Meteor Activity Intensifies
Space Weather News for August 4, 2014
METEOR ACTIVITY: Meteor activity is increasing as Earth plunges deeper into the debris stream of Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. Last night alone, NASA cameras recorded more than a dozen Perseid fireballs along with one sporadic bolide (exploding meteor) that might have dropped pieces of itself over the southeastern USA. Visit http://spaceweather.com for video and observing tips.
CHANCE OF FLARES: Sunspot AR2130 is directly facing Earth and it has a complex 'delta-class' magnetic field that harbors energy for strong flares. X-flare alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).