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19 October 2012

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Meteor Shower 2012: Halley's Comet Brings Meteor Shower Over California Skies
ABC News
... sign up now! Alert icon. Loading... Published on Oct 19, 2012 by ABCNews. Josh Elliott reports on the light show on display for Californians. For more on this story, click here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/10/meteor-lights-up-the ...

Meteor showers light up Bay Area skies
San Jose Mercury News
Oct 17: Reactions: Fireball lights up San Francisco Bay Area. A meteor shower lit up skies above the Bay Area and throughout California on Wednesday night, and they will appear with increasing frequency through Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

Morning Briefing: Meteor Shower This Weekend
Patch.com
The Orionids Meteor Shower will peak Saturday night and into Sunday morning. If you haven't seen ameteor shower before, take the time to head into the backyard and take in the view. Find out about the expected weather conditions and learn a little ...

WATCH: Meteor Fireball Lights Up Bay Area Sky
NBC Bay Area
Email. |. Print. A large bright object seen in the night sky all over the Bay Area had everyone talking. Latest details on the object in the sky and our upcoming meteor shower with Chief Meteorologist Jeff Ranieri. Meteor Fireball Streaks Over South ...

Meteor breaks up over San Jose - video
The Guardian
A meteor is captured breaking up over San Jose's city skyline by a security camera at the University of California's Lick Observatory. The lights in the foreground are of San Jose's cityscape. Broken pieces of the meteor can be seen speeding in and out ...

Orionids Meteor Shower October 2012: Halley's Comet Debris Lights Up Bay Area
Enstarz
A meteor brightened up the skies above the Bay Area in California in what experts say is debris from Halley's Comet. At around 7:45 p.m. local time on Wednesday, Oct. 17, hundreds of residents from Oakland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz reported a loud ...

Orionids Meteor Shower 2012: Where to Watch in Barrington
Patch.com
Earth will through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet beginning 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. In the Barrington, try and catch a glimpse of the ...

Perfect time for fall camping, meteor watching
Altus Times
Fall Break is this coming week, Oct. 18 and 19, for a lot of public schools. This is a great time to come camping one last time this year. The Fire Ban has been lifted. The nights are cooler, the days are usually still warm, and the long range ...

Spectacular Meteor Sparks Fireball Over California ...
A dazzling meteor lit up the night sky over Northern California late Wednesday, creating a ...
space.com

Meteor breaks up over San Jose - video | Science ...
A meteor is captured breaking up over San Jose's city skyline by a security camera at the ...
guardian.co.uk

Meteor Activity Outlook for October 13-19, 2012 | American Meteor ...
As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with meteor observing. The estimated total hourly meteor rates ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-october-...

Raw: Meteor showers light up Calif. sky
Professional observers say fireballs lit up California skies as part of a major meteor shower. The Lick Observatory captured the shower on security surveillance ...
www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2012/10/.../1642295/

Stunning meteor showers light up California sky - The Denver Post
OAKLAND, Calif.—Streaking fireballs lighting up California skies and stunning stargazers are part of a major meteor shower, and the show is just getting started, ...
www.denverpost.com/.../stunning-meteor-showers-light-up-cal...

Palo Alto Online : Meteor zips over Bay Area, lands with sonic boom
A large meteor streaked across the night sky Wednesday night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area.
www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=27227

Fireball Meteor in the Sky Above Claycord
Did anybody see the meteor just before 8pm over the skies of Claycord? Here's one of the several reports we received…. I was sitting at a red light on Willow ...
claycord.com/.../fireball-meteor-in-the-sky-above-claycord/

Fireball Not Part of Meteor Shower
KTXL
There are a lot of people talking about the big fireball in the sky Wednesday night. There's surveillance video, pictures, and lots of tweets about the meteor which put on quite a show around 7:45. With the Orionid Meteor Shower scheduled to peak from ...

