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31 October 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31OCT2016

Increased Threat Level For Asteroid Collision, 15000 Space Rocks Near Earth Discovered
The Inquisitr
In 1992, a meteor blazed a fiery trail from Kentucky to New York where it crashed into the trunk of an orange Chevy Malibu and punched through the ...

Halloween 2016: What Is Black Moon? When & How To Watch It?
iTech Post
The lack of light coming from the moon means that the night sky of this Halloween 2016 will have plenty of opportunities for star gazers to view meteor ...

NASA's new warning system has spotted an incoming asteroid
ScienceAlert
And in February 2013, a 20-metre-wide meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk in Russia, without any advance notice at all. Scout's goal is to speed up ...

Discovering a meteor shower
Cloudy Nights
Discovering a meteor shower - posted in Space Rocks: Has an amateur ever discovered a small meteor shower? Maybe with nowadays all-sky ...

Meteor Showers for November-December 2016
Digital Photography Review
Being a long-time meteor shower observer, it is a bit disappointing to see that prospects meteor showers for the remainder of 2016 are poor. But that ...

Meteor shower guide UK
chatnook.com
Look here for information about all the major meteor showers between now and the year's end. The meteor showers listed below are the easiest to ..

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30 October 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30OCT2016

Astronomy for November: Three meteor showers light up night sky
Akron Beacon Journal
Three meteor showers occur in November. The Southern Taurid meteor shower peaks in the early morning of Nov. 5, and the Northern Taurids in the ...

Leonids will be the top meteor show to watch in November
New Jersey Herald
This year marks the 50th SFlb anniversary of the Leonid meteor storm of 1966, when it made biggest meteor show in recent recorded history.

What's Up In November: Meteor showers provide the highlight of a busy month
Press Herald
November is a transition month both on the earth and in our skies. Most of our foliage has fallen; we are halfway through autumn and getting set for ...

Event 4191-2016
Fireball event
AMS received one report about a fireball seen over TX on Saturday, October 29th 2016 around ...

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29 October 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29OCT2016

Colorado Fireball Meteor 27OCT2016 w/Fragmentation
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
This event should have been widely seen from several states! MeteorRats possible scramble! Video Pending Report your meteor sightings please-

NJ Night Sky: Venus and Saturn so close
NJ.com
This is a minor shower that generally displays only a couple meteors per hour, but occasionally, a bright meteor (a "fireball") will appear, so keep an ...

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28 October 2016

CO NM Fireball Meteor 27OCT2016 w/Fragmentation /Videos

Colorado, New Mexico Fireball Meteor 1845 MDT 27OCT2016 w/Fragmentation /Videos
This event should have been widely seen from several states! Likely more videos pending.,
MeteorRats possible scramble!

Report your meteor sightings please-
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html

Please help get the word about this event so that we might recover security camera video or cell phone captures.
If you have a video or still image please send to me @ drtanuki@gmail.com ; Thank you!

Initial Sighting Report-
27OCT2016 Dan Fronefield  Peyton, CO, USA 1845 PM 3 to 4 seconds NE to SW, I was facing South. Appeared to be descending left to right at about 30-45 deg angle White with orange and blue Brighter than any planet. There was about 6-10 fragments Should have been picked up by Cloud Bait camera

27OCT2016 Jake  Parker, CO 1850 / 650pm MST 15 seconds of sight East to south/southwest Blue and white then orange spurts VERY bright blue and white like sun Yes as it got closer to ground South of Parker road and Arapaho maybe a mile, looked like it fell within 1/4 mile west of Parker Road beyond Broncos Parkway     

27OCT2016 Jeff Freeburg Costillo, NM 18:45 MST About 10 seconds. I was driving NE on NM Highway 522. The object traveled from the NNE slightly right to left about 10 to 20 degrees. Looked like it was North of Mount Blanca, east of the peak. It was near dusk behind a clould layer. The color was green-yellow. Brightest object in the sky. Didn't see any. Stopped glowing before it hit the ground.

All meteor sighting reports can be seen here-
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.com/

Other News Reports-
Video 1

Meteor seen in Littleton captured by dash cam
Posted to YouTube by Denver7 – The Denver Channel 33 views

Video 2
Meteor caught on video over Denver metro - Oct. 27, 2016
Posted to YouTube by Denver7 – The Denver Channel 170 views

Did you see it? Meteor flashes across the night sky in Colorado
The Denver Channel
At around 8:30 p.m., a Denver viewer from Littleton emailed the newsroom and said he caught the meteor on his dash cam on his way home Thursday ...

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28OCT2016

Colorado Fireball Meteor 27OCT2016 w/Fragmentation
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
This event should have been widely seen from several states! MeteorRats possible scramble! Video Pending Report your meteor sightings please...

