This summer will have some great opportunities for star-gazing, starting tonight with the annual Delta Aquarids meteor shower. Thursday and Friday will be the best the peak nights of the meteor show that started last week, according to the American Meteor Society.
If you're wondering what the meteor shower is, NASA explains it as:
The Delta Aquarids (Southern Delta Aquarids) are a meteor shower that occurs each year from mid-July to mid-August. The shower results when Earth passes through the debris fields left by two sungrazing comets, Marsden and Kracht, that broke apart in space. The meteor shower gets its name because the radiant appears to originate near Delta Aquarii, one of the brightest stars in the constellation Aquarius.
Sky watchers can find the shower by looking for the Aquarius constellation, that sort of looks like someone pouring out a jug of water. The shower should be visible to people throughout North America and the best times to watch are late in the night up until sunrise.
In 2014, NASA said the best time to see this shower would be two hours before dawn in each respective time zone, and it's been seen with a telescope or long camera lens. Discuss
National Geographic's popular show, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman, will have a season two early next year, according to Variety.
The six-episode miniseries features Freeman traveling around the world to answer questions about the different faiths and how people worship. The first season was Emmy nominated and sought to explore topics like "Who is God?," "Why Does Evil Exist?," and "Beyond Death," among other things.
Freeman, who is a Christian and executive produces the show along with hosting it, traveled to 20 cities in seven countries and looks forward to continuing the journey.
I had quite a journey last season, but not just in miles covered. I met incredible people who opened my eyes and my mind to new ideas and new ways of thinking about faith, the world and all of humanity. I barely scratched the surface of what we can learn, and I’m looking forward to continuing this search for the meaning of life and religion and everything in between.
The first season was National Geographic's most watched show for every episode. Discuss
Netflix has released a first look at its upcoming season of Gilmore Girls, and, if this trailer is any indication, it will have everything you loved about the series: sentimental reflection, relational drama and, oh yeah, dry, weird humor. The new season drops on Nov. 25. Discuss