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14 December 2012

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Tonight! Geminid meteor show, moving at 80 stars ...
Got plans Thursday night? Cancel them. You have some sky-watching to do.
latimes.com

Geminid meteor shower amazes night sky watchers - Capital Weather Gang ...
Washington Post (blog)
An onslaught of Geminid meteors dashed through the cloudless skies Thursday night and early Friday morning, putting on a dazzling spectacle. Some witnesses called it the best meteor shower they had ever seen. The clear skies and lack of moonlight (due ...

Geminid Meteor Shower 2012: How To See Shooting Stars Thursday And Friday
Huffington Post
Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, told The Huffington Post that the Geminid meteor shower could be the year's best. More than 100 meteors, or "shooting stars," may be visible each hour, with some lucky viewers seeing a couple ...

Live video tonight of meteor shower
News10.net
Meteor experts will answer questions from the public through a late-night web chat and interacting on social media using the hashtag #Geminid. The forecast over the flight center shows clear skies, which will provide a more lively view of the shower's ...

Geminid Meteor Shower December 2012 Live Stream: Watch Online Dec. 13, 14 ...
Christian Post
The Geminid meteor shower for December 2012 is set to offer a spectacular light show over Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, and is a meteor shower than can be seen in clear skies from around the globe. There are expected to be more than 100 meteors flashing ...

Geminid meteor shower: Your Photos
BBC News
Geminid meteor shower: Your Photos. The view from Yamazoe village in Nara Prefecture The annual Geminids meteor shower has been radiating from a point near the star Castor, in the constellation Gemini. The BBC has received images of the event from ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Will Peak Tonight, Unnamed Shower May Also Appear
Geekosystem
The meteor shower is expected to begin partially after sunset, but the frequency of the meteors will increase by 10 p.m., ultimately peaking at roughly 2 a.m. Those living in the countryside away from the bright lights of the city will be able to see ...

NASA: meteor shower peaks Thursday night - KCTV5
KCTV Kansas City
NASA meteor experts will lead a late night web discussion on the shower, telling people to ask any questions they might have. Photographers hoping to capture a glimpse of the Geminid meteorshower are also encourage to upload photos to the "Geminid ...

Thursday Is Annual Geminid Meteor Shower
CBS Local
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Spectacles aren't always free but the mid-Atlantic is due for one tonight. It's the Geminid Meteor Shower and Alex DeMetrick reports conditions are right this time around for a bigger than usual light show. It won't take a telescope ...

See Geminids Meteor Shower Tonight - Elkridge, MD Patch
Patch.com
But, if the Geminids coincide with a new meteor shower, and the National Weather Service's forecast – clear, moonless, skies – is correct, the meteors' origin probably won't be on the forefront of most people's minds. I know I'll be preoccupied with ...

Geminid meteor shower could be visible here - Lifestyle
Lancaster Newspapers
Meteor showers occur almost every month, but the majority of them are minor, producing 20 meteors per hour or less. The big ones — the Quadrantids (January), Perseids (August) and Geminids — produce 40, 60, and 100 meteors per hour on average ...

Eyes to the Sky: Year's Best Meteor Shower Tonight! - Western Massachusetts ...
abc40
The final meteor shower of the year is taking place tonight. The good news is that we have clear skies throughout Western Mass and a “new moon” tonight, which means perfect conditions to view the show! The Geminid meteor shower occurs as Earth passes ...

Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight
Missourinet.com
“There may be a new meteor shower. There's a chance that there's going to be in the constellation Pisces some extra, so as well as looking at Gemini, also looking at Pisces … it's not clear how good that's going to be but there's been some detection ..

Look to the Skies: Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Wired
Grab something warm and head out to a dark place to experience the wonder of the Geminid meteor shower, which peaks Dec. 13 and 14. The Geminids are an annualmeteor shower occurring when the Earth passes through the debris tail of asteroid 3200 ...

Geminid Meteor Shower 2012: Shooting Stars Thursday Night, and New Moon ...
ABC News
The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight -- usually one of the best of the year, and early indications are that it's already putting on a good show. Earth is passing through the orbit of an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon, and astronomers think we're ...