What Would A Texas-Sized Meteor Impact Do To The Planet?
Forbes
What would happen if a ball the size of Texas fell into the ocean? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling ...

Did you see it? Meteor flashes across the night sky in Colorado
7News
A meteor was captured on dash cam video as it flashed across the night sky in Colorado earlier Thursday evening.

Did you see it? Meteor flashes across the night sky in Colorado
The Denver Channel
At around 8:30 p.m., a Denver viewer from Littleton emailed the newsroom and said he caught the meteor on his dash cam on his way home Thursday ...

Meteor fireball captured on dash cam over Colorado
Signs of the Times
... was fortunate enough to capture. Denver7 started getting calls about a meteor falling from the sky at around 6:50 p.m. One viewer who did not...

Slow cometary fireball on Oct. 26 (at 23:57 UT)
Meteor News
This fireball was observed over the South of Spain on Oct. 26, at 23:57 UT (1:57 local time on Oct. 27). The event was produced by a sporadic ...

Bright green flashes of light in sky baffle Siberians if it is Putin missile, meteor or aliens
International Business Times AU
Siberian Times reports that some speculate it was a comet, a meteor, a UFO or perhaps a missile that Russian President Vladimir Putin had launched ...

Water Detected on Largest Metallic Asteroid in Solar System
USGS- Release Date: October 20, 2016
Scientists have discovered possible evidence for water-rich minerals on the surface of the largest metallic asteroid in the solar system, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA. The asteroid, called Psyche...

NASA Moon Mission Shares Insights into Giant Impacts
New results from NASA's GRAIL mission yield insights into the huge impacts that dominated the early history of Earth's moon and other solid worlds in our solar system.

Meteor Crater Saaremaa , Estonia
AstroBin
Theses images show a small meteor crater in Saaremaa/ Estonia (Europe) wihich I had visited in 2009. Impact ca. 7800 years ago, one larger, several ...

When is the Taurids Meteor Shower, where's the best place in the UK to watch and when does it ...
The Sun
The Taurids meteor shower happens every year in late October and November, when the Earth passes through debris left behind by a comet called ...

4143g
American Meteor Society
Remarks, We observed the fireball from a sidewalk on the north side of Shelton Street, between a woods and a row of trees parallel to the sidewalk.

4143e
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Robert G. Experience Level, 1/5. Remarks, Was the most amazing thing I've ever seen in the sky. Awesome. Location. Address ...

4142l
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Jessie S. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, extremely bright, much brighter than I expected, but lasted about 3 seconds. I was driving ...

4142g
American Meteor Society
... bomb when it streaked across dawn sky (Pt Reyes Station , California. I was facing south. and the path of that fireball was basically east to west.

4142f
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Janna B. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, I have never seen anything like this in my life. My husband was driving in a vehicle behind ...

4142e
American Meteor Society
Experience Level, 3/5. Remarks, Just that this was the largest meteor I have ever seen, and its size makes me believe it was more of a fireball.

4142a
American Meteor Society
Fragmentation. Observation, Yes. Remarks, The fireball had an yellow/orange/red trail that broke apart, like a dashed line, though was it was strongest ...

New CosmoSparks Report: Measuring and Modeling the Structure of the Best-Preserved Impact Basin on the Moon
-- Orientale basin formation and structure interpreted with GRAIL gravity data and
quantitative modeling.....

Meteor Crater on Earth
AstroBin
Meteor Crater on Earth, Author, Posts, Views, Last post. This forum does not ... Images.Meteor Crater Saaremaa , Estonia , Wanni. 10/27/2016. 0. 0 ...

NASA International Space Station On-Orbit Status 26 October 2016
Space Ref (press release)
Meteor Operations: FE-6 exchanged the hard drive then removed and replaced the grating in the Meteor Camera located in the Window Observational ...

The SciHawk: It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a meteor shower.
UNCW Seahawk
College photography professors Donna Cosentino and Judith Preston watch a Persied meteor streak through the starry sky above California's Anza ...

In 2016, Why Not Elect The Sweet Meteor Of Death?
Huffington Post
As it happens, there is: the Sweet Meteor Of Death. On this week's edition of “So That Happened,” we reached into the depth of space to secure an ...

25% of Millennials prefer a meteor to wipe out humankind to Clinton or Trump
USA TODAY
Nearly one in four Millennials would prefer to be struck by a meteor than see Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton become president, according to a recent ...

