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Leonid Meteor Shower
« Reply #80 on: November 16, 2009, 06:30:51 PM »
Tonight, Nov. 17 th promises to be one of the best meteor showers ever with approx. 20-30 meteors per hour in the US and ten times that in Asia. 4:00 a.m. - 5:30 EST. is said to be the best time here in North America. Due to dark night skies and the position of Mars the meteors will look like they are coming out of Mars and promises to be worth getting up for.

Sorry, I didn't know this was already posted.
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Re: Leonid Meteor Shower
« Reply #81 on: November 16, 2009, 07:09:49 PM »
So it's been clear for 3 weeks, and what does it do this evening? Clouds up and starts raining. There go the Leonids for this year.  :-\
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #82 on: November 16, 2009, 07:12:45 PM »
We have purposed to get up very early to watch the beautiful show Tuesday morning! Give us your early reports from the east coast!  ;)
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Re: Leonid Meteor Shower
« Reply #83 on: November 16, 2009, 07:43:07 PM »
Rats!  :(
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #84 on: November 17, 2009, 03:27:05 AM »
We have purposed to get up very early to watch the beautiful show Tuesday morning! Give us your early reports from the east coast!  ;)

I sort of forgot about it.  :-[  After reading that it was only goint to be about 20-30 per hour, the thought of standing out in the cold (before I built a fire) to see one every 2 or 3 minutes didn't appeal that much to me.  About 10 years ago we got up on a cold morning to watch a meteor shower (can't remember which one) that produced several per minute, and some of them were large.  Pretty spectacular, but nothing like 1833.
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #85 on: November 17, 2009, 05:04:58 AM »
 :D  We did that in 2000 and it was quite fantastic; however, this morning ... well, my body didn't awaken at 2 in the morning to see it but there were a few here and there. The skies were stunning, none the less!
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #86 on: November 17, 2009, 06:11:40 AM »
I should have gone out to see if there was anything to look at.  My son woke me up at 3:00 because he thought his sister was crying and needed me.  She was fine.  Then I couldn't go back to sleep.  I considered going outside, but decided it was too cold.  So, I wimped out!   ::)

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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #87 on: November 17, 2009, 08:53:50 AM »
I went outside about 2am... but it was too cloudy :(
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #88 on: November 17, 2009, 09:56:30 AM »
Sleep and warmth won out over meteor showers this morning.

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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #89 on: November 18, 2009, 02:47:24 PM »
Space Weather News for Nov. 18, 2009
http://spaceweather.com

FIREBALLS AND METEORS:  As forecasters predicted, the Leonid meteor shower peaked during the late hours of Nov. 17th, favoring sky watchers in Asia with an outburst of 100+ meteors per hour.  Just as the outburst was dying down, an even bigger event took place over the western USA. Something hit Earth's atmosphere and exploded with an energy equivalent of 0.5 to 1 kiloton of TNT.  Witnesses in Colorado, Utah, Idaho and elsewhere say the fireball "turned night into day" and "shook the ground" when it exploded just after midnight Mountain Standard Time. Researchers who are analyzing infrasound recordings of the blast say the fireball was not a Leonid.  It was probably a small asteroid, now scattered in fragments across the countryside.  Efforts are underway to measure the trajectory of the asteroid and guide meteorite recovery efforts.  

Please visit http://spaceweather.com for images and updates.

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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #90 on: December 08, 2009, 03:21:26 PM »
The 2009 Geminid Meteor Shower
NASA Science News for December 8, 2009

The annual Geminid meteor shower has been intensifying, and researchers say 2009 could be the best year yet. This year's display peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/08dec_geminids.htm?list984649
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #91 on: December 12, 2009, 06:52:03 AM »
Space Weather News for Dec. 12, 2009
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GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: This weekend, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower.  Forecasters expect more than 100 meteors per hour to fly out of the constellation Gemini when the shower peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th.  For most observers, the best time to look will be from 10 pm local time on Sunday night to dawn on Monday morning.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos, a sky map, and live audio from a meteor radar. 

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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #92 on: December 17, 2009, 12:05:35 PM »
NASA Science News for December 17, 2009

A continent-wide network of all-sky cameras has photographed a never-before-seen phenomenon: colliding auroras that produce explosions of light. The must-see images have solved a long-standing mystery of Northern Lights.

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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #93 on: December 17, 2009, 02:17:33 PM »
Very nice!!! God works on a larger scale than we do!!  And smaller ones!!  :) 

Now, let the scientists ask, "Who moves the light and were does it come from?"  And then, let them ask "Who keeps the heart beating?"  :)

And then "Why do not the planets collide with each other?" And lastly, "Who raised Jesus from the grave?" Silly men, who say they came from monkeys!  :)
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #94 on: January 28, 2010, 05:20:58 PM »
Space Weather News for Jan. 28, 2010
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FULL MOON AND MARS:  Friday night's full Moon is the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year.  It's a "perigee Moon," as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than other full Moons you'll see later in 2010.  But that's not all.  Mars is having a close encounter with Earth, and on Friday night, Jan. 29th, it will join the Moon for an all-night-long conjunction. Don't miss it! Sky maps and images may be found at http://spaceweather.com.

FLYBY ALERT:  NASA is preparing to launch space shuttle Endeavour on Feb. 7th.  It's the last night launch of the shuttle program and it kicks off a 13-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). You can follow the ISS and Endeavour as they streak across the night sky using our new Satellite Flybys app for the iPhone or iPod Touch.  Details at http://simpleflybys.com.
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #95 on: January 28, 2010, 06:07:59 PM »
Cool! Hopefully the sky will be clear enough to see it tomorrow night. 

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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #96 on: January 29, 2010, 06:53:56 PM »
We are clear up here and who would have thought it after all of the storms! Will drag grandson out on the roof (into the cold) to observe!

Here is something else:


NASA Science News for January 29, 2010

There's a mystery in the skies of Earth: Something is producing bright flashes of gamma radiation in the upper atmosphere of our own planet. A spacecraft called 'Firefly' is going to investigate.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2010/29jan_firefly.htm?list984649



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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #97 on: June 08, 2010, 02:41:07 PM »
COMET McNAUGHT: A fresh comet is swinging through the inner solar system, and it is brightening rapidly as it approaches the sun. Presenting, Comet McNaught (C/2009 R1)... It is brightening as it approaches Earth for a 1.13 AU close encounter on June 15th and 16th. Currently, the comet is at the threshold of naked eye visibility (5th to 6th magnitude) and could become as bright as the stars of the Big Dipper (2nd magnitude) before the end of the month.

http://spaceweather.com/
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #98 on: June 25, 2010, 12:04:51 PM »
From SpaceWeather.com

June 24, 2010:  This Saturday morning, June 26th, there's going to be a lunar eclipse—and for many residents of the USA, it's going to be a big one.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/24jun_lunareclipse/
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Re: Keep a look out for.....
« Reply #99 on: July 14, 2010, 07:16:36 PM »
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