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Meteor Shower

Geminids Meteor Shower – Dec 13th

December 11, 2012 |

The Geminids meteor shower is due to peak Thursday night until Friday morning.

This meteor shower, as the name suggests originates from the Gemini constellation. The Geminids is an unusual shower as it created from leftovers of an asteroid. Most meteor showers are the leftovers of comets.

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Like a Taurus in a China Shop

November 10, 2012 | | 2 Comments

Keep an eye towards Taurus this weekend and you might just see a few spectacular meteors. The Taurid meteor shower is taken place right now and will continue through the weekend, with the peak expected to be after midnight on the 11th and 12th. However forecasts for this evening in the North West of Ireland is calling for relatively clear skies compared to tomorrow and Monday so it might be best to go looking tonight after midnight. Read More

Taurid Fireballs

November 3, 2012 |

Look to the right of the moon over the next few nights and you might be treated to a fireball. Earth will be heading through a swarm of gravelly debris left over from the comet Encke over the weekend. this … Continue reading

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Meteor Shower on October 21st

October 16, 2012 |

The Orionids Meteor Shower will best viewed on October 21st just before dawn, although they should be visible between midnight and dawn. The meteors will originate in Orion and you should be able to see about 15 per hour.

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