Published on Feb 28, 2019
Spring is fireball season according to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke. For reasons we don’t fully understand, the rate of bright meteors climbs during the weeks around the vernal equinox. If you’re under dark skies – you might you spot some spectacular fireballs, or especially bright meteors, from now through April. These are the legendary spring fireballs. NASA said in that the appearance rate of fireballs can increase by 10-30 percent in the weeks around the March equinox. The reason [for spring fireballs] is still unknown, but one hypothesis is that more space debris litters this section of Earth’s orbit. Meteors are debris from space. They typically range in size from a few feet (about a meter) to smaller than a grain of sand. As these objects enter Earth’s atmosphere, they vaporize due to friction with the air. Eyes On The Skies!