10:03:00 PM

Breaking Meteor News Update...First Video of 28DEC2010 NE U.S. Fireball Surfaces...

Video has just been released of the bolide of 28DEC2010 which dazzled viewers from D.C. to Ontario Canada. Posted to YouTube 03JAN2011.

5:39:00 PM

Astronomy Magazine Senior Editor Michael Bakich Explains Meteor Showers

Advanced visual meteor shower observation techniques

Photographing meteors

General information

Organizations and mailing lists

5:30:00 PM

Quadrantids Are Underway!...New Year 2011 Starts Off With It's Own Natural Fireworks

The annual Quadrantid meteor shower is underway, but won't peak until Tue Jan 4th around 2:30 a.m. Look northeast for Quadrantid meteors late on January 3 into early January 4 for one of the best meteor showers of 2011
Photo courtesy NASA/Tim Jones and StarDate 2008 Click HERE for more...

2:07:00 PM

Awaiting the 1st solar eclipse of 2011 and Quadrantid Meteor Shower...

Moscow, Jan 3: It has been predicted that the year 2011 will see four solar and two total lunar eclipses in different parts of the world, including India. Among that, the first set of the two major events will take place on Tuesday, Jan 4, a meteor shower and a solar eclipse..(more)...

2:03:00 PM

Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to See 2011 Quadrantids National Geographic

Andrew Fazekas
Published January 3, 2011...
If your New Year's resolution is to catch more sky shows, you're in luck: The 2011 Quadranitds—which peak tonight—are slated to be one of the best meteor showers of the year. During the peak, around 1 a.m. UT on Tuesday, upward of a hundred shooting stars an hour may be visible in dark, rural areas, astronomers estimate...(more)...

1:58:00 PM

Meteor shower arrives Monday night CBC.ca 03-04JAN2011

One of the best meteor shows of the year will peak Monday night, with the Quadrantids possibly producing as many as 100 an hour.
The actual number of meteors visible will vary with the oberserver's location, time and background light — making dark, rural areas the best viewing option.
The peak will be sometime between...(more)...

3:43:00 AM

Meteor News...Another Large Bright UK Meteor Reported to ELPALLSKY JAN01, 2011

Single report from Scotland...
Jan 3 2011, 12:38 AM Guest548 (guest): 
We saw bright large meteor breaking up traveling west to east low in the north for about 3 seconds at about 9.50pm on 01/01/2011 from highlands of Scotland. Cyril

1:38:00 AM


From Spaceweather.com ;
Earth is about to pass through a narrow stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1, source of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower. "Peaking in the wee morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Quads have a maximum rate of about 100 per hour (varies between 60 and 200)," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "What makes this year so special is that the Moon is New on the night of the peak, so there will be no interference from moonlight." Click here for observing tips and more information.