Asteroid Day: June 30 a Global Day of awareness. #AsteroidDay

Asteroid DayAsteroid Day is an annual global awareness movement that brings people from around the world together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, our families, communities, and future generations. Asteroid Day will be held on the anniversary of the 1908 Siberian Tunguska event, the largest asteroid impact on Earth in recent history.

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May 23-24, 2014 Major Meteor Shower from Comet 209P/LINEAR, watch live

meteor showerBetween May 23 and 24 2014 earth will path through the dust particles left by comet 209P/LINEAR. This will create a meteor shower/storm which are very few this year. scientists are not very sure about the average of dust that will plunge the earth in that night. Some say it will be above 1000 per hour which makes it a meteor storm, and other are speculating it will be only between 100 and 400 per hour. The important part is that astrologist and amateurs can enjoy the show at the end of this month.

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Leonids 2013 – Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks November 16 2013

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leonidsThe Leonids meteor shower will be reaching its peak this year late night on November 16, 2013 (early morning November 17, 2013). The famous meteor shower, that appears to originate out of the constellation of Leo, is expected to reach a peak rate of around 10-20 meteors an hour this year — quite a bit down from the heights that the Leonids can hit, but should still make for a pretty good show. Continue reading “Leonids 2013 – Leonids Meteor Shower Peaks November 16 2013”

Roswell UFO incident June 8 Anniversary

Roswell Daily Record July 8, 1947The Roswell UFO incident took place in the U.S. in 1947, when an airborne object crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, on July 7, 1947. Explanations of what took place are based on both official and unofficial communications. Although the crash is attributed to a U.S. military surveillance balloon by the U.S. government, the most famous explanation of what occurred is that the object was a spacecraft containing extraterrestrial life. Since the late 1970s, the Roswell incident has been the subject of much controversy, and conspiracy theories have arisen about the event. Continue reading “Roswell UFO incident June 8 Anniversary”

Asteroid 2012 DA14 passes very close to earth on Friday February 15,2013

Asteroid 2012 D14

2012 DA14 is a near-Earth asteroid with an estimated diameter of about 50 meters (160 ft) and an estimated mass of about 190,000 metric tons. It was discovered on February 23, 2012, by the OAM Observatory, La Sagra in Spain seven days after passing 0.0174 AU (2,600,000 km; 1,620,000 mi) from Earth on February 16. Calculations show that on February 15, 2013, the distance between the asteroid and the center-point of Earth will be 0.000228 AU (34,100 km; 21,200 mi). The asteroid will pass 27,700 km (17,200 mi) from the surface of Earth. The 2013 passage of 2012 DA14 by Earth is a record close approach for a known object of this size. Continue reading “Asteroid 2012 DA14 passes very close to earth on Friday February 15,2013”