meteors

Stunning, Majestic New Timelapse from King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Parks

by Nancy Atkinson August 4, 2014

Shooting the night sky from an area filled with canyons and towering trees might sound like a challenge, but Gavin Heffernan and his crew at Sunchaser Pictures have “majestically” succeeded with this new timelapse from Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks in California. They spent three days and two nights around the summer solstice, covering […]

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Surprise! Fireballs Light up the Radio Sky, Hinting at Unexplored Physics

by Shannon Hall June 2, 2014

At any given moment, it seems, the sky is sizzling with celestial phenomena waiting to be stumbled upon. New research using the Long Wavelength Array (LWA), a collection of radio dishes in New Mexico, found quite the surprise. Fireballs — those brilliant meteors that leave behind glowing streaks in the night sky — unexpectedly emit […]

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Camelopardalid Meteor Shower Skimpy but Sweet

by Bob King May 24, 2014

So how were the ‘Cams’ by you? Based on a few reports via e-mail and my own vigil of two and a half hours centered on the predicted maximum of  2 a.m. CDT (7 UT) Saturday morning the Camelopardalid meteor shower did not bring down the house. BUT it did produce some unusually slow meteors and […]

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Dashcams, Tweets Show Bright Daytime Fireball Over Ontario, Canada on May 4

by Nancy Atkinson May 5, 2014

A rare daylight meteor streaked across the skies over southern Ontario, Canada and the U.S. Northeast during the afternoon of Sunday May 4, 2014, with brightness “rivaling that of the Sun,” said the American Meteor Society. Reports of a bright fireball followed by a loud sonic boom were reported on social media, and several dashcam […]

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Weekly Space Hangout – April 25, 2014: Asteroids, ISS Repairs & an Annular Eclipse

by Fraser Cain April 25, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain Guests: Morgan Rehnberg, Brian Koberlein, David Dickinson, Jason Major This Week’s Stories: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter): EVA Cosmos SpaceX announcements Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein, briankoberlein.com): Meteors are not more likely to hit Earth Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz, www.astroguyz.com): Saturn at Opposition Bizarre Annular Eclipse Jason Major (@JPMajor, LightsInTheDark.com): B612 Foundation asteroid announcement We […]

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