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Rare Daytime Sextantid meteor observed over Arizona

Daytime Sextantid over Arizona
This weekend, NASA's Network of All Sky Meteor Cameras captured a rare fireball--a "Daytime Sextantid." Here it is disintegrating over Arizona just before sunrise on Saturday, Oct. 5th:

Daytime Sextantids are so rarely seen that the American Meteor Society says "spotting any [Daytime Sextantid] activity would be a notable accomplishment." Consider it noted. NASA cameras on Kitt Peak, Mount Lemmon, and Mount Hopkins caught the fireball in mid-flight, allowing a solid triangulation of its orbit and identification as a Daytime Sextantid.

Daytime Sextantids are related to the Geminid meteors of December. Both belong to the "Phaethon-Geminid Complex"--a complicated swarm of debris that includes "rock comet" 3200 Phaethon along with asteroids 1999 YC and 2005 UD. The ensemble appears to be the remains of a giant breakup of ... something ... thousands of years ago.

Comment: Two separate meteor fireball events also took place over US skies on 5th October. Over one hundred reports were sent to the American Meteor Society (AMS) for each. 4849-2019 from Florida and the Carolinas and 4848-2019 from the Ohio area.


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Meteor fireball (or two) blazes over Ireland - Also seen from Scotland and Wales

meteor fireball ireland

The fireball as seen from Galway, Ireland. The phone-camera's lens is facing roughly north-northeast. The trajectory appears to be from west-northwest to east-southeast.
Another big meteor fireball was seen a couple of nights ago, at around 9pm on October 4th, this time over Ireland and western parts of the UK. In fact, we're not sure that it was one solitary object.

Here's footage of a fireball that was taken in Galway in the west of Ireland:


The American Meteor Society received 19 reports of a fireball over Ireland, Scotland and Wales. AMS member 'Paul K.', also based in Galway, captured this footage of the event:


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Meteor fireball seen soaring over São Paulo, Brazil

Fireball over Sao Paulo, Brazil
© AMS/Eduardo S.
On September 29, 2019, a meteor was captured by EXOSS as it flew over São Paulo, Brazil. The footage was uploaded to the American Meteor Society by 'Eduardo S':


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Bright flash from meteor fireball captured on home surveillance camera in Denham Springs, Louisiana

Bright flash from meteor in LA
© YouTube/J. Prestridge
On September 30, 2019, American Meteor Society member 'J. Prestridge' captured video of a bright flash of light attributed to a meteor on her home surveillance camera:


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Daytime fireball meteor explodes over Queensland emitting a deafening sonic boom

Queensland meteor fireball

The huge ball of fire was seen in the skies around 1.30pm on Tuesday in areas across Far North Queensland (pictured)
An incredibly rare 'daytime fireball' meteor exploded in the sky above Far North Queensland on Tuesday.

The 'very bright flash of light' was seen in the skies around 1.30pm spanning hundreds of kilometres around Cairns.

It was followed by a sonic boom which left some locals wondering if there had been an earthquake.

David Reneke who has been an astronomer for 50 years told Daily Mail Australia it was extremely rare to ever witness this type of meteor.

'To see one in the daytime is quite a unique event, they're quite rare,' Mr Reneke said.


Comment: Other meteor fireballs observed over Australia recently include:

Meteor fireball caught on camera flying across southern Victoria, Australia (26th Sept. 2019)

'Fireball' meteor lights up skies over Tasmania and Victoria (21st Sept. 2019)


Mr Reneke said the meteors burn through the sky before becoming so hot that they explode.

'These meteors come through the sky and they burn and they melt. When they melt they give off nice bright colours and a sonic boom associated.'

'They get so hot they actually explode.'

He said it was hard to see as it was over in a matter of seconds.

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Stunning meteor fireball filmed exploding over the Mediterranean Sea

Fireball over Mediterranean Sea`
© YouTube/Meteors
The SMART project captured footage of an 'amazing meteor' as it soared over the Mediterranean Sea on September 25, 2019:
It was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 140,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 108 km over the sea, and ended at a height of around 60 km.


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Bright meteor fireball flies over the north of Spain

Fireball over N. Spain
© YouTube/Meteors
On September 27, 2019, the SMART projected recorded a bright meteor as it flew over the provinces of Segovia, Valladolid and Zamora, Spain:
This fireball flew over the provinces of Segovia, Valladolid and Zamora on the night of September 27, at 22:40 local time.

A rock from an asteroid at a speed of about 111 thousand kilometers per hour came into the earth's atmosphere. The ball of fire advanced westward to end south of the province of Zamora.


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Meteor fireball widely reported over northern Germany

Meteor fireball over Germany
© American Meteor Society (screen capture)
The American Meteor Society has received 157 reports about a meteor fireball seen over northern and eastern Germany on Friday, September 27th 2019 around 17:32 UT.

A Twitter user from Ludwigsburg near Greifswald managed to photograph it over Greifswalder Bodden according to NDR.de. Some observers reported a greenish glowing ball of light with a tail that broke into three to four parts after three to five seconds.


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Meteor fireball caught on camera flying across southern Victoria, Australia

Fireball over NZ
© Catriona Ross
A meteor has been caught on camera flying across regional Victoria.

Catriona Ross was sitting with her family around a bonfire in Koroit, near Warrnambool, when her son Lachlan noticed the meteor.

"I already had my camera open on my phone because I was taking photos of the bonfire so I zoomed it around," Ross told 7NEWS.com.au.

Ross said the meteor was bright but wasn't travelling as fast as a regular meteor would.

"It was amazing... it was quite clear," Ross said. "The unusual thing was that it was right on sunset."


Comment: Just five days before this meteor sighting, another fireball lit up the skies over Tasmania and Victoria.


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NASA chief: Risk of asteroid impact not being taken seriously, international cooperation needed to meet cosmic threat

NASA chief warns of meteors
© Adastra/Taxi/Getty Images
Meteors that could destroy an entire U.S. state are a real threat to Earth, NASA's chief warned on Monday.

Speaking at the Planetary Defense Conference in Washington, D.C., NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine warned that the risk posed by meteor crashes was not being taken seriously.

"This is not about Hollywood, this is not about movies, this is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know right now to host life," he said.

Bridenstine pointed to the meteorite that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in 2013, which had "30 times the energy of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima" and injured around 1,500 people. Just 16 hours after the crash, NASA detected an even larger object that approached the earth but did not land on it, he revealed.

Comment: It's so obvious, NASA is saying it outright. But instead trillion$ are wasted on geopolitical power games and social engineering...