Category Archives: Comets, Asteroids & Meteors

December’s Geminids are Getting Warmed Up

Image Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka of a 2011 Geminid. Basics: The night of Wednesday, December 13 and the morning of Thursday, December 14, 2017 the annual Geminids meteor shower will reach its peak.  As with all meteor showers there’s … Continue reading

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Orionids Meteor Shower Looks Good This Weekend

Image Credit & Copyright: Brad Goldpaint of the Perseid meteor shower (check below for Brad’s links). Basics: Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22, 2017 the annual Orionids meteor shower will be at its peak.  As with all meteor showers … Continue reading

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Perseids Meteor Shower; Just the Facts!

Image Credit & Copyright: Jakob Knutsson from Falun, Sweden on August 21, 2016. See his links below. Synopsis: Saturday night, August 12, until pre-dawn twilight on Sunday, August 13 the annual Perseids meteor shower will be at its peak.  As … Continue reading

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December 2016 Geminid Meteor Shower Forecast

Image credit & copyright: Jeff Berkes. Tuesday, December 13, until dawn on Wednesday, December 14, this year’s annual Geminids meteor shower will be at their peak.  As with all meteor showers there’s an estimated viewing window aka; “active dates” which in … Continue reading

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2016 Perseids Meteor Shower Coming Up

Image Credit & Copyright: Sean Parker. Still one of my all-time favorite meteor shower images. Thursday night, August 11, until dawn on Friday, August 12 will host the peak viewing hours for this year’s annual Perseids meteor shower.  As with … Continue reading

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Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower is Worth a Shot This Year

Image Credit & Copyright: Thomas O’Brien of the Geminids meteor shower near Aspen Colorado. The night of Thursday, July 28 until Friday, July 29 before dawn will host the peak viewing hours for this year’s annual Delta Aquarids meteor shower.  As … Continue reading

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Comet Catalina Now Binocular Visible

Image Credit & Copyright: Sky & Telescope. Discovered on October 31, 2013, Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina (Comet Catalina) now rises in the east before sunrise in the constellation Virgo, and by many accounts has become visible in binoculars at an … Continue reading

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