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22 October 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22OCT2012

Fireball Meteorite Falls on Calif. Home
NBC Chicago
The first chunk of meteorite from the fireball that streaked across California skies last week was found this weekend, after it slammed into a woman's roof and landed on her lawn. The find came after days of searching by scientists from the SETI ...

Heavens above, we're in a meteor shower right now
NEWS.com.au
"The Orionid meteor shower isn't the strongest, but it is one of the most beautiful showers of the year," Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, said. Sydney Observatory's spokesperson Melissa Hulbert said the spectacular show was ...

Novato Woman Finds Piece of Meteorite in Her Yard ...
A woman found a piece of a meteorite and she didn't have to go very far – it landed in her ...
fox40.com

Wednesday's Meteor Falls on North Bay Home
NBC Bay Area
Wednesday's Meteor Falls on North Bay Home. Woman found meteorite after reading the Chronicle and then remembering she heard something strange the night the meteor came to earth. By Lori Preuitt. | Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 | Updated 2:11 PM PDT ...

Rock from meteor shower found in Novato
Marin Independent-Journal
A small rock that slammed into a Novato home Thursday night has been confirmed as a piece from the meteor shower that flamed over the Bay Area during the past few days, a NASA-affiliated astronomer said. The meteorite, smaller than a fist, was ...

Tiny meteorite fragment hits Novato home
San Francisco Chronicle
Tiny meteorite fragment hits Novato home. NOVATO. Henry K. Lee. Updated 8:58 p.m., Sunday, October 21, 2012. View: Larger | Hide. A gray, 2-inch rock that hit a Novato home is the first confirmed chunk of the meteor that dramatically exploded over the ...

EKU acquires 33 lb. meteorite from Tennessee
Richmond Register
“It” is a 33-pound meteorite discovered in a cow pasture near Tazewell, Tenn., in the 1930s by Tilmon Brooks, the late grandfather of Donna Lewis, a school secretary in Pineville. It wasn't until Lewis' husband, George, received a strong signal from ...

Orionid meteor shower lights up the sky with spectacular show of shooting stars
Examiner.com
The 2012 Orionid meteor shower, which was forecasted to produce up to 25 meteors an hour, peaked early Sunday (Oct. 21) over the heads of patient stargazers and did not disappoint. The Orionid meteor shower which occurs every year in mid to late ...

Orionid meteor shower captured on social media sites
Los Angeles Times
The Orionid meteor shower overnight was difficult to see in many parts of urban Southern California, but those away from the city lights captured images of the event. The shower, which occurs each October and was at peak visibility from Saturday after ...

Orionid Meteor Shower Greatly Understood Combining Astronomy with ...
Guardian Express
The 2012 Orionid meteor shower was cleared for safety by members of the scientific community, but if diviners are correct, the May 24, 2014 predicted celestial display of “shooting stars” could produce as many as 1,000 meteorites per hour to fill the ...

Meteor Shower Spawned By Halley's Comet Will Peak Over The Weekend
Maboot
A big celestial light show is underway as the Orionid meteor shower will reach its peak over the weekend. The Orionids are named after their source of origin in the constellation Orion (The Hunter). Historically, the Orinoid meteor shower has produced...

Orionid meteor shower dazzles observers
The Bell Jar
The Orionid meteor shower dazzled observers overnight from Saturday to Sunday as Earth made its way though the debris shed by Halley's Comet on its trip around the sun. Halley's debris hit our atmosphere at speeds of approximately 148,000 miles per...

'Meteor storm' from newfound comet expected in 2014
Newstrack India
Washington, October 21 (ANI): While Orionid meteor shower from Halley's Comet will illuminate the sky this weekend, recent calculations made by meteor experts suggest there's a far-greater celestial fireworks display coming to in 2014. A new, and very ...

Meteorite From Wednesday's Fireball Found In Novato
CBS Local
Sure enough, Lisa found a small rock that Dr. Peter Jenniskens, with NASA's SETI institute, says is indeed a piece from the flaming fireball. He helped track the path of the meteor, capturing the image on an array of video cameras. He says this is only ...

