Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight/Tomorrow

By: Susie77, 1:24 PM GMT on October 20, 2015

Orionid meteor shower peak tonight!


Tonight for October 20, 2015

Orionids radiate from a point near the upraised Club of the
constellation Orion the Hunter. The bright star near the radiant point
is Betelgeuse.
Tonight and tomorrow night – October 20 and 21, 2015 – present the ...

Draconids Meteor Shower

By: Susie77, 12:39 PM GMT on October 07, 2015

By Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd in
Tonight | Astronomy Essentials on Oct 06, 2015


Everything you need to know: Draconid meteor shower

October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the
Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern

Total Eclipse of the

By: Susie77, 2:31 AM GMT on September 23, 2015

Total Eclipse of the Harvest Moon

Sept. 22, 2015:
In the days before light bulbs, farmers relied on moonlight to help
them harvest their crops.  Many crops ripen all at once in late summer
and early autumn so farmers found themselves extremely busy at this time
of year. They had to work after sundown.  Moonlight became an essential
part of farming, and thus, the Harvest Moon was born.


Perseid Fireballs

By: Susie77, 12:02 AM GMT on August 06, 2015

is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the
annual Perseid meteor shower. Peak rates of 100+ meteors per hour are
expected next week when Earth approaches the heart of the debris stream.
The display, however, is already underway. "Our network of meteor cameras
has picked up more than 78 Perseid fireballs since July 27th," reports
Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. He prepare...

Were you saying cheese?

By: Susie77, 5:46 PM GMT on July 20, 2015

This story was released on the 46th anniversary of the moon landing.


July 20, 2015
NASA Captures "EPIC" Earth Image

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

This color image of Earth was taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic
Imaging C...

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