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Bright fireball caused by meteor explodes, fragments over northwestern US

Fireball over NW US
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A few people in the US witnessed a bright fireball created by a meteor that streaked across the sky recently. The eyewitnesses said the space rock exploded mid-air and broke apart into tiny fragments.

The American Meteor Society reported that the fireball event happened on April 20 at around 10:30 pm MDT, or April 21 at 12:30 am EDT. Although most of the eyewitness reports regarding the fireball event came from the stated of Idaho, the incident was also spotted by individuals from Washington and Oregon.

Witnessing A Fireball Event

Based on the eyewitness reports, the brightness or magnitude of the fireball varied. While some eyewitnesses stated that the fireball had a magnitude of -20 to -14, others stated that it ranged from -7 to -5. The difference in magnitude may have been caused by the sky conditions in the area where they spotted the meteor. The presence of clouds or haze in the region might have affected the brightness of the fireball.

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News photographer captures video of meteor fireball streaking through Texas sky

Fireball over Beasley, TX
A KPRC 2 photographer captured video of a sight that is out of this world.

Cesar Martinez said he was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 59 early Monday morning near Beasley, Texas, when his vehicle's dashcam caught video of a bright green flash in the western sky.

Martinez said the light only lasted about six seconds before fading away.

The activity seen on camera appears consistent with video of confirmed meteor sightings. The light is the result of a space rock (meteoroid) burning up as it enters Earth's atmosphere.

While it's not clear if Monday's sighting is related, the Lyrid meteor shower reaches it's peak this week.


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Investigators confirm meteorite discovery in El Empalme, Ecuador

Ecuador meteorite
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SCAN verified the absence of radioactivity in the meteorite that fell in El Empalme, Guayas, Ecuador.
Images of people in Ecuador manipulating a rocky body with their hands went viral on the night of Wednesday, April 22, 2020 on social media networks. In the videos, residents of the Los Naranjos compound in El Empalme (Guayas) spoke of an object that had fallen from the sky. The area also suffered several power outages.


The following morning, the Government of Ecuador confirmed that it was a meteorite according to El Comercio (Ecuador).

"The Police cordoned off the area and SCAN evidenced that the body is not radioactive, which reassures us, for the well-being of the residents," said Rodrigo Salas , assistant secretary for Nuclear Control and Applications (SCAN) of the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources of Ecuador.

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Bizarre fireball spotted over Hull, UK last night likely a meteor

Fireball over Hull, UK
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A bizarre burning fireball was spotted last night over Hull, with images capturing the moment the inferno burned up in the atmosphere as it plummeted towards Earth.

The Humberside 'bright orange' object was spotted by several people moving slowly over the city leaving a trail in its wake before disappearing.

Experts believe the unusual occurrence was a meteor, potentially linked to the annual Lyrid meteor shower due to commence this week.

Rebecca Holmes saw it from her garden in Bransholme, near Kingston upon Hull.

She said : 'I was sat in the garden, my husband was doing some gardening and I looked up and it was so bright orange and it was just gliding really slowly like something was burning but it was definitely too slow to be a shooting star.

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Mysterious 'boom' rattles windows, startles wildlife in the Midlands, Ireland

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A Westmeath woman is trying to find the source of a mysterious sound in the skies over the weekend.

Anna Duffy from Moate heard a massive boom on Saturday, that she says shook windows and startled wildlife. Others in the area also reported hearing the noise, but it later emerged people as far away as Galway noticed the disturbance.

Ms. Duffy says speculation is now rife on social media as to what could have made the unusual sound, with some suggesting it could have been a meteor.

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Meteor fireball? Mystery burning object leaves smoky trail for 20 minutes over Cambridgeshire, UK

The mysterious plume was there for several minutes after an object was seen spiralling towards earth
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The mysterious plume was there for several minutes after an object was seen spiralling towards earth
People in Cambridgeshire have been left scratching their heads over a mysterious plume of smoke that appeared over the county.

A large flaming object was spotted spiralling in the sky at around 8pm by Gerry Underwood, 55.

