Draconid meteor shower viewing is potentially much more exciting this year, as Earth is expected to hit some tendrils of comet dust head-on. But the peak is Saturday afternoon.
A massive fireball lit up the daytime sky over much of the East Coast on Monday, as what was most likely a meteor burned up in the earth's atmosphere.
Meteor shower tonight: The first meteor display of 2011 – the annual Quadrantid meteor shower – will hit its peak tonight, weather permitting.
Perseid meteor shower tonight is at its peak. It's the only meteor shower known to have killed a satellite and delayed a space-shuttle launch. Enter the Meteoroid Environment Office.
A meteor storm predicted for next year could imperil satellites and the space station, say NASA experts.
Draconid meteor shower: NASA is assessing the risk to spacecraft posed by the upcoming 2011 Draconid meteor shower, a seven-hour storm of tiny space rocks.
The space agency is asking people in northeastern Alabama to keep an eye out for any unusual looking rocks.