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Camelopardalis as depicted in Urania’s Mirror, a set of constellation cards published in London c. 1825.

Major meteor shower visible tonight (May 23-24)

Major meteor shower tonight. Predictions range between 100-400 shooting stars per hour. Hawaii is not perfectly placed (but pretty good). Best viewing is around 9:20 p.m. Friday night (May 23) towards the Northern sky.

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Partial solar eclipse visible Thursday afternoon (May 9)

Stargazers may also see Eta Aquariids meteor shower through May 28

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Bumper year for stargazers: Meteor showers, planetary conjunctions, solar eclipse

Astonomy show kicks off with Quadrantids meteor shower (Jan. 3)

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Geminids: Best meteor shower of 2012 for Hawaii skywatchers

Named for Greek mythology twin brothers Castor and Pollux, the stars are the brightest in the constellation Gemini

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(Image courtesy of Gerrit van der Plas)

Perseids meteor shower (Aug 12 & 13)

One of the best of the year to watch from Hawaii

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Size difference for the moon during her closest approach (perigee) and farthest passing (apogee). The diameter of the moon during perigee is 14 percent larger. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

Eta Aquarids meteor shower and a super moon (May 5)

Full moon will look about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter

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Keep your eyes on the sky Friday night as the Delta Aquarids show off during the best meteor shower of the year

Delta Aquarids meteor shower peaks July 29

Keep your eyes on the sky Friday night as the Delta Aquarids show off during the best meteor shower of the year

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We're a little late on this, but scoot outside early Thursday and check out the sky

Leonid meteor shower peaking … right now

We’re a little late on this, but scoot outside early Thursday and check out the sky

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For meteor watchers there is probably no more anticipated show that the annual Leonid Meteor Shower.

Look to the sky for the Leonid Meteor Shower

For meteor watchers there is probably no more anticipated show that the annual Leonid Meteor Shower.

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Get up! Go see the nAquariid meteor shower

Get up! Go see the nAquariid meteor shower

Special to Hawaii247.com by Andrew Cooper The early hours of dawn Tuesday, May 5 will see the peak of the ηAquariid meteor shower.  This is a reliable shower that produces anywhere from 40-80 meteors each hour near peak. Resulting from debris left behind by Comet 1P/Halley this shower approaches the Earth from the direction of […]

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