Annual Geminid meteor shower

Annual Geminid meteor shower 2

The annual Geminid meteor shower rained down on planet Earth over the past few weeks, from a radiant point in the constellation of the Twins.   Image © Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution)

By |December 24, 2013|Astronomy|

Perseid Meteors over China

Perseid Meteors over China

The annual Perseid meteor shower, the Comet dust, rained down on planet Earth earlier this month. While enjoying the anticipated space weather above Zhangbei Prairie, Hebei Province, China, astronomer Xiang Zhan recorded a spectacular series of 10 second long exposures spanning four hours on the night of August 12/13 using a wide angle lens.   Image © Xiang Zhan (Beijing Planetarium)

By |August 23, 2013|Astronomy|

Perseid annual meteor shower

Perseids annual meteor shower

A new research from NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office identifies the Perseids as the “fireball champion” of annual meteor showers. This year’s Perseid display peaks on August 12th and 13th.   

By |August 10, 2013|Astronomy|

Bright Meteor shined Argentina Rock Concert

Bright Meteor shined Argentina Rock Concert

An audience at a rock concert near Santiago del Estero in Argentina, they saw an unexpected brightness. Was a half-meter meteor that flashed across the northern Argentinan sky around 3:30 AM on April 21.     Have a look at the video…

Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite

Sikhote-Alin Iron Meteorite

Most everyone has heard about the Chelyabinsk meteorite that slammed into western Siberia last month. Not only were there perhaps a million people who witnessed this meteor but dozens of videos were taken of its early morning trace across a clear winter sky.    Image © Mila Zinkova; Mila’s Web site

Fireball Lights up the US East Coast

Fireball Lights up the US East Coast

A bright meteor was spotted across the eastern US, from Maryland to Manhattan to Massachusetts. So far there is no report of this making an impact, so it may have completely burned up in the atmosphere.   Have a look at the video…

The Great Russian Meteor of 2013

The Great Russian Meteor of 2013

The video is a compilation of several cameras, of the most spectacular meteorite of modern times, including smoke trails drifting, shadows quickly shifting and more.

Asteroid vs. Meteor

asteroid 2012 DA14 that passed Earth

NASA has confirmed, that the meteor that yesterday broke through the atmosphere in Russia, creating a shock wave that shattered windows, injuring upwards of 1,000 people, is not related to the asteroid 2012 DA14 that passed Earth at the same day.   Have a look at the video…

By |February 16, 2013|Astronomy, Natural phenomena|

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012 this Weekend

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012

The annual Leonid Meteor shower has begun and the peak is on Friday night 16th until early Saturday morning 17th. They are called so because the meteors seem to come from the area of constellation Leo. Image credit: wikipedia

By |November 16, 2012|Astronomy|

Fireball Over Corfu, Greece

Fireball Over Corfu

The photo above showing a startling fireball appearing to rip apart the night sky was seen during a star observation session at Mount Pantokrator on the Greek island of Corfu. Photographer: Bill Metallinos; Bill’s Web site

By |February 8, 2012|Astronomy|
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