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At certain times of the year we see more meteors than usual. This happens when Earth passes near a comet's orbit and sweeps through debris that the comet has shed. Such events are called meteor showers... More »
Major Meteor Showers:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_shower

A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky. These meteors are ...

www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showers/meteor-shower-calendar

As we approach the date of each shower's maximum, be sure to consult the latest AMS article about Meteor Showers, which will provide in depth information on ...

www.space.com/32868-perseid-meteor-shower-guide.html

Aug 12, 2017 ... The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. This year, though ...

earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

Aug 1, 2017 ... There's a rumor going around about a spectacular meteor shower on August 12, 2017. True? No. All you need to know about 2017's Perseid ...

stardate.org/nightsky/meteors

If Earth travels through this stream, we will see a meteor shower. Although the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, if you trace their paths, the meteors in ...

www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower

Local times and where to look for the "shooting stars" from meteor showers all over the world.

www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/perseid.html

The 2017 Perseid meteor shower will peak on the night of August 12 and early morning of August 13. See the shooting stars just before dawn.

spaceplace.nasa.gov/meteor-shower

If it's time for a meteor shower, you won't need a telescope, binoculars, or a high mountain to have a "star gazing" party. You might need a warm sleeping bag ...

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/science/meteor-showers-2017.html

Aug 9, 2017 ... If you spot a meteor shower, what you're really seeing is the leftovers of icy comets crashing into Earth's atmosphere. Comets are sort of like ...