Monday, November 17, 2014

11-17-2014 -- The Leonid Meteor Shower Sensation of November 2014

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(Radio ionization waterfall feed!)
The Leonid Meteor Shower Sensation of November 2014 
On the the evening of November 17th, Slooh will capture the Leonid Meteor Shower with dynamic visuals and engaging audio -- giving viewers another unique way to experience the shooting stars by tracking their ionization sounds Slooh provided an ionization track during the 2014 Perseid and Orionid Meteor Showers, and the feature was well received by the viewing public.

(about 15 meteor per hours)
LEONID METEOR SHOWER: Today, Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, source of the annual Leonid meteor shower. People who remember the Leonid meteor storms of the late 90s/early 2000s should know that this is not a storm year. Forecasters expect no more than 15 Leonids per hour during the dark hours before local sunrise.
 [Live meteor radar]

Forward Scatter Meteor Radar
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The US Air Force Space Surveillance Radar has been shut down, but we're still recording meteor echos. How do we do it?

 Radio engineer Stan Nelson uses a Yagi antenna in New Mexico to detect 54 MHz TV signals reflected from meteor trails. When a meteor passes over his observatory -- ping! -- there is an echo. It's the next best thing to a giant government radar!
Originally Posted by PSRG FUN BLOG at 11/17/2014 05:00:00 PM