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Posts Tagged ‘meteor shower’

Sky Tonight—May 5, Eta Aquarid meteor shower best

Sky Tonight—May 5, Eta Aquarid meteor shower best before dawn on May 6

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Photo courtesy of tonynetone’s photostream The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to produce the most meteors before dawn tomorrow (Friday, May 6). But – because these meteors have a relatively broad maximum – you can look for some Eta Aquarids before dawn on Saturday, too. Planets visible at dawn: Venus and possibly Mercury and Jupiter The Eta Aquarid meteors are strictly for night ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—May 4, Find Eta Aquarid meteor shower

Sky Tonight—May 4, Find Eta Aquarid meteor shower radiant before dawn May 5 and 6

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is now taking stage in the wee hours before dawn. It has expected to peak in the predawn sky on Friday morning – May 6, 2011 – in the dark hour before astronomical twilight. Don’t know when astronomical twilight begins in your sky? Find out with this handy custom sunrise sunset calendar. Under ideal conditions, this shower may produce up to 20 to 40 meteors per hour. ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April, 22, Peak of Lyrid meteor shower

Sky Tonight—April, 22, Peak of Lyrid meteor shower

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight presents the expected peak of the Lyrid meteor shower, from late night Friday (April 22) until dawn Saturday (April 23). Usually, the hour before dawn is best, except that a bright waning gibbous moon will be lighting the sky. This year, some people may choose to watch late at night, during the dark hour before moonrise. Moonrise time for your sky Our chart shows the constellation Lyra again ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 21, Lyrid meteors fly in

Sky Tonight—April 21, Lyrid meteors fly in moonlight, Venus shines

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org     Photo credit from Computer Science Geek’s photostream The 2011 Lyrid meteor shower will pepper the night tonight between late night and dawn (April 21/22). However, the more likely peak night will be tomorrow (April 22/23), from late night Friday until dawn Saturday. However, you may see nearly the same number of meteors tonight. However, these meteors will be flying in the ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 20, Vega marks radiant point of

Sky Tonight—April 20, Vega marks radiant point of April’s Lyrid meteor shower

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org   The 2011 Lyrid meteor shower is now picking up steam in the light of the waning gibbous moon. We hear from people all the time who see marvelous meteors in the light of the moon. Still, a dark sky is best for meteor showers, and the moon will drown all but the brightest Lyrid meteors from view this year. Understanding moon phases This shower is expected to produce the most meteors before ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 28, Moonlight wipes out Delta

Earthsky Tonight—July 28, Moonlight wipes out Delta Aquarid meteor shower

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to peak before dawn on Thursday, July 29. Not that it really matters in 2010. The almost-full waning gibbous moon will wipe out this year’s Delta Aquarid display. You would be much better off to wait for the Perseid shower, which should be at its best on the moon-free nights of August 12 and August 13. EarthSky’s meteor shower guide for 2010 Even in a favorable ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 30:When is the next meteor

Earthsky Tonight—June 30:When is the next meteor shower?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org We get lots of questions about meteor showers. Kathlen in the Bronx wrote, “When is the next meteor shower going to happen?” Gayatri in Oceanside, California wrote, “I have never seen a shooting star. I want to see one. Is there any event happening? How should I find one?” Kathlen, Gayatri, and everyone else who longs to see a “shooting star” or meteor streaking across a clear night sky . . . it is possible to ... Full Story

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