The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…
The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week - with 20 shooting stars per hour
Stargazers should be in for a treat this week as the annual Orionid meteor shower peaks – with up to 20 shooting stars per hour. The meteor shower – remnants of Halley’s Comet – happens every year in October.
Orionid meteor shower set to dazzle Earth up to 20 flashes per hour
Stargazers are in for a spectacular show tonight (Oct 21& 22 ) as debris from Halley’s Comet rains down to Earth’s atmosphere in the annual Orionid meteor shower. The event will peak early Friday morning.
Annual Perseid Meteor Shower lights up the night sky
Perseid Meteor Shower. These ancient Bristlecone Pines are actually the oldest trees on Earth, some close to 5,000 years old. Their twisted, weathered, and gnarled shapes made for perfect foreground subjects to contrast the meteor shower. Photo by David Hatfield