The 2014 Quadrantid meteor shower is likely to be at its best before dawn on January 3 for North America, and before dawn on January 4 in Asia.
A supermoon’s effects are imperceptible, far smaller than those encountered in other everyday situations, such as being near a mountain or even a large building.
A wondrous star has grown to be a major symbol of Christmas around the world. But what was it, really?
The December solstice marks the longest night in Northern Hemisphere and longest day in the Southern Hemisphere. Celebration time!
As many as 100 Ursid meteors per hour have been seen – but only in short bursts. Expect 5 to 10 meteors per hour.
For both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the full moons have names corresponding to the calendar months or the seasons of the year.
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.
Don’t let the moonlight discourage you. These meteors are bright! No matter your location, Geminid meteors will fall most abundantly after midnight on December 13 and 14.