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15 November 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 15NOV2012

Possible meteor shower spotted in GTA
680 News
CityNews Channel meteorologist Jill Taylor said it's very possible that what people saw was an earlymeteor from the Leonid shower, which is supposed to peak Friday night into Saturday.

Observing The November 2012 Leonid Meteor ...
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The Leonid meteor shower peaks November 17th at 9h UT with a rate of 10-20 meteors per ...
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Leonid Meteor Shower Arriving This Weekend
Big Island Now
A prime time for night owls is coming up as the Leonid meteor shower makes its annual appearance this weekend. The peak viewing for the Leonids will be on Friday and Saturday nights. According to some sources, a secondary peak will occur on Monday ...

'Twas the night before Leonid
Coeur d'Alene Press
When a meteor streaks across the sky, we aren't seeing the meteor itself. We see the light emitted from reactions between the friction of the rapidly moving meteor with the gases in the atmosphere. Meteoroids enter the atmosphere at tremendous speeds ...

Taurid Meteor
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Spectacular meteor lights up Calgary sky, 5 November 2012 -- Fire ...
Some Calgarians with their eye on the sky early Monday morning may have witnessed a brief but ...
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Look to the sky
Leavenworth Times
If it is cloudy on Saturday, you might want to view this meteor shower a few days before or after the morning of peak rate, but don't expect as many meteors per hour. About every 33 years, the LeonidMeteor Shower puts on an absolutely spectacular show.

Leonid Meteor Shower to Shine in Weekend Sky
Space.com
The annual Leonid meteor shower reaches its peak this week and may get a boost from a moonless weekend sky. The actual peak of the 2012 Leonid meteor shower is on Saturday (Nov. 17) at 3 a.m. EST, but, like all meteor showers, the celestial fireworks ...

Viewing Conditions for Friday Night's Meteor Shower
AccuWeather.com
The show Friday night will pale in comparison to the Leonid meteor showers from 1998 to 2002 when the comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle was in close proximity to the Earth and dramatically enhanced the number of meteors racing into the Earth's atmosphere.

Where to Catch This Weekend's Leonid Meteor Shower
Phoenix New Times (blog)
As with any meteor shower, the show is going to be better the further you get from city lights, and astronomers note that the Leonids will be brightest in the North Eastern horizon. While state parks and most trails are closed during Leonid's prime ...

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012: Where to Watch in Manassas Park
Patch.com
Keep your eyes on the sky during the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 17-20, because that's when the famous Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak. These meteors are fast (about 40 miles per second) and can leave trails of smoke, according to Astronomy.com.

Stars Above: Jupiter puts on quite a show during November
West Island Gazette
With long, cold nights setting in, planets and a meteor shower take centre stage in the sky. Continuing to dominate the evenings, golden-hued Jupiter is visible all night long, rising in the east about two hours before sunset and gliding high in the ...

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