Tonight's Sky
Sun
Sun
Moon
Moon
Mercury
Mercury
Venus
Venus
Mars
Mars
Jupiter
Jupiter
Saturn
Saturn

Tonight's Sky — Change location

OR

Searching...

Tonight's Sky — Select location

Tonight's Sky — Enter coordinates

° '
° '

Park Forest: a modern L'Aigle

The 2003 shower of meteorites near Chicago was a replay of the event that gave birth to meteorite science.
On April 26, 1803, near L'Aigle, in Normandy, France, hundreds witnessed a spectacular fireball streak across the sky. The light show was followed by a shower of nearly 3,000 stony meteorites. This was the event that finally convinced the scientific community rocks really do come from space.

Already a subscriber? Register now!

Registration is FREE and takes only a few seconds to complete. If you are already registered on Astronomy.com, please log in below.
ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
BoxProductcovernov

Click here to receive a FREE e-Guide exclusively from Astronomy magazine.

Find us on Facebook

Loading...