He was sitting outside his canal boat in Stretham, having a little fire, when he spotted the trail. He said: 'It looked like a very thick chemtrail to start with. It looked like a short, skinny cloud. It wasn't moving quickly at all. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a meteorite, because they are gone in seconds.

'We have seen hundreds of shooting stars, but this definitely wasn't that either. This was coming down very slowly and spiralling. It started to glow orange as you can see in the pictures.


Comment: The electrical interaction of meteor fireballs with different charge layers of the atmosphere can cause them to appear to move 'slowly and spiralling.' In September 2019 a bright slow-moving meteor fireball was recorded over the English Channel.


'There were flames coming out of the back of it as well. It was really unusual.'


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Bright meteor fireball explodes over Peru

Meteor fireball over Peru
© Eduardo Aguirre Masson
A security camera was able to capture a bright fireball as it illuminated its surroundings over a town in Peru. According to the reports submitted by the eyewitnesses, the meteor that hit Earth and created the fireball event was brighter than Venus.

The latest fireball event in Peru was reported via the International Meteor Organization (IMO). Based on the reports collected by the organization, at least two people in the country witnessed the fireball incident.

According to the reports filed by the eyewitnesses, the fireball appeared on April 16 at 1 a.m. UT, or on April 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. Based on their observations, the magnitude of the fireball ranged from -13 to -19. This means that the meteor produced a very bright illumination that was capable of lighting up its surroundings. It was also much brighter than the planet Venus when viewed from Earth, which has a magnitude of about -5.

An eyewitness named Miguel A. from the Lima Callao region stated in his report that the fireball remained in the sky for about 20 seconds. As it streaked across the sky, it produced different colors, including white, green and pink. After a while, the fireball began to break apart, producing around five to six fragments.


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The Seven Destructive Earth Passes of Comet Venus

In a previous article titled "Did Earth 'Steal' Martian Water?", I mentioned that a close encounter between Mars and Earth occurred ca. 12,500 BP (10,500 BC). Mars was knocked close to Earth by Venus which, at the time, was a cometary body. The past cometary nature of Venus has been amply theorized by Velikovsky and demonstrated by recent observations.

However, the abovementioned article left a lot of questions concerning Venus.

What happened to Venus after it interacted with Mars? How long did it take for Venus to acquire its current circular, planetary orbit? Did cometary Venus have other interactions with planet Earth? How many passes did Venus make before it acquired a stable orbit? What were the dates of those passes? What were their effects?

Venus cometary tail
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Depiction of the Sun (left) and Venus with its cometary tail

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Meteor fireball lights up Brunei, Borneo sky

Fireball over Borneo
© MOHAMMAD NAZHIF BIN HAJI ABDUL KHALID
Passing meteor photographed by a resident in Kampong Lambak.
A large green meteor streaked through the sky over Brunei Darussalam last Sunday, with many excited observers taking to social media to discuss the natural phenomenon.

The passing meteor was photographed at 7.27pm by Mohammad Nazhif bin Haji Abdul Khalid, who was taking pictures of the planet Venus in the clear sky at his home in Kampong Lambak.

He recalled, "At first, I thought that it was a fireworks display, but there were no exploding sounds."

The photo of the event uploaded to his Instagram page caught the attention of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD), which has been receiving eyewitness accounts about a vivid ball of light on the evening of April 12.

The fireball was also spotted in other districts, starting at around 7pm.

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Meteor fireball streaks across Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas

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Many South Arkansas residents saw a fireball in the southern sky on Wednesday night.

According to local reports, and reports posted to the American Meteor Society website, the event took place about 8:15 p.m. and was seen by people in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

Observers said the fireball appeared to move east to west and had a green-colored tail.

Fireballs are pieces of rocks in space that either bounce off or penetrate the earth's atmosphere. Their colors vary depending upon the composition of a rock.

The American Meteor Society says on its website that a green trail indicates the presence of nickel. A "fireball" is a term for a very bright meteor, which is as bright as the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky.