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31 December 2011

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Is 2012s meteor shower the second meteor shower that has ever ...
You get meteor showers when there is meteoroids moving through our atmosphere. You can manly see meteoroids when they pass through the mesosphere ...
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Christmas UFO Identified
Open Minds UFO News
The strange fireball UFO seen across Germany and neighboring countries on December 24, 2011 has been identified as a Soyuz rocket re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. The Royal Observatory of Belgium issued a statement saying, “Thefireball observed ...

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Italia Meteor Fireball ...
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Meteor, Comet, UFO or what? Seen in Germany ...
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30 December 2011

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30DEC2011

Tour January's Sky by Eye and Ear!
Sky & Telescope
Here are some highlights The month starts off with a bang, celestially speaking, as the annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on the morning of January 4th. This year's edition favors North America, but to see these "shooting stars" you'll need to be ...

12 Must-See Skywatching Events in 2012
Space.com
This meteor shower reaches its peak in the predawn hours of Jan. 4 for eastern North America. The Quadrantid meteor shower is a very short-lived meteor display, whose peak rates only last several hours. The phase of the moon is a bright waxing gibbous, ...

Viewing Prospects for the 2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower ...
Some meteor organizations refer to this shower as the Bootids. It is thought that this shower is related to the recently discovered asteroid 2003 EH1. ...
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A good year for the Quadrantids
Alamogordo Daily News
These are popularly called "shooting stars" or "falling stars," but these terms are actually misnomers; the more proper term is "meteor" from the Greek word meaning "lofty" or "high in the air." A meteoroccurs whenever a small grain of dust in ...

Meteor Shower Pictures Of 2011
Did you wish upon a shooting star in 2011? In case you missed your chance, here are some of our favorite meteor shower images from 2011.
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Christmas Eve fireball sparked by falling rocket debris - Technology ...
A dazzling fireball that lit up the night sky above Europe in a bright Christmas Eve display was no meteor or comet. A falling piece of a Russian rocket created the ...
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../christmas-eve-fireball-sparked-falling...

29 December 2011

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Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Japan Bolide Meteor ...
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Quadrantids meteor shower will create brief, beautiful show on Jan. 4
The 2012 Quadrantids, a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off ...
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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Geminid Meteor Over Iran
While hurtling through the atmosphere at 35 kilometers per second, a generous cosmic sand grain becomes an awe-inspiring meteor, its transient beauty ...
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First meteor shower of 2012 comes next weekmsnbc.com
The first major meteor shower of 2012 takes place on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 3 and the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 4. It peaks at 2 am EST (0700 GMT) on Jan. 4. By Geoff Gaherty In 2011, most of the best meteor showers occurred when the moon was
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2012 Meteor Shower Skywatching Schedule | Meteor Showers ...
The 2012 meteor shower schedule begins with Quadrantid meteor shower in January. SPACE.com offers a full 2012 meteor shower peak date guide for skywatchers ...
www.space.com/14068-2012-meteor-shower-skywatching-sch...

First Meteor Shower of 2012 Arrives Next Week
Space.com
by Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education In 2011, most of the best meteor showers occurred when the moon was close to full. This natural "light pollution" made the fainter meteors impossible to see. But 2012 starts out with a fine meteor shower, ...

Japan Bolide Meteor Fireball 27DEC2011

Green Fireball Recorded from Japan - 27DEC2011

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Japan Bolide Meteor Fireballs 11DEC-15DEC2011

Recent Fireballs - Japan 11DEC-15DEC2011 -Sonotaco



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Recorded from Japan. source: http://www.sonotaco.jp

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28 December 2011

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Christmas Eve fireball caused by falling Soyuz rocket debris | MNN ...
By Space.com
A dazzling fireball that lit up the night sky above Europe in a bright Christmas Eve display was no meteor or comet. A falling piece of a Russian rocket created the light show to cap the end of its successful mission, scientists say....



Meteor shower forecast for early Jan. 4 in Taiwan - Taiwan News ...
Voice of the People, Bridge to the World - Meteor shower forecast for early Jan. 4 in Taiwan.
www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1798647



Christmas Eve space fireball identified
Ninemsn
Astronomers concerned with unidentified flying objects at a centre in Mannheim, southwestern Germany, were swamped with telephone calls, and they initially thought it was a meteorite. The Belgian observatory solved the mystery on Sunday when it linked ...




msnbc.com
Astrophotographer Roman Breisch snapped this photo of a fireball created by a re-entering Russian rocket stage over Germany on Dec. 24. The rocket debris was part of a Soyuz rocket that successfully launched a new crew to the International Space ...

NASA's 10 Most Stunning Images of 2011
Ecorazzi
This time lapse photo titled The World at Night by Babak Tafreshi shows the Quadrantid MeteorShower above the ruins of the city Damghan in Iran. Two quadrantid meteor streaks (two streaks going in opposite directions to the rest of the star streaks) ...

