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WATCH LIVE: Camelopardalids meteor shower expected to light up the sky

Astronomers have been anticipating a show of lights emanating from Friday night’s Camelopardalids meteor shower starting around 10:30 p.m. EST. “The predictions at this point are that we will see a few hundred meteors per hour,” University of Western Ontario associate professor Paul Wiegert told Agence France-Presse. The shower, stemming…

WATCH: Camelopardalids meteor shower will peak on May 23, 2014

A new, and possibly spectacular, meteor shower will be gracing the skies on the night of May 23, 2014 (early morning of May 24, 2014). Predictions are that the shower could reach a peak rate of anywhere between 100-1000 meteors an hour — the most……

Previously unobserved meteor shower headed Earth’s way

A previously unobserved meteor shower may stream from the northern sky on the morning of 24 May to produce perhaps the year’s best display. Observers in N America may enjoy an excellent view but, sadly, its climax is predicted to occur after daybreak for Britain. Most meteor showers recur annually…

Lyrids meteor shower to peak on April 22, 2014

One of the most beautiful (and consistent) meteor showers of the year, the Lyrids, is nearly here — with a peak right around April 21-22. So make a note in your calendar and get ready for what looks to be quite a good show this year! The Lyrid meteor……

Stargazers should bundle up for best look at Geminid meteor shower

NASA says the Geminids will be the most intense meteor shower of the year – and almost everyone can see it The mysterious Geminid meteor shower lights the skies of Earth between 12 and 16 December and is visible from almost anywhere on the planet. This year the peak rate…

Top iPhone and Android apps for stargazing the Orionids meteor shower

On Oct. 21, the Orionids meteor shower will reach a crescendo, delivering as many as 20 shooting stars an hour. Stargazers need only look toward the “club” in the Orion constellation. Not quite sure where that is? Your smart phone…  …

WATCH LIVE: Perseids meteor shower

NASA is streaming it live until 3 am ET. Enjoy! Live streaming video by Ustream…

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