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04 May 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 04MAY2013

Meteor shower from Halley's Comet peaks this weekend | Fox News
Early Sunday (May 5), just before dawn, we'll have an opportunity to see some of the remnants of the most famous of comets briefly light up the early ...
www.foxnews.com/.../meteor-shower-from-halley-comet-peak...

Lights in the sky: meteor shower visible on Sunday and Monday - Manila Bulletin
Manila Bulletin
A meteor shower derived from the debris of the Halley's Comet will be best viewed across the horizon on Sunday and Monday, state astronomers said. According to PAGASA Deputy Administrator for Operations and Services Dr. Vicente Malano, the annual ...

Meteor shower visible in PH Sunday or Monday
Inquirer.net
According to the monthly astronomical diary prepared by Pagasa officer-in-charge Vicente Malano, the meteor shower originates from dust released by the famous Halley's Comet (1P/Halley) during its countless voyages through the solar system. “The shower ...

Scientists Hear Russia's February Meteor in America
Science World Report
A recent attempt by researchers at Georgia Tech has made it possible for audiences to hear what meteor waves sound like. Scientists focused on the recent meteor that streaked across Russian skies in the month of February and crashed into a frozen lake ...

Why more Eta Aquarid meteors in Southern Hemisphere?
EarthSky
The famous Eta Aquarid meteor shower – one of the year's major meteor showers – peaks every year in early May. This shower is known to be richer as seen from Earth's Southern Hemisphere than from the Northern Hemisphere. Why? If you traced the paths ...

Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Washington Times
Even though Haley's Comet passed through our inner solar system in 1986 and will not return until 2061, it leaves a trail of cosmic dust every time it goes around the sun. This produces two yearly meteor showers on Earth: Eta Aquari, and the Orionid ...

Meteor Shower from Halley's Comet Peaks This Weekend: Scientific ...
Sunday (May 5), some of the remnants of the most famous of comets will briefly light up the early morning sky.
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=meteor-shower...

Meteor Shower Created By Halley's Comet Peaks This Weekend | Spacecom
A meteor shower created by the leftovers of Halley's Comet will peak before dawn Sunday (May 5). Find out how to watch the annual Eta Aquarids meteor ...
www.space.com/20958-meteor-shower-halleys-comet-sunday....

Your Guide To Watching this Weekend's Halley's Comet Meteor Shower - io9
In the early morning hours of Sunday, May 5, debris from Halley's Comet will light up the sky in this year's Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Here's everything you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible.

Meteor Shower This Weekend: Eta Aquarids to Peak Sunday - The Epoch Times
The Epoch Times
Meteor shower this weekend: Just a few weeks after the Lyrid meteor shower passed over the Earth, skywatchers can catch another meteor shower, the Eta Aquarid, over the weekend. This specific meteor shower will be generated from Haley's Comet and ...

Scientist Claims to Have Found Tunguska Meteorite
Fri, 03 May, 2013 02:52 AM PDT
A Russian researcher said he discovered fragments of the largest celestial body to hit the Earth in recorded history – though he waited for 23 years before going public with the findings. Continue reading

Hey, it's a meteor shower from Halley's Comet!
NBCNews.com (blog)
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower occurs each year in early May because the orbit of Halley's Comet closely approaches the orbit of Earth in two places. The first is the May timeframe, which leads to the Eta Aquarids. The other point occurs in mid-October, ...

Retired racehorse finds calling as abstract painter
Toronto Sun
Metro Meteor, a 10-year-old thoroughbred bay in rural Maryland, is enjoying singular success. Within just months of applying his first brush stroke to paper, he is juggling requests for public appearances, weighing endorsement offers and earning ...

Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend
Baltimore Sun (blog)
Watch the Eta Aquarid meteor shower in the wee hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings. The shower can produce as many as 20-40 meteors per hour at its peak, which falls around May 4-5. SpaceWeather.com suggests to expect 30+ meteors per hour, ...

