Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mystery Space Junk to hit Earth on Nov. 13th

Source - Space Weather News for Nov. 12, 2015:

MYSTERY SPACE JUNK: On Friday the 13th, a bright flash of light will appear in the noontime sky off the coast of Sri Lanka. The explosion will mark the disintegration of a piece of space junk, apparently hollow, returning to Earth from a translunar orbit.  At the moment, no one knows what the incoming object is, although much speculation has focused on spent rocket shells and lunar modules from the Apollo program. 

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GLANCING-BLOW CME: A coronal mass ejection (CME) that left the sun on Nov. 9th is expected to deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field later today, Nov. 12th, sparking polar geomagnetic storms.

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