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20 October 2012

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Clear Alaska skies beckon great views of Orionid's shooting fireballs
Alaska Dispatch
Good news, Alaskan skywatchers: Clear skies over much of the state should make for ideal (if chilly) conditions to watch as Earth passes through the tail of Halley's Comet, delivering the annual Orionid meteor shower. Orionid will peak for 2012 this ...

Orionid Meteor Shower Promises Pretty Show
WNYC (blog)
The peak of the Orionid meteor shower promises a dazzling Saturday night display of dusty ice and rock fragments as the earth passes through the trail of Comet Halley, but those hoping to see it will have to stay up late—or get up early. Jason Kendall ...

Catch weekend Orionid meteor shower
Arizona Republic
Earth will move through debris from Halley's Comet this weekend, resulting in a meteor shower that will peak Saturday night and Sunday morning. The 2012 Orionid meteor shower, so called because most of the shooting stars appear to originate in the ...

Loud 'boom' may have been caused by meteor
This is Plymouth
A SUSPECTED asteroid caused panic across parts of Devon and Cornwall after a sonic boom and tremor hit residents. People inundated police with calls saying they had experienced the bizarre phenomenon. Officers from across the region said they ...

Orionid Meteor Shower 2012: Live Stream of October Meteor Shower - Where to ...
Christian Post
The meteor shower is actually visible over a longer period but as the shower is more visible when the night sky is darker there is a certain period in which it is better to view. So this year, as the darkest night in October is during the New Moon ...

'Meteorite man' wants to appeal conviction
Montrose Daily Press
Montrose meteorite enthusiast Steve Curry had one basic reaction Friday to the outcome of a Grand Junction case in which he was charged with fraudulently passing off a piece of iron as a meteorite. “I will be seeking an appeal,” he said. Curry was ...

San Jose meteor 10-17-2012 - YouTube
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Raw footage of meteor breaking up over San Jose captured by our security camera from the ...
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Meteorite Men: Behind the Scenes : Videos ...
See what meteorite experts Steve Arnold and Geoff Notkin are doing when they think the ...
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Table Talk: The Orionid Meteor Shower
Huffington Post
This particular meteor shower is one of two that come from Halley's Comet, which passes by Earth every 75-76 years. Why exactly does the meteor shower occur? NASA's website explains that “Orionids appear every year around this time when Earth orbits ...

Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend: See "Postcard" From Halley's Comet
National Geographic
Our annual sky show from Halley's comet, the Orionid meteor shower, will peak overnight Saturday, with as many as 20 shooting stars an hour expected to be visible

Orionids Meteor Shower set to light up weekend skies
KATU (blog)
Saturday and Sunday mark the peak of the Orionids Meteor Shower, which is the annual shower caused when Earth passes through the dust debris left over from Halley's Comet's earlier visits. The best to see the comets will be in the very early morning ...

How to Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower This Weekend
Wired (blog)
One of the most spectacular night-sky shows will kick into high gear this weekend when the Orionid meteor shower peaks early in the morning on Oct. 20. It will continue to dazzle until just before dawn on the 21st. The Orionids are cosmic leftovers ...

Orionid Meteor Shower to Light Up Weekend Skies
NBC Southern California
Stargazers, this weekend you must get yourselves to prime viewing areas, far from city lights and above the clouds. Overnight Saturday and into dawn Sunday, the annual Orionid meteor shower will be at peak, and, for your viewing pleasure, the crescent ...

Orionid meteor shower to light up the weekend night sky
Summit County Citizens Voice
By Summit Voice. FRISCO — After its 1986 appearance, many of us will probably not have an other chance to see Halley's Comet during its next rendezvous with Earth in 2061, but we can enjoy meteors generated by remnant pieces of the comet during the ...

Conditions Mostly Clear for Orionid Meteor Shower Sunday
AccuWeather.com
The Orionid Meteor Shower will peak during the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 21,2012. Many U.S. locations will have good viewing conditions, but a few may be battling the clouds. Each year during mid-to-late October, Earth passes through a stream ...

Shooting Stars Over Southampton: Orionids Meteor Shower 2012
Patch.com
The Earth started passing through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet beginning Monday, but the best part of the annual Orionids meteor shower is expected this weekend. The shower should peak the night of Saturday, Oct. 20, until just before dawn on ...

Great Fireball In The Sky Still Talk of Town
KIONrightnow.com
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.- We can't seem to shake the image or quell the excitement even days later of seeing, what to many looked like a spaceship, a meteor in the clear skies Wednesday night. NASA confirms it was a large meteor and the video proves it, ...

