Eerie Meteors, Glowing Rockets, and Morning Planets
14 Aug 2001
Space Weather News
PERSEID METEORS: The 2001 Perseid meteor shower peaked on Sunday, August 12th. In case you missed the show, visit our Perseid meteor gallery, which includes a unique movie of a Perseid meteor streaking over the Marshall Space Flight Center. The movie's sound track is the meteor's eerie-sounding radar echo.
ROCKET DECAY: One of the most dazzling sites of the 2001 Perseid meteor shower wasn't a Perseid at all. A piece of a Russian rocket fell to Earth over the Atlantic ocean on August 12th, passing first over Maine and eastern Canada. The disintegrating rocket shell created a dazzling fireball. See the pictures on SpaceWeather.com!
MORNING PLANETS: Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon are putting on another pre-dawn planet show this week. Visit Spaceweather.com for finder charts and details.