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  Meteor Showers
Meteor Showers occur due to the Earth passing through or near the path of a comet.
Because all meteors within a shower are falling toward Earth in parallel paths, to the observer this creates the illusion that they are all originating from one spot in the sky (similar to the way two railroad tracks seem to come together at the horizon).
The constellation that a given meteor shower's radiant is in, is the constellation that the shower is named after.
www.northern-stars.com /meteor_showers.htm   (408 words)

 NAMN Guide: Appendix A - List of Meteor Showers
Meteors from this stream tend to be swift and faint.
The average meteor from this shower is faint and therefore difficult to photograph.
This shower is invisible in the Southern Hemisphere.
www.namnmeteors.org /appendixA.html   (4078 words)

 AMS Meteor Showers page
Meteor showers are usually named for the constellation in which their radiant lies at the time of shower maximum.
Sporadic meteors are those random meteors not associated with a particular shower; they are the random detritus left over from the creation of the solar system or are old dispersed debris not recognizable today as shower meteors.
Meteor activity is best seen in the absence of moonlight so showers reaching maximum activity when the moon is less than 10 days old or more than 25 are much more favorably observed than those situated closer to the full moon.
www.amsmeteors.org /showers.html   (3272 words)

 Meteor shower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most meteors seen in meteor showers are caused by particles smaller than a grain of sand.
Because meteor shower particles are all traveling in parallel paths, and at the same velocity, they will all appear to radiate from a single point in the sky to an observer below.
For instance, Mars is known to have meteor showers, although these will be different than the ones seen on Earth because the different orbits of Mars and Earth will intersect with orbits of comets in different ways.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meteor_shower   (385 words)

 List of science topics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of topics in various sciences.
List of satellites which have provided data on the magnetosphere
List of birds of Santa Cruz County, California
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_science_topics   (134 words)

 IMO Meteor Shower Calendar 2000 | International Meteor Organization
This means that all meteor workers, wherever they are and whatever methods they use to record meteors, should follow the standard IMO observing guidelines when compiling their information, and submit their data promptly to the appropriate Commission for analysis.
Following the wholly unexpected strong return of this shower in 1998, we are delighted to reintroduce the June Bootids to the Working List of visual meteor showers this year, and to encourage all observers to routinely monitor the expected activity period in case of future outbursts.
Table 1: Optimum radiant diameters to be assumed for shower association of minor-shower meteors as a function of the radiant distance D of the meteor.
www.imo.net /calendar/cal00.html   (5238 words)

 List of meteor showers Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
International Meteor Organization 2006 meteor shower calendar (Pdf)
history suggests that this week's meteor shower will be a disappointment...
Astronomers say the annual Leonid meteor shower, beginning roughly around midnight Saturday, could be as brilliant as it's been since 1966.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /topic/List_of_meteor_showers.html   (128 words)

 Meteors and Meteor Showers
That meteors in meteor showers appear to radiate from a single point in the sky is an optical illusion, as illustrated in the figure on the right.
Meteor showers often vary in intensity from year to year, presumably reflecting details of encountering the orbit of the parent comet.
As an historical note, the 1833 Leonid shower in a certain sense marked the birth of the modern study of meteors, because attempts to explain the remarkable outburst eventually produced the realization that the Leonids are correlated with the periodic comet P/Tempel-Tuttle.
csep10.phys.utk.edu /astr161/lect/meteors/showers.html   (1166 words)

 Meteor Showers in 2005-2006
Although meteors can be large, the typical size of the particle that produces such a lovely display in our sky ranges from about the size of a grain of sand to the size of a small pebble.
The radiant of a shower is the point in the sky from which meteors would appear to come if you traced their visible paths backward.
Like sporadic meteors, meteors from a shower can be seen in any part of the sky, but if you take the ending point of the meteors' trails and trace them backward through their starting points, the place where these paths converge is the radiant for that shower.
www.geocities.com /~starwanderer/meteor.htm   (550 words)

 Skywatch - Leonid Meteor Shower - November 2001
The Leonid meteor shower is due to hit on the morning of November 18th for North America.
Meteors are created when sand- or pebble-size grains strike Earth's atmosphere at high speed and create streaks of superheated air along their paths.
The meteors should be visible across the sky, appearing to radiate from the east, in the direction of the constellation Leo that gives the shower its name.
www.ufowisconsin.com /skywatch/2001_1117_meteors.html   (598 words)