Dark Sky Park: The Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower
Interlochen Public Radio
Each week, we talk with Mary Stewart Adams, Director of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City. IPR: The most well-known meteor shower of the year has to be the Perseid Meteor Shower in August. What are some other meteorshowers ...

Catch the Peak of the Spectacular Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower this Weekend ...
Science World Report
Want to see a meteor shower? You may be in luck. The annual Eta Aquarid meteorshower is set to peak this weekend, and may put up quite the show for people living in the Southern Hemisphere. That's a relief considering the lackluster performance that ...

Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks this weekend, on May 5, 2013
TruthDive
May 3 (TruthDive): Eta Aquarid meteor shower will be reaching its peak this weekend in Earth's Southern Hemisphere, during the very early morning hours of Sunday, May 5, 2013, said the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) on Wednesday.

Meteor Shower Peaks During Cinco de Mayo 2013
Brevard Times
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The Eta Aquarids meteor shower will peak during the nights and pre-dawn mornings of the Cinco de Mayo 2013 weekend, May 4th-6th, 2013. Unlike last year, the 2013 Eta Aquarids meteor shower will not be out-shined by a full ...

Shooting star show set for Cinco de Mayo skies - USA Today
USA TODAY
About 30 shooting stars an hour should be seen in clear skies for the yearly Eta Aquarid meteorshower, which peaks this year around 9 p.m. EDT on May 5,according to NASA estimates. The meteors will appear from the constellation Aquarius (hence the ...

The Watchers - The annual Eta Aquarids meteor ...
The Eta Aquarid meteors usually provide a solid display at the beginning of May. Few ...
thewatchers.adorraeli.com

Two large fireballs seen in North East | American Meteor Society
The American Meteor Society has received numerous reports regarding two large fireballs spotted over the North Eastern United States on the evening of May ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../two-large-fireballs-seen-in-north-east/

Meteor Shower from Halley's Comet Peaks This Weekend
Yahoo! News
But each time Halley sweeps around the sun, it leaves behind a dusty trail — call it "cosmic litter" — that is responsible for two meteor showers on Earth each year. The first of those "shooting stars" displays, the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, will ...

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower 2013: When, How and Where to Watch Live
IBTimes.co.uk
The Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks over the weekend. This is the third major meteor shower of the year, following the Quadrantids and the Lyrids. The Eta Aquarids are generally active from mid-April to late May and are created when the Earth passes ...

Hearing the Russian Meteor, in America - Newswise
Newswise (press release)
Newswise — How powerful was February's meteor that crashed into Russia? Strong enough that its explosive entry into our atmosphere was detected almost 6,000 miles away in Lilburn, Ga., by infrasound sensors – a full 10 hours after the meteor's ...

Weekend chance to view meteor shower
WoodwardNews.net (subscription)
Dr. Steven Maier, associate professor of physics at NWOSU, said that "the reason it is called the Eta Aquarids is because the radiant, or center of the meteor shower, is in the constellation Aquarius." Within the constellation for the "water bearer ...

Russian Meteorites Touch Down at Tucson Charity Event
The Nonprofit Quarterly
For $25 at the dinner being thrown on May 8 at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona, you can buy a raffle ticket for the chance to win a segment of the Chelyabinsk meteor that recently exploded over Russia. The asteroid that produced the ...

Spot Eta Aquarids in its Peak on Sunday
French Tribune
The Eta Aquarids are considered as a light meteor shower that produces 10 meteors per hour when in its peak state. However, they actually are not meteors. The shower is caused by the movement of the Earth through the dust released by Halley's Comet.

2013 Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower: When, Where and How to Watch Peak on ...
International Business Times AU
Sky watchers are going to witness another rare spectacle this weekend as the 2013 Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks on the early morning hours of May 5. The Eta Aquarids will offer a much better display in the Southern Hemisphere but the meteorshower ...

Catch a falling star
TheNewsTribune.com
If cloud conditions allow, night sky observers might get a glimpse of the Eta Aquarids meteor shower early Sunday morning. Weather forecasts early in the week called for clear to partly cloudy skies at that time. The Eta Aquarids are considered a light ...

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