[ RadSafe ] Perseid shower plus some fireballs
hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Tue Aug 5 00:44:14 CDT 2014
I was contacted by a lady in Santa Fe, New Mexico who had meteor fragments
fall in her back yard last week in a pyrotechnic display. I apparently was
the closest geologist! She collected fragments which appear to be
nickel-iron. I've not seen the samples, but I asked her to see if they
reacted to a magnet. She reported that they did!
Dan W McCarn, Geologist
108 Sherwood Blvd
Los Alamos, NM 87544-3425
+1-505-672-2014 (Home – New Mexico)
+1-505-670-8123 (Mobile - New Mexico)
HotGreenChile at gmail.com (Private email) HotGreenChile at gmail dot com
On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 9:47 PM, Maury <maurysis at peoplepc.com> wrote:
> 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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