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18 November 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 18NOV2012

Leonid Meteor Shower peaks tomorrow, get viewing tips now
Examiner.com
Traditionally, the Leonids are a major meteor shower, where one can expect to see, according to some estimates, 20-30 meteors per hour. The best time to view is in the pre-dawn hours as Leo is at its highest point in the sky at this time, look in the ...

Leonid meteor shower set to feature sea of shooting stars - CNN.com
Stargazers can enjoy the Leonid meteor shower, an annual astronomical event NASA expects will produce between 15 and 20 shooting stars per hour early ...
www.cnn.com/2012/11/16/world/americas/.../index.html

Meteor Activity Outlook for November 17-23, 2012 | American ...
This weekend the waxing crescent moon will set during the early evening hours and will pose no problems to meteor watchers. Later in the week the gibbous ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-novembe...

Leonid meteor shower expected to grace the sky tonight
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
leonid-shower.JPG Courtesy of the New Jersey Astronomical Association A 1996 photo of a meteor during the annual Leonid shower. Step outside tonight, find a dark patch of sky, and you might catch an astronomical event. The Leonid meteor shower ...

Amazing Leonid meteor shower photos captured by stargazers
NBCNews.com
The Leonids are a yearly meteor display of shooting stars that appear to radiate out of the constellation Leo. They are created when Earth crosses the path of debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which swings through the inner solar system every 33 years.

Famous Mars Meteorite's 'Fossils': What Arctic Rocks Can Tell Us
SPACE.com via Yahoo! Canada News Sat, 17 Nov 2012 05:26 AM PST
In 1996, a research group led by Dave McKay of NASAâs Johnson Space Center claimed to have found evidence of fossilized life in a Marsmeteorite known as Allan Hills 84001.

Calvin College museum with mineral collection
San Francisco Chronicle Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:51 AM PST
Calvin College museum with mineral collection (AP) â Calvin College in Grand Rapids has opened a museum displaying a mineral collection donated by alumnus Bruce Dice. Among the items are a six-ounce gold nugget, an octopus fossil that's 100 million-years old, and a piece of the Allende meteorite, which crashed to earth in 1969.
Meteor show this weekend
San Jose Mercury News
A meteor shower will be shooting across Bay Area skies early Sunday morning, although cloudy, rainy weather may diminish chances of a clear viewing, a local astronomer said. Weather permitting, Chabot Space and Science Center astronomer Ben Burress ...

Leonid meteor will put on a show this weekend
9NEWS.com
AZRAK, JORDAN: Photo dated 18 November 1999 shows a Leonid meteor storm over the Azrak desert, 90km east of Amman. The storm packed up to some 1,500 meteros per hour visible with the eye. The Leonids - so called because they appear in the sky ...

Leonid Meteor Shower Friday Night
WETM-TV
Elmira, NY - With mostly clear skies and a small waxing crescent moon, conditions will be great to view the Leonid meteor shower Friday night into Saturday morning. The peak time will be a few hours before sunrise Saturday morning, but until then you ...

Star gazers braced for once in 33 years meteor shower blessed with ideal ...
Daily Mail
It causes the fastest meteor velocities possible: 45 miles per second. The Leonid meteors are cosmic dust and debris, shed into space by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered by German astronomer Ernst Tempel in 1865. The comet orbits the sun once ...

Leonid Meteor Shower to Peak Nov. 17
Patch.com
They will be visible in all parts of the sky and streak through the sky at more than 50 meteors per hour, almost a meteor a minute, according to EarthSky.com. The new moon is expected to fall on Dec. 13, making for optimal dark skies—as long as you ...

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012 starts from Nov 17
French Tribune
Explaining further about the famous Leonid Meteor shows, Astronomy. com has released few statements in which it has stated that the meteors in this year's shower are fast at about 40 miles per second speed and so they can leave trails of smoke. Viewers ...

The 2012 Leonid Meteor Shower - Observing Blog - Sky & Telescope
The annual Leonids should peak early Saturday morning. While they probably won't make a big impression this year, an absent Moon and the possibility of a ...
www.skyandtelescope.com/community/.../179662931.html

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight November 17, 2012 ...
The Leonid meteor shower is peaking tonight around 2am, November 17, 2012. The Leonids will remain highly visible throughout the weekend though, so you ...
planetsave.com/.../leonid-meteor-shower-peaks-tonight-novem...

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012: Live Stream, Where ...
The Leonid meteor shower of 2012 will reach its peak late tonight and early tomorrow watch ...
idigitaltimes.com

Startling meteor display visible this weekend as annual Leonid meteor storm ...
Daily Mail
"The video at the bottom shows of the Leonoid meteor shower in 2002. The title of the article mentions it is a once in every 33 years. im no Einstein but that doesnt add up :/ - Chris watters, Crewe, United Kingdom, 17/11/2012 17:03"===========Not your ...

Meteor shower will light night sky this weekend
kypost.com
CINCINNATI - As the high school football season comes to a close, people across the Tri-State might be looking for a different type of Friday night lights to fill their weekend. Starting late Friday evening, the night sky will be lit up with the annual ...

Leonids meteor show awaits stargazers Saturday night
GMA News
Barring cloudy weather, stargazers can expect a treat from the skies with the Leonids meteorshower from Saturday night until early Sunday, state astronomers said. PAGASA said the Leonids is one of the most prolific meteor showers, though it has not ...

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012 Live Stream: Where to Watch Online, Peak Times
Christian Post
The Leonid meteor shower 2012 is taking place Friday night, November 16, with the peak taking place late Friday to early morning Saturday. The meteor shower is expected to fill the night sky with bright, colorful meteors which should make for an ...

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012: Where to Watch Around Roseville Area
Patch.com
The MAS lists Metcalf Nature Center as a fairly good location to try to see the Leonid meteorshower because it has only moderate light pollution from the Twin Cities. It is located about 20 miles east of St. Paul. The MAS also recommends the Onan ...

Meteor Shower November 2012: Leonids Peak Tonight, Watch Live Stream ...
TravelersToday
The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend. On Saturday morning, November 17, many people around the world may be able to catch sight of one of this shows "shooting stars." For those who want to stay indoors, NASA will also provide a live stream ...

Leonid meteor shower peaks overnight!
WSBT-TV
The Leonid meteor shower will be putting on a show late tonight and into early Saturday morning. You should be able to see some meteors after midnight with the peak occurring sometime between 3 and 4:30 a.m. EST. Astronomers estimate you may be able ...

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