Meteor fireball caught on camera exploding over the sky of Sannine, Lebanon

It’s claimed to be one of the biggest ever recorded in the Middle East, and the scene is splendid! Nizar Samir Al Murr was in his car driving through the snowy roads of Mount Sannine when his built-in car camera caught the moment in which a falling meteor passed by the skies of the Sannine mountain. Shocked as anyone, it is evident in the video that he did not expect to see the rocky body casually flying in the sky of Lebanon and exploding in colorful lights. A “what is…

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Huge meteor fireball spotted in skies over Cornwall, UK

Huge fireball filmed over Bude, north Cornwall A huge fireball has been spotted in the skies over north Cornwall and the video is a must-watch! Chris Small from Ocean and Earth Photography managed to catch the phenomenon on camera at Bude. Now the photographer has released this incredible timelapse video. If you watch one video all day – make it this one! [embedded content] © Chris Small/Ocean and Earth PhotographyBolide meteor over Bude “An enormous fireball explodes through the sky above Bude in Cornwall two nights ago (21st January, 11:24pm).…

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Asteroid fireball explodes over the Great Lakes

© illustration PX FuelThe asteroid landed in Lake Huron on Tuesday. The shattered remains of an asteroid now lie on the floor of one of North America’s Great Lakes after travelling from beyond Mars to rain down on Earth in a blaze of fire. Numerous eyewitnesses reported seeing the raging fireball streak across the sky on Tuesday night and experts calculate that it travelled nearly half a billion kilometers before coming to rest in its watery grave on the floor of Lake Huron. Meteor scientist Peter Brown reported that the…

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Blazing blue meteor turns night into day over Israel

Driver says he was ‘left speechless’ by power and beauty of sight; Israeli Astronomical Association says dozens of sightings also reported from Lebanon and Cyprus Meteor fireball over highway A large meteor lit up the night sky over Israel with a blue flash so bright it was seen in neighboring Lebanon and Cyprus. One witness was driving along Route 6 on Tuesday evening when suddenly he saw a blue ball flash through the sky. He later discovered his dashboard camera had captured the sight. The man, who identified himself as…

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Meteor fireball spotted over Huron County, Ontario

© @pgbrown / TwitterA fireball spotted over Kintail, Ont. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 is seen in this image from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Collingwood Observatory. What’s believed to be a meteor lit up the skies over Huron County Tuesday night. An observatory at Western University captured the fireball heading from Brussels towards Kintail around 9 p.m. Researchers say they suspect it was a collection of small meteorites, about the size of a softball, that likely landed in Lake Huron. It happened so fast, no people have reported…

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Mysterious fireball flies across sky before disappearing over Southampton, UK

Mysterious ‘fireball’ flies across Southampton sky before disappearing A MYSTERIOUS object was seen flying across Southampton before “bursting into flames” and plummeting to the ground. Residents watched in shock as an unidentified object with a twisted vapour trail began to pass over the city, before it caught fire and suddenly began to fall to the ground. This happened at around 4.45pm on Saturday January 18, and the object was seen to be travelling towards the Weston Shore, but was believed to be around “20 to 30 miles away”. Kev Brophy,…

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Did a meteorite start a fire and leave a small crater in Florida?

© ABC NewsA small crater at the site of a small fire is prompting questions A ball of fire, then a small crater left behind. The owners tell us something had to hit the fence; something had to have been hot enough to set a patch of trees on fire and burn the siding of a nearby building. The question now, what was it? That is the mystery some people who live on Holmes Beach are trying to solve. “All of a sudden fire started, and nobody knows why,” Carol…

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Meteor fireball filmed over Sarasota, Florida

Did you see the fireball that lit up the Suncoast sky? Dozens of people, including ABC7′s Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrigan, saw an apparent meteor last night. Shortly before midnight on Thursday, January 16, Gail tells ABC7 she saw a huge fireball streak across the sky. She was watching TV, facing her backdoor, when she saw what looked like a comet with a tail going horizontally through the sky. She says, “It was AWESOME!” ABC7 posted about it on Facebook to see if anyone got video and, as it happens, Jackie…

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Hurricanes, earthquakes and now a daytime meteor: Fireball blazes over Puerto Rico in broad daylight

© porlosmares / instagram The US territory has been jolted by a series of powerful tremors since the beginning of this year. The island has also been recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria that ravaged the territory in 2017. Citizens of Puerto Rico have taken to social media platforms to share photos and videos of an unusual celestial phenomenon they witnessed on Friday afternoon. In the media posts, a meteor-like fireball was seen swiftly flashing through a blue cloudless sky before disappearing moments later. National Weather Service satellites also…

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Meteor fireball illuminates night sky in Pozan, Poland

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‘Green flash’ seen in Fort Collins, Colorado night sky likely a meteor

© Fort Collins Coloradoan (file photo) Did you see something unusual streaking across the night sky Friday night? No, I’m not talking about a drone. At least, I don’t think I am. Regardless, there’s no need to have a “let’s storm Area 51” moment just yet. Any unusual sightings were likely activity from a Quadrantid meteor shower that peaked late Friday night over Northern Colorado. Coloradoan reader Krista Vance tipped us off to a bright green ball of light she said she and her 15-year-old daughter Olivia saw streak across…

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Meteor fireball spotted over Ottawa – Gatineau, Canada

© Sandy MacPherson Several people say they spotted what’s been described as a bright ball of light whizzing across the sky over Ottawa-Gatineau late Sunday night. Jason Jones and his wife were driving alongside the Gatineau River near Cantley, Que., just north of Gatineau, when they spotted the object. “The two big things were the diameter and the brightness,” Jones said Monday morning. “It was clearly as bright as Venus or the moon … and instead of a pinpoint of light with a tail, it was a sphere with a…

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Rooftop cameras capture another meteor fireball over Madison, Wisconsin

Rooftop cameras in Madison, Wis. have captured yet another meteor soaring through the nighttime sky. [embedded content] The meteor was seen falling in the skies west of Madison on Tuesday, according to the AOSSRooftopCameras Youtube channel. This is not the first time these cameras have captured such a sight. In November , another meteor was spotted on the north-facing cameras. This time of year is known for the Quadrantids, which have the potential to be the best meteor shower of the year, according to the American Meteor Society. Most of…

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Meteor believed to have caused loud boom, flash of light in Saratoga County, New York

© George Varros and Dr. Peter Jenniskens/NASA/Getty Images As many people search for answers after hearing a loud explosion accompanied by a green flash in the sky, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said he now believes it may have been a meteor. “It sounds exactly like a fireball report. They can surprise people. We can’t always predict them,” said Dr. Valerie Rapson, director of the Dudley Observatory at Siena College and has her PhD in Astrophysics. She said as soon as she heard the reports meteor came to mind. She…

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Doorbell camera captures meteor fireball streaking over Saskatoon, Canada

© YouTube/Saskatoon StarPhoenix (screen capture) A Saskatoon man got quite the sight this weekend. Adam Frank spotted a meteor blazing across the night sky late Saturday night. His doorbell camera also caught the spectacle from the front of his Hampton Village home. Sky-watchers will want to keep their eyes peeled for the next few nights, as we are in the midst of the Quadrantids meteor shower, which typically runs from the end of December to about mid-January. [embedded content] Source

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Spectacular meteor breaks up over Pacific island of Guam

A fireball which blazed through the night sky, falling apart in a fireworks display and dazzling the residents of Guam, was captured in multiple astounding videos, triggering disputes over its origins. Hundreds of people witnessed the mysterious ball which was seen darting across the sky in the US territory, Guam in the western Pacific on Friday night, some capturing spectacular pictures and videos of the spectacle. The unusual event triggered heated debates over the origins of the bright object that apparently fell apart and burned up in the atmosphere. While…

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Meteor fireball flying through sky caught on doorbell camera in Hamden, Connecticut

A possible meteor streaking across the sky was caught on a doorbell camera in Hamden. Annette says her Ring doorbell camera caught a video around 5:30 a.m. Sunday of a meteor. © WTNH NASA posted about the Geminid meteor shower Saturday night, encouraging everyone to look up at “a bright & brilliant cosmic show…now playing in a sky near you!” Source

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Dashcam captures meteor fireball over Greenville County, South Carolina

© WYFF It’s not every day you see a meteor flash through the sky. It’s even more rare to capture the event on video. A WYFF News 4 viewer likely did just that recently. uLocal Carolinas member Jeff Bott captured his video Thursday morning. uLocal Carolinas is WYFF News 4’s Facebook group where members post pictures and videos of cool and beautiful images. Bott said he was driving on Emily Lane, south of the Southern Connector (County Rd. 316,) in Greenville County at 4:40 a.m. when his dashcam captured a…

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Loud boom shakes houses, damages window in San Juan Islands, Washington

Tuesday night, December 3 at 11:33 p.m. there was a very loud boom that shook houses in the Yacht Haven, Roche Harbor area of San Juan Island. People reported hearing the sound in Friday Harbor and in the Pear Point area. A resident living in the center of the island near the Beaverton Valley Rock posted this photo on Facebook showing damage he says was caused by the boom. © Via Facebook After receiving a call about the sound, San Juan Island Sheriff’s Dispatch sent a patrol car out to…

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NASA announces two asteroids will pass by Earth on Christmas and the day after

© CCO NASA announced that two asteroids will be passing by Earth on Christmas Day and the day after. Thankfully, the chances of either asteroid colliding with the planet are extremely low. The first asteroid, named 2019 YB1, will pass by earth on Christmas Day at around 11:41 GMT, Mirror reported. The space object is estimated to have a diameter of between 13 and 28 meters or around three times bigger than a London bus. At its nearest point, the asteroid will be 993,000 miles from Earth. However, NASA still…

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2017 meteor over Australia was a rare ‘grazing fireball’

© arXiv:1912.01895 [astro-ph.EP]Long exposure images of event DN170707_01. The event lasted over 90 seconds and spanned four 30 second exposures (A, B, C, D). The fireball was first observed at 85 km altitude, reached as low as 58 km, and then was visible until 86 km before escaping the Earth’s atmosphere. The initial velocity was 16.1 km s−1 , and the exit velocity after passing through the atmosphere was about 14.6 km s−1 . The images are all oriented so that the fireball travels from left to right (west to…

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Asteroid to fly past Earth on Friday the 13th

© CCO NASA has been monitoring an asteroid which maintains an orbit around various bodies in the solar system and consistently passes through Earth’s orbit with the sun. 13 near-Earth objects in total are expected to fly past Earth in December of this year. Earth is set to have a close encounter with an enormous asteroid which is set to fly nearby Earth on Friday at a speed of almost 18,000 miles an hour (more than 28,000 km/h), according to NASA. The upcoming pass-by is estimated to happen on 8:25…

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Near-Earth asteroid numbers grow

© SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY – ANDRZEJ/GETTY IMAGESIt looks like being a busy end to 2019 for asteroid watchers. People using telescopes to stare at the night sky on December 20 or 26 might see a distant light traversing the heavens, but proclaiming it as a harbinger of a New Testament rerun would be unwise. The European Space Agency’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre advises that on neither night will the Star of Bethlehem be visible, but an asteroid very likely will be. On December 20 a 300-metre-wide rock known as (216258)…

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Bright meteor fireball reported over Phoenix, Arizona

© Twitter/Lucille Le Corre (screen capture) By now, we all know, it didn’t really happen unless it’s confirmed via social media. And that’s what was happening Friday night, as numerous Twitter posts surfaced from people who said they saw a bright light streak across the nighttime sky over Phoenix sometime around 9:30 p.m. The posts described the sight as a green streak or light, possibly a large meteor or “shooting star,” but definitely more than a quick flash that such a phenomenon usually produces. The Arizona Republic could not immediately…

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Video shows stunning meteor fireball light up sky over Houston, Texas

© Hunter Moliver“I thought it was one of the most incredible things I have ever seen in the sky over Houston! The blue flash and the long tail were magnificent.” – Hunter Moliver Reports of fireballs flashing through the night sky have steadily increased since 2006, according to data from the American Meteor Society. Sometimes referred to as “shooting stars,” fireballs, which are very bright, fast-moving meteors that appear to streak across the sky leaving behind a luminescent trail, are tracked by the organization, which encourages and promotes interest in…

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Bright meteor fireball streaks through night sky over Alabama

© NWS Birmingham The National Weather Service’s cameras captured a bright meteor streaking through the night sky in central Alabama. The NWS tweeted it has received multiple reports of a “vivid and long-lasting meteor/fireball” around 7:25 p.m. Wednesday night. The video was taken at the Shelby County Airport. If you missed tonight’s shooting star, don’t worry. You’ll have another chance this month when the Geminids meteor shower peaks overnight from Dec. 14-15. You can see the video below. Comment: Meanwhile the American Meteor Society (AMS) received 150 reports of a…

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ANOTHER large asteroid, discovered last week, to make Earth fly-by on Friday

© European Space agencyAIM and Didymos binary An asteroid as big as the Egyptian pyramids is zooming towards Earth and will squeeze past us on Friday – if it doesn’t smash on to our home planet’s surface. Named 2019 WR3, NASA expects the space rock to make a “close approach” to Earth later this week. The space agency has classified the asteroid as a “near-Earth object (NEO)” which means its orbit brings it very close – in cosmic terms – to Earth. The asteroid was first spotted late last week.…

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BEST OF THE WEB: Astronomers suspect 2016 meteor fireball event in Australia was caused by asteroid that had been ‘captured’ by Earth’s gravity

© GettyBoth space rocks detected recently could cause major damage if they crashed into our planet Humans have good reason to fear comets, asteroids and other massive space objects. Now we’d like to add ‘mini-moons’ to the list of heavenly bodies we should be worried about. Scientists have claimed our planet was recently hit by one of these mysterious rocks, which exploded in a gigantic fireball. A mini-moon is an object which becomes entangled in Earth’s orbit as it’s zooming through space. It will either whirl around the planet harmlessly…

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