The Geminid meteor shower is expected to produce up to 120 meteors an hour during its peak Wednesday night, and one astronomer has high expectations for the show.
The peak of the annual Geminid Meteor Shower is predicted to take place the night of Dec. 13, and it’s a show you won’t want to miss. Here’s why it’s special and how to catch it.
The Eta Aquarids meteor shower, most visible in early May, didn’t disappoint. The meteors’ tails lit up the sky and moved at a speed of 148,000 mph. See video.
Forecasters are predicting a larger than normal Perseid outburst this year, according to NASA. If the sky is clear, viewers could see as many as 200 meteors per hour.
The Geminids produce lots of bright meteors, Greg Redfern says, and you don’t have to stay up until the crack of dawn to see them.
WASHINGTON — The year’s best meteor shower, the Perseids, is happening now with the peak expected to occur Wednesday night into Thursday morning. On Thursday at 4 a.m., because the moon out will be out of the sky, an observer…
WASHINGTON — Mother Nature is putting on quite the show Wednesday night for Earth Day, and millions can get a clear view of the Lyrid meteor shower, provided they’re away from bright city lights. Around 11 p.m. on…
WASHINGTON — There might be too many clouds for folks in the WTOP listening area to glimpse the Quadrantids, but thanks to streaming video, stargazers will be able to check out the super meteor shower…
A rare meteor shower will brighten the night skies above the metro area Saturday. Learn more about where these meteorites came from and the best viewing times.
Although the DMV will sit under clouds for most of the evening on
Jan. 2 — and perhaps part of the morning of Jan. 3 — NASA will carry a live stream of the Quadrantids meteor — the first of 2014.
The late evening hours and early morning hours of
Jan. 2 and 3 are the best times to view the
Quadrantid meteor shower in the northern
hemisphere. A live stream of the meteor shower is
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