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06 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 06AUG2012

Conditions are good to see meteor shower
TheNewsTribune.com
A crescent moon should not pose a problem to viewing the Perseid meteor shower next week. But as any Northwest astronomy buff will attest, clouds could be another issue. The meteor show is expected to peak the night of Aug. 12-13. The waning moon will ...

Perseid meteor shower on view this weekend
TheNewsTribune.com
RICHLAND, Wash. -- The Perseid meteor shower peaks during the night of Saturday, Aug. 11 in the summer's most popular display of "shooting stars." Under a dark sky, tens of meteors are visible each hour. During some years, I've counted more than 300 ...

Joshua Tree National Park prepares for peak of Perseid meteor shower
The Desert Sun
Hacienda Heights residents (from left) Will Su, 22, Kalvin Kwong, 21, Tiffany Fan, 21, Sharon Soong, 20, and Jane Woo, 20, arrived at Joshua Tree National Park in hopes of seeing a clear view of the Perseid meteor shower in 2008 in Joshua Tree ...

View the Perseids meteor shower from Beech Hill
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)
Rockport — Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites stargazers of all ages to view the Perseids meteor shower from its Beech Hill Preserve on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Though the early morning hours may be best for sighting the most meteors...

Meteor shower peaks tonight, hampered by moon - Technology ...
An annual meteor shower peaks this weekend, but skywatchers shouldn't expect too much, experts say.
www.msnbc.msn.com/.../meteor-shower-peaks-tonight-hampe...

Increasing Meteor Activity: NASA's All Sky Fireball Network detected ...
Last night, NASA's All Sky Fireball Network detected 17 Venus-bright meteors. The orbits of the meteoroids, color-coded by velocity, are shown in the diagram ...
www.sott.net/.../248823-Increasing-Meteor-Activity-NASA-s-...

Watch out for meteor showers this weekend - The Philippine Star ...
Residents of Mindanao can watch out for meteor showers this weekend, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration ...
www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?publicationSubCategoryId...

ScienceCasts: Meteor Smoke Makes Strange Clouds // Current TV
A key ingredient of Earth's strangest clouds does not come from Earth. New data from NASA's ...
current.com/.../93861348_sciencecasts-meteor-smoke-makes-s...

August Perseid Meteor Shower Has Long Legacy, Bright Future ...
From Yahoo! News: Exactly 150 summers ago, stargazers were admiring a beautiful new comet. Discovered in mid-July 1862 by Americans Lewis Swift and ...
news.yahoo.com/august-perseid-meteor-shower-long-legacy-b...

Flagstaff History: Statehood meteor stirred things up in Holbrook
Arizona Daily Sun
From 1887: Copies of the revised Territorial Statutes have arrived. Of particular interest "Any person having or carrying concealed any dirk, dirk-knife, bowie knife, slingshot, brass-knuckles or pistol or any other weapon, within any city, village or ...

River of Stars – Perseids Meteor Shower Aug. 11 at Barren River
Bowling Green Daily News
Come out and make a shooting star craft at 4 p.m., enjoy dinner in the Driftwood Restaurant, and learn a little more about the Perseids meteor shower at the Literature and Lecture session at 6:30 p.m. After the lecture, you can be a Barren River Star ...

Time for the annual Perseid meteor shower
HeraldNet
The Geminid meteor shower in December is said to put on a slightly better show with more meteors or "shooting stars" per hour, but watching the Perseids is a lot more comfortable, and this year the peak of the shower is on a Saturday night. Even though ...

All-sky camera captures fireball over Melbourne -- Fire in the Sky ...
Meteor 2 Aug 2012, filmed from Melbourne, Australia....
www.sott.net/.../249170-All-sky-camera-captures-fireball-over...

Perseid meteor shower is going on now! But, will peak this week!
Mcalester News Capital
McALESTER — Stargazers and at home astronomers, Aug. 12, invite friends and leave the telescopes in the house for there will be more than enough “shooting stars” to wish upon able to be seen with the naked eye and Phillip Scott, Astronomy and Physics ...

Be Ready to Enjoy the Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
French Tribune
All those, who want to watch the upcoming Perseid meteor showers, can head towards the park, a park spokesman said on Friday. The peak activity of this annual Perseid meteor event will take place on Saturday Aug. 11 and thus the park rangers will start ...

New Mars rover to land in intriguing giant crater
Sacramento Bee
Gale Crater was gouged by a meteor impact more than 3 billion years ago. Over time, scientists believe sediments filled in the 96-mile-wide crater and winds sculpted the 3-mile-high mountain, called Mount Sharp. Mount Sharp's stack of rock layers can ...

Looking Up: Perseids meteor shower - the highlight of summer
Helena Daily World
Marking the height of summer year after year is the Perseids meteor shower, one of the strongest of displays. This year is highly favored, with only a crescent moon in the pre-dawn sky. Meteors can be seen any night of the year, and there are a great ...

The 2012 Perseid meteor shower | International Meteor Organization
The typical maximum of the Perseids falls into a period between 12h and 14h30m UT on 2012 August 12. Although the Moon is a waning crescent, three days ...
www.imo.net/node/1434

Meteor activity ticks up helps spawn extraterrestrial clouds on ...
Bright fireball meteor captured from Dayton Ohio on video camera by John Chumack on ... Meteoractivity's been picking up in recent days as we approach the ...
astrobob.areavoices.com/.../meteor-activity-ticks-up-helps-crea...

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks in August
GoLocalProv
The upcoming Perseid meteor shower of August is the most widely observed meteorshower of the year. This ranking is because families are spending more time outdoors during the summer season, enjoying cookouts, camping, or any other assortment of ...

Perseid Meteor Shower: Joshua Tree National Park to Re-Open Campground
Patch.com
Joshua Tree National Park rangers plan to re-open Ryan Campground for the nights of Aug. 10 to Aug. 12 to make room for people who want to watch the upcoming Perseid meteor showers, a park spokesman said Friday. The annual Perseid meteor event is ...

Perseids Meteor Shower to Display Up to 50 Meteors Per Hour Next Week
Latinos Post
According to Brevard Times, the Perseids meteor shower will be viewable all over the world, but to see Perseids also depends on the moon. A full moon will disturb the aurora of the meteors, making it difficult to see. The best hours to view the meteor ...

Perseid meteor shower set to put on a great show
Astronomy Magazine
If you ask most skygazers to name their favorite meteor shower, the odds are good that “Perseid” will be the first word out of their mouths. This annual shower seemingly has it all: It offers a consistently high rate of meteors year after year; it ...

Joshua Tree National Park to reopen campground for meteor shower
Valley News
JOSHUA TREE - Joshua Tree National Park will reopen its Ryan Campground next weekend to open up more spots during the Perseid meteor shower, a park spokesman said today. The 31-site campground, which is usually closed in summer when there are ...

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