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27 October 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27OCT2016

Siberia, Russia Bolide Meteor 25OCT2016 w/ Video
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 06:32 PM PDT
Siberia, Irkutsk, Russia Bolide Meteor 14:33 GMT 25OCT2016 with Video MeteorRats Russia Investigate! Looks like it might be a rock producer! Ust-Kut, Russia Bolide Meteor 25OCT2016 Photo Source- astro-alert. ru Very bright fireball over southern Siberia (Irkutsk region., Rep. Of Buryatia) October 25, 2016 at 14:33 GMT Очень яркий болид над югом Сибири (Иркутская обл., Респ. Бурятия) 25  ...

Bright meteor fireball illuminates sky over Buryatia, Russia
Signs of the Times
According to baikal-daily.ru there have been numerous reports of a bright meteor fireball exploding over the Buryatia region of Russia on 25th October ...

Fiery meteor disintegrates in the sky over Ust-Kut, Russia
Strange Sounds
This fiery meteor disintegrated in the sky over Ust-Kut, Russia on October 25, 2016. Do you think it was another chelyabinsk fireball?

The Truth is Out There? Glowing Meteor Crashes in Siberia, Sparks UFO Rumors
Sputnik International
The night of October 25 saw an object falling to Earth in the Russian republic of Buryatia in Siberia; while some think it was just a meteorite, others ...

Spectacular footage captures burning green meteorite flies through the sky above stunned motorists -Russia
Mirror
A burning meteorite blazes through the sky in front of awestruck motorists in this spectacular footage. Grainy dashcam video appears to capture the ..

The Truth is Out There? Glowing Meteor Crashes in Siberia, Sparks...
Technofres
Glowing Meteor Crashes in Siberia, Sparks UFO Rumors : The night of October 25 saw an object falling to Earth in the Russian republic of Buryatia in ...

Weekly Observations: Meteor showers come and go, and trees die and rise
SCNow
Meteor showers are rooted in something from the past, and they continue beyond their beginnings, returning each year. But they also change a little ..

A meteor is predicted to destroy earth in 5 hours, how would society react?
Reddit
I've always said that if I am facing certain death (i.e. terminal illness) I want to try heroin before I die. Won't have to worry about getting addicted and ...

NASA's Warning About Apocalyptic 'Fifteen Days of Darkness on Earth' Truth or Hoax?
Nature World News
14, 5h 3 Taurids meteor shower will light up the night sky. It is a minor meteor shower that will only yield about five to 10 meteors per hour. However ...

NASA's 15 days of darkness in November 2016 explained: How can Venus, Jupiter conjunction ...
Headlines & Global News
Telescopically, the two planets will appear nearly the same size -- Jupiter, though much larger in reality, is also much farther away. But their globes will ...

massive meteorite 26october 2016
YouTube
massive meteorite 26october 2016 ... Meteorite Explosion - Russia Chelyabinsk 2/15/2013 - Asteroid expected to pass close by Earth - Duration: 3:20

UFO spotted over Siberia but is it a meteor, a Putin missile or aliens?
Daily Mail
Extraordinary green flashes of light have been spotted in the sky above Siberia, baffling experts and residents as they question whether it was a ...

UFO makes bright flash in the sky with green tail: meteor or missile or....?
The Siberian Times
'At 19.30 in the sky a comet or a meteor was flying. There was a powerful flash. Who else saw it?' 'Today, at about 19.50, there was was a strange ...

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Spain Cometary Fireball Meteor 26OCT2016 w/ Video

Spain Cometary Fireball Meteor 23:57 UT 26OCT2016 w/ Video

Spain Cometary Fireball 23:57 UT 26OCT2016
Image Source- SMART via YouTube video


Slow cometary fireball on Oct. 26 (at 23:57 UT)-Spain
Posted to YouTube by Meteors 913 views
Published on Oct 27, 2016This fireball was observed over the South of Spain on Oct. 26, at 23:57 UT (1:57 local time on Oct. 27). The event was produced by a sporadic cometary meteoroid that hit the atmosphere at about 94000 km/h. The fireball began at a height of 90 km over the province of Cordoba and ended at a height of 40 km over the Mediterranean Sea.
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26 October 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25/26OCT2016

Siberia, Russia Bolide Meteor 25OCT2016 w/ Video
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Of Buryatia, Siberia, Russia Bolide Meteor 14:33 GMT 25OCT2016 ... Algeria Bolide Meteor 21:00 Local 01OCT2016 w/ Videos MeteorRATs on the ...

Event 4140-2016
Fireball event
Report a Fireball · Events · Reports · Log In · Sign up ... AMS received one report about a fireball seen over OR on Tuesday, October 25th 2016 around ...

Newer Post
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Visitors to the Duke Teaching Observatory can view meteor showers and ... “If some major astronomical event like meteor showers or lunar eclipses .

