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16 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16OCT2012

Meteor Shower Created by Halley's Comet Will Peak This Week
A meteor shower spawned by history's most famous comet will peak this weekend, and the show could be dazzling for observers with clear skies, experts say. The Orionid meteor shower will reach its zenith overnight from Saturday to Sunday (Oct. 20-21) as ...

Did a meteor hit Louisiana?
Houston Chronicle
Authorities are investigating the possibility that a meteor streaked across Texas skies and then slammed into northwest Louisiana late Monday night. A fireball was reportedly spotted in the skies near Killeen and Temple, and about 11:30 p.m. a loud, ...

Starved Rock to host free 'Star Party,' meteor shower viewing
LaSalle News Tribune
Not only is Saturday, Oct 20, National Astronomy Day, but also it happens to be the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower. There will be free telescope viewing on Friday and Saturday nights at the Starved Rock Youth Group Campsite and free talks and solar ...

Orionids Meteor Shower Coming Soon
Earth will pass through a stream of debris from the comet, beginning Monday, Oct. 15, which will give us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower; though you probably won't see much until a bit later. The best place to view the shower is away ...

Wake Up Lake Zurich: Orionids Meteor Shower Begins
The Orionids meteor shower has started and if the skies are clear, you may get a glimpse of a shooting star. The meteor shower runs from Oct. 15-29, and the peak will be perfectly scheduled for the weekend, Oct. 20-21. And here's some other information ...

Shooting Stars to Light Up the Sky
And though we're not expecting hundreds of thousands of meteoroids shooting through space during this shower, the upcoming week starts probably the most spectacular of meteor showers, the Orionids - the offspring of Halley's Comet. Orionid meteors are ...

Orionid meteor shower Is Radiant and easy to Locate
French Tribune
Experts were of the view that if they want to enjoy the Orionid meteor shower then they just need to lie down comfortably on a lawn chair and see towards south-east direction. Moreover, these meteors appear to be big in size, so there would be no need...

Loud Explosion in Webster Parish
Residents in Bossier and Webster are reporting a loud explosion. Webster Parish Officials say they currently believe it was a meteor north of Minden shortly before 11:30 PM Monday. According to people near Doyline and Minden their houses shook knocking ...

Debris from celestial visitor to rain fire from the sky
Debris, left behind by arguably the most famous periodic visitor to earth, will be raining fire for the sky, peaking in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 21. Orionid Meteor Shower is spawned by dust and debris left behind by the passage of Halley's Comet. "We ...

Orionids, planets, constellations brighten October skies
Two meteors from the 2011 Orionids Meteor Shower, each meteor is a little piece of Halley's comet burning in the atmosphere. The long trace was a bright bolid. The dome of yellowish light is light pollution from the big city of Buenos Aires about 100km ...

A 700000-Year Trip From Mars to Morocco
New York Times
A meteorite that landed in the Moroccan desert last summer was ejected from the surface of Mars 700,000 years ago, a new study reports. The meteorite is composed of an abundance of black glass, with noble gases trapped inside.

Stargazing: Orionid meteor shower
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
The annual Orionid meteor shower peaks Sunday morning between midnight and dawn. Since the first quarter moon sets around midnight, moonlight won't interfere with the shower. With a clear dark sky, you might spot 15 to 20 meteors each hour before ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15OCT2012
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
There's also something else that's special about this show: With the second-fastest entry velocity of all the annual meteor showers, meteors from the Orionids produce yellow and green colors and occasionally produce an odd fireball. To make ...
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