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.
Details on the annual Orionid meteor shower. How and when to watch. In 2014, the peak morning is October 21, but try the mornings before and after, too.