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15 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15AUG2012

Fireball ignites wild theories
The Wenatchee World Online
Many observers, in locations stretching from the Cascade crest east to Libby, Mont., also noted on sky-watch websites that the fireball was the largest night-sky object they'd ever seen. “A lot of people said they'd never experienced anything like it ...

Perseid meteor shower: your sightings | Science ...
The Perseids, the year's most spectacular meteor shower for viewers in the northern ...
guardian.co.uk

Web goes wild for Perseid Meteor photos
Examiner.com
Last weekend saw the peak of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, which was reported as producing 100 meteors per hour. In terms of magnitude, the Perseids are one of three major showers (November's Leonids and December's Geminids are the others) ...

Washington Fireball Ignites Wild Theories -- Fire in the Sky -- Sott.net
Here's the one thing known for sure about the huge fireball that on Aug. 7 zoomed across North Central Washington's night sky: a lot of people saw it. "You can ...
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Meteor Shower Delights Sky Observers
Christian Post
The Perseid meteor shower is an annual event that has been occurring for the last 2000 years. It happens each year, either in late July or early August, and happens as a result of the Earth passing through a trail of dust and ice from the comet Swift ...

VIDEO: Perseid meteor shower time-lapse
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
Take two cameras, aim them skyward and mix in some time-lapse technology and this is what you get: a unique view of the Perseid meteor shower. CNN iReporter Wright Johnson captured Sunday night's show in the sky with the help of his wide angle lenses. ...

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