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Fireball in the sky Sunday night in Central New York

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Ethan Rogati captured this stunning view of the meteor from Milton, V.T.. It was reportedly seen as far south as Albany, and as far north as Montreal.
Syracuse -- It wasn't a bird or a plane and it certainly wasn't Superman. If you found yourself gazing at a colorful, firework-like flash of light in the sky, it was probably a meteoroid.

Dozens of people across New York State, as well as several in Central New York, reported seeing a meteoroid in the sky at about 8:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the American Meteor Society.

The scientific organization devoted to the study, investigation and tracking of meteors allows the public and trained spotters to report sightings of fireballs -- meteors brighter than the planet Venus -- online. Sunday's suspected meteoroid probably ended up somewhere in the Adirondacks, according to submitted reports.

People across Central New York described the sight in reports to the American Meteor Society.

"I was driving south when something as bright as the moon caught my eye to my left," said Drew Montreuil, a meteorologist in Groton. "I looked and saw a green fireball that appeared in my quick glance to be sparking red. It disappeared shortly thereafter."
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Astronomer spots asteroid smashing into the Moon

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Deep impact ... A fridge-sized asteroid makes impact with the moon in September 11th, 2013.
A Spanish astronomer on Monday said he had witnessed a fridge-sized asteroid smash into the Moon, in the biggest lunar impact by a space rock ever recorded.

The rare episode was seen by Jose Maria Madiedo, a professor at the University of Huelva, Britain's Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) said.

On September 11 last year, Madiedo was operating two lunar-observing telescopes when he spotted a flash in the Mare Nubium, an ancient, dark lava-filled basin.

The flare, which occurred at 20:07 GMT, was briefly almost as bright as the northern hemisphere's Pole Star, the RAS said. It would have been visible to the naked eye to anyone who happened to be looking at the Moon at that moment in good viewing conditions, the RAS said. There followed a long afterglow, lasting another eight seconds -- the longest and brightest ever seen for a lunar impact.

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Meteor fireball blazes across Catalonia's sky, 22 February 2014

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Meteorologist Eloi Cordomí explains during TV newscast Telenotícies that the fireball was seen from Catalonia and that it was caused by a meteor
Translated by SOTT.net

A meteor weighing between one and two kilograms (approx. 2-4 pounds) caught fire as it entered the atmosphere and was seen in several regions near the coast.

Last Saturday evening, a fireball crossed the sky over Catalonia, according to several eyewitness testimonies gathered by the meteorological services at TV3.

Meteorologist Eloi Cordomí explained during Sunday's TV newscast Telenotícies Migdia that it had probably been a bolide or a meteor weighing approximately 1 or 2 kilos. It had caught fire as it entered the atmosphere.
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Fireball over São Sebastião, Brasil, Feb 12, 2014

Sao Paulo Brasil, BRAMON Allsky Camera Network Captures First Fireball Meteor

Brasil's second allsky network, BRAMON, has been established in Sao Paulo State and has had its first successful capture by two of its three allsky cameras of a fireball meteor on February 12 2014.
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Another close encounter with enormous asteroid; whizzed close to Earth on Monday

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An asteroid estimated to be the size of three football fields whizzed close to Earth on Monday, roughly a year after one exploded over Russia and injured 1,200 people.

Slooh Space Camera tracked the approach of the asteroid as it raced past the planet at about 27,000 mph (43,000 kmph), starting at 9 p.m. EST (2 a.m. GMT, Feb. 18), the robotic telescope service said in a statement on Slooh.com.

The Dubai Astronomy Group provided Slooh photos of the part of the sky where the rock was expected to be seen, but its motion could not be picked out immediately in a live webcast against the backdrop of night-time stars.

The 295-yard (270-m) asteroid was streaking past Earth at a distance of about 2.1 million miles (3.4 million km) little more than a year after another asteroid exploded on Feb. 15, 2013, over Chelyabinsk, Russia. That asteroid injured 1,200 people following a massive shock wave that shattered windows and damaged buildings.

Chelyabinsk region officials had wanted to mark the anniversary by giving a piece of the meteorite to each 2014 Winter Olympic athlete who won a medal on Saturday at the Sochi Games. However, the International Olympic Committee at the last minute said it could be done only after the games and separately.
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Fireball seen in Oxfordshire, UK

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Alexandre Legris, 41, was driving from Banbury to Woodstock with his 16-year-old son Isaac when he saw the object descending over Deddington Hill last Friday at about 6.30pm.

