[ RadSafe ] Perseid shower plus some fireballs
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Mon Aug 4 22:47:44 CDT 2014
Apologize for off topic, but believe many will enjoy the Perseids this
year -- they're getting better now.
Maury&Dog [MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com]
Space Weather News for August 4, 2014
METEOR ACTIVITY: Meteor activity is increasing as Earth plunges deeper into the debris stream of Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Last night alone, NASA cameras recorded more than a dozen Perseid fireballs along with one sporadic bolide (exploding meteor) that might have dropped pieces of itself over the southeastern USA. Visithttp://spaceweather.com for video and observing tips.
CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR2130 is directly facing Earth and it has a complex 'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares. X-flare alerts are available fromhttp://spaceweathertext.com (text) andhttp://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).
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