Camelopardalid Meteor Shower, Camelopardalids meteor shower, Camelopardalis the giraffe, Comet 209P/LINEAR, Geminids, ISON, Perseids
Comet 209P/LINEAR plus Camelopardalids Meteor showers…
For a Live NASA Chat on May 23-24, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1m3Wrn7
Sky-watchers all across North America are in for a treat beginning on May 23 around 10:30 p.m. EDT and continuing into the morning of May 24 — a new meteor shower — scientists aren’t sure yet how many “shooting stars” people may see — but the May Camelopardalids meteor shower may be dazzling with about a one-per-minute rate. The peak of the shower will be between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. EDT May 24th. Meteors will be coming out of the north but will be visible all across the night skies. The central focal point would be from Camelopardalis — the giraffe — a faint constellation near the North Star.
At the same time, debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR will stream across Earth’s orbit on May 24, 2014.
NOTE: these are two events on the same date — the May Camelopardalids meteor shower and the Comet 209P dust trail debris.
There are two more major meteor showers coming up. Look for the Perseids on August 12-13 and the Geminids on December 13-14. There are also several smaller showers throughout the year.
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when is a comet not just a comet?
ISON close-up and ISON cometh
Gator Woman said:
Oh joy. Cannot wait!!!!!
cindy knoke said:
Exciting! Thanks for posting~
Hunt FOR Truth said:
25-foot asteroid comes within 186,000 miles of Earth
by Brooks Hays
Pasadena, Calif. (UPI) May 5, 2013
A 25-foot asteroid passed between Earth and the moon over the weekend, coming within 186,000 miles of Earth’s surface. On average, the moon’s orbit is 238,855 miles from Earth.
Dubbed 2014 HL129 by astronomers, the bus-sized asteroid was only discovered several days before by scientists at the Steward Observatory, which sits atop Mt. Lemmon in Arizona’s Catalina Mountains. The above video from Space.com, shows the orbit of HL129.
The near miss of an asteroid flying anonymously through space (until just a few days ago) is sure to bring further attention to NASA’s Asteroid Grand Challenge, a series of contest aimed at bringing amateur scientists and astronomers into the asteroid-hunting fold.
“Asteroid hunting is an activity everyone can get involved with,” NASA claimed in a promotional video earlier this year. “Whether it’s writing computer code, building hardware, making observations through a telescope. Survival is its own reward. It’s up to each of us to protect our planet from asteroids.”
NASA aims to land on, capture asteroids within next 15 years
NASA researchers are at work developing a plan that not only hopes to physically place astronauts on an asteroid for the first time, but also to wrangle a space object and place it in the orbit of the Earth’s moon. The project is not scheduled to be complete until the 2020s, although prospective astronauts are already preparing for the low gravity mission by training underwater – the most similar circumstances scientists can simulate on earth.
Another video points out a connection between Pope Francis’
announced visit to Israel on May 24, 2014 plus the meteor showers…
While I was at it, I watched this one too:
The Third Temple… Preparations are apparently being made…