Monday, October 22, 2012

Meteor shower

  • Orionid meteor shower wows weekend stargazers

    The 2012 Orionid meteor shower peaked early Sunday (Oct. 21), with forecasters predicting up to 25 meteors an hour for patient stargazers with clear skies well away from city lights.

  • NASA confirms rock from meteor shower found in Novato

    A small rock that slammed into a Novato home Thursday night has been confirmed as a piece from the meteor shower that flamed over the Bay Area during the past few days, a NASA-affiliated astronomer said.

  • Orionid meteor shower lights up the sky with spectacular show of shooting stars

    The 2012 Orionid meteor shower, which was forecasted to produce up to 25 meteors an hour, peaked early Sunday (Oct. 21) over the heads of patient stargazers and did not disappoint.

  • Orionid meteor shower: The next best thing to Halley's comet

    Some of us won't be around when Halley's comet returns in 2061. I am fairly certain I won't be here. So we will have to settle for the annual appearance of the Orionid meteor shower, which is made up of remnants of that comet's wake. Technically, the ...

  • Orionid Meteor Shower pictures ignite Web

    Last night saw the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower, which typically produces around 20 meteors per hour. In terms of magnitude, while the Orionids are not one of three major showers (August's Perseids, November's Leonids, and December's ...

  • Orionid meteor shower captured on social media sites

    The Orionid meteor shower overnight was difficult to see in many parts of urban Southern California, but those away from the city lights captured images of the event.

  • Orionid meteor shower: Q & A

    If you've been looking to the skies this week, you may have seen the bright flashes of light indicating the arrival of the annual Orionid meteor shower. While some of the meteors were visible as early as Wednesday, experts say Saturday night and early ...

  • Camp Minden 911, Calif. meteor explosions, methane links

    A meteor the size of a small car that hit Earth's upper atmosphere, exploded, and left debris over California Wednesday evening might link to ten explosions in north Louisiana two nights before that eye witnesses described as a meteor shower but ...

  • Orionid Meteor Shower not over, continues tonight

    Last night marked the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower for 2012. However, despite what most of the news media may lead you to believe, there is a lot more to the Orionid shower than the night of October 20/21.

  • Meteor Shower: Scientists and Treasure Hunters Look in California for Debris

    So where did it come down? People in the San Francisco Bay area are still puzzling over the fireball that went shooting across the sky Wednesday evening, making an audible boom and, perhaps, spreading debris across the suburbs and vineyards north of ...

  • Orionid meteor shower comes from Halley's Comet dust

    Orionid meteor shower comes from Halley's Comet dust. October 20, 2012 | 9:28 am. increase text size decrease text size.

  • Table Talk: The Orionid Meteor Shower

    This particular meteor shower is one of two that come from Halley's Comet, which passes by Earth every 75-76 years. Why exactly does the meteor shower occur? NASA's website explains that "Orionids appear every year around this time when Earth orbits ...

  • 'Beetlejuice' sparks? Meteor shower brings 'shooting stars' and 'earthgrazers'

    Projected clear skies and low moonlight across much of the country Saturday night and Sunday morning will help fans of celestial phenomena witness a peak of whizzing visitors across the sky as part of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Skip to next ...

  • Orionid meteor shower promises a weekend treat

    The Orionid meteor shower's peak -- expected to last from 10:30 p.m. on Saturday to 5 a.m. on Sunday across most of the U.S.

  • Newfound Meteor Shower May Spawn Meteor Storm in 2014

    While the Orionid meteor shower from Halley's Comet has our full attention this weekend, recent calculations made by meteor experts suggest there's a far-greater celestial fireworks display coming to in 2014.

  • Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend under ideal weather conditions

    Star gazers will want to keep their eyes sealed to the skies this weekend as the Orionid meteor shower is expected to take place.

  • Orionid meteor shower: Watch for fireballs during weekend peak

    Skywatchers in the northern and southern hemispheres are in for a treat overnight Saturday, when the annual Orionid meteor shower - an intimate encounter with remnants of comet Halley's tail - is expected to peak. Skip to next paragraph. In Pictures: ...

  • Orionid Meteor Shower Greatly Understood Combining Astronomy with ...

    Meteor showers or as they're sometimes called "shooting stars" were connected to comets in the nineteenth century by E.C.

  • Second Chance To Watch Meteor Shower Tonight

    The October Orionid Meteor Shower 2012 tonight promises a spectacular display of meteors thanks in part to the timing of the Full and New Moon around the Orionid Meteor Shower 2012 which peaks this weekend on October 21, 2012 (other years are ...

  • How to watch the Orionid meteor shower

    The Orionid meteor shower will peak about 12:00 a.m. PST Sunday, although there may be meteor sightings before and after, says Karen Randall, director of special projects at SETI Institute.

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