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03 January 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite New 03JAN2014

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: NEO Asteroidss Close ...
January historically is an active month for fireball meteor activity so stay alert and have your cameras ready! -LunarMeteoriteHunter...Tokyo 2014 AA ...

First Asteroid Discovered in 2014 Has Impact (2014 AA)
NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office- January 2, 2014
Early Wednesday morning January 1st, while New Year's 2014 celebrations
were still underway in the United States, the Catalina Sky Survey near
Tucson, AZ, collected a single track of observations with an immediate
follow-up on what was possibly a very small asteroid 2-3 meters in size
on a potential impact trajectory with the Earth. Designated 2014 AA,
which would make it the first asteroid discovery of 2014, the track of
observations on the object allowed only an uncertain orbit to be
calculated. However if this was a very small asteroid on an Earth
impacting trajectory, it most likely hit the Earth's atmosphere last
night sometime between 2 pm Wednesday and 9 am Thursday EST. Using the
only available observations, three independent projections of the
possible orbit by the independent orbit analyst Bill Gray, the Minor
Planet Center in Cambridge, MA, and Steve Chesley at the NASA NEO
Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are in agreement that it
would hit Earths atmosphere. According to Chesley, because of the orbit
uncertainty the potential impact locations are widely distributed,
falling along an arc extending from Central America to East Africa with
the best-fit, most likely impact location to be just off the coast of
West Africa at about 9 pm EST January 1st. 2014 AA was unlikely to have
survived atmospheric entry intact, as it was comparable in size to 2008
TC3 - about 2-3 meters which completely broke up over northern Sudan in
October 2008, the only other example of an object discovered just prior
to hitting the Earth. So far, there have been a few weak signals
collected from infrasound stations in that region of the world that are
being analyzed to see if they could be correlated to the atmospheric
entry of 2014 AA.

Tiny Asteroid Discovered Just Yesterday “Virtually Certain” to Have Harmlessly Impacted Earth
By Phil Plait- Jan 2, 2014
For just the second time in history, an asteroid was discovered before
it impacted the Earth. Don't panic: It was very small, probably just a
few meters across, and burned up harmlessly in our atmosphere. But after
events of the past year, it underscores the need to keep our eyes open. ...

We Saw It Coming: Dinky Asteroid Hits Earth, Burns UpDiscovery News - 4 hours
For only the second time in history, an asteroid has hit Earth that was discovered hours before impact. Continue reading →

First Meteor Shower of 2014 Peaks Friday, but Sun ... - Yahoo News
From Yahoo News: Early each January, the Quadrantid meteor shower provides one of the most intense annual celestial fireworks displays, with a ...

Tonight's Meteor Shower: Live, From Space, It's The Quadrantids ...
If you haven't heard of the Quadrantids, don't worry. Even NASA calls them "a little-known meteorshower named after an extinct constellation." But in ...

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Quadrantid Meteor Shower To Peak Tomorrow, Jan. 3 (LIVESTREAM VIDEO)
The Huffington Post UK - 2 hours
Mere days after the start of the new year, skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to the first meteor shower of 2014. Set to ...

Star-gazers invited to view meteor shower at Dalby Forest
Darlington and Stockton Times
SCARBOROUGH and Ryedale Astronomical Society will hold a free star-gazing event at the Courtyard, Dalby Forest tonight (Friday, January 3) from ...
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Star gazers in for a treat this month
Times of India
Known as the quadrantids meteor shower, also popularly called 'shooting stars', can now be spotted in the pollution-free clear skies away from city ...

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014: Peak time Jan. 2-3, Watch online ...
Christian Today > The Quadrantid Meteor Shower is one of the exciting star shows of the New Year and is expected to peak later this week on January ...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 02JAN2014
The list of major meteor showers hasn't changed much in recent decades, but it has changed a little.Meteor showers are part of nature, after all, and .

The Best Meteor Shower You've Never Heard of: The QuadrantidsSlate Magazine (blog)
The new year is still shiny and new, and it's off to a good start: The annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks tomorrow! With no Moon to interfere with it ...

Watch Meteor Shower Live Online Tonight
Brevard Times
The 2014 Quadrantids, a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the ...

Quadrantid meteor shower to peak amid bitter cold
Baltimore Sun (blog)
If skies clear of clouds and snow before dawn early Friday, there's a chance the Quadrantid meteorshower could be visible over Maryland.

Catch a Great Meteor Shower This Weekend!
Huffington Post (blog)
Meteor showers are easy to observe, as they are best viewed with the naked eye alone, simply gazing straight up at the zenith, the highest point in the ...

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