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Perseid Meteor Shower

How To See The 'Shooting Stars' This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.08.2014 | Science

The Perseids are back with a bang. The 2014 Perseid meteor shower should be visible this weekend for skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere. The an...

The Perseids: Our Connection to the Stars

Jim Moore | Posted 10.12.2013 | Science
Jim Moore

It is time for the Perseid meteor shower, August's illuminating pre-dawn treat for sky gazers. The fiery streaks of dust and sand-sized bits of grit are the sparkling wake residue of comet Swift-Tuttle, last seen in northern hemisphere skies in 1992.

THIS WEEKEND: How To See Meteor Shower At Its Peak

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science

Prepare for a barrage of shooting stars this weekend. The 2013 Perseid meteor shower is on its way, and it's expected to mount a stunning celestial li...

Swan Song for the Stars of Summer

Dean Regas | Posted 10.08.2013 | Science
Dean Regas

August is the month to take all of this in. Whether you're a kid or an adult, this is the time to lie back in the grass, get out of town to experience a meteor shower, view the stars of summer, and share the universe with those you love.

August Could Be Banner Month For Skywatchers

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science

August could be a banner month for skywatchers, weather permitting. The August night sky stars the return of the potentially spectacular Comet ISON,...

LOOK: Shooting Stars Wow Weekend Sky Watchers

Posted 08.14.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 08/12/2012 11:35 AM EDT on SPACE.com A weekend meteor shower lit up the night sky with a fiery "shooting star"...

The Magic of Meteor Showers

Hayden Bixby | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Hayden Bixby

As my daughter rested her head on my shoulder, I was glad we were home together. She slept and I watched the stars blaze by, feeling wonder at being so very tiny, yes -- but significant, too.

THIS WEEKEND: How To See Spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower

Posted 08.14.2012 | Science

By: Joe Rao Published: 08/10/2012 07:53 AM EDT on SPACE.com This is the weekend of the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower and most meteor fo...

PHOTOS: Spectacular Meteor Shower Coming This Weekend

Sarah Medina | Posted 08.09.2012 | San Francisco

Not going to Outside Lands this weekend? Here's a different way to get your fix of stars and bright lights. The Perseid meteor shower is coming th...

The Best Meteor Shower Pictures Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Green

Did you wish upon a shooting star in 2011? In case you missed your chance, here are some of our favorite meteor shower images from 2011. According ...

How To Watch Tonight's Meteor Shower

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

The Geminid meteor shower peaks Tuesday night, so grab your jacket, hat and scarf, and get ready to look up. Like the Perseid, Draconid and Leonid...

LISTEN: Sounds Of A Meteor Shower

Posted 10.17.2011 | Green

Hey space fans and audiophiles, turn those speakers up to 11. The following sound clip captured by the U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in T...

What A 'Shooting Star' Looks Like From Space

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.15.2011 | Technology

NASA astronaut Ron Garan, who's currently aboard the International Space Station, wowed his 61,000 followers on Sunday with an incredible picture of ...

Fabulous Photo From The Perseid Meteor Shower

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

Many people in North America can't even see the 2011 Perseid meteor shower, but some in Europe have been far more lucky. Jesper Grønne captured th...

Can't See The Meteor Shower? Blame The Moon

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green

It seems the moon's going to be putting a damper on Thursday's typically stunning meteor shower. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to catch i...

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Amazing Summer Meteor Shower

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Beginning in late July and running into mid-August every year, the Perseid meteor shower peaked early Friday morning. Observers were dazzled with a...