Topic: Shooting stars

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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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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Perseid Meteor Shower Best Views Thursday Night, Aug. 12

Aug. 10, 2010

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the year's best, is coming up late this week. The best viewing will be in the hours between midnight Aug. 12 and dawn on Aug. 13, 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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Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tuesday, Nov. 17

Nov. 12, 2009

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

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