,000 meteors this year, surpassing all others. Even more so if the predictions come true. Don’t talk anymore Shooting Star RainBut of Storm Comets! How do you explain this sudden storm of shooting stars? However, it is prudent to talk...
    ASTEROIDS, comets and meteors are all made up of rocky material and they all shoot through space. You may wonder why the three space rocks all have different names but Nasa has explained the key reasons for this. 1Comets, asteroids and meteors are all slightly different space rocksCredit: Getty What's the difference between comets, asteroids and meteors? The main different between asteroids, comets and metors is their size and what they're made of. Nasa says: "An asteroid is a small rocky object that orbits the Sun. "A meteor is what happens when a small piece of an asteroid or comet, called a meteoroid, burns up upon entering Earth’s atmosphere." Read more on spaceALIEN HUNTERS Nasa 'confirms' it's joining search for UFOs after previously REFUSINGROCKET MAN Nasa reveals new type of spaceship that can bend light and sail into deep space Nasa adds: "Asteroids are smaller than a planet, but they are larger than the pebble-size objects we call meteoroids. "Most asteroids in our solar system are found in the main asteroid belt, a region between Mars and Jupiter." As...
    ONE of the best shooting star shows of the year will light up skies across the U.K. and U.S. this week. Glowing fireballs are expected to appear over several nights as our planet passes through debris left behind by Halley's comet. 1Meteors and star trails during the Perseid meteor shower seen from near Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales National ParkCredit: PA What is the Eta Aquariids meteor shower? The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is usually active from mid-April to mid-May each year. Eta Aquarii, the brightest star in the Aquarius constellation, gives the shower its name. This is because the fireballs appear to radiate from this direction in the night sky. The Eta Aquarids is actually one of two meteor showers created by debris from the Comet Halley. Read more about spaceMARTIAN MYSTERY? Nasa's Mars helicopter takes eerie pic that appears to show crashed UFO Meteors appear when dust and rock crashes into Earth’s atmosphere at nearly 150,000mph. Earth will pass through Halley's path again in October, which will result in the Orionid meteor shower. "The Eta Aquarids peak during early-May...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We have been in a meteor drought for the past four months since the Quadrantid Meteor Showers in early January, but that’s about to change with the Lyrid Meteor Showers set to crisscross the sky after midnight the next two nights. Cloud cover may not clear quickly enough Thursday night for a glimpse of the meteors, but Friday night between midnight and 5 a.m. skies should be clear enough to view the yearly event. READ MORE: Co-Op In Cherry Hill Helping Students With Autism, Other Developmental Disabilities Prepare For Working WorldIf you are venturing out for viewing, get as far from the bright city lights as possible then look to the northeast sky after midnight. Give your eyes 20 to 30 minutes to fully adjust and watch for up to 20 meteors per minute. READ MORE: Citizens Bank Park Loosening Some Restrictions On Bag PolicyThe Lyrids are a yearly event each April and originate from Comet C/1861 G1, also known as Comet Thatcher. The comet itself circles the sun in a large orbit every 415 years and...
    BOSTON (CBS) — It’s been a while. . . Thus far, 2022 has been a down year for meteor showers. Other than the less than impressive Quadrantid shower in early January, we have been shut out in the nighttime sky. Finally, Thursday night, we have a legit shot at seeing some shooting stars! Tonight’s meteors are known as the Lyrids. The Lyrids have been around for centuries and are generally not known to be one of the better or brighter shows. More often than not, they tend to produce mainly faint meteors with just an occasional bright burst. (WBZ-TV graphic) Tonight also comes with some other complications. First, there will be some moonlight. Any sort of light, artificial or otherwise, makes it that much harder to see a great show. Second, there will be some cloud cover early on. However, it does appear that after midnight, as the show is forecast to peak, the clouds will tend to dissipate, allowing for the show to go on. So, if you are feeling adventurous, set your alarm early Friday morning, say around...
