Meteor

A meteor streaks near the constellation Orion during the Perseids meteor shower peak at dawn. (Getty Images)

Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak Wednesday, 60 Shooting Stars Per Hour Predicted

People looking for a shooting star to wish upon may find Wednesday overnight to be a dream come true.

08/10/2015

Meteor Sighting Map From American Meteor Society (http://www.amsmeteors.org)

Did You See The Meteor? Brilliant Chrome, Red, Green Fireball Blazes Through Bay Area Skies Saturday

What appears to be a meteor blazed over the North Bay midday Saturday creating a frenzy of excited tweets and blog posts, and triggering calls to 9-1-1 dispatchers reporting what looked like a possible aircraft going down.

02/02/2015

Here's how the Geminid meteor streaks looked in 2012 above the Judean desert near near the Israeli Kibbutz of Ein Gedi.  (Photo by: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Look Up! Nature’s Light Show, The Geminid Meteor Shower Is On

Clear skies permitting, the show begins at 9 p.m. and will continue until sunrise. Try to find the darkest patch of sky possible for maximum viewing.

12/13/2014

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Geminids Meteor Shower To Peak Late In Evening Over Bay Area Skies

A meteor shower will peak over Bay Area skies next Sunday.

12/04/2014

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Leonids Meteor Shower Returning To Bay Area Skies

The Leonids shower could produce several displays of activity with up to 100 meteors per hour.

11/04/2014

Novato Meteorite

Origin Of Meteorite That Crashed Into Novato Home Traced Back 4 Billion Years To Formation Of Moon

A Marin County woman’s claims that a meteorite plunked down on the roof of her home have been validated by a team of planetary scientists, who tracked the space rock’s origin to the formation of the moon 4.47 billion years ago.

08/15/2014

(Credit Science@NASA)

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.

08/11/2014

Memorial Day 2014 Meteor Shower

No Need For Telescope To Watch New Meteor Shower

Senior Contributing Editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine, Kelly Beatty, tells us why a potentially impressive meteor shower could be seen for the first time this Memorial Day Weekend.

05/23/2014

Meteor (in upper right-hand corner) caught on video in Bay Area night sky.

Another Meteor Flashes Across Bay Area Skies

On the heels of a close fly-by of an asteroid 17,000 miles from Earth on Friday morning and a devastating meteor that landed in Russia, Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of another meteor Friday night.

02/15/2013

A man in Moscow looks at a computer screen displaying a picture reportedly taken in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, showing the trail of a meteorite above a residential area of the city. A heavy meteor shower rained down today on central Russia, sowing panic as the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured dozens of stunned locals, officials said. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NorCal Scientist Says Meteor Explosion Nearly Impossible To Predict

An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.

02/15/2013

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