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Sunday, July 28

Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower | 2019
Sunday, July 28 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower | 2019
Late July 2019, around July 28 presents the nominal peak of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower, but this long and rambling shower is officially active from about July 12 to August 23 each year. The new moon in early August 2019 means lovely waning crescent moons ...

Sunday, August 11

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 50 Meteors / Hour | 2019
Sunday, August 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 50 Meteors / Hour | 2019
In 2019, the peak night of this shower will be totally free of moonlight. 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 50 meteors per hour  – as ...

Monday, August 12

Perseids Meteor Shower Watch Party at Chabot Space & Science Center | 2019
Monday, August 12 – 11:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Chabot Space & Science Center
Perseids Meteor Shower Watch Party at Chabot Space & Science Center | 2019
Hang out on their new observation deck and be dazzled as you watch the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower makes it annual trip through their atmosphere and lights up the night sky. The astronomers are on hand to answer questions and hot chocolate and other goodies will ...

Tuesday, October 8

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2019
Tuesday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2019
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, ...

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 ...