Over 100 report seeing large meteor fireball over Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia

© TravelLife/Shutterstock If you saw a fireball streak across the sky on Saturday evening you’re not alone.10TV received several reports from people in central Ohio who saw a bright meteor with a long trail across the sky. The American Meteor Society says it received more than 130 reports about the fireball, seen over Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It was likely a product of the South Taurid meteor shower. The shower is caused by leftover debris from Comet Encke. It’s not very active, you’re lucky to see five…

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Meteor shower or space junk? Geologists probe mystery of fireballs over Chile

© National Park Service When a barrage of fireballs recently rained down on Chile, many assumed it was a meteor shower and moved on. However, analysis has since dismissed that theory and experts are struggling to explain the unidentified falling objects. The mysterious, fiery phenomena crash-landed in seven locations in Dalcahue City on the Chilean island of Chiloé late last month. They sparked a flurry of blazes which firefighters had to scramble to extinguish. Initial news reports claimed that the fireballs were likely a meteor shower, however an analysis by…

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Meteor fireball widely reported over France

© American Meteor Society (screen capture)Observers map of AMS event 4940-2019 The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 246 reports about a meteor fireball seen over France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Île-de-France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) on Wednesday, October 9th 2019 around 17:47 UT. A video of the event (4940-2019) was uploaded to the AMS website. [embedded content] Two witnesses in Limousin sent La Montagne their testimonials yesterday morning: “I was with relatives in Haute-Corrèze, it lasted for 5…

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Pilots film stunning trail of ‘UFO’ as they fly over Mexico: Pentagon says it’s from a Trident missile launch

RTTue, 08 Oct 2019 20:57 UTC Missile… or something else? The crew of a passenger plane traveling to Mexico got a rare opportunity to witness a test-launch of a Trident nuclear missile as it flew over the Pacific Ocean. Unaware of what it was, they filmed the dramatic sight. A beautiful streak of light that exploded outward into a wide beam of white light turned out to be a Trident missile. In the footage, the crew can be heard saying ‘Wow,’ as they look out at the shooting star beside…

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Meteor fireball lights up sky across California

© Twitter/Courtesy of @AardwolfEssex California residents took to social media Monday night to report a glowing fireball across the night sky over multiple cities including Sacramento, Lynwood and San Diego. One social media user caught a video of the fireball shooting across the sky while he was driving. (See below) ​Although unclear, the object appears to fit the description of a fireball, which is a meteor that burns as brightly as the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky, according to the American Meteor Society. According to several reports,…

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Bright meteor fireball flies over northeastern Portugal

© SMART project On October 3, 2019, the SMART project captured yet another fireball; this time, it flew over northeastern Portugal: The meteor was reportedly generated from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 230,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 135 km over the northeast of Portugal, and ended at a height of around 96 km over southwest of that country. [embedded content] On the same day, The American Meteor Society received 18 reports of a meteor over the Netherlands. The increasing number of fireballs reported…

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Rare Daytime Sextantid meteor observed over Arizona

This weekend, NASA’s Network of All Sky Meteor Cameras captured a rare fireball–a “Daytime Sextantid.” Here it is disintegrating over Arizona just before sunrise on Saturday, Oct. 5th: Daytime Sextantids are so rarely seen that the American Meteor Society says “spotting any [Daytime Sextantid] activity would be a notable accomplishment.” Consider it noted. NASA cameras on Kitt Peak, Mount Lemmon, and Mount Hopkins caught the fireball in mid-flight, allowing a solid triangulation of its orbit and identification as a Daytime Sextantid. Daytime Sextantids are related to the Geminid meteors of…

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Meteor fireball (or two) blazes over Ireland – Also seen from Scotland and Wales

The fireball as seen from Galway, Ireland. The phone-camera’s lens is facing roughly north-northeast. The trajectory appears to be from west-northwest to east-southeast. Another big meteor fireball was seen a couple of nights ago, at around 9pm on October 4th, this time over Ireland and western parts of the UK. In fact, we’re not sure that it was one solitary object. Here’s footage of a fireball that was taken in Galway in the west of Ireland: The American Meteor Society received 19 reports of a fireball over Ireland, Scotland and…

