Will the stars align? What to know about tonight’s meteor shower

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Will a new meteor shower known as the Camelopardalids sizzle or fizzle?

Find out how to make the most of the Saturday morning’s celestial cliffhanger.

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A peak performance by Geminid meteor shower: See it live or online

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One of the best meteor showers of the year is set to put on a performance Friday night, but if you can’t catch the cosmic display in person, you can watch it live online.

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Amazing Leonid meteor shower photos captured by stargazers

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The Leonid meteor shower peaked early Saturday, and some night sky watchers caught a great view.

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Orionid meteor shower wows weekend stargazers

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The Orionid meteor shower is raining bits of the famed Halley’s Comet on Earth this weekend to the delight of stargazers around the world.

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Orionid meteor shower to light up night skies this weekend

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A meteor shower spawned by history’s most famous comet will peak this weekend, and the show could be dazzling for observers with clear skies, experts say.

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Perseid meteor shower wows stargazers

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A weekend meteor shower lit up the night sky with a fiery “shooting star” display to the delight of stargazers and space photographers around the world.

The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked in the wee hours of Sunday, Aug. 12, providing a dazzling celestial light show for stargazers lucky enough to have dark skies and clear weather for the event.

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Can’t get out to see Perseids? Here’s how to watch ‘em online

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The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend and if you can’t catch the “shooting star” spectacle in person, have no fear. You can tune in online for live views of the meteor display from NASA.

NASA is inviting people to participate in its “Up All Night” live chat with astronomer Bill Cooke and his team from the Meteoroid Environment Office at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., on Saturday night from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. EDT.

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