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British Columbia woman awakes to a hole in her roof and a space rock on her pillow

The hole left in the ceiling, and the space rock that created it.
© Ruth Hamilton
The hole left in the ceiling, and the space rock that created it.
On Oct. 4, many were treated to the sight of a fireball lighting up the night sky, with images of a meteor sailing above Lake Louise striking awe.

Longtime Golden resident Ruth Hamilton, however, was fast asleep.

Or at least she was until she was roughly awoken by the sound of a crash through her ceiling and the sensation of debris on her face.

"I just jumped up and turned on the light, I couldn't figure out what the heck had happened," said Hamilton.

She said she took a look around to get her bearings, and spotting a rock sitting neatly on her pillow next to where her head usually lays.

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Meteor fireball crosses the sky over Alsace, France

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A "luminous ball" crossed the sky on Thursday evening over Alsace.

What is this thing ? Many witnesses were very astonished to see shortly after 8 p.m. a luminous mass moving at high speed in the sky.

For the professionals of the thing it is about a bolide, a meteorite which by penetrating the atmosphere, causes a strong luminous effect at very high speed.


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Meteor fireball over central Spain (Oct. 4)

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This fireball was recorded over Spain on 2021 October 4, at 23:12local time. It was produced by a fragment (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 86,000 km / h. The fireball began at a height of about 88 km over the east of the province of Ávila and ended at an altitude of around 45 km above the ground level over the center of the same province.

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing stations located at La Hita (Toledo), La Sagra (Granada), Galapagar (Madrid), Huelva, Sierra Nevada, and Seville. The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Meteor fireball over Granada, Spain (3 October)

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On 3 October 2021, at 21:41h local time, this stunning fireball was observed by a wide number of eyewitnesses over the south of Spain. This bolide was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from Comet D / 1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos) that hit the atmosphere at about 54,000 km / h. The fireball overflew the province of Granada (Andalusia).

It began over the east of that province at an altitude of about 81 km, moved northwest, and ended at a height of around 34 km over the north of the same province. This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from different meteor-observing stations located in Spain.

The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).21:41(local peninsular time) on October 3, this impressive ball of fire could be seen by crowds of people crossing the skies of the south and the center of the country.

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Meteor fireball turns night into day over Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming

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© K N.
We received 50 reports about a fireball seen over CO, NM and WY on Sunday, October 3rd 2021 around 10:33 UT.

For this event, we received 12 videos and 4 photos.



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New Comet P/2021 Q5 (ATLAS)

CBET 5029 & MPEC 2021-R98 , issued on 2021, September 06, announce the discovery of a new comet (magnitude ~17) on CCD images taken on August 29.6 UT with a 0.5-m f/2 Schmidt reflector at Haleakala, Hawaii, in the course of the "Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System" (ATLAS) search program. The new comet has been designated P/2021 Q5 (ATLAS).

Stacking of 58 unfiltered exposures, 30 seconds each, obtained remotely on 2021, September 03.1 from G18 (ALMO Observatory, Italy) through a 0.30-m f/4 reflector + CCD, shows that this object is a comet with a compact coma about 8" arcsec in diameter and a tail 10" long in PA 270 (Observers A. Valvasori & E. Guido).

Our confirmation image (click on the images for a bigger version; made with TYCHO software by D. Parrott)
Comet P/2021 Q5 (ATLAS)
© Remanzacco Blogspot

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Meteor fireball crosses cities in Minas Gerais and lights up Copacabana's sky in Brazil

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Sky watchers could see the luminous route of a celestial body that entered the Earth's atmosphere last night (29) and crossed four Brazilian cities. As recorded by the climate observation cameras of the Clima ao Vivo platform, a bolide - an object of unknown origin on a high-speed route - lit the skies of Itamonte, Varginha and Patos de Minas, in Minas Gerais, and could also be seen from Rio de January.

See the video record:


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NASA: 'At least 5 fireballs' reported over US

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There were reports of at least five fireballs over the U.S. last week.


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Meteor fireball seen over British Columbia and Washington on September 25th

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We received 5 reports about a fireball seen over British Columbia and WA on Saturday, September 25th 2021 around 09:11 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball seen over Germany on September 26th

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© Uwe B.
We received 12 reports about a fireball seen over Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Grand Est, Kamnik, Marche, Rheinland-Pfalz, Sachsen, Salzburg and Schwyz on Sunday, September 26th 2021 around 02:06 UT.

For this event, we received one video and 8 photos.