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During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Sunday October 13th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and lie above the horizon all night long. Toward the end of this period there will be a moonless period of a couple of hours between dusk and moonrise. Unfortunately meteor rates at this time are very low.
Posted: October 11, 2019, 6:36 pm
During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday October 5th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 23:00 local daylight saving time (LDST). As the week progresses the window of dark skies during the morning hours will decrease with each passing night.
Posted: October 4, 2019, 7:35 pm
During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday September 28th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with viewing meteor activity as it sets long before the more active morning hours arrive.
Posted: September 27, 2019, 8:39 pm
Ross Phelps captured this beautiful scene of a fireball over water on July 24, 2019 from Piermont, New Hampshire USA. This object was widely seen over the northeastern USA and Canada. For more information on this fireball visit: https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2019/3151©Ross Phelps During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Saturday September 21st. At…
Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:03 pm
During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Saturday September 14th. This will be the worst time of the month to try and view meteor activity as the bright moon will obscure all but the brightest meteors. Toward the end of this period the evening hours will be free of moonlight but rates during this time of night are low, seldom exceeding 5 meteors per hour.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 8:33 pm
Over 500 reports from 4 countries Only few minutes after the event, the AMS and its international partners (IMO, Vallende Sterren, Werkgroep Meteoren, UKMON and Naturhistorisches Museum Wien) started to received many reports about a very bright daytime fireball spotted over the North Sea. So far, we received over 500 reports about this unusually bright…
Posted: September 13, 2019, 9:46 am
During this period the moon’s phase waxes from just past its first quarter phase to nearly full. This weekend the moon’s phase will be a waxing gibbous that will set soon after midnight local daylight saving time (LDST). This is good timing as the more active morning hours will be free of moonlight. With each passing night this window of dark sky shrinks until the moon sets near the start of dawn late in the week.
Posted: September 6, 2019, 5:31 pm
Many composite images have been made of the Perseids and Geminids. Have you ever seen one of a minor shower? Wade Earle endured a marathon of eight nights of meteor photography in late July and early August 2019, focusing on the alpha Capricornids. During this time he was able to capture 29 meteors from this…
Posted: August 30, 2019, 3:34 pm
During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Friday August 30th. On that date the moon is located near the sun and is invisible at night. This weekend the nearly half-illuminated moon will rise during the early morning hours. While the moonlight in the morning sky will be bothersome, successful meteor observations can still be undertaken by simply keeping the moon out of your field of view.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 6:43 pm
During this period the moon wanes from its full phase to nearly half illuminated. This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the early evening hours and will compromise the sky the remainder of the night. This is the worst time of the month to try and view meteor activity as the more active morning hours are completely swamped in bright moonlight.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 6:38 pm
During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Thursday August 15th. On that date the moon is located opposite the sun and lies above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the early morning hours, giving a small window of opportunity to view in dark skies while the moon is low in the west or below the horizon.
Posted: August 9, 2019, 6:48 pm
During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Wednesday August 7th. On that date the moon is located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near midnight local summer time. This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the late evening hours and will not interfere with viewing meteor activity.
Posted: August 2, 2019, 5:54 pm
Watch: Green meteorite burns up over Europe - right as the Foo Fighters were finishing 'Monkey ... TVNZ Belgium's International Meteor Organization reported the object fell about 9.09pm local time - about 7.09am Sunday, NZT. Drummer Taylor Hawkins .. Uit heel Nederland meldingen van grote vuurbal: 'Zo gaaf en zo groot' RTL Nieuws In zeldzame gevallen slaan restanten van die vuurbollen ergens op
Posted: June 18, 2018, 12:30 am
Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Netherlands Fireball Meteor 16JUN2018 w/ video 'It pierced the clouds': Fireball spotted blazing over Europe (VIDEO, PHOTO) RT The celestial ball of light is thought to have been the same phenomenon observed in dozens of reports to the International Meteor Organization (IMO). Uit heel Nederland meldingen van grote vuurbal: 'Zo gaaf en zo groot' RTL Nieuws
Posted: June 17, 2018, 5:21 pm
Uit heel Nederland meldingen van grote vuurbal: 'Zo gaaf en zo groot' RTL Nieuws Op de website International Meteor Organization kwamen 71 meldingen binnen. Vooral uit Nederland, maar ook enkele uit België en Duitsland. The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Happening In Massachusetts August 2018 Only In Your State The annual Perseids meteor shower is returning to the Bay State this season and it's
Posted: June 16, 2018, 9:40 pm
Adler Team Searches For Space Rocks In The Lake WBEZ Pieces of that meteor are sitting at the bottom of the lake, and the Adler Planetarium is on a mission to find those fragments in a mission called the ...'It pierced the clouds': Fireball spotted blazing over Europe (VIDEO, PHOTO)RTThe celestial ball of light is thought to have been the same phenomenon observed in dozens of reports to the
Posted: June 16, 2018, 5:05 am
A Meteoroid Smashed Into the Side of a Crater on Mars and Then Started a LandslideUniverse TodayIn this case, however, the dry dust on the slope was destabilized by the meteor's impact, which exposed darker material beneath. The impact that ...NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Photographs an Avalanche Caused By a Meteor StrikeOuter PlacesThat impact crater toward the top of the photo, only about
Posted: June 15, 2018, 4:10 am
Thuraya Astronomy Center (Dubai Astronomy Group)- Dubai Meteorite, Space and Astronomy Museum- Video Posted on YouTube by Al Arabiya English 276 views Published on May 9, 2018 Dubai center that seeks to create awareness about space, astronomyThuraya Astronomy Center is the place where people can come down and experience astronomy, Hasan Ahmad al-Hariri, the center’s Director and chief
Posted: June 14, 2018, 2:49 pm
New ESA infographic on asteroid risks New infographic illustrates how ESA will use first-ever ‘flyeye’ telescopes to support the UN and international efforts to respond to asteroid risks http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/06/Flyeye_telescopes_infographic Announcement from Planetary Science Research Discoveries [PSRD] Meteorite Evidence for a Complicated Protoplanetary Disk -- A
Posted: June 14, 2018, 4:09 am
Yunnan meteors older than the Sun: experts China.org.cn Xu Weibiao, chief scientist at the Purple Mountain Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, examined a sample and concluded the meteor ... Yunnan meteors older than the Sun: experts People's Daily A meteor found in Yunnan Province [File Photo: Yunnan.cn] Experts have determined that a me. Yunnan meteors older than the Sun Belarus
Posted: June 13, 2018, 6:00 pm
Meteor showers of comet C/1964 N1 (Ikeya)Astronomy & AstrophysicsWe intend to map the meteor complex of the long-period comet C/1964 N1 (Ikeya), which ... July ξ-Arietids, the meteor shower 533 in the IAU MDC list.A secret missile launch? Mystery streak of light spotted over Whidbey Island leaves locals baffledDaily MailMr Johnson said he contacted a number of experts about the strange sighting,
Posted: June 11, 2018, 6:59 pm
Measurements of winds in the upper atmosphere by means of drifting meteortrails IScienceDirectmeasuring upper atmosphere winds from the drift of meteor trails. The purpose of the present paper is to describe a continuously recording method for ...effect of rotation on the initial radius of meteor trainsOxford Journals - Oxford University PressAbstract. We propose that the observed variation of
Posted: June 10, 2018, 7:02 pm
Large meteor last nightRedditDid anyone else happen to see the fireball type meteor last night around 2am? It was going slow enough that it could have been something...'Meteor Festival' brings international stars to Israel's NorthThe Jerusalem PostBut the Meteor Festival, bringing closed to 100 international and local acts, is sure to bring a significant crowd to a sleepy kibbutz near the Jordan
Posted: June 9, 2018, 7:06 pm
Astronomy Summer Series - Perseid Meteor ShowerThe Astronomical LeagueDiscover the night sky from Assateague Island! The event will begin with auditorium presentations followed by stargazing with telescopes.Close encountersHeavens-AboveThe following table lists the upcoming close encounters with all other known orbiting objects for which orbital elements are available (over 16000).Experts confirm
Posted: June 8, 2018, 7:10 pm
Asteroid burning above Africa, NASA spotted it moving towards EarthNews HeadsA meteor enlightened the sky over Botswana in Africa, at just 6-feet across. NASA US space agency, however, mentions that the asteroid was just ...Source of sonic boom may have been identifiedOzark Radio News... boom from a jet breaking the sound barrier overhead, to earthquakes or dynamite, to the possibility of a
Posted: June 7, 2018, 7:17 pm
A New Glimpse Into the Martian PastThe AtlanticThey could have crash-landed on Mars inside a meteor that blew apart into bits, scattering debris and mixing with indigenous material. Or they might ...China Had A Meteor / Meteorite EventDetectorProspector.comFragments of meteorites fell in southwest China's Yunnan Province on June 1 and two pieces fell through villagers' house roofs while one fell