    (CNN)The new year kicks off with the Quadrantid meteor shower, which is expected to peak in the overnight hours from Sunday to Monday.The Quadrantids are typically among the strongest meteor showers of the year. Fortunately, a waxing crescent moon phase will practically render the moon invisible overnight, allowing for peak visibility of the meteors.Still, the shower is notoriously hard to observe due to January's difficult weather and its short peak of only about six hours. It will be best seen in the Northern Hemisphere between the late-night hours Sunday and dawn on Monday, according to the American Meteor Society. Brief but intense peakMeanwhile, the International Meteor Organization predicts the peak will occur around 20:40 Universal Time on January 3, which will be best visible for those in Eastern Asia. Those in higher-latitude places across Europe will also be able to see some meteor activity, according to the American Meteor Society. Read MoreThe Quadrantids aren't usually visible in the Southern Hemisphere because the radiant point of the shower doesn't rise very high in its sky before dawn.Check Time and Date to...
    By: Erika Stanish/KDKA-TV PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Mother Nature could have been behind 2022 getting off with a boom. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Rain Continues Throughout The Weekend, Flood Watches In PlaceA loud, unexplainable boom could be heard throughout the region on Saturday morning. The National Weather Service has said the cause is most likely, but unconfirmed, a meteor explosion. The loud explosion heard over SW PA earlier may have been a meteor explosion. This GOES-16 GLM Total Optical Energy product shows a flash that was not associated with lightning. No confirmation, but this is the most likely explanation at this time. pic.twitter.com/ArtHCEA1RT — NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) January 1, 2022 A lot of people took to social media questioning the loud boom and reported windows rattling or things in their homes shaking, wondering if it was an earthquake. READ MORE: Ohio Man Arrested After Breaking Into Several New Castle Buildings, Claiming A 'Siege' Was ComingOn satellite lightning maps, which can pick up meteors, shows a quick, tiny green blip around 11:30, which lines up with the...
    Sky-gazers around most of the world will be able to glimpse the Geminid meteor shower this week. The Geminids, which appear to radiate from a point in the constellation Gemini, are currently active until Dec. 17 and peaked Tuesday morning, according to NASA. NASA TO CRASH SPACECRAFT INTO ASTEROID TO TEST PLANETARY DEFENSE: WHAT TO KNOW Caused by debris from 3200 Phaethon – which astronomers have argued to be both an extinct comet and an asteroid – the Geminids are denser than other meteors in other showers.  The density enables the Geminids to get as low as 29 miles above Earth's surface before burning up. This shower is best viewed by observers in the Northern Hemisphere; the farther one goes toward the South Pole, the lower the Geminid radiant gets above the horizon. Additionally, the moon was almost 80% full at the peak of the Geminids, impacting viewing by washing out fainter meteors. FIREBALL BLAZES ACROSS TEXAS SKY The Geminids travel 78,000 mph, or 40 times faster than a speeding bullet.  Meteors appear all over the sky, with a predicted...
    It's almost the peak time to view the Geminids meteor shower, with hundreds of meteors set to blaze across the night sky.  Skyandtelescope.org reported that the meteor shower is set to peak between the night of Monday, Dec. 13, and the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 14. Up to 120 meteors could be visible each hour from a perfectly dark area, the website said.  NASA reported that the meteor shower will be active until Friday, Dec. 17, but the best time to view it is during the peak. Since the moon will be nearly 80 percent full during the peak, it may be a bit harder to see the meteors, NASA said.  However, the moon is expected to set around 2 a.m., which leaves several hours for better viewing.
    BOSTON (CBS) – Are you ready? One of the best meteor showers of the entire year is peaking tonight! The Geminid Meteor Shower occurs each year in December and quite often can produce a terrific show. First here’s a bit of the back story. The Geminds were created by an asteroid (3200 Phaethon) that likely collided with another object hundreds of years ago leaving a trail of particles which Earth passes through each December in its orbit. They are called the Geminids because they appear to emanate from the constellation Gemini. Gemini can be found by locating the constellation Orion in the southwestern sky and looking up and to the left. If you have trouble locating it, no worries, you will be able to see meteors just about anywhere in the night sky Monday night as long as you have an open, unobstructed view away from artificial light. The Geminids are known for being very bright and numerous. This year, under the right conditions, you could see as many as 150 in an hour. While skies should remain clear for...
