04 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 04APR2018

GLENN K. ROBERTS: Lyrid meteor showers active between April 14-30
The Guardian
Lyrid meteor showers active between April 14-30. Glenn K. Roberts (groberts@isn.net). Published: 6 hours ago. Watch for Venus in the western twighlight this month. On April 17, look for the two-day-old crescent moon to the left of Venus, says astronomy columnist GLENN K. ROBERTS.

The two spectacular meteor showers in Kent skies you won't want to miss this month
Kent Live
What is the best way to see the meteor showers? Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight, so give yourself plenty of time to allow your eyes to adjust. You don't need any equipment - you will be able to see the showers with the naked eye.

Hull's skies to be set alight with 'firework display' of meteors this month
Hull Daily Mail
From April 16 to 25, the meteor shower, known as the Lyrids, will see shooting stars and their amazing trail dusts make their way across the skies. This year, the peak of this spectacle is expected to happen overnight from April 22, into the following morning. Lyrids meteors shower passing near the Milky ...

Watch out for some shooting stars, and a double-act featuring Venus, says Argus astronomer
South Wales Argus
THIS month, watch out for some April shooting stars and for an evening double-act featuring Venus and the Seven Sisters. First though for any early risers, the Moon, Mars, and Saturn group together to form a wonderful sight in the spring dawn sky on Saturday, April 7. Later this month, the Lyrid meteor ...

In Tonight's Sky: April Flowers and a Meteor Shower
JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – The following is an article written and provided by Dr. Timothy Bratton, U.J. Prof. Emeritus of History and Amateur Astronomer. Venus is the only “evening star” this month; the remaining naked-eye planets rise after midnight. There is one decent meteor shower in ...

Lowell Observatory researcher discovers 'runaway' star 200000 light years from Earth
NASA decided this bowl-shaped cavity — 700 feet deep and more than 4,000 feet across — east of Flagstaff was the most lunarlike surface on Earth. Astronauts trained in the crater to prepare for the first moon landing. | Meteor Crater continues to serve as a research facility for space-bound humans and ...

'Scientists Around the World Trying to Solve Space Debris Problem' - Astronomer
Sputnik International
Unlike a meteor, where a meter comes into the Earth and it is travelling very fast and it leaves an impact crater space debris, space junk doesn't do that; so the risk to humans was next to zero and ultimately it did land eventually where it should've and it was the Southern Pacific ocean, where most other ...

Retrieving horizontally resolved wind fields using multi-static meteor radar observations
Retrieving horizontally resolved wind fields using multi-static meteor radar observations. Gunter Stober1, Jorge L. Chau1, Juha Vierinen2, Christoph Jacobi3, and Sven Wilhelm1 1Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Schlossstr. 6, 18225 Kühlungsborn, Germany 2The Artic University of Norway, ...

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

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