Louisiana - A loud sound similar to an explosion that rattled windows in the region late Monday afternoon was most likely a sonic boom caused by high-speed aircraft or a meteor coming through the atmosphere, a pair of local experts said.
The apparent sonic boom happened just before 5 p.m. and affected the area southwest of Shreveport to around Vidalia.
"Looking at the path of the reports, there's a definite linear path," said Don Wheeler, a meteorologist at Louisiana Delta Community College.
Wheeler said there was no irregular seismic activity in the area during the period immediately before and after the apparent sonic boom.
"If indeed there was a meteor, they can come in at supersonic speeds," Wheeler said.
Inhabitants from the Slovak town of Košice were frightened Sunday night by a bizzare light in the sky and a loud explosion followed by a shock wave. According to astronomers apparently an object from space collided with the Earth and shortly before impact most likely exploded in the atmosphere.
Comment: Notice that the camera is still shaking slightly after the light passes.
Translated for Sott.net Aktuality.sk Tue, 02 Mar 2010 14:47 CET
This morning people from many parts of Slovakia are asking the question: What caused the mysterious glow registered on Sunday night just before midnight?
"Just before midnight I noticed a loud noise which words cannot describe. I saw the glow in the window. The whole event lasted about 5-6 seconds, but it was something extraordinary," we were informed by a reader from Tornale. The so far unexplained event had been noticed in Rožňava near Košice and even in Hungary. Some thought it looked like fireworks, others were afraid that an explosion in some factory happened.
"I saw a bright light. I thought it was just lightning, but I didn't hear the thunder. Even more so it was snowing at the time, that is why I thought it was odd," was the reaction of a female student from Východna.
This beautiful fireball trail and several flashes were taken a few minutes ago from the Ferrara station. It is likely that they were also observed from the SOSO camp and from Diego's new station which faces North from Rieti.
Fireball 2010.02.01_18.09.34 ± 1 U.T.
Beginning RA =66.253
Dec = -2.747
Ending RA = 70.641
Dec = -16.753
Time of transit: 2.16
Persistent train duration: 0.08
Apparent max magnitude: -5.10 ± 0.39
Zenithal magnitude : -6.43 ± 0.49
Note: Magnitude estimate, a check by experts is required please
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