Meteor Shower

A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth's atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth's surface. Very intense or unusual meteor showers are known as meteor outbursts and meteor storms, which produce at least 1,000 meteors an hour, most notably from the Leonids. The Meteor Data Centre lists over 900 suspected meteor showers of which about 100 are well established. Several organizations point to viewing opportunities on the Internet.

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Friday night lights: Geminid meteor shower to dazzle

The annual Geminid meteor shower will light up the skies after dark, slinging dozens of emerald-green, blue and (potentially) brilliant purple ...

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Geminid meteor shower – tips for watching one of the year’s most active celestial events

“Arguably the best meteor shower of the entire year – the Geminids – peaks on Friday night into the...

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Turn Skyward to Catch One of World’s Best Meteor Showers

Star gazers worldwide will be turning to the skies this weekend to check out one of the world’s best...

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Geminids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The resulting meteor showers can light up night skies from...

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Geminid meteor shower set to peak on Friday night around the world

The shower happens when the Earth crosses paths with a trail of rocky...

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The Geminids meteor shower peaks this weekend, with hundreds of multicolored shooting stars. Here's...

Here's how to spot the shooting stars. After the Geminids, the next meteor shower to look for will...

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Geminid Meteor Shower peaks tonight - how to see a shooting star from the UK

The Geminid Meteor Shower is active every December, but will peak on the evenings of December 13 and...

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The Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Here's How to See it

The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most visible atmospheric phenomenons that occur every year....

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Geminid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here's how to watch from anywhere.

The Geminid Meteor Shower will be reaching its annual peak on those two nights, as Earth passes...

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Meteor showers to watch out for in 2019, including the Geminids

The Geminid meteor shower is set to grace our skies tonight, with the chance to see up to 120 ...

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Get set for spectacular 'unicorn meteor shower'

Skywatchers in the eastern U.S. could enjoy a spectacular, but brief "unicorn meteor" shower on Thursday night. The alpha Monocerotids have been dubbed ...

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Obscure meteor shower set to blow up in an outburst of shooting stars

A minor meteor shower that largely goes ignored could produce hundreds of shooting stars in less...

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Rare 'unicorn' meteor shower may be visible in Lancaster County tonight; here's when to watch

A typically small meteor shower is predicted to bring a large, rare outburst of meteors tonight, and...

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What the mysterious unicorn meteor shower means for your zodiac sign

As if the universe knows we’ve reached the end of this troubled year fatigued and downtrodden, it’s...

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Forecast: Where you can spot tonight’s possible ‘meteor outburst’

It’s a meteor shower you’ve probably never heard of: the Alpha Monocerotids. Most years feature a...

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Rare 'unicorn' meteor shower predicted to light up skies for first time in over 2 decades

A spectacular "unicorn" meteor shower may be visible to the naked eye Thursday night, thanks to a...

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Alpha Monocerotids outburst may produce a meteor storm

On the night of Thursday, November 21, a meteor shower that you probably haven't heard of, which...

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'Unicorn' meteor shower: Where can you see Alpha Monocerotid tonight and why could it be so rare?

A meteor shower is forecast for tonight, with a “short-lived outburst” of hundreds of shooting stars...

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Meteor shower ‘outburst’ possible Thursday night

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The alpha Monoceratid meteor shower is expected to peak Thursday night. Typically, this meteor shower< ...

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A Rare Meteor Shower May Grace The Skies Tonight

However, at NASA, one meteorologist believes it won't be so impressive. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office said the intensity of a meteor...

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'Unicorn meteor storm' could be triggered by mysterious comet Thursday night

This week's upcoming meteor shower is not your typical one: The alpha monocerotids could turn into a...

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‘Unicorn’ meteor shower could cause spectacular, rare outburst of visible meteors Thursday night

The alpha Monocerotid meteor shower is not visible most years, and only four previous outbursts have...

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Shooting stars will light up the sky Sunday. How and when to see Leonid meteor shower

A meteor shower known for its brightness is expected to peak over the weekend. The Leonids, which...

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Leonid Meteor Shower peaks tonight - how to see a shooting star from the UK

Tonight, the Leonid Meteor Shower will peak, providing you with the perfect opportunity to see a...

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Leonid meteor shower rewards stargazers who braved the cold

The Leonid meteor shower peaked over the weekend, delighting stargazers who bundled up to catch the...

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The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend

(CNN)In the early morning hours on Monday, the Leonid meteor shower will send shooting stars across the sky. Look up on Saturday and Sunday night as well...

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Mysterious Comet to Cause Rare ‘Unicorn’ Meteor Shower This Week

Two meteor scientists, Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen, shared their prediction for an outburst...

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‘Unicorn’ meteor shower could produce hundreds of meteors per hour

The alpha Monocerotid meteor shower is typically quiet, producing just a few meteors per hour, but a...

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Rare unicorn meteor storm could show this week, thanks to mysterious comet

A normally weak November meteor shower triggered by a mysterious comet might explode into a rare and...

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Alpha Monocerotids outburst may produce a meteor storm Thursday night

On the night of Thursday, November 21, a meteor shower that you probably haven't heard of, which...

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The Taurids meteor shower sends fireballs streaking across the sky this week. Here's how to spot...

The Northern and Southern Taurids coincide to produce five to 10meteors each hour. This week is the...

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'It was amazing' | People still buzzing about meteor that lit up sky in St. Louis area

People all across the St. Louis region are still buzzing about this awe-inspiring light show. The...

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Blazing fireball turns night to day over St. Louis Monday night

At just before 9 p.m. Central Time on Monday night, the sky over St. Louis, Missouri, lit up as if...

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See a massive, spectacular fireball blaze across the Missouri sky

The Taurid meteor shower is visiting Earth once again and it appears to have made a special delivery...

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Meteor streaks across the sky over St. Louis at height of Northern Taurids shower

Many also reported hearing a loud boom as the meteor streaked across the sky around 9 p.m. local...

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Meteor lights up the sky over St. Louis

Residents in St. Louis, Missouri, captured a meteor streaking across the night sky on Monday night during the Northern Taurid meteor shower< ...

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Meteor showers to watch out for in 2019, including the Orionids

The Orionid meteor shower is set to grace our skies, with the chance to see up to 20 meteors per...

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Watch a spectacular fireball streak across the Missouri sky as meteor shower peaks

Experts say more than 120 people from nine states reported seeing a fireball that shot across the...

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Don't miss Sunday's shooting stars: The Leonid meteor shower will be visible across the night sky

Be sure to keep an eye to the sky Sunday night: The peak of the Leonid meteor shower – an annual...

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