20 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20APR2018

Fireball lights up the New Jersey sky
New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio
TRENTON — A bright meteor described as "bright and beautiful" streaked across the sky over New Jersey on Thursday. "I was driving Route 206 North just south of the Somerville Circle just before 9 p.m., and I saw something streak across the sky, with a pretty bright ball with a long tail. Then it just went ...

Did you see this meteor last night?
Bay Post/Moruya Examiner
Mt Stromlo Observatory confirmed reports of a meteor. ... Mt Stromlo Observatory in the ACT caught the meteor on camera, coming from the west and travelling to the north. ... The meteor last night was clearly visible from Kiama, there have been a number of first-hand reports from amazed star gazers.

Did you see this meteor last night?
Milton Ulladulla Times
The bluish-green meteor streaked the sky with a long tail. ... Mt Stromlo Observatory in the ACT caught the meteor on camera, coming from the west and travelling to the north. “It was a small meteor, about 20cm in diameter, made of very dense iron,” Stromlo observatory spokesman Brad Tucker said.

Meteorite Diamonds Confirm Protoplanets Once Existed in Our Solar System
One problem with researching the formation of the solar system is finding material that's existed for more than four billion years. Much of our understanding of this time period comes from studying asteroids and the meteors that fall to Earth. On this planet, plate tectonics and surface weathering have ...

How to See the 2018 Lyrid Meteor Shower
National Geographic
The rates can change so dramatically because of the way meteor showers work. Like bugs hitting the windshield of a fast-moving car, meteors pelt Earth when the planet passes through a particularly dense part of the stream of debris left behind by a comet. (Here's why Isaac Newton believed a comet ...

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks Saturday night: Viewing tips
Washington Post
Ever wish upon a shooting star? If not, Saturday night into Sunday morning you'll have the chance to wish on your very own, as the Lyrid meteor shower graces the skies above the United States. At its peak, up to 20 meteors per hour will spark across the heavens overnight Saturday into Sunday. Though ...
- Khaleej Times

Look Up! Lyrid Meteor Shower Will Peak Saturday Night
The annual Lyrid meteor shower will have its biggest display this weekend. Tony Spitz has the details.

Lyrid meteor shower: What time will it peak? What to expect
Considered one of the strongest meteor showers in the celestial calendar, the Lyrids are usually active between April 16 and 26. The shooting stars move very quickly with around 20 to 25 per cent leaving “persistent trains”, according to Space.com. They originate from particle dust shed by Comet ...

Look up this weekend! Lyrid meteor shower will light up the sky as it peaks on Sunday morning ...
Daily Mail
The annual Lyrid Meteor Shower will streak across the skies this weekend; Experts say the most 'shooting stars' will be visible early morning on Sunday; The debris come from the comet Thatcher, which isn't expected to make a trip back to our solar system until 2276, after a 415-year orbital period.

Meteor Crater Field Camp
NASA Astrobiology
Applications now being accepted. The Field Training and Research Program at Meteor Crater is a week long field class and research project based at Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona, more popularly known as Meteor Crater. The goal of the field camp will be to introduce students to impact cratering ...

Perseid Meteor Shower
Macon County Conservation District
Perseid Meteor Shower. Griswold Conservation Area Sat, Aug 11, 2018 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm. What's the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? Learn this and more as we explore the cosmos, make s'mores, and watch some 'shooting stars.' Free. Register online by August 10. Register Online for ...

Phys. Rev. 74, 1875 (1948) - Diurnal Variations of Meteor Trails
Diurnal Variations of Meteor Trails. Charles A. Little, Jr. Phys. Rev. 74, 1875 – Published 15 December 1948. More. ×. Article · References; No Citing Articles. Article, References · PDFExport Citation. Abstract, Authors, References. Abstract: Authors: References ...

Events in 2018 1479-2018 KML
Fireball event
Events in 2018 1479-2018 KML. AMS received 14 reports about a fireball seen over NY, Pennsylvania, DE, NJ, CT, New York and PA on Friday, April 20th 2018 around 00:44 UT. D. Sound. 1 yes. 13 no. C. Sound. 14 no. Frag. 1 yes. 11 no. Twitter0. 14 Reports. a - Anuraj B. Level 1. b - C. Level 2.

2018 The FIFTH Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

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