Catch the Orionid meteor shower this weekend | The Sideshow ...
From the blog The Sideshow: Star gazers will want to be looking upward this weekend: The Orionidmeteor shower is one of the best meteor showers of the year ...
news.yahoo.com/.../watch-orionids-meteor-showers-weekend-...

The Great Meteor Grab - Slashdot
RocketAcademy writes "New regulations by the Federal government define asteroidal material to be an antiquity, like arrowheads and pottery, rather than a ...
science.slashdot.org/story/12/10/12/.../the-great-meteor-grab

NASA captures video of meteor over California - CBS News Video
CBS News video: NASA captures video of meteor over California - The largemeteor that cut ...
www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id...utm...

Meteor Lights Up Northern California Skies | Local News - Home
NorthstatePeople from Redding to San Luis Obispo reported seeing a huge meteor over Northern California.
www.krcrtv.com/news/local/Meteor...Up.../-/index.html

Orionid meteor shower: Best places to watch in the LA region
Los Angeles Times
The annual Orionid meteor shower is expected to light up the sky this weekend, but the question that may plague the minds of hopeful meteor-gazers is: Will I even be able to see it? The shower, which occurs each October and will be at peak visibility ...

Astronomy Apocalypse
Huffington Post
If you want to help save all life on Earth, get out to a national park and see the Orionid meteorshower this weekend. Perhaps I should explain. Unless you've been avoiding all media for the last three years, you are probably aware that the world is ...

Meteor shower, Orionids, will peak Saturday night
Journal and Courier
Most years, the meteor shower produces about 20 to 25 shooting stars an hour that are visible, but Cooke expects this to be a good year with as many as 60 an hour that can be seen. (Page 2 of 2). "The good news is we've already seen a fair number of ...

Saturday night's just right for meteor showers over Alabama
al.com (blog)
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- This year's Orionid meteor shower peaks Saturday night, and the almost-new moon should make for a dark sky and a very good show, NASA says. Even if you don't spot a meteor, Venus will be brilliant, and the sky will also be full ...

Everything you need to know to catch this weekend's Orionid meteor shower
io9
Everything you need to know to catch this weekend's Orionid meteor shower The Orionid meteorshower — one of the year's most spectacular natural light shows — is upon us. This weekend, Earth will plow through a dense stream of celestial debris given ...

Orionid Meteor Shower: Saturday Meteor Shower to Light Up the Night
PolicyMic
Big plans for Saturday night? Cancel them. Find a rooftop, get a party started, look east, and watch bits of Halley's Comet explode in our atmosphere. It's the annual Orionid meteor shower. Between 10 p.m. EST Saturday and 6 a.m. Sunday hundreds of ...

Orionid meteor shower to reach peak this weekend
NewsChannel 9 WSYR
Wednesday's light streak comes as astronomers expect a more dramatic light display this weekend that is part of the large, fast Orionid meteor shower, so-named because it has the Orion constellation as a backdrop. According to CNN's Light Years blog ...

REDLANDS: Saturday's a good night for meteor watching
Press-Enterprise (blog)
I did a bit of reading on the show and learned that these meteors move really fast, which adds to the chance of seeing a fireball, which happens when the meteorexplodes when it hits the atmosphere. Your best bet for viewing is probably a couple of...

Meteor's spectacular shower - Video on NBCNews.com
Video on NBCNews.com: Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area saw a large meteor streak ...
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Meteorite found in Claiborne County to be on display
WBIR-TV Knoxville Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:03 AM PDT
An East Tennessee family that used the space rock as a doorstop and flower bed ornament over the years.

EKU acquires meteorite from Tenn. family
WDEF Chattanooga Fri, 19 Oct 2012 07:28 AM PDT
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) â Eastern Kentucky University has acquired a 33-pound meteorite from an eastern Tennessee family that used the space rock as a doorstop and flower bed ornament over the years. Themeteorite was initially found in a cow pasture near Tazewell, Tenn., in the 1930s by Tilmon Brooks, the late grandfather of Donna Lewis, a school secretary in Pineville, Ky. Tests at the University ...

Family used meteorite as doorstop for years
Fox News Fri, 19 Oct 2012 07:21 AM PDT
Donna Lewis, left, with Dr. Jerry Cook and the meteorite. Eastern Kentucky University

Close encounter with space rock
BBC News Fri, 19 Oct 2012 04:54 AM PDT
Devon 'meteorite' brings back memories of 1991 discovery

Suspected Louisiana meteorite turns out to be an Earthly issue
Beaumont Enterprise Fri, 19 Oct 2012 04:36 AM PDT
Suspected Louisiana meteorite turns out to be an Earthly issue Beaumont Enterprise Copyright 2012 Beaumont Enterprise. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 2:45Â p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Authorities initially speculated a meteorite may have shook the ground for miles in portions of northwest Louisiana late Monday night ...