Overlooked meteor shower to hit its peak - Technology & science ...
When skywatchers think of December meteor showers, they immediately think of the Geminids, which over the years have evolved into the most prolific and ...
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../oft-overlooked-ursid-meteor-shower-...

meteorobs : Message: (meteorobs) Major Event Meteor or Space ...
meteorobs: Amateur meteor astronomy. ... http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot. com/2011/12/mbiq-indicates-large-meteor-se\ en-in.html. Dirk Ross...Tokyo ...
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Gemini meteor shower seen in China - SINA English
The Geminid meteor shower is often one of the best meteor displays of the year, but this year the event peaked just days after a total lunar eclipse and the ...
english.sina.com/video/2011/1215/423281.html

Comet Lovejoy has turned into a a cosmic Christmas present for some eager skywatchers.

Christmas Eve Fireball Sparked by Falling Rocket Debris
Space.com
by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor A dazzling fireball that lit up the night sky above Europe in a bright Christmas Eve display was no meteor or comet. A falling piece of a Russian rocket created the light show to cap the end of its successful ...

'Santa Claus' fireball over Europe was from Russia
RT
The Royal Observatory of Belgium confirmed: “The fireball observed above Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Germany on December 24 around 5:30pm, was the re-entry of the third stage of the Soyuz rocket that transported the Dutch astronaut to the ISS. ...

Video: On tape: Mysterious light in European sky
CBS News Mon, 26 Dec 2011 14:04 PM PST
A curious streaking light was caught on tape over Germany, Belgium and France. Was it a comet? Meteorite? Santa's sleigh? Terrell Brown reports.

Port Orford Meteorite: Is it a hoax? Is it still out there? Who knows?
The Mail Tribune Mon, 26 Dec 2011 02:08 AM PST
Somewhere in the thickly forested Coast Range, within a few dozen miles of the town of Port Orford, there's a chunk of intergalactic rock worth more than $300 million.

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Italia ...
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27 December 2011

Italia Meteor Fireball 27DEC2011

Italian Fireball 27DEC2011 02:24
This is a photo that I captured from Lido of Venice, Italy on 27DEC2011 02:24. 
The fireball was very low in the east.
(c) Maurizio Eltri
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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24DEC2011

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 24-30, 2011 | International ...
As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with meteor observing as it is thin and will set long before the ...
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When is the next meteor shower? | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky
Unless you are still seeing some stray Ursids flying, the next meteor shower is the Quadrantids on the morning of January 4, 2012.
earthsky.org/astronomy.../when-is-the-next-meteor-shower-20...



Waitt Patagonia Meteorite Impact Field Project ...
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A possible meteoric impact site has been recently re-discovered by NGS/Waitt ...
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Ursid Meteor Shower Peaks Thursday Night
KSEE
By KSEE News (Space.com) When sky-watchers think of meteor showers during the month of December, they immediately think of the Geminids, which over the years has evolved into the most prolific and reliable of the dozen or so annual meteor displays that ...



Meteor lights up the sky
Kawartha Media Group
(
PETERBOROUGH) Warren Morrison didn't need his telescope Monday night to watch a fierymeteor flash through the sky above him. An amateur astronomer, Mr. M



Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Many theories suggest star jelly is deposited on earth during meteor showers, while the gel may have paranormal origins or could even just be the remains of dead frogs. Chris Livingstone, chair-man of the Worcester Astronomical Society, ...
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A Christmas meteor story for Collingwood
Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin
In a Torstar piece three days later it was said that six cameras from the University of Western Ontario's Southern Ontario Meteor Network recorded a slow-moving fireball, estimated to be no bigger than a basketball, at 6:04 pm It first entered the ...



Was the Star of Bethlehem a Star, Comet ... or Miracle?
Space.com
The audience was then asked: "Was the star seen by the Wise Men an unusual, eye-catching gathering of naked eye planets, or was that fabled 'sign in the sky' a meteor, comet, nova, or something supernatural?" In later years, the tedious running-back of ...



Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Alberta / Saskatchewan ...
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News. Fireballs, Meteors, Bolides, Meteorites, Comets, Asteroid Impact,Meteorite Quest, Recent Meteorite Falls & Related News. Make a meteor report. ...
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Top Astronomy Events in 2012
By Adrian West
2011 was a poor year for meteor showers due to the presence of a largely illuminated Moon on all of the major showers; this prevented all but the brightest meteors being seen. In contrast 2012 brings a welcome respite from the glare of the ...
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Japan quake, asteroid flyby, Neanderthal sex top science news in 2011
CBC.ca
The top five science-related stories of each month on CBCNews.ca have been recapped below: January Polar bear swims 9 days straight Volcanoes led to world's largest extinction: study Meteorshower arrives Monday night Deadly floods fed by intense La ...



Ursids meteor shower tonight
Baltimore Sun (blog)
If the skies cooperate, we may be lucky enough to view the Ursids meteor shower tonight. The display is product of the comet 8P/Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 13.6 years. It's not a big event and the intensity of the fireballs often disappoint. ...


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This is the new martian 
meteorite NWA 7032, classified by Tony Irving (unpaired, so it's ...
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