Made to order SHOOTING STARS by 2018 as scientists perfect out of this world gift
Express.co.uk
"Okajima watched meteor showers when she was younger, but living in Tokyo (as an adult) she couldn't really see them, so that played a part in her ...

A Shocking Number of People Prefer Death By Meteorite to the Election
Thrillist
It remains to be seen if "giant meteor strike" can make headway as a write-in candidate before then. Sign up here for our daily Thrillist email, and get ...

Analysis of the technical biases of meteor video cameras used in the CILBO system
GID
In this paper we analyze the technical biases of two intensified video cameras, ICC7 and ICC9 of the double-station meteor camera system CILBO ...

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Siberia, Russia Bolide Meteor 25OCT2016 w/ Videos

Siberia, Irkutsk, Russia Bolide Meteor 14:33 GMT 25OCT2016
with Videos
MeteorRats Russia Investigate!  Looks like it might be a rock producer!

Ust-Kut, Russia Bolide Meteor 25OCT2016
Photo Source- astro-alert. ru
Video 1
Very bright fireball over southern Siberia (Irkutsk region., Rep. Of Buryatia) October 25, 2016 at 14:33 GMT
Очень яркий болид над югом Сибири (Иркутская обл., Респ. Бурятия) 25 октября 2016 года в 14:33 МСК
Posted to YouTube by astro-alert. ru 321 views

Original Video Post-
Bright car in Irkutsk region
Яркий болид в Иркутской областиVK 2,661 views
https://vk.com/video-21245447_456240139

Video 2

Метеор Иркутск
Posted to YouTube by Ramiro Sollis 3,722 views

Video 3
Метеорит на Байкале в Слюдянке. 25 октября 2016
Posted t YouTube by Татьяна Кириллова 5,094 views
Published on Oct 25, 2016
Запись с камеры видеонаблюдения на жд вокзале г. Слюдянка Иркутской области на Байкале. Спустя минут 10 после падения был слышен глухой взрыв где-то далеко. По мнению очевидцев, в стороне Красноярска. 25 октября

Video 4 - the first video shown in this news report

Падение Метеорита в Бурятии 25 10 16 СМИ
Posted to YouTube by Игорь Слепцов 429 views
More videos coming I just need time to find them all.  Russian has many cars with dashcams....

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24 October 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24OCT2016

Blazing light is seen over Guiseley
Wharfedale Observer
The Orionid Meteor Shower is one of two meteor showers created by debris from Halley's Comet - the other is the Eta Aquarids in May.

A starry night: Duke Observatory hosts open houses for Duke and Durham
Duke Chronicle
Visitors to the Duke Teaching Observatory can view meteor showers and ... “If some major astronomical event like meteor showers or lunar eclipses ...

Orionid meteor shower captured in Nettlestone
Isle of Wight County Press
"They were all heading in the same direction which made me think again, and I realised I was lucky enough to witness this Orionid meteor shower.".

Stargazers get ready: An amazing meteor shower will light up Irish skies tonight!
TheLiberal.ie
man on the background of bright stars night sky. Stargazers are in line for a treat tonight as a meteor shower will light up Irish skies. ...

Leonids Meteor Shower Peak
Phoenix Astronomical Society
A Meteor Shower can be seen from 5 days before to 5 days after the Peak Date. What the Peak date is, is the best date to see the Most Meteors from ...

Meteor Shower
Yale Calendar of Events - Yale University
METEOR SHOWER* A World Premiere co-production with The Old Globe By Steve Martin Directed by Gordon Edelstein Corky and Norm are excited ...

Fireworks of the future? Japan creates shooting stars 70 times brighter than natural meteor shower
CNN
(CNN) Ephemeral and poetic, shooting stars are among the world's most beautiful natural wonders. But come 2018, these fleeting fireballs will no ...

Japan To Create Artificial Shootings Stars; Could Open 2020 Olympic Games
iTech Post
An ambitious endeavor is being taken a Japanese start-up that would provide on-demand man-made meteor showers to the public. Lena Okijima ...

The loudest sounds in the world
DeKalb Daily Chronicle
That would be the Tunguska meteor, a massive explosion that occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai of ...

Orionids 2016 using worldwide radio observations
Meteor News
The latest information of Orionids 2016 was updated as following. This result was provided by using worldwide radio meteor osebrvation.

Event 4102-2016
Fireball event
Report a Fireball · Events · Reports · Log In · Sign up ... AMS received one report about afireball seen over CA on Saturday, October 22nd 2016 ...

