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Meteor fireball leaves huge plume as it streaks across Swedish skies - 14th December 2015

© kootallica/Youtube (screen capture)
Raw video of something in the sky over Stockholm, Sweden! (Ball of fire? Jet stream?) Will update with more information if it becomes available. Video taken on 2015-12-14 in Stockholm, Sweden. *** Excuse the shakiness of the video, I was not expecting to see this 'fireball' at all and was quite taken by surprise! *** ((UPDATE: Object may have been part of the 'Geminids' meteor shower, more info at this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geminids Still no verification of what was in the area at that time, will continue to update if more info becomes available. Very incredible to see LIVE! : )

Time of occurrence: around 14:36 (02:36 PM)

Comment: See also: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - November 2015: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

Earth Changes and the Human Cosmic Connection: The Secret History of the World - Book 3 by Pierre Lescaudron
and Laura Knight-Jadczyk

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Comet Catalina experiences magnetic storm

© Michael Jäger
Comet C/2013 US10 Catalina
There is currently a magnetic storm hitting Comet Catalina.

The storm is clearly visible in the sinuous blue ion tail of C/2013 US10 as giant blobs of plasma are forming as shown in this awesome picture captured by Michael Jäger on December 11, 2015.

Plasma blobs in comet´s tails are a sign of stormy space weather which frequently form in response to CMEs and gusts of solar wind.

In extreme cases, a comet's tail can be completely torn off.

As during terrestrial geomagnetic storms, magnetic fields around a comet bump into oppositely-directed magnetic fields in a CME.

The resulting burst of magnetic energy can make waves, blobs, or even ruptures in the comet's tail. In contrast, when CMEs hit Earth amazing, they power amazing aurora borealis or australis.


Mystery boom rattles Bryan, Ohio; residents report smoke, sulphur smell

Several people reported hearing an explosion Thursday afternoon in Bryan, but nobody knows what it was. The calls started coming in around 12:40 p.m. according to dispatcher Dana Andrews.

Windows rattled on South Beech Street and South Lynn Street smelled like smoke and sulfur. People reported hearing the boom on East Wilson Street, Walnut Street and Parkview Avenue.

Comment: It's likely the explosion and shaking followed by a smoke and sulphur smell was caused by a space rock exploding in our atmosphere. There are plenty more where this one came from. See: Forget About Global Warming: We're One Step From Extinction!
Chelyabinsk. Meteor Smells

A group of four observers of the Leonid meteor shower of 1833 reported a peculiar odour, "like sulphur or onions."

It was thought that "This apparent transmission of smells at the speed of light could be explained if they were due to nitrous oxide or ozone produced by an electric discharge." (Ozone [O3] a gas. From the Greek, ozein, for smell). Observers of the Texas fireball of 1 October 1917 also reported the odour of sulphur and burning powder as it passed.

A possible explanation is suggested by the following Chelyabinsk observer reports.

Field survey reports of smells were concentrated in the area surrounding the fireball trajectory. After an initial strong burst, the smells continued for a few hours. The eastern edge of this area coincides with the eastern edge of the glass damaged area. Arkhangel'skoe is the most western village where smells were reported. It is situated near the western edge of the glass damaged area. Fourteen villages reported similar smells, with nearly all described as a sulphur smell, a burning smell, or a smell similar to that of gunpowder.

These smells may have originated from the decomposition of Troilite (FeS), an iron sulphide mineral named after Domenico Troili, who first noted it in a meteorite that fell at Albareto, Modena, Italy in 1766. Troilite is one of the main components of the Chelyabinsk meteorite. Some burning smells may also have been caused locally when the shockwave dispersed soot from flues and stoves.

Respondents in Emanzhelinka, immediately under the fireball trajectory, also reported an ozone smell, similar to the smell after a thunderstorm. Ozone, with nitrogen oxides as by products, may have been produced in the immediate surroundings of the fireball by Ultra-Violet (UV-B λ= 290-320 nm wavelength) radiation from the meteor. This reinforces reports about sunburn caused by UV radiation from the fireball.

Source: Engineering and Technology Wiki

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Bright meteor fireball seen over Spain on 4th December 2015

© SMART Project (screen capture)
Bright fireball recorded by the meteor observing stations operated by Prof. J. M. Madiedo at La Sagra, La Hita and Sevilla astronomical observatories. The event took place at 22h0m UT (23h09m local time).

Comment: Other meteor fireballs observed over Spain recently include:

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Meteor fireball filmed over southern England

Fireball M20151208_225420 from Ash Vale K3

Fireball spotted by the public on 8 December at 22:54:20 with visible brake up

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Meteor fireball filmed over northern Italy

# Meteor from 07.12.2015 , 05:42 UTC over northern Italy . Recorded in # ValTerbi , # Jura .

Comment: Also recorded from the same observatory location 4 hours earlier: Meteor fireball filmed over Valais, Switzerland


Meteor fireball filmed over Valais, Switzerland

#‎Meteor of 12/07/2015, 01:31 UTC over Valais. Recorded at #‎ValTerbi, #‎Jura.

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Daytime meteor fireball filmed over Japan

"Shiny object" fireball filmed by weather camera


2 fireballs seen over Nova Scotia, Canada

© Michael Boschat
People in several areas of Nova Scotia spotted flaming objects in the sky Sunday evening. Michael Boschat captured this image near Halifax.
Some observant Nova Scotians were treated to an unexpected light show Sunday that left many in awe.

Reports of sightings were spread over a large area, with similar descriptions, leading many to think it was a meteorite.

Andrea Thompson of Onslow had just arrived home with her husband and daughter at 6 p.m.

"We were still in the car and facing toward Truro Heights," she said. "We all saw what looked like a massive fireball high in the sky. It was definitely something that was on fire and it burned up before 6:01."

The show lasted about 20 seconds.

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Meteor fireball filmed over Poland on 1st December, 2015

File photo
Fireball 2015.12.01 17:02 UT Polish Fireball Network www.pkim.org