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The Orionids, like all meteor showers, are named after the constellation in which they appear to come from, which in this case is Orion. Remnants from this shower come from Halley's Comet, officially designated 1P/Halley.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: October 14, 2017, 9:17 am
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For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates for this week should be near 17 as seen from mid-northern latitudes and 16 from the southern tropics. The actual rates will also depend on factors such as...
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: October 13, 2017, 7:00 am
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On October, 9, 1992, a very bright fireball flew over West Virginia, traveled some 700km (435 miles) north-east and ended-up its flight over the Peekskill northern Westchester County. This event is among the most historic meteorite events on record. Not only did at least 16 cameras caught the fireball on tape (mainly by high school football fans taping local games), but also a resulting 12kg (26 pounds) meteorite crashed through the back of a car.
Author: Vincent Perlerin
Posted: October 9, 2017, 9:23 am
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During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Thursday October 12th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 2300 local daylight saving time (LDT). This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours creating difficult conditions to see meteor activity the remainder of the night due to the moon's glare.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: October 6, 2017, 10:18 pm
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During this period the moon will reach its full phase on Thursday October 5th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours, allowing meteor observers a few hours of dark skies before the first light of dawn.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: September 29, 2017, 3:37 pm
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During this period the moon will reach its first quarter phase on Wednesday September 27th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 0100 local summer time (LST). This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set shortly after dusk, allowing meteor observers dark skies the remainder of the night.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:57 pm
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The AMS has received over 200 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above Maryland and Pennsylvania on September 17th, 2017 around 00:59am EDT (04:59 Universal Time). The fireball was seen primarily from Maryland and Pennsylvania but was also seen from New York, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio and Massachusetts.
Author: Mike Hankey
Posted: September 17, 2017, 6:02 pm
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During this period the moon will reach its new phase on Wednesday September 20th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise just before dawn and will not pose any problems to those trying to view meteor activity.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: September 15, 2017, 7:04 am
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During this period the moon will reach its last quarter phase on Wednesday September 13th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near midnight local daylight time (LDT) as seen from mid-northern latitudes. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the late evening hours and will ruin the prime meteor viewing hours with its intense moonlight.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: September 8, 2017, 7:10 am
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The AMS has received over 300 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above the province of British Columbia (Canada) on September 4th, 2017 around 10:14pm PDT (September 5th, 2017 ~ 05:14 Universal Time). The fireball was seen primarily from British Columbia but was also seen from Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as from Washington, Idaho and Montana.
Author: Vincent Perlerin
Posted: September 5, 2017, 9:09 am
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September offers longer nights in the northern hemisphere that tend to be less hazy than those experienced in mid-summer. In the sky, no major showers are visible from either hemisphere but the northern hemisphere enjoys the advantage of higher sporadic rates.
Author: Robert Lunsford
Posted: August 30, 2017, 4:18 am
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The AMS has received over 900 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above the state of Pennsylvania on August 25, 2017 around 9:14pm EDT (August 26, 2017 ~ 01:14 Universal Time).
Author: Vincent Perlerin
Posted: August 26, 2017, 7:40 am

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News

Breaking News- Dali, Yunnan, China Super Bolide 04OCT2017 w/Video Meteorites Likely- MeteorRats Scramble! 2-4 meter superbolide just fell over southern China! Updates pending! Dali,Yunnan, China Super Bolide 20:08 Local 04OCT2017 Meteorites Likely- MeteorRats Scramble!  Yunnan Bolide Event 12:07:05 UTC 99.4 deg LAT / 28.1 deg LON 0.54 kt energy release 37 km above ground detonation Source
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: October 4, 2017, 8:39 pm
The Perseids Have Begun in Hawley, TX 10/11AUG2017 Perseids Meteor Shower composite photo from the night of 10/11AUG2017 The camera is pointed towards the North/East sky. by Kevin Palivec, Hawley, Texas Allsky (Click on Image to Enlarge) Perseids Meteors Composite from night of 10/11AUG2017photo by Kevin Palivec, Hawley, Texas Allsky(c) 2017 Kevin Palivec, All Rights Reserved Thank you Kevin
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 12, 2017, 4:33 pm
Small asteroid to pass between Earth and the moon 12AUG2017 Aug. 10 (UPI) -- An asteroid measuring between 49 and 98 feet wide will pass within a few thousand miles of Earth on Oct. 12, according to NASA scientists. Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass inside the moon's orbit around Earth, flying at an altitude of approximately 27,000 miles. The asteroid is currently flying at a speed of 30,000 mph....
