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03 August 2016

New Sun-grazing Comet visible on SOHO/LASCO C3

New Sun-grazing Comet visible on SOHO/LASCO C3.

Imagery from the LASCO C3 instrument on-board SOHO (solar-observing spacecraft) shows a new Sun-grazing Comet appear in the bottom-right quadrant of the imagery - becoming visible at ± 07:30Z on Tuesday 2nd August 2016. The new Comet has begun to brighten significantly since 00:00Z today, (WED-03-AUG-2016).
The official SOHO imagery page has movies and still images available to view and/or download.
According to the latest available (as of 4-JUL-2016) data from NASA Horizons system, the SOHO spacecraft observes the Sun at a distance of ± 1.04E+06/1,035,144 miles from Earth; which is equivalent to 4.333 LD.
Credit- EISSCO
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Latitude(degree)Longitude(degree)- 19.2N 145.2E
Depth - 260Km
Magnitude - 7.6
Region Name - Mariana Islands

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Initial Sighting Reports-
27JUL2016 Wendy Mundell Salt Lake city, utah 10:35pm MST 35 secs West to East Yellow, white, no sound Medium Yes Coming home it looked like a slow moving bunch of comets crossing the sky

07/27/2016 Shawn Gierman Hurricane 22:43 Mountain Time >40 secs West to East Facing North Bright green and orange and little blue Moon Yes WOW

27July2016 Dennis Toevs Paso Robles, CA, USA 9:40 PM 20-30 secs N-E, Left to Right, facing North Yellow to red Sun broke apart into 2 pieces Suddenly appeared bright yellow and fell North to East changing colors as it fell to red breaking apart. Disappeared behind the hill from our house. I didn't hear any sounds.

07/27/2016 Jane R. RENO 21:35 20sec SE-NE White/Yellow Moon Venus Yes, at least 2 fragement Low angle very bright wide tail

7/27/16 Jodie Williams canyon country pacific 9:45 pm 10-20 nw to se left to right facing north east white no sound moon 2 parts small and large then large split in two headed down on about a 15deg angle

27JUL2016 Dockimble Riverbank, CA, USA 95367 Pacific 2140 PM 10 - 15 seconds From the south traveling east Bright white changing to yellow as it broke up Same as ISS yesterday -3.7 Yes Very large fireball

27JUL2016 Russell San Luis Obispo, CA, USA 9:38 PM PDST 12 sec W->E or W->NE yellowish-white object with orangeish-white long tail like a meteor but large, with tail more persistent and more orange seemed pretty unfragmented over visible arc of sky until it passed over hills @ NE initially noticed at ~350º, travelling to ~70º bearing; pretty flat trajectory, suggesting space junk re-entry; speed seemed very slow compared to meteor

27July2016 Joe roseville ~9:42 PM PDT 25 seconds started south sky moved to east white with silver and gold tail brighter than any star, looked bright like plane with landing lights split into two red lights and tail faded out near horizon unique movement through the sky. It dropped out of view behind houses but I regained site after moving between houses to see horizon

27JUL2016 CHRISTOPHER MILLER Walnut Creek, CA, California, USA 2138 PST 20 seconds SW to NE Bright WHite Ball split into twoduring observation as bright as moon one ball split into two lost sight as it passed behind Mt, Diablo sighted during drive southbound on hwy 680 south of walnut creek hwy 24 intterchange

07/27/2016 Dean San Francisco, Ca. 9:35PM 30 Sec S White moon no dark clear sky, long horizontal path NW to SE very bright, slow moving, 30 sec

07-27-2016 Virginia Demke Wrightwood California USA 9:40 PM 15-20 seconds South blue, red and yellow Between Moon and Venus brightness yes I was looking out my second story window North when I saw 2 large fireballs and a few scattered pieces fly in a Southern direction.

