Perseid Meteor Shower
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August 12, 2019 - 4:55 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — If you want to catch some meteors streaking through the night sky, tonight's the night to do it. Accuweather The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak Monday night and early Tuesday morning. “Up to 100 meteors per hour will occur during the peak night,” according to...
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August 08, 2019 - 12:54 pm
(KMOX) — Stargazers should be eager to hear that this weekend Jupiter and Saturn will align with the moon. On Friday night, Aug. 9, the moon will appear close to Jupiter — the second-brightest planet after Venus, according to the Farmers' Almanac . Then on Saturday night, Aug. 10, the moon will be...
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waxing moon phase
July 31, 2019 - 2:42 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — You may have heard that a "Black Supermoon" will be in the sky tonight, but what does that mean? Contrary to its ominous name, a Black Moon is nothing to worry about. It is a nickname for the second New Moon occuring in one standard calendar month. It is typical for one New Moon...
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stars in the night sky
July 29, 2019 - 4:43 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — According to the American Meteor Society , two Meteor showers will be reaching their peak tonight, Monday July 29th- July 30th. Your weekly meteor program: 13 active meteor showers including the Alpha Capricornids and South Delta Aquariids (more about...
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July 09, 2019 - 11:38 am
(KMOX) - Keep your fingers crossed for a clear night tonight because Saturn will be closer to Earth and look brighter than any other time this year. Tuesday night, the planet will reach "opposition," which means it is on the complete opposite side of Earth than the sun. It will be at its closest...
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International Space Station
June 11, 2019 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (KMOX) — Space enthusiasts with deep pockets may soon have a new location from which to stargaze. NASA announced last week that the International Space Station will open for commercial business and tourism as soon as next year. For about $35,000, one can spend a night on the ISS during a...
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Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images
June 10, 2019 - 12:28 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Today Jupiter aligns with the Sun and Earth as it approaches the closest distance to our planet it will be at all year. This phenomenon allows the solar system's largest planet to be visible in the sky to the naked eye throughout the month of June. With a pair of binoculars or a...
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lyrids meteor shower
April 22, 2019 - 5:07 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A major meteor shower is expected to cross the skies tonight and into the early hours of Tuesday, breaking a four-month drought of major shooting star events in North America. The Lyrids will bring up to 20 meteors an hour Monday night, however, clouds across the Midwest may...
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earth from space
March 18, 2019 - 3:28 pm
NASA officials say a huge meteor exploded in the Earth's atmosphere with the force of 10 atomic bombs — and it happened just a few miles from the Earth's surface. The meteor, which measured several meters across, exploded over the Bering Sea back in December, about 15 miles above Russia. The blast...
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