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 11, 2017, 2:00 pm
Perseids meteor shower: What you need to knowRTGiven the sheer scale of the show taking place overhead, stargazers will likely have pains in their necks by the end of the annual Perseids meteor ...Perseid Meteor Shower 2017: How To Watch Without Saturday's Bright Moon Spoiling Your ViewNewsweekFor anyone planning to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend, the forecast holds some bad news.
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 10, 2017, 9:44 pm
Exploring Beyond the Planets: Understanding AsteroidsAudience: Educators of Grades 5-12Event Date: Aug. 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. EDTContact: john.f.weis@nasa.govJoin the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar to learn about asteroids and discuss NASA resources for studying these indicators of our solar system’s history.
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 9, 2017, 9:45 pm
Eye to the sky: Stargazer says moon could hamper view of Perseid meteor shower in AlbertaCBC.caStargazers hoping to get a good view of the annual Perseid meteor shower in Alberta this weekend may be stymied by another well-known object in ...Perseid Meteor Shower To Produce 150 Meteors Per Hour On August 12, 2017Brevard TimesCooke thinks the Perseids are rich in fireballs because of the size of
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 8, 2017, 10:09 pm
Perseid meteor shower 2017MirrorThe best time and place to view the meteor shower which could deliver up to 80 shooting stars an hour.Perseid meteor shower 2017Royal Museums GreenwichWhat is it, when is it and where can I see Perseid Meteor shower this year? Astronomer Tom Kerrs tell you how you can see this meteoric marvel.Will the moon make the Perseid Meteor Shower a bust? When and how to see
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 7, 2017, 10:25 pm
This exfoliating scrub is made from actual meteoritesCosmopolitanThe BLAQ Meteor Shower Scrub will set you back $24.95 from Blaq.co. You better get in quick – this other-wordly glow is limited edition. NOT a good idea to be putting Nickle containing meteorite on your face!Perseid meteor shower: When, where and how to watch shooting stars dazzle the skyDaily StarPerseid meteor shower: When, where
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 7, 2017, 12:01 am
New Mexico Fireball Meteor 20:52 MST 07AUG2017"I just witnessed a massive fireball under full moon conditions a few minutes ago. It was at a 40 or 45 degree elevation and directly south of the intersection of New Mexico Hwy 528/Pat D'Arco Highway and Kim Rd. Almost Venus-bright point that grew in intensity and finally flashed steadily at the end, with terminal fragmentation very visible. Duration
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 6, 2017, 10:14 pm
Meteor fireball fragments over southern FranceSottThe American Meteor Society (AMS) has received over 175 reports about a meteor fireball seen over southern France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, ...Milky Way and Exploding Meteor (2017 Aug 06)Starship Asterisk - APODExplanation: Next weekend the Perseid Meteor Shower reaches its maximum. Grains of icy rock will streak across the sky as they evaporate
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 6, 2017, 12:16 am
This Week's Sky at a Glance, August 4 – 12Sky & TelescopeThe Perseid meteor shower should be at its maximum late tonight and late tomorrow night. The nearly last-quarter Moon will light the sky late at night.Perseid Meteor Shower Coming Soon to a Sky Near YouWLTX.comDespite wild media reports about it being the brightest meteor shower in human history, NASA said "no such thing is going to happen.
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 5, 2017, 12:55 am
Fireball Seen Across Northwest Skies SaturdayNisqually Valley NewsThe American Meteor Society, founded in 1911, received 660 reports by Monday, July 30 about a fireball event seen above the state of Washington ...Fireball Seen Across Northwest Skies SaturdayNisqually Valley NewsPhotographer Mocha Charlie captured this photograph while at Chinook Pass of a fireball that was seen by spectators of
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 4, 2017, 1:22 am
Asteroid bigger than Chebylinsk meteor which injured 1500 heading towards earthExpress.co.ukThe collision-course space rock is believed to be bigger than the Chebylinsk meteor which exploded above Russia, damaging thousands of buildings ...Announcement from Planetary Science Research Discoveries [PSRD]More on the Building Blocks of Planet Earth -- Isotopic data from meteorites are used in the
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: August 1, 2017, 4:55 pm
Oman gets its meteorite backOman Tribune-Jul 5, 2017The Sultanate received a historic meteorite found in 1954 in the central desert of the Governorate of Al Wusta, when it was handed over to its ...Oman takes possession of prized meteoriteMuscat Daily-Jul 8, 2017A team from Oman has taken possession of a prized meteorite which was found in the Al Wusta desert in 1954 and taken to the UK for ...
