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Meteor impacts spotted during lunar eclipse

It’s pretty clear by now that a space rock ranging somewhere in size between an acorn and a football hit the darkened moon during Jan. 20’s total lunar eclipse. But were there two? Confirmations of the first impact, and reports … Continue reading

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Meteor flash gets mashed up with launch scrub

So what the hell was this? pic.twitter.com/sAUUoJJ36d — Austin (@agweeds707) December 20, 2018 Rocket fans in California may have been disappointed by tonight’s scrub of a Delta 4 Heavy launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, but they received a nice consolation prize: … Continue reading

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The moon and meteors light up the night

Saturday night’s all right … for skywatching: Tonight’s mostly clear skies over Western Washington should provide a good opportunity to see the peak of the Orionid meteor shower, and a great opportunity to check out the nearly full moon on International Observe … Continue reading

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How to catch a perfect Perseid meteor shower

The outlook for this year’s Perseid meteor shower is checking all the boxes. Up to a meteor a minute? Check. Moonless sky? Check. Peaking during the weekend? Check. Clear weather? That even looks like a check mark for the night … Continue reading

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Meteorite-hunting ship picks up promising bits

A research ship has recovered at least two bits of molten rock from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that scientists say could have come from a meteorite. The preliminary findings are the result of an unprecedented survey conducted this week by … Continue reading

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Moon upstages Quadrantid meteor shower

The good news is that the annual Quadrantid meteor shower is reaching its peak tonight with relatively clear skies in the forecast for Western Washington. The bad news? It’ll be hard to spot shooting stars, due to the night-long glare … Continue reading

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Prime time for the Geminid meteor shower

This year’s Geminid meteor shower is reaching its peak, and Seattle’s weather just might cooperate. Tonight’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a low chance of precipitation, which is unusual for a Seattle holiday season. That adds to the allure … Continue reading

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