Topic: Meteor shower

Orionid Meteor Shower to Peak Oct. 20-21

Oct. 18, 2012

As it does each year, early fall brings crisper air, turning leaves and the Orionid meteor shower. This year's best viewing will be in the several hours around midnight Oct. 20 and before dawn on Oct. 21.

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Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Thursday, Nov. 17

Nov. 16, 2011

The best viewing for this year's Leonid meteor shower will be several hours before dawn on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17 and 18, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. However, the rising of the half-full moon coincides with the shower and will probably wash out all but the brightest meteors.

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Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tuesday, Dec. 14

Dec. 10, 2010

The Geminid meteor shower will be at its best a few hours before dawn on Dec. 14, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

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Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday

Nov. 12, 2010

The Leonid meteor shower best viewing this year will be in the two to three hours before dawn on Nov. 17 and 18, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

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Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Sunday, Dec. 13

Dec. 9, 2009

The Geminid meteor shower will be at its best on the evening of Dec. 13, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

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