Around 4am this morning, people near Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona were treated to a loud boom and flash of blinding light as some sort of space junk intersected with Earth’s atmosphere. The AP reported that the possible meteor or meteorites may have landed by the nearby town of Cibecue.
Comets brush by us all the time, but they’re usually not close enough for us to catch anything more than a glimpse as they streak through the sky. But, thanks to one very close comet, Hubble just got an incredible insider view.
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is tonight, and it’s going to be a spectacular show. Here’s how, when, and where to watch the Eta Aquarids—and why they’ve been so unjustly ignored for so long.
The Lyrid meteor shower is tonight and—even though there’s going to be some obstacles to navigate—it’s still a spectacle you shouldn’t miss. Here’s how, when, and where to watch tonight’s Lyrids.
The Quadrantid meteor shower is tonight. Viewing the show is a bit tricky, but well worth the effort. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower—and what a mysterious “disappeared constellation” has to do with it all.
Tonight’s Geminids are going to be the biggest meteor shower of this year, and you absolutely should not miss it. Here’s when, where, and how to watch the Geminid meteor shower—and what you should be looking for when you do.
The Leonids are tonight! Should you watch? Oh, yes. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower tonight—along with something strangely colorful you may be able to spot in this year’s shower.
The Orionids come but one night a year—and that night is tonight. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower tonight, along with one other strange phenomenon that you may be able to catch alongside it.
Working with Christopher Nolan must have given Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway a taste for space. The Interstellar co-star just signed on to make The Shower, a film about a baby shower that turns into a meteor shower that turns men into blood-thirsty aliens.
The Perseids is my favorite meteor shower of the year, and this year is likely to be the best one in recent memory. Here’s when, where, and how to watch it—and just what is going to make this year so spectacular.
Starting late Tuesday night and continuing on through early morning Wednesday, debris from Halley’s Comet will light up the sky in this year’s Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Here’s everything you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible.
This year’s Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak between midnight and dawn on Wednesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 23rd. Here’s what you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible.
The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most consistently impressive celestial light shows of the year. And this year's display hits its peak this weekend. Here's what you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible.
The Leonids meteor shower will peak soon in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. For best viewing, dress warmly, head out after midnight, and lay back watching the sky directly overhead. Failing that, you can always watch these space agency livestreams from the comfort of your home.
Need a quick escape from your day? Put on your headphones and watch this dizzying time-lapse video at full screen as meteors from years and years of showers flit across the sky.
The Solar Planetary And Meteor Detection has a hilarious acronym, but more importantly it's a way to watch a meteor shower despite being clouded in. Here's a glimpse of how the radio antenna network observed the brand-new Camelopardalids.
Skygazers tonight will have a rare opportunity to witness the arrival of a brand new meteor shower. Astronomers aren't sure what to expect, but many predict we could see the skies flood with hundreds of meteors per hour, which would make tonight's far and away the most spectacular shower of the year.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 6, debris from Halley's Comet will light up the sky in this year's Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Here's everything you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible.
This year's Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak between midnight and dawn on Tuesday, April 22 (and possibly Wednesday, April 23d). Here's what you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible.
The Geminid meteor shower is consistently the most impressive celestial light show of the year. 2013's display peaks Friday night/Saturday morning, and while this year's shower will be competing with a fair bit of moonlight, it's still shaping up to be one hell of a show. Here's what you need to know to spot as many…