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The annual #Orionids #meteorShower peaks this year on Saturday night and Sunday morning, October 21 and 22. This shower is capable of producing up to 20 meteors per hour. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be a really good show. Find a dark viewing site and look to the East after midnight. Happy hunting!
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The annual #Perseid #meteorShower peaks this year on Friday night and Saturday morning, August 11 and 12. The #Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing an average of about 60 meteors per hour. The waning gibbous moon will be a problem this year, drowning out many of the fainter meteors. But the Perseids are so bright and numerous that this should still be a good show. Look to the Northeast after midnight and find a spot far away from city lights. Happy hunting!
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Just a reminder that the annual Delta Aquarids #meteorShower peaks this year on Thursday night, July 27 and Friday morning, July 28. This is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at the peak. The crescent moon will set by midnight leaving dark skies for what should be a good show. Some residual meteors may still be seen on Friday night. Be sure to find a dark site away from city lights. Happy hunting!
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The annual #Lyrid #meteorShower peaks this year on Friday night and Saturday morning, April 21 & 22. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be a good show. The Lyrids are an average shower that usually produces about 20 meteors per hour. Be sure to find a dark site far away from city lights and look to the northeast after midnight. Happy hunting!
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The annual #Geminid #meteorShower peaks this year on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, December 13 and 14. It is usually one of the best meteor showers of the year. Unfortunately the nearly full moon will block out most of the dimmer meteors this year. But the Geminids are so bright and numerous that you should still be able to catch a few good ones if you are patient. Look to the northeast after midnight. Happy hunting!
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The annual #Leonid #meteorShower peaks this week on Thursday night and Friday morning, November 17 and 18. The waning gibbous moon will block all but the brightest meteors this year, but if you are patient you may still be able to catch a few good ones. Find a dark location and look to the east after midnight toward the constellation Leo. Happy hunting!
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The annual #Orionids #meteorShower will peak on Friday Night and Saturday Morning, October 21st and 22nd. The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour. The second quarter moon will block some of the fainter meteors this year, but the Orionids tend to be fairly bright so it could still be a good show. Find a dark observing site and look to the east after midnight Happy hunting!
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The annual #Draconids #meteorShower peaks this year on Friday night, October 7. The Draconids differs from most other meteor showers in that it peaks in the evening instead of the early morning. The first quarter moon will block some of the fainter meteors this year but if you are patient you should still be able to catch a few good ones. Look to the southwest after sunset and be sure to find a dark site away from city lights. Happy hunting!
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The annual Perseid #meteorShower peaks this year on Thursday night and Friday morning, August 11 & 12. This could be an amazing year for the #Perseids. The shower usually produces up to 60 meteors per hour. But some astronomers are predicting a rare outburst that could result in up to 200 meteors per hour. The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight leaving dark skies for what should be an amazing early morning show. This is definitely one not to miss! Happy hunting!
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The annual Delta Aquarid #meteorShower peaks this year on Thursday night and Friday morning, July 28 and 29. The second quarter moon will block most of the fainter meteors this year but if you are patient you should still be able to catch quite a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Happy hunting!
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