Meteor showers peaking Thursday, Friday nights
Baltimore Sun (blog)
Readers in rural areas have an opportunity to see hundreds of meteors streaking across the sky Thursday and Friday nights, thanks to the annual Geminid shower as well as a potential second shower. The Geminids, which appear to emanate from the ...

Geminid meteor shower should be spectacular tonight - Weather Wisdom ...
Boston.com
The final meteor shower of the year is going to take place tonight and if you are lucky to have clear skies this should be quite the show. Across much of the northeast and back into the northern Rockies skies will be clear and perfect for viewing ...

Star gazers watch meteor shower
Bangkok Post
Star gazers were out on force early Friday morning to see the Geminids meteorshower from Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai, where more than 100 "falling stars" were sighted every hour. Photo handout by the National Astronomical Reserch...

Geminid meteor shower to offer a clear but cold light display to much of the US
The Guardian (blog)
If you're into astronomy, then mother nature has a treat for you on Thursday night. The Geminid meteors will be on full display from 10pm ET onward, with a peak around 2am. The Geminid shower has been seen every year since 1838. It's unique in that the ...

Meteor Shower To Peak With Dozens Of Stars
Sky News
Sky watchers will be looking up in the coming hours as a meteor shower reaches its peak, sprinkling the night sky with falling stars. The shower is expected to peak at 11.30pm in the UK on Thursday night, in what could be one of the best sky events of ...

Meteor shower to light up weekend skies
TVNZ
Occurring each year in mid- December, the Geminid meteor shower will be visible over the next five days, peaking tomorrow and on Sunday mornings from 2am until sunrise. Carter Observatory programmes officer John Field said meteor showers were a trail ...

Geminids Meteor shower: How to watch the big fireworks in the sky tonight
Boing Boing
All you have to do is hope for clear skies, pour a warm beverage in a thermos, put on some layers and head outside tonight to take it all in. I am talking about the GeminidsMeteor shower which emanates from the Gemini constellation. Finding it should ...

Meteor Shower Tonight Could Have Surprise Visitor
Slate Magazine (blog)
The Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night, and the annual celestial light show may have a special guest star enlivening its act this year. Appearing to emanate from the constellation Gemini, the Geminid meteors are actually remnants of the ...

Meteor shower to light up night sky on Thursday
WTOP
The Geminid Meteor Shower is a reliable performer that comes along at this time each year, and with the moon out of the night sky on Thursday, the show promises to be quite a sight. The shower's peak will be on Thursday night and Friday morning, with a ...

Brilliant Geminid Meteor Shower To Light Up The Sky
CBS Local
BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ) – Those who stay up a little late are in for quite a show, as the two nights will display the Geminid Meteor Shower. WWJ Newsradio 950′s Sandra McNeil spoke with Ray Bullock, an educator at the Cranbrook Institute of Science ...

How To Watch Tonight's Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower
Gizmodo
Late tonight you can catch some of the best sky watching of the year with the annual GeminidsMeteor shower. Hayden Planetarium's Joe Rao says it's always one of the best sky shows, but this year's shower is probably going to be especially good because ...

Meteor shower - or two - expected tonight
Lansing State Journal
Geminid meteor shower to light up night sky: Thursday night will see a real celestial show as the Geminid meteor shower, one of the two biggest of the year, sprinkles the night sky with falling stars.

Ann Arbor could see a Geminid meteor shower Thursday night
AnnArbor.com
A false-color image of a 2011 Geminid meteor was captured by a camera at New Mexico State University, operated by the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office in Huntsville, Ala. Courtesy NASA. The Geminid shower is expected to be visible between 11 p.m. ...

Watch this: the beautiful Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight
The Verge
Beginning around 11PM EST tonight, the yearly Geminid meteor shower is set to pass through the skies, putting on a beautiful light show for those willing to brave the cold to watch. This year is expected to be a particularly impressive show because of ...

Geminid Meteor Watch Party In Full Swing | FOX17online.com
Fox17
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Watch parties are held for American Idol and The Emmy's, but even the show that the Geminid Meteors were expected to put on Thursday night drew sky gazers to the a Kalamazoo Nature Center. It was an invite only event for members...

