19 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19APR2018

Bright meteor fireball observed over Spain
YouTube user 'Meteors' reported a bright meteor over Spain on April 16, 2018. It may have been produced by a fragment from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 100.000 km/h. The event begun at an altitude of about 100 km and ended at a...

Did you see this meteor last night?
Milton Ulladulla Times
Mt Stromlo Observatory confirmed reports of a meteor. This picture captures the meteor (top left) travelling from the west to the north at 7.34pm. Picture courtesy of Mt Stromlo Observatory. A meteor lit up the skies in south eastern NSW at 7.34pm on Thursday. The bluish-green meteor streaked the sky ...

The Lyrid meteor shower is back. Here's how to see the shooting stars
Like all meteor showers, the Lyrids are caused by fast-moving bits of space debris that create bright streaks when they collide with Earth's atmosphere and burn up. In this case, the debris comes from a comet known as C/1861 G1 Thatcher (Comet Thatcher for short) as it orbits the sun. The Lyrids aren't ...

04/20/2018 – Ephemeris – Astronomy Day and the Lyrid meteor shower this weekend
Bob Moler's Ephemeris Blog - WordPress.com
04/20/2018 – Ephemeris – Astronomy Day and the Lyrid meteor shower this weekend. April 20, 2018 bobmoler Leave a comment Go to comments. Ephemeris for Friday, April 20th. The Sun rises at 6:50. It'll be up for 13 hours and 44 minutes, setting at 8:34. The Moon, 2 days before first quarter, will set ...

A search for thermal radiation from meteor trails
AGU Publications - Wiley
A theoretical analysis of the probability of detection of infrared radiation from a meteor trail, in the range 0.9 to 2.5 μ, using equipment at ground level, indicates that no more than one sporadic meteor is likely to be detected in 350 hours of observing. The rate may improve briefly during the peak of a ...

Effect of the Moon on terrestrial meteor rates
AGU Publications - Wiley
Abstract. An analysis of meteor rate data obtained at Christchurch, New Zealand, indicates that the existence of any lunar influence is doubtful. Citing Literature ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for April 21-27, 2018
American Meteor Society
As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon will seriously impede on meteor viewing as it sets later in the morning with each passing night. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is 2 as seen from mid-northern latitude (45N) and 3 from the southern tropics (25S).

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