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Waxing Moon Won't Affect Decent Perseid Meteor Shower This Year
2013-08-06 07:29:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late last month, NASA's Bill Cooke explained "one meteor shower produces more fireballs than any other." Now, two more sources are coming on board and alerting that this year's Perseid meteor shower will be one of the best displays in recent years. According to StarDate magazine, this year's Perseid meteor shower will peak on the nights of August 11 and 12, with prime viewing times beginning after midnight on both nights. The...

New Year's Quadrantids Meteor Show To Peak This Week
2012-12-31 09:47:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sky watchers can expect the first big astronomical event of 2013 to happen just as the New Year begins to unfold. The annual Quadrantids meteor shower typically arrives in the beginning of January and is renowned for being more intense than the Perseids shower in August and the Geminids shower in December. Meteor visibility will peak around 2:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 3, with about 80 streaks per hour. A waning gibbous moon, about 50...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Perseus Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 03h; Declination: +45; Source: Greek Mythology Perseus was the son of the Greek god Zeus and the mortal princess Danae. Perseus' grandfather, Acrisius, the king of Argos, was warned by an oracle that he would be killed by his grandson. Acrisius locked his daughter Danae in a dungeon to prevent her bearing a child. Zeus found a way into her dungeon disguised as a shower of gold. When the child Perseus...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Pegasus (the winged horse) Constellation -- Location: Visible in both Hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 22h; Declination: +20; Source: Greek mythology Pegasus, the winged horse, was the son of Poseidon and Medusa. Medusa had been one of three beautiful sisters. Athena was angered that Medusa met with Poseidon in one of her temples. She changed Medusa into a terrible monster. Zeus kept Pegasus out of the world to placate Athena. Pegasus (and the warrior Chrysaor) sprang from...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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