STAY ALERT:The Earth will Cross the Orbital Plane of ISON's Path Over the Next Days
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THE VOICE OF RUSSIAEarth to be hit with ISON meteor shower, scientists to study particles of dust"However, comets are poorly explored and unpredictable objects, thus, any surprises are possible. And ISON has already sprung one of them: the forecast, according to which it was to become one of the brightest comets of the century and even to overshadow the full Moon, did not come true. This would have happened if the celestial body had not disintegrated prematurely." have been several articles published about the possibility of meteor activity from Comet C/2012 S1 ISON. During the inbound portion of the comet's orbit, the comet passed approximately 2 million miles from the Earth's orbit. The Earth arrives at this point on January 15, 2014. Normally, this distance is too great to produce meteor activity on ISON was producing a large amount of dust prior to its disintegration. Some feel that despite the distance that some of this dust may still reach the Earth. Now whether it is in the form of meteors or noctilucent clouds is unknown. The individual dust particles are calculated to be only a few microns in size, too small to produce meteors bright enough to be visible to the naked eye. Yet meteor observers are encouraged to view any possible display of meteor activity despite the full the probability of meteor activity is remote, it is not 100% out of the question. The calculated radiant would lie in the constellation of Leo the lion, which rises during the early evening hours and is best situated highest in the sky near 0200 local standard time. These meteors, if any, would strike the atmosphere at a speed of 51km/sec., which is a medium-fast meteor with an average duration of less than 1 Activity from Comet ISON? Activity Outlook for January 11-17, 2014 Possible Meteor Shower from Comet ISON? We See Meteors for Comet ISON on January 15 and 16 (Not Likely) ISON Update: Meteor Activity Possible on January 15 Meteor Alert Issued -Second Time for JAN2014 Large Meteor Outburst Possible Near CERTAIN! 14JAN2014 - 31JAN204 credit: You tube channel "Telmo Gama" USE STATEMENTThis site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. we believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright accordance with Title 17 Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.