Fire in the Sky
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:46 UTC
An appeal by the UK Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) for sightings at about 5.15 pm last Wednesday prompted an account from someone driving from Eaglesfield to Annan.
Adding to the reports, Helen Carruthers said: "I saw a very bright white light for a few seconds as I was walking the dog in Ecclefechan on Wednesday at the time stated, and it travelled from left to right, then just disappeared."
Ed Woodman has also added his own account of the sighting. He said: "At approximately 5.15 pm I was approaching the the Tesco roundabout from Eastriggs when I noticed a light object with a faint trail behind it, shooting across the sky from east to west "It was moving at tremendous speed and initially I thought it was a low flying fighter jet. "But then, as it suddenly flared bright white, it disappeared."
Mark Toner from Dumfries Astronomy Society says November was a busy month for meteor sightings. Addressing the local sightings, Mark said: "If it was west to east I'd say they'd seen the International Space Station. "But the fact it's going east to west — there's very few things that do that in the evening like that and then disappear, because they're heading towards the sun."
The Copenhagen Post
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 06:58 UTC
Many report seeing a fireball light up the dark winter sky
A meteor blazed across the Danish sky on Monday evening, according to astrophysicist Tina Ibsen from the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen.
People from all over the country have reported seeing a fireball streak through the sky at about 18:30.
"We have received many inquiries from people who saw a fireball," Ibsen told TV2.
"However, no-one has reported a bang or a sound, which indicates the meteor burnt up before it hit the Earth's surface."
Ibsen contends the phenomenon of a 'shooting star' is nothing unusual.
Comment: NASA space data supports citizens' observations that - meteor fireball activity is increasing dramatically!
Each year the Earth is hit by some 100,000 tonnes of meteoroids from outer space, but most of them burn up before they hit the ground.
Comment: A meteor was also captured on video over Słupsk, Poland.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 18 reports about a fireball seen over the Netherlands and surrounding regions on Monday, November 28th 2016 around 04:42 UT.
Lunar Meteorite Hunters
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:04 UTC
20-30 Second Duration with Sonics Reported
On the night of that last Saturday (26) a big meteor tore up the skies of Ceará and Piauí. It could be seen, in addition to these two states, by Maranhão, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte and Bahia.
Unfortunately, none of the cameras monitoring of BRAMON recorded the event, but we managed to collect around 40 reports in several cities close to what has happened and from these reports, we set up a trajectory estimated for the object, which can be seen in this map.
There are reports that it was beyond the state of Piauí, toward the Bahia, but even if I don't have to come to both, the juggernaut presents pretty impressive numbers:
- lasted something between 20 and 30 seconds.Until this moment, is very low the possibility that this is a re-entry of space junk, but still have not ruled out the possibility. The more likely it is that in the case of a meteor buzz, also called earthgrazer.
- travelled over 600 miles in the atmosphere.
- had a speed between 20 and 30 km / sec.
Comment: One of the reports made by a resident in the city of Hidrolândia said the fireball had an orange, yellow tone and was followed by noise similar to thunder.
At the time of the incident, according to Wahab, he was having a casual conversation with his friend. Suddenly, they heard a loud thump from the inside of his house. The noise originated from his kitchen.
After a quick search, Wahab found a rounded smoky object that is as big as a basketball that had made it through his kitchen roof. "Not only did it hit the roof, the rock also destroyed the water dispenser and a water gallon, as well as a table," he said.
Wahab and a number of his friends flushed the rock with water and placed it outside the house. The locals broke the white-colored rock to pieces and gave it to a number of people as they believe that the meteorite has a certain effect.
The rest of the rock has been handed over to the police.
The Sunday Post
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:00 UTC
People reported seeing the meteor from Swansea all the way to Moray.
The only known visual evidence of the fireball was recorded by a web cam in Galway, Ireland, at around 5.15pm as it blazed its way overhead.
The fireball was spotted by people in Belfast, Galway, Dundee, Glasgow, Ayrshire, Skipton, Cumbria, Swansea, Merseyside, Alnwick and York.
And it wasn't long before people took to social media to share their sightings.
Amateur astronomer Brian MacGabhann, from Galway, captured the only known footage on a dash-cam in his car.
He shared the footage on Facebook and said he spotted the meteor in the North East from where he was in Galway.
Comment: The International Meteor Organization (IMO) has received over 80 reports about a fireball seen over England, County Mayo, Wales, Northern Ireland, Nord-Pas-de-Calais Picardie, Scotland, Gelderland, County Galway, Zeeland, Vlaanderen, County Kilkenny, Limburg and Wallonie on Wednesday, November 23rd 2016 around 17:20 UT.
NASA space data supports citizens' observations that - meteor fireball activity is increasing dramatically!
Bright meteor fireball reported over the Gulf of Mexico near Florida; residents feared 'alien invasion' after seeing bright flash
WWSB ABC 7
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 05:30 UTC
At around 11:18 P.M. on Monday there was a bright light that lit up the night over the Suncoast.
We have had numerous reports of this "fireball" moving toward the west out over the Gulf of Mexico.
Josh Stone ABC 7 meteorologist saw it out his window and said "Never seen anything like that before,.....looked as bright as the sun....heard a little rumbling after it faded away".
Getting numerous reports of the fireball from North Port to Bradenton about this bright light in the sky.
Comment: The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received over 140 reports about a fireball seen over FL, GA and AL on Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 around 04:17 UT. Residents on Florida's Western coast even alerted authorities over concerns that an alien invasion was underway.
Florida Meteor Video
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 01:15 UTC
The teen, known as Asuka, 16, from Japan, filmed the extraordinary sight trailing across the evening sky this evening.
A rough translation of her Tweet accompanying the video says: "A movie I took while preparing to die.
"Thought that it was a meteorite because there was an earthquake earlier. It is not a meteorite."
The video emerged as the country absorbed the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that has shaken Tokyo after striking off the coast of Japan.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:42 UTC
The 1.15kg space rock fell to earth on Halloween night, around 8pm on October 31.
Thanks to information from the public through the Fireballs in the Sky app, and images captured by four Desert Fireball Network cameras Curtin's team was quickly alerted to the situation and Professor Phil Bland and Dr Martin Tower drove out to the area to begin knocking on doors.
By Sunday November 6 a full search team was scanning the projected fall area, and by Monday morning they had recovered the object.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 21:27 UTC
The event took place during the Super Moon and was produced by a fragment from Comet 2P/Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 110.000 km/h. The bolide began at a height of about 108 km over the province of Granada and ended at an altitude of 60 km over the south of the province of Jaen.
Fireball recorded on 15 Nov. 2016 at 22:55 UT (23:55 local time) from Calar Alto Observatory (Spain). According to the preliminary analysis of this event, it would be a Southern Taurid fireball that overflew the North of Africa, produced by a meteoroid from Comet 2P/Encke.
The New york Times
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00 UTC
The possibility has existed on the pages of Hollywood scripts. But in what may be a case of life imitating art, NASA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other government agencies engaged last month in a planetary protection exercise to consider the potentially devastating consequences of a 330-foot asteroid hitting the Earth.
The simulation projected a worst-case blast wave by an asteroid strike in 2020 that could level structures across 30 miles, require a mass evacuation of the Los Angeles area and cause tens of thousands of casualties.
In 1998, the movie "Armageddon" dramatized an even greater fictional threat. In that blockbuster, a ragtag crew was sent on a mission to drill into an asteroid and set off a nuclear bomb to avert a global catastrophe. As the character Harry Stamper, portrayed by Bruce Willis, summed up to his crewmates: "The United States government just asked us to save the world."