4095a
American Meteor Society
Location. Address, Albuquerque, NM. Latitude, 35° 5' 16.36'' N (35.087879°). Longitude, 106° 33' 51.04'' W (-106.564179°). Elevation, 1621.221m ...

CNN- A Meteor
YouTube
CNN says a Meteor could disrupt elections. ... Fareed Zakaria interviews Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson; asteroid 2012 DA14 & Russian meteor, CNN .. LOL if only...

Trump? Hillary? How about a nice major 'extinction event'?
WND.com
... a giant meteor striking Earth and causing the “extinguishing of human life” to either of the two major-party candidates moving into the White House in ...

NASA Missed The Huge Meteor That Just Hit Earth
Survivalist News Network
The assumption is that is was the impact of the huge meteor landing. Storm chasers reported that the impact occurred some distance near Turkey ...

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23 October 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23OCT2016

Meteor Activity Outlook for October 22-28, 2016
American Meteor Society
Halley's Comet is associated with two meteor showers: the Eta Aquariids that peak in early May, and the Orionids that reach maximum activity this ...

Accuweather vid shows "smoke ring from bolide meteor" (closing article
in short, 3 min, video).
http://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/trending-now/trending-high-school-football-game-in-severe-weather-smoke-ring-from-bolide-meteor-captured/5180693581001

Orionid Meteor
Spaceweather.com Realtime Image Gallery
one fairly large meteor caught on camera after midnight before the mist rolled in. Pentax K5 17m lens F2.8 ISO3200 ...

The Orionid Meteor Shower will be visible above Manchester tonight - here's everything you need ...
Manchester Evening News
The spectacular annual celestial light show known as the Orionid Meteor Shower should be at its most visible above Manchester tonight - meaning ...

Tonight Is A Great Time To See The Orionid Meteor Shower
Caribbean News Service
Orionids are one one of a few major, yearly meteor showers. The Orionids — so named because the meteors appear to radiate out from near the Orion ...

Orionid Meteor Shower to peak tonight
Dig Baton Rouge
Though the moon may be blocking your view just a bit, if you look at the sky tonight, you'll likely see the Orionid Meteor Shower, according to Raycom.

Look up! Orionid meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend
KOMO
A NASA expert says to keep an eye on the sky this weekend, as the annual Orionid meteor shower will continue to light up the sky throughout the ...

Incredible 'Orionid meteor' filmed falling over south Wales
Vector News English
Incredible 'Orionid meteor' filmed falling over south Wales The footage is grainy, shot on a camera phone, but what it captures is extraordinary. ?...real?

Event 4095-2016
Fireball event
Report a Fireball · Events · Reports · Log In · Sign up ... AMS received one report about a fireball seen over NM on Saturday, October 22nd 2016 ...

Event 4092-2016
Fireball event
Report a Fireball · Events · Reports · Log In · Sign up. Javascript Required ... AMS received 2 reports about a fireball seen over Pays de la Loire and ..

Meteor Shower Mania Cruise
Arkansas
Join a park interpreter on this guided cruise to learn about stars and constellations then watch a slice of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Advance ...

Tonight is a great time to see the Orionid meteor shower
fox13now.com
The annual Orionid meteor shower peaks Friday night into Saturday morning. If you have an unclouded view of the night sky, preferably away from city ...

Which is the best place to see Orionid meteor shower in Mumbai?
Quora
constellation of Orion rises at about mid night Resources and Information. go to any ... Where is the best place to watch the Leonid Meteor Showers in the Bay Area? What's the best place to watch a meteor shower near Los Angeles?

Forget Trump or Hillary - Vote Giant Meteor for 2016
LunaticOutPost
Advertisement. Watch this 1 minute ad to see Giant Meteor! ... vote for giant meteor to save day over trump and clinton <-- vote for giant meteor to save ...

National Poll: A Quarter Of Millennials Prefer Meteor Strike To 2016 Presidential Candidates
Your Tewksbury Today
Nearly a quarter of Americans ages 18 to 35 would rather see a giant meteor strike the Earth than see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the ...

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22 October 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22OCT2016

The Sky Tonight Update: Orionids Meteor Shower, Oct 21-22 peak
Irene W. Pennington Planetarium - WordPress.com
The Orionids is an average meteor shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, ...

Look Up! Orionid Meteor Shower Still Raining Bits of Halley's Comet
Space.com
Astrophotographer Daniel McVey took this photo of an Orionid meteor in Summit County, Colo., on Oct. 21, 2012. The Orionids of 2016 peaked Oct.

October issue eMeteorNews online
Meteor News
Specialized into meteor observing since 1975, I have always been ... to exchange meteorobserving reports, this journal became the IMO Journal in ...

