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Lunar eclipse! Comet! Meteors! See this weekend's sky ...

Meteors! See this weekend's sky highlights online. By Alan Boyle, Science Editor. A multiple-exposure image shows a penumbral lunar eclipse over Hong Kong.

Cosmic Log News - Breaking News & Top Stories - NBC News

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Springtime's Lyrid meteor shower beginning to bloom in the ...

That would be an argument for getting out a couple of hours before dawn sometime in the days ahead, to catch the early meteors in darker skies.

Camelopardalid Meteors Put on a Weak But Wonderful Show ...

A composite view, created from several images, shows several Camelopardalid meteors emanating from their radiant point above Rondeau Provincial Park in Ontario.

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Meteoroid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated July. 25, 2014

A meteor or "shooting star" is the visible streak of light from a meteoroid or micrometeoroid, heated and glowing from entering the Earth's atmosphere, as it sheds ...

Solar System Exploration: Planets: Meteors & Meteorites ...

Updated July. 25, 2014

Meteors and meteorites begin as meteoroids, which are little chunks of rock and debris in space. Most meteorites are either iron, stony or stony-iron.

Meteors - "Shooting Stars" or "Falling Stars"; Meteor ...

Updated July. 28, 2014

Meteors are streaks of light, usually lasting just a few seconds, which people occasionally see in the night sky. They are sometimes called "shooting stars" or ...

2014 Meteor Showers | StarDate Online

Updated July. 25, 2014

The next meteor shower is the Perseids on the nights of August 11 and 12. The just-past-full Moon will overpower most of the fireworks.