Fire in the Sky
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:05 UTC
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 15:20 UTC
The UAE Astronomical Cameras Network (UACN) said the rock - which measured fewer than 3cm and weighed no more than 20 grams - landed in an area of land to the west of Abu Dhabi Airport near Khalifa City on Friday.
Earlier, the International Astronomical Centre (IAC) in Abu Dhabi tweeted pictures of the fireball at 8.15pm.
"The fireball watched by many people and recorded by our station's cameras," the centre said in a tweet.
"We estimate the fireball between 5 to 20 grams only, just like a small rock. It's a natural orb.
"The fireball was from a meteor. What reached the earth was only a small rock between 1 to 3 cm."
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:41 UTC
Comment: The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 46 reports about a fireball seen over England, Normandy and Wales on Sunday, October 2nd 2016 around 18:48 UT. Other reports of meteor fireballs over the UK in the last two weeks include:
- Meteor fireball streaks across Scotland skies
- Huge meteor fireball filmed over Kent, UK
- Slow-moving fireball photographed over London?
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:15 UTC
The Indian Army on Thursday organised surgical strikes targeting seven terror launch pads across the LoC overnight in which heliborne and ground forces were used. Addressing a press conference, DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said India inflicted "significant casualties" on terrorists and those who are trying to support them.
This is latest in the string of offensives India has launched against Pakistan since four attackers killed 19 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri when they targetted the rear office of an Indian Army infantry installation on September 18. India has resorted to several diplomatic measures and vowed to internationally isolate Pakistan ever since.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:44 UTC
Call it pure luck or call it talent but one Spokane photographer happened to catch the "bright flash across the sky" in a beautiful photograph. Tiffany Hansen says she loves shooting night scenes. Wednesday night, trying to photograph the aurora lights, which were happening that night as well, she stationed herself just north of Post Falls, ID but wasn't having any luck seeing them.
"I took one last shot and that's when the meteor happened. It was big, very bright and moving super slow across the sky. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. I feel extremely lucky to have caught it on my camera," Hansen said.
Hansen took up photography as a hobby a few years back and has perfected her craft overtime. She especially likes landscapes and outdoor photography.
Spanish News Today
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:18 UTC
More debris from the Comet Encke is likely to head our way in the coming weeks.
Stargazers enjoyed a spectacular treat on Tuesday evening as a spectacular fireball flew over the southern half of Spain, although it could be seen from more than 400 kilometers away due to its brilliant intensity and high visibility.
The phenomenon, which was caused by fragments from Comet Encke, was recorded by the Astronomical Complex of La Hita in La Puebla de Almoradiel (Toledo), who produced the video footage shown here and the astronomical observatory at Calar Alto (Almería), La Sagra (Granada) Huelva and Seville.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:44 UTC
Comment: The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received over 35 reports of a meteor fireball observed over France, Switzerland and Germany on 27th September 2016.
NASA space data supports citizens' observations that - meteor fireball activity is increasing dramatically!
The Evening Telegraph
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:23 UTC
Rachel Malcolm sent a picture of the bright line in the darkening night sky to the Telegraph.
She said: "Just saw this in Invergowrie. "It's like something burning up in the atmosphere."
Dr Robert Massey, deputy executive director at the Royal Astronomical Society, said: "At first sight the trail in the image looks like a sunlit aircraft contrail — a vapour trail — set against a darkening sky. When the sun is low in the sky these stand out, and appear much more prominent than in the middle of the day.
"A meteor trail can be bright and linger, but will typically break up with the movement of air in the upper atmosphere.
"There is an outside chance this shows a trail of that kind, but to be sure, I would need to know how long the exposure was, whether there was a fast moving streak — a shooting star — before the photo was taken, and how long the trail stayed in place."
Comment: The same day, 500 miles south of Scotland, another meteor fireball was captured at dawn in south east London:
Slow-moving fireball photographed over London?