    SKYGAZERS could be in for a starry treat if the clouds stay away. A bright display of shooting stars is expected to blast through the skies tonight and into the early hours of Tuesday. 2Geminid usually produces more than 100 meteors an hour at its peakCredit: Getty And best of all, you should be able to see it with the naked eye if you're lucky, so no need to worry about binoculars or a telescope. It might be multicoloured too. An unusual mix of metals sometimes make meteors appear yellow, green, red and blue. Geminid is a regular celestial event that takes place every December. It is known for producing more than 100 meteors an hour at its peak. Geminid is also particularly bright and moderately fast. NASA certainly thinks it's worth getting out of bed to have a see. Most read in ScienceHUGE FIND Mammoth remains dug up in central Mexico dating back 10,000 yearsPHONE HOME? Nasa to launch alien-hunting James Webb space telescope this monthFACE FACTS Scientists create groundbreaking face mask that GLOWS when it detects Covid-19SUN SPONGE...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) –The annual Geminid meteor shower will peak Monday night and early Tuesday. It’s typically one of the better meteor showers of the year, reliable and easily observed with the long winter nights. This year however, the sky will be lit up by the setting moon, meaning those who want to observe in a dark sky will need to stay up late or get up early. Passing clouds are in the forecast Monday night during the Geminid meteor shower. (CBSMiami) READ MORE: Tell Your Tia, Abuela, Mom: Publix's Iconic Entrance Scales May Soon Be HistoryIt’s during those dark nights during the peak when you may be able to see 50 or more meteors per hour. Unfortunately, with the sky lit up by the setting moon there will also be clouds blowing through the area on the stronger east breeze. The Geminids get their name from the constellation Gemini the Twins. This is the radiant point or the spot in the sky which the meteors will appear to radiate out from. The constellation has nothing to do with...
    (CNN)The calendar of annual meteor showers saves one of its best for last. The Geminids will light up the night sky Monday night into Tuesday morning, and NASA calls this shower "one of the best and most reliable" for its bright, fast and abundant meteors. At its peak at 2 a.m, wherever you are, the shower can produce more than 50 meteors per hour, according to EarthSky. However, dark skies are optimal for viewing meteor showers and the moon will be approximately 77% lit during the peak, so the meteors could be difficult to spot.The moon will begin to set and won't interfere as much with the visibility starting at 2 a.m. to dawn, so it may be worth it to pull half an all-nighter. NASA said Geminids can be viewable around the world, but the Northern Hemisphere will have the best visibility. NASA launches mission to crash into a near-Earth asteroid to try to change its motion in spaceFor an optimal viewing experience, don't bother using a telescope because it would limit your view of the sky. The naked...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Geminid Meteor shower will peak Monday night into Tuesday morning. While this can be a great show, you will have to time out your viewing around the Moon, which will brightly be shining in the sky. READ MORE: Kiski Township Police Arrest Woman For Attempting To Take Officer's Gun Following Domestic IncidentAfter the Moon sets early Tuesday morning, (3:12 a.m. in Pittsburgh), the sky will become dark enough to see these Geminid meteors until dawn. While perfect conditions could yield 150 meteor sightings an hour in optimal conditions, it would be more realistic to expect around 50-60. READ MORE: Community Calling For Justice And Transparency At Prayer Vigil Honoring Jim RogersTo see these, find a dark spot away from light pollution and give your eyes a while to adjust to the darkness. While the Geminid meteors seem to radiate from the constellation Gemini, they can be seen in any part of the sky, so just look up! You do not need special equipment to see them either! MORE NEWS: Motorcycle Rider...
    Stargazing alert: The best meteor shower of 2021 peaks Monday night into Tuesday morning!The Geminid meteor shower is normally the most active meteor shower of the year, boasting 100 to 150 meteors per hour, according to AccuWeather.A gibbous moon will contest with the shower, which may reduce visibility to 30 to 40 meteors per hour. The moon is expected to set around 2 a.m. local time.This is one of the few showers that are active in the evening, so it's great for young stargazers. The best viewing, however, will be after midnight.The shower, comprised of debris coming from Asteroid 3200 Phaethon, is known both for its quantity and the bright, multi-colored meteors it produces.The Geminids are named after Gemini, as they appear to originate from the constellation. Yet no need to know where Gemini is -- meteors will be visible across the sky.Meteor showers experienced on Earth are actually sand-grain-sized particles shed from comets, said Andrew Fazekas, the "Night Sky Guy" and science columnist with National Geographic. Each year, Earth slams into the particles "like clockwork," creating these annual celestial...
