Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) is now visible just above the eastern horizon before sunrise. People hoping to catch a glimpse Tuesday morning where greeted by an unexpected view. A fuel dump from a Japanese rocket made an interesting formation in the morning sky in the Southwestern states.
Known for the most impressive displays of meteors in recorded history, the Leonids meteor shower is already underway. The peak of the shower is Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. A detailed look at the shower, including its amazing history are examined.
Up to the minute satellite imagery for viewing the peak of the Taurid meteor shower. But, it's a gradual peak, so the shower should continue to produce the occasional fireball for another several days. Tomorrow night's sky cover and Europe maps included.
The Aurora dazzled last night across Canada and the northern tier of the U.S. Check out some amazing pictures, including on of the best videos of the aurora I have seen. Taurid meteor composition is looked at. Plus, North America and Europe sky conditions through Monday.
A solar flare should help trigger some aurora activity this weekend. Updated viewing conditions and information about the Taurids. Lots of incredible pictures of the recent auroras and Taurid fireballs. Plus the crescent moon with the planets makes a great weekend photo-op