He said: "I don't know exactly what it was - it was just falling from the sky - but it was a big object on fire and then suddenly the flame went out.

"I thought it was a shooting star at first but realised it was far too close to be that. It was a few miles away and I didn't see it fall to the ground. It was fascinating - I've never seen anything like it. I said to my son it's probably the only time he will see something like that."

Mr Legris, who lives in Maidenhead but was staying in Woodstock with his partner Caroline, said the moment passed too quickly to record it but when he returned home he researched it online. This led him to believe it could have been satellite debris.
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Did a meteorite smash through a roof in Sri Lanka?

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Scientists at several universities in Sri Lanka have been examining unknown stones that fell on a house in Ragala, Walapane - in a mountainous part of Sri Lanka - early in the morning yesterday (February 19, 2014). At least one scientist, Professor Athula Senarathna of the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka, said today that the stone was a meteorite, or rock from space.

The owner of the house upon which the strange stone fell in Ragala is H.B. Ranjanee.

According to Hiru News, a local news outlet, the Crime Division of the Ragala police conducted an investigation into the fall of the unknown stone. Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told Hiru News that particles of the stone scattered within an area of 26 square feet.
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Risk of asteroid impacts may be more common than expected

Rather than expecting an impact every 150 years, researchers believe the risks could be ten times greater.

Researchers warn that the risk of space rocks, like the one that exploded over Russia in February 2013, hitting the Earth is ten times larger than previously estimated.

Using videos from security and dashboard cameras, researchers were able to reconstruct the asteroid and its trajectory through the atmosphere.

Three separate papers out this week agree that the asteroid, which caused an intense flash of blinding light at daybreak on Feb. 15 near the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, was nearly twice as heavy as earlier estimated and had the explosive power of 500,000 tons of TNT.

"Luckily, most of the kinetic energy was absorbed by the atmosphere," said Jiri Borovicka, an asteroid researcher at the Astronomical Institute near Prague and lead author on a study published in Nature. "A more solid rock that might have blasted closer to the ground would have caused considerably more damage."

According to Borovicka, the asteroid approached the Earth from a region in the sky that is inaccessible to ground telescopes. The asteroid should have been visible six weeks before the impact, but only during the day, when the sky is too bright to spot objects of its size.

Comment: Don't rely on the psychopathic elites informing the general public of any impending catastrophe from earth bound space rocks. See also: Military hush up: Incoming space rocks now classified

Sequester shuts down space surveillance system

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Fireball in Puerto Rico caught on camera

A huge meteor was seen in Puerto Rico in the early evening of Tuesday, February 18th. The space rock was filmed at the moment it penetrated the atmosphere.

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The fireball was seen from several towns in Puerto Rico and even from the Dominican Republic
The Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe (SAC) released information that shortly after 7:02 p.m., it had received witness reports from different Puerto Rican towns describing a "greenish fireball that left a trail as it traveled down from the sky."

The SAC explained that the green color many witnesses saw suggests that the meteor contained nickel, a mineral frequently present in space rocks, since they are highly metallic and contain iron.

The SAC pointed out that those who had seen the meteor fall with their own eyes would have perceived it as bigger than it shows in video footage, since cameras use a lens with a wide angle, which zooms out away from the visible objects in order to cover a wider area in the sky.

Even though the video shows that it occurred at 6:58 p.m., the SCA explained that the cameras were 4 minutes behind. Therefore, the event is determined to have taken place at 7:02 p.m.

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Fireball seen over Puerto Rico

Translated from Spanish by SOTT.net

A greenish meteor was observed yesterday night from different areas of the island.


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A green meteor, similar to the one in this picture, was seen in Puerto Rico
A greenish fireball was seen yesterday night from different towns in all corners of the island.

The meteor was spotted at around 7:05pm from San Juan, Isabela, Ponce, Arecibo, Rincón y Barceloneta, among other towns, said Eddie Irizarry, President of the Caribean Astronomy Society (SAC for its initials in Spanish).

"Many people described it as having a green tone to it, and being very bright," said Irizarry regarding the reports that the SAC had received about this fireball's sightings.

He added that, judging from the reports, "it must have been a big rock".
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