Tonight is a great time to see the Orionid meteor shower
CNN
The annual Orionid meteor shower peaks Friday night into Saturday morning. If you have an unclouded view of the night sky, preferably away from ...

5 places just outside KL to catch the Orionids meteor shower tonight
ExpatGo
Fancy witnessing giant rocks flying across the universe? Tonight and tomorrow (21 and 22 October) you'll have a chance to see the Orionid meteor ...

Meteor hurtling towards Earth on collision course from space captured on camera Meteor hurtling ...
Daily Star
Meteor hurtling towards Earth on collision course from space captured on camera. INCREDIBLE footage has surfaced showing the moment a flaming ... ?? Real??

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaking Tonight
Tucson News Now
The annual Orionid Meteor Shower lasts from about October 2 until November 7, and peaks October 20-22 this year. Grab a jacket and a blanket, find ...

It's tonight! 8 places to watch Orionids Meteor Shower in Lebanon
StepFeed
The early morning of Oct. 21 was the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower, where 63 percent of nearby constellations covering the sky. But you can still ...

Orionid meteor shower to light up UK skies tonight
The Express Tribune
This picture shows a Perseid meteor along the Milky Way illuminating the dark sky near Pesquera de Ebro in the province of Burgos, northern Spain, ...

Meteor shower 'grand finale' expected tonight
Bryan-College Station Eagle
The Brazos Valley Astronomy Club is meeting tonight at the Texas A&m Physics and Astronomy Observatory, just in time for the Orionid meteor shower ...

Look up! Orionid meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend
KATU
A NASA expert says to keep an eye on the sky this weekend, as the annual Orionid meteor shower will continue to light up the sky throughout the ...

Halley's Comet Debris: Peak 2016 Orionids Meteor Shower Visible Across LA Tonight
Patch.com
Debris from Halley's Comet, the Orionids meteor shower, peaks Thursday night with up to 20 "shooting stars" per hour, says NASA.

Orionid meteor shower peaks Friday, Saturday
WAVY-TV
The annual Orionid meteor shower is promising to put on a dazzling sky show. The Orionid meteor shower occur each year as a result of Earth ...

North west of Scotland best place to see spectacular meteor shower this weekend
Press and Journal
Dust from Halley's Comet will produce an amazing meteor shower this weekend that should be visible in the north west of Scotland. The Orionid ...

Orionids meteor shower: how to see this weekend's spectacle
Derbyshire Times
The Orionid Meteor shower is caused by dust from the tail of Halley's Comet burning up in the Earth's atmosphere nearly 60 miles above our heads.

Meteors, aurora and clear skies forecast for South central Alaska
Alaska Dispatch News
Attention sky watchers: A meteor shower, active aurora forecast and clear ... The Orionids meteor shower has been underway since early October.

Look up: Orionid meteor shower coming tonight
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Attention stargazers: An Orionid meteor shower, known for being the fastest and brightest ofmeteor showers, will be peaking overnight with 15-20 ...

The Orionid meteor shower will reach its peak tonight
Kent Live
The Orionid meteor shower will see up to 30 meteors an hour overhead, giving people the best chance to see a shooting star this year. It is created by ...

LA Sky Lights Up With Orionids Meteor Shower
LA Canyon News
Orionids Meteor shower wil light up LA's sky tonight and tomorrow night. (credit: John Flannery). LOS ANGELES—Have you ever wanted to wish upon ...

Ireland set for natural fireworks show as meteor shower to light up night sky
Irish Mirror
Forget Halloween, Ireland is to get its very own fireworks display when a meteor shower lights up the sky tonight. Stargazers will be hoping for clear ...

Meteor shower set to light up Cyprus sky
Cyprus Weekly
Stargazers across Cyprus are in for a treat on Friday night and across the weekend with the Orionid Meteor Shower set to dazzle the night sky.

Orionid meteor shower to light up skies this weekend
KIRO Seattle
The annual Orionid meteor shower may have peaked Friday morning, but bright meteors will continue a show across the sky for another night or two, ...

The Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
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Executive Order -- Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events

Executive Order -- Coordinating Efforts to Prepare the Nation for Space Weather Events
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
October 13, 2016

EXECUTIVE ORDER
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COORDINATING EFFORTS TO PREPARE
THE NATION FOR SPACE WEATHER EVENTS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to prepare the Nation for space weather events, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Policy. Space weather events, in the form of solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances, occur regularly, some with measurable effects on critical infrastructure systems and technologies, such as the Global Positioning System (GPS), satellite operations and communication, aviation, and the electrical power grid. Extreme space weather events -- those that could significantly degrade critical infrastructure -- could disable large portions of the electrical power grid, resulting in cascading failures that would affect key services such as water supply, healthcare, and transportation. Space weather has the potential to simultaneously affect and disrupt health and safety across entire continents. Successfully preparing for space weather events is an all-of-nation endeavor that requires partnerships across governments, emergency managers, academia, the media, the insurance industry, non-profits, and the private sector.

