Orionid Meteor Shower Is Peaking Now: How to See It
Orionid Meteor Streaks Over Norway 2013
October 20th, 2014
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
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Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week
This NASA graphic shows the visibility area of the partial total solar eclipse of Oct. 23, 2014. The eclipse will be visible from most of the United States, weather permitting.
October 20th, 2014
Nearly all of North America will experience the solar eclipse. People who live east of a line running from roughly Quebec City to Montauk Point, New York, will miss out, since the sun will set before the dark disc of the moon begins to encroach upon it.
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WATCH LIVE TONIGHT @ 10 pm ET: Orionid Meteor Shower NASA Webcast
The Orionid meteor shower appears to radiate out from the constellation Orion each October. The meteor shower is the result of debris from Halley's Comet striking Earth's atmosphere.
October 20th, 2014
NASA will host a live webcast of the Orionid meteor shower starting tonight (Oct. 20) at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 Oct. 21 GMT). Watch it live here.
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How to Safely Watch Next Week's Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse as Seen in Juneau, AK, on Oct. 23, 2014
October 16th, 2014
Millions of people across North America will have a chance to observe a partial solar eclipse next week, weather permitting.
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Saturday Night Sky: See the Moon, Pleiades and a Red Star Together
Oct 11, 2014, Sky Map
October 10th, 2014
The moon, the famous Pleiades star cluster and the red star Aldebaran will dance together in the night sky this Saturday.
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Moon to Meet Jupiter in Early Saturday Morning Sky
Jupiter and the Moon, Oct. 18, 2014
October 17th, 2014
Jupiter and the moon are set to meet up in the early morning sky on Saturday (Oct. 18).
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Comet Will Buzz Mars Sunday: How to See It in Telescopes
Comet Siding Spring Sky Map Oct. 19, 2014
October 15th, 2014
A comet is on course for a super-close approach with the planet Mars this Sunday (Oct. 19) in a rare celestial encounter. If you have a moderate-size telescope, you might be able to spot the icy wanderer as it nears the Red Planet, weather permitting.
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