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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2013, 03:36:33 AM »
http://www.spaceweather.com/     http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/

BUSY INTERSECTION:  Last night, NASA's all-sky fireball network recorded nearly two dozen fireballs streaking over the southern USA

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2013, 12:17:57 AM »
An ISON reference from Wikipedia
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.....Around September 2013, it should become bright enough to be visible through small telescopes or binoculars.[10][18] However, C/2012 S1 is not expected to reach the naked eye magnitude of 6 until November.[19][21] Assuming it survives perihelion passage, it may be visible to the naked eye until early January 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C/2012_S1

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2013, 05:02:01 AM »
Yowbarb Note: So far on September 28th there have been four fireball events reported.
These fireballs were seen in at least 18 states.

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http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2013/

« Last Edit: September 28, 2013, 05:07:00 AM by Yowbarb »

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2013, 12:51:27 PM »
Since my post, Spaceweather updated their site and have a video of the fireball event.
Here are a couple of a captures of their video.
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http://spaceweather.com/

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2013, 06:40:01 AM »
ISON is now visible. Seen in suspicious0bservers video of today.
Capture is farther below, in post.
Also big fireball in OHIO.  Also last night, the sun became more active.   - Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

OHIO FIREBALL:   On Sept. 27th, a meteor exploded in the skies above the US midwest. Witnesses report shadows cast upon the ground, unusual sounds, and a swirling contrail marking the aftermath of the blast. "It was the most brilliant fireball that I have ever seen!" reports Angela McClain, who sends this picture from Faith Ranch in Jewett, Ohio.

"The entire landscape lit up," she continues. "I spun around and there it was, a huge, bright green light, streaking across the sky. Even when it was gone, there was still a bright line in the sky about 20 seconds later. We were all stunned."

A NASA all-sky camera in Hiram, Ohio, also recorded the fireball: movie.

"This was a very bright event," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "Flares saturated our meteor cameras, and made determination of the end point (the terminus of the fireball's flight through the atmosphere) virtually impossible. Judging from the brightness, we are dealing with a meter class object."

Data from multiple cameras shows that the meteoroid hit Earth's atmosphere traveling 51 km/s (114,000 mph) and passed almost directly over Columbus, Ohio. Cooke has prepared a preliminary map of the ground track. According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball was visible from at least 14 US states.

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2013, 06:51:24 AM »
These fireballs seem to be happening more frequently now. My daughters and I were playing soccer with about 20 other people about five weeks ago, and we had about 30 min of daylight left. I was a goalie and facing west and on of my daughters and her friend were my defenders in front of me. The ball was at the other end of the field, and while we were watching them fight over the ball a similar event happened. We saw what we called a shooting star run across the sky, and as it go closer to earth it got brighter and then broke apart and dimmed out for a second and lit back up for two seconds. It was really bright, but not as bright as what they are describing in the recent one. We didn't hear any sounds though, but it still was something spectacular... We new it wasn't your typical shooting star because it move at a slower speed and didn't shoot across the sky as fast. When it happened, half of my team all shouted did you see that, and the game stopped for a second and everyone watched to see if it would happen again, but it didn't. With that being said it makes me wonder how many times this has happened recently and it just didn't  make the news because it was caught on film.
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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2013, 09:24:44 AM »
Willsorr75, thanks for your post and you are right about that..
Meanwhile I just found out about something else. I can't find any verification on it yet. Newly - discovered asteroid on way to earth in 24 hours - hazardous.
I got the data from Justwright61, Town Hall Member.
I'm not finding anything in the Close approach data that is supposed to come that close...
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« Last Edit: October 01, 2013, 11:47:56 PM by Yowbarb »

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2013, 11:08:45 AM »
Willsorr75, thanks for your post and you are right about that..
Meanwhile I just found out about something else. I can't find any verification on it yet. Newly - discovered asteroid on way to earth in 24 hours - hazardous.
I'm not finding anything in the Close approach data that is supposed to come that close...
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Please share updates when you can, I'd like to know more...
Stay informed, information is our first line of defense!
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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2013, 11:19:23 AM »
Since my post, Spaceweather updated their site and have a video of the fireball event.
Here are a couple of a captures of their video.
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http://spaceweather.com/

One small detail omitted from mainstream media reports about the Ohio fireball is that two people died when it impacted. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mdxLacCmSSQ

The local news source quoted in this video speculates that the deceased elderly couple perished from smoke inhalation because hot embers from the meteorite ignited their home.

