Sunday, July 27, 2014

Weekend fireballs kick off annual Perseid meteor shower

Space Weather News for July 27, 2014:

WEEKEND FIREBALLS:  Fireballs detected this weekend by NASA meteor cameras signal the start of the annual Perseid meteor shower.  The shower's peak isn't due until August, but now might be the best time to look.  Find out why at

SOLAR FLARE SURPRISE? Lately, the sun has been remarkably quiet. Statistics show, however, that the most potent eruptions often occur during the declining phase of the solar cycle, taking forecasters by complete surprise. 

More than ever, now is the time for X-flare alerts available from (text) and (voice).

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