A wondrous star has grown to be a major symbol of Christmas around the world. But what was it, really?
As many as 100 Ursid meteors per hour have been seen – but only in short bursts. Expect 5 to 10 meteors per hour.
December solstice 2014 is coming up this Sunday, December 21 at 23:03 UTC. Celebration time!
Peak viewing was Saturday night, but, if you look in a dark sky late Sunday until dawn Monday, you might still catch a stray Geminid.
You might see a lot or you might not see many, but if you stay in the house, you won’t see any.
The December Geminid meteor shower radiates from the constellation Gemini – in the east in mid-evening or overhead by about 2 a.m.
The famous Leonid meteor shower peaks between midnight and dawn on Monday (November 17) and Tuesday (November 18).
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane – a craft intended to carry tourists on suborbital flights – exploded and crashed during a test flight Friday.
Yes, Halloween is an astronomical holiday.
Three eclipses in one calendar month are rare. Three eclipses in one lunar month are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.