19 December 2010

Meteor/Meteorite News 19DEC2010

Lunar Eclipse December 2010 Shows Ursids Meteor Shower
 City State Times
Last December 13, 2010, star gazers and sky watchers enjoyed the bright Geminid meteor shower. For those who missed watching and witnessing this phenomenon, ...

Rural holiday decorating offers bright Christmas colors
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Ursid meteor shower is visible most of next week and peaks on Thursday night with about 15meteors per hour. Look to the east from about midnight until ...

The cutting edge of fake diamonds
The National
After dissolving a 50-kg chunk of meteorite material in various acids, Henri Moissan identified tiny crystals of silicon carbide, created in the extreme ...

elp allsky: Large Meteor Seen From West Texas...DEC15,2010
By elp allsky
This blog is for the reporting and discussion of primarily West Texas, Southern and Central New Mexico, Eastern Arizona and Northern and Northwestern Mexico meteor/meteorite events. Significant USA, as well as Major Worldwide event news ...
Central Arizona Geology Club: Meteor Crater in Earthly Musings Blog
By Central Arizona Geology Club
Wayne Ranneys blog Earthly Musings has a account of his trip into Meteor Crater. Good photos of a place most people do not see. Earthly Musings ...

APOD: 2010 December 17 - A Meteor Moment
A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation. ...

Reports from Readers of Meteor/Meteorite News:

Dec 18 2010, 11:41 AM Guest2 (guest):
I was heading west in New Bedford, MA and I saw a really bright meteor. It was a lot brighter than a shooting star. If I had a guess I would guess it would have made contact with land around Dartmouth or Westport from my vantage point. Oh I didn't look at the clock but it must have been around 7:40 pm local time.

Dec 19 2010, 12:59 AM Guest893 (guest):
Last friday morning,around 0630, looked like a comet NE of Detroit skyline...any ideas. Stayed still,long tail, flickered orange faded after about 20 minutes

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