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  • Comet Catalina Gazers See Strange Formation in Southwest U.S. Sky

    November 24, 2015; 3:15 PM ET

    Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) is now visible just above the eastern horizon before sunrise. People hoping to catch a glimpse Tuesday morning where greeted by an unexpected view. A fuel dump from a Japanese rocket made an interesting formation in the morning sky in the Southwestern states.

  • Leonids Peak Tonight; CME Heading Towards Earth

    November 17, 2015; 4:10 PM ET

    A massive magnetic filament eruption has sent a CME towards the earth. Check out an awesome video of the event. Meanwhile, we have the peak of the Leonid's meteor shower tonight.

  • A Detailed Look at the Leonids Meteor Shower Which Peaks This Week

    November 15, 2015; 6:00 PM ET

    Known for the most impressive displays of meteors in recorded history, the Leonids meteor shower is already underway. The peak of the shower is Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. A detailed look at the shower, including its amazing history are examined.

  • Space Junk to Reenter the Atmosphere

    November 12, 2015; 4:51 PM ET

    Space junk will splash down in the Indian Ocean early Friday morning. And we are going to watch it live! Check out the slooh broadcast.

  • Viewing Conditions for Peak of the Taurids

    November 11, 2015; 5:45 PM ET

    Up to the minute satellite imagery for viewing the peak of the Taurid meteor shower. But, it's a gradual peak, so the shower should continue to produce the occasional fireball for another several days. Tomorrow night's sky cover and Europe maps included.

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Astronomy Blog
The astronomy blog, by Dave Samuhel, discusses stargazing, including how weather will affect viewing conditions of astronomical phenomenon.