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Tuesday, October 22

Orionids Meteor Shower 2019 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Tuesday, October 22 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2019 | Halley's Comet's Debris
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains and they sometimes produce bright fireballs. Orionid meteors fly each year between about October 2 to November 7. That’s when Earth is passing through the ...

Tuesday, November 12

2019 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Tuesday, November 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2019 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Like the South Taurids, the North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 5 meteors per hour. The North and South Taurids combine, to provide a nice sprinkling of meteors throughout October ...

Monday, November 18

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2019
Monday, November 18 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2019
November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around November 17 or 18, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. In 2019, the moon will display a waning gibbous phase on the peak night of the Leonid shower, the night of November 17 ...

Friday, December 13

2019 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Friday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2019 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Every year, in December, the planet Earth crosses the orbital path of an object called 3200 Phaethon, a mysterious body that is sometimes referred to as a rock comet. The debris shed by 3200 Phaethon crashes into Earth’s upper atmosphere at some 80,000 miles (130,000 ...