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Slow-moving meteor fireball seen in the skies over Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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Meteor fireball seen soaring over São Paulo, Brazil

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Bright flash from meteor fireball captured on home surveillance camera in Denham Springs, Louisiana

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Daytime fireball meteor explodes over Queensland emitting a deafening sonic boom

The huge ball of fire was seen in the skies around 1.30pm on Tuesday in areas across Far North Queensland (pictured) An incredibly rare ‘daytime fireball’ meteor exploded in the sky above Far North Queensland on Tuesday. The ‘very bright flash of light’ was seen in the skies around 1.30pm spanning hundreds of kilometres around Cairns. It was followed by a sonic boom which left some locals wondering if there had been an earthquake. David Reneke who has been an astronomer for 50 years told Daily Mail Australia it was…

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Bright meteor fireball flies over the north of Spain

© YouTube/Meteors On September 27, 2019, the SMART projected recorded a bright meteor as it flew over the provinces of Segovia, Valladolid and Zamora, Spain: This fireball flew over the provinces of Segovia, Valladolid and Zamora on the night of September 27, at 22:40 local time. A rock from an asteroid at a speed of about 111 thousand kilometers per hour came into the earth’s atmosphere. The ball of fire advanced westward to end south of the province of Zamora. [embedded content] Source

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Meteor fireball widely reported over northern Germany

© American Meteor Society (screen capture) The American Meteor Society has received 157 reports about a meteor fireball seen over northern and eastern Germany on Friday, September 27th 2019 around 17:32 UT. A Twitter user from Ludwigsburg near Greifswald managed to photograph it over Greifswalder Bodden according to NDR.de. Some observers reported a greenish glowing ball of light with a tail that broke into three to four parts after three to five seconds. Earlier this month on September 12th a big bright meteor fireball was spotted over the Netherlands. Source

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Meteor fireball caught on camera flying across southern Victoria, Australia

© Catriona Ross A meteor has been caught on camera flying across regional Victoria. Catriona Ross was sitting with her family around a bonfire in Koroit, near Warrnambool, when her son Lachlan noticed the meteor. “I already had my camera open on my phone because I was taking photos of the bonfire so I zoomed it around,” Ross told 7NEWS.com.au. Ross said the meteor was bright but wasn’t travelling as fast as a regular meteor would. “It was amazing… it was quite clear,” Ross said. “The unusual thing was that…

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BEST OF THE WEB FLASHBACK: NASA chief: Risk of asteroid impact not being taken seriously, international cooperation needed to meet cosmic threat

© Adastra/Taxi/Getty Images Meteors that could destroy an entire U.S. state are a real threat to Earth, NASA’s chief warned on Monday. Speaking at the Planetary Defense Conference in Washington, D.C., NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine warned that the risk posed by meteor crashes was not being taken seriously. “This is not about Hollywood, this is not about movies, this is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know right now to host life,” he said. Bridenstine pointed to the meteorite that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in 2013,…

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In two days, meteor fireballs were reported in the northeast US

On September 17, 2019, The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 19 reports of a meteor flying over New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. AMS member ‘Ari K.’ snapped a picture of the fireball as it soared over Maryland: © Ari K. Another meteor was seen just two days later in New York and was captured on video by ‘J. Taddeo’: [embedded content] Source

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Meteor fireball brightens skies over southern California

© YouTube/lightvalve On September 17, 2019, the American Meteor Society (AMS) received 63 reports of a fireball seen over southern California. AMS members Alexander O. and Lightvalve recorded footage of the event: [embedded content] [embedded content] On September 15th, just two days prior, AMS member ‘Tina N.’ photographed a meteor as it flew over Cabazon, Calfornia, east of Los Angeles: © Tina N. Source

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Night sky illuminated by huge meteor fireball over London, England

© YouTube/ UK Meteor Observation Network It was previously reported that a large asteroid was approaching Earth. Its diameter is approximately 190 to 430 metres, making it twice as large as the famous Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. According to eyewitnesses, London has been illuminated by a meteor, with some of them managing to record the dramatic footage. [embedded content] Some of the witnesses were in Southeast London when they saw a flash in the sky. Those who saw this unusual phenomenon got on social media to discuss it. Source

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‘Fireball’ meteor lights up skies over Tasmania and Victoria

