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The Leonid meteor shower is named after the constellation Leo because the shower occurs in the same region of the sky as the constellation appears. When it coincides with the comet P/Tempel-Tuttle passing close to Earth,... More »

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Consulting a reputable meteor shower forecast chart is the best way to find out whether a meteor shower occurs on a specific night. Meteor shower forecast charts are found in almanacs and on meteor shower web portals, su... More »

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Unlike other meteor showers, the Draconid meteor shower is not confined to a specific area of the sky, so the best way to watch them is to find a location away from the lights of the city, lie back on a blanket, and prep... More »

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The Perseid meteor shower is visible to viewers in the Northern Hemisphere in the same quadrant of the sky as the constellation Perseus, between the middle of June and the middle of August. The meteor shower is most acti... More »

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Unlike other meteor showers, the Draconid meteor shower is not confined to a specific area of the sky, so the best way to watch them is to find a location away from the lights of the city, lie back on a blanket, and prep... More »

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A comet is a frozen collection of rocks, gases and dust that orbits around the sun, while a meteor is a piece of debris that comes into contact with a planet's atmosphere. Before it collides with a planet, a meteor is ca... More »

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A meteor is defined as a piece of material that passes through Earth’s atmosphere. While it is traveling through space and before it enters the atmosphere, a meteor is called a meteoroid. More »

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