    The Geminid Meteor shower returns this month, and the weather in the D.C. region looks like it will cooperate this year. (Courtesy Greg Redfern) Unlike last year, the D.C. region is forecast to have clear skies on the night of Dec. 13, the peak of the Geminid Meteor Shower. But we will have to contend with a bright Waxing Gibbous Moon that will interfere with the number of meteors we can see as faint meteors will be washed out due to bright moonlight. All is not lost, as each year the Geminid Meteor Shower reliably produces a large number of meteors per hour (75-100+) in a dark sky, with many of them being bright enough to be classified as fireballs — a meteor that is brighter than the planet Venus. To get an idea how bright this is you can see Venus in the Southwest sky right after sunset. Bottom line — these fireballs are bright! Sky and Telescope (S & ) predicts that, “the best show begins around moonset (approximately 3 a.m. local time on Dec. 14). For the...
    One of the best meteor showers of the year begins this weekend, and you can catch the shooting stars at night over the next few weeks. The Geminids meteor shower begins Friday night and will be active through Dec. 17, reaching a peak in the early hours of Dec. 14. Experts say the best time of night to catch them while they’re active is at about 2 a.m., but beware the moon washing out the fainter meteors. RELATED: Comet? Meteor? Asteroid? Here’s how to tell the difference According to EarthSky.org, Geminid meteors tend to be bold, white and quick. The shower is better seen in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere, originating from a rock comet called 3200 Phaethon. During the shower’s peak, between 50 to 150 meteors per hour are visible if the sky is dark. Related Articles Facebook sold ads comparing Covid-19 vaccine to Holocaust Photos: You otter see this East Bay park’s pond regulars Omicron vs. Delta: Comparing COVID’s most worrisome variants Marin sudden oak death infections decline amid drought ‘The...
    This year, a dark sky site should produce 10 to 15 Leonid meteors an hour, but the presence of the moon will wash out dimmer Leonids. (Courtesy Greg Redfern) If you’re a night owl or an early riser and like to look at the night sky, a big show is in store early Wednesday: The annual Leonid Meteor Shower is expected to peak between midnight and dawn. The Leonids were first seen in 902 A.D. and “storm” every few decades, producing hundreds to thousands of meteors an hour. The last Leonid storm was in 2001. This year, a dark sky site should produce 10 to 15 Leonid meteors an hour, but the presence of the moon will wash out dimmer Leonids. Each year at this time, our planet encounters a debris stream of cometary particles made by Comet Temple-Tuttle as it orbits the sun. As Earth moves in its orbit around the sun, it collides with this debris stream, and the particles hit our atmosphere at 45 miles per second (i.e., 155,000 mph) to become “shooting stars” or “falling stars.”...
    BOSTON (CBS) — This month is turning out to be a great time for nighttime sky watching. Last week we had the alignment of the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. This week we have all sorts of great reasons to “look up!” Just this week we have a meteor shower, a near total lunar eclipse, a full Moon and a couple Space Station overhead passes! Let’s plan the week ahead! Monday Night The “quiet before the storm” so to speak. A few stray meteors may whiz overhead, but in general not much to see here. Remember Jupiter, Saturn and Venus are still hanging out in the southwestern sky after sunset. Tuesday Night Peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower! (WBZ-TV graphic) The Leonids are a yearly November show resulting from the dust and debris leftover from Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. There have been some amazing shows from the Leonids over the years, but sadly this won’t be one of them. Expect about 10-15 meteors per hour Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Best chance to see a shooting star will be early Wednesday morning,...
    Residents of the southeastern U.S. witnessed a galactic light show this week when a 'earthgrazer' meteor flew across the night sky, NASA said. The luminescent fireball became visible on November 9 at 6:39 p.m., NASA Meteor Watch said in a Facebook post, adding it was captured by three NASA meteor cameras. It first appeared over Taylorsville, Georgia at an altitude of 55 miles, just below the Kármán line – the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space – moving at a speed of 38,500 mph. Scroll down for video  It next appeared 44 miles above above Owens Cross Roads, southeast of Huntsville, Alabama.  An 'earthgrazer' meteor flew across the night sky earlier this week, NASA said The fireball became visible on November 9 and was first spotted over Georgia, then Alabama and finally Tennessee It was last spotted was 34 miles above Lutts, Tennessee, before disintegrating It hit a speed of 38,500mph while over Georgia, eventually traveling 186 miles in total These meteors enter the planet's atmosphere at a very shallow trajectory and will often 'skim' across...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Stargazers are in for a treat as the South Taurid meteors are expected to shoot across the sky. The celestial show peaks from 1-5 a.m. Friday. The best way to see them is going to an area with little to no artificial light. You can expect to see around five meteors per hour, and experts say the new moon will make it easier to see. If you miss them, you can catch other meteor showers on Nov. 11, Nov. 17, Dec. 13 and Dec. 22.