Tremor reports after 'meteorite'
BBC News Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:30 PM PDT
Police are inundated with reports of an earth tremor, which may have been a sonic boom from a meteorite the British Geological Survey says.

Family's Odd Rock Is Really A Meteorite
ABC 36 Lexington Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:20 PM PDT

How to watch the Orionid meteor shower
CNN (blog)
The Orionid meteor shower will peak about 12:00 a.m. PST Sunday, although there may be meteorsightings before and after, says Karen Randall, director of special projects at SETI Institute. The “shooting stars” will be even more visually prominent ...

Bits of Comet Halley: This year's Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Washington Post (blog)
In this photo, a shooting star above the Montebello Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto, Calif. Streaking fireballs lighting up California skies and stunning stargazers are part of a major meteorshower, and the show is just getting started, professional ...

The Orionid Meteor Shower Will Light Up the Skies This Weekend
Smithsonian (blog)
Halley's Comet last visited us in 1986, and it isn't scheduled to pass by earth again until 2061. This weekend, though, you might get to see debris from the legendary comet light up the night sky. The Orionid meteor shower will peak early Sunday ...

Meteor magic coming soon to sky near you
Times of India
AHMEDABAD: Do you believe wishing on shooting star makes it comes true? Or are you just an astronomy buff interested in celestial phenomenon? From October 20 to November 18 prepare for a feast of 'shooting stars' or meteor showers. Four back-to-back ...

Shoot for the stars: How & where to photograph the Orionid meteor shower near ...
89.3 KPCC (blog)
The Orionid meteor shower will be on full display over Los Angeles this Saturday night and early Sunday morning. And if you can't leave the bright lights of the big city, look at the map below for some areas in L.A. where you should be able to see ...

2012 Orionid Meteor Shower from Halley's Comet
WJLA (blog)
Above is a great video from NASA that talks about the meteor shower and different aspects that you may or may not have known. The best viewing conditions will be in the predawn hours on Sunday the 21st away from the city lights. You can also check out ...

The Return of a Great 19th-Century Meteor Shower
Scientific American
Each year as Earth journeys around the sun, it slams into streams of particles that comets have spewed into space. When these particles, known as meteoroids, smash into the atmosphere, they generate streaks of light called meteors. The most reliable ...

The Orionids: How to photograph a meteor shower
ExtremeTech
Until recently it required expensive hardware, but now it is within the reach of most photo hobbyists. This weekend is a great time to get started. The annual Orionidmeteor shower — often called the Orionids — will peak before dawn on Sunday ...

Meteor pass will make for sky-high light show
KTAR.com
PHOENIX -- Watch the skies this weekend -- the Orionid meteor shower will pass through and a telescope won't be necessary to see the show. "You can really at any part of the sky but they seem to be coming from the constellation Orion which will be in ...

Orionids Meteor Shower 2012 Peak Over Ames
Patch.com
Weekend skies should be clear for at least a little while providing an opportunity to view the Orionidsmeteor shower over Ames. Bill Gallus, a graduate student at Iowa State University's meteorology department, said it looks like Saturday night would ...

Devon 'meteorite' brings memories of close encounter
BBC News
Police in Devon and Cornwall have been inundated with calls after what is thought to have been the sonic boom from a meteorite falling to earth. The chances of finding any remains are very slim say experts, but in 1991 one pensioner came a bit too ...

Meteorite found in Claiborne County to be on display
WBIR-TV
Eastern Kentucky University has acquired a 33-pound meteorite from an East Tennessee family that used the space rock as a doorstop and flower bed ornament over the years. The meteorite was initially found in a cow pasture near Tazewell, Tenn., in the ...

Meteor shower from Halley's comet peaks this weekend
CBS News
The Orionid meteor shower can best be described as a junior version of the famous Perseid meteorshower and is scheduled to reach its maximum before sunrise on Sunday morning (Oct. 21). Patient night sky observers with clear, dark skies could see ...

Meteor Shower: Scientists and Treasure Hunters Look in California for Debris
ABC News (blog)
So where did it come down? People in the San Francisco Bay area are still puzzling over the fireball that went shooting across the sky Wednesday evening, making an audible boom and, perhaps, spreading debris across the suburbs and vineyards north of...

Orionid meteor shower: Best times to watch
Los Angeles Times
Alert sky watchers may already be spotting signs that the annual Orionid meteor shower is back, but experts say the best time to see the streaking meteors won't be until this weekend. In Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory said the brightest meteors ...

Stunning Meteor Lights up California Sky
ABC News
A streaking fireball lit up California skies and stunned stargazers Wednesday night, and professional observers say more meteors are on the way. The exploding streak was visible over the San Francisco Bay area and other parts of Northern California ...

