The full Wolf Moon will appear in a matter of days as the first full moon of the year—and yes, its name refers to the behavior of wolves.
The meteor traveling over Pittsburgh was about a yard in diameter with a mass of about half a ton and was traveling at roughly 45,000 mph.
The Ursids may have peaked on Wednesday morning, but skywatchers have still got an opportunity to catch the meteor shower given the right conditions.
Skywatchers still have a few days to catch the Geminids before they return in December 2022.
The popular and active shower can be expected to produce between 30 and 40 fiery meteors every hour.
The Geminids offer one of the best annual opportunities to spot a meteor shower if stargazers know where and when to look.
Between October and December Earth passes through debris left by the comet Encke, with pebbles creating fireballs as they hit the atmosphere at around 65,000 miles per hour.
In a double treat for skywatchers on Thursday, the Orionids peak in the morning, while Uranus will be seen in the evening in the light of a full moon.
Each year on its journey around the sun, Earth passes through debris left behind by Halley's Comet, creating a spectacular light show in the upper atmosphere.
The shower is not always particularly active, but has historically produced some spectacular night-time meteor displays
The origin of the debris that produces the Orionids is the famous Halley's Comet, which is visible from Earth roughly every 75 years.
The meteor broke apart 28 miles above the state and was reported by 148 eyewitnesses.
The Perseids occur every year when the Earth passes through streams of debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle in its 133-year-long orbit around the sun.
The two natural light displays are set to become most active on the same night this week as the Earth passes through the tail of two comets.
The Perseids are considered the best meteor shower of the year, as the Earth passes through the debris trail of a huge comet and bright streaks light up the sky.
Believed to be one of the oldest known meteor showers, the Lyrids are known for their bright and fast-moving debris that can potentially be seen from mid to late April.
The moon will be about 23 percent full on the peak night, which means there will be relatively dark skies.
The Eta Aquarids are usually active between April 19 and May 28 every year.
From spectacular meteor showers to rare eclipses, these are the best times to plan a stargazing vacation spent under the night sky.
The Quandrantids arrived in late December and continue until mid-January. They are expected to peak on 3-4 January. Here's what you need to know.
Meteor showers are celestial events during which numerous meteors appear in the night sky, originating from what seems like a single location.
The alpha Monocerotids are active every year, and this year produced a few visible meteors around November 22.
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Most years the Alpha Monocerotids produce a modest display with just a handful of meteors.
Meteors, commonly known as "shooting stars," are the streaks of light we see when small pieces of debris from asteroids or comets enter the Earth's atmosphere and burn up at extremely high speeds.
The incident was captured on several webcams and home security cameras.
Each year, the Taurids peak between the final week of October and first week of November.
The annual event usually begins around October 2, picking up steam towards the middle of the month and petering out as we head into November.