Tag Archives: Skywatching

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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Hopes rise for a gem of a Geminid meteor shower

The buildup has begun for this year’s best meteor shower, the Geminids, and what makes it even better is that Seattle’s weather just might cooperate. For the week leading up to the Geminids’ peak on the night of Dec. 13-14, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season … for a holiday supermoon

Supermoon Sunday is at hand, and although some may scoff, the supermoon concept provides a good excuse to take a close look at a celestial sight we often take for granted. By some measures, Dec. 3’s full moon is the only supermoon … Continue reading

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Northern lights could flare up if you’re lucky

The chances of seeing the northern lights are higher for the next couple of nights, but Western Washington’s trademark fall weather could cloud things over. Literally. We’re talking about two types of weather here: The space weather side of the … Continue reading

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Eclipse Journal: Mystery plane identified

GeekWire reporters and correspondents documented the 2017 solar eclipse from the Pacific Northwest, including our home base in Seattle and locations in the “Path of Totality” in Oregon. Follow our eclipse adventures, including the mysterious case of the plane and … Continue reading

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Look back at the eclipse in a different light

This week’s total solar eclipse ranked among history’s most widely documented celestial events, thanks to streaming video and social media. NASA and its media partners announced today that 12.1 million unique viewers watched the spectacle via NASA.gov’s live stream, and millions … Continue reading

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