07/27/16 M. Morosin San Jose, CA, USA 9pm 10 seconds West to East Orange - No sound brighter than the moon at one point a fragment appeared round shape, fireball

27Jul2016 Elohir Modesto, CA 2135 20-30 See heading to east horizon Bright light heading long tail, deep rumble heard Almost as bright as moon Broke into two pieces and faded Very large

27-2016 july peter griffin south California 9:40 something 1min right orange/red moon ya no

27July2016 Eryck Riverside, California, U.S. Pacific 9:36~ PM Noticed it for about 5seconds Location was North, moving west to east White, didnt hear anything was driving Brighter than any star outside Looked like one piece initially then split into two Had a white streak behind it

27JUL2016 Greg Olmsted Pilot Hill, CA, USA appx 2140 PST +/- 20 seconds I was facing south, travel was roughly W-E, possibly SW-NE yellow/orange, no sound from my vantage point Initially as bright as a star, but was constantly fading. Yes, there was fragmentation. This was by far the largest meteor that I have ever seen; If you will consider the moon to be the size of a softball, I would say this was the size of a ping pong ball, with a bright tail and large sparks occasionally falling off of it. It started out as bright as a bright star, and faded to the brightness of an ember before i lost it. I have no way to accurately guess how far south it was from me. It could have been 5 miles or 500 miles.

27Jul2016 Matthew Rodney Exeter, CA, USA 2147 just a few seconds eastbound bright bluish white light, huge Super bright, triangular shaped no I have to download my surveillance camera to see if I got it on film

27/Jul/2016 Kurt Salt Lake City 22:40 / Mountain, PM 25 From South to Southeast Orange/White Venus+ 5 became 25 became multiple Horizontal path - 15 degrees

07/27/2016 Stephen Manteca, CA, USA 2142/PST, PM 15-25 seconds South/North - North, Right to Left, Facing East Bright White Stream of Light, Thick Tail, Broke up about midway down, lasted a good 15-25 seconds, could hear a faint double boom after object/s went out of sight As bright as the moon if not more bright Yes, appeared to break up as it was falling through the sky n/a

07/27/2016 Scott Freel Lake Tahoe, Ca, USA 21:30/pacific, pm 40 sec W-E It was a ball of orange with a very large tail brighter than venus but not as bright as the sun yes, it broke into two It was amazing. I have never seen anything like it. WOW!

27JULY2016 LTC Joseph W Rabe 50 Hillside Drive, Mammoth Lakes, California 2130 Hours PST 7 to 10 seconds, blocked by trees 60 degrees above the horizon right to left, south to north brilliant white with a reddish purple trail, that looked fixed, not like a shower of sparks brilliant white ball, with a tail like a comet (like an arched eyebrow yes the ball, but with a fixed tail that was surreal This was different from other mentor sightings I have witnessed. This was huge, slower moving, with a strange huge tail wed.

July/27/2016 johnny Lancaster, California 9:45 pm Pacific about 30 sec or more It started in the West and was traveling east. We were facing North. So it was left to right. no sound at all. seemed to be close. It had a long orange sparkling tale and the meteor itself was bright green. as it flew over the northerly Tehachapi mountains it split into two, one orange and the other bright green. it drifted out of view over Edwards Airforce Base still traveling east, and breaking up more and more. Awesome spectacle! it didn't seem to wanna burn out. fairly bright i the sky, but did not light up our surroundings. yes. many orange pieces breaking off and falling behind the bigger pieces. not sure if it fle back out into space or not. it disappeared out of site over the eatern horizon

27JUL2016 Robert Dibble Bishop, California, USA 21:45 Pacific Standard At least 30-40 secs Started in West over Sierra Nevada Mtns. Headed due East. Covered Arc of 120 degrees Kaleidoscopic colors. No sound. By far the brightest object in the sky. Brighter than the full moon. Major fragmentation, both large and small fragments. Dozens of fragments. By far the largest bolide I have ever seen or heard of. I was awe-struck.

July/27/2016 R Rochon Roseville CA USA 1915-1930 Pacific 15 seconds South to North facing East Re/No Sound Very Bright Red, Not quite Sun, way brighter than Venus Yes, Clearly had a debris tail There were 2. Leed one was twice the size as trailing one. Both had long debris tails. Brightest thing Ive ever seen falling out of the sky. Was looking East. Falling at maybe a 30Deg angle.

July/27/2016 X Templeton CA, 93465 9:40/ pacific / PM Maybe 15 seconds N/E medium speed burning down North East behind the mountains till i couldnt see it any longer. orange yellow read ....white light and some blue it was super bright ...nothing like i had seen before and way bigger. yes! When I first saw it I wasn't sure what it was seeing. I thought it might have been an air plane falling. Then as I watched it, it became more clear what it was. It was very bright and large. It looked like it was on fire. As it moved, it begin to have pieces break off as it passed down behind the mountains where I could no longer see it. However. when it passed behind the mountain I could still see the night sky light up from behind where it had traveled. Our whole family was able to see it. Pretty awesome and scary!

