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  • Astronomy viewing guide for the rest of 2016

    August 16, 2016; 3:25 PM ET

    Several meteor showers are yet to come during the last few months of 2016. There will be some eclipses as well as beautiful planetary alignments!

  • 2016 Perseids continue tonight

    August 12, 2016; 3:50 PM ET

    The 2016 Perseids have lived up to the hype. They have been very bright with most leaving trails. A secondary peak should keep activity strong through tonight.

  • Updated: 2016 Perseids Viewing Guide

    August 11, 2016; 4:08 PM ET

    Tonight's Perseid's meteor shower will put on quite a show. It will be the most impressive shower of 2016, if not the past several years. This is your complete guide to viewing the 2016 Perseids.

  • 2016 Perseids Viewing Guide

    August 11, 2016; 12:25 PM ET

    The 2016 Perseids may turn out to be the most active meteor shower since the Leonids in the early 2000s. This is your complete guide to the shower including forecast sky conditions maps for around the globe.

  • Good Weekend to View the Night Skies

    August 5, 2016; 3:12 PM ET

    The moon will not be a factor for viewing the heavens this weekend. Here is a weekend outlook with a few ideas of what to look for in the night sky.

  • Meteor showers and fireballs

    July 28, 2016; 3:40 PM ET

    Fireballs were caught on video over California last night. Meteor activity is heating up with the peak of a shower tonight. The Perseids will be the strongest meteor shower in years when it peaks in August.

  • Weekend astronomy viewing guide

    July 22, 2016; 4:11 PM ET

    Summer nights are the perfect time to be outdoors. Here are a few ideas for your night sky viewing this weekend. If clouds block your view, chances are you will have a cool lightning show instead!

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