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Meteorite hits earth in Iran

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Iran has confirmed that a meteor has hit somewhere in the northern part of the country.

The meteor landed in Avaj in the province of Qazvin, Mohammad Ali Ahani, director of Qazvin Crisis Management Staff said, Mehr news agency reported July 31.

Also, there have been reports that some pieces of rock have hit areas in Eshtehard, Alborz Province, Arsalan Qasemi, governor of Boeen Zahra, county in Qazvin Province, said.

Another local governor of Takestan County, Qazvin Province, said that the area witnessed the passing of the meteor, but nowhere in the district under his supervision had been hit.

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Fireball turns sky green over Argentina

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A massive fireball soared through the sky over Argentina, triggering a wave of social media posts. The mesmerizing show, which lasted just a few seconds, colored the sky green.

The bright object could be clearly seen from Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires. Other reports of the dazzling display came in from Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, as well as neighboring Uruguay.


Four fireballs blaze through Spanish and Portugese skies in the same night

Cometary fragment crossing the atmosphere (archive).
A comet has exploded over the province of Cuenca and fragments of it have been seen from one of Spain's largest observatories in Toledo.

Scientists at the La Hita complex say comet number 169P/NEAT, which flew over the central region of Castilla-La Mancha on Wednesday night and the early hours of Thursday morning burnt out in the sky 79 kilometres above ground over the town of Cañamares.

Shards of rock plummeted downwards at a speed of 80,000 kilometres per hour and broke up when they hit the earth's atmosphere in a violent impact that turned them into bright balls of fire.

This was first seen at 23.50hrs mainland Spain time above Portugal and, at 00.07hrs, the largest and fastest fragment impacted with the atmosphere above the province of Málaga on the south coast, creating a fireball as bright as the moon.

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Bright, slow meteor flies over Central Texas

Over two dozen witnesses reported a bright, slow moving fireball over central Texas last night slightly after 9:00 PM local time. Most reports were clustered around Austin and San Antonio. An analysis of the witness reports estimates that the fireball was traveling from the south to the north just west of San Antonio.

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Meteor captured shooting across the sky in Stoke-on-Trent, England

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Martin Kessel captured the object as it flew over Weston Coyney in the early hours of Thursday morning.
A Potteries star-gazer captured the moment a meteor lit up the skies across North Staffordshire.

Martin Kessel captured the object as it flew over Weston Coyney in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The former Newcastle-under-Lyme High School pupil has a camera set up to monitor the skies over Stoke-on-Trent - in the hope of capturing activity in the atmosphere and beyond.

And Martin was in luck, posting the video on his Youtube channel, where he described it as 'large, very bright meteor or fireball' which passed over at 2.02am.


Fireball plows through Cancun, México, and lights up social networks

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"Last night at approx. 2.30 am this was seen. Cancun was brightened up. Many didn't believe what they were seeing. Today it's a hot topic. Meteorite?"
A bright object took social networks by storm last Sunday when Twitter and Facebook shared their experiences of witnessing a bright light streak across the sky at dawn.

According to Tweeters, the sky became inexplicably bright at approximately 2.00 a.m. on Sunday. Some added images to their posts, without specifying whether or not they had been taken during the sighting in question.

Comment: Actually, the Tweets seem quite specific about it. See below.

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Vietnam, Laos investigating mysterious light followed by explosion

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A strange streak of light flashes in the sky near the border between Vietnam and Laos on July 8, 2015.
Vietnamese officials are cooperating with colleagues in Laos to identify what created a streak of light in the sky and a big explosion sound after that around the border area on Wednesday night.

As of Thursday afternoon, border guard forces still have not identified the cause of the phenomenon. An army representative has ruled out the possibility of an air crash. Vo Van Tuan, deputy chief commander of Vietnam's army, said there has been no report of any issue with a civil or military flight in the area at the time.

Tuan said a piece of space debris could have burned up, causing the light and the explosion. Locals spotted the strange light flashing at around 9 p.m., then something fell and exploded. Curiosity caused heavy traffic jams stretching two kilometers along a national highway in Ha Tinh Province. Dang Vu Tuan Son, head of the Vietnam Astronomy and Cosmology Association, told Nguoi Lao Dong (Laborer) newspaper that the item was more likely a meteor than space junk. Son said space junk is usually small and would not cause such a big explosion.

"But we have to find the debris to know exactly what it was."


What the night sky would look like if you could see every asteroid

If you think asteroids are rare, it's only because they're so small and dark and hard to see. An eye-opening new video (above) shows what the night sky would look like if we could see the near-Earth asteroids astronomers have discovered -- it's quite a swarm.

"We're essentially flying around the sun through this population of asteroids with our eyes closed," Scott Manley, the astronomer who created the animation and posted it to YouTube, says in the video.


Plane crash investigations cease as fireball spotted over Alabama turn out to be meteor

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The fireball had been spotted across the sky over Walker County, Alabama, around 1am on Monday morning, and several witnesses called police believing it to be an aviation incident
Alabama police have called off the search for a 'crashed plane' after it emerged to have been a meteor.

A fireball had been spotted across the sky over Walker County, Alabama, around 1am on Monday morning, and several witnesses called police believing it to be an aviation incident.

Deputies with the Walker and Jefferson County Sheriff's offices investigated it as a possible plane crash between Sumiton and Dora, local news reports.

However, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration has today confirmed that the fireball was a meteor.

The FAA received 'numerous reports' about the fireball, Kathleen Bergen told Fox News'

Comment: As usual, the "experts" try to explain any unusual sighting of a meteorite as "re-entry". We wonder when they are going to run out of Russian satellites for that excuse. There fact is, there has been a number of indicators, such as an intensification of noctilucent clouds or rare cloud formations that our atmosphere isn't doing exactly what the experts think it should do, due to a dust loading in the upper levels, for example. As explained in Pierre Lescaudron's book Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection.

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Meteor streaks across the Georgia and South Carolina sky

Residents of the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) were treated to a celestial treat early Monday morning.
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Photo of meteor by Jennifer Crouch.
News channel 6 viewers submitted numerous videos depicting a bright object streaking across the sky. Reports of the object started coming into local law enforcement agencies around 1:30 AM. Videos started coming into our Facebook Page.