Meteor Shower May 23rd

EUGENE, Ore. – With partly cloudy skies expected Friday night, Oregonians may be able to see the Linear meteor shower. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, the Earth will pass through the debris trail left behind by comet 209P LINEAR. There’s a chance to see 100-400 meteors per hour and possibly even the occasional … Continue reading »

Scientists Study Meteor Fragments

(CNN) — Russian scientists are studying pieces of the meteor that exploded over southern Russia Friday. Authorities have recovered dozens of fragments from a frozen lake, but they’re still looking for the main piece. Friday’s blast shattered windows in thousands of buildings, causing more than $33 million worth of damages and injuring more than a … Continue reading »

Meteorites in Eugene?

EUGENE, Ore. — A Springfield woman told KEZI 9 News she saw a meteor right here in our area Thursday night. So could this sighting be related to the astronomical event in Russia? Jerry Oltion with the Eugene Astronomical Society says meteorites aren’t rare, but he says all this activity happening around the same time … Continue reading »