[ RadSafe ] Perseid shower plus some fireballs
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Tue Aug 5 01:19:27 CDT 2014
Thanks, Dan, for passing on that account. What a grand experience that
would be to see the shower and then apparently find some fragments from
it! I'm just hoping to catch sight of a fireball when I'm out watching
for the Shower.
On 8/5/2014 12:44 AM, Dan McCarn wrote:
> Hi Maury:
> 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 ii
> Dan W McCarn, Geologist
> 108 Sherwood Blvd
> Los Alamos, NM 87544-3425
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> 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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