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11 June 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10-11JUN2013


Explosive Russian Fireball Among Most Powerful Ever Recorded, New Study ...
Nature World News
The fireball created in February by a meteor over Russia's Ural Mountains had the explosive power of 460 kilotons of TNT and was the largest explosion ever recorded by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization's infrared sensors, according...

Nature: Ukrainian researchers say rock samples suggest meteor caused ...
Kyiv Post
Nature: Ukrainian researchers say rock samples suggest meteor caused Tunguska blast. Print version. June 11, 2013, 7:47 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Nature. Fragments of rock retrieved from a remote corner of Siberia could help to settle the enduring ...

Mysterious Meteor Shower Might Peak Early Tomorrow
Space.com
If your skies are clear early tomorrow (June 11) morning, it might be worth your while to step outside and look for shooting stars. For a short time, maybe an hour (quite possibly less than that), stargazers might be treated to a brief flurry of meteor ...

Meteor Shower On Tuesday June 11 2013 — Rare Gamma Delphinids Meteor ...
PlanetSave.com
Early on the morning of Tuesday June 11, 2013, a very rare meteor shower — the Gamma Delphinids — may occur. The long dormant meteor shower hasn't been particularly active in quite some time, but this year the prediction is that it may put on an ...

Exceptional Meteor Shower May Strike Tuesday, Has Not Been Seen in 80 Years
Nature World News
If it appears, predictions are pegging the meteor shower to commence at 4:28 a.m. ET Tuesday and last for about half an hour, according to Peter Jenniskens and Esko Lyytinen, who specialize in comets and meteor tracking. However, they are cautioning ...

Surprise Meteor Shower Possible, Gamma Delphinids' First Appearance Since ...
Indian Country Today Media Network
Insomniacs rejoice, for the sleepless who gaze skyward at about 3:30 a.m. local time on June 11 (in sleepers' parlance, the middle of the night on Monday June 10) just might be rewarded with a glimpse of a mysterious, extremely rare meteor shower.

Evan Hazard: Space rocks: Large and larger
Bemidji Pioneer
These show the comparative size, respectively, of two unrelated space rocks that made headlines last February: the larger asteroid 2012 DA14 and the smaller meteor that exploded in the air 37 miles above Chelyabinsk in Russia the morning of Feb. 15.

Rare Meteor Shower May Grace Skies This Week
National Geographic
A meteor from the Perseid meteor shower is seen zipping through the sky in Hungary in August 2012. Photograph by Tamas Ladanyi, TWAN. Andrew Fazekas. National Geographic News. Published June 10, 2013. Skywatchers are crossing their fingers that, ...

A Wildcard Meteor Shower for Tuesday Morning?
Canada.com
An obscure meteor shower may put on a fine display in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 11th. You probably haven't heard of the cryptically named Gamma Delphinids. This is because only one solitary outburst of activity has been documented from ...

Mysterious meteor shower may light up Chilean sky tonight
Santiago Times
Sometime between midnight and the early hours of tomorrow morning, the elusive Gamma Delphinidsmeteor shower is expected to light up the skies above Chile. The spectacle, if it occurs, will mark the return of a meteor outburst not seen for more than ...

Confirmed: Russian meteor explosion in February was the largest ever recorded
al.com (blog)
A circular hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake where a meteor struck the lake near Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over RussiaÃs Ural Mountains ...

Possible Meteor Shower on June 11
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
Sky watchers in North America might see an outburst of meteors during the early hours of June 11th when Earth passes through a stream of cometary debris last seen in 1930. Forecasters predict the return of the gamma Delphinid meteor shower this Tuesday ...

Watch for the comeback of Gamma Delphinid meteors after 83 years
NBCNews.com (blog)
The Gamma Delphinid meteor shower hasn't made a splash since 1930 — but astronomers say this just might be another big year for the outburst, due to Earth's changing orbital path. If the outburst comes, it's expected to last for about a half-hour ...

The Gamma Delphinids Are Coming: 'Elusive' Meteor Shower ... - NPR
They travel at about 127500 miles per hour, and NASA calls them "elusive" and " scarcely known." Tonight could bring the best views of the gamma Delphinid ...
www.npr.org/.../the-gamma-delphinids-are-coming-elusive-m...

Rare Delphinid meteor shower may erupt tomorrow morning | Astro ...
The rarely heard of Gamma Delphinids meteor shower will appear to radiate from the constellation Delphinus (del-FINE-us) the Dolphin high in the southern sky ...
astrobob.areavoices.com/.../rare-delphinid-meteor-shower-ma...

Meteor alert! Possible meteor outburst Tuesday morning | Space ...
Click here to learn about mysterious Gamma Delphinid meteors, which might produce a goodmeteor display Tuesday morning, according to clocks in North ...
earthsky.org/.../meteor-alert-possible-meteor-outburst-tuesday-...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 06JUN2013
If you witnessed a meteor event please file a meteor sighting report on this site; thank you. ...NASA Chat: Elusive Meteor Shower Offers Opportunity for Citizen .
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../the-latest-worldwide-m...

"Giant Meteor" seen over Ohio, Illinois pics? - Godlike Productions
From the twitter feed: DEVELOPING: There are multiple reports of a "giant meteor " seen over Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.
www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2248873/pg1

Clouds will block mysterious meteor shower — if it happens at all
Clouds will block Ottawa's view of the Gamma Delphinid meteor shower before dawn Tuesday, an event.
www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ottawa/Clouds.../story.html
Rock samples suggest meteor caused Tunguska blast
Nature.com
10 June 2013. A meteor explosion in the atmosphere still seems the most likely cause for the 1908 disaster that flattened a forest in Siberia — and a new analysis of rock fragments appears to support that conclusion. Universal History Archive/Getty ...

Observing Alert: Rare Meteor Shower May 'Outburst' on June 11
Universe Today
The rare and rarely heard of meteor shower called the Gamma Delphinids will appear to radiate from the constellation Delphinus (del-FINE-us) the Dolphin high in the southern sky shortly before dawn tomorrow morning June 11. This map shows the sky ...

Rarely Seen Gamma Delphinids Meteor Shower Tonight
Brevard Times
NASA scientists hope that tonight's sky watchers will help them capture pictures and videos of the rare gamma Delphinids meteor shower from around the world. The NASA Meteoroid Environment Office has created a Flickr group where the images and video ...

Mysterious Meteors Could Dazzle in Rare Shower
Discovery News
If two astronomers predictions are right, Earth will plow through a dusty trail of comet debris early Tuesday, setting off a meteor shower that hasn't been seen since 1930. North America is well positioned for the celestial fireworks, which are ...

Russian meteor blast was the largest ever recorded
Nature.com (blog)
The blast on 15 February over the Urals Mountains of a fireball that had entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Kazakh-Russian border was the largest explosion ever recorded by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CNTBTO), ...

Rare meteor streaks across Tri-state | Cincinnati - WLWT Home
WLWT News 5 received multiple reports of a meteor streakign across the eastern sky around 11 p.m. Thursday night.
www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/.../rare.../-/index.html

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