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Cosmic Rays Hitting The Earth Has Intensified — Could Lead To Heart Irregularities In Some.

by Anura Guruge


From ‘spaceweather.com’ — click here for original.

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by Anura Guruge

Perseids Meteor Shower, Which Typically Peaks August 12 – 13, Has Already Started. 6 Major Meteors Spotted Already.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> 1P/Halley Eta Aquariids meteor shower — May 4, 2013.

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meteor showers get their name and how they come to be.


Perseids on August 12, 2007 from NASA.


Perseids are the repeatedly left behind debris from the periodic comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle.

109P/Swift-Tuttle has an orbital period of 133.28 years and was last around in 1992. Its next trip to the Sun, perihelion, will be in 2126. It has an perihelion distance of 0.96 AU (i.e., just inside Earth’s orbit) and an aphelion of 51.2 AU — which takes it past Pluto.

The name, as explained in the post referenced above, comes from the constellation Perseus — where the meteors appear to originate.



From my ‘Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia’ book.

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Possible Meteor Shower June 13, 2013, A Shower, Gamma Delphinid, That Has Not Been Seen Since 1930.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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Did We Have Low-Grade Green Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) Over Central NH Tonight? Possible.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Aurora possibility map for this week from NOAA, displayed at spaceweather.com.


We were on our way home from Alton Central School (ACS) around 7:30pm tonight when I saw faint, but distinct green lights towards the West. Deanna and the kids so them too. We were on Rte 28 going West and pulled into Prospect Mountain High School to get a better view and make sure that it wasn’t reflected lights from an outdoor sporting event at Prospect. Nope, the school was dark. We could clearly see the lights. It wasn’t spectacular.Just a green glow. I just checked spaceweather.com, the source for aurora news. Yes, we could have had one. Better chance for a bigger show on Thursday. Just wanted to share in case others may have seen those green lights too. No, we didn’t have a camera with us.