At 11:50 p.m. Eastern on Thursday night, skywatchers in the eastern half of the nation gazed toward the heavens, hoping to catch a predicted “outburst” of Alpha Monocerotid meteors. Sure, a few lucky spotted
If you were looking to wish upon a shooting star, the November 2019 Leonids may have left you underwhelmed. With a few sporadic shooting stars each hour expected again Monday night, many are calling this
(CNN) — The Leonid meteor shower peaked over the weekend, delighting stargazers who bundled up to catch the early-morning show. Photographer Matt Dasher went up to Brasstown Bald, the highest spot in state
Every year, as Earth regularly orbits the Sun, meteor showers repeatedly recur. August's Perseids and December's Geminids are annually spectacular, but November's Leonids have more astronomical importance.
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead. 1. The impeachment inquiry into President Trump burst into public view this week. There were
If you’re outside after dark this week in the northern hemisphere you might just spot a particularly bright shooting star coming from the east. It’s likely from the Leonid meteor shower, which is active
If you see bright green shooting stars streak across the night sky this week, don't worry. It's not an omen. It's just the Leonids. The meteor shower peaks the nights of November 16 through 18. The moon