posted on Jun, 13 2004 @ 03:14 PM
While checking one of my favorite web haunts, SpaceWeather.com
, I read an interesting story about meteor
showers that occur during daylight hours. Obviously, you can't see them, but there is a way to hear them. Don't take my word for it!
DAYLIGHT METEORS: You can't see them, but they're there: meteors streaking overhead in broad daylight. June is the best month of the year
for daylight meteors, with three active showers: the Arietids (June 7/8), the zeta Perseids (June 13/14), and the beta Taurids (June 29/30). The best
way to enjoy these showers is with your ears. Whenever a meteor flies over the Naval Space Surveillance Radar (NAVSPASUR) in Texas, the radar records
a ghostly ping.
They were kind enough to provide links to the Naval Space Surveillance System
site, and a link to listen live.
If you are bored with your MP3 collection, this will make a nice change of pace. You can pretend you are one of the characters in the movie
"Contact" listening to SETI static!
Also interesting: The audio stream is provided by amateur astronomer Stan Nelson, who monitors NAVSPASUR echoes from Roswell, New Mexico.