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Meteor fireball streaks across Australian skies - 06 Jul 2019
Social media is buzzing with reports of a meteor spotted over the South Coast on
On the Facebook group Australian Meteor Reports, administrator David Finlay said
the meteor was spotted about 9pm on July 5 and believed it had come to
ground somewhere in Victoria.
"I have reports of sonics from Forest Hill (Melbourne) to Mallacoota Vic. That's
a distance of 400km. I've never heard of sonics being reported so far apart," he
said in a Facebook post to the group.
Loud boom of unknown origin shakes homes in south Texas - 11 Jul 2019
Wilson County authorities said they began getting calls into dispatch reporting
the boom around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Sisters Bailey and Molly Runty were at home
in their home in Adkins when they heard it.
"We were just sitting in the room, and then we just heard it and then I started
freaking out," Bailey said.
The girls described the boom as being so huge that it shook their house
ANOTHER meteor fireball seen from across Florida - Second such event in two
weeks - 19 Jul 2019
Video of a bright meteor streaking across the sky came in to the WFLA newsroom
early Friday morning. WFLA viewer Rick Gallas was able to capture the video of
the meteor on his security cameras at 11:27 pm Thursday night. This is looking
east but he is not the only one who saw this meteor.
So, from reports I have gathered from this tweet:
https://twitter.com/wxreese/status/1152058533686448128?s=21 …, the “lightning”
strike detected near #Orlando could actually be the #meteor I saw around 11:30
PM July 18, 2019. Will be interesting to see if any video comes out of it in
coming day(s). #Florida
The American Meteor Society received 24 reports of this "fireball" last night.
While the exact cause or origin of the meteor will probably remain unknown, it
is possibly a meteor falling into the earth's atmosphere. Based on the 24
reports that came in, the trajectory of the meteor was determined by the AMS and
is displayed by the blue line below.
Boom heard, felt across four western Illinois counties - Remains mystery -
19 Jul 2019
Emergency and law enforcement agencies in Greene, Morgan, Scott and Pike
counties received numerous reports of a loud, explosion-like sound that shook
the ground and buildings about 1 p.m. Thursday.
"It sounded like a jet or something that blew up," Joe Harwick of White Hall
said. "It echoed for some time."
The boom was heard throughout Greene County and along the edge of Pike County.
It was heard as far east as Jacksonville and as north as Naples.
Mary Jane Steelman of White Hall said the boom shook her house.
Comet fragment or Indian rocket launch? Eerie light seen in the night sky from
all over eastern Australia - 22 Jul 2019
An astronomer has explained a strange, bright light that appeared in skies over
the Northern Territory and Queensland on Monday night, leaving hundreds of
Shauna Royes spotted the light over the Julia Creek caravan park in remote
north-west Queensland about 7.30pm on Monday night and put a call out to the ABC
North West Facebook page to figure out what it was.
"It was quite a bright, unusual light with a tail on it. It was travelling
north-east and we watched it for probably two or three minutes before it faded
"We had no idea what it was. It was really unusual."
Incredible Video Shows Meteor Fireball Streaking Across Canadian Sky - 24
A fireball as bright as the full moon streaked across the Canadian province of
Ontario early Wednesday (July 24), possibly throwing meteorites to Earth along
The flash of light from a beachball-size space rock was recorded by 10 all-sky
cameras deployed by Western University in London, Canada, and mounted across
southern Ontario and Quebec. While meteorites could have fallen in the Bancroft
area (about 3.5 hours northeast of Toronto), footage was captured as far away as
Montreal — about 260 miles (420 kilometers) east of Bancroft.
Suspected Meteorite Crashes Into Rice Field In India - 24 Jul 2019
Madhubani/Patna: Farmers working in a paddy field at a village in Madhubani
district were left shaken when a meteorite-like object weighing around 15kg fell
from the sky, leaving a crater at the spot where it crashed.
Madhubani DM Shirsat Kapil Ashok told TOI that the incident took place around
2.30pm on Monday. "Agriculture labourers working the paddy field where the
meteorite struck claimed that they saw a fireball-like object coming down from
the sky and made a deep crater where it hit the ground. The farmers also saw
smoke coming out from the spot in the water-filled agriculture field," Shirsat
Bright nighttime flash seen over the Big Island, Hawaii last week was a
meteor - 01 Aug 2019
A bright flash that illuminated the sky the night of July 24 was caused
by a rock, estimated to be between the size of a softball and basketball,
entering the Earth's atmosphere.
The University of Hawaii's Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System program
on Mauna Loa caught an image of the meteor that briefly lit the sky brighter
than a full moon.
According to a UH news release, the ATLAS program, located at the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility on Mauna Loa, searches for
hazardous asteroids, and its all-sky weather-monitoring camera captured an image
of the meteor during routine monitoring of the night sky.
Meteor Fireball Widely Reported Over US East Coast - 25 Jul 2019
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received over 360 reports about a meteor
fireball seen over Connecticut, CT, DE, Delaware, MA, Maine, Maryland,
Massachusetts, MD, ME, NC, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, NH, NJ, NY, PA,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, RI, VA, Vermont and VT on Thursday, July 25th 2019
around 03:04 UT.
Meteor fireball may have dropped meteorites in Ontario - 26 Jul 2019
A lime-green meteor as bright as the full Moon streaked across Canadian skies on
July 24th and may have delivered free samples from the asteroid belt.
"We suspect meteorites made it to the ground because the fireball ended very low
in the atmosphere just to the west of Bancroft and slowed down significantly.
This is a good indicator that material survived," said Peter Brown, a meteor and
comet researcher at Western University.