7/27/2016 Liz Martin Enoch Utah 84721 11pm 40 to 50 West to east Blue, orange/red Looked like fireworks brightness Yes long tail and falling off when speeding across the sky First thought fireworks but way to high then thought of an air plane burning, did not have my cell phone to take pictures.

27JUL2016 Cindy Ovard Eagle Mountain, Utah, USA 22:15, MDT, PM 20-30 secs Start--S-N, Right to left, I was facing East Two bright lights like two planes in the sky one right after another. The one training green in color and the one in front had a trail of.lights like sparklers. The blue green light disappeared, but the front light continued across the sky trailing lights behind it as a glowing trail of mini lights. As they moved from right to left in a north direction they began to fade one by one. Bright like Venus star Fragmentation. Yes parts falling. I thought it was a plane on fire streaking across the sky until I saw it begin to fade one by one.

27July2016 Jeffery pryde Washoe valley, Nv. 2138/pacifictime,pm 5 seconds Facing south/W - E, Right - Left White trail in 3 segments Same as the moon 3 fragments falling off Smoke trail

27/07/2016 Rick Tippett Redding 21:40 7-10 seconds Facing East, Right to Left Whlte Airplane Landing Lights Yes, a couple Moved slow, at first thought it was an airplane. about 90-120 degree view before disappearing behind a hill.

27JUL2016 Ryan Martinez Chinle, AZ USA 10:38PM MT 15 seconds S-E, Left to Right Bright and white Moon It defenently was breaking up as it ended it was definently a good was one whole then broke into two pieces with a good trail until it broke up

07/27/2016 Heather Gerstl Lancaster, CA, USA 21:35 30 sec I was facing north and it was traveling W to E Yellow tail Bright as moon As it traveled closer it broke into 2 pieces. It had a large tail. Initially I thought that it was a plane going towards the local airfield with its landing lights on which would be unusual as it is not a commercial airport. I pulled my car over and watched it traveling closer and called my husband who was driving about 2 miles from me. He also saw it. It was very bright yellowish white and became more yellow as it became closer. Then it split into 2 pieces. I then lost sight of it and drive to the top of a nearby hill, but could no longer see it.

July 27,2016 Desiree keys Manti, Utah 84642 USA 22:40 About 40sec Facing west/ end facing east Yellow white orange and blue Moon Yes Heard what sounded like continuous thunder after it disappeared from sight. Saw it go from west horizon all the way to east horizon. I've seen meteor showers and this was unlike anything I have ever seen. Looked for photos online after and could only find this. Similar but what my husband and I saw was much more spectacular

27JUL2016 Dan Koloski Walnut Creek, CA USA 21:30/PST, PM 10-15 seconds W-E Right to Left facing South white ball with orangish tinged white tail Very, very bright not really Huge and moving nearly directly horizontal.

27JULY2016 Danny AWATER, CA 22:30 15-20 sec. N-S, Facing South Bright White, RED AND PURPLE IN MIDDLE, NO SOUND. moon Yes, can see 3 or 4 smaller pieces following it. It didn't dissappear and it had a very long tail

27JULY2016 John Gannon Alameda, CA USA 21:40 / PDT 30 sec Start West traveling mostly East Long tail of fire / sparks Airplane in the night time sky with a tail of sparks assuming yes, had a very long tail nope, should have tried with the Iphone tho

27JUL2016 James Tahoe City 2150 25 seconds Start: Southwest/ Stop: Northwest Both pieces were Orange and yellow, some white Half as brute as the moon Yes, and there were two distinct meteors This was slow moving dropping towards the horizon at about 10 degrees decent, duration was most likely much longer as it was steadily moving it disappeared behind the trees

27 July 2016 Donn Ledwick Saint Helena, CA USA 21:35 PDT 30-40 seconds Appeared in the southeastern sky moving east (Right to Left) Bright blue-white, then white, then yellow, the red Very bright then diminishing gradually At about 25 seconds, the object broke into two pieces one in front of the other I was in playing in a bocce ball league when someone yelled, while pointing towards the south, "Hey look!" We all stopped and looked as what could have been an asteroid or some kind of man-made space object falling back into earth's atmosphere. It traveled parallel to na d not far above the horizon fairly low in the night sky.

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27 July 2016

Japan Earthquake 5.3 MAG 2347JST 27JUL2016

Japan Earthquake 5.3 MAG 2347JST 27JUL2016

A moderate quake felt in Tokyo!
10-15 second duration. There may be minor damage and minor delays in transport until safety is determined.

Occurred at (JST) 23:47 JST 27 JUL 2016
Latitude(degree)Longitude(degree)- 36.4N 140.6E
Depth - 50Km
Magnitude - 5.3
Region Name - Ibaraki-ken Hokubu

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Cataclysm at Meteor Crater: Crystal sheds light on Earth, moon, Mars University of Wisconsin ...
EurekAlert (press release)
IMAGE: New research at Meteor Crater shows extreme temperatures and pressures during the impact that created the crater 49,000 years ago. view ...

Fireball of 1910 remains a mystery in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Signs of the Times
Was it an astral body or a weather anomaly that a Kenosha neighborhood witnessed on a summer's morning more than 100 years ago? The incident ...

Perseid Meteor Shower to light up the Western Pa. sky
Earth's gravity pulls the fragments, which burn up as they enter our atmosphere, creating the Perseid Meteor Shower, Ed Moss of Avalon, president of ...

WATCH LIVE: Stunning Delta Aquarids meteor shower set to dazzle stargazers
Unlike most meteor showers, there is not really a peak time for the Delta Aquarids shower, but during the early hours of Friday morning, it will hit ...

Southern Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower 29-31 July, 2016
Southern Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower 29-31 July, 2016. Evening sky looking east from Adelaide at 2 pm local time on July 30th in South Australia.

Late July Meteor Shower (blog)
The nights are short, but it's still a great time to check out some celestial happenings. The Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks July 28th and 29th.

 Moons and star parties
Petoskey News-Review
The best meteor shower of the year is clearly the Perseids — which begins Aug. 11 (just past the lunar first quarter) and lasts for several days.

Get ready for some phenomenal sky-gazing!
National Daily Press
Some astronomers believe this meteor shower originates from the comet ... The Delta Aquarid meteor shower gets its name because the meteors ...

If it's not a UFO, what is it?
A contrail being illuminated by the setting sun appear as a slow falling, burning, meteor-like object from the sky. Of course, it's not falling or burning at ...

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Omicron Draconids?? Meteor Shower El Paso, TX 27JUL2016

Omicron Draconids?? Meteor Shower El Paso, TX 27JUL2016 - Rarely Observed Meteor Shower!

The Omicron Draconids??Shower observed in the last few nights from El Paso, TX. Had a break in the clouds for a short time last nights and saw three meteor in about three minute that seem to be related to this shower. Not a lot of visual observations of this shower since first observed in 1876. Just wondering has any one noticed activity from this shower? Meteors ranged in magnitude from +2 to +3, white in color, moderate speed, duration one second or less. The trails were not long since they were up near the radiant. The Omicron Draconids run from July 6th to July 28th with peak on or around the July 17th.
Thomas Dorman, El Paso, TX

If anyone has any observations of the Omicron Draconids please email- Thank you!

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26 July 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26JUL2016

OT- What would happen if a nuclear bomb hit RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset? This was once a real threat...
Somerset Live
Fireball radius (orange):The base and surrounding villages, including Yeovilton, Limington and Podimore would be consumed by a nuclear fireball ...

This is what would happen if a comet smacked into Earth - Business Insider

Meteor Raises Security Concerns
The Moscow Times
The meteor that struck outside Chelyabinsk on Friday with such suddenness and explosive force has prompted a question among some spooked ...

Blue meteor fireball lights up the sky over Cork, Ireland
Signs of the Times
... turning the sky overhead blue. "We think it might have been a random fireball," David Moore, editor of Astronomy Ireland magazine, told the Irish...

This Week's Night Sky: See Shooting Stars and a Cosmic Crab
National Geographic
As we wait for the Perseids, the granddaddy of all shooting star shows, in August, a modest but dependable meteor shower called the Delta Aquarids ...

How To Watch Tonight's Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower In Australia
Lifehacker Australia
At approximately 12am tonight, the Delta Aquarid meteor shower will light up the Australian skies. The celestial event will be visible with the naked eye ...

Dormant Comets Among the Near-Earth Object Population: A Meteor-Based Survey
arXiver -
Here we present the result of a reconnaissance survey looking for dormant comets using 13~567~542 meteor orbits measured by the Canadian ...

Archival Revival: Fireball of 1910 remains a mystery
Kenosha News
The chances of the ball of fire being a meteor are even more slim. What those residents saw that morning will forever remain a history mystery.

Perseid Meteor Shower to light up Western Pa. sky
Earth's gravity pulls the fragments, which burn up as they enter our atmosphere, creating the Perseid Meteor Shower, said Ed Moss of Avalon, ...

Delta Aquarid Shower to Overlap Perseid Meteor Shower in August
Northern California News
The spectacular celestial event started early this month and scheduled to overlap with Perseid meteor shower, which will peak in first weeks of the next ...

Minnesota starwatch for August
La Crosse Tribune
The annual Perseid meteor shower is predicted to peak on the morning of the 12th. Meteors should begin flying in late evening on the 11th, and after 1 ...

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower Peaks July 28 and 29
Mark your calendar: The Delta Aquarids meteor shower will peak this week, most notably on Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29. Check the ...

Perseid Meteor Shower Could Be A Doozy This Year, Here's How To See It
Wisconsin Public Radio News
The annual Perseid meteor shower is officially underway...and during its peak, experts say this year's show could be even more spectacular than ...

Perseid, Delta Meteor Shower 2016: Peak Dates, When And Where To Watch [PHOTOS]
International Business Times
Now that we're well into summer, some of the most spectacular meteor showers are fast approaching and the best is still to come. Several showers ...

Astronomy fans wish for clear Dutch skies as meteor shower nears
NL Times
The peak of this meteor shower is expected on Friday, when there will be about 20 meteors per hour. According to Weeronline, the best time to watch ...

Aussies – There's A Meteor Shower Coming Your Way
National Geographic
From midnight tonight, the Delta Aquarid meteor showers will be visible.

Kuwait will witness Delta Aquarids meteor shower - Kuwait News Agency

Delta Aqaurids meteor shower set to peak this week
WDEF News 12
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Get ready for some phenomenal sky-gazing. The Delta Aquarid meteor shower will peak this Thursday & Friday ...

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Expected to Double Normal Rate to 150-200 Shooting Stars Per ...
Nature World News
The annual Perseid meteor shower is part of the celestial extravaganza that started happening mid-July with the Delta Aquarid meteor shower.

Astronomers: Meteor Shower to be extremely intense this August
This year, the Perseid Meteor Shower will be extra special, according to astronomers. The American Meteor Society has said that the meteor shower ...

'It was so pretty' - Canterbury couple snap stunning photo of 'bluey-green meteor' flashing in front of ...
Risking the freezing conditions in the Mackenzie High Country was worth it for Sara and Paul Raudsepp after they snapped an amazing shot of a ...

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25 July 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25JUL2016

Heads up! Meteor showers to look out for over the next several weeks
Wichita Eagle
But there are nearby fields for meteor watching, director Harold Henderson said. “People are always welcome to come out to Lake Afton Observatory ...

7 major fireball meteor events in the last 3 days around the world video - Fire in the sky
Strange Sounds
Since July 19, 2016, at least 7 major fireball lit up the skies around the world making headlines around the world. Discover these glowing sky ...

7 major fireball meteor events Reported in last 3 days around the world
End Time Headlines
This meteor brighter than Venus exploded at around 3:26 around Osaka, Japan on July 21, 2016. Residents of General Roca, Argentina got a scare ...

Blue meteor fireball lights up the sky over Cork, Ireland
Signs of the Times
Just saw the whole #sky light up looking North from #Cork Like #lightning only none on radar?? What gives?? #Meteor? #Fireball? #Explosion?

Bright meteor over Japan in July 2016
Meteor was Brighter than Venus because it was -5.3 mag.

Peak Dates For The Perseids And Delta Aquarids In The Coming Weeks
Tech Times
Meteor showers are coming in the next few weeks! Here are the peak dates for the Delta Aquarid and Perseid meteor showers this July and August ...

Meteor Shower Extravaganzas in the Coming Weeks
Fredonia Leader
A meteor shower is seen from earth when hundreds of celestial lights enter the night sky. The live broadcast also features astronomers who will ...

Meteor Shower Extravaganzas in the Coming Weeks
Nature World News
While waiting for the annual Perseids Meteor shower this August, sky watchers can enjoy the Delta Aquarids shower occurring today until Aug. 23.

Get Ready for Incredible Meteor Showers in Coming Weeks
YIBADA English
A spectacular series of meteor showers known as the annual Perseids are expected to begin next month while skygazers can also enjoy the ongoing ...

