8:20:00 PM

Breaking Meteor News...Oklahoma City, Edmond, Ardmore, Enid Oklahoma Fireball 12/13/10...

Reports coming in to ELPALLSKY of an Oklahoma Fireball...
Dec 13 2010, 6:33 PM
wulfpig (guest) Reports: Traveling North on 1-35 in Edmond Oklahoma 12-13-10 just before 6:00pm central standard time and saw a meteor (?) in the northwest. It was traveling west to east. There was a a white tail. It was yellow/gold and very bright. It might have been visable for 5-10 seconds. It was very large and appeared to be relatively close. Did not see it break apart. A little early for the Geminids, but seems to much of a coincidence not to be.

Dec 13 2010, 6:48 PM
guestenidok (guest): Saw large / bright meteor from cafe in Enid Oklahoma, breaking up into 3 pieces approx. 5:50pm central time. Direction was north/ northwest from Enid OKlahoma.
Dec 13 2010, 7:00 PM
Guest966 (guest): guestenidok I saw it to on my way home from work in okc wow n/nw of Enid wow wonder how far n of us
Dec 13 2010, 7:52 PM
Guest924 (guest): at 5:55 pm 12/13 we were heading north on I35 near Ardmore OK and saw a large greenish falling object

12:59:00 PM

GEMINIDS LIVE...From The Oak Grove Observatory, Prairieville LA...

 This live all sky camera broadcast is courtesy of the Oak Grove Observatory in Prairieville, Louisiana. Click on the image to enjoy the view!

12:06:00 PM

It's time for the Geminids meteor shower, and NASA is talking meteors...

Geminids Meteor Shower: 'Chat It Up All Night' With NASA...
Baby, it's cold outside -- but you can still enjoy the best meteor shower of the year. The 2010 Geminid meteor shower promises to be lively, with realistic viewing rates of 50-80 meteors per hour and potential peaks reaching 120 meteors per hour. Anytime between Dec. 12-16 is a valid window for Geminid-watching, but the night of Dec. 13-14 is the anticipated peak.

About the Chats

You have two opportunities to learn more about the Geminids from meteor experts based at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. On Monday, Dec. 13 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. EST...(more)...

1:33:00 AM

Geminid Meteors Live Count On IMO Website Is Underway !!...12/13/10...

Geminids 2010
The International Meteor Organization
The Geminids is one of the finest, and probably the most reliable, annual meteor shower. Activity exceeds 100 meteors per hour around December 14, with meteors radiating from a point near Castor in constellation Gemini. Geminids are slow, bright and occasionally colorful. Many observers consider the shower to be more spectacular than the famous Perseids in August, but the Geminids are less widely known because of the cold and often clouded December nights in the northern hemisphere.
This year the peak is expected in the morning of December 14 (roughly near 11h UT). Many tens of meteors per hour will be visible in the nights surrounding December 14, with highest rates occuring in the hours after local midnight when the radiant reaches its highest altitude in the sky and the moon has set. More information on the observing conditions can be found in the shower calendar.
The activity graph below is updated every 15 minutes based on visual observing reports submitted to the IMO - click on the graph for "LIVE COUNT".