Tiny piece of heavens hits pastor's home
San Francisco Chronicle
She had heard a strange sound at the time but didn't think twice about it until she read a Chronicle story saying debris from the meteor would be found in a band stretching east of San Rafael toward Napa and Sonoma. Some have marveled at the potential ...

Meteor Shower October 2012: Peak Times and Live Streaming for Oct. 20-21 ...
Latinos Post
The meteor shower is expected to peak Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The best viewing places will be locations that are away from a lot of light pollution, and with a clear view of the sky. The Orionids are remnants of Hailey's Comet. Every ...

Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend under ideal weather conditions
Examiner.com
Star gazers will want to keep their eyes sealed to the skies this weekend as the Orionid meteorshower is expected to take place. The Orionid meteor shower is one of the best meteor showers of the year. This is the time of year (mid to late October ...

Meteor shower visible tonight as Earth passes debris of Halley's Comet
ITV News
Stargazers will be treated to a meteor shower tonight as the Earth passes near the debris of Halley's Comet. The so-called Orionid Meteor Shower happens every October, but this year it will be most visible between Midnight and dawn on the 20th, 21st ...

NASA scientist confirms meteorite discovered in Novato
KTVU Sun, 21 Oct 2012 15:00 PM PDT
A local NASA-affiliated scientist announced Sunday that a golf ball-sizedmeteorite had been recovered in Novato days after a massive fireball was seen over the Bay Area. Peter Jenniskens, principal investigator for NASAâs CAMS Project (Cameras for Allsky Meteor Surveillance), told reporters Sunday morning that Novato homeowner Lisa Webber had discovered a 63-gram meteorite in her yard the day ...

Meteorite Discovered in Novato Yard
NBC Bay Area Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:13 PM PDT
At least 63 grams of the meteorite that streaked through the sky Wednesday night has been discovered. Photo Credit: P. Jenniskens SETI Institute/NASA ARC

Itâs a rare event, but meteorites do fall in Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:20 AM PDT
The rusty hunk of something that a farmer plucked out of his Crawford County cornfield could be a rare meteorite, a monumental find, one of about a dozen space rocks ever picked up in Ohio. Or it could be junk.

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

Orionid meteor shower wows weekend stargazers
NBCNews.com
The 2012 Orionid meteor shower peaked early Sunday, with forecasters predicting up to 25 meteors an hour for patient stargazers with clear skies well away from city lights. Based on accounts sent into SPACE.com, the meteor shower did not disappoint.

Small Rock That Hit Novato House is Confirmed Chunk of Meteor
Patch.com
new_asset_attachment_attributes. A golf-ball-sized rock that struck a Novato house Thursday night is the first confirmed piece from the meteor shower that has taken place over the Bay Area sky in the past few days, according to a NASA-affiliated ...

Best Place to See Orionid Meteor Shower, Learn About its Meaning and the ...
Guardian Express
Nevertheless, scientist have given safe clearance for tonight's meteor shower spawned by Halley's comet, but if diviners are correct, the May 24, 2014 predicted celestial display of “shooting stars” could produce as many as 1,000 meteorites per hour to ...

Orionid Meteor Shower Wows Weekend Stargazers
Space.com
The Orionid meteor shower is raining bits of the famed Halley's Comet on Earth this weekend to the delight of stargazers around the world. The 2012 Orionid meteor shower peaked early Sunday (Oct. 21), with forecasters predicting up to 25 meteors an ...

Moonbow, Milky Way, meteor
Discover Magazine (blog)
While the Milky Way shone down, a meteor zipped past, adding to the drama. But what's that at the bottom? A rainbow? At night? Yup. Well, kinda. It's a Moonbow, the same thing as a rainbow but with the Moon as the light source. Well, and it's not ...

Orionid Meteor Shower set to shine in Philadelphia skies Tonight
iradiophilly.com
The annual October Orionid Meteor Shower is set to peak tonight across the Philadelphia region's skies. Tonight's forecast is for clear skies and cool temperatures making perfect weather to catch the meteors streaking across the sky. The waxing ...

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