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Meteor shower to peak Saturday as Earth collides with Halley’s Comet debris

Meteor shower to peak Saturday as Earth collides with Halley’s Comet debris

Science
This weekend will feature the second meteor shower in as many weeks as Earth passes through a trail of debris left behind by one of the most well-known comets in recent history. The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower will reach its peak on Saturday night into the early morning hours of Sunday, but the number of meteors visible to stargazers will depend on their location around the globe. "This shower happens to be one of, if not the best, showers in the Southern Hemisphere and is a moderate shower for the Northern Hemisphere," AccuWeather astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel said. "From the equator northward, they usually only produce medium rates of 10-30 per hour just before dawn," the International Meteor Organization said on its website. Meanwhile, those south of the equator can expect over ...
Best images from this year's Perseid meteor shower

Best images from this year's Perseid meteor shower

Technology
The Perseid meteor shower dazzled spectators… again. The annual event takes place each year in early August. As the Earth passes through the debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet's tail, an array of streaking lights is displayed across the night sky. Named for the constellation Perseus, because of where the meteors are viewed, the shower can be seen when looking toward the constellation in the northeastern portion of the sky between midnight and dawn. Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
Lyrid meteor shower to peak over the weekend

Lyrid meteor shower to peak over the weekend

Science
April 20 (UPI) -- The second major meteor shower of 2018 is set to peak this weekend. The Lyrids will deliver roughly 20 streaking meteors per hour during its peak.Saturday night will offer sky-watchers the best chance to take in the shooting stars, but Friday and Sunday nights will host a handful of meteors, too."The shower will be best viewed after midnight when the radiant is highest in the sky," according to Dave Samuhel, an astronomy blogger for AccuWeather.The shower is named for the Lyra constellation, from which the shooting stars appear to originate in the sky. Streaking meteors will appear across much of the sky, however.After the moon sinks behind the horizon, Sunday's early morning hours will offer the best viewing conditions.The Lyrid meteor shower is caused by the intersectio...
Rhian Sudden's fiancé calls in the police as exposing nude shower snaps circulate

Rhian Sudden's fiancé calls in the police as exposing nude shower snaps circulate

Entertainment
INSTAGRAMSTUNNER: Rhian Sugden is one of the nation's best-loved Page 3 babesNow her fiancé Oliver Mellor has been forced to call the police after being snapped naked in a gym shower.The actor, who previously was in Coronation Street, has spoken of his horror after discovering the images are being circulated via messaging app WhatsApp."I’m disgus­ted. It’s a total invasion of privacy. Hopefully the police make an arrest," the 37-year-old examined."It’s very unnerving to think I can’t have a shower or get changed without some creep taking secret pics of me when I am naked."INSTAGRAMLOVED UP: Oliver Mellor and Rhian SugdenEmojis instead of underwear We take a look at the celebrities who have just protected their modesty by placing a cheeky emoji. Beth Morgan/Instagram Co
Geminid meteor shower could be the year's best, scientists say

Geminid meteor shower could be the year's best, scientists say

Technology
Skywatchers are in for a dazzling show tonight. The annual Geminid meteor shower that will streak across the night sky will be one of the best of the year, scientists say. The Geminid meteors are expected to peak overnight. With good weather conditions, the cosmic display can be seen between 7:30 p.m. and dawn local time. The largest number of meteors will be visible between midnight and 4 a.m. local time, according to NASA. "With August's Perseids obscured by bright moonlight, the Geminids will be the best shower this year," said Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "The thin, waning crescent Moon won't spoil the show." Considered one of the year's most reliable meteor showers, the Geminids occur every December when Earth passes through a vast trail of dusty debris she...