See shooting stars! Leonid Meteor Shower peaks tonight!!

Tonight will be the peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower, so if you look up and its clear, you will probably see shooting stars! If its not clear, head over to or Slooh Community Observatory for a webcast of the meteor shower!!

The Leonid meteor shower, one of the most celebrated of the year’s annual “shooting star” displays, will peak overnight tonight (Nov. 17) and early Wednesday morning.

You can see the famous Leonids this year even if clouds or bright city lights spoil your skies: The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a free Leonids webcast Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT Wednesday) featuring live views from locations on four continents. You can watch this broadcast by joining Slooh and also gain access to the observatory’s archive of past shows.

Shooting stars!!! Don’t miss the Perseid Meteor Shower this week!

If you can, check out the the annual Perseid meteor shower this week!! Unfortunately, living in NYC, means it will be hard for me to see much.

The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak this week, giving amateur skywatchers with clear dark skies a potentially dazzling celestial light show.

Luckily for those watching the skies, there will be a new moon, allowing for maximum darkness just when the Perseid meteor shower will be is at its best. The meteor shower’s peak occurs during the overnight hours of Wednesday (Aug. 12) and Thursday (Aug. 13). No fancy equipment is required; just a lawn chair and your naked eyes will be enough to see the “shooting stars.”

Video: Even meteors like the Modest Mouse song ‘Dark Center of the Universe’ !! #science #music

Caught the big Texas meteor / shooting star on video at the Modest Mouse concert at fun fun fun fest. Showed up during “Dark Center of the Universe”!! This was shot from Austin on November 8, 2014.

Watch out for shooting stars this week! Perseids Meteor Shower! #shootingstar

The Perseids Meteor Shower will peak this week Aug. 11-13 with many shooting stars. While the moon will be just past full, there should still be plenty of good viewing. Check out this Universe Today article for more info. also has a good article that also includes viewing the meteor shower based on local weather.

Get ready for the darling of meteor showers this week — the Perseids. Who can deny their appeal? Not only is the shower rich with fiery flashes of meteoric light, but the meteors come in August when the weather’s couldn’t be more ideal. Peak activity is expected Tuesday night, Aug. 12-13, when up to 100 meteors an hour might be seen.