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Geminids-Meteor Shower 2017

Despite the brightness of our lone natural satellite, observers still may see some of this year's brightest Geminid meteors.

The Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust is swept up in this image from the early hours of April 21, 2015, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the constellation Lyra. The yellowish hue of giant star Antares shines to the above of the Milky Way's bulge. At the top is bright planet…

Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. image from April

Perseid meteor shower seen from Snowy Range in Wyoming by David Kingham

24 Awe-Inspiring Photos Of Earth And Space

The sky is falling "Snowy Range Perseid Meteor Shower" by David Kingham of the U. was "highly commended" in the Earth and Space category. Kingham combines 23 individual stills to convey the excitement and dynamism of August's Perseid meteor shower.

There's more in the sky than Santa this month. "Geminids are typically one of the best and most reliable of the annual meteor showers". See, we Geminis are quite the show!

Don't miss the supermoon, meteor showers and other amazing December sky events

There's more in the sky than Santa this month. "Geminids are typically one of the best and most reliable of the annual meteor showers". See, we Geminis are quite the show!

Perseid annual meteor shower

Perseid annual meteor shower

Perseid Meteor Shower Coming in August: Witness the Fireball Champion of Annual Meteor Showers

Starry Sky and shooting stars - the annual summer Perseid meteor shower in August will have its peak period this week on the nights of Aug. 11-12, in one of the two best annual meteor showers.

Perseids Peak This Week in One of the Brightest Meteor Showers of the Year

Starry Sky and shooting stars - the annual summer Perseid meteor shower in August will have its peak period this week on the nights of Aug. in one of the two best annual meteor showers.

Annual Meteor Showers

Leonid fireball meteor slicing through the Orion constellation! During the great 2001 Leonid Meteor storm.

It's because comets like Halley are so crumbly that we see annual meteor showers.  One shower spawned by this comet is going on now. Another is visible in October.

Comet Halley, parent of 2 meteor showers The 2 meteor showers spawned by the famous Comet Halley. And a word about Isaac Newton’s Vis-viva equation, his poetic rendition of instantaneous motion.

While commonly referred to as "shooting stars," meteors and meteor showers are, in fact, unrelated to stars. Instead, these streaks of light are the glow of interplanetary debris crashing into Earth's atmosphere. In this animated video adapted from NASA, learn about these "shooting stars" and the reasons behind annual meteor showers.

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A bright Geminid meteor pierces the night sky over California's Mojave Desert in 2009.

Like a silver spear cast from the heavens, the bright streak of a Geminid meteor pierces the night sky over California's Mojave Desert during the annual meteor shower's December 2009 peak.

It's not too late to observe the beauty of this annual meteor shower.

Perseid photos: Celestial fireworks wow stargazers

It's not too late to observe the beauty of this annual meteor shower.

Annual Meteor Showers | FIRE IN THE SKY: Meteor Shower Of Halley's comet

NASA will provide a live video view of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower created by Halley's Comet on Sunday (May at 9 p.

Perseid meteor shower"The Perseids are one of the most reliable meteor showers and normally you can expect to see at least a few tens of meteors each hour if you're observing from a dark site,"

Skygazers treated to meteor show

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the highlights in the skygazers' calendar, provides a celestial display across parts of the Earth.