Fire in the Sky
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:20 UTC
Comment: Another view from a dashcam in Watuga County, North Carolina:
An NBC 7 viewer told us, around 3:18 p.m., she heard two loud booms that shook the windows in her home in Santee.
There were multiple posts on social media of people reporting their homes rattled from the boom. The posts were from residents across the county, including Clairemont, Santee, and San Diego.
Some wrote that they suspected the sounds were caused by a sonic boom, but NBC 7 has not confirmed that.
Comment: Fox News San Diego reports two large "bangs" were heard. Residents also reported a car moving back and forth and a "large glowing ball in the western sky".
Indian Express News Service
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:47 UTC
"This is probably the only composed photo of a green meteor. No photographer can plan this shot. This can happen for a fraction of second anywhere in the universe, and the fun part is, I was sleeping when my camera captured it. Everything else was hard work but for those 15 seconds, I was the luckiest photographer on the planet," says Yadav, who was working on a story on sky islands of Western Ghats when he shot this. Along with bird ecologist Dr Robin Vijayan, Yadav was working on a project to understand the role these mountains play in the formation of new species.
Born in Nagpur, Yadav went to Bangalore to pursue research at the National Center for Biological Science. In 2013, he moved to photography and began concentrating on environment and conservation stories. He is reportedly the only Indian to be represented by the National Geographic Creative. Although he has stepped away from the academic realm, Yadav considers himself a non-traditional scientist and often collaborates with researchers, policy makers and conservationists for his projects in the world of nature photography. Currently, he is working on a story on the sky islands of southern India for National Geographic and is documenting the unseen species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals found only in the south Western Ghats.
Exeter Express and Echo
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:19 UTC
The 'bolide' meteor was a random ball of metals that exploded as it entered the atmosphere - and experts say it may have landed before it was able to burn up.
The flash was caught for more than seven seconds as it streaked over our skies, thanks to a meteor observation camera at Exeter Observatory.
The observatory's John Maclean, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, said the flash was so bright it was easily visible to the naked eye.
He said: "Someone saw it and called me, so this was obviously a very bright one. The person who saw it was out walking their dog and described a bright green flash. This was a bolide, or fireball - not usual."
Mr Maclean, an astronomer and lecturer who works with NASA and has a 25-year military background, said the Exeter Observatory is part of a network that captures more than 20,000 meteors on camera every year - but very few this impressive.
He said the Exeter camera is part of the 48-camera UK Meteor Monitoring Network.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:12 UTC
A short video clip, filmed by 22-year-old Abbey Shaw, seems to show a blaze of fire streaking through the sky above Huddersfield.
Shaw, who works at the University of Huddersfield's IT department, is baffled as to what it could be.
'I don't have a clue what it is,' she said, 'It looks like some sort of fireball. I do not think for one minute that it is a plane!
'Everyone at work agrees with me too. You can tell by the speed that it is travelling at.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:06 UTC
Vladimir Krupko, head of the local planetarium, said: "Most likely it was a small meteorite, the size of a walnut.
"Since it was flying up high in the air, it was visible from other cities as well.
"When it entered the atmosphere it caught fire at about 120 kilometres (74.5 miles) above the ground, and by the time it was 40-60 kilometres (25-37 miles) above the ground the fire had gone out."
Despite there being plenty of larger objects whizzing around our solar system, no large meteorites, which are debris from a comet, asteroid, or meteoroid, are expected for at least 100 years, Mr Krupko said.
Comment: A few weeks ago two large meteor fireballs were caught on camera in northwestern Russia.
I had a number of reports on my Facebook page of the same fireball which was seen in another few spot of The northwest and northern Ireland.
The Fireball occurred at 9.32pm 21st January 2017.
Note that the video is looped.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:32 UTC
On multiple occasions, a loud 'boom' has been heard, some even reporting the sound follows a flash of pinkish light.
Many who've witnessed it said they haven't the slightest idea what it is or where it's coming from.
"This is more like a deeper boom," said resident Neal Royer.
Some even joke around with their own theories. "Leah thinks it's aliens," said Eric Rucker pointing to his wife as they both chuckled. "Maybe a zombie apocalypse happening across the street." However, all laughing aside, people all over Uptown are asking, what is it?
"I was walking my dogs and I saw behind me that there was some kind of flash and a boom," said Cindy Stein. "It was like a pinkish flash. There were people outside who saw it too saying what they heard or saw."
For weeks a loud 'boom' has rattled quiet neighborhoods at night or early in the morning.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:39 UTC
Wollongong-based amateur astronomer David Finlay said the "massive" fireball was seen about 11.05pm on January 13.
"From Melbourne and Shepparton, this meteor appeared low to the ground to the north-west, but I suspect it may have been very close to the Mildura area," Mr Finlay said.
"It split into several pieces in the end and a team from Monash University and I are trying to track it down."
According to the Norwegian Meteor Network, the event occurred around 13:48 UTC and was accompanied by a sonic boom a few minutes later, suggesting that the event was a fireball coming a long way down in the atmosphere before it exploded.
The meteor network operates numerous cameras, but the event was apparently not recorded by any of them. If you saw the event, please submit your report.
Received reports so far mention very intense light that dissolved into small fragments before it disappeared. Two of them said the light was blue and well visible.
The reports came from the regional districts Sogn og Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, and Rogaland. The most distant observations are from the city Haugesund in western Norway and Lunner county.