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Yowbarb - MONITORING THE CHANGES => Cosmic Events - Asteroids, meteors, fireballs, etc. => Topic started by: Yowbarb on August 07, 2013, 12:04:29 PM

Title: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 07, 2013, 12:04:29 PM
This is our new Topic for Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids  -
The older one will always be available to read but is now locked.
The older Topic is still in Planet X Astronomy. The MOVE Function no longer works that is why I didn't move the older topic here.  ;)
This is due to changes to the Board ... re-org requested by Marshall.  :)
We now have to put the main EARTH, SOLAR and COSMIC events toward the top of the Planet X Town Hall page, since this is our main emphasis now, in preparation for what we feel is occurring already...

- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 07, 2013, 12:12:02 PM
Here are a couple of the links for sources we have used on the Town Hall for years...more will be posted soon...


http://www.amsmeteors.org/                                        American Meteor Society

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

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/                                                 Near Earth Objects Program

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/                                             Near Earth Objects Close Approach Tables

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 22, 2013, 06:49:07 AM
Marshall's main researcher, Bill put together a really great Fireballs chart.
This can be seen in Marshall's video of July 28, 2013.

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LINK:  http://youtu.be/K9szmVIqhV8

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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 23, 2013, 08:32:56 AM
I went cross eyed trying to count them, but -
there have been approximately FIFTY fireball events
reported to the AMs in the past week. August 14 through August 21 2013.
- Yowbarb

http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2013/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 28, 2013, 03:30:20 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

DAYTIME METEOR OUTBURST:  Peter Brown of the University of Western Ontario reports an ourburst of Daytime Craterid meteors on August 28th. "The Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar is detecting about 20 meteors per hour (ZHR)," he says. "This is the first time in five years this has happened." The source of the shower is Comet Boattini (C/2007 W1). Because the comet's debris stream comes close to Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, it experiences gravitational perturbations which make the shower highly variable.

Try listening to the Daytime Craterids on Space Weather Radio:  http://spaceweatherradio.com/

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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 29, 2013, 08:33:49 AM
Yowbarb Note: Please go to the Spaceweather page and click the link to see the movie.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

MAJOR FIREBALL EVENT:  Bill Cooke of NASA Meteoroid Environment Office reports that a major fireball event occurred over the southeastern USA on August 28th. The explosion was brighter than the Moon and it might have scattered meteorites on the ground.
Watch the movie, then read Cooke's full report below
"On August 28 at 07:27 UTC (2:27 AM local time in Alabama), all six NASA all-sky cameras in the southeast picked up a very bright fireball," he says. "Its peak magnitude was approximately -11, or six times brighter than the Last Quarter Moon. This may very well
be the brightest event our network has observed in 5 years of operation."

"The cameras were completely saturated, necessitating a manual solution of the fireball's trajectory and orbit," he adds. Initial results indicate that the meteoroid massed 45 kg (roughly 0.3 to 0.4 meters in diameter) and hit the top of Earth's atmosphere traveling
23.7 km/s (53,000 mph).

Cooke is currently examining doppler radar records and other data to determine where the fall zone is located.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 29, 2013, 10:12:36 PM
Click link on page...  http://www.spaceweather.com/

MAJOR FIREBALL EVENT, UPGRADED: NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office has upgraded its estimates of a major fireball that exploded over the southeastern USA on August 28th. Lead researcher Bill Cooke says " the fireball reached a peak magnitude of -13, brighter than a Full Moon, and cast shadows on the ground. This indicates that the meteoroid had a mass of over 50 kg (110 lbs) and was about 40 cm (16 inches) in diameter. It hit the top of Earth's atmosphere traveling 23.7 km/s (53,000 mph)." Watch the movie, then read more about the fireball below:

