2:40:00 PM

Total Lunar Eclipse: 'Up All Night' With NASA DEC20-21,2010

by Staff Writers Greenbelt MD (SPX) Posted Dec 17, 2010  
The next total lunar eclipse will begin when the moon moves into Earth's penumbral shadow on December 20, 2010 at 5:29 UTC. Lunar experts from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will be hosting two live Web chats to discuss the eclipse. On Monday, Dec. 20 from 3-4 p.m. EST, Dr. Rob suggs will answer your questions. Later on Dec. 20, make plans to to stay "up all night" with astronomer Mitzi Adams at she answers your questions from midnight to 5:00 a.m. EST. Joining the chat is easy. Simply...(more)...

3:13:00 AM

Total Lunar Eclipse on 12/20-21 Could Boost Underdog Meteor Shower...DEC17,2010

By Joe Rao Space.com...When skywatchers think of meteor showers during the month of December, they immediately think of the Geminids, which over the years have evolved into the most prolific and reliable of the dozen or so annual meteor displays that take place. And yet, there is also another notable meteor shower that occurs during December that...(more)...

3:04:00 AM

Large Meteor Seen From West Texas...DEC15,2010

Dec 16 2010, 9:35 AM
Guest241 (guest): WED 12-15-10 @ ~8:00 pm, Lake Jackson, TX, 29.04°N 95.44°W (Elev. 13 ft) beautiful meteor in WSW. At ~30 degrees above horizon -- broke into two distinct parts. Guessing fell between San Antonio and El Paso.
Dec 16 2010, 4:50 PM
Latexo (guest): Meteor 12/15/10 in the SSE from Crockett TX, between 8-9pm?

Dec 16 2010, 10:46 PM
BrandyK (guest): Saw a huge fireball lasted about 3 seconds in the East sky traveling southwest in Midland, TX. It was a beautiful bright blue! One of the coolest things I have ever seen! I believe it was 10pm to 11:30 we don't sit outside until after 9pm and we had been out there a while.