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Jan 2, 2013 at 4:36 PM
If the weather cooperates - and you happen to be up and about before dawn Thursday - look north: you might catch a glimpse of the 2013 Quadrantid meteor shower at its peak.
Oct 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM
The famous Halley's Comet isn't due back around in person until 2061, but you'll get to see part of the comet this weekend, weather permitting. Saturday and Sunday mark the peak of the Orionids Meteor Shower, which is the annual shower caused...
Aug 10, 2012 at 8:23 PM
With clear skies in the forecast and the moon waning to a slender crescent by this weekend, conditions will be prime for the annual Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM
With clear skies in the forecast and the moon waning to a slender crescent by this weekend, conditions will be prime for the annual Perseids meteor shower.
Jan 3, 2012 at 12:08 PM
For one night only, a chunk of an ancient comet will send up to 100 meteors shooting across the night sky.
Aug 11, 2011 at 3:08 PM
Earth is passing through a broad stream of debris, and specks of comet dust are hitting the top of Earth's atmosphere at 140,000 mph. The result: more than a dozen shooting stars per hour.
Aug 13, 2010 at 6:16 AM
This image is an aggregate of three hours of meteors taken at Trillium Lake between midnight and 3am, August, 13, 2010.

This image required 360, 30 second images to span the three hours.
By rowdey
Channel: Weather
Aug 12, 2010 at 5:17 PM
Sure, the extended forecast shows nothing but sunshine and hot weather through the weekend, but there is still a significant chance of showers this week - meteor showers, that is.
Aug 12, 2009 at 3:28 PM
NASA estimates that there are about 20,000 asteroids and comets in our solar system that are potential threats to Earth -- but have only been able to locate 6,000 of them. | METEOR SHOWER TONIGHT: Perseids aren't dangerous, just beautiful
Aug 11, 2009 at 11:35 AM
Look! Up in the sky! After the sun sets -- and before the moonrise! The Perseid meteor shower is about to peak, with dust from Comet Swift-Tuttle producing dozens of shooting stars per hour over the next two nights.
Aug 11, 2008 at 12:10 PM
The 2008 Perseid meteor shower peaks Tuesday morning during the pre-dawn hours. "There should be plenty of meteors--perhaps one or two every minute," said Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Aug 12, 2007 at 1:02 PM
Here's a weekend forecast for showers - just not the wet kind.
Aug 10, 2007 at 2:59 PM
Summer's annual meteor shower promises to put on a dazzling show. With no moon in sight to interfere with the Perseid meteor shower, skygazers can expect to spot streaking fireballs late Sunday into dawn Monday regardless of time zone.