Every year our skies are lit up by returning meteor showers, from Lyrids to Perseids, Orionids to Geminids. If the weather conditions are in our favour and the moon isn't too bright, there's a chance you'll be able to see the shooting stars in action. Show More Summary
See one of the most popular shooting star shows of the year in pictures, the show refusing to be outshone by a bright full moon.
Having spent several hours on Friday night figuring out how to set my camera to catch a meteor streak from this year’s Perseid shower, I went back out Saturday night to try again. It was a lot easier this time. I had the best exposure already set and had already figured out how to get […]
Some of our readers lucky enough to experience clear skies share their spectacular views of the Perseid meteor shower Continue reading...
Clear skies should make it a good viewing night for the Perseid meteor shower.
The annual Perseid meteor shower filled the sky will glowing streaks over the weekend near the archaeological site of Mesimvria outside Alexandroupoli in northern Greece. As the meteors burn up, they can appear as green, white or orange streaks across the sky Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky – in pictures Continue reading...
Views from UK, Macedonia, Spain and Turkey of the Perseid meteor shower, which occurs every year when the Earth travels through debris shed by comet Swift-Tuttle Continue reading...
The appearance of a bright gibbous moon in the night sky may render the meteor shower less impressive, according to experts.
You might see a meteor a minute.
It's easily the best meteor shower of the year.
There is a meteor shower likely coming to the sky near you this weekend, think of it as a sky watching warm up for the Aug. 21 eclipse. You may have heard that the upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower is going to blow all of its predecessors out of the water, with thousands of meteors per hour,…...
At approximately 12am tonight, the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower is set to wow the world. Many eyewitnesses will use the words "meteor", "meteorite", "comet" and "asteroid" interchangeably to describe the celestial event they're seeing. In reality, these are all completely different types of space rock. Show More Summary
The annual meteor shower will fill the night sky with glowing streaks this weekend, as the Earth travels through debris shed by comet Swift-Tuttle From piquing the interest of astronomers to fuelling the musings of poets, meteor showers have left a trail of inspiration in their wake since humanity first peered up into the sky. Show More Summary
The Perseid meteor shower won't break any records but it will still offer a great summer show.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is set to peak on the night of August 12 and early morning hours of August 13 AEST. It's a bit of a difficult one to spot in Australia as the radiant doesn't rise very far above the horizon in the Southern hemisphere. With that caveat out of the way, here are some tips to increase the odds of catching a meteor or two this week. More »
LOOK UP: 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend.
The best time to view the Perseids is on the night of Aug. 11 and in the early hours of Aug. 12.