Meteor shower visible late Thursday
WAVY-TV
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAVY) - The clouds are expected to clear, making for much better conditions to see a meteor shower. The 2012 Geminid meteor activity will likely peak between 11 p.m. Thursday until 3 a.m. Friday EST. NASA will provide a live video ...

Meteor shower to light up the Alabama sky tonight
al.com (blog)
Meteor Shower A faint meteor streaks across the sky seen from Springville, Ala., at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. (Mark Almond/malmond@al.com). Streaking meteors should light up the sky tonight during one of the largest meteor showers in years.

NASA To Provide Live Video Of Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight
WHNT
The 2012 Geminid meteor shower is forecast to be particularly lively, and tonight, Thursday, December 13 is its anticipated peak. From 10 p.m. CST Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday (Dec. 13-14), NASA Television will air live video from a skyward-aimed ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Start Time and Schedule
BostInno (blog)
Stargazers around the country are in for a spectacle tonight, with the annual Geminid meteor shower is poised to put on arguably the most dazzling show of the year. When the moon peaks at its new phase, clearing the skys of its glare, the Geminids ...

Geminid meteor shower to light up the skies Thursday, Friday nights
Centre Daily Times
Visible to the naked eye will be a meteor shower as Earth passes through debris from 3200 Phaeton, a rock comet, and there are chances another meteor shower — a new one — also will occur. The Geminid meteor shower could produce as many as 120 ...

Geminid meteor shower set to reach peak
Telegraph.co.uk
Geminid meteor shower set to reach peak. The Geminid meteor shower will reach its peak this evening with up to 80 "shooting stars" visible per hour – but skies in the south may be too foggy to see it. The meteor display, known as the Geminid meteor ...

Watch Geminid Meteor Shower tonight!
WXYZ
CLEVELAND (WEWS) - The forecast for Thursday night calls for mainly clear skies. That should be perfect for viewing one of the best meteor showers of the year. The Geminid Meteor Shower will peak overnight Thursday into early Friday morning across the ...

Geminid Meteor Shower and ISS Sightings - WETM 18 Online
WETM-TV
Quite a bit of activity will be going on across our evening and overnight skies Thursday through the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning. Neighbors will be able to see for a brief time the International Space Station (ISS) pass overhead, and the Geminid ...

Chance to see meteor showers tonight | Watch the ...
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Watch the video Chance to see meteor showers tonight on Yahoo! News . There is a chance to
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Geminid Meteor Shower 2012 - YouTube
1 min
Jeff Goldblatt hosts Space Time! This week discusses the last meteorshower of the year, the
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Tens Of Shooting Stars As Meteor Shower Peaks
The annual meteor shower will sprinkle the night sky with shooting stars, but in the UK bad weather could obstruct the view.
news.sky.com/.../tens-of-shooting-stars-as-meteor-shower-pea...

Year's Best Meteor Shower Peaks This Week - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Stargazers are about to get their annual celestial treat: A bright meteor shower, the Geminids, will grace skies worldwide this week, with a ...
news.yahoo.com/years-best-meteor-shower-peaks-week-2202...

2012 Geminid Meteor Shower (Video) - StormWatch 7 | WJLA.com
The 2012 Geminid Meteor Shower could see rates of over 100 meteors per hour. Find out ...
www.wjla.com/.../2012-geminid-meteor-shower-video--17464...

Grains Bear Brunt of Missile and Meteorite Impacts ...
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High-speed video of projectiles slamming into a bed of disks has given scientists a new ...
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Geminid meteor shower reigns tonight, thanks to a cosmic rocky road - Capital ...
Washington Post (blog)
While the Perseid meteors in August snare more media attention, Thursday's Geminid meteors almost always outperform them, says Geoff Chester, of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Unlike othermeteor showers, where the parent is a frozen comet, this one ...

