09 December 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 09DEC2016

Meteor shower visible next week
Taipei Times
Stargazers will have an opportunity on Tuesday and Wednesday to catch the Geminid meteor shower, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said on ...

'That was a real fireball': What happened when John Glenn orbited the Earth in 1962
Washington Post
After what Glenn himself called a real “fireball” reentry into the earth's atmosphere, the astronaut's capsule descended by parachute into the Atlantic ...

An old meteor yields a new surprise: a never-before-seen material
Astronomy Magazine
It's not every day scientists discover an entirely new material adrift in the universe, but in pouring over the Khatyrka meteorite, researchers led by Luca ...

Meteor Explodes Over Russia
Occurred on December 6, 2016 / Sayanogorsk, Khakassia, Russia The sky lights up over a building as a meteor explodes. For licensing or usage, ...

Why Does Siberia Get All the Cool Meteors?
Universe Today
If you can identify the meteor's ground track, the land over which it streaked, that's where to start your search for potential meteorites. Meteorites indeed ...

The Universe from your own back yard - The Twins put on a show
Yorkton This Week (press release)
Mid-evening 'til dawn on the 13th-14th is the best time to view December's Geminid meteor shower, an annual finalist for 'Best of the Year'. Geminids ...

Geminids Meteor Shower 2016
Exeter Observatory
The 2016 Geminid meteor shower is underway and will peak on the night of the 13/14 December. Unfortunately, this year the peak combines with a ...

Geminid meteor shower 2016 ahead
Peak night for the Geminids in 2016 is December 13 (morning of December 14). Best around 2 a.m. Moonlight interferes but these meteors are bright.

Next meteor shower peaks next week
KOCO Oklahoma City
Mark your calendar, the Geminid meteor shower will peak Dec. 13. Unfortunately, this years showing will likely be shadowed by a full moon, reducing ...

Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peak
Phoenix Astronomical Society
A Meteor Shower can be seen from 5 days before to 5 days after the Peak Date. What the Peak date is, is the best date to see the Most Meteors from ...

Looking for clear views of next week's meteor shower? Head to Northumberland
The Independent
Fewer than 10 per cent of people in the UK can see the Milky Way from where they live, according to the International Dark Sky Association.

When and where in Cambridge can I see the Geminids meteor shower?
Cambridge News
NASA reckon this is "usually the best meteor shower of the year", as their expert told space.com recently. But although rates are usually about 120 ...

Meteor Crater Discovered
Coast to Coast AM
A meteor crater in the Egyptian desert, previously undiscovered, was recently revealed via Google Earth's satellite. The impact may be only a few ...

Ancient Space Dust Washes Up in Rooftop Gutters
The most visible sign of this dust encountering Earth are the meteor showers that light up the upper atmosphere as Earth orbits though one of the ...

Meteoroids, Meteor Showers And Meteorites Explained
Astronomy Trek
Freshly fallen meteorites are often dark brown or black in color and covered with a thin coating of glass called the fusion crust. This crust is formed ...

Incredible video shows meteor soar across the sky and explode above town
The Scottish Sun
Witness Sergey Isaykin said: "“It was very beautiful. You don't see this every day. "But we weren't scared as we instantly understood that it was ...

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 7 December 2016
Space Ref (press release)
Meteor Grating Exchange: Today the diffraction grating on the Meteor camera located in the Window Observational Research Facility (WORF) was ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 10-16, 2016
American Meteor Society
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 4 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 2 as seen from ...

2016 The THIRD Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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