It is the policy of the United States to prepare for space weather events to minimize the extent of economic loss and human hardship. The Federal Government must have (1) the capability to predict and detect a space weather event, (2) the plans and programs necessary to alert the public and private sectors to enable mitigating actions for an impending space weather event, (3) the protection and mitigation plans, protocols, and standards required to reduce risks to critical infrastructure prior to and during a credible threat, and (4) the ability to respond to and recover from the effects of space weather. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) must coordinate their efforts to prepare for the effects of space weather events.

Sec. 2. Objectives. This order defines agency roles and responsibilities and directs agencies to take specific actions to prepare the Nation for the hazardous effects of space weather. These activities are to be implemented in conjunction with those identified in the 2015 National Space Weather Action Plan (Action Plan) and any subsequent updates. Implementing this order and the Action Plan will require the Federal Government to work across agencies and to develop, as appropriate, enhanced and innovative partnerships with State, tribal, and local governments; academia; non-profits; the private sector; and international partners. These efforts will enhance national preparedness and speed the creation of a space-weather-ready Nation.

Sec. 3. Coordination. (a) The Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in consultation with the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), shall coordinate the development and implementation of Federal Government activities to prepare the Nation for space weather events, including the activities established in section 5 of this order and the recommendations of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), established by Executive Order 12881 of November 23, 1993 (Establishment of the National Science and Technology Council).

(b) To ensure accountability for and coordination of research, development, and implementation of activities identified in this order and in the Action Plan, the NSTC shall establish a Space Weather Operations, Research, and Mitigation Subcommittee (Subcommittee). The Subcommittee member agencies shall conduct activities to advance the implementation of this order, to achieve the goals identified in the 2015 National Space Weather Strategy and any subsequent updates, and to coordinate and monitor the implementation of the activities specified in the Action Plan and provide subsequent updates.

Sec. 4. Roles and Responsibilities. To the extent permitted by law, the agencies below shall adopt the following roles and responsibilities, which are key to ensuring enhanced space weather forecasting, situational awareness, space weather preparedness, and continuous Federal Government operations during and after space weather events.

(a) The Secretary of Defense shall ensure the timely provision of operational space weather observations, analyses, forecasts, and other products to support the mission of the Department of Defense and coalition partners, including the provision of alerts and warnings for space weather phenomena that may affect weapons systems, military operations, or the defense of the United States.

(b) The Secretary of the Interior shall support the research, development, deployment, and operation of capabilities that enhance the understanding of variations of the Earth's magnetic field associated with solar-terrestrial interactions.

(c) The Secretary of Commerce shall:

(i) provide timely and accurate operational space weather forecasts, watches, warnings, alerts, and real-time space weather monitoring for the government, civilian, and commercial sectors, exclusive of the responsibilities of the Secretary of Defense; and

(ii) ensure the continuous improvement of operational space weather services, utilizing partnerships, as appropriate, with the research community, including academia and the private sector, and relevant agencies to develop, validate, test, and transition space weather observation platforms and models from research to operations and from operations to research.

(d) The Secretary of Energy shall facilitate the protection and restoration of the reliability of the electrical power grid during a presidentially declared grid security emergency associated with a geomagnetic disturbance pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 824o-1.

(e) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall:

(i) ensure the timely redistribution of space weather alerts and warnings that support national preparedness, continuity of government, and continuity of operations; and

(ii) coordinate response and recovery from the effects of space weather events on critical infrastructure and the broader community.

(f) The Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shall:

(i) implement and support a national research program to understand the Sun and its interactions with Earth and the solar system to advance space weather modeling and prediction capabilities applicable to space weather forecasting;

(ii) develop and operate space-weather-related research missions, instrument capabilities, and models; and

(iii) support the transition of space weather models and technology from research to operations and from operations to research.

(g) The Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) shall support fundamental research linked to societal needs for space weather information through investments and partnerships, as appropriate.

(h) The Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of relevant agencies, shall carry out diplomatic and public diplomacy efforts to strengthen global capacity to respond to space weather events.

(i) The Secretaries of Defense, the Interior, Commerce, Transportation, Energy, and Homeland Security, along with the Administrator of NASA and the Director of NSF, shall work together, consistent with their ongoing activities, to develop models, observation systems, technologies, and approaches that inform and enhance national preparedness for the effects of space weather events, including how space weather events may affect critical infrastructure and change the threat landscape with respect to other hazards.

