Did You See The Meteor? Brilliant Chrome, Red, Green Fireball Blazes Through Bay Area Skies Saturday
What appears to be a meteor blazed over the North Bay midday Saturday creating a frenzy of excited tweets and blog posts, and triggering calls to 9-1-1 dispatchers reporting what looked like a possible aircraft going down.
Clear skies permitting, the show begins at 9 p.m. and will continue until sunrise. Try to find the darkest patch of sky possible for maximum viewing.
A meteor shower will peak over Bay Area skies next Sunday.
The Leonids shower could produce several displays of activity with up to 100 meteors per hour.
A Marin County woman’s claims that a meteorite plunked down on the roof of her home have been validated by a team of planetary scientists, who tracked the space rock’s origin to the formation of the moon 4.47 billion years ago.
Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Peaks Tuesday, 100 Shooting Stars Per Hour Predicted In Perseid Shower
If you thought July 4th’s fireworks were exciting, wait until you see a ball of fire explode overhead in the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, set to peak Tuesday night with 100 shooting stars each hour, and continue for several days afterward.
Senior Contributing Editor of Sky and Telescope Magazine, Kelly Beatty, tells us why a potentially impressive meteor shower could be seen for the first time this Memorial Day Weekend.
On the heels of a close fly-by of an asteroid 17,000 miles from Earth on Friday morning and a devastating meteor that landed in Russia, Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of another meteor Friday night.
An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.
A ball of fire, possibly a meteor, lit up the sky in the Bay Area and beyond early Thursday morning.