The Wild Duck Cluster (also known as Messier 11, or NGC 6705)

The Wild Duck Cluster is one of the richest and most compact of the known open clusters, containing about 2900 stars. Its age has been estimated to about 250 million years. Its name derives from the brighter stars forming a triangle which could resemble a flying flock of ducks (or, from other angles, one swimming duck).

The Wild Duck Cluster (also known as Messier 11, or NGC 6705)

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: Where, When and How to See it in South Florida

The Perseid meteor shower in south Florida peaks tonight. It's your best chance see what could be the best meteor shower in years. Check out our how to guide with maps to the best locations in South Florida to view them!

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: Where, When and How to See it in South Florida