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16 October 2013: NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network captured 15 fireballs over U.S. in one night!

Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on Spaceweather.com.

On Oct. 16, 2013, the network detected 15 fireballs. (12 sporadics, 1 chi Taurid, 1 southern Taurid, 1 Orionid)
All Sky Fireball Network
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In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point--Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue). [Larger image] [movies]


Russian divers recover half-tonne meteorite from lake

Divers have recovered part of a meteorite, weighing 570 kilograms, which exploded in Chelyabinsk, Russia earlier this year.

The fragment is the largest to be retrieved so far following the Chelyabinsk meteorite that exploded over the southern Urals city on February 15.

Pieces of the meteorite - the largest recorded strike in more than a century - crashed to the bottom of Lake Chebarkul in Russia's Chelyabinsk region.

Divers searched for the fragments in the lake for two months before finding the meteorite chunk.

"It is beautiful, its gorgeous," said Nikolai Mizulin, director of the dive company that retrieved the 570 kilogram piece of rock.

More than 1,600 people were injured by the shock wave explosion as the meteor landed.

The force of the shock wave was estimated to be as strong as 20 Hiroshima atom bombs

The dramatic footage of the meteorite falling to earth was filmed by witnesses.

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Dramatic meteor streak over Maryland

© Corbis
A rash of reports came in about 8 p.m. Monday of a giant meteor shooting through the sky over Maryland, according to The Washington Post.

Witnesses said on social media that the meteor was in the northeast sky traveling eastward.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) reported:
Over 63 (so far) witnesses reporteda large fireball over Lancaster County last night (10/14) around 8:25 PM local EDT (0:25 on 10/15 UT.) The fireball was seen from primarily Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia but witnesses from Washington DC, Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania also reported seeing the fireball.
We are currently investigating more reports about this event.

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Fireball meteor lights up aurora display over Scotland

© Byron Griffiths
Byron Griffiths captured this shot from the eastern side of the Isle of Lewis.
A display of the Northern Lights over the Highlands and Islands of Scotland has been lit up by a fireball meteor.

Images of the aurora borealis were captured in clear skies on Monday night, including along the west coast and in the Western Isles.

The Northern Lights are generated when particle streams from the sun collide with atoms high up in the atmosphere.

Byron Griffiths, who lives on the Isle of Lewis, took one shot of the fireball as it fell through the sky.

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Meteor Alert - Several larger meteor events expected! NEO Asteroids close approaches October 2013

Meteor Alert: Several larger meteor events and increased meteor activity expected! - Through the end of OCT2013! Get out and watch and HAVE your security/allsky cameras ON!

BUT WAIT and see what will happen in November 2013!!!
- LunarMeteoriteHunter...Tokyo

NEO Asteroids Close Approaches October 2013

8 known NEOs with an LD of 10 or less. Several more are expected to be discovered this month!
2013 SU24, 2013 SC21, 2013 TQ4, 2013 TO4 2013 TR12, 2013 TX68, 2013 TT5, 2013 TM127

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Brilliant fireball seen over most of Western Australia 14 October 2013

A brilliant meteor seen over most of Western Australia about 7pm yesterday was unusual, but not unexpected, according to Guardian astronomy expert Dave Reneke. Mr Reneke said to expect an intense period of meteor activity over the next week or so, with the 'Orionids' meteor shower.

Comment: The Orionids are certainly on their way, though this 'meteor' was seen over most of Western Australia, which doesn't sound like just a part of the Orionids' meteor activity.

"The Orionids are one of the better showers of the year and are well known to produce 'fireballs,' slow-moving meteors that are actually on fire, producing a variety of colours and long, extended tails," he said. "It was more than likely the cause of the one spotted early last night.

"Once seen, these objects are seldom forgotten!" Mr Reneke said a meteor shower occurred when the Earth passed through the tail of a comet that came by years before. "When the Earth intercepts a debris stream, individual particles travel through the earth's atmosphere and start to burn up," he said.

"This time we are passing through the tail of Halley's Comet that came by in 1986.

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Spectacular Meteor 12 October 2013 Saitama, Japan

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© Saitama Allsky Video Capture / Credit- ts007
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Fireball sightings reported over DC area Monday night

Washington - Did you see a flash in the sky tonight?

Multiple reports came into the WTOP newsroom Monday night about a fireball in the area. One listener traveling eastbound on Interstate 66 toward the Route 7 exit said they saw one headed northbound.

Fox 5's Greg Redfern and WTOP's space expert said he and another person saw a bright fireball to the northeast around 8:25 p.m. Redfern says the fireball appeared white to him while another said it was red.

It was moving downward and was "bright as tonight's moon" said Redfern. While he says his view was partially blocked by trees, he says it was a good one.

So far there have been more than 30 reports of fireball sightings to the American Meteor Society, seen as far north as New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and other northeastern areas.

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Huge daytime fireball frightens people in Venezuela and Colombia, 5 October 2013

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, at around 6:30 PM, a huge firewall struck over Venezuela and Colombia scaring inhabitants from San Cristobal, Tachira and Cucuta in Colombia.

Draconids Meteor over Colombia and Venezuela – October 2013
It was probably a draconid meteor or fireball. The yellow incandescent material had a long white tail during its fall.

Fireball Over Colombia and Venezuela october 2013
Here some pictures of the sightings collected from the web

Meteor explosion colombia and venezuela 2013


Signs of change in the last week of September 2013

The events around the world have been unprecedented over the last few weeks. Some of the most dramatic and unbelievable footage I've ever seen from events that took place in the past week or so. Please use these videos for awareness to these ongoing extremes that seem to be getting worse each week. Prepare for disasters in your area! You're no different than others that are already dealing with them and most were not ready...

In just a couple of weeks we saw a devastating typhoon hit Japan and China, a 'one-in-one-thousand-years' flood hit Colorado, record rainfall in Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, Brazil, and India, fireballs turning night into day over Canada and the US, a powerful tornado in Sao Paulo, a 7.7 earthquake in Pakistan that formed a new island in the ocean, followed just 4 days later by 7.2 in the same region, a 7.0 earthquake in Peru, a daytime fireball in Alabama...these are just some of the highlights from the last week of another crazy month on planet Earth!

Thanks for watching here and stay safe!