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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #375 on: February 27, 2017, 02:31:12 PM »
Loud boom and reports of fireball sighting over Texas

https://www.sott.net/article/343795-Loud-boom-and-reports-of-fireball-sighting-over-Texas

bilene - Many people reported to KTXS that they saw a fireball moving across the sky Sunday evening just before 9 p.m. Most of the reports came from an area from Abilene to Snyder.

People in the Snyder region also reported hearing a boom like that of a transformer failing or a sonic boom that a jet might create.

Based on the reports, it appears that something fell from the sky and got close enough to the ground that the sonic boom it created was audible to people on the ground in parts of our area. However, we have not received any reports of anything crashing to the ground.

The object could have been man-made space debris like a piece from a spent rocket. But we have not heard of any of these reentries from NASA or our military. More likely it was a piece of "rock" wandering around in our solar system that fell into our atmosphere.

As the object falls deeper into our atmosphere friction with air molecules increases and heats the object. This creates the streak of light in the sky. Most of the time the falling object burns up before hitting the ground.Since the falling object is likely traveling at several thousand miles per hour, it creates a sonic boom. If it is close enough to the ground, we may hear it.

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #376 on: March 02, 2017, 02:45:28 AM »
Thunderous meteor rattles West Texas sky with sonic boom!

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2017/02/28/thunderous-meteor-rattles-texas-sky-rare-sonic-boom

A booming meteor rocketed over Texas this weekend, rattling houses with a sonic boom, according to reports.

Authorities in West Texas and beyond received calls about possible explosions Sunday night.

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #377 on: March 04, 2017, 03:06:11 AM »
We got lucky again!!

Asteroid 2017 EA flew past Earth at 0.05 LD - 7th, and closest, known NEA to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017

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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 18:59 UTC

https://www.sott.net/article/344165-Asteroid-2017-EA-flew-past-Earth-at-0-05-LD-7th-and-closest-known-NEA-to-flyby-Earth-within-1-lunar-distance-since-January-9-2017

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 EA flew past Earth at an extremely close distance of 0.05 LD (19 200 km / 11 930 miles) from the surface of our planet at 14:05 UTC on March 2, 2017. This is the 7th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017. :o

2017 EA has an estimated diameter between 2 and 4.4 m (6.5 to 14.4 feet) and belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Catalina Sky Survey just a couple of hours before its close approach.

It flew past Earth at 14:05 UTC today at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.43 km/s.

This is the 7th, and the closest, known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017:

Asteroid 2017 DR34 - Distance: 0.57 LD - February 25

Asteroid 2017 DG16 - Distance: 0.34 LD - February 23

Asteroid 2017 BS32 - Distance: at 0.41 LD - February 2

Asteroid 2017 BH30 - Distance: 0.17 LD - January 30

Asteroid 2017 BX - Distance: 0.68 LD - January 25

Asteroid 2017 AG13 - Distance: 0.53 LD - January 9

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #378 on: March 04, 2017, 05:04:12 AM »
MadMax, thank you for your excellent work!
I quoted you in Marshall's latest post, Topic: Signs No. 14 - Impact Danger
http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=6531.new#new

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #379 on: March 17, 2017, 02:31:56 AM »
Is this what Mrshall has been talking about?

Exploding meteor fireball causes panic in Pakistan´s mountainous north!

https://www.sott.net/article/345381-Exploding-meteor-fireball-causes-panic-in-Pakistans-mountainous-north

A suspected meteor lit up the skies above Pakistan´s mountainous north late Wednesday, officials said, with panicked residents reporting a mysterious light whizzing past and the sound of multiple, powerful blasts.

The incident occurred around 9PM, when citizens in the city of Gilgit and the surrounding Ghizer and Diamer districts saw the bright object racing through the night sky above the region´s remote, soaring mountains.

"I saw a light flash through the sky and then there were multiple blasts," Ghizer district resident Javed Iqbal told AFP Thursday.

"I felt as if something had hit the roof of my house. I rushed outside with my family members and saw everyone getting out of their homes. The blasts had shaken the whole valley," he said.

His story was echoed by others, including Shabir Mir of Gilgit, who said he saw the object "disappear into the mountains", followed seconds later by what sounded like more than one explosion.

"I thought the object might have hit the mountain," Mir told AFP.

Social media was also flooded with reports of the incident, with some users posting unverified images they said were of the strange light.

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #380 on: March 21, 2017, 03:51:34 PM »
Another large DAYTIME fireball!


A very large blue fireball illuminated the sky over Sweden around 20:30 UTC (21:30 CET) on March 20, 2017. The event was so powerful that the whole sky lit up, Swedish All Sky Meteor Network astronomers said.

Images of the event immediately started appearing on social networks, with people from the cities of Stockholm, Uppsala and Örebro all reported seeing the event. Reports from eastern Uppland mention sonic boom associated with the event.

"This is something that happens a few times a year," Eric Stempels of the Swedish Allsky Meteor Network project told The Local.

"Because it can happen during the day, when it is cloudy or far from populated areas, these events usually don't get much attention," he said, adding that this one fell in the north-eastern Uppland region.

Experts believe that this particular bolide may have been unusually large and Stempels estimated that it is possible it was between the size of a fist and a football.

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