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Posts Tagged ‘radiant’

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—Dec. 13, Best night for 2010

EarthSky Tonight—Dec. 13, Best night for 2010 Geminids

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The best night for viewing the 2010 Geminid meteor shower might be the night of December 13 from late night until dawn (Monday before midnight, Tuesday morning after midnight). You will see the most meteors after the moon sets in the middle of the night. By the way, the bright “star” near tonight’s moon is the planet Jupiter. Generally, the shower intensifies after midnight and reaches its ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 12, 2010 Geminid meteors

EarthSky Tonight—December 12,  2010 Geminid meteors late evening to dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Sunday, December 12 is one of the peak nights of the 2010 Geminid meteor showers. Monday, December 13 might be even better. The dazzling Geminid meteor shower should pick up steam from late evening until around 2 a.m. when the radiant point – near the star Castor in the constellation Gemini – is high in the sky. Radiant point for December’s Geminid meteor shower As a bonus, the moon is near ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight December 11, Radiant point

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight  December 11, Radiant point for Geminid meteor shower

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Today’s chart shows the radiant point for December’s famous Geminid meteor shower. The 2010 shower is peaking around now. You might see some Geminid meteors on the night of December 11, but the forecast calls for them to be falling most richly after the moon sets on Sunday, December 12 and Monday, December 13 – from late at night until dawn. About the radiant point. You don’t have to locate ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 17, No meteors last night? Try

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 17, No meteors last night? Try between moonset and dawn November 18

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The forecast calls for the annual Leonid meteor shower to be at its best during the predawn hours on Wednesday, November 17, or Thursday, November 18. Which morning will be best for the U.S.? You’ll have to go out under a clear dark country sky to see for yourself. If the prediction holds true, Asia should be in the best position to see the Leonids at their peak on Thursday – in between moonset and ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 16, Leonid meteors peak before

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 16, Leonid meteors peak before dawn November 17 and 18

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Here is the radiant point for the Leonid meteor shower. The 2010 Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak before dawn on Wednesday, November 17, or Thursday, November 18. If you have a dark sky – far from city lights – you might see as many as 10 to 15 meteors per hour at the shower’s peak. The best time to watch will be after the moon sets in the wee hours before dawn. Many ask about the radiant ... Full Story

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