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Earth to experience a never-before-seen meteor shower next week
dailydigestnews.com ^ | May 18, 2014 | Daily Digest News

Posted on 05/19/2014 2:50:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Astronomers are predicting the astronomical event of a lifetime next week. On 24 May 2014, Earth will pass through the debris tail of Comet 209P/LINEAR, which will unleash a myriad of cosmic explosions lighting up the night sky.

This will be the first time Earth has ever experienced this particular meteor shower. A meteor shower happens when the Earth passes through debris left in space by a comet; the chunks of rock, ice and other materials, burn up in the atmosphere to form ‘shooting’ or ‘falling stars’.

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: 209plinear; camelopardalids; comet; comet209plinear; jupiter; meteor; meteorshower

1 posted on 05/19/2014 2:50:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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“Imagine a thousand shooting stars per hour. It could be one every five to 10 seconds. It could be really spectacular,” he said.

“Shooting stars are very rare and most people accidentally see one once every few years. If they go out for five to 10 minutes on that particular night they could see more than an astronomer sees in a lifetime. It is a very big event cosmically.” ... Mr Moore said North America will see the shooting star shower at its height as it will be night there when the Earth hits the comet dust.

“It currently favours north America but we are the last country to North America. We could catch the whole event,” he said.

2 posted on 05/19/2014 2:55:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: All

Global warming?


3 posted on 05/19/2014 2:58:21 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Just the announcement could guarantee a cloudy night. The last three perseid meteor showers have all been cloudy nights.

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/05/16/newly-predicted-meteor-shower-could-be-a-doozy/

I’ll keep a positive outlook.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 3:07:48 AM PDT by wita
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Actually, ALL meteor showers are a “never before experienced” thing, since the meteors burn-up.

I’m praying for clear skies next week.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 3:11:18 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: Berlin_Freeper

6 posted on 05/19/2014 3:19:07 AM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

S. Stars are rare?????? I see at least one every single time I stargaze... 150 or so times a year.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 3:41:51 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Camelopardalis is located close to the Big Dipper and Little Dipper, two of the most recognizable constellations to the layman astronomer. Therefore, the star-gazing event can be easily viewed by the public with little time and energy spent discerning a star map to find the location of Camelopardalids.

Peak time for Camelopardalids will be from 2-4 AM on 24 May 2014, but astronomers expect the meteor shower to be visible as early as 23 May, due to the new moon immersing the night sky in darkness.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 3:43:46 AM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

9 posted on 05/19/2014 3:46:15 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Reminder bump.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 4:17:47 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Bush’s fault


11 posted on 05/19/2014 4:24:24 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Jonah Hex

Tribbles are cuter.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 4:31:57 AM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Am I the only one who thinks there may be an earth-hazard in passing through the recent comet’s debris field?


13 posted on 05/19/2014 5:13:47 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama stands for the corruption of America in all aspects.)
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To: Rapscallion

14 posted on 05/19/2014 5:48:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Camelopardalids? That is a dumb name.


15 posted on 05/19/2014 6:31:18 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Jemian
Actually, ALL meteor showers are a “never before experienced” thing, since the meteors burn-up.

That was my exact thought!

16 posted on 05/19/2014 6:33:10 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: Jonah Hex

I recall watching that movie as a kid and thought those plants looks alot like giant Sunflowers LOL


17 posted on 05/19/2014 6:38:26 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Rapscallion
Am I the only one who thinks there may be an earth-hazard in passing through the recent comet’s debris field?

Probably not, but those fears are unfounded. We pass through such a field twice a year, during the Leonid and Perseid meteor showers, which come from the dust trail of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Most falling stars range in size from grains of sand to small pebbles, and disintegrate miles overhead.

18 posted on 05/19/2014 7:03:41 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Rapscallion

Don’t worry, the earth was created with this in mind.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 7:05:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: minnesota_bound
Camelopardalids?

It's near the Polaris, why not Polaroids?

20 posted on 05/19/2014 7:14:12 AM PDT by CPOSharky (If a libtards lips are moving...)
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To: CPOSharky

Trademark issues, lol.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 7:18:38 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

You’d think that the owners of Joe Camel would be suing for trademark violations RE the actual name....


22 posted on 05/19/2014 8:02:55 AM PDT by mikrofon (Astro BUMP)
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To: newnhdad

“Global warming?”

My first thought too. What did we do, and what are we going to give up to undo it?


23 posted on 05/19/2014 8:50:31 PM PDT by BobL
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; dayglored; ...

Thanks Berlin_Freeper. Extra to APoD.


24 posted on 05/20/2014 4:33:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kingattax

ping


25 posted on 05/20/2014 4:37:45 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Jemian

and the votie:


26 posted on 05/20/2014 6:38:06 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

bump


27 posted on 05/21/2014 2:13:25 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Jonah Hex

“Dance of the Giant Hogweed”


28 posted on 05/21/2014 2:20:02 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

29 posted on 05/24/2014 5:40:58 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: RansomOttawa

Wow, all that dust. What space needs is a huge vacuum. I’m going to get to work on that. Send grant money.


30 posted on 05/24/2014 5:50:06 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: RansomOttawa

As far as we know. Maybe that dust is what makes liberals insane. More insane.


31 posted on 05/24/2014 5:56:15 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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Anybody see anything?

We had thick cloud cover here in Buffalo, NY - could not see a thing


32 posted on 05/24/2014 6:23:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Mr. K

No, it was a total bust here. Clear skies and I saw a couple to the south, none at all in the predicted area. I usually see more than that on a normal night.


33 posted on 05/24/2014 6:56:21 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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