16 November 2011

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 16NOV2011

Western Ontario 09 Nov 2011 0936 UTC 
by mfries01
We've got a significant meteor, possibly also a significant meteorite fall: http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/2011/11/dryden-ontario-meteor-9nov2011.html I'm quite impressed with the video. The meteor is slow-moving, long-lasting, and has produced an obvious trail of material. Radar is interesting as well: If the upload worked, this should be an animated gif showing radar data from the Canadian national weather network. [...] (Dryden, Ontario Event with video 9NOV2011) Read more of this post

November Issue of Meteorite Times now up
The November issue of Meteorite Times is now up.
The following URL gives access to the Web Browser View, Flash Magazine View, and Mobile PDF.
This page also has an easy way to view all of the "Mag View" issues in the "Archives" section of the page.
Enjoy!-Paul and Jim

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks on Thursday
But when the Earth passes through a cloud of debris, it sometimes produces displays known asmeteor showers. A famous annual shower known as the Leonids is set to peak Thursday night (Nov. 17). Unlike rain showers, meteor showers are not concentrated. ...

It's a bird, a plane, a UFO … or maybe just meteors
The Seattle Times (blog)
... wasn't making a pass at the time people called. “There's a lot of junk up there,” he said. He didn't think the bright objects were meteors, which are certainly fast but not terribly bright. The Leonidmeteor shower was expected to peak Thursday night.

Historically impressive meteor shower this week
AP Entertainment News Video By Erin Jordan - bio | email Astronomy Live says the peak number of meteors hitting the atmosphere will be at 5:04 AM on Friday. With forecasted clear skies and sunrise holding off until 6:55 AM, there is a good chance to ...

National Geographic
"The quarter-phase moon"—when the lunar disk appears half dark—"will interfere withmeteor watching this year," said Ben Burress, staff astronomer at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California. "But since [the moon] won't rise until ...

Jordan to witness meteor shower Friday
Petra News Agency
Amman, Nov 15 (Petra) -- Intense Leonid meteor showers hit Jordan at dawn on Friday at a rate of roughly 30 objects an hour, according to astronomers. Leonids are bits of debris from Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which visits the inner solar system every 33 ...