'Meteor' prompts Devon and Cornwall tremor reports
BBC News
'Meteor' prompts Devon and Cornwall tremor reports. People across Devon and Cornwall have inundated police with calls saying they had experienced an earth tremor. Officers from the region said they received reports of people hearing loud bangs and ...

Orionids meteor shower begins to light up night sky
Los Angeles Times
Orionids meteor shower begins to light up night sky. October 18, 2012 | 1:26 pm. increase text size decrease text size. Star gazers, take note: The Orionid meteor shower is back. The annual show — named because the meteors appear to come from the ...

A streak, a boom, and now meteor debris?
San Francisco Chronicle
A meteor, perhaps the size of a small car when it hit the Earth's atmosphere, put on a spectacular lightshow at 7:45 p.m. that was visible throughout the Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern and Central California. The accompanying noise was themeteor's ...

Meteor's sonic boom shakes Devon, police inundated with calls
This is Plymouth
Police in Devon were inundated with calls after a loud bang shook the earth and left people frightened just after 4pm on Thursday. Police say they initially thought there had been a mini-earthquake, but calls to the British Geological Survey proved ...

NASA: Orionid meteor shower 'could stop you in your tracks'
The Bell Jar
While the Orionid meteor shower is not the strongest meteor shower of the year, NASA astronomers explain that it is one of the year's best interstellar shows. The reason stems from the fact that the meteoroids are the result of Halley's Comet, which...

2012 peak of the Orionid meteor shower
EarthSky (blog)
The annual Orionid meteor shower is coming. This shower is expected to rain down its greatest number of meteors before dawn on Sunday, October 21, but the day before (Saturday, October 20) may be nearly as good. Remember, it's difficult to predict ...

Stunning meteor showers light up California sky
Phys.Org
The Oakland Tribune reports the exploding streaks were especially visible Wednesday night over the San Francisco Bay area and other parts of Northern California, with reports of bright fireballs and loud booms from Santa Cruz County to Mendocino County.

Orionid meteor shower time, date: Bright weekend as Earth passes through ...
WPTV
The Orionid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend, with the best viewing time set for overnight Saturday. That's when the Earth will pass directly through some of the left-over tail fragments of Haley's Comet. Photographer: Wiki creative commons. Regular ...

Orionids Meteor Shower 2012
Patch.com
Earth began passing through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet on Oct. 15, which gives us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower. The shower should be at its peak the night of Saturday, Oct. 20, until just before dawn on Sunday, Oct. 21.

Orionids Meteor Shower 2012 Peaking This Weekend in Winnetka, Glencoe
Patch.com
Astronomy buffs and non-buffs who can't resist a chance to see a lot of shooting stars, don't forget that the 2012 Orionids meteor shower will peak this weekend over Winnetka, Glencoe and Northfield. The shower should be at its best Saturday night ...

The Light You Saw Last Night Wasn't a Meteor From Orion
SF Weekly (blog)
... expected gift from outer space. But alas, scientists prove us wrong again. According to the professional star gazers, that the fiery show you saw might have been a meteor, but it definitely did not come from Orion (or from Chevron's refinery, for ...

Meteor shower puts on light show
CNN
Published on Oct 18, 2012 by CNN. This video of a meteor looking like a fireball was captured over northern ...

Huge Fireball in the Sky Shocks San Francisco
The Atlantic Cities
Around 7:45 Wednesday evening, the skies over the California coast lit up like a birthday cake as a giant fireball punctured the atmosphere and cruised slowly toward Canada. Some witnesses described it as brighter than the moon, shaking buildings with ...

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Massive Fireball Over California Coast – October 17th, 2012 ...
The American Meteor Society has received over 150 reports about a largefireball seen from ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../massive-fireball-over-california-coast...

Fireball Seen in Northern California -- Fire in the Sky -- Sott.net
Sightings of a fireball streaking through the sky have been reported this evening up and down the Central Valley and in the Bay Area. "We've had a lot of calls ...
www.sott.net/.../252532-Fireball-Seen-in-Northern-California

Oct. 17 California fireball may have dropped meteorites | Astro Bob
Last night's fireball over Belmont, California. The meteor first appears in the constellation ...
astrobob.areavoices.com/.../oct-17-california-fireball-may-hav...