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 15, 2017, 1:42 am
Tavn Tavn Tata, Morocco Meteorite Fall 12JUL2017 Reported by Aziz Habibi, Morocco 12JUL2017 edited by LMH UPDATE- One Moroccan person hunting for the meteorite has died due to heatstroke in 50 degree temps. 14JUL2017 R.I.P. UPDATE- The meteorite appears to be an Ordinary Chondrite, possibly an LL6 based on photos of a cut surface. 13JUL2017 UPDATE- At least two meteorites have been found thus
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 13, 2017, 2:58 am
Long Slow MeteorSpace Weather GalleryMost of the time Meteors are quick zippy things! This morning over north central Texas we had a long slow lazy meteor. I caught this lazy fireball as it ...No, a huge asteroid probably won't wipe out humanityYahoo News UK... the 17- to 20-meter diameter Chelyabinsk meteor which hit Russia in February 2013, smashing windows and injuring 1,400 people in the
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 12, 2017, 9:29 pm
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Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 11, 2017, 3:54 am
END OF WORLD WARNING: Watch biggest explosion EVER on Moon as NASA warns we could beDaily ExpressA METEOR with the explosive power of TEN cruise missiles has struck the Moon – sparking a massive explosion visible with the naked eye.Meteor strikes moon sparking massive explosion visible with naked eyeyourNEWSA METEOR with the explosive power of TEN cruise missiles has struck the Moon – sparking a
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 7, 2017, 8:59 pm
END OF WORLD WARNING: Watch biggest explosion EVER on Moon as NASA warns we could ...Express.co.ukDespite the meteor's tiny proportions – about the size of a small boulder and the weight of an average 10-year-old boy – the impact damage was ...Clanfield conference will have universal appeal to South's brightest astronomersPetersfield PostBlack holes, Higgs Bosom and meteor science will be some of
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 6, 2017, 8:22 pm
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Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 6, 2017, 10:59 am
NASA is planning to crash a probe into an asteroid to protect the planetDigital TrendsWhen such an impact does occur — as it did in 2013 when a meteor injured 1,500 people in Chelyabinsk, Russia — it's a sudden reminder of the ...Video emerges of fireball streaking across South Australia sky9news.com.auHundreds of people took to social media after witnessing the bright light. "What I can only
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 4, 2017, 9:05 pm
Clouds of frosted meteor smoke now rippling over Europe Southgate Amateur Radio Club This week in parts of Europe, nightfall has brought something different: an electric-blue glow caused by clouds of water-frosted meteor smoke rippling ... DOOMSDAY WARNING: Nasa to smash spaceship into ASTEROID to knock it off course Express.co.uk ... 1963 treaty about nuclear explosions in space, think of it an
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 3, 2017, 6:07 pm
Earth Defenseless Against Minor And Major Asteroid Impacts, Expert Warns: 'Sooner Or Later' We ...The InquisitrTo provide proper perspective, the Chelyabinsk meteor that detonated in the atmosphere over Russia in February 2013 damaged buildings and ...NASA's DART to test an asteroid defense techniqueBlasting NewsIn 2013, the Chelyabinsk meteor, a 25-meter rock, burst apart in the skies over the
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 2, 2017, 6:07 pm
Earth's on a collision course for an asteroidThe Times (subscription)Brian May, the lead guitarist of Queen, has put the “rock” back into rocker. Having returned to college and gained a PhD in astrophysics, he helped to ...NASA has found 16000 asteroids near Earth. Don't panic.VoxIf a 140-meteor asteroid, which is large enough to destroy a city, were discovered today and the math of its orbit
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: July 1, 2017, 6:17 pm
NASA is building computer models of possible asteroid impact scenariosUPI.comThe meteor that exploded in the sky above the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in 2013 -- shattering windows and shaking buildings -- served as a wakeup ...On Asteroid Day, UN space agency urges international planning for potential impact threatUN News CentreAmong most recent NEOs entering the Earth's atmosphere, a large
Author: Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Posted: June 30, 2017, 3:31 pm
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