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When to watch the Orionid meteor shower and other major sky events to check out this year | Nation

October 19, 2018 Science 1 Views Partial solar eclipse A view of a partial solar eclipse as seen from Gaza City, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. (AP Photo / Hatem Moussa) Hatem Moussa What: A partial solar eclipse that will cover about 37 percent of the sun in the best viewing areas. When: ] Aug. 11, 2018 Where to watch: The eclipse will be visible in northern parts of North America and Europe, as well as Greenland, Iceland, and Asia. Perseid Meteor Shower In this long exposure photo, a streak appears in the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower over a roadside silhouette of a Spanish fighting bull, conceived for decades ago in Spain as highway billboards, in Villarejo de Salvanes, central Spain in the early hours of Monday Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo / Paul White) Paul White What: The Perseid Meteor Shower is an annual meteor shower that produces up to 60 shooting stars each hour. This year's should be better than normal because it coincides with a thin crescent moon, according to National Geographic. Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office in Huntsville, Alabama said it could produce up to 200 meteors per hour. When : Peaks Aug. 11-12, 2018 Where to watch: Northern Hemisphere. Draconid Meteor Shower Stars and meteor streaks are seen behind a destroyed house near Tuzla, Bosnia, Wednesday , Aug. 12, 2015. (AP Photo / Amel Emric) Amel Emric What: Draconid Meteor Shower (not shown in photo). The coinciding New Moon should make…


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