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Reports of meteor fireball seen over Aberdeen, Scotland

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A number of people have reported seeing what they believe to be a meteor over the north-east.

According to the Aberdeen Astronomical Society "a bright light" was seen in the sky above the Bucksburn area shortly before 6am this morning.

A number of other witnesses, including people from Ellon, Montrose and even Northumberland reported seeing the object.

One eyewitness told the page how they had seen a "single stream that broke up to numerous little flares".

Comment: The event was also witnessed from across the North Sea in Denmark and the Netherlands according to the American Meteor Society.

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Eerie green meteor fireball turns night into day over Tucson, Arizona

Meteor fireball over Arizona
© YouTube/S Paris (screen capture)
If you looked up at the sky early Wednesday morning, you may have noticed something spectacular. And it definitely wasn't a bird or a plane.

On Wednesday, YouTuber S Paris captured an object zooming through the sky on his dashcam at around 5:30 a.m. In the video's description, S Paris believes the object that came down is a meteor.

With the sun still down, the video showcased a clear visual of the meteor flying through the sky.

According to YouTuber, the video was captured on the southeast side of Tucson.


Two meteor fireballs sighted across the skies of Spain's Andalucia - 3 in 4 days

Two large fireballs were seen shooting across the sky during the night of February 18 and 19. They could be observed from different points of the Andalucían provinces of Almería, Granada and Seville.

The meteor detection station Calar Alto (CAHA) reported that two large balls of fire were observed shooting across the sky in the early hours of the morning of February 18 and 19.

The first one was detected by the CAHA observation station in Almería, but because of the weather conditions (cloudy night skies), the trajectory could not be calculated nor could more information be collected.

The second fireball, observed on February 19, could just as the first one be observed by the Almería observatory, but also by the observatories in Sierra Nevada (Granada) and Seville.

Comment: Four nights later saw yet another: Bright meteor filmed over Andalusia, Spain

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Bright meteor filmed over Andalusia, Spain

Meteor over Spain
© YouTube/Meteors (screen capture)
On Feb. 23, at around 0:22 local time, numerous casual eyewitnesses saw a beautiful and bright meteor over the south of Spain. It was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 43,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 70 km over Almería (Andalusia), and ended at a height of around 29 km over the Mediterranean Sea.

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 Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), and Sevilla. 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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A falling meteor fireball caught on camera in Russia's Karelia

The natural phenomenon occurred at 4:35 local time and lasted for about six seconds.
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A falling meteor was caught on a CCTV camera in the Segezhsky district of the Russian Republic of Karelia.

The footage shows a meteor falling at a high speed in the skies above a populated area before a bright flash occurs.

The fall of the meteor happened early in the morning and lasted for about six seconds. Eyewitnesses say that the meteor landed with a loud bang.

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Bolide lights up night sky over Dominican Republic

Bolide over Dominican Republic
© YouTube/Frankie Lucena (screen capture)
On Feb. 21st, a small space rock hit Earth's atmosphere and exploded over the Caribbean. Although the impact did not occur directly over Puerto Rico, cameras there had no trouble seeing the explosion. Frankie Lucena recorded this footage from Cabo Rojo, PR:

"The sky lit up brightly when the meteor hit," says Lucena. "The flash came from the direction of the Dominican Republic."

Indeed, he continues, "the GOES16 Group Energy Density image shows that it exploded over the Dominican Republic at 07:30 UTC (Feb. 21st):

Comment: On January 17 a meteor fireball blazed over nearby Puerto Rico in broad daylight.

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Miami Beach impact crater totally ignored by main stream science

If you seek an indication that something is terribly wrong with science look no further. In 2012 brave citizen of Miami Cory Boehne noted that just south of the Port of Miami ship channel, less than two miles from downtown Miami Beach in 30′ of water, was the unmistakable signature of a cosmic collision: A multi-ringed impact complex crater with a central peak.
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Cool. At best it is an easily accessible opportunity for complex crater research. So much easier than Greenland or the Moon.

Or, at worst, a chance to demonstrate geological forces other than impact are crafty, and conspire to produce "pseudo-craters" in order to fool pajama scientists like the Tusk.

So what do you think was the response from the scientific "community" to these compelling images? Crickets. Not a word.

Despite what appears to be a sincere attempt to bring some attention to the amazing find, and another wonderful effort by astronomer Charles P.T. O'Dale, as far as I can tell, the community of academic and research scientists in Florida and elsewhere could not get up the gas money to take a boat out there.

See if you can find a single published paper.

Yet again we learn the lesson: The closer the subject hits to home, the more verboten it becomes.

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Huge meteor fireball filmed exploding over Alberta ski resort - 2nd for the province in 10 days

© sunshinevillage
A ski resort in Banff National Park captured a massive fireball meteor burning through the sky early in the morning on Wednesday, February 19. Sunshine Village's IT team checked on their Jackrabbit chairlift camera after hearing reports of an Alberta meteor sighting. As revealed by the time mark on the footage, at around 12:16 a.m, a giant exploding meteor ripped through the sky in the north-east direction.

This isn't the first time this month that Albertans caught a fireball exploding across the sky.

Calgarians witnessed a dazzling fireball flying across the sky on Saturday, February 9, leading locals to go on social media to react to this unusual sighting in the sky.

We might have missed this week's astronomical phenomena altogether had it not been for the Jackrabbit camera situated on the ski hill's chairlift.

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Videos show meteor fireball exploding over central Mexico

Mexico meteor fireball
© webcamsdemexico.com
A meteor fireball has been reported over the State of Mexico, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Michoacán and Mexico City.

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Meteor fireball captured on camera over eastern England

Meteor fireball over eastern England
© Mark Page
The meteor was caught on camera
People in Lincolnshire were left amazed after a meteor was spotted streaking across the night sky in Lincolnshire.

The meteor was spotted by people across the county and even seen as far away as London.

The UK Meteor Network, which tracks the phenomenon in the UK, said it had received 21 reports of the fireball from people living across five counties at 9.52pm last night, Sunday, February 16.

Comment: The American Meteor Society has over 80 reports of the meteor fireball from all over the UK and even from the Netherlands.

The fireball was seen travelling from North to South and cast a bright light which motorist Mark Page, from Sleaford, caught the fireball on his dashcam while he was driving through the town last night.

Comment: Over the past month two other large meteor fireballs have been recorded over England: