Skywatchers are in for a rare treat this Friday as a Blue Moon takes center stage for a show that happens once every three years.
Halley’s Comet ‘Eta Aquarids’ Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight, Best Viewing Wednesday Morning Before Dawn
Halley’s Comet may be on the other side of the solar system, but debris from its trail hit Earth every May as the planet passes through its orbit, and the best viewing of the “Eta Aquarid” meteor shower will be just before dawn on Wednesday May 6th, 2015.
As if powerful earthquakes, a small South Pacific tsunami yesterday, and a new undersea volcano off the Pacific coast weren’t enough, today a massive dose of solar radiation was detected hitting earth.
An April meteor shower known for uncommon surges of up 100 shooting stars per hour is on tap for the next few days.
A meteor shower will peak over Bay Area skies next Sunday.
The Leonids shower could produce several displays of activity with up to 100 meteors per hour.
Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Peaks Tuesday, 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Predicted In Perseid Shower
If you thought July 4th’s fireworks were exciting, wait until you see a ball of fire explode overhead in the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, set to peak Tuesday night with 100 shooting stars each hour, and continue for several days afterward.
Watch the sky for the next Supermoon as it shines this Sunday…
The first meteors of a never-before-seen Memorial Day Weekend meteor shower, the Camelopardalids or ‘Giraffe’ shower, have already been seen, caught on camera, and cataloged, according to meteor researchers at the SETI Institute in Mountain View.
NASA announced the discovery of what could become a first ever meteor shower, the May Camelopardalids, delighting skywatchers with 200 meteors per hour for Memorial Day Weekend 2014, and potentially rivaling the Perseid meteor shower in August.