Posted: June 6, 2018, 7:22 pm
NASA's priorities appear to be out of whack with what the public wantsArs TechnicaA little more than half a day at 2012 DA 14's closest approach a meteor measuring about 20 meters across broke apart in Earth's atmosphere above ...Treasure hunters seek to make a fortune after meteorites hit ChinaTelegraph.co.uk... a huge fireball streaking across the sky, while reports have described how villagers
Posted: June 5, 2018, 6:13 pm
NASA- South African Small Asteroidhttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/tiny-asteroid-discovered-saturday-disintegrates-hours-later-over-southern-africaAMS Ghanzi, Botswana Meteorite Fall KMZ here:http://www.mediafire.com/file/ 04x31z949834bbm/Botswana-2018- LA.kmz/fileSix foot wide asteroid discovered, then it strikes AfricaMalaysia Sun (blog)On Tuesday, scientists revealed that the meteor that lit
Posted: June 4, 2018, 10:47 pm
Asteroid 2018 LA Explodes Over Botswana Hours After DiscoverySkyandTelescope.comMeteor 2018 LA (ZLAF9B2) seen from a farm between Ottosdal and Hartebeesfontein, North West South Africa. Video captured by Barend Swanepoel ...Hours after it was discovered, an asteroid heading for Earth disintegrated over AfricaSun SentinelMeteorite/ ZLAF9B2 /2018 LA Video is taken near my dads farm between Ottosdal
Posted: June 3, 2018, 10:27 pm
A small asteroid disintegrated into a fireball over South Africa Science Examiner A small and least likely to harm asteroid recently disintegrated over the regions of Africa and extending to Papua New Guinea, just hours after it was ... 6-Feet-Wide Asteroid Disintegrates In Atmosphere Over Botswana Hours After Discovery - International Business Times Small asteroid, first spotted hours earlier
Posted: June 2, 2018, 6:54 pm
Botswana and South Africa Bolide Meteor 02JUN2018 w/ Videos - Asteroid 2018 LA falls to Earth Meteorites on the ground to be found! MeteorRats Scamble! A small asteroid disintegrated into a fireball over South Africa Science Examiner A small and least likely to harm asteroid recently disintegrated over the regions of Africa and extending to Papua New Guinea, just hours after it was ...
Posted: June 2, 2018, 6:17 pm
Epic meteorite illuminates skies over China (VIDEO)RTAccording to the Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the fireball was a bolide, which is an extremely bright meteor, CCTV ...WATCH Huge Meteorite Burns Away in Sky Over Chinese CitySputnik International... the Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the object in the sky was a bolide, a bright meteor which
Posted: June 1, 2018, 10:19 pm
Meteorite fragments found in Yunnan after shower damages village homeshttps://www.shine.cn/viral/1806045767/Treasure hunters seek to make a fortune after meteorites hit Chinahttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/06/treasure-hunters-seek-make-fortune-meteorites-hit-china/ Yunnan meteors older than the Sun: expertsChina.org.cn Xu Weibiao, chief scientist at the Purple Mountain Observatory of
Posted: June 1, 2018, 6:24 pm
Earths Craters And Meteor Impact Events mp3vtgmp3.liveMeteor Slams Moon, Creates 59 - Foot - Wide Crater: Before and After ... Meteor Crater - The world's best preserved meteorite impact site on Earth.New Research Upsets Current Theories Of Evolution On EarthI4U NewsFossil records and carbon dating proves that life existed on earth millions of years ago, we also know that dinosaur age ended due
Posted: May 31, 2018, 6:41 pm
Not all dinosaurs are extinctAlberta Daily Herald TribuneAfter the meteor event filtered out the creatures not destined for survival in the Paleocene world, the neornithines were quick to spread and diversify.What is this mysterious object caught on video in the clouds above an RAF base? Bystander claims ...Daily Mail'I initially thought it was a meteor falling, which is already quite unusual to
Posted: May 30, 2018, 6:45 pm
Moisond Debuts an Innovative Gemstone Inspired by the Rarefied Beauty of MoissaniteScottsbluff Star Herald... and its origins lie in deep space - the substance was first discovered on earth in a meteor crater by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Henri Moissan.Noctilucent cloud season beginsSouthgate Amateur Radio ClubThese are noctilucent ("night-shining") clouds, formed by wisps of summertime water
Posted: May 29, 2018, 6:50 pm
Moon hit by meteor3Stars WorldWide LogisticsThe surface area of the Moon is about 37. Feb 24, 2014 We get meteor showers when the Earth plows through the debris left by a comet as it orbits the ...Perseid fireball meteor captured by a NASA all-sky cameraMSN.comPerseid fireball meteor captured by a NASA all-sky camera. The Weather Network Logo. The Weather Network. Duration: 00:27Meteor watch
Posted: May 28, 2018, 6:53 pm
- Aurora Forecast – Ovation
- Aurora Forecast | Geophysical Institute
- POES Auroral Activity – north & south hemispheres
- Aurora Borealis Activity Now
- AuroraMAX webcam – CSA – Yellowknife, Canada
- Live – Aurora Sky Station
- Northern Lights Cameras
- Spaceweather.com – Realtime Aurora Image Gallery – contributed images from the public
- Your Guide To When, Where and How To See The Aurora Borealis – Universe Today
- Lights Over Lapland on Vimeo – videos of aurora over Abisko National Park in Sweden.