"As far as I know, this is the brightest event our network has observed in 5 years of operation," he continues. "There are reports of sonic booms reaching the ground, and data from 4 doppler radars indicate that some meteorites may have fallen along the fireball's ground track." (Note: The city in the ground track map is Cleveland, Tennessee, not Cleveland, Ohio.)
Using data from multiple cameras, Cooke has calculated a preliminary orbit for the meteoroid. The shape and dimensions of the orbit are similar those of a Jupiter-family comet. If meteorites are recovered from the Tennessee countryside, their chemical composition will tell researchers more about the origin of the fireball.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 30, 2013, 05:42:50 PM
Yowbarb Note:   :o
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Watch the movie, at the link, below:


http://www.spaceweather.com/

MAJOR FIREBALL EVENT, UPGRADED (AGAIN):  

NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office has upgraded its estimates of a major fireball that exploded over the southeastern USA around 2:30 AM on August 28th. Lead researcher Bill Cooke says "the fireball reached a peak apparent magnitude of -16, about 20 times brighter than a Full Moon, and cast shadows on the ground. This indicates that the meteoroid had a mass of more than 110 kg (240 lbs) and was up to a meter in diameter. It hit the top of Earth's atmosphere traveling 25 km/s (56,000 mph)."

"This is the brightest event our network has observed in 5 years of operation," he continues. "There are reports of sonic booms reaching the ground, and data from 4 doppler radars indicate that some meteorites may have fallen along the fireball's ground track." (Note: The city in the ground track map is Cleveland, Tennessee, not Cleveland, Ohio.)

An initial calculation of the fireball's orbit suggested it might be a fragment from a Jupiter family comet. Improved estimates of the orbital parameters point to a different kind of object: a main belt asteroid. If meteorites are recovered from the Tennessee countryside, their chemical composition will tell researchers more about the origin of the fireball.

http://www.spaceweather.com/

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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 05, 2013, 03:39:22 AM
I've been looking at the Close Approaches table posted on Spaceweather (just glancing at it) and never saw these listed.
I'm wondering if they were listed just before they went by...
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: willsorr75 on September 05, 2013, 06:44:51 AM
It wouldn't surprise me if they were...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 05, 2013, 09:51:26 AM
It wouldn't surprise me if they were...

Back in the summer of 2005 I was watching asteroids closely. I mean I had an eagle eye on the neo jpl site. I swear there were times when they got posted after they whizzed on past. I mean there were some close calls that summer... 
•   Recent Close Approaches to Earth chart is below.
•   Portion of an Upcoming Close Approaches chart below
   
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 10, 2013, 03:01:26 AM
These two passed by and I am pretty sure they were not displayed on the little list of close approaches on Spaceweather, 'til they passed by.

2013 RO30...............0.8 LDs   Lunar Distances   

2013 RF32............... 0.4
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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.
- Yowbarb
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http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: willsorr75 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.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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...
Yowbarb

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: willsorr75 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...
Yowbarb

Please share updates when you can, I'd like to know more...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Cosmic Quest 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.
- 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.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: willsorr75 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.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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.)
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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,

Daily Headlines, MSM & NON-MSM Reportings
« Reply #972 on: Today at 07:52:16 AM

Link:  https://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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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on October 05, 2013, 12:35:31 PM
This is a great site, I looked back at previous years, and we have DOUBLED the amount of events since 2010 and the year is not even done yet.  I am amazed how most people do not even notice how much increase in meteors we have had these past couple of years.  Thanks Barb!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 05, 2013, 12:51:36 PM
There have been about 44 Fireball events reported in the past five days. Not quite 5 full days...
- Yowbarb
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http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2013/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 05, 2013, 12:52:45 PM
This is a great site, I looked back at previous years, and we have DOUBLED the amount of events since 2010 and the year is not even done yet.  I am amazed how most people do not even notice how much increase in meteors we have had these past couple of years.  Thanks Barb!

Endtimesgal, thank you!
I didn't know what the increase was.
I go crosseyed counting them.  ;)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on October 05, 2013, 12:55:08 PM
Barb:  When you click on the website link and it loads, on the left side is a tool to look at the total events for this year and previous years.  I only went back to 2010 and could see that we have more than doubled since then.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 05, 2013, 12:58:47 PM
Barb:  When you click on the website link and it loads, on the left side is a tool to look at the total events for this year and previous years.  I only went back to 2010 and could see that we have more than doubled since then.