Mark your calendar for Sunday's meteor shower
Jamestown Sun
Mark your calendar for Sunday's meteor shower. Don't stay up too late this coming Saturday night. You'll need your sleep before rising for the annual Orionid meteor shower which peaks early Sunday morning Oct. 21. As many as 25 meteors per hour will be ...

Orionids Meteor Shower to peak this weekend
DigitalJournal.com
The meteor shower is expected to begin this week, with increased visibility over the weekend, with the best viewing anticipated to be in the early morning hours of Sun., Oct. 21. At this time, Orionids is expected to be directly overhead. While ...

Northern California Gets Rare View Of Burning Meteor
CBS Local
Fries says the meteor likely came into orbit from San Jose at a shallow angle, then burst somewhere north of San Francisco. Experts say, a meteor impacts the earth once a day. However, for it to be captured on cameras with its images etched in minds is ...

Meteor brings blazing skies, leaves mouths agape around California
Washington Post
The sound people reported could have been a sonic boom from the meteor traveling faster than the speed of sound, said Jonathan Braidman, an astronomy instructor with the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. “It's like a jet fighter,” he said.

Meteor breaks up over San Jose
ITN NEWS
There is no Interactive Transcript. Published on Oct 18, 2012 by itnnews. A meteor is caught on camera breaking up over San Jose. Report by Homewoods. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn ...

Meteor streaks across the sky; Crashes into Bay Area
KTVU San Francisco
A car-size meteor streaked across the night sky Wednesday evening, crashing to earth near Martinez, according to a Bay Area astronomer. Sky observers took to social media to report that they had seen a bright fireball with hues of red and orange break ...

Orionid meteor shower peaks Oct. 20-21, 2012
Phys.Org
As it does each year, early fall brings crisper air, turning leaves, and the Orionid meteor shower. This year's best viewing will be in the several hours around midnight October 20 and before dawn on October 21, according to the editors of StarDate ...

Meteor showers light up Bay Area skies
Alameda Times-Star
Bay Area amateur astronomer Phil Terzian said he was observing with some friends at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve near Palo Alto and caught this 1-second exposure of a shooting star that crossed overhead. It traverses the bowl of the Big Dipper (Ursa ...

Big Meteor Brightens Skies Over East Bay, Goes Boom Near Martinez
SFist
A lot of people in the East Bay saw a big, bright ball of light streak across the sky last night, and it appears to have been a big chunk of meteor. This happened around 7:40 p.m. and the fireball was much larger than your standard shooting star, and ...

Explosions And Streaks Of Light Shocked Parts Of California Last Night
Business Insider
Loud booms and bright streaks of light surprised hundreds of folks in California's Bay Area Wednesday night, ABC News reports. No, this wasn't the result of a natural disaster. Earth is actually passing through a stream of debris and dust released by ...

Orionid Meteor Shower Lights Up Northern California Skies
WFMY News 2
CARMICHAEL, CA - The Orionid Meteor Shower kicked off with a bright light show in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley area Wednesday night. Across Northern California, people reported seeing almost the same thing. According to people who posted ...

Orionids meteor shower peaks Saturday night into Sunday morning
Meriden Record-Journal
With the forecast calling for mostly clear skies Saturday night, area residents may have the opportunity for viewing the Orionids meteor shower. The shower peaks Saturday night, when the Earth passes through an area of space containing debris left ...

EKU given piece of scientific history
WKYT Lexington Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:39 PM PDT
Eastern Kentucky University is now home to a piece of scientific history. The school has received a 33-pound meteorite believed to have landed on the Kentucky-Tennessee line more than a century ago.

EKU given meteorite found in cow pasture in the 1930s
Lexington Herald-Leader Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:35 PM PDT
Donna Lewis' family formally announced that the meteorite found in a cow pasture near Tazewell, Tenn., in the 1930s, is now the property of Eastern Kentucky University. It will eventually go on display in the new Sciences building.