 Perseid FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The number of meteors you will detect further depends on the mean length of the meteor trails involved (which relates to the population or mass index), as longer trails offer greater probabilities of scattering from any one location.
Although ideally meteor data should be collected at all times when conditions permit throughout the year, such protracted monitoring is often not possible, thus the Calendar provides a ready means of helping to determine when a particular effort may be most usefully made for those with a restricted observing schedule.
The only shower likely to produce difficulties in plotting terms is the Southern Delta-Aquarids near their peak, though the time of their maximum is rather uncertain, and activity may well be reasonably good for a night or two to either side of the predicted date.
hcs.harvard.edu /~stahr/info/perseid_faq.html   (6874 words)

 IMO Meteor Shower Calendar 1998 | International Meteor Organization
Even this can never be a complete list of all meteor showers, since there are many showers which cannot be properly detected visually, and some which only photographic, radar, telescopic, or video observations can separate from the background sporadic meteors, present throughout the year.
Meteor activity picks up towards the April-May boundary, with showers like the Lyrids, p-Puppids and h-Aquarids, and only this latter source suffers from moonlight this year.
Ecliptical minor shower activity reaches what might be regarded as a peak in early to mid November, with the Taurid streams in action (the Southern Taurid maximum will be lost to bright moonlight this year, but something of the Northern peak should still be seen).
www.imo.net /calendar/cal98.html   (4530 words)

 JAS: Meteor Showers
ZHR : Calculated maximum number of meteors a single ideal observer would see per hour, if the radiant is directly overhead and the limiting magnitude is 6.5.
Some showers have ZHRs that vary from year to year.
The most recent reliable figure is given here, except for possible periodic showers that are noted as "Var." = variable.
jas.org.jo /meto.html   (192 words)

 IMO Meteor Shower Calendar 2002 | International Meteor Organization
Meteor activity picks up towards the April-May boundary, with shower peaks from the badly-moonlit Lyrids (due on April 22, 10:30 UT, but it may extend for several hours around this time based on results from recent years) and the pi-Puppids (expected towards April 23, 21h UT).
The Perseids were one of the most exciting and dynamic meteor showers during the last decade, with outbursts at the shower's primary maximum producing EZHRs of 400+ in 1991 and 1992.
However, we have still listed this time here, allowing for the annual shift of aboubt +0.05° in lambda the peak had shown from 1991-1999, because confirming the peak's absence at present is as important as observing it again.
www.imo.net /calendar/cal02.html   (6870 words)

 Meteor Showers List
The list is based on the 1995 revision of the International Meteor Organization's (IMO's) Working List of Visual Meteor Showers, itself based on the most accurate global datasets ever collected, from 1988-1995.
As we have discovered particularly during the last decade, meteor showers are not fixed things, but are in a constant state of flux and change, some changing faster than others.
The two showers give low rates, but occasional fireballs spice up their prospects, and in some years (as last in 2005) these can be especially prevalent in late October to early November (mostly moonless, but nothing unusual is predicted this time).
www.popastro.com /sections/meteor/showers.htm   (1446 words)

To see a meteor shower at its best the radiant must be more than halfway up in the sky.
Please remember that the radiant position will lie west of the listed position before the date of maximum activity and east of the listed position after the date of maximum activity.
These showers are best left to the most experienced observers who use plotting and velocity to determine a meteors classification.
www.lpl.arizona.edu /~rhill/alpo/meteorstuff/metshwr.html   (255 words)

 List of Meteor Showers
Very short lived shower, less that one day.
Only one or two per hour, but among fastest meteors known--65 kps.
Weak shower of 1 to 2 per hour.
csep10.phys.utk.edu /astr161/lect/meteors/shower_list.html   (372 words)

 List of reference tables at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a list of reference tables, similar to the collection of reference tables found at the back of almanacs, dictionaries and encyclopedias (or an index of them, if they're scattered throughout the work).
List of mean centers of U.S. population during the 20th century
List of monasteries dissolved by Henry VIII of England
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 The American Meteor Society
Welcome to the home of the American Meteor Society, Ltd., a non-profit scientific organization established to inform, encourage, and support the research activities of both amateur and professional astronomers who are interested in the fascinating field of Meteor Astronomy.
Beyond their love of the night sky and meteor science, these diverse individuals have one thing in common: they are all affiliates of the American Meteor Society, Ltd.
We are an organization of amateur and professional meteor scientists and observers founded in 1911, with a common goal of studying meteors: - bright fireballs, the annual meteor showers, and the random sporadic meteors that appear every night.
www.amsmeteors.org   (610 words)

