[ RadSafe ] Off topic, but noteworthy -- WEEKEND METEOR SHOWER and MASSIVE SATELLITE NEARS RE-ENTRY
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Fri Oct 21 14:13:44 CDT 2011
have a good weekend,
Maury&Dog [MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com]
Space Weather News for Oct. 21, 2011
WEEKEND METEOR SHOWER: Today Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Saturday morning, Oct. 22nd, with more than 15 meteors per hour. Checkhttp://spaceweather.com for links to a live meteor radar, sky maps and observing tips.
MASSIVE SATELLITE NEARS RE-ENTRY: The massive ROSAT X-ray space telescope is making its final spiralling orbits around Earth. Most experts agree that re-entry will occur during the early hours of Oct. 23rd over a still-unknown region of our planet. Sky watchers report that the descending satellite can be as bright as a first magnitude star and it occasionally "flares" to even greater intensity. For last-chance sightings of ROSAT in your area, please check SpaceWeather's online satellite tracker (http://spaceweather.com/flybys) or turn your smartphone into a ROSAT tracker:http://simpleflybys.com .
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