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'Blue sphere with green tail' meteor fireball seen over Alsace, France

AMS event #4312-2017: Meteor fireball over France map
© AMS (screen capture)
AMS event #4312-2017: Meteor fireball over France map
A "huge blue sphere" has been reported as appearing in the sky over Alsace last night, with witnesses speculating over what the object could have been.

Around 18h on Tuesday November 14, reports began emerging of a rounded, blue shape with a green tail, flying over the department and the Grand-Est region.

Reportedly larger than a star and moving too quickly to be a planet or a plane, the object left witnesses confused as to what it could be.

Commentators have suggested it was simply a form of meteor, and more precisely, a "fireball" meteor.

"It was likely a small celestial body, which travels very quickly in the Earth's atmosphere and which, on contact with the atmosphere, heats up its gases, giving this luminous trail behind it," explained Jean-Yves Marchal, scientist at the Strasbourg planetarium, speaking to French news source FranceInfo.

Comment: Other meteor fireball events between November 14 and 15, 2017 include: As well as visible celestial bodies, it is probable that space rock fragments are also exploding in the atmosphere. See also: Even NASA's own space data supports citizens' recent observations, namely the inconvenient fact that meteor fireballs are increasing dramatically.


'You could feel it in your body': Cape Coral, Florida residents startled by loud, house-shaking boom

Mystery boom in Cape Coral,  FL
© ABC News
A loud boom - that some say shook them to their core - has people in Cape Coral concerned, confused, and curious about the cause.

"All of a sudden there was this huge boom," said JoAnn Navarre. "My daughter and I both screamed, and we jumped."

Navarre lives on NW 31st Street in Cape Coral. She said the commotion happened around 6 p.m. Sunday.

"We thought maybe something hit the house; something hit nearby. We didn't know if something exploded; we thought people were hurt," Navarre said.

After it happened, she went outside to inspect and found many of her neighbors doing the same thing.


Impressive fireball blazes over Toledo, in the South of Spain (VIDEO)

bola fuego españa
© Impresión de pantalla (Youtube)
At 10:34 pm on November 12th, a spectacular fireball blazed over southern Spanish skies. The event was registered by the University of Huelva, in the Astronomical Complex of La Hita (Toledo), and by the observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada) and Seville.

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Bright fireball-meteor lights up sky over San Juan, Argentina

The fireball was seen streaking across the sky in the afternoon of Tuesday, November 14th, in the western area of San Juan, at 7.30 pm. Astronomer said it was a meteor coming from the meteor cluster known as the Taurides, although an admittedly large specimen.
bola fuego Argentina
© Diario La Provincia SJ
The event surprised several inhabitants of the city.

"I was in Rivadavia at the corner of Cabot and Paula streets, when I saw it", said Florencia Martín, a reader of Diario La Provincia, who added that she was surprised by the speed at which the object was falling and wondered where it may have landed.


Fireball streaks across Phoenix sky (VIDEO)

Meteor Fireball Phoenix November 2017
Residents of Phoenix, Arizona were treated to approximately four seconds of night-time daylight on Tuesday, as a suspected meteor burst through the Earth's atmosphere and lit up the area.

The city tweeted footage of two fireballs streaking across the night sky, which had been captured by a security camera overlooking a number of public buildings. In the video, one meteor can be seen burning up in a flash above the clouds while another, smaller meteor extinguishes parallel to it.


Meteor dazzles Phoenix with fireball across evening sky

Meteor over Phoenix
© Screen Capture YouTube
Residents in Phoenix observed what appeared to be a bright meteor flying across the night sky on Tuesday.

City officials in Phoenix tweeted about the event at around 11:30 p.m., calling it "something brilliant," after a security camera captured the sight.

Witnesses reported seeing a bright fireball-like flash in the sky.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) said it received more than 200 reports of a fireball meteor seen above New York on Saturday night, AMS said.


Mysterious loud 'boom' heard across North Alabama - NASA unsure of origin

loud boom Alabama
© abc3340.com
A loud boom was heard over much of north Alabama on November 14, 2017
(WBMA) -- Shortly after 1:40 p.m., a loud 'boom' was heard across North Alabama in Blount, Jefferson, Walker, Cullman, Talladega, Calhoun, Clay, Winston, Randolph, Tuscaloosa, and St. Clair counties.

It's the sound everybody is talking about. So much so, Trey Cochran wrote a song about it:

Alabamians flocked to Twitter, with many reporting the event shook their homes.

Lincoln resident Dawn Stanton described it as "...a propane tank just exploding. I looked and I didn't see nothin' sailing through the air."

The National Weather Service in Birmingham hypothesized the sound originated from an aircraft sonic boom or a meteorite from the Leonid shower.

NASA's Bill Cooke says the origin of the mysterious boom still remains unclear but shut down the NWS' theory of a Leonid shower meteroite.

Cooke says the sound could have been produced by a bolide, large supersonic aircraft or a ground explosion.

According to Cooke, NASA's meteor scientists will continue to analyze new data in hopes of determining the cause of the 'boom.'

ABC 33/40 has reached out to Maxwell Air Force Base to see if a pilot could have broken the sound barrier with a training exercise.

Comment: Another space rock fragment exploding in the atmosphere?

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Another bright meteor fireball explodes over Germany (VIDEOS)

fireball over Germany AMS event # 4299-2017
© AMS (screen capture)
AMS event # 4299-2017: Observers map
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received over 1500 reports of a bright meteor fireball exploding over southern Germany on Tuesday, November 14th 2017 around 16:48 UT.

The event (#4299-2017) was also observed from the neighbouring countries of Switzerland, Austria and France. One report from Sabine B. near Kempten describes the experience: "I've never seen anything like that in my life" according to Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Just over a week ago on November 6, 2017 another bright meteor fireball exploded over northern Germany.

meteor fireball over southern Germany
© AMS/S. Kobsa
Meteor fireball over southern Germany on November 14, 2017 as seen from Maselheim, Germany.

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More mystery booms and tremors rock Northeast U.S.

Mystery Boom
Whatever the cause is, mysterious and unexplained booming noises keep rattling the skies overhead. I can't help but feel like something larger is brewing just beneath all of these headlines lately. Mystery booms are nothing new, yet they seem to be happening with increasing regularity lately. Couple that with the many examples of government and corporate secrecy surrounding the impending space war, and it's enough to make you want to add a new layer to your tin foil hat, dig your bunker a few feet deeper, and restock your supply of canned goods.

canned goods

“Let’s see… we each need about 1500 calories a day… that’s about 3 cans of beans each…cans last five years… carry the one… Hmm. That’s only about 20,000 cans. Honey! We need another bunker for the cans! Honey!? Where are my cans?!”

"We do not need the celestial threat to disguise Cold War intentions; rather we need the Cold War to disguise celestial intentions!"

~ British astronomer Victor Clube, author of The Cosmic Serpent and The Cosmic Winter, in a report commissioned by the U.S. Air Force

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Another meteor fireball blazes over California and Arizona

Meteor fireball over California
© AMS (screen capture)
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 44 reports (event 4167-2017) about a meteor fireball seen blazing over California and Arizona on Friday, November 10th 2017 around 04:38 UT. This latest event occurred just two days after another meteor fireball was recorded in the same region.

Comment: For more information check out our dedicated fireballs topic page and monthly SOTT Earth Changes Summary.

SOTT Earth Changes Summary - October 2017 : Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs