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Comets and meteors could hardly seem more different. A comet typically appears as a diffuse ball of glowing gas and dust, often with one or two majestic tails trailing from it. 1,107 more words

Interstellar Matter

Summer Is Coming

Each time I look up, Orion swings his club a little further to the west in the night sky.

Soon he will be off to his summer place, and not be up for us to see, until early morning. 198 more words

Poetry

Look up! Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2017

After a disappointing 2016, when most of the annual major meteor showers were washed out by moonlight, 2017 looks far more promising.

Of the big three, the Quadrantids in January and Geminids in December are both visible in dark, moonless skies. 1,948 more words

Science

The Nights The Stars Fell

I’ve always thought the term “meteor shower” is a gross exaggeration of what actually happens. When we go outdoors on the night of a predicted meteor shower, we crane our necks and scan the sky to see more meteors than normal.  550 more words

History

Dear Empaths and Intuitives, Go Gently Right Now!

“Sometimes I think,
I need a spare heart to feel
all the things I feel.”
~ Sanober Khan

Hello, lovely friends.

Empaths and intuitives everywhere will be feeling more tired and emotionally open (read fragile, emotionally hypersensitive, exhausted and possibly moody or broken) right now.

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Coping Skills

Geminid Meteor Shower 2016: When, Where & How to See It

Astrophotographer Béla Papp was trying to take a photo of himself before clouds obscured the sky, and managed to capture a Geminid meteor as well. Image taken in Hungary on Dec. 737 more words

Science