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01 January 2013

The Worldwide Latest Meteor/Meteorite News 01JAN2013

First meteor shower of year to originate from asteroids
Erwin Record
Most meteor showers are caused by debris from comets, but a couple are known to originate from asteroids. This was the case for the December Geminids as well as will be the case for the first meteorshower of the New Year – the Quadrantids. However ...

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2013 Peak: When to Watch
Patch.com
The Quadrantid meteor shower is named for an extinct constellation, but the shooting stars that seem to sprout from it still arrive yearly, and the opening of the 2013 show will begin overnight January 1 into January 2 ...

Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2013: Peak Time Overnight on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 ...
Latinos Post
(Photo : REUTERS/Amir Cohen ) The final meteor shower of 2012 came in the form of the Geminid meteor shower, following other annual meteor showers such as Perseid (seen above) near the southern town of Mitzpe Ramon August 13, 2012. The first ...

First meteor shower of 2013 peaks this week
CBS News
The Quadrantid meteor shower is an annual meteor shower every January. While this year's "shooting star" show is not expected to outshine some of the more spectacular meteor showers of 2012, it may give stargazers with clear, dark skies a great start ...

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2013: When & Where to Watch
Examiner.com
Quadrantid meteor showers will be the first to appear in the sky January 2013. This year, they will take place on the night January 2nd and proceed into the early morning hours of January 3rd. What is the Quadrantid Meteor Shower? Quadrantid meteor ...

Meteorite thefts: 1 arrested, 1 wanted; meteorties recovered
Mon, 31 Dec, 2012 06:03 AM PST
Officials at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute said the irreplaceable meteorites that were stolen on Christmas Eve have been recovered. David Clavier, vice president of administration at PARI, said the institute was burglarized in the early morning hours of Dec. 24 and 100 one-of-a-kindmeteorites on display were stolen. Clavier said the value of the meteorites is at least $80,000 and ..

First meteor shower of 2013 peaks this week Technology & science ...
The first meteor shower of 2013 will kick off the year's night sky events this week, giving stargazers a chance to ring in the New Year with a celestial ...
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/.../ns/technology_and_science-space/

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 29-January 4, 2013 « The ...
By Carl Hergenrother
The following is a slightly edited version of Bob Lunsford's excellent weekly summary of meteor activity. The original version can be found at the American Meteor Society's site. During this period the moon wanes from its current full phase to a ...
The Transient Sky - Comets, Asteroids...

2013 Stargazing Events: Comets, Eclipses, & Meteor Showers Not To Miss In ...
Huffington Post
As 2012 comes to a close, some might wonder what is looming sky-wise for 2013.What celestial events might we look forward to seeing? I've selected what I consider the top 13"skylights" (get it?) for the coming year, and have listed them in ...

Everything you need to know: Quadrantid meteor shower
EarthSky (blog)
The Quadrantid meteor shower is always the first meteor shower of every new year, and 2013 is no exception. The shower comes each year in early January and favors the Northern Hemisphere because its radiant point is so far north on the sky's dome.

2013 THE Year of Meteors and Comets!

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