Hi there I thought I would start a Meteor Watch Thread for 2014 as it seems we are in for some interesting objects coming our way this year.
We have a meteor storm possibly on the way in May of this year for 2 streams from Comet 209P/Linear and to make things more exciting the parent comet
of this shower will cross our orbit on or about May 22nd and we will be in the same spot on May 29th. Will this comet lay down fresh trails or is it
as some believe exhausted of its volatiles and debris.
So I would like to start out with the Alert below...
Worldwide Meteor Alert Issued - Jan 14 - Jan 21 2014 Lunar Meteor Hunters Blog Spot
This is a warning that a large meteor outburst is certain during January 14 - January 31, 2014 and is related to asteroid 2007 SJ perihelion Jan 21
2014 . I am not sure but does this sort of thing get posted very often? The site encourages getting the word out on social media and forums.
This alert just happens to be at the same time as we will be passing through Comet ISON's trip into the sun before it disintegrated on November 26th.
I know there are many booms and rattling being reported and most recently in Petersburg
, West Virginia or
Virginia on January 11 around 8:30 this morning, oddly enough I captured a picture of incoming around the same time on Intellicast. I don't know if
it is related or not but please let me know what you think.
Area residents are wondering what's been causing loud booming sounds that have been heard throughout the region.
"We had two calls from the 1700 block of Westover Avenue this morning around 7:45 to 7:50," Petersburg Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt said. She added
that officers cleared up from the area when nothing was detected that would have caused the sound.
She added that others at the Petersburg Bureau of Police said that they heard the same noise this morning in Colonial Heights and that some had heard
the sound last week and thought perhaps "it was military-related."
But, officials at Fort Lee say it isn't their doing.
"We're not the source of the booms," said Stephen Baker, Fort Lee Public Affairs Officer. "We do sometimes do training at the range on post which
sometimes involves the use of small explosives or simulators but nothing to the magnitude of what's been heard."
Here are some links that I frequently use and you may like too:
G7IZU Radio Detection of Meteors
This shows meteors as they enter our atmosphere and their trajectory, not sure what the delay time is though
Meteor Showers Live UK
This shows meteors that are recorded on the above site so you can see the radio size/peak vs size of meteor
This site shows size of meteors, not sure where or how big though, if anyone has more info on this I would love to know.
NASA All Sky Fireball Report
This site lists meteors that are observed, speed, meteor shower radiant, orbit and land fall or entry location
This is a list of comets for 20XX that will be coming to perihelion in the year you choose to view
NEO Earth Close Approch
List of objects by date that have passed or will pass, size, distance both AU and LD and speed
American Meteor Society
List of confirmed and Pending reports, I like to check pending when i see something of interest elsewhere
Earths Busy Neighborhood
List of newly found meteors and details of risk etc.
I will add more links and reports as they become known, hopefully some of you will either see your own meteor or know of something in your area that
did not make national news but was notable in your own area and post to this thread a keep it going.
Eyes to the skies.
edit on 1/11/2014 by whatnext21 because: (no reason given)
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