Early Reports Suggest Spectacular Geminids Meteor Show Tonight
Space.com
Across much of the United States and southern Canada, the weather prospects appear favorable for getting a view of the peak performance of tonight's Geminid meteor shower. While mid-December is notorious for producing widespread cloud cover and ...

Brilliant Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Space.com
Skywatchers around the world are in for a treat tonight, as the annual Geminid meteor shower is poised to put on a spectacular show. The Geminids will peak overnight tonight (Dec. 13) with the moon at its new phase. The skies will thus be free of the ...

Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight, and conditions may give Michigan a rare ...
MLive.com
The Geminid meteor shower happens in December as debris from an extinct comet 3200 Phaethon comes in contact with the earth's atmosphere. We often miss it here in Michigan due to a layer of overnight lake effect clouds. In December the cold air blowing ...

The Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Peaks Tonight — Here's How To Watch
Business Insider
The Geminid meteor shower can produce up to 120 meteors per hour, which "can be seen from almost any point on Earth," according to NASA astronomer Bill Cooke. That means all skygazers have to do is step outside late at night and choose a dark spot in...

Geminid meteor shower set to peak Thursday evening
BBC News
The annual Geminids meteor shower will reach its peak late on Thursday night and into early Friday morning. The meteors will appear to radiate from a point near the star Castor, in the constellation Gemini. In the Northern hemisphere, that will be ...

Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight
Houston Chronicle (blog)
It looks like it's going to be a good — albeit cool — night for one of the best meteor showers of the year. The Geminid shower, under dark skies, can produce over 120 meteors per hour, and it's characterized by bright ones. I've seen several ...

New Meteor Shower May Debut Alongside Geminids
Space.com
Skywatchers are already gearing up for a spectacular show from the annual Geminids meteorshower this week, and now astronomers say a new meteor shower's debut could make for even more shooting stars. NASA officials say a never-before-seen show ...

Another way to enjoy meteor showers: HAM radio
Boing Boing
In the comments on my post yesterday, reader Clayton Yarbrough mentioned that meteors have an effect on radio signals, and I wanted to follow up on that, because it's a pretty cool phenomenon. Basically, meteors can allow you to send radio signals ...

Meteor Shower Madness: Geminids and Comet Wirtanen May Team Up
Ecorazzi
Comet Wirtanen, which circles the sun every 5.4 years, has passed by Earth many times – but this year in particular could mark our first encounter with its debris stream. “Dust from this 

How and When to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight
Ecorazzi
If you're in the mood for a meteor shower, then you're in luck. Tonight, the famous Geminid meteorshower will appear and it is said to be a great event. Geminid is considered the final meteor shower of every year and will occur between Thursday, Dec ...

Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower 2012: When and Where to Watch This Week
Patch.com
new_asset_attachment_attributes. The final major meteor shower of the year, the Geminid meteorshower 2012, will peak tonight, Thursday, into Friday morning and if you are willing to stay up late you should be able to see a great show. NASA reports ...

Geminid meteor shower coming
The Advocate
Skywatchers will likely see dozens of meteors each hour after dark Thursday and early Friday during the Geminid meteor shower, according to an American Astronomical Society news release. Themeteor shower will be at its best after dark Thursday and ...

Two meteor showers expected Thursday night
Fox 28
"If this meteor shower holds up to predictions, we might see 3 or 4 or 5 meteors per minute and that would be pretty spectacular," says Art Klinger, director of PHM Planetarium. Klinger says if it's a clear night, the best time to view both is around ...

Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight
Indiana's NewsCenter
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - If you find yourself out late tonight, keep an eye to the sky. The Gemindid meteor shower will peak tonight, but may also be seen Friday night. The best time to see it would be shortly after midnight. There is no ...

5 Tips From NASA for Catching Tonight's Geminid Meteor Shower
The Atlantic Cities
When the latest and greatest meteor shower of 2012 – the eye-jacking Geminids – arrives tonight, people in rural areas will see the heavens light up like two vicious alien races locked in a laser battle to the death. Meanwhile, most folks living in ...

