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The 2022 Perseid meteor shower has already begun, and this weekend is a good time to watch!
Have you caught any Perseid meteors? If so, share your photos with us! If your skies have been cloudy, enjoy these great meteor photos from EarthSky friends around the world.
It's a very special group of images of this year's Perseid meteor shower, many taken in bright moonlight. Thanks to all who contributed photos!
2018 was an exceptional year for August's tried and true Perseid meteor shower.
Despite a bright moon, the brightest Perseids put on a good show. See photos from the EarthSky community here.
Earth has just entered the stream of debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, the parent comet of the Perseids. Now is the time to start watching for meteors.
Many images of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower, posted as meteor season 2014 begins!
When is the best time to see meteors this month? Plus more science stories and great music from our hometown of Austin, Texas.
Meteors in moonlight. It's not optimal, but it happens! Here's how to minimize the moon and optimize the Perseid meteor shower in 2022.
Is it possible to hear a meteor? Some people report hearing meteors make a sizzling sound. Scientists explain how you can hear a meteor.
Want to try to capture a meteor with your camera? The first step is planning. The next step is to gather your equipment. Then on to the capture process itself.
This visualization by Ian Webster and Peter Jenniskens uses NASA data to render the Perseid meteor stream in space. Don't miss this!
The nominal peak of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower is late July. But the shower rambles along steadily for weeks.
Meteors enter Earth's atmosphere on parallel paths. So, you'll see meteors appear to come from a single point in the sky: the radiant point!
Summer meteors 2022: full moon falls at the peak of the Perseids. Try watching for meteors in late July and early August.
Your meteor shower guide for 2022 and early 2023. There are some good ones! Next up ... the Delta Aquariids and the Perseids in late July and August.
The famous comet Halley spawns both the May Eta Aquariid meteor shower and the October Orionid meteor shower.
Ursid meteor shower chart and viewing info for 2022. The best time to watch this year is before dawn on December 22 and 23. Learn more here!
The Ursid meteor shower always peaks around the December solstice. The dark hours before dawn are best. This year, a nearly full moon interferes.
The 2021 Geminid meteor shower peaks December 13-14. There's a bright moon up most of the night. Predawn December 14 is probably best.