Fire in the SkyS


Fireball Over Santa Fe New Mexico

iReport - This is video Captured with a low light "MeteorCam" of a fireball...


Meteorite over Victoriaville Quebec, Canada 23-Oct-2010

Victoriaville, QC, Canada on Sunday, 23-Oct-2010 at 3:40 pm. Unknown big bright light / object which is obviously moving slowly to the left.

© The Truth Behnd The Scenes


Italian Fireball

Fireball North Taurids 2010.10.27_04.04.46 ± 1 U.T. from Italy
Fireball North Taurids mag. -10 ± 0.60 from Ferrara ( Italy )
Video station: *IMTN-Ferrara1-SE- ( C ) F. Zanotti*
Observer: Ferruccio Zanotti
Location: Ferrara 44.8181 N; 11.6167 E; alt. 9 m s.l.m.
Direction: az: 139 ° ev:47°
Camera: Mintron MTV-12V6H-EX integration 2x ( 1/25s ) Computer Lens
2.6mm F/1.0 FOV: 122.8° * 97.1° ( diagonal: 148° )

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© Meteore ForumattivoItalian Fireball


UFO Meteorite Over Moscow,Russia,10-18-20

Down below is really a bizarre UFO sighting, which was videotaped over Moscow, Russia on October 18, 2010.


Best of the Web: A Crater a Day: Field Investigators at Heart are Encouraged to Go Meteorite Hunting

© Peter L. Kresan
When I first started with all this, my intention was to see if I could figure out a better way to scope out new, undocumented craters, or likely places to go meteorite hunting. I didn't do so well at first. But ironically, when I quit looking for new craters, and started focusing on identifying formations of airburst melt, I began to find too many new craters to count...

Literally too many to count. And a little bit of everything in between. Even if I had the funding, I could never visit them all. I need help. So over the next few weeks, I am going to post a few new craters a day, in the hope that someone might live close enough, or have interest enough, to go get a closer look. Each place will be presented as is. And with little, or no comments. I may not be able to go there, and do field work. But I can still point, and grunt. You be the judge.

Don't surprised if you find others nearby any given crater. Few of them fell alone.


New Hampshire fireball?

© NA

Was in my home and saw out my window two flashes in the sky. Beautiful bright orange in color and over the lake. May have been tell me. Saw two in the western sky over Lake Opechee in Laconia, New Hampshire at exactly 5:00 PM EST. By the time I got my SLR 6 megapixel camera one had vanished. Took twelve successive shots from my porch through an open window till the second one vanished. I was very excited to have seen two and photographed one.

For a better view of the object see here.


Fireball or contrail at sunset? Flaming object caught on camera in Canada


Alburquerque scientist warns of small asteroids

His research indicates asteroids are like bombs

For years, astronomers have been on the lookout for large asteroids on a collision course with Earth. Now, a scientist at Sandia National Labs is warning about the danger of smaller asteroids that could burst in the atmosphere with the power of a nuclear explosion.


Fireball streaks across Northern Ireland skies

Ireland Fireball
© NASAComet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner is thought to be the source of the fireball.

Anyone making their way home from traditional Saturday night entertainments at the weekend may have thought the bright fireball streaking through the skies above them was a sign of having too much of a good thing.

The cause was actually a meteoroid, an orange-sized piece of a comet or asteroid, burning up over Northern Ireland early last Sunday.

The ball entered the atmosphere above the north west at an estimated speed of 20 to 30 km per second at about 0232 BST.

Armagh Observatory received many telephone and internet reports from members of the public reporting sightings of the meteoroid.

Scientists at the observatory said that, due to the object's speed, friction with the Earth's atmosphere caused its surface layers to burn off, producing a bright light in the sky.


US: Meteor Over East County Monday Night?

East County Meteor
© Dennis MammanaMeteor shower.

Jamul - An East County Magazine reader asks, "I want to know who else saw the blue and whitish-orange meteor I saw from my house in Deerhorn Valley in Jamul at approximately 8:50 pm on Monday evening, October 11."

The reader, who asked that her name not be published, added, "I saw it when it was rather low--it had a head on it and had a pretty thick tail.. .thicker than the meteors you usually see in a meteor shower. A moment later the surrounding horizon on both sides lit up...From my vantage point it looked like it was southeast, maybe in the area of Otay Lakes or Dulzura."

Dennis Mammana, who pens the "Stargazer" syndicated column, told East County Magazine that the description does sound like a meteor and indicated that such sightings are more common than most people realize.

If you spotted the meteor or have a photograph, please contact