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14 December 2009

14DEC09 Meteor/Meteorite News

Bright blue-green flash turns night into day across northern Minnesota last ...
Examiner.com
The bright flash across northern Minnesota skies last night was most likely a fireball meteor. A brilliant bright blue-green flash lit up a huge portion of ...

APOD: 2009 December 12 - Geminid Meteor over Monument Valley
Dec 12, 2009 ... Created as planet Earth sweeps through dusty debris from extinct comet Phaethon, the annual Geminid meteor shower is predicted to peak on ...

Meteor shower lights up skies Monday night
Manila Bulletin
By JC BELLO RUIZ A galactic kind of fireworks—the Geminids meteor shower –
will light up the sky Monday night, the state-run Philippine Atmospheric, ...

Dazzling meteor shower to brighten up night skies on Dec 14-15
Daily News & Analysis
PTI New Delhi: Sky gazers are in for a treat as spectacular streaks of Geminid
meteor
showers will brighten up the sky tomorrow night. ...

Daily Minute: Sunday, Dec. 13
Avon Messenger
60: Number of meteors visible in an hour at the peak of the Geminids Meteor
Shower. The best viewing nights are Dec. 13 and 14. Dec. ...


Geminid meteor shower Sunday
Yuma Sun
The Geminid meteor shower is expected to penetrate Earth's atmosphere and leave fiery trails in the sky at about 10:10 pm The Geminids are debris from an ...
Geminid, the 'Old Faithful' of meteor showers, is tonight
Asheville Citizen-Times
ROSMAN — Mother Nature brings its annual Christmas gift to skywatchers tonight, and the Geminid meteor showers are expected to be the best in years, ...
Shooting Stars Set To Light Up UK Night Sky
Sky News
More than 100 shooting stars per hour could streak across the sky tonight in one of the year's most dramatic meteor showers. The Geminid shower is one of ...
Meteor shower will be visible if clouds part overnight
DesMoinesRegister.com
The peak of the annual shower, tonight from about 9 pm to 5 am tomorrow, will send between 50 and 80 visible meteors blazing across the sky per hour. ...

Intense Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
National Geographic
Late tonight is the peak of the year's most prolific annual cosmic fireworks show—the Geminid meteor shower (Geminids picture). The meteor shower has been ...

Meteor hit unlikely cause for climate change, study finds
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
By Helen Altonn It's "very unlikely" that a meteor or asteroid colliding with the Earth caused an abrupt climate change leading to the extinction of the ...

If clouds break, Geminid meteors to light up sky
Providence Journal
By Thomas J. Morgan Bowling along at 18 miles per second, planet Earth is bulling its way through a band of space rocks called the Geminid meteors, ...


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