© Brodie MorganThe fireball is captured in mobile phone footage, taken in northern Tasmania. A fireball meteor — possibly as small as a tennis ball — has burst into the Earth’s atmosphere causing a flash of light and a sound “like thunder” over Tasmania and Victoria, causing some to fear the worst. The object flew across the horizon just before 8:30pm (AEST), with videos being shared by excited eyewitnesses in both states. Adrian from Mole Creek said he saw a vivid light and heard what “sounded like thunder”. “I was…

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Mysterious boom causes panic in Davidson, North Carolina

© myjournalcourier.com Families in a Davidson community are frightened after hearing a mysterious loud boom on Monday. The Davidson Police Department is investigating. “So I was putting her down for a nap and I swear it like shook our entire house,” Jacqueline Hawtin said. “I was scared.” This is normally a quiet neighborhood, but a loud mysterious boom sent people into a panic. “I called my husband,” Hawtin said. “I called my neighbor.” Hawtin hurried out the door with her young daughter, Harley. “I looked over here to make sure…

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Mysterious ‘loud bang’ heard in northern Scotland

© Thinkstock/Getty Images People have reported hearing the sound of a “loud bang” in the Highlands on Tuesday night. The noise was heard by people in and around Ullapool at about 20:00. British Geological Survey has ruled out an earthquake and the RAF said it was not a sonic boom caused by one of its jets. The UK Meteor Network said it was possible the sound was caused by a fireball, but it had received no reports of one from Scotland. It also said it was unconnected to meteors spotted…

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Striking photo captures moment meteor fireball flies over Sunderland, England

© Umit Inanc Resident Umit Inanc said he spotted the impressive space matter while having a cigarette outside of his home on Oldfield Close, Southwick, on Sunday, September 15. He said he looked up into the sky at around 10.10pm and saw the meteor flying through the sky. Umit said: “It was amazingI just went out for a cigarette and the next minute I saw it shooting across the sky. “I’m a bit into astronomy so I was 100% sure it was a meteor, which means it will dissolve before…

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Stunning meteor fireball captured in central Idaho sky

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Meteor fireball seen flying through the night sky in Parana, Brazil

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Meteor fireball streaks across the North Carolina sky

A car dashcam recorded a fireball streaking across the night sky in North Carolina. A car dashcam recorded a fireball streaking across the night sky in North Carolina. An ABC11 viewer recorded the video Thursday night while driving on Raleigh Road in Wilson toward Airport Boulevard. In the top right of the screen, a bright light can be seen entering the frame and streaking toward the horizon for about three seconds. According to the American Meteor Society, as many as 20 witnesses from South Carolina to Virginia reported seeing something…

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Double feature: Not one but TWO asteroids set to fly by Earth this weekend

© ESA via globalookpress.com NASA is brushing off any asteroid alarmism with assurances that Earth is under no immediate danger from incoming space rocks while revealing that two are set to pass our planet safely in the coming days. Asteroid 2010 C01, measuring roughly 400 to 850 feet (120 to 260 meters) in size, will fly by late on September 13, followed by 2000 QW7 at 950 to 2,100 feet (290 to 650 meters) in the early hours of September 14. “Both of these asteroids are passing at about 14…

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Big bright meteor fireball spotted in the Netherlands

On Thursday afternoon, September 12th, a large, bright meteor/fireball was spotted in the sky over northern parts of the Netherlands. It was seen around 14.50 above Langeoog, an East Frisian Island north of Germany. While most of the meteor appears to have burned up in the atmosphere, a piece as large as a “fist or a soccer ball” likely ended up in the North Sea. Media outlet Metro reports it must have been 50 to 100 km above the Earth when it appeared. One hundred eyewitnesses reported seeing the meteor/fireball.…

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Newly discovered interstellar object is heading our way

© Illustration: skeeze from Pixabay; inset: Reuters An amateur astronomer has discovered the second known visitor to our part of space from outside the solar system. Even more amazingly, he managed to spot it on approach, meaning we’ll have time to study it. Gennady Borisov of Crimea spotted the interstellar space rock on August 30. It has now been given the official name of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) by the Minor Planet Center. Thankfully, the rock poses no risk of colliding with the Earth and making us go the way of…

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