Orionid meteor shower for 2012 promises fireball displays and peaks this weekend
Examiner.com
As the Oakland Tribune reports, fireballs have already lit California skies in what promises to be one of the more impressive meteor showers of the year. They're being produced by this year's wave of Orionid meteors, the great wash of debris left ...

Bay Area to see more shooting stars this weekend, but Wednesday's dramatic ...
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Bay Area amateur astronomer Phil Terzian said he was observing with some friends at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve near Palo Alto and caught this 1-second exposure of a shooting star that crossed overhead. It traverses the bowl of the Big Dipper (Ursa ...

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Meteor shower brightens sky in California - Video ...
Video on NBCNews.com: Fireballs streaked across the skies over Fresno, Calif., in advance of .
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Meteor Shower Lights Skies; More Coming Saturday Night
ABC News
Yes, that was the sky falling over the San Francisco Bay area Wednesday night, and yes, there will be more of it this weekend. But, no, astronomers say, it is not something to worry about -- more likely, if you're so inclined, a sight to be savored ...

Raw video: Meteor showers light up Northern California sky
Sacramento Bee (blog)
Professional observers say fireballs lit up California skies as part of a major meteor shower. The Lick Observatory captured the shower on security surveillance cameras and Bob Moreno took photos while attending his daughter's soccer game. Here's a ...

Stunning meteor showers light up California sky
The Associated Press
(AP) — Streaking fireballs lighting up California skies and stunning stargazers are part of a majormeteor shower, and the show is just getting started, professional observers said. The Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/S4VDjB ) reports the exploding ...

Stunning meteor showers wow Central Coast sky watchers
KSBW The Central Coast
If you missed Mother Nature's intergalactic light show, don't worry, astronomers said the meteors are part of a major meteor shower, and the show is just getting started. Highly visible meteors are expected to streak across the sky on Thursday and ...

Meteor the Size of a Car Hits Bay Area
Patch.com
Jonathan Braidman, astronomy instructor at Oakland's Chabot Space and Science Center, said themeteor likely hit the Earth around the Martinez Hills and was roughly the size of a car when it broke up over the Bay Area. Braidman said that hikers may be ...

Meteor streaks across sky over San Francisco
ABC7Chicago.com
October 18, 2012 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- A meteor crossed the sky over the San Francisco Bay Area Wednesday evening with a bright flash and a loud boom. The fireball caught the attention of hundreds of people, probably more. PHOTOS: Meteorover San ...

How Did Moon Form? Lunar Rocks, Meteorite Add Weight To Impact Hypothesis
Huffington Post
Researchers examined rocks collected by astronauts during NASA's Apollo lunar landing missions, as well as a meteorite that originated on the moon to make the find. They looked for traces of zinc, and found the ratios of heavy to light isotopes are ...

Meteor shower promises a bright show in the weekend sky
NewsNet5.com
Another special feature about this particular meteor shower will be the colors. With the second-fastest entry velocity of all the annual meteor showers, many of the streaks take on shades or orange and green. Many will also produce brief fireballs in ...

See Shooting Stars in Cuyahoga Falls: Orionids Meteor Shower 2012
Patch.com
Earth started passing through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet on 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 shower should be at its peak the night of ...

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Saturday, October 20, 2012
PlanetSave.com
The Orionid meteor shower is peaking this weekend (Saturday, October 20, 2012). The Orionids were created from the famous Halley's Comet, and should deliver a very impressive show this year according to experts in the field. 20121017-155200.jpg ...

Northern California Treated to "Preview" of Orionids Meteor Shower
KTXL
Though nothing has been confirmed about what the object was, everyone's best guess is that it was a meteor. The supposed meteor would be a preview for this weekend's Orionid meteor shower. “The shower should peak this weekend, but it is not uncommon ...

