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13 December 2012

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Open Evening for Geminids Meteor shower
BBC News
Open Evening for Geminids Meteor shower. The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham. Run by: The Observatory Science Centre. Open Evening (viewing subject to weather). clock 18:30–23:00. Suitable for any age. Countryfile logo. Amenities available at ...


Swedes baffled by orange orb from the sky
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012 10:37 AM PST
FORSHAGA, Sweden, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Authorities in Sweden said a bright blue light in the sky and an orange-colored orb crashing to the ground may have been a meteorite.

Shooting Stars Galore on December 13-14
Indian Country Today Media Network.com
The Geminids are different than most meteor showers because they originate from asteroid debris rather than being remnants of a comet. Thus the chunks hitting the Earth's atmosphere are denser and more durable than comet pieces. This leads to brighter ...


Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight; Comet Wirtanen may add sparks
Los Angeles Times
Earthlings will have a good chance of witnessing shooting stars between sunset Thursday and sunrise Friday, courtesy of the Geminid meteor shower. Dozens of bright objects will streak across the sky each hour between dusk and dawn as the annual ...

Tonight's meteor showers should be a “Gem” in central New York
CNYcentral.com
Meteor showers in December can be difficult to watch because many times in Syracuse and central New York, skies are filled with cloud cover. However, the weather is going to cooperate giving us an opportunity to capture a “gem” of a show. Just make ...

Clouds could intrude on meteor shower
OCRegister
By PAT BRENNAN / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. The yearly Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night, though it might be tough to see in Orange County. Skies are expected to be partly to mostly cloudy, with 40 to 60 percent cloud cover through the ...

Geminid meteor shower peaks on night of December 13-14
EarthSky (blog)
What's the best way to watch a meteor shower? You need to get away from city lights and find a wide open view of the sky. City, state and national parks are good, and you might be able to camp and make a night of it. Enjoy the comfort of a reclining ...

Geminid meteor shower to grace night sky on Thursday
Zee News
"Astro lovers are expected to see shooting stars whizzing past in the skies as the Geminid meteor showers will be seen on the night of December 13 and 14, Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE) ..

Geminid meteor shower set to enchant stargazers over coming days
Siliconrepublic.com
Geminid meteor shower set to enchant stargazers over coming days. Get ready to feast your eyes on a shooting star spectacle, as the annual Geminid meteor shower is on track to peak on 13 and 14 December. Geminids are bits of debris that come from 3200 ...

Meteor shower to put on show, if clouds part
Albany Democrat Herald
According to the International Meteor Organization, this year's Geminid meteor shower is expected to be bright and spectacular, says Jim Todd of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The shower is expected to peak on the mornings of Thursday and ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Dec. 13/14
Space Ref (press release)
The Geminid meteor shower will be at its best after dark on Thursday, December 13 and before dawn on Friday, December 14, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. The Geminids are one of the most reliable meteor showers. This year, skywatchers ...

Meteor Shower To Peak Thursday
Indiana Public Media
The Geminid meteor shower begins Wednesday night and will still be visible to viewers through Friday. According to the Indiana University Professor of Astronomy Caty Pilachowski, the moon will be in its new phase, so its light will not interrupt the ...

Second Meteor Shower Might Join Geminids This Week
Patch.com
Sky watchers on Dec. 13 -14 may get a double show. NASA scientists say a second meteorshower may appear near the constellation Pisces, according to NASA Science News. The shower could be active at the same time as the anticipated Geminid, which ...

Geminids: Final Meteor Shower of 2012 Peaks Thursday
The Epoch Times
The last, and some say the best, meteor display of the year will light up the sky when the Geminids arrive in full force on Dec. 13-14. Over 50 meteors per hour are expected during the peak, which is set to happen Thursday night and early

Space News: A new meteor shower in December?
Lake County News
Not only is the Geminid meteor shower active as Earth passes through a stream of debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon, but also, say forecasters, a new meteor shower could make an appearance. “The source of the new shower is Comet Wirtanen,” said ...

The Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower 2012 Peak: When and ...
The most reliable meteor shower of the year, the Geminids, is on its way – with no moon to obscure the show.
cedarfalls.patch.com/.../the-spectacular-geminid-meteor-showe...

Wishing upon the Shooting Stars: The Geminid Meteor Shower ...
Wishing upon the Shooting Stars: The Geminid Meteor Shower. A blog post at " Inside Adams: Science, Technology & Business" on 2012-12-11.
blogs.loc.gov/.../wishing-upon-the-shooting-stars-the-geminid...

Catch the Geminids and Chat with NASA Meteor Experts
The annual Geminids meteor shower, scheduled to reach its peak on December 13 and 14, is slated to be the most intense shower of the entire year. This is also ...
www.arrl.org/.../catch-the-geminids-and-chat-with-nasa-meteo...

Surprise Meteor Shower this Week?
National Geographic
While space experts are predicting a grand performance from the annual Geminidmeteor shower this week– thanks in large measure to the moon being a no show – there may be an extra skywatching surprise. Russian astronomer Mikail Maslov has come up ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks over the Next Few Days
Slate Magazine (blog)
This week is a great chance to watch a great meteor shower: the Geminids, so named because they appear to shoot away from the constellation of Gemini. This is a really reliable shower, generally putting out as many as 100 meteors per hour! It peaks on ...

Who Will See It? Geminid Meteor Shower Viewing Conditions
AccuWeather.com
The East will feast on the Geminid meteor shower Thursday night, AccuWeather meteorologist Bret Anderson said, thanks to a big dome of high pressure sitting across the region. "The viewing conditions in the East Thursday night look quite good from the ...

First-time and long-time meteor showers in forecast
CNN (blog)
Look to the heavens this week and you may see something no earthling has seen before – meteors from the comet Wirtanen. The comet was discovered in 1948 and orbits the sun every 5.4 years, but 2012 will mark the first time the Earth's orbit will cross ...

Meteors to grace night sky, and conditions ideal to watch
Sun-Sentinel
The grand finale of this year's major meteor showers, the Geminids, will score the skies over South Florida this week, and conditions seem promising for favorable star-gazing. The Geminid meteorshower, along with the Perseids, which appear in August ...

The Sky Is Falling For Real! Geminid Meteor Shower Due This Week
KMPH Fox 26
The Sky Is Falling For Real! Geminid Meteor Shower Due This Week - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage Account|; Log Out. SITE SEARCH. Home · KMPH FOX 26 · ThisTV 26.2 · Great ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Viewing Guide
Wrexham.com
The Geminid Metor shower is the big finale to the astronomical calendar and hits it's peak this Wednesday and Thursday night (12-13th December 2012) with the potential to see over 50 shooting stars per hour, when there are clear skys. This is set to be ...

New meteor shower might coincide with 2012 Geminids!
EarthSky (blog)
We've had lots of reports of meteors this week, and most are probably part of the Geminid meteorshower, scheduled to peak late night December 13 to dawn December 14 for North American (evening December 14 to dawn December 15 for Asia). But NASA ...

Intense Geminid meteor shower peaks this week
CBC.ca
The annual meteor shower is considered one of the most intense and mysterious showers of our time. (AP Photo/AstroPics.com, Wally Pacholka) Sky-watchers are gearing up for a celestial light show that not even the world's most expensive holiday display ...

Geminid meteor showers expected to be dramatic
WKYC-TV
The Geminids are considered the most prominent meteor shower of the year mainly because the meteors can be viewed streaking across the sky all night long, unlike most showers that peak just before dawn. Also this year, the moon will not be a factor in ...

Geminid Meteor Shower To Peak This Week
The Inquisitr
Cooke also said that the Geminids is one of his favorite meteor showers because they have a strange origin. Most meteor showers come from comets but the Geminids come from a strange rock formation called 3200 Phaethon. Cook says that 3200 Phaethon ...

Geminid meteor shower offers brightest display of the year
Examiner.com
Today, CBS reported that this week marks the peak of the ongoing Geminid meteor shower. Early Friday morning is the shower's peak, offering the possibility of up to 150 meteors per second. However, as many 60 meteors per hour will be visible beginning ...

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