(j) The heads of all agencies that support National Essential Functions, defined by Presidential Policy Directive 40 (PPD-40) of July 15, 2016 (National Continuity Policy), shall ensure that space weather events are adequately addressed in their all-hazards preparedness planning, including mitigation, response, and recovery, as directed by PPD-8 of March 30, 2011 (National Preparedness).

(k) NSTC member agencies shall coordinate through the NSTC to establish roles and responsibilities beyond those identified in section 4 of this order to enhance space weather preparedness, consistent with each agency's legal authority.

Sec. 5. Implementation. (a) Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall develop a plan to test and evaluate available devices that mitigate the effects of geomagnetic disturbances on the electrical power grid through the development of a pilot program that deploys such devices, in situ, in the electrical power grid. After the development of the plan, the Secretary shall implement the plan in collaboration with industry. In taking action pursuant to this subsection, the Secretaries of Energy and Homeland Security shall consult with the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

(b) Within 120 days of the date of this order, the heads of the sector-specific agencies that oversee the lifeline critical infrastructure functions as defined by the National Infrastructure Protection Plan of 2013 -- including communications, energy, transportation, and water and wastewater systems -- as well as the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector, shall assess their executive and statutory authority, and limits of that authority, to direct, suspend, or control critical infrastructure operations, functions, and services before, during, and after a space weather event. The heads of each sector-specific agency shall provide a summary of these assessments to the Subcommittee.

(c) Within 90 days of receipt of the assessments ordered in section 5(b) of this order, the Subcommittee shall provide a report on the findings of these assessments with recommendations to the Director of OSTP, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and the Director of OMB. The assessments may be used to inform the development and implementation of policy establishing authorities and responsibilities for agencies in response to a space weather event.

(d) Within 60 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries of Defense and Commerce, the Administrator of NASA, and the Director of NSF, in collaboration with other agencies as appropriate, shall identify mechanisms for advancing space weather observations, models, and predictions, and for sustaining and transitioning appropriate capabilities from research to operations and operations to research, collaborating with industry and academia to the extent possible.

(e) Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretaries of Defense and Commerce shall make historical data from the GPS constellation and other U.S. Government satellites publicly available, in accordance with Executive Order 13642 of May 9, 2013 (Making Open and Machine Readable the New Default for Government Information), to enhance model validation and improvements in space weather forecasting and situational awareness.

(f) Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of Homeland Security, through the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and in coordination with relevant agencies, shall lead the development of a coordinated Federal operating concept and associated checklist to coordinate Federal assets and activities to respond to notification of, and protect against, impending space weather events. Within 180 days of the publication of the operating concept and checklist, agencies shall develop operational plans documenting their procedures and responsibilities to prepare for, protect against, and mitigate the effects of impending space weather events, in support of the Federal operating concept and compatible with the National Preparedness System described in PPD-8.

Sec. 6. Stakeholder Engagement. The agencies identified in this order shall seek public-private and international collaborations to enhance observation networks, conduct research, develop prediction models and mitigation approaches, enhance community resilience and preparedness, and supply the services necessary to protect life and property and promote economic prosperity, as consistent with law.

Sec. 7. Definitions. As used in this order:

(a) "Prepare" and "preparedness" have the same meaning they have in PPD-8. They refer to the actions taken to plan, organize, equip, train, and exercise to build and sustain the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from those threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation. This includes the prediction and notification of space weather events.

(b) "Space weather" means variations in the space environment between the Sun and Earth (and throughout the solar system) that can affect technologies in space and on Earth. The primary types of space weather events are solar flares, solar energetic particles, and geomagnetic disturbances.

(c) "Solar flare" means a brief eruption of intense energy on or near the Sun's surface that is typically associated with sunspots.

(d) "Solar energetic particles" means ions and electrons ejected from the Sun that are typically associated with solar eruptions.

(e) "Geomagnetic disturbance" means a temporary disturbance of Earth's magnetic field resulting from solar activity.

(f) "Critical infrastructure" has the meaning provided in section 1016(e) of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (42 U.S.C. 5195c(e)), namely systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.

(g) "Sector-Specific Agency" means the agencies designated under PPD-21 of February 12, 2013 (Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience), or any successor directive, to be responsible for providing institutional knowledge and specialized expertise as well as leading, facilitating, or supporting the security and resilience programs and associated activities of its designated critical infrastructure sector in the all-hazards environment. Sec. 8. General Provisions.

(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) the functions of the Director of OMB relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA
THE WHITE HOUSE
October 13, 2016.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/10/13/executive-order-coordinating-efforts-prepare-nation-space-weather-events

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