Meteor lights up northern California skies | Fox News ...
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People still buzzing about the dramatic fireball that lit up Bay Area skies ...
San Jose Mercury News
People are still buzzing about the stunning fireball that lit up Bay Area skies Wednesday night. But don't be dismayed if you missed it. You will have an opportunity to see numerous other shooting stars this weekend -- although probably nothing quite ...

Bay Area Fireball Caught on TapeVideo | Observations Scientific ...
Just before 7:45 P.M. Pacific time yesterday, as baseball fans in the San Francisco Bay Area were tuning in to the playoff game between the hometown ...
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Meteor fireworks leave Californians stunned
Contra Costa Times
OAKLAND, Calif.—Professional observers say streaking fireballs lighting up California skies and stunning stargazers are part of a major meteor shower, and the show is just getting started. The Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/S4VDjB) says the exploding ...

Saturday Stargazing Looks Good for Meteor Shower
Patch.com
The Earth passed through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet beginning Monday, Oct. 15, which gives us the benefit of the annual Orionids meteor shower. The shower should be at its peak Saturday night until just before dawn and lucky for Millburn ...

When is the 2012 Orionids Meteor Shower? Coming Up!
Patch.com
And if you haven't noticed Orion lately, just wait, there's going to be quite a show later this week when the Orionids meteor shower peaks. Many of us learned of Orion the Hunter or the Archer. But Babylonians saw a shepherd; in Ancient Egypt, Orion ...

Meteor lights up sky across California
abc7.com
As he continued to snap away, the meteor began to disintegrate, until it finally vanished into the darkness. The fireball is believed to be a preview of what's to come this weekend during the annual Orionid meteor show. That's when the Earth pushes ...

Shades of Halley: The Orionids Meteor Shower
Patch.com
In a sense, though, we still see Halley's Comet ― or fragments of it, anyhow ― at least once a year, in the form of the Orionids meteor shower, which peaks this weekend. Like all comets, Halley's Comet thaws out and begins to shed tiny particles of ...

Bright fireball lights up northern California
Discover Magazine (blog)
If you live in the US and ever do see a fireball, it's a good idea to note the direction it's traveling and your location as best you can, and then report it to the American Meteor Society. If you get pictures or videos, send them to me! I'd love

Spectacular Meteor Sparks Fireball Over California
Space.com
The subsequent fireball and sonic boom triggered a flood reports by witnesses to local news stations and authorities, with accounts coming in from across San Francisco and the Bay Area, according to ABC's KGO-TV news station. "At 7:44:44 pm PDT this ...

Fireball Run in Independence just the start of fantastic experience for team ...
Plain Dealer
INDEPENDENCE -- Last month's Fireball Run Northern Exposure turned out to be more than an adventure for students and staff of the Ohio Center for Broadcasting. The eight-day trip from Independence to Bangor, Maine enabled them to make friends and...

Meteor showers light up NorCal skies
Daily Democrat
Reports of bright fireballs streaking across the skies were reported from as far north as Mendocino County, forecaster Steve Anderson said. A cloud-free sky and the warm temperatures that are pushing out the clouds will make the showers more and more ...

Meteor Fireworks Leave Californians Stunned - weather.com
Get the latest weather news from weather.com. Streaking fireballs lighting up California skies ...
www.weather.com/news/meteor-shower-california-20121018

Bright Light, Loud Boom May Have Been Meteor | NBC Bay Area
The Bay Area was buzzing Wednesday night after a bright streak of something moved through ...
www.nbcbayarea.com/.../Bright-Light-Loud-Boom-May-Have...

Orionid meteor shower to peak over the weekend - The Patriot Ledger
The annual Orionid meteor shower began earlier this week and will creceando over the weekend to the delight of star-gazers.
www.patriotledger.com/.../Orionids-meteor-shower-takes-off-...

VIDEO: Meteor Lights Up the Night
Weather.com video A meteor shower lit up skies above the San Francisco Bay area and ...
www.weather.com/...41/.../meteor-lights-up-the-night-31720

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