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11 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 11AUG2012

Perseid meteor shower showcases natural fireworks
WSBT-TV
The International Meteor Organization and "The Observer's Handbook 2012" explain that the zenithal hourly rate is about 90 to 100 meteors each hour. Although you'll never see that many, be happy with a few. The shower supposedly will peak Sunday at 8 ...

Perseid Meteor Showers set to light up Philadelphia skies this weekend. Aug 10 ...
iradiophilly.com
Named because they seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus, this meteorshower will peak this weekend through August 13th. It is not uncommon to see up to 60 meteors an hour with the Perseids. The moon is in a waning crescent phase, meaning is ...

This Weekend: Perseid meteor shower and free opera concert
Examiner.com
The Perseid meteor shower will reach its height this weekend. There will be an estimated 50 to 60 meteors per hour. The Perseid shower is considered one of the most reliable meteor showers that occur in the Northern Hemisphere. In addition to the...

Where To Watch The Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend
LAist
The Perseid Meteor Shower kicks off tonight, lasts through Monday and peaks in the wee hours of Sunday morning. This year the meteors are supposed to give a particularly good show since there will only be a waning sliver of a moon in the sky giving off ...

The Skinny on Viewing the Perseids Meteor Shower
Patch.com
The forecast for Saturday and Sunday nights in the Canon-Mac area is for partly cloudy skies (and maybe even rain) with overnight low temperatures hovering around 70 degrees, but we hope that doesn't keep you from looking up this weekend. Because you ...

Perseids Meteor Shower 2012: Peak Time and Place to Watch in SW Minneapolis
Patch.com
If the clouds cooperate (that means, if they stay away), you can see the annual meteor shower any night this week, but it will be strongest on Sunday morning around 4 a.m., said Terry Jones, astrophysics professor the University of Minnesota. The ...

Perseid meteor shower to dazzle the night sky this weekend ...
From the blog Technology News Blog: If your head frequently gets lost in the stars — and really, with the Curiosity landing still so fresh, who could blame you ...
news.yahoo.com/.../perseid-meteor-shower-dazzle-night-sky-...

Perseids Meteor Shower Maximum Is This Weekend - Slashdot
New submitter turp182 writes to remind us that the Perseid meteor shower will be visible this weekend (Aug. 11-13). Astronomers are anticipating the Perseid ...
science.slashdot.org/.../perseids-meteor-shower-maximum-is-t...

Meteor showers to be visible on 11th August night - Hindustan Times
Try to get as far from city lights as possible on August 11 and you will be able to see meteorshowers in the sky.
www.hindustantimes.com/...to-be.../Article1-911423.aspx

Viewer's guide to meteor showers - Mother Nature Network
Here's a look at a few annual meteor showers and what we've learned from them through the years.
www.mnn.com/earth...guide.../sit-back-and-enjoy-the-show

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend - weather.com
Get the latest weather news from weather.com. The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday night through Sunday morning, and this year's shower ...
www.weather.com/news/perseid-meteor-shower-20120810

Sky Gazing: Help NASA Gather Meteor Data This Weekend With ...
Watch the Perseid Meteor shower this weekend (a hundred shooting stars an hour!) and help NASA at the same time. Here's how.
www.good.is/.../sky-gazing-help-nasa-gather-meteor-data-this-...

Deluxe Meteor Shower - Radiolab
So I'm guessing there's a .0009 chance that Radiolab fans don't already know this, but I just learned that this ...
www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab.../deluxe-meteor-shower/

Look to the skies - Perseid meteor showers reach their peak this ...
Looking for something to photograph this weekend? How about the Perseid meteor showers (which should be visible over the next few evenings and nights)?
www.dpreview.com/.../Photographing-Perseid-Meteor-shower...

This weekend: Perseid meteor shower - Birmingham ...
The Perseid meteor shower is expected to be an above average performance this year. The ...
examiner.com

Year's best shooting star show, Perseid meteor shower, hits Bay Area this ...
San Jose Mercury News
The famous "old faithful" meteor shower -- the Perseids -- peaks late Saturday night and Sunday morning, producing probably your best chance this year to see shooting stars, astronomers say. The forecast calls for mostly clear skies inland with only a ...

Perseid meteor shower peaks early Sunday
Los Angeles Times
The annual Perseid meteor shower begins late Friday night, with the peak occurring in the early hours of Sunday morning local time. The number of visible meteors is generally lower than during December's Geminid meteor shower, but the Perseids are ...

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012: Shooting Stars Sunday Morning
ABC News
Go outside in the wee hours of Sunday morning and, if the night sky is clear, you may see exquisite showers. The Perseid meteor shower of 2012 is expected to peak Sunday between midnight and dawn, and if you're in a good, dark place, you might see more ...

Tips for best viewing of Perseid meteor shower's peak
USA TODAY
Get out your thermos and sleeping bag, this year's Perseid meteor shower will peak Saturday night into Sunday morning. It's already "looking very good," in the words of Bill Cooke, who tracks meteors for NASA at Marshall Space Flight Center in ...