Endtimesgal, thanks!
I figured there had to be some easier way to do this.  ;)
Hadn't seen that yet.
Sent U a PM have to log off and do some errands...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 07, 2013, 10:55:05 PM
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-draconid-meteor-shower
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: willsorr75 on October 08, 2013, 09:52:30 AM
I've  yet to see anything like this in person.... Guess luck plays a huge part.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2013, 09:06:29 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

EARLY ORIONIDS: 
Earth is entering the outskirts of a debris stream from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Last night, Oct. 12th, cameras in NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network detected two bright Orionid fireballs over the United States. The shower is expected to peak this year on Oct. 21st with ~20 meteors per hour between local midnight and dawn. An almost-full Moon on peak night will sharply reduce visibility, so watch out for the early Orionids. They might be the only ones you see
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: enlightenme on October 13, 2013, 06:07:03 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

EARLY ORIONIDS: 
Earth is entering the outskirts of a debris stream from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Last night, Oct. 12th, cameras in NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network detected two bright Orionid fireballs over the United States. The shower is expected to peak this year on Oct. 21st with ~20 meteors per hour between local midnight and dawn. An almost-full Moon on peak night will sharply reduce visibility, so watch out for the early Orionids. They might be the only ones you see

Thanks for that info Barb.  I'm marking my calendar!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 14, 2013, 09:56:08 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

EARLY ORIONIDS: 
Earth is entering the outskirts of a debris stream from Halley's comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Last night, Oct. 12th, cameras in NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network detected two bright Orionid fireballs over the United States. The shower is expected to peak this year on Oct. 21st with ~20 meteors per hour between local midnight and dawn. An almost-full Moon on peak night will sharply reduce visibility, so watch out for the early Orionids. They might be the only ones you see

Thanks for that info Barb.  I'm marking my calendar!

I'm going to try and see them too. We have pretty good visibility here about 75% of the time...
Good luck,  :)
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 14, 2013, 10:13:07 PM
I just saw this on the Spaceweather site.
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http://spaceweather.com/

SCROLL DOWN FOR FIREBALLS:  There's something new on Spaceweather.com. Scroll down the page and look for the "All Sky Fireball Network." Every night (even during a government shutdown) NASA scans the skies for meteoritic fireballs. Every morning, we'll be presenting their results from the night before. The data include orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and more.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on October 15, 2013, 07:44:03 AM
This is great Barb, thanks!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 16, 2013, 04:51:00 PM
This is great Barb, thanks!

Thanks for your posts, Endtimesgal.  ;)

This NASA page is back up:  http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/

- Barb T.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 19, 2013, 12:19:44 PM
Posting this in a hurry. Not sure how valid this is or a gimmick. Sound doesn't work on my computer and I have to go somewhere now.
_Yowbarb
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http://www.weather.com/video/new-asteroid-threat-39672





Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 19, 2013, 08:02:39 PM
Yowbarb Note:
A lot of you have heard there is the possibility of a large asteroid hitting earth in about 19 years.
Here is one article on it.
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/massive-asteroid-passes-earth-hit-planet-19-years-article-1.1489551

Massive asteroid passes by Earth — but could hit the planet in 19 years

The 1,350-foot asteroid, dubbed 2013 TV135 by astronomers in Ukraine, passed by Earth from 4.2 million miles away, but some astronomers predict a slim chance it will hit Earth when it circles back.
Comments (24)
By Joe Kemp  / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, October 18, 2013, 9:47 AM

Looks like the world dodged Armageddon ... for now.

Ukrainian astronomers spotted a 1,350-foot asteroid that flew past Earth last month and suggested the massive chunk of space rock may slam into the planet in 19 years.

The asteroid, dubbed 2013 TV135, passed by Earth from 4.2 million miles away — more than 15 times the distance between the planet and the moon — on Sept. 16, CNN reported.

But astronomers at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in southern Ukraine — where the asteroid was first seen — predicted a slim 1 in 63,000 chance 2013 TV135 will crash into the Earth on Aug. 26, 2032, RIA Novosti reported.