Meteor Shower Watch
Vancouver Events
Meteor Shower Watch. 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Aldergrove Regional Park (Meet at Aldergrove Bowl entrance at 501 Lefeuvre Rd, Abbotsford.).

Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party at Mingo Observatory
Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh
Free Public Event – Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party. The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Invites you to a Special Star Party at.

Annual Meteor Shower Waterfall Campout
San Francisco Bay Events
Meteor Shower: The Perseid shower builds gradually to a peak, often produces 50 to 100 meteors per hour in a dark sky at the peak time and they ...

Meteor shower extravaganza starting next week
Science Recorder
A stunning celestial light show is in store starting next week when the Delta Aquarids meteor shower reaches its peak on July 28 and 29 and then ...

Meteor hitting the moon?
Physics Stack Exchange
Could a meteor hit the moon enough to cause a decay in its revolution around earth hitting the atmosphere causing molten rock to rain? I learned also ...

Could a meteor cause the flood from Noah's time in the bible?
Physics Stack Exchange
Could a meteor have hit at an angle to slow the Earth, but the effects not instant? Would a meteor hit on a polar cap cause it to rain around the World ...

Chelyabinsk Entrepreneurs Quick to Profit Off Meteor
The Moscow Times
Enterprising businessmen in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk lost no time in finding a way to capitalize on the meteor strike that shook the city on Friday ...

Its the shape if your meteor?
Physics Stack Exchange
Would the shape of the meteor make a difference on the impact? Like a Olympic diver would a spear shaped meteor make less damage to the surface ...

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24 July 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24JUL2016

Panic as explosions rock Argentinian city - but relief as experts realise what to blame: a huge 1500 ...
Daily Mail
Finally, scientists pieced together the reason: A meteor had entered the Earth's atmosphere some 10,000 metres (33,000 feet) overhead, traveling at ...

NJ Night Sky: Hubble reaches 100 million views
The moderate South Delta Aquariid meteor shower is active this week. It is best viewed later in the week between midnight and dawn as the moon ...

TLGV Ranger Marcy's Acorn Adventure-Perseids Meteor Shower Under Dark Skies!
Windham Arts
Our friends at Friends of Sturbridge Trails introduced to this area during a night program they held last year to enjoy a meteor shower. Lay back ...

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23 July 2016

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23JUL2016

What was that explosion? A meteor, it turns out
Agence France-Presse- July 22, 2016
Residents of a city in southern Argentina got a scare when a series of powerful explosions shook homes and buildings Wednesday, but the cause turned out to be a natural wonder: a meteor disintegrating overhead....

Exploding Meteor Shakes Buildings in Argentina
End Time Headlines
In what appears to be a meteor that exploded over Southern Argentina has struck fear in the hearts of its residents as reports of a series of powerful ...

What was that explosion? A meteor, it turns out
Times of India
Finally, scientists pieced together the reason: A meteor had entered the Earth's atmosphere some 10,000 meters (33,000 feet) overhead, traveling at ...

Giant meteor fireball seen over Calabria, Sicily and Malta
Signs of the Times
A meteor passing over Calabria, Sicily and Malta in the Mediterranean was witnessed by skygazers yesterday at 11pm, as the celestial object ...

'Giant fireball' seen in skies over Calabria, Sicily and Malta - report
Malta Independent Online
A giant fireball was seen last night in the skies over southern Italy, including Calabria and Sicily, as well as Malta, weather website ...

'Giant fireball' over Calabria, Sicily and Malta could be part of Delta Aquarids meteor shower
A meteor passing over Calabria, Sicily and Malta in the Mediterranean was witnessed by skygazers yesterday at 11pm, as the celestial object ...

Another meteor over Phoenix?
Well-known storm photographer Mike Olbinski saw it, too, but he did not catch it on camera. He tweeted about it, describing it as a "monster meteor" ...

Look! Was that another meteor in the sky over Phoenix?
Victor Salazar and his wife, Kathleen, were driving home from dinner when they saw a bright green ball of light illuminating the night, streaking across ...

Space Next Week: Look Up for Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower
Northern California News
August is bringing a special celestial treat for skywatchers: Perseid meteor shower. But space lovers who cannot wait for that long to see a meteor ...

Best Time to See the Dazzling 'Perseid Meteor Shower' in Western CT
I95 Rock
The 'Perseid Meteor Shower” is a fan favorite in the Northern Hemisphere and this year there's a bonus called a 'meteor outburst.' The Perseid Meteor ...

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