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24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Earth And Space

"You are my Polaris in a meteor strewn sky. I'll use your light to guide me and as my reason why." Perseid meteor shower seen from Snowy Range in Wyoming. | 24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Earth And Space


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…


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from Metro

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.

from the Guardian

Perseid meteor shower - in pictures

Perseids meteors: The Mojave Desert in Landers, California, USA :: Joshua Trees are so alien

from Mail Online

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


Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

from belfastlive

Draconids Meteor shower is set to light up skies this week

When is the Draconids Meteor Shower 2016 and how to watch it

If you missed out on seeing Halley's Comet during its last Earth flyby in 1986, don't despair — you can spot tiny pieces of the icy wanderer overhead this week.