They predicted the devastating impact could be as powerful as 2,500 megatons of TNT, which is more than 50 times greater than the nuclear bomb detonated on Hiroshima during World War II.

Astronomers will have a better idea of the asteroid’s trajectory by 2028, astronomers told the news agency.

However, NASA officials said the asteroid poses no particular threat.

The space agency told CNN that they are 99.998% certain that when the asteroid when it circles back, it will fly past Earth again

Officials gave it a danger rating 1 out of 10 on the Torino Impact Hazard Scale, which measures the potential threat posed by asteroids.

The 1 rating claims “no cause for public attention or concern.”

NASA said in a statement that it also considers size when determining if an asteroid poses any threat.

“We believe anything larger than one to two kilometers (about 0.6 to 1.2 miles) could have worldwide effects,” the statement read.

In February, a 150-foot asteroid — 2012 DA14 — zipped just 17,200 miles away from Earth.

jkemp@nydailynews.com

@joekemp

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Yowbarb Note: I do not think this is an actual photo of 2013 TV135. This is what was included in the NY Times article.

PHOTO:  Ukrainian astronomers spotted the 1,350-foot asteroid, which passed by Earth on Sept. 16.


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 21, 2013, 11:51:27 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

ORIONID METEOR SHOWER--STILL ACTIVE: 

Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Last night NASA's All-Sky Fireball Network detected 15 Orionid fireballs over the United States. After sunrise, the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR) continued to record echoes from Orionids in broad daylight. This CMOR sky map shows the Orionid radiant (ORI) clearly active at 1445 UT on Oct. 21st:

Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Oct. 21st with about 20 meteors per hour. However, Halley's debris stream is broad, so Orionid activity could spill into Oct. 22nd. The best time to look is during the hours before local sunrise when the constellation Orion is high in the sky.
[ meteor radar http://spaceweatherradio.com/ ]

[ sky map http://www.spaceweather.com/images2013/20oct13/skymap.gif?PHPSESSID=fsr14bfag4dvoj40fd7is8j5q7 ]     

For more information about what NASA cameras are seeing, scroll down this page to the all-new section "All Sky Meteor Network." Meanwhile, amateur photos of Orionds are available in the gallery.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 24, 2013, 08:04:44 AM
This was in my email this AM, from Earth Sky News,
Yowbarb
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Asteroid 2013 TV135 is big. But it’s not likely to hit us.

[ SEE Article: http://earthsky.org/space/doomsday-in-2032-from-asteroid-2013-tv135-not-likely?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=f783715836-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-f783715836-393646161 ]
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 27, 2013, 07:42:32 AM
Yowbarb Note -
Some info about Comet Linear in this video:

http://youtu.be/ophx4yXw5qE
Title: Fireball sighted in the Pacific Northwest
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on November 01, 2013, 07:49:12 PM
I am from Salem Oregon, lots of family there, and my sister's grandson actually saw it on his way to work.


http://www.kptv.com/story/23828787/fireball-spotted-in-oregon-sky
Title: Another Fireball sighted in Southern California
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on November 07, 2013, 08:12:57 AM
I love how the media always tries to make it sound so normal.


http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/Sightings-of-Fiery-Stream-across-S-California-Sky-230967061.html
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 07, 2013, 09:34:50 PM
Endtimesgal, thanks for posting those updates!
Meanwhile something else new and odd - P/2013 P5.  So far I don't see how far from earth it is; not finding it in neo jpl upcoming close approaches... http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

AN ASTEROID WITH SIX TAILS:    The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a strange asteroid with six comet-like tails. Researchers
think the asteroid, named P/2013 P5, is spewing jets of dust as it rapidly rotates to the breaking point.
Get the full story from Science@NASA.  http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/07nov_6tails/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 07, 2013, 09:57:30 PM
P/2013 P5 is listed in the Minor Planet Center...

http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/ECS/MPCUPDATE/last/CmtEls.txt

P/2013 P5       2014 Apr. 15.8754  1.935987  0.115382  3.24  144.2806  279.2804    4.9678  14 Apr. 13    73  K138F K139C h M-v 0038 9