Meteor shower may be visible this weekend
WHIO Dayton
Some parts of Southwest Ohio will see rain throughout Friday evening, but for the most part it will be light. Temperatures will drop into the low 40s. Saturday will start off in the low 40s and reach the mid-50s in the afternoon. Sunshine is expected ...

Dazzling meteor shower this weekend
Asbury Park Press
A big meteor shower this weekend could produce as many as 60 falling stars an hour as the Earth passes through the trail of Halley's comet. The yearly shower, called the Orionids, will have peak visibility over North America from midnight Saturday to ...

Orionids Meteor Shower 2012: Shrewsbury Not Ideal for Viewing, But Try
Patch.com
It makes it less than ideal to truly appreciate, well, a meteor shower, for instance. "This light prohibits our ability to see dimmer objects in the night sky," said Dave Hruskoci, science and technology education department director at Shrewsbury High ...

Orionid Meteor Shower To Light Up California Sky
Daily Gossip
The Orionid meteor shower is expected to light up the sky of California on the night between October 20 and October 21. The meteor shower is caused by bits of Halley's Comet which enter the Earth's atmosphere and flare up in fiery display, according to ...

Orionids Meteor Shower Peaks Early Sunday Morning (October 21, 2012)
PlanetSave.com
The Orionid meteor shower is going to peak this year late on Saturday night / early Sunday morning, October 20-21 2012. The peak of the display will be a few hours before dawn Sunday — that's when the Earth will hit the densest part of the debris left ...

Meteor shower tonight
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — The annual astronomical phenomenon of Geminids Meteor showers will occur in Sultanate's skies this night and last until Sunday dawn. According to Ali bin Amir al Shaibani from the Oman Astronomical Society, “The Geminids Meteor Showers ...

Radiant point for this weekend's Orionid meteor shower
EarthSky (blog)
The 2012 Orionid meteor shower will peak this weekend! Look for the greatest numbers of meteors to streak the sky in the dark hours before dawn on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, with forecasters giving the nod to Sunday. Fortunately, the ...

Meteor Falls to Earth, Lands in Martinez Hills
Patch.com
The meteor was unrelated to the Orionids meteor shower, said experts, which will be passing through Bay Area skies all week and culminating in a potentially glorious show Saturday evening. Did you see or hear the large meteor? Share your experience in ...

Orionid meteor shower: Watch for fireballs during weekend peak
Christian Science Monitor
As if on cue, a fireball visible throughout much of central and southern California streaked across the sky Oct. 17, shortly before 8 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Observers reported three sonic booms tied to the fireball after it disappeared. However...

Streaking fireball explodes over California with Orionid meteor shower expected
NEWS.com.au
A STREAKING fireball lit up California skies and stunned stargazers, and professional observers say more meteors are on the way. The exploding streak was visible over the San Francisco Bay area and other parts of Northern California, and there were ...

Sky watchers have good weekend to catch falling stars
USA TODAY
Astronomers observe the night sky for the Perseid meteor shower at an observatory near the village of Avren east of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Up to 60 falling stars an hour may be visible in the Orionids meteor shower over North America. (Photo ...

Did You See or Hear the Meteor?
Patch.com
If you caught a glimpse of this event — made all the more astonishing by the fact that astronomers say the meteor was not part of the current Orionids meteor shower — tell us in the comments. For more about what's been happening in our skies, please ...

Meteor shower at peak this weekend: Will weather cooperate?
KEPR 19
Occasionally, Orionid fireballs will leave incandescent streams of debris in their wake that linger for minutes. Such filaments of meteor smoke twisted by upper atmospheric winds into convoluted shapes can be even prettier than the meteors themselves.

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend
Patch.com
Make a wish upon a falling star? That will be an easy task this weekend as the annual Orionidmeteor shower brings a dazzling display of shooting stars. If skies are clear, Orange County residents will be treated to one of the year's most beautiful ...

NASA captures video of meteor over California - CBS ...
CBS News video: NASA captures video of meteor over California - The largemeteor that cut ...
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Fireball Complete With Sonic Boom Captured Streaking Across Calif. Sky
TheBlaze.com
In this photo taken Oct. 17, 2012 and provided by Phil Terzian is a shooting star above the Montebello Open Space Preserve in Palo Alto, Calif. Streaking fireballs lighting up California skies and stunning stargazers are part of a major meteor shower ...

Tenn. family used meteorite as doorstop for years
Fox News
EKU's Department of Physics and Astronomy Chairman, Jerry Cook, says the meteorite will be at the Kentucky Academy of Science annual conference on campus Friday and Saturday. Cook said the meteorite, which the university purchased from the Lewises, ...

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