Shooting stars will light up the sky on Friday night as debris from Halley's Comet produces one of the year's most reliable meteor showers.Read the full story ›
A suspected meteor lit up the skies of north east Scotland and triggered panicked phone calls to the police.Read the full story ›
A dashboard camera has captured stunning footage of what is thought to be a meteor lighting up the sky above Bangkok.Read the full story ›
Stargazers could see a shower of shooting stars tonight with a forecast of clear skies in much of the UK.
The Lyrid meteor shower is at its peak tonight and tomorrow and on average people can expect to see between 15 and 20 shooting stars an hour.
The meteors, sand-like particles shed by Comet Thatcher, leave luminous streaks across the sky as they burn up in the atmosphere.
The best place to see the Lyrids is to find an open field where you can see the whole of the night sky. The best time is a few hours after midnight where you can expect to see most of the bright streaks in the early hours of the morning.
Scan the sky over the course of the night as the meteors can pop out from any direction.
Freezing clear conditions allowed those who dared venture out a dazzling display of the Geminid meteor shower.Read the full story ›
Footage taken by a car's dashboard camera in the Russian city of Murmansk shows what appears to be a meteor-like object flying across the night sky.
A 10-ton meteor exploded in the sky over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia in February last year.
Hundreds of people in the Midwest reported seeing a large fireball in the sky on Thursday around 5:35pm local time (2335 GMT) and the image was caught on tape by a security camera in Iowa.
According to the City of North Liberty's website, on Friday "Assistant Streets Superintendent Dan Lange discovered that a security camera at the public works facility on S. Front Street captured the falling object."
The tape shows a fiery object streaking across the night sky. The American Meteor Society says that it has received over 700 reports of a fireball over the border of Iowa and Minnesota.
AMS says witnesses reported an object "as bright as the Sun that fragmented into many parts" as well as several reports of "sonic effects associated with the meteor."
A meteor that exploded over Russia in February was "a wake-up call" for humanity, according to scientists studying the event.Read the full story ›
The Royal Astronomical Society believes 2013 could be the year up to 60 shooting stars an hour fall from UK skies thanks to the annual Perseids meteor shower.
A powerful meteor shower is expected to light up British skies tonight with "a natural firework display", astronomy experts have predicted.
The meteors can be seen by the naked eye and are the result of material falling from the tail of the Comet Swift-Tuttle.
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons of Queen's University Belfast explained: "Comet Swift-Tuttle won't be visiting our neck of the woods again until the year 2125, but every year we get this beautiful reminder as the Earth ploughs through the debris it leaves in its orbit."