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28 December 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28DEC2012

Meteor Shower Calendar | American Meteor Society
The meteor showers listed below are the easiest to observe and provide the most activity. Particular attention should be noted to the time and moonlight ...
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Meteor Activity Outlook for December 22-28, 2012 | American ...
During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Friday December 28th. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and will remain in the sky all night ...
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Quadrantid meteor shower to peak Jan. 4 - CNA ENGLISH NEWS
Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) Stargazers in Taiwan will have a chance to see shooting stars soon as the Quadrantid meteor shower nears its peak, the Taipei ...
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Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: California Meteor ...
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
California Meteor ~615 am PST 27DEC2012 If you witnessed this meteor event please file a meteorsighting report with this site; thank you! Initial Meteor Sighting Reports: 27DEC2012 Joe Corona, California 6:15:00 3 seconds right to left ...
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Foothills meteorite generates national scientific buzz
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 11:26 AM PST
A minivan-sized chunk of rock from outer space that landed in the Sierra Nevada is generating a lot of attention within the scientific community after a study published Friday in the prestigious academic journal Science. What has become known as the Sutter’s Mill meteorite entered the earth’s atmosphere about 7:51 a.m. local time on April 22.

Scientists Reveal Findings on Sutter's Mill Meteorite
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 06:57 AM PST
A meteorite that exploded over California's Sierra foothills this past spring was among the fastest, rarest meteorites known to have hit the Earth. After collecting and studying fallen pieces of themeteorite, an international team of scientists is ready to announce their research, reporting on everything from the meteorite's age, to it's travelled course and original size. The researchers found ...

Is This Icy “Mega” Meteorite Really From Outer Space?
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012 06:25 PM PST
Earlier today, Euronews reported an icy “mega meteorite” fall in a farmer’s field in the Hrira region of Morocco. The farmer found the chunk of supposed space ice and put it in his freezer for later investigation by scientists, who apparently confirmed that it is in fact from space. But… really? (...)Read the rest of [...]

Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak: Where and When to Watch
Patch.com
If there is cloud cover in South County on that night, you can watch a Ustream feed of the meteor shower on Jan. 2-4 on NASA.com. Obviously, you'll have more luck catching the shooting stars if you're in a place not polluted by light. Where's the best ...

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