Fire in the Sky
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:16 UTC
They were heard in the Bedale area. Members of the public called the force control room to say they had heard two massive explosions.
The Police have tweeted that the sounds were caused by an aircraft and there was no danger to the public.
There was a similar incident in May as reported by Minster FM
Lansing State Journal
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:15 UTC
Neither was his dog, Harvey, who had insisted they go outside at such an early hour to begin with.
"He started barking, looking up and going crazy," said Behnke, who lives in Lansing Township. "I said, 'what the hell?' And then he started cowering. I looked up, and I was thinking, 'did I just see something or not?'"
The object was "about the size of a VW wagon," Behnke said. It was changing colors and moving from north to south. He thought it was only about 100 feet above the trees.
What they saw was a bright meteor known as a fireball. And lots of other people saw it, too.
The American Meteor Society received 145 reports of a fireball seen over seven states and Ontario, Canada around 6:15 a.m. Sunday. Observers from all over southern Michigan, including East Lansing, Laingsburg, Charlotte and Webberville, logged sightings on the AMS website.
"I was on my way to work when I saw what I initially thought was a low flying plane behind a tree," an East Lansing resident wrote. "However, when I moved past the tree I saw the object. It was very bright and seemed to be very close."
Comment: Of the 145 reports received by the American Meteorological Society of a fireball over OH, IL, WI, MI, IN, IA, PA and Ontario on Sunday, January 8th 2017 around 11:15 UT, dozens of reports were from Ohio, where unexplained explosions and fire damage affected several homes.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:28 UTC
The two luminous space rocks were filmed by dashboard cameras on January 3 and 4th in Arkhangelsk region, some 1,200 kilometers north of Moscow, according to local media.
The two objects in the videos appear to be the larger representatives of the Quadrantids, the annual meteor shower traditionally observed in the Northern Hemisphere between December 28 and January 7 when the Earth passes an asteroid belt, according to the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:55 UTC
The first of the loud sounds to draw widespread attention on social media was a Thursday night, Dec. 1, around 11:45 p.m. Residents heard it across the entire Carrollton area from St. Charles Avenue to South Claiborne, between Joliet and Pine, and many said it sounded like it came from the river, with sirens following.
"It was louder than I'm used to hearing a transformer sound and it seemed to reverberate for a bit," a woman who lives near Cohn and Dante posted on the Nextdoor social media network. "Really strange.It was extremely loud! And deeper sounding than the gunshots I'm (sadly) used to hearing," a resident at Panola and Cambronne replied.
The sound repeated itself again the night of Tuesday, Dec. 6, around 7 p.m. — early enough that it attracted even wider attention. In that second case, a number of residents reported that their homes shook, and some even said they thought they saw a corresponding red flash in the sky.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 21:30 UTC
But Franky Lucena shot three rare Quadrantid meteors. He writes:
Comment: Also see:
- SOTT Exclusive: Four Fireballs Streak Across Irish Sky
- Three meteor fireballs recorded over France in three days
- Meteor fireball streaks across Turrialba volcanic eruption in Costa Rica
- Meteor fireball photographed hurtling towards ground in Wraysbury, UK
- A Different Kind of Catastrophe - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:37 UTC
The object was reportedly seen near the city of Hakodate on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, at 4:30pm local time (07:30 GMT), people on Twitter wrote.
Meteor? Residents in Northern Alberta, Canada report 'strange noise', 'large blue flash' and 'explosion' in night sky
Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:48 UTC
Did a meteor come crashing through the earth's atmosphere over northern Alberta overnight?
Peace River residents took to social media Friday to report what they had seen in the night sky shortly after midnight.
Erika Florence posted on Facebook that she was on her way home from Grande Prairie when she saw what looked like a shooting star.
"But then it got bigger and it exploded mid air and lit up the sky," she wrote.
"It was something I've never seen before."
Jackie Lee, who started the post on Peace River's General Forum page, told Postmedia that she was outside in her backyard in Peace River with her dog when she heard a "noise like I have never heard before in the air."
"It sounded close by, like maybe somewhere else in town," she wrote in a message.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 13:17 UTC
The shooting star traveled across the top of the Turrialba Volcano at 10:22pm local time on Tuesday night, just as the volcano was erupting, according to the Costa Rica Star.
The fireball made its appearance while gliding across the sky at an estimated height of 5,000km (3,106 miles), according to Repretel TV station.