LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Fire in the Sky
Osceola County -- It's the bump in the night that has Osceola County residents asking each other "Did you hear that?"
We've gotten email after email, not to mention Facebook posts, from people who say they're hearing a boom around the same time every night. Not even the Osceola County Sheriff's Office has an answer.
"It was like a 'BOOM!' Then, the windows kinda shook," said Kissimmee resident Daryl Mercado.
"A loud BOOM sound...like they throwed a bomb," explained young AJ.
His mother, Lori Chezem, said, "Loud booms. It reminds me of when the space shuttle used to come in -- the Sonic Boom."
Kids and adults alike are talking about it. But what exactly is it?
Chezem is in St. Cloud and was one of the people who emailed us about these mysterious booms. We're also hearing from people in Kissimmee and even as far away as Haines City in Polk County.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:41 CDT
Hundreds of people have been scouring hills and rice paddies for meteorites near the southeastern city of Jinju after the shower on March 9, some of them armed with GPS devices and metal detectors, according to media reports.
"Media hype claiming that chondrites (a type of meteorite) could bring you a bonanza sparked the fever for space rocks," an official from the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHAK) told AFP.
Local greenhouse owners have put up signs warning off trespassers after the first large chunk of rock, weighing around nine kilograms (20 pounds), was found in a greenhouse near Jinju.
Raining Fireballs: Ontario residents asked to check their backyard for space rocks after meteorite crashes down near St. Thomas
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:23 CDT
Astronomers from Western University are asking people to check their properties for any remnants of the basketball-sized meteor they say likely came down near St. Thomas, Ont.
In Canada, landowners who find a meteorite on their property own it - but the researchers say they'd love to have a look at what they call a "Rosetta Stone" of scientific information.
Peter Brown, who specializes in the study of meteors and meteorites, says a "fairly bright" fireball was detected March 18 by Western's network of all-sky cameras as it passed over southern Ontario.
Researcher Phil McCausland says any pieces will likely be the size of a golf ball or a baseball and probably came down somewhere to the north or west of St. Thomas.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:25 CDT
A man who saw a meteor blazing across the New Plymouth sky last night was about to ''fall to his knees and pray'' that it wasn't the end of the world.
Anthony Warren said he was standing outside his David St home smoking a cigarette when he saw the fiery ball with a long trail light up the city sky at 1.28am.
''It was pretty scary. I was hoping no more were going to fall.''
He said he had seen it begin in the south near Paritutu and travel north before it burned out.
''I ran out onto the field to try and see where it went.''
Thinking it was a comet, he looked in the phone book for the number for the observatory because he wanted to name it.
''I would've called it Zykodia, which is my daughter's name.''
Spectacular meteor fireball turns night into day in southern France, northwestern Italy, western Switzerland - 13 March 2014 [VIDEO]
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:23 CDT
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:23 CDT
CBC News reporter Phonse Jessome saw the colourful fireball in the northwestern sky above Fall River, 25 km north of Halifax, at 5:17 a.m. AT Wednesday.
He said he saw it make a long, slow entry before breaking up into three or four pieces as it reached the horizon.
"I see shooting stars on this shift [all the time]," Jessome tweeted. "This was no shooting star. Not sure what's going on up there but it looks cool."
Stephen Lukas, who lives in the Hammonds Plains area of Halifax, said he saw the light during his morning run.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:43 CDT
Witnesses from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and even Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula reported seeing a bright light in the sky early this morning. From all accounts, along with the northwest-facing image captured by the Masstown, N.S. webcam, it would seem that this particular fireball was travelling from south to north.
"On my way home from a fire call in Chateau Heights around 5 a.m. this morning, I witnessed what I thought was an airplane falling from the sky," Captain Dan Roy of the Keswick Valley Fire Department, just northwest of Fredericton, N.B., told CBC News. "There were flames and sparks and then it just disappeared. Not like any [meteor] I've ever seen before."
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:00 CDT
The sighting was made around 19:30 pm on Friday, especially in the lands of the Osona. Numerous observers have given their testimony, especially in social media, stating that it was a green fireball (though with a touch of red) and that it had a very intense light, crossing the sky from south to west.
This sighting is the second one of its kind recorded in Catalonia in just three weeks. On Saturday February 22, another fireball crossed the Catalan sky, as witnessed by different people who watched the meteor from different points of Gerona, Barcelona and Tarragona.
Quotidiano di Ragusa
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:20 CDT
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:55 CDT
Hucclecote mum Sarah-Jane Stanley was out walking in Churchdown on Sunday evening when she caught sight of a mysterious object plummeting towards earth.
Sarah quickly grabbed her camera to record the moment.
She said: "I didn't think anything of it and took the photo as a general sunset picture. Then my 11-year-old daughter and I realised it was moving."
"I looked through my camera lens on full zoom and it appeared to have something at the tip of it and it was clearly visible on a downward descent. The object is spinning and glowing.
"I took around 15 clear photos in all, with some exactly a minute apart, and you can see how fast it is travelling by the distance it falls on each picture.