[ RadSafe ] Space Weather News for Jan. 3 -- QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER

Maury Siskel maurysis at peoplepc.com
Mon Jan 3 03:48:06 CST 2011

Hope you get some clear skies. I've not listened to them for many years, 
but recall mostly whistling sounds identified by scientists as emanating 
from the passage through the debris.

Roger Helbig wrote:

>Thanks for the heads up - now, for clear skies - or just to listen - that
>sounds rather intriguing
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>Happy new year to all
>Space Weather News for Jan. 3, 2011
>QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER: Sky watchers in the northern hemisphere should be
>alert for meteors before sunrise on Tuesday, Jan. 4th.  Earth is about to
>pass through a narrow stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1, the
>parent of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower.  Forecasters say the
>encounter could produce a fast flurry of 100 meteors per hour during the
>early hours of Jan. 4th. Details and observing tips may be found at
>http://spaceweather.com . 
>GOT CLOUDS?  No problem. You can stay inside and listen to the Quadrantids.
>Tune into SpaceWeather Radio for live meteor echoes from the US Air Force
>Space Surveillance Radar in Texas: http://spaceweatherradio.com . 
>PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE:  After the meteor shower, observers in Europe,
>northern Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia can witness a partial
>eclipse of the sun.  In western Europe, as much as 86% of the solar disk
>will be covered by the Moon at dawn, producing a fantastic crescent sunrise
>on Jan. 4th.  Check http://spaceweather.com for details, animated maps and
>live webcasts. 
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