Perseid Meteor Shower May Dazzle This Weekend: How to Watch Online
Space.com
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend and if you can't catch the "shooting star" spectacle in person, have no fear. You can tune in online for live views of the meteor display from NASA. NASA is inviting people to participate in its "Up ...

Meteor showers! This weekend is optimum viewing
Mason City Globe Gazette
With thousands of other astronomy enthusiasts across the world, he will be watching for a light show provided by the annual Perseid meteor showers. “It's like playing the lottery,” said Toomsen. “There are no two experiences that are the same.” That's ...

Space News: Meteor smoke makes strange clouds
Lake County News
Anyone who has ever seen a noctilucent cloud or “NLC” would agree: They look alien. The electric-blue ripples and pale tendrils of NLCs reaching across the night sky resemble something from another world. Researchers say that's not far off.

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend; Nerds Expected To Break Curfew
Slate Magazine (blog)
Brew a pot of coffee, grab the lawn chair and binoculars, and get ready for the annual early morning light show. This year's Perseid meteor shower is getting under way, and is due to peak late night Saturday and Sunday before dawn. Appearing to radiate ...

For best meteor viewing, find rural spot Saturday night
Times Herald-Record
"(Saturday) night, you should be able to see a meteor or two a minute if you're in a reasonably dark sky," Bailey said. Bailey said the Perseids, although not the most spectacular of meteor showers, is one of the most watched ones, because of its ...

2012 Perseid Meteor Shower display this weekend
WJLA (blog)
The Perseid Meteor Shower will light up the sky this weekend as a result of the Earth's orbit through a debris cloud left by the Swift-Tuttle comet, which orbits the sun once every 133 years. According to NASA, the best views will be in the Northern ...

Chico Observatory still open for Perseids meteor shower tonight
Enterprise-Record
The meteor shower is created by the dust trail formed by the comet Swift-Tuttle when it passed through the inner solar system in 1862. Each year between Aug. 11 and 13, the Earth passes through this cloud of mostly microscopic particles. When the ...

2012 Perseid meteor showers have begun; peak expected August 11 and 12
Examiner.com
The Perseid meteor showers have begun over North America, and will peak Sunday, August 12, 2012. Clear skies are in the forecast for much of the United States so viewing the Perseid meteor showers should be easy to see for many Americans.

Perseid Meteor Shower—And Moon Flashes—Peaks Saturday
National Geographic
The Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend, and thanks to relatively dark skies, the 2012 edition of the annual sky show should be well suited to naked-eye stargazing. Sky-watchers with backyard telescopes, though, might join NASA in training their ...

Perseid meteor shower set to light up sky this weekend
CTV News
The Perseid meteor shower takes place every August, hitting its peak between August 11 and 13, when those looking skywards could see up to a hundred meteorites every hour - weather permitting. “The meteor rate might be up to 60, even a hundred ...

Perseid meteor shower takes center stage this weekend
Florida Today
Our lack of depth perception hides the true distance of the beginning and end of the trail, so we perceive the meteor as moving across the apparently flat sky, rather than moving down through the atmosphere. Perspective makes the nearly parallel tracks ...

Perseid meteor shower to peak this weekend
San Jose Mercury News
The year's big meteor shower, the Perseid event, will peak on Saturday night. In the Bay Area, the event will be best viewed as midnight approaches on Saturday. The waning crescent moon, whose light will be a small interference, will rise at 1 a.m. Sunday.

How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower
GeekSugar.com
Every August for about the last 2000 years, the meteor shower Perseides has passed through the sky. The spectacle is linked to the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun once every 133 years. Here's how it works: as Earth passes through the comet's ...

Where to See The Perseid Meteor Shower In Aliso Viejo
Patch.com
"The meteor shower will be hard to see from here, due to the light pollution. If you can get to a dark area with some elevation, perhaps the area up around the top of Pacific Island Dr., you might be able to see a few meteors," says Laguna Niguel ...

Look skyward: Perseid meteor shower set to pour overhead this weekend
Alaska Dispatch
If you've been hovering around the house this summer, this weekend might be your best opportunity to get out. As summer wanes and dark returns to northern skies, the annual Perseid meteor shower will pour through the heavens and put on a show for ...

What the Perseid Meteor Shower Looks Like from Space
The Atlantic
For the past week, the Perseid Meteor Shower has been crescendoing, and this weekend it will hit its peak. Visible anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere after 11pm, the dusty exhaust of the comet Swift-Tuttle will dance most vividly in the hours just ...

Meteor shower to peak early Sunday
Cecil Whig
Meteor shower to peak early Sunday By Gail Dean Special from the Star Democrat Cecil Daily | 0 comments. The annual opportunity to make wishes on “falling stars” arrives this weekend with August's Perseid meteor shower peaking around 1 a.m. Sunday.

Perseid meteor shower this weekend: how to get the best view
The Guardian
The Perseid meteor shower happens every August. Every Perseid meteor you see was once in the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, a 27-kilometre-wide iceberg in space. Photograph: Ali Jarekji/Reuters. The Perseid meteor display is upon us. Over the course of ...

Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend
WRAL.com (blog)
The result of debris burning up as it the atmosphere, the meteor shower occurs as Earth passes through the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle. This weekend, look to the North, just below the up-ended W-shaped constellation Cassiopeia. Meteors will appear as ...

2012 Perseid Meteor Shower
Phys.Org
It's only natural, while you're watching a meteor shower like the Perseids, to count the number of shooting stars you see. It turns out those numbers in your head are valuable. NASA wants them.Meteor tallies gathered by amateur sky watchers can be ...

Watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
Examiner.com
The annual Perseid meteor shower is coming our way this weekend. Anyone who lives in the Northern Hemisphere may be in for a good old-fashioned sky show, just by looking up. The Perseids are debris from a wandering comet that appears as shooting...

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012 this weekend! - Video ...
Watch Perseid Meteor Shower 2012 this weekend! video online at Times of India. View free ...
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Perseid meteor shower: NASA explains why it'll be the year's best
Los Angeles Times
The Perseid meteor shower -- set to hit its peak this weekend -- is expected to be "the best meteorshower of the year," NASA says. That's because, in addition to the blizzard of shooting stars, some of the most stunning orbs visible to mere mortals ...

Annual meteor shower to light up sky this weekend
Global BC
Vancouverites who look up this weekend may see 60 meteors or more an hour zoom through the Earth's atmosphere, as one of the world's most spectacular annual meteor showers lights up the sky. Parts of the Perseid meteor shower — named after the ...

Meteor showers to peak early Sunday
The Star Democrat
CAMBRIDGE — The annual opportunity to make wishes on “falling stars” arrives this weekend with August's Perseid meteor showers peaking around 1 a.m. Sunday. A waning crescent moon and a weather forecast for clear skies above the Eastern Shore ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Enlivens August Nights for Local Skywatchers
Malibu Surfside News
For more than 2000 years, sky watchers have observed the annual meteor shower. Named for the constellation Perseus— the location, or radiant, in the night sky where they appear to originate, the Perseids are actually associated with the comet Swift ...

Best meteor viewing of the year this weekend
www.kamloopsnews.ca
Best meteor viewing of the year this weekend. Comments. Tweet. Best meteor viewing of the year this weekend. August 10, 2012. The Perseid meteor shower has started and will be visible throughout the weekend and into Monday in B.C.. Kamloops ...

UPI NewsTrack Science and Technology News
UPI.com
Unlike last year when the glare of the full moon made spotting meteors difficult, this year a waning crescent moon "should be considered more of a nuisance than a deterrent," the International MeteorOrganization said. The Perseids are best observed in ...

Aug 7, 2012 | 2:21News Sacred meteorite - CBC.ca
News Sacred meteorite Aug 7, 2012 | 2:21A First Nation wants the Royal Alberta Museum to ...
cbc.ca

Extraterrestrial Origin: Bizarre Crystal Zipped Here From Outer Space
SPACE.com Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:26 AM PDT
Quasicrystals likely landed with a meteorite 15,000 years ago.

Researchers Hunt For Naturally Occurring Quasicrystals
redOrbit Fri, 10 Aug 2012 04:20 AM PDT
April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An expedition to far eastern Russia, a 15,000 year old meteorite, secret diaries, smugglers, gold prospectors and bears; sounds like the plot to an Indiana Jones movie, right? This is the story of two researchers looking for the origin of naturally occurring quasicrystals. Who knew science could be so exciting? Writing in Reports on Progress ...

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012 Peaks This Weekend ...
The Perseid meteor shower of 2012 will reach its peak before sunrise on Sunday, Aug. 12 ...
space.com

Perseid meteor shower peaks: What skywatchers can expect
NBCNews.com
The Perseid meteor shower occurs each year in late July and early August when the Earth passes through the dusty remains of the comet Swift-Tuttle. In the night sky, themeteor shower appears to radiate out of the constellation Perseus, hence, its name ...

Meteor shower: Shooting star display to peak Sunday night
Newsday
In dark locations, away from the lights of cities and suburbs, the perennially popular Perseid meteor shower can streak the sky with light up to 60 times an hour, according to Sky & Telescope. Look northeast starting about an hour before midnight as ...

Catch the Perseid meteor showers during a hike in the Simi Hills
Los Angeles Times
Looking for a good place to watch the annual Perseid meteor showers this weekend? Any dark venue away from urban lights -- say the Angeles National Forest or Santa Monica Mountains -- will do, provided you have a clear view of the night sky. Here's an ...

Meteor Shower This Saturday
Alton Daily News
One of nature's annual occurrences is the Perseid meteor shower, which is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream. This year, the peak is predicted for...

ScienceCasts: The 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower
YouTube
Published on Aug 9, 2012 by ScienceAtNASA. Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. The Perseidmeteor shower is underway. There's more to see than meteors, however, when the shower peaks on August 11th through 13th. The brightest planets in the solar ...

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