Fire 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.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:58 UTC
Videos of the event, which caused astonishment among the people, were widely shared on social media.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 23:21 UTC
As Andrew Gunneson drove south on U.S. 131 from M-57, his dash cam caught a quick flash in the night sky. It was a meteor falling on the horizon.
What fell is technically a fireball, based on how bright it is, but it's not clear where exactly it fell or if it even reached the ground.
Fireballs form anytime space debris collides with the atmosphere. They often burn up after a few seconds, so it's not easy to track the type of debris that fell.
Gunneson described the bright light as green in person. According to the American Meteor Society, green means the material flying through the air is made up of nickel.
Comment: The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 110 reports about a fireball seen over IL, MI, IN, Ontario and KY on Monday, December 26th 2016 around 22:52 UT.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:20 UTC
Sporadic meteors are usually considered as random occurrences not associated with any particular meteor shower, such as the Geminids which have been observed this month.
Sat, 17 Dec 2016 20:34 UTC
The Geminid bolide struck the skies over the municipalities of Bucaramanga, Girón and Zapatoca of the department of Santander and the municipality of Yopal of the department of Casanare. A similar sighting was reported from the Venezuelan state of Apure.
Numerous users of social networks have reported how a ball of fire ran through the skies of Colombia on Friday night.
"Frankly, it was immense" comments Ferhat, a resident of Goutroux, after joining us via our orange button Alert us. Around 6:10 am on Wednesday, the young man leaves his house and heads for his car. At that moment, a luminous phenomenon would have attracted his attention in the sky: "It lasted for a second, it explains, justifying the fact that it does not have photos of the phenomenon, but the light was very dense It was like a ball of fire going down with a long white trail in the back, there was blue at the level of the ball. "