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As of the morning of September 28, 2013, a home outside of Peebles, Ohio, in the Locust Grove area of Adams County burned to the ground last night, the two residents of the home, an elderly couple, Jane and Lyle Lambert, died as a result of smoke inhalation. The fire is believed to be caused from the meteor or pieces of the heated meteor that hit the home. The state fire marshal is investigating the fire.

http://www.examiner.com/article/was-it-a-meteor-that-lit-up-the-sky-last-night

Is that really a likely scenario? Of course not.  If the thing smashed into the ground 300 yards away, the explosion and ground tremor would have been enough to wake the dead.  Unless the Lamberts were petrified, frightened to death or otherwise not ambulatory, they should have had ample time to exit the house before succumbing to smoke inhalation.  It seems more likely they were killed by the impact itself, but of course, if that were reported, readers might become concerned, so the cause of death is labeled as something that could have happened in any common house fire.  That helps people file the event as unusual but keeps the resulting casualties within the comfort zone of normalcy and tacitly says, nothing more to see here.
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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2013, 11:22:34 AM »
Thanks for sharing Cosmic. I agree with you and think there is more to the story than they are sharing. It reminds of a TV show i watch called Haven and ever time something crazy happens in the town they blame it on a gas leak and everyone believes it.
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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2013, 11:44:10 AM »
Since my post, Spaceweather updated their site and have a video of the fireball event.
Here are a couple of a captures of their video.
- Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/

One small detail omitted from mainstream media reports about the Ohio fireball is that two people died when it impacted. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mdxLacCmSSQ

The local news source quoted in this video speculates that the deceased elderly couple perished from smoke inhalation because hot embers from the meteorite ignited their home.

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As of the morning of September 28, 2013, a home outside of Peebles, Ohio, in the Locust Grove area of Adams County burned to the ground last night, the two residents of the home, an elderly couple, Jane and Lyle Lambert, died as a result of smoke inhalation. The fire is believed to be caused from the meteor or pieces of the heated meteor that hit the home. The state fire marshal is investigating the fire.

http://www.examiner.com/article/was-it-a-meteor-that-lit-up-the-sky-last-night

Is that really a likely scenario? Of course not.  If the thing smashed into the ground 300 yards away, the explosion and ground tremor would have been enough to wake the dead.  Unless the Lamberts were petrified, frightened to death or otherwise not ambulatory, they should have had ample time to exit the house before succumbing to smoke inhalation.  It seems more likely they were killed by the impact itself, but of course, if that were reported, readers might become concerned, so the cause of death is labeled as something that could have happened in any common house fire.  That helps people file the event as unusual but keeps the resulting casualties within the comfort zone of normalcy and tacitly says, nothing more to see here.

Although it is a small local paper apparently, the Ohio Country Living Examiner (is) an online paper and is part of the media.
I suppose you are right in saying it is not mainstream media.
The examiner article states that the Fire Marshal is still investigating...
it did state that "it is believed a piece of meteor hit the home and set fire to it." See image...
Well CosmicQuest thanks for finding this article. This should have been top news and apparently was not. (I didn't see it on msm, either about the old people's deaths.)
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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2013, 10:19:09 AM »
Yowbarb Note: Additional coverage about the big fireball on the 27 th of September.
Global Moderator Jim Farmer posted this today in his Topic,

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Link:  http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=3155.960;topicseen#lastPost

Large fireball seen across six Midwestern U.S. States  [VIDEO on page ]

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/large-fireball-seen-acoss-six-midwestern-states/

October 1, 2013 – OHIO – A brilliant fireball lit up the skies over the Midwestern United States, treating bystanders on the ground to an amazing light show last Friday (Sept. 27). The cosmic display came courtesy of a meteoroid traveling at about 114,000 miles per hour (51 km/s) that crashed into Earth’s atmosphere high above Columbus, Ohio. The light show could be seen in 14 states. “This was a very bright event,” Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office told Spaceweather.com. “Flares saturated our meteor cameras, and made determination of the end point (the terminus of the fireball’s flight through the atmosphere) virtually impossible. Judging from the brightness, we are dealing with a meter class object.” The bright event amazed people who happened to be watching from the ground. As of Sept. 28, the American Meteor Society received more than 450 reports of the fireball sighting with more than 400 still yet to be reviewed. “It was the most brilliant fireball that I have ever seen,” Angela McClain told Spaceweather.com. “The entire landscape lit up. I spun around and there it was, a huge, bright green light, streaking across the sky. Even when it was gone, there was still a bright line in the sky about 20 seconds later. We were all stunned.” Friday’s fireball may not have been the only major meteoroid event witnessed in the Midwest last week. On Sept. 26, the AMS got more than 730 reports of a separate fireball sighting in Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana and Wisconsin. –Space

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2013, 11:15:36 PM »
Fire in the Sky News / Huge Fireball Ithaca, N.Y.! / Raw Video (AL)

http://youtu.be/MXDB5LH5-Xw

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Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2013, 12:17:05 PM »
Yowbarb Note:

NASA's All Sky Fireball Network page seems open but when you click for info it displays the temporarily closed down due to lack of funds message. (Govern'mint shutdown.) 

http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/     is closed

The AMS (American Meteor Society) page is open.  http://www.amsmeteors.org/

Fireball Logs  http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireballs/fireball-report/

Here is link for 2013 Reports:  http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2013/

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