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09 December 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 09DEC2012

Meteor Over Texas
All sky cameras in New Mexico captured video of a meteor as it crossed the state of Texas.
wiki.nasa.gov/cm/blog/.../posts/post_1354914721155.html

December's Geminid meteor shower may originate from 'rock comet ...
From the blog Geekquinox: Be sure to be watching the night skies next week, particularly between Wednesday and Saturday, because you may be treated ...
ca.news.yahoo.com/.../december-geminid-meteor-shower-may...

Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Quickly ... - Huffington Post
"In order to watch the meteors, you need to find a dark spot with an open view of the sky and no glaring lights nearby." Good luck with that if you live in ...
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../best-meteor-shower-of-the_n_22...

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 8-14, 2012 - The Transient Sky ...
By Carl Hergenrother
The following is a slightly edited version of Bob Lunsford's excellent weekly summary of meteoractivity. The original version can be found at the American Meteor Society's site. No matter where you live, the first half of December provides some ...
The Transient Sky - Comets, Asteroids...

Geminids Meteor Shower May Have Company
Patch.com
Rates up to an astonishing 120 meteors per hour ― or about two every minute ― mean that even if other recent meteor showers have left you unimpressed, the Geminids are worth a look. A possible 'mystery' meteor shower. What makes this week even more ...

Fireball lights up Texas sky
KREM.com (registration)
A local traffic worker caught the flash on camera just after 7:00 a.m. He was traveling near Denton, Texas at the time. The fireball was so green and bright it could be seen for miles around. The National Weather Service said the bright, burning object ...

The Final Meteor Shower of the Year - Geminid Shower
French Tribune
According to NASA, the Geminid Shower is one of the young meteor show firstly sighted in 1830s which showcased 20 meteors per hour. This year, the show is expected to occur in around December 13 and December 14. The peak shower will be seen at the ...

GREEN METEOR FIREBALL SCORCHES ACROSS TEXAS...
5 min
http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Strange-sight--182532251.html ...
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December brings with it some heavenly gifts
Washington Post
Try to remember these gifts in December: Jupiter appears like a heavenly diamond, shooting stars sail overhead and the year ends by squeezing out more sunshine. Jupiter struts a celestial swagger throughout December. The large, gaseous planet rises in ...

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Texas Fireball Meteor ...
The fireball was clearly going straight down and went in front of my field of view for about 4 seconds. I was driving south of I-35 near Lewisville water tower and ...
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../texas-fireball-meteor-0...

Bright light flashes across the Texas sky: Did you see it? | khou.com ...
People across Texas -- from Dallas to Houston -- reported seeing a huge " shooting star"-like object in the sky around 6:45 a.m. Friday.
www.khou.com/.../Fireball-houston-dallas-texas-sky-friday-18...

A flash in the sky at dawn in Texas
KLTV
We spoke with meteor hunter McCartney Taylor of the Texas Meteorite Lab in Austin to find out what it was. After some searching we found it had been recorded on a skycam, which is a camera pointed straight up into the sky, and located in New Mexico.

2012 Geminid meteor showers begin; peak viewing on December 14 and 15 ...
Examiner.com
Saturday, the Geminid meteor shower of 2012 began and it is expected to peak on the early mornings of December 14 and 15; this is the final meteor shower of 2012 and it is also expected to be the best one. Meteor showers tend to intensify into the late ...

Crossroads residents see fireball in the sky Friday
Victoria Advocate
Lara Eakins, astronomy outreach coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin, said the brightfireball was likely a part of the Geminid meteor shower, which happens every December as the Earth collides with rocks left behind from an asteroid during ...

Meteor shower, planetary displays on tap for local skies
The Columbian
If clouds don't interfere, people will have some great December views of four planets, the moon and ameteor shower. Jupiter, our solar system's largest planet, is visible in the eastern sky about an hour after sunset. During the night, it will move ...

Buzzard Coulee Meteorite - Wiki Article - YouTube
4 min
Buzzard Coulee is the collective name of the meteorites fallen on November 20, 2008 over ...
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Geminid meteor shower to light up the sky on Dec 13, 14
Zee News
Tags: Geminid meteors, Asteroid, 3200 Phaethon. Geminid meteor shower to light up the sky on Dec 13, 14 Washington: Keep a lookout high overhead on Thursday night, December 13th, to watch the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower, say experts.

Nasa camera captures 'fire-ball' over Texas
BBC News
Video footage of a "fire-ball" flashing in the sky over Texas has been captured by a Nasa camera. The camera picked up the flash from Nasa's Meteoroid Environment Office in New Mexico. It was reported to have been seen from as far away as Houston and ...

Suspected meteor lights up sky | News - Home
Dec. 7, 2012: People across Texas -- from Dallas to Houston -- saw a mysterious flash in the sky ...
click2houston.com

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