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 07, 2013, 09:59:05 PM
http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/ECS/MPCUPDATE/last/CmtEls.txtP/2013 P5       2014 Apr. 15.8754  1.935987  0.115382  3.24  144.2806  279.2804    4.9678  14 Apr. 13    73  K138F K139C h M-v 0038 9
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on November 21, 2013, 08:09:43 AM
I found this in the morning news for Portland Oregon:

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Portlanders-spot-another-fireball-in-the-sky-meteorite-232725151.html
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on November 21, 2013, 08:27:53 AM
Here is another video which claims that another fireball exploded over Russia.  Apparently sources are claiming it was a transformer exploding but the person who made this video thinks otherwise.  Interesting to say the least.
Found it on "Before it's News."

"What is now being called a new meteor has exploded over Russia and caught on cameras as shown in the videos below. If this is indeed was caused by a meteor and not a ‘transformer explosion’ as has been argued by some, what is causing this onset of meteor explosions around the world in recent days, weeks and months? Does this have something to do with Comet ISON or is this just ‘the new normal’? "


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_DnF90YFOA
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 27, 2013, 09:27:32 AM
Here is another video which claims that another fireball exploded over Russia.  Apparently sources are claiming it was a transformer exploding but the person who made this video thinks otherwise.  Interesting to say the least.
Found it on "Before it's News."

"What is now being called a new meteor has exploded over Russia and caught on cameras as shown in the videos below. If this is indeed was caused by a meteor and not a ‘transformer explosion’ as has been argued by some, what is causing this onset of meteor explosions around the world in recent days, weeks and months? Does this have something to do with Comet ISON or is this just ‘the new normal’? "


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_DnF90YFOA

Good posts, Endtimesgal.  :)

Suspicious0bservers showed a diagram of where some fireballs came down in a snowstorm...
People didn't know what was happening...they thought maybe a quake...Look about 1:38 on this video.
(5MIN News November 27, 2013: ISON on SOHO, Big Sunspots Cresting Now)
http://youtu.be/DMGUbuZjyt8

Image on his video is from RSOE. RSOE is great...A lot of events I wouldn't know about...
Two fireballs in Upper northeastern US   "Between New York and Montreal"
About 01:46
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_summary&edis_code=CO-20131127-41769-MLC

CO-20131127-41769-MLC 
Event type: Event into space 
Date/Time: Wednesday, 27 November, 2013 at 06:46 (06:46 AM) UTC 
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_summary&edis_code=CO-20131127-41769-MLC
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 30, 2013, 07:46:12 AM
http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2013/

3032 Events found in 2013
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on November 30, 2013, 07:54:12 AM
I checked the previous years and this is what I found:

2012:   2149 reports

2011:  1637 reports

2010:  954  reports

Wakey Wakey, as Marshall would say, something BIG is going on folks!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 30, 2013, 08:04:19 AM
I checked the previous years and this is what I found:

2012:   2149 reports

2011:  1637 reports

2010:  954  reports

Wakey Wakey, as Marshall would say, something BIG is going on folks!

Endtimesgal, thanks for doing that comparison.
Wow we are at 3032 already this year!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 04, 2013, 08:09:50 AM
Images are from Spaceweather:  http://spaceweather.com/
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Another site worth going to: Space.com

http://www.space.com/skywatching/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 04, 2013, 12:26:55 PM
The December Night Sky 2013 - HD   6:08   180 views

Link: http://youtu.be/mTxUxLhT-wo

Published on Nov 26, 2013 
A telescope reveals the crescent of Venus after sunset and watch for the Geminid meteors.
Credit: Hubblesite.org
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 10, 2013, 03:15:51 AM
HERE COME THE GEMINIDS:  Earth is entering a stream of debris from rock comet 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Dec. 13-14 with as many as 120 meteors per hour. Lunar interference will be a problem, as glare from the nearly-full Moon reduces the number of visible meteors 2- to 5-fold.

You can listen to radar echoes from the Geminids, unaffected by moonlight, on Space Weather Radio: http://spaceweatherradio.com/

Also, tune into NASA