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Tag friends! 🔭 One of the best showers of the year peaks today and tomorrow and it's known for having blue fireballs with glowing tails! it's hard to say what time will be best! Look in the north-northeast direction in the sky between the North Star and the Big Dipper. Maybe use a star tracker app that will show you where that is. At its peak it will have 100 meteors per hour, other times will have 25 per hour. There will be hardly any moonlight so the conditions are perfect🚀 This meteor…

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As keen stargazers get ready for the Draconid meteor shower today and tomorrow - here's the best places to catch a glimpse in Cornwall. Astronomers consider the event, also known as the Giacobinids, to be one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year and it is one of the two meteor showers that grace our skies every October. The best time to spend an evening underneath the stars is right before nightfall (between 7pm and 9pm) Read more at…

There are always meteors burning up in the Earth's atmosphere, and during certain times of the year there are major meteor showers. You want to...


Spectacular reminder of a comet that won't pass by for another 113 years: Incredible pictures of the Perseid meteor shower at its best

This is the annual Perseid Meteor Shower as witnessed from Powys, Wales, today at 2am. The image was captured by photographer and 'Aurora Hunter' Andy Keen

10 Top Tips For Watching A Meteor Shower - We have excellent dark skies over the cabins and so it is a great place for meteor watching. These tips are focused on the 2012 Geminid shower but most of them apply to any meteor shower. Come and enjoy the night sky in Snowdonia

The Greatest Representations of Comets in the History of Art

The Leonid Meteor Storm over North America on the night of November 12-13, 1833, in Bilderatlas der Sternenwelt, 1888

Astronomers getting set for this year's Perseid meteor shower have another object vying for their attention.

The Moon and Stars 28 images combined, each with a 15 second exposure. Taken around 8:30pm at Caspersen Beach, Florida. Stacked using Waguila’s star stacker program and the star spikes program for the diffraction effect. Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil