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13 April 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 12-13APR2018

Science museum responds to heist of meteorite with humor
Richmond.com
Guild said the museum's resident astronomer also used the opportunity to share interesting facts about meteorites "since the responses to the news stories showed some people didn't really understand the difference between a meteor, meteoroid and meteorite." (For the record: A meteoroid is a small ...

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018: When It Peaks, Where To Watch
Patch.com
The spring and summer meteor shower season starts this month with the Lyrid meteor shower, which runs April 16-25, but peaks Sunday, April 22, but skywatchers may also see them on the days before and after the peak. At its peak, the Lyrids will produce between 15 and 20 meteors an hour, and the ...

Fireball report
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Once they were out of vision I saw the massive fireball! I thought that one of the planes had been shot down, that's literally how close and big it seemed! I could definitely tell it was on fire on the front, leaving a really long green trail behind. When looking at the stars, it was right under the Ursa Minor ...

Fireball report
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Name, Halim M. Experience Level, 2/5. Remarks, Started high in the sky and traveled downward and slightly to right almost in an 11 o'clock to 5 o'clock direction. Had a trail but not a persisting one. it was gone as fast as the fireball was.

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