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August 12, 2017 6:58 PM Perseid meteor shower: It’s happening TONIGHT and THIS is where you can watch it

The annual Perseids is predicted to be one of the most spectacular shows of the year – but don’t worry if you’re missing out tonight, the display is expected to dazzle the skies for a whole week. The BBC Weather centre said it would peak from 23:00 until 04:00 and it could be seen in most parts of the UK. Astronomers says hundreds of meteors will streak 12

August 10, 2017 9:38 PM Will you be able to see one of biggest meteor showers of the year?

One of the biggest meteor showers of the year will be in the night sky this weekend. But the moon and cloud cover could steal the show. A meteor shower called the Perseids will peak this weekend. The Perseids are caused by the Earth passing through a comet’s debris field, according to the American Meteor Society. “The Perseids have a pretty good history 2

August 7, 2017 12:59 AM Heads up: Lunar eclipse, meteor shower coming this week Featured

Keep your eyes on the night sky this coming week as it will serve up some astronomical treats, starting with a partial lunar eclipse on Monday and ending with the Perseids meteor shower on Sunday. In its astronomical diary for August, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the partial lunar eclipse 8

August 11, 2016 7:24 PM Passing Showers: The People Behind the Perseids

Are comets dirty balls of ice, or are they icy balls of dirt? Astronomers don’t know, because comets, as a rule, are unknowable. They are the weird uncles of the solar system, travelling long, eccentric orbits, stopping by Earth every couple of decades or centuries, to be greeted as messengers of calamity or joy. Comet Halley called just before the Norman 4

August 11, 2016 1:50 AM Stargazers, Behold: Annual Perseid Meteor Shower is Thursday Night

The annual Perseid Meteor shower peaks Thursday night and lasts through Friday morning. If you want to take in the show, you'll want to stay up late or wake up extra early. In perfect conditions stargazers can see 60 to 90 "shooting stars" per hour. However, this year European countries may be able to see up to 200 meteors per hour. You can thank the planet 2

August 10, 2016 11:50 PM Outburst of shooting stars up to 200 mph

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The heavens will be bursting with shooting stars this week. Thursday night into early Friday, the annual Perseid (PUR’-see-ihd) meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists call this an outburst, and they say it could reach up to 200 meteors per hour. Prime viewing should be in the pre-dawn 7

August 10, 2016 5:57 PM Epic 200 Shooting Stars Per Hour: Don’t Miss the Perseid Meteors This Year

The Perseid meteor shower is known as the one not to miss annually. But this year that is truer than ever: With Mother Earth tumbling through the thickest part of the debris stream from Comet Swift-Tuttle, there could be as many as 200 shooting stars per hour during the peak overnight from Thursday August 11 to Friday August 12. “Forecasters are predicting 4

August 2, 2016 11:45 AM When is the Perseid meteor shower 2016? Fast facts about one of year's biggest sky shows

The annual Perseid meteor shower typically peaks in August, and this year's shower could be even bigger than usual. According to astronomers, the 2016 Perseids could feature an "outburst," in which meteors could streak across the sky at twice the usual rates. NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com that peak meteor rates could reach as high as 200 an hour. He said it is the first 1

August 11, 2015 4:19 PM A phenomenal Perseid meteor shower peaks this week — here’s how to watch

Barring cloudy skies, this week’s Perseid meteor shower may be a classic, excellent show. The shooting star spectacle peaks on the night of Wednesday into Thursday morning, with as many as 90 to 100 shooting stars an hour, according to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Royal Astronomical Society in the U.K. In the eastern U.S., the most prolific 11

January 27, 2015 4:43 AM Rosetta provides unique insight into comet shedding its dusty coat

Washington: ESA`s Rosetta mission has enabled scientists to watch the life cycle of a comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as it sheds the dusty coat accumulated over the past 4 years. The COmetary Secondary Ion Mass Analyzer, or COSIMA, is one of Rosetta`s three dust analysis experiments. It started collecting, imaging and measuring the composition of dust particles 1