WESTERLY, RI—Rhode Islanders can catch the Leoonid Meteor Shower Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning during the Leonids peak, and in a rare fall Rhode Island confluence of heavenly spectacle and meteorological […]
The Perseid Meteor Shower, nature’s late-summer shooting star spectacle, peaks Aug. 12 – 13 as the Earth travels through the remnants of comet Switft-Tuttle this year with skies darkened by a new moon, […]
The Perseid Meteor Shower, nature’s annual late-summer treat, peaks Aug. 12 – 13 this year, during an obscuring waning gibbous moon, but a night owl’s timing and strategic use of “moon shadow” can still win a good show as the Earth travels through the remnants of comet Switft-Tuttle this year.
The Perseid Meteor Shower, annually timed during the dog days of summer, peaks late tonight and early Friday morning, in partly cloudy skies, but with nearly 200 meteors per hour predicted, this year may still dazzle night owl star gazers.
If the weather is very kind to Rhode Islanders Sunday night, sky gazers will be treated to a rare combination “super moon” and total lunar eclipse, a Supermoon Eclipse – and CCRI’s Margaret Jacoby Observatory is open to the public for the event.
The Perseid Meteor Shower, annually timed during the dog days of summer, occur free of competing moonlight this year, peaking between now and Friday, with Thursday night’s forecast fair and mostly cloud-free.
Monday’s NASA launch of Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station has been rescheduled to tonight, which means local skywatchers might still get a glimpse of it through partly cloudy skies.