Tonight: 2 Meteor Showers? - Geminid is one of year's biggest
Newser
(Newser) – Tonight's Geminid meteor shower—one of the year's two biggest—could bring 100 shooting stars per hour, and that's just the beginning. Tonight's sky may actually host two meteorshowers, the second spawned by the comet Wirtanen, USA Today ...

Year's Strongest Meteor Shower Thursday Night
1011now
With up to 40 meteors per hour, the Germinid meteor shower on Thursday, December 13 is expected to be the year's strongest and most productive. To take advantage of this special event, Dan Glomski, Coordinator for Hastings College's Sachtleben ...

Geminid Meteor Shower 2012: Where to Watch Showers Live and Online in ...
IBTimes.co.uk
The Geminid meteor shower, the last major such event of 2012, could well become one of the most brilliant of the year. The showers are expected to peak between 13 December and 14 December. The meteor stream is named for the pieces of debris, NASA ...

Watch The Geminids Tonight And You Could See New 'Piscid' Meteor Shower
International Business Times
NASA scientists expect that 2012 could be the first year where Earth makes contact with debris left in the wake of the comet Wirtanen, which could result in a second, slower meteor shower best visible on Thursday night. Wirtanen was discovered in 1948...

Best meteor shower of the year is tonight
Jamestown Press
I've always been fascinated by the heavens above. So when astronomers say that the best meteorshower of the year will occur on a night when locally we have clear skies and a dark new moon, it gets my attention. The Geminid meteor shower is expected to ...

Fireball Falls into the Black Sea Near Turkey - Light & Boom Caught on Camera ...
YouTube
Last night a meteorite fell into the sea near the Black Sea region city Ordu, Turkey. The impact was recorded on security cameras. Read more at: http://investmentwatchblog.com/meteorite-fell-into-the-sea-with-a-loud-boom-2.

Geminid Meteor Show to Light up Tonight's Sky — Plus Possible Bonus Meteor ...
TIME
Tonight, the annual Geminid meteor shower will put the world's Christmas lights to shame. One of the year's biggest meteor showers, it's expected to shine extra bright tonight, because the moon's current phase will keep the sky free of glare. Now all ...

Mostly clear skies tonight mean prime viewing of Geminid meteor shower
Kansas City Star
The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill is forecasting mostly clear skies tonight, which will allow Kansas City area residents to view the peak of the Geminid meteor shower. The meteorshower can bring up to 100 meteors per hour with the peak ...

Geminid meteor shower is visible Thursday night - NewsChannel 9 WSYR
NewsChannel 9 WSYR (blog)
(WSYR-TV, Syracuse) - Thursday night will be the peak of the Geminid meteor shower. Typically, this meteor shower is one of the best events of the year, with peak meteor rates approaching roughly 120 per hour. These meteors tend to be slow moving and ...

Geminid Meteor Shower 2012 Live Stream: Watch Online Dec. 13, 14 (Best Time ...
Christian Post
Following the popular Perseids meteor shower earlier this year in August, the Geminids meteor shower could be even better. The Geminids meteor shower was first recorded as seen in the 1830s, making it one of the more relatively new showers. At that ...

Geminids meteor shower expected to be visible for UAE stargazers
The National
DUBAI// A dazzling meteor shower is expected to be visible later this evening although weather forecasters say cloudy weather may impede viewing. The Geminids meteor shower is the last and usually the most spectacular of the year with up to 120 meteors ...

Clouds Go Away, Sunshine Soon! Geminid Meteor Shower
WAVY-TV (blog)
The rain from last night lingered into the morning hours today. We picked up about a quarter to a half an inch between the southside and northeast North Carolina. My weather watcher Greg in Currituck, NC. had a half inch. Scott in Yorktown had a few ...

Geminid meteor shower peaks this week - Beckley, Bluefield & Lewisburg News ...
WVNS-TV
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-W.Va.) announced the communities in West Virginia that would be receiving Small Cities Block Grants. A pair of those came to cities in Summers and Wyoming Counties. The Summers. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D-W.Va.) announced ...

Rice: Geminid meteor shower is 'particularly' good ...
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NASA Solar Systems Ambassador Tony Rice talks with WRAL News about the Geminid meteor
wral.com

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