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Spectacular fireball from space explodes over Russian city (VIDEO) - 19 April 2014

A suspected meteorite explosion has been recorded by citizens of the northern Russian city of Murmansk.
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Multiple drivers with dashcams out on the streets of the 300,000-people city at 2.10am on Saturday noticed a bright blue trail speed across the night sky, then explode while still in the air.

Most observers identified the object as a meteorite, though officials have neither confirmed it nor said where the fragments are likely to have landed. Others speculated that the object may have been space debris, re-entering the atmosphere.

Emergency services say there were no injuries as a result of the astral event.

While tens of tons of cosmic dust reaches the Earth's atmosphere each day, the number of meteorites that reach the surface may be about 500 a year, though most are small, and scientists do not have a precise calculation.

The most spectacular meteorite of recent years was over the Urals city of Chelyabinsk last year, when an astral body exploded in the sky with the strength of 40 Hiroshima bombs, temporarily blinding and deafening hundreds of people below.

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Meteorite lit up the sky of Juarez, Mexico - 12 April 2014

Translated from Spanish by Sott.net

The phenomenon was discussed in social networks and subsequently confirmed by witnesses of the neighboring area and Juarez city.
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The Juarense Astronomical Society, through its website at Facebook, confirmed "we were able to capture on camera an intense light caused by a large meteorite that crossed the sky in Ciudad Juarez on Saturday night, April 12."

They added: "Usually, when an intense stream of light is observed through the night sky, it is a clear indication that this is a meteorite from outer space. These are objects are the size of a basketball. Upon entering our atmosphere, they burn from the tremendous force of air friction from traveling more than 60,000 miles per hour. The stella changes color as it crosses different temperature zones, and usually, if the sky is clear and dark, the stella registers the seven colors of the rainbow. When the stella is no longer seen, there may be two causes: either the fireball has disintegrated completely, or due to cooling, the object has turned off and finally hit the ground, making the bolide in what we call a meteorite."

Comment: Considering the location of Juarez it's likely the same fireball that was seen from El Paso to Phoenix and SW U.S. on the same day:

Blazing fireball spotted in the sky above Arizona, 12 April 2014
Meteor lights up Phoenix skies - "fireball falling from the sky"
Meteor seen streaking across the Southwest U.S. sky

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Meteor fireball spotted over Tucumán, Argentina - 14 April 2014

Translated from Spanish by Sott.net

An alleged meteor fireball passed through the Argentinian sky during the morning, causing surprise and amazement among those who were able to observe the phenomenon. The incident occurred just after 7am local time, with witnesses writing on social networks about the event.

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Apparently, and as seen in the picture, it was a small object - up to one centimeter- that due to the speed with which it enters the earth, burns and vaporizes, causing a large luminosity.

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Meteor? Rudloe, England Residents baffled after strange lights in the sky

Rudloe sky object
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The strange object in the sky, captured by Rudloe resident Gemma Perks.
Residents in Rudloe have heralded the estate "the new Roswell", after several people reported seeing a strange object in the sky last Sunday.

Jo Collier was among those who saw a burning orange light in the sky shortly after 8pm, and likened it to the infamous UFO incident in New Mexico in 1947, which sparked numerous conspiracy theories.

She said: "I was at my mum's in Rudloe and my other half came running up the road shouting there was something falling out of the sky.

"It was like this big orange glow, absolutely huge, and the tail was bright, bright orange.
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Blazing fireball spotted in the sky above Arizona, 12 April 2014

Officials were searching areas near Globe and Superior after agencies received calls Saturday night about an orange fireball that shot through the air and crashed to the ground.

Officials with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety said the agencies had been getting numerous calls from people reporting they'd seen a glowing ball streak across the sky.

DPS said they were checking the areas near State Route 87, Anthem and the Four Peaks.

A spokeswoman with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said they had received reports of a fiery object being spotted east of the Superstition Mountains.
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Meteor lights up Phoenix skies - "fireball falling from the sky"

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The ABC15 newsroom was flooded with phone calls, emails, tweets and Facebook messages Saturday night after several people reported seeing what appeared to be a "fireball falling from the sky." Reports of a "green and red" flash of light came in from all over the Valley, from Chandler to Scottsdale to Buckeye, Ariz.
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Meteor seen streaking across the Southwest U.S. sky

© Bill Cook, NASA
A meteor sighting prompted many viewers to call into the FOX 10 newsroom Saturday evening.

Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environment's Office confirmed the object was a meteor that was seen just after 9 p.m. MST.

The meteor was caught on camera by NASA's meteor camera located at New Mexico State University.
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ANOTHER meteor explodes above home of Star Wars, just 6 months after the first fireball event hit Tataouine, Tunisia


The Tatahouine meteorite which fell on June 27, 1931 at 1:30 am in Foum Tatahouine, Tunisia.
Translated from Italian by Sott.net

As reported by ANSA, a meteorite crashed in Tunisia causing a strong acoustic phenomenon (bang) experienced especially by the population in the south. It hit the town of Remada, located in Tataouine. At the moment scientists have not specified what triggered it or where the meteorite came from, but research is ongoing. In all probability, the crater formed by the impact occurred in the desert area, where soldiers were headed for verification.

This is yet another episode of meteors and meteorites all over the world that are occurring in a short span of time. The media coverage of these type of events gives the impression that they are on sharp increase.

Comment: It's interesting to note that this is not the first time a loud meteor explosion has been felt in Tataouine, Tunisia: Meteor strikes Tatouine, home of Star Wars

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Meet the Norwegian skydiver who was meters away from being struck by a meteorite in 2012

© Roger Myren/NRK
Anders Helstrup in his wing suit.
One summer day in 2012, Anders Helstrup and several other members of Oslo Parachute Club jumped from a small plane that had taken off from Østre Æra Airport in Hedmark.

Helstrup, wearing a wing suit and with two cameras fixed to his helmet, released his parachute. On the way down he realised something was happening.

"I got the feeling that there was something, but I didn't register what was happening," Helstrup explained to NRK.no.

Immediately after landing, he looked through the film from the jump, which clearly showed that something did happen.Something that looks like a stone hurtles past Helstrup - clearing him by only a few metres.

Search party in the forest

Later that day, Helstrup returned to Oslo. But he could not stop thinking about his strange experience, so he took time off from work to go back to the Rena area for a couple of days to look for the stone - but with no luck.

"We continued the search during the summer. I got my girlfriend, family and friends to join the project. We searched the forest and kept looking."
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Big fireball seen over Germany, France and Switzerland

Fireball over Central Western Europe
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Sightings of the fireball on the evening of the 31st of March 2014
25 Reports! Long Duration! Perhaps Meteorites???

Initial Meteor Sighting Reports-
31MAR2014 John Stuttgart, Germany 2235 5sec N-S Green Very bright None Never seen anything like it

31MAR2014 Saimonas Germany , Hüttenfeld 22:34 pm 3-4 secs I was directing the W side. The object was falling of right to left. Very bright , a little bit blue colour around the falling object. brighter than the moon. Yes. At the end of the falling the light blurred away , and i could see a black object for a second nope

31MAR2014 Richard & Ann Spence Bernstadt, Baden Württemberg, Germany 22:33 CEST 10 seconds West-East Greenish, two flaming trails, whooshing sound Bright as full moon None Faded completely

31MAR2014 Betsy Belfort, France 22:32/UTC+01:00/PM Around 10 seconds I was facing east, it was falling from left to right (north to south east?) Colors: white. No sound, windows closed. Bright as moon. None that I saw. N/A

31MAR2014 Pablo Narvaez Basel, Switzerland 22:30:00 10 sec Left to right White light with gren tail Bigger thanVenus No N.a
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My wife came home at about 23:10 CEDST from playing cards
with her "girls" and this is what she told me ... and she was very
excited: "I was on my way to our car when something suddenly lit up the
Eastern sky. It was dazzling bright, had a greenish color, apparent
diameter ca. 2 inches, color greenish, duration seveal seconds, length
of luminous train (apparently 50-60 cm). She and her "girls" heard no
sonic boom." Location: Mannheim - Rheinau (Rheinau is a place about 10 km east
of Mannheim). Best wishes, Bernd Thanks Bernd!

All 25 meteor sighting reports can be seen here
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.com/
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