Fire in the Sky
John Andrew Prim
Sat, 10 Jan 2009 19:02 CST
Shreveport, Louisiana gets a fair number of visitors. And with recent movie activity, some might even be called stars; however, a guest from the heavens might literally have dropped in.
About 6 p.m. Thursday, people near Cross Lake saw a bright flash and heard an explosion that rattled windows and brought them out of their houses and onto their yards to look over the water. Speculation over what it could have been included a bomb and a methamphetamine laboratory hidden in the woods.
It took a while for people to arrive at the logical conclusion: It probably was a meteor.
Fri, 09 Jan 2009 18:42 CST
Driving between Bathurst and Miramichi on New Year's Eve, one motorist and his passenger saw a different kind of fireworks in the sky.
Mike Gallant was on his way from Bathurst to Moncton when, at exactly 4:45 p.m., he saw a luminous teal-blue streak that lit up the darkening sky. "It looked like a meteor to me," he said. "It was clear as day to myself and my passenger."
He described the streak as being darker on the bottom and lighter in colour towards the top, although the entire object was extremely bright. "It completely brightened the sky," he said.
Half Moon Bay Review
Thu, 08 Jan 2009 21:22 CST
Big meteor last night! (Jan 7) Anyone else see it?
Half Moon Bay, California - We were heading south on 1 at Montara Beach, Jan 7, about 8:45 PM.
The meteor appeared to the southwest. It was quite low, just above the treeline, but winked out before it was obscured by the trees.
Canwest News Service
Mon, 05 Jan 2009 18:10 CST
A fireball reportedly lit up the early morning sky south of Calgary early Monday.
The Canadian Fireball Reporting Centre received about a dozen reports of a meteorite falling to earth at about 5:45 a.m. but the hazy conditions have made it difficult to verify.
"I don't know how anyone saw it. There were a lot of clouds up there," said the University of Calgary's meteorite expert, Alan Hildebrand. "But it's possible there was a hole in the clouds that allowed them to see it. It's happened before."
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:28 CST
A glowing tomato-green fireball shot through the black Merced sky early Saturday, stunning those fortunate enough to see its brief life.
WMUR Channel 9
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:20 CST
According to the astronomy Web site spaceweather.com, witnesses saw the meteor at about 9:30 p.m. in skies over New Hampshire, Maine and New York.
News 2 NBC
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 16:15 CST
All afternoon, our newsroom has been flooded with calls, emails and twitter messages, about a loud boom heard in, and around, Mt. Pleasant.
We've gotten emails from Dunes West, Rivertowne Country club, Seaside farms, Hamlin Plantation, Brickyard, and even as far as Isle of Palms.
People who heard the sound described it as a loud explosion that started around 1:45pm, and only lasted for about 30 to 45 seconds. And many of you said your homes shook...
The Hawk Eye
Wed, 24 Dec 2008 17:28 CST
Mysterious booms heard south of Burlington Saturday night have many residents scratching their heads.
Law enforcement dispatchers said residents in Wever, West Point, Fort Madison and Keokuk reported hearing a loud noise -- strong enough to shake a house -- between 6:30 and 7 p.m. followed by other lesser booms at varying times Saturday night.
Law enforcement officials have theories about what caused the sounds but no concrete answers.
So many speculations, yet no one considers the possibility that the sound might have been produced by falling meteorites. After all, the Ursid Meteor shower
happens around this time of year.
Fri, 19 Dec 2008 21:06 CST
Numerous people reported seeing a big orange fireball with a green trail falling out of the sky in Palm Beach County on Thursday at about 5 p.m.
Fri, 12 Dec 2008 00:35 CST
There are side benefits to creating a massive light display on Park Point. In this case, it meant Marcia and Zach Hales were outside at Park Point, looking toward the lake, on the night of Nov. 26.
The grandmother and grandson saw a bright white ball with a multi-colored vapor tail trailing behind it shoot across the sky from south to north. Zach says it disappeared over the horizon; Marcia thought it dropped into the lake.
It turns out they weren't the only ones to spot the fireball.