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17 November 2012

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Leonid meteor will put on a show this weekend
USA TODAY
The Leonid meteor shower this weekend will be less dramatic than some years, but it will still put on a good show. leonid meteor. A meteor streaks through the sky over Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California's Mojave Desert. The Leonid meteor ...

Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend: Watch with NASA online
Los Angeles Times
Stargazers, get psyched: The Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak late Friday night and continue through the weekend. If you can find a clear, dark spot where the starry night sky is visible, you can expect to see as many as 15 to 20 shooting stars ...

Leonid meteor shower to provide heavenly light show this weekend
San Jose Mercury News
Weather permitting, Chabot Space and Science Center astronomer Ben Burress said the best time to see the Leonid meteor shower will be Sunday morning around 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.. Burress advised getting away from city lights and facing east to see the ...

Leonid meteor shower set to feature sea of shooting stars
CNN International
(CNN) -- Mother Earth, it's shower time. The planet won't be awash in water early Saturday, but rather meteors. It's part of an annual astronomical event known as the Leonid meteor shower, falling in mid-November as the Earth passes through debris from ...

Leonid Meteor Shower Webcast: Watch Live ...
The annual Leonid meteor shower will peak overnight tonight and early Satuday (Nov. 17). You .
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Crescent moon sets stage for brilliant Leonids ...
(Phys.org)—The 2012 Leonid meteor shower peaks on the night/morning of Nov. 16-17. If ...
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Leonid meteor shower late tonight: Stay up, bundle up, look up
Christian Science Monitor
The meteor shower gets its name from the constellation Leo – the apparent region of origin for the display. But the tiny bits of space debris that are heated to incandescence as they enter Earth's atmosphere actually come from Comet Tempel-Tuttle, a ...

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to Watch Online
Space.com
Stargazers are hoping for clear, dark skies tonight when the annual Leonid meteor shower will be at its best, but if Mother Nature spoils your show, you can always catch the celestial fireworks display live online. Scientists at NASA's Marshall Space ...

Leonid meteor showers begin; peak viewing early Saturday November 17, 2012
Examiner.com
Each November, the Leonid meteor showers delight sky watchers around the world with a spectacular display of light in the sky. The peak for North American viewers of the Leonid meteor showers this year is from 1 to 3 a.m. ET Saturday morning. The Earth ...

Leonid meteor shower visible this Saturday night
The Missoulian
Each year in mid November, the Leonid meteor shower happens when the earth crashes through debris left by a passing comet – a “big, dirty snowball” flying through space, Cline said. As the bits of debris – dust, sand and pebbles – fall through Earth's ...

Get Ready: Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks at Midnight
Patch.com
Once again, as in the past, the meteor shower will be hard to see from here, but if you can get to a dark area with some elevation, perhaps the area up around the top of Pacific Island Dr. Once up there, you might be able to see a few meteors, Laguna ...

Leonid Meteor Shower Peak 2012: Latest Forecast
Patch.com
The Leonid meteor shower 2012 peak will be here in a matter of hours, and the weather forecast couldn't be much better: Clear skies above with temperatures that are expected to be chilly but not brutal. What should you look for? Well, here are some ...

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012: Peak Time Early Saturday Morning; Best Ways to ...
Latinos Post
(Photo : Reuters) A Leonid meteor streaks across the sky over Valley of Fire State Park, about 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada in this four-minute camera exposure in the early morning hours of November 19, 2002. The Leonid meteor shower peaks ...

Fireball pictured in the sky over Chelmsford is - Signs of the Times
These photographs apparently show a large fireball in the skies above Chelmsford. The pictures are just two of a series taken by Eleanor Collop, 13, and her ...
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Fireball pictured in the sky over Chelmsford is a burning mystery
This is Total Essex
"I shouted for my sister and then we called our dad, who told us to take a picture." Thefireball – thought to be caused by debris burning up in the earth's atmosphere – spent five minutes visible in the Chelmsford sky before it disappeared behind some ...

The 2012 Leonid Meteor Shower
Sky & Telescope
Tonight the annual Leonid meteor shower peaks. The Leonids aren't usually a spectacular show — although they did have an impressive spurt several years ago — but their predicted peak is well-timed this year in the wee hours of Saturday, so students ...

Seen a Meteor? Found a Meteorite? Meet an Expert Saturday
Patch.com
If you think you may have found one of the meteorites from the Oct. 17 fireball that disintegrated over the North Bay, or you would like to see the real deal, there's an event set up for you on Nov. 17 in Novato. Meteor astronomer Dr. Peter Jenniskens ...

Maybe Mars had 'warm' water after all
The Register Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:14 PM PST
UK boffins point to meteorite evidence UK researchers have unearthed a new argument in the yes-but-no-but-yes scientific debate about Martian water, saying that meteorite samples suggest water on the red planet was once warm enough for life

At American Art: A New Look on How Artists Recorded the Civil War
Smithsonian (blog)
A stunning meteor event in 1860 inspired Walt Whitman's “Year of Meteors,” which referenced both John Brown's raid and Lincoln's presidency. The public could not help but read the skies for signs of war. Harvey says some even worried that the meteor, ...

Gem-Studded Meteorites Known As Pallasites Are Created By Asteroid Crashes ...
Huffington Post
The researchers speculated that any magnetized material within these meteorites might shed light on their formation, since asteroids would possess magnetic fields only under certain special circumstances. Magnetic meteorite mystery. The researchers ...

Spacewatch: Fireballs from Taurus
The Guardian
A fireball that blazed brighter than the full moon as it streaked across New Mexico's sky on 9 November may be related to Comet Encke and perhaps to the object that exploded over Tunguska in 1908, flattening more than 2,000 sq km of Siberian forest.

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

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