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7 astronomical events to look forward to in July 2024—Buck Moon, meteor showers and more!

July, being a monsoon-intense month for India, may not be the best time of the year for stargazing.…

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The Lyrid meteor shower will align with April's 'pink moon.' Here's how to watch it.

The Lyrid meteor shower will align with the "pink moon" this week. But this bright supermoon could …

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WATCH: Massive comet fragment blazes up in beautiful blue flames over Portugal and Spain

In Portugal, a fragment of an unidentified comet streaked through the atmosphere at a blistering 45…

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The Quadrantids are the first meteor shower of 2024. Here's where to look and the best time to see it.

The Quadrantids are the first meteor shower of 2024 — and the best, per NASA. Here's where to look …

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When to watch the spectacular Geminid meteor shower this week. NASA says skies are ideal for viewing it.

The Geminids meteor shower will reach its peak around the world the night of December 13-14, 2023.

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How to see the Orionid meteor shower: the best place and time to catch the perfect view

To see the Orionid meteor shower peak this weekend, find a place to watch with dark skies, away fro…

Maiya Focht,Jessica Orwig   


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The Leonid meteor shower is peaking tonight, creating up to 15 shooting stars per hour. Here's how to watch.

Viewing conditions for this meteor shower are "quite favorable," though experts expect slightly few…

Marianne Guenot   


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Here's what fireballs are and how to best spot them at the Perseid meteor shower's peak

Explore the celestial spectacle of fireballs during the Perseid meteor shower, set to peak this wee…

Hannah Getahun,Sebastian Cahill   


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2 meteor showers will peak Monday and last into August. One could produce dazzling fireballs.

The Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids meteor showers are predicted to peak on July 31. Here's …

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These are the darkest skies in all 50 states to catch meteor showers, eclipses, comets, and other space events

Over half of the 50 US states have at least one location that's IDA-certified. And some states, lik…

Maiya Focht,Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Jenny McGrath,Jessica Orwig   


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The 2023 Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend, bringing up to 100 fireballs per hour. Here's where to watch.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak August 13, 2023, and conditions to see will be good this year. …

Marianne Guenot   


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The Lyrid meteor shower could give you the chance to see up 20 shooting stars this weekend. Here's how to watch.

The showers began last week and are due to peak on Friday 21 April to Sunday 23 April in the Northe…

Marianne Guenot   


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The Eta Aquarids meteor shower is peaking, giving you the chance to see up to 40 shooting stars an hour. Here's how to watch.

This year, the Eta Aquarids meteor shower is set to be even more stunning than usual, with experts …

Marianne Guenot   


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NASA skywatcher says a brand-new 'meteor storm' from a shattered comet might blaze across night skies next week

The Tau Herculids meteor shower could be a dramatic cosmic display, and the first "meteor storm" si…

Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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The Orionid meteor shower peaks this week, but a Hunter's Moon will make shooting stars harder to spot

The Orionids appear when Earth travels through debris from Halley's Comet. But the full moon will l…

Aylin Woodward,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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The Taurids meteor shower is expected to peak this weekend. Here's how to watch bright fireballs dazzle the night sky.

Every seven years, the Taurids meteor shower creates bright fireballs that burn up in Earth's atmos…

Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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Skywatching: Things to watch out for in the skies in January 2022

If you are someone who likes to witness space events, there are plenty of them to look forward to a…

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The Perseids meteor shower peaks on Wednesday and Thursday. NASA calls it the best of the year.

The Perseids, considered the year's best meteor shower, will peak starting Wednesday. Here's how to…

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The Orionid meteor shower peaks Thursday night. Here's how to watch colorful streaks and fireballs lighting up the sky.

The Orionids appear when Earth travels through debris from Halley's Comet. NASA calls them one of t…

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The Lyrid meteor shower will leave 'glowing dust trains' across the sky on Thursday. Here's how to watch.

Every April, Earth passes through a trail of debris left behind by a comet. As debris enters our at…

Aylin Woodward