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07 August 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 07AUG2012

Perseids Meteor Shower
San Diego Reader (blog)
On the night of Saturday, August 11 when the morning crescent moon appears in the sky just hours before the Sun, the Perseids meteor shower will begin. The times are approximate, but the constellation Perseus rises in the northeast sky at about 11 p.m. ...

San Tan Mountain park hike a great way to view Perseids meteor shower
East Valley Tribune
A Perseid meteor streaks towards clouds on the horizon in this 30-second time exposure photograph taken Saturday evening, Aug. 10, 2002, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The annual meteorshower begins Friday night and continues through Wednesday. ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party is Sunday Night
Lewis-Clark State College
LEWISTON, Idaho - Lewis-Clark State College Physics Professor, Dr. Victor Kriss will host a PerseidMeteor Shower Star Party Sunday night, August 12 at the Nez Perce National Historical Park in Spalding. At 7:30 p.m. in the visitor center, Kriss will ...

Perseid meteor shower set to put on a great show - Astronomy ...
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 ...
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Meteor Activity Outlook for July 28-August 3, 2012 | American Meteor ...
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near four no matter your location. For morning observers the estimated total hourly ...
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A canoe trip and a shower
Los Angeles Times
Here's a romantic way to view next weekend's Perseid meteor showers and get some exercise too: Take a canoe trip at night. Wanderlust Tours, a company in Bend, Ore., is offering such outings on the Cascades lakes. A spectacular display of "shooting ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 06AUG2012 - blog*spot
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
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.
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Perseid meteor shower to light up night sky above Joshua Tree National Park
Examiner.com
Visitors to California's 792726 acre Joshua Tree National Park can swap desert tortoises and rattlesnakes for galactic space balls this coming weekend when meteors associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle will blaze a trail across the night sky. The ...

This week: Perseids meteor shower is next weekend
Leavenworth Times
Interested in catching a glimpse of the Perseids meteor shower? There should be good viewing this weekend, as a crescent moon will be in the sky. The best times to watch are Friday night-Saturday morning, and Saturday night-Sunday morning.

Check out shooting stars in night sky
The Fayette Tribune
This is the time of year to see such wonders in the night sky. Join a ranger for the Naturalist Notebook Skills Series and see the peak of the Perseid Meteor Showers. Learn the basics of summer star constellations and the night sky during this natural ...

Mike Lynch: No full moon will mar this year's Perseid meteor shower
Pioneer Press
It's one of the best meteor showers we have every year. Last year, a full moon washed out much of the show. That wont' be the case this time around. On Saturday night and Sunday morning, Aug. 11-12, when the Perseids will peak, the sky will be darker ...

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