07 May 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 07MAY2018

A giant asteroid almost struck Earth and we had no idea it was coming
The Indian Express
A giant asteroid the size of a football field narrowly missed crashing into Earth on April 15 whizzing by at about half the average distance between Earth and the moon. According to NASA, the asteroid measures 3.6 times the size of the one that exploded over Tunguska in 1908. The asteroid 2018 GE3 ...

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks May 6, 7
Irene W. Pennington Planetarium - WordPress.com
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, ...

Storm Team 11 Starwatch: Monday, May 7th - Sunday, May 13th 2018
WJHL (blog)
This morning is the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. There could be a rate of 15-20 meteors per hour. However, moonlight will be present, which could ...

Awake before sunrise? Go outside and look for this meteor shower
It's called a meteor shower. This particular shower is called the Eta Aquarid. According to Space.com, it became visible on April 22 and will remain ...

Something cool to see in the night sky
WMC Action News 5
The meteor shower is a result of the Earth passing through the dust debris of Haley's Comet. As small pieces of dust enter Earth's atmosphere, they burn up and create a brief streak in the sky. The best place to see the shower is in the Southern Hemisphere but here in the Mid-South, we should still have ...

Lyrid meteor shower 2018: When, where and how to watch
WPXI Pittsburgh
Here's what you need to know about the Lyrid meteor shower and how to watch the celestial spectacle: What are Lyrids? The Lyrid meteors are named after their radiant, defined as the point in the sky from which they appear to come from, the constellation Lyra. According to NASA, Lyrids are one of the ...

Anisotropic diffusion of meteor trails due to the geomagnetic field over King Sejong Station
Springer Link
We analyzed meteor decay times measured by a VHF meteor radar at King Sejong Station, Antarctica (62.22°S, 58.78°W) to study diffusion processes ...

Fireball report
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Observer. Name, Patricia O. Experience Level, 1/5. Remarks, I cannot believe no one else has not reported seeing this. Location. Address, Lockport, IL. Latitude, 41° 35' 12.13'' N (41.59°). Longitude, 87° 58' 41.28'' W (-87.98°). Elevation, 226.66m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-03-05 ...

Fireball report
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Name, David M. Experience Level, 1/5. Remarks, I have seen quite a few falling star of all degrees. I spend a lot of time outside. This was probably my first fireball, very very cool. It was so bright it woke me up!

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

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