    Stargazers, make sure to set your alarms! The Orionid meteor shower peaks in the early morning hours Thursday.Typically, the shower produces around 20 meteors per hour, which are known for their speed and brightness, according to AccuWeather.This year, however, the Orionids are competing with bright light from October's full Hunter's Moon, said Andrew Fazekas, the "Night Sky Guy" and science columnist with National Geographic."So you'll probably only see the brightest ones. The fireballs are going to be what are going to be very present," he said.WATCH: Everything to know about upcoming meteor showers, full moons, more Luckily, these fireballs -- comet particles that range in size from that of a golf ball to a living room sofa -- should be visible even through light-pollution suburban areas, Fazekas said."We don't know when they happen. The best way to know is just to go out and see them," he said.The Orionid meteors are particles that shed from Halley's Comet, the famous solar system body that appears in the night sky every 76 years. The comet's return to the inner solar system is...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Look to the sky on Wednesday night for the Hunter’s Moon. It’s the October full moon and rises at 6:26 p.m. READ MORE: 'I Can't Live With Myself Sometimes': Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Apologizes To Victims' Families After Pleading Guilty To School MassacreThe Hunter’s Moon got its name because hunters were known to use the light of the moon, during this time of the year, to easily spot their prey in the fields. This was a good time to hunt for meat before the cold days of winter. The Hunter’s Moon is not any brighter or larger than an ordinary full moon, but the moon tracks low across the night sky and rises soon after sunset which gets an orange color glow. READ MORE: Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty To All Counts In School MassacreThe full moon will also cause King Tides on Wednesday and Thursday. Therefore, minor coastal flooding is possible during times of high tide in South Florida. (CBS4) By the way, the full moon will be accompanied by the Orionid...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Hey stargazers, look up.  The Orionid meteor shower is underway now until November 7. Earth is passing through the stream of debris left behind by Comet Halley which was here last in 1986 and is expected to return in 2061. READ MORE: Confessed Parkland School Shooter Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty Wednesday To MassacreWhile the meteor shower is called the Orionids, it has nothing to do with the constellation Orion the Hunter. The shower gets that name because that is where the meteors will appear to radiate from. One of the more well-known constellations and easily found in the winter night sky, Orion can be seen now rising in the southeastern sky each night. NASA’s advice to watch the Orionids is to lie on your back with feet facing southeast in the Northern Hemisphere and northeast in the Southern Hemisphere. Orionids are most common from midnight until dawn. READ MORE: Missing Miami Woman Yennyfer Rodriguez FoundLook for the belt of three stars, to the left of that is the red supergiant star Betelguese. That is near the radiant...
    Shooting stars from the Orionid meteor shower will delight skywatchers tonight, as up to 20 space rocks are expected to shoot overhead per hour.  Orionid meteors occur every autumn when Earth passes through the stream of debris left by Halley's Comet, and will reach their peak tonight and tomorrow night.  As the comet moves around the sun, it leaves tiny pieces of dust and icy debris behind, and as the Earth passes through this cloud of matter, they burn up in the atmosphere, generating fast, bright streaks of light known as meteors.  The darker the sky, the more you will see, with a maximum of about 20 per hour.  However, the nearly full Hunter's Moon will also peak this evening - the bright light from which could dramatically reduce viewing to just two or three meteors per hour. The weather will also present a further hindrance to a good viewing of the meteor shower, with rain and clouds expected across much of the UK tonight.  Shooting stars from the Orionid Meteor Shower will delight skywatchers tonight, as up to 20...
