In the sky

New Moon
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:00am

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

New Moon
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00am

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

New Moon
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:00am

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

New Moon
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:00am

The moon is between us and the sun. Without the moon in the sky at night, deep sky objects are easier to observe.

2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower by Josh Beasley
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:00am

The Quadrantids (QUA) are a January meteor shower.

Meteor above ESO's VLT, Chile
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 12:00am

The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:00am

The Orionid meteor shower, usually shortened to the Orionids, is the most prolific meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet.

Lyrid Meteor by John Flannery
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:00am

The April Lyrids are a meteor shower lasting from April 16 to April 26 each year. The radiant of the meteor shower is located in the constellation Lyra, near this constellation's brightest star, Alpha Lyrae (proper name Vega).

Leonid Meteor
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00am

The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel–Tuttle. The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo: the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky.

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower, by Bill Longo, RASC Member
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:00am

The Geminids are a meteor shower caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, which is thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a "rock comet" orbit.

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