Meteor fireball seen by several Southeast US coastal residents - 27 Jul
On July 27, 2019, the American Meteor Society received 24 reports of a meteor
over Georgia, Maryland, North and South Carolina and Virginia. Jeff H. recorded
footage of the fireball on his doorbell camera:
'I thought it was Armageddon' - Perth residents stunned by early morning meteor
fireball - 30 Jul 2019
Early risers around the Perth metropolitan area were stunned by a bright green
light filling the night sky on Wednesday morning, but what looked like
Armageddon was most likely a meteor, according to a Perth Observatory staffer.
Bright meteor fireball lights up night sky in Almeria, Spain - 08 Aug
A ball of fire created by a rock from an asteroid lit up the sky over Almeria
when it entered the atmosphere at a speed of some 72,000 kilometres per hours
over the Mediterranean in front of the provincial coastline.
It was so bright it could be seen up to 400 kilometres away.
Flash of light seen in sky above southwest Victoria, Australia was meteor
falling to earth - 12 Aug 2019
Security camera footage of the bright light falling to earth was captured by
Tracey Reid's home CCTV in Horsham at 8.27pm, but it was seen and heard by
people in Hamilton and Portland.
Astronomical Society of Victoria president Russ Cockman said it was "definitely
a fireball meteor" based on its peak brightness and then the way it faded.
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Closer Than The Moon: 3 Giant Asteroids Whizz By Earth In One Day This Week
- 25 Jul 2019
The Earth has been spared from an apocalyptic scenario after three massive
asteroids zipped by our planet on Wednesday - with one of the giant space rocks
passing closer than the Moon.
With a diameter of up to 120 meters, asteroid 2019 OD soared past our planet
moving at roughly 43,000 miles per hour at a distance of 222,160 miles from
Earth, NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) said. The celestial
object capable of inflicting massive damage was closer to Earth than our
immediate satellite the Moon, which lies 238,900 miles away.
Asteroids 2019 OE and 2015 HM10 also zipped by Earth at a distance of 600,494
miles and 2,914,164 miles, respectively. NASA discovers an average of 30 Near-
Earth Objects (NEOs) every week - and the chances of a large NEO colliding with
Earth is astronomically small.
'City-Killer' Asteroid Bigger Than Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza Nearly Misses
Earth (Photo, Video) - 25.07.2019
An asteroid about 100 metres in diameter has become the largest known asteroid
to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year.
The newly discovered asteroid dubbed "2019 OK" flew by Earth at a distance of
just 70,000 kilometres (43,496 miles) at 11:22 a.m. on 25 July 2019. The
asteroid reportedly flew at a speed of about 24 kilometres a second.
According to NASA, the object is nearly two-times taller than the Great Pyramid
of Giza in Egypt and 2.7-times as tall as the Statue of Liberty in New York and
is also about 2.5-times taller than Big Ben in London.
Spectacular Delta Aquariids meteor shower set to light up skies tonight - 28
A Meteor Just Exploded On Jupiter, And A Photographer Actually Caught It On
Video - 8 Aug. 2019
On 7 August 2019, at 4:07 UTC, Ethan Chappel in Texas caught the incredibly rare
sight on camera.
"Imaged Jupiter tonight," he wrote on Twitter. "Looks awfully like an impact
flash in the [southern equatorial belt]."
Another asteroid impact on Jupiter as astronomers capture footage of flash -
08 Aug 2019
Texas astrophotographer Ethan Chappel captured the incredible sight while he was
filming the planet, and said the event on Jupiter's southern equatorial belt
"looks awfully like an impact flash." A bright spot can be seen appearing out of
nowhere before it quickly fades away.
The impact may have left a scar that could be picked up by the Jupiter probe
Juno or other instruments.
Comment: It's not "extremely rare." It's not even "rare."
It USED to be, before 1994, when Comet Shoemaker-Levy broke up and impacted
Since then, comets/asteroids have been observed hitting Jupiter on a number of
Notably, this most recent one occurred almost 25 years to the day that
Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter in mid-1994.
- 26 May 2017: New impact flash seen on Jupiter
- 10 Sept 2012: Jupiter Swallows an Asteroid - or a Comet?
- 3 June 2010 + 20 August 2010: Fireballs Light Up Jupiter
- 19 July 2009: Jupiter Scar Likely from Rocky Body
Meteor the Size of Earth Just Exploded on Jupiter (Video) - 09.08.2019
The event, if formally confirmed, is the seventh witnessed impact on Jupiter
after the famed SL9, or Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, similarly hit the gas titan in
1994, with the response of the planet’s surface later being studied with zeal by
Astronomers and avid space observers have recently caught a glimpse of something
stunning indeed, as they recorded a brief bright flash penetrating the surface
of Jupiter and triggering excitement over a possible meteor impact that occurred
on Wednesday, 7 August.
The newly registered flash is certainly a remarkable sight due to its size
equalling that of planet Earth, which has only 1/11th the diameter and 1/300th
the mass of Jupiter. In light of the apparent huge mass of explosive energy
released during the collision, this would make the seventh recorded impact on
Jupiter since Shoemaker-Levy, the website Sky and Telescope's Bob King alleged.
The news comes amid a recent scare caused by reports of
hordes of mammoth space rocks travelling in Earth’s direction and fuelling
scientific interest as well as concerns over the so-called "potentially
Perseids meteor shower to peak Monday night with stunning FIREBALL displays
- 12 Aug 2019
Widely seen as one of the most entertaining celestial events of the year, the
Perseids meteor shower is caused by meteoroids from the debris trail of the
Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle which orbits the sun once every 133 years.
For those who can't make it outside, NASA is running a live camera feed from
Alabama starting around 6pm PT on August 12 as is the Virtual Telescope Project
in Europe from 3pm PT.
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