A meteor is an event, not just an object. It happens when small pebble (a meteoroid) enters our atmosphere and burns up. Any pieces that reach the ground are called meteorites. Meteoroids are distinguished from asteroids by being too small to cause much damage at ground level, if they were to hit the Earth.
Descriptions of the Tunguska impact event. Researched, written, and illustrated by William K. Hartmann.
Fireball and meteor descriptions, reporting information, data on fireballs over Colorado.
New evidence links the simultaneous fires in Chicago, Peshtigo, and the entire Central portion of Michigan (from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron) to a meteorite fall.
What to expect, how to observe and history of the shower.
Information, observation and history. Updated yearly in July.
Main showers dates, when to watch and the phase of the moon.
A concise listing of all meteor showers that can be seen throughout the year.
Offers news, images and reports by a team observing meteor storms such as the Leonids and Perseids.
A guide to when to look for meteors.
Images and description of a bright meteor event on August 15, 1999, recorded by an all-sky camera at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Online and print resources recommended by an expert who specializes in research about meteor showers.
Includes information on research activities.
General information, data, pictures. Also features educator's guides to micrometeorites, impact craters and space debris.
Encyclopedia article. Definitions, meteor showers, fireballs.
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