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Friday, July 27

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2018
Friday, July 27 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2018
The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from late July to early August. Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 27-28, 2018 ...

Sunday, August 12

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
Sunday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high ...

Monday, October 8

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
Monday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., Canada, ...

Sunday, October 21

Orionids Meteor Shower 2018 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Sunday, October 21 – 2:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2018 | Halley's Comet's Debris
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit as many as 25 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains. They sometimes produce bright fireballs, so watch for them to possibly overcome the strong moonlight. If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come ...

Sunday, November 11

2018 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Sunday, November 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 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 ...

Saturday, November 17

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2018
Saturday, November 17 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2018
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 2018, the peak night of the shower is expected from midnight to dawn on Saturday and Sunday mornings (November 17 and 18). Although ...