    (CNN)The Draconid meteor shower is expected to peak on Friday, October 8, and last through October 10, bringing with it a drizzle of meteors for dedicated stargazers.The Draconids are notoriously "sleepy" showers, only producing five meteors per hour most years, according to EarthSky. This weekend's shower is expected to be that sort of "slow show," but American Meteor Society adviser Robert Lunsford said some years, the Draconids have produced thousands of meteors.Russians beat Tom Cruise as first to film a movie in space, despite docking drama"Watching the Draconids will be seeing a bit of history because this meteor shower has produced historic events in the past," Lunsford said.The Draconids are optimal for early birds, because unlike other showers that peak after midnight, this one becomes visible at nightfall, as soon as the sky turns dark. This will also be one of the last meteor displays before colder weather comes in late October and November. Don't bother using a telescope, because it would limit your view of the sky. The naked eye is the best instrument to track these shooting stars....
    THE ANNUAL Draconid meteor shower will reach its climax on Friday but the days before and after could still provide a good glimpse. If you're located in the Northern Hemisphere and get an evening with a cloud free sky then you could see plenty of shooting stars. 1The Draconid meteor shower occurs every OctoberCredit: Alamy The October shower has been known to provide almost 1,000 shooting stars each hour. Unfortunately, an outburst like this isn't expected again until 2025 but you could still see a good handful per hour in 2021. How to watch Draconid meteor shower The celestial phenomenon gets its name from the Draco the Dragon constellation, which lies in the far northern part of the sky. Sometimes the meteors look like they're flying from this point. Most read in NewsNEW FACTS Nancy Grace predicts what Gabby autopsy will reveal once it is finally releasedSHOCK TWIST Laundrie's sis says he DID fly home to Florida after fight with Gabby in UtahCLOSING IN? Laundrie cops 'find fresh campsite' as fugitive's dad agrees to HELP with huntRevealedCAR QUIZ Laundrie's Ford...
    The Draconid meteor shower will reach its peak on Friday night in the sky across the Northern Hemisphere.  The short-lived shower, which occurs from October 6 to 10, marks the first since August's spectacular Perseids and is named from the constellation Draco.  NASA: 'AT LEAST 5 FIREBALLS' REPORTED OVER US While the meteors streaking through the sky can be traced back to Draco's dragon head – the radiant point from which the space rocks appear to emanate – the shooting stars can be seen from all areas of the sky. Notably, the American Meteor Society explained, the Draconids are best seen in the evening just shortly after nightfall. A view of a shooting star (Draconid) and northern lights near Skekarsbo at the Farnebofjardens national park, 150 km (93 miles) north of Stockholm October 8, 2011.  (REUTERS/P-M Heden/Scanpix Sweden) That said, the shower only produces around 10 to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The Draconid meteors are caused by debris shed by the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, according to NASA. NASA CONFIRMS MARS REGION HAD THOUSANDS OF ANCIENT VOLCANIC...
    Miami (CBSMiami) — There are two different meteor showers for stargazers to look forward to in the month of October. They’re the Draconid and the Orionid meteor showers. Let’s talk about the Draconid meteor shower first which happens from October 6th through the 10th. READ MORE: Where is Brian Laundrie? His Sister Says She Does Not Know, But That She'd Turn Him InIn South Florida, we can catch the peak of the Draconids this Friday night through overnight Saturday. Just make sure to look up towards the northwest sky and you don’t need any special equipment, just your eyes, mostly clear skies, and low light pollution. The Draconid meteor shower get is name from the constellation Draco the Dragon. (CBS4) During the peak nights, the Draconid meteors zoom by at a rate of 10 meteors per hour. READ MORE: Miya Marcano Body Positively Identified By Medical ExaminerMeanwhile, the Orionid meteor shower has been active since October 2nd. South Floridians can already look for the meteors each night leading up to the peak – between the 20th and the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Hey stargazers, look up.  The Orionid meteor shower occurs every year from around October 2 to November 7. Earth is passing through the stream of debris left behind by Comet Halley which was here last in 1986 and is expected to return in 2061. READ MORE: Family Of Miami Boost Mobile Store Owner Believes He Was Killed Over MoneyWhile the meteor shower is called the Orionids, it has nothing to do with the constellation Orion the Hunter. The shower gets that name because that is where the meteors will appear to radiate from. One of the more well-known constellations and easily found in the winter night sky, Orion can be seen now rising in the southeastern sky each night. READ MORE: 'I Heard A Big Explosion': Dania Beach Neighborhood Rattled By Large Broward Sheriff's InvestigationLook for the belt of three stars, to the left of that is the red supergiant star Betelguese. That is near the radiant point of the Orionid meteor shower. The best time to view these fast-moving meteors will be after midnight to just...