 IMO Meteor Shower Calendar 2004 | International Meteor Organization
The year sees two of the "big three" major shower peaks - the Perseids and Geminids - mostly or entirely free from moonlight interference, but the third, the Quadrantids, are badly moonlit, along with the alpha-Centaurids, eta-Aquarids, and Southern delta-Aquarids.
We appreciate that this is not practical for many observers, and this Calendar was devised as a means of helping observers deal with reality by highlighting times when a particular effort may most usefully be employed.
The majority of data available are for visual shower maxima, so this must be borne in mind when employing other observing techniques.
www.imo.net /calendar/cal04.html   (177 words)

 Meteor Club Introduction
Becoming a member of the Meteor Club only requires that you are willing to allocate some of your time to looking for nature's fireworks.
Another organization interested in meteors and meteor observing is the American Meteor Society.
The American Meteor Society's list of major meteor showers.
www.astroleague.org /al/obsclubs/meteor/metrcl.html   (459 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Space - Meteor Showers
Meteor showers are one of the few astronomical phenomena which are best seen with the naked eye.
Each meteor in a shower comes from the same point in the sky - known as the 'radiant'.
Meteor showers are named after the constellation from which they appear.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/space/solarsystem/meteors/index.shtml   (374 words)

 Meteor Showers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Here is the list of meteor showers which happen almost the same date every year!
Meteor applies to the streak of light produced when an interplanetary particle (a meteoroid) enters Earth's upper atmosphere and the meteoroid material ablates (evaporates).
Remember, meteor shower comes in all directions but you will see more if you look in the direction of the constellation from above on a given night.
www.unf.edu /~lkmao/astronomy/meteors.html   (79 words)

 List of meteor showers : Perseids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Meteor shower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On March 7, 2004, the panoramic camera on Mars Exploration Rover Spirit recorded a streak which is now believed to have been caused by a meteor from a Martian meteor shower associated with comet.
Comets and Meteor Showers (http://comets.amsmeteors.org/index.html), by Gary W. Kronk
Basics of Meteor Observing (http://skyandtelescope.com/observing/objects/meteors/article_98_1.asp), by Sky and Telescope
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Meteor_shower   (434 words)

 Dark Skies - Annual meteor shower schedule
Meteor showers usually correspond with the Earth passing through a dust trail left by a comet.
Meteor showers usually occur at the same time each year as the Earth is in the region concerned.
This produced a spectacular display in 1966, where observers saw hundreds of meteors every second, and a better than normal show in 1998.
homepages.paradise.net.nz /~zog/ds/socks/metschedule.html   (163 words)

 JAS: Meteor Showers
ZHR : Calculated maximum number of meteors a single ideal observer would see per hour, if the radiant is directly overhead and the limiting magnitude is 6.5.
The most recent reliable figure is given here, except for possible periodic showers that are noted as "Var." = variable.
The above table is taken from one of the publications of the International Meteor Organization (IMO) after taking a permission from Mr.
www.jas.org.jo /meto.html   (192 words)

 *Ø*  Wilson's Almanac free daily ezine | Book of Days | April 22 | Earth Day Lyrid meteor showers Wandering Jew ...
This point, called the radiant, is really an optical illusion – the meteors are moving along parallel paths, but appear to come from a single point, just as a stretch of parallel railroad tracks will appear to meet at a point on the horizon.
Outbursts, when the rates of visible meteors are much higher, have been seen in a number of years including, in recent times, 1803 (when observers counted 700 meteors per hour), 1922, and 1982.
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on the morning of April 22 – a typical peak for the Lyrids is about 15 shooting stars an hour, or one every few minutes.
www.wilsonsalmanac.com /book/apr22.html   (3642 words)

 meteorobs - Meteor Observing Mailing List
Email list 'meteorobs', and this Web site, are dedicated to discussions relating to meteor astronomy and observing.
The 'meteorobs' list is an open forum for amateur astronomers at all levels (and the professionals whose research they provide data to) to share their knowledge, interest, and observations of meteors.
Otherwise, you may post a (moderated) message to the list even if you are not a subscriber.
www.meteorobs.org   (418 words)

 Summer Meteor Shower
The Perseid meteor shower peaks this year on Aug. 12th and 13th.
The shower's peak is long-lasting, and you're likely to count plenty of meteors on both days.
(The shower is expected to crest on August 12th during a 12 hour period centered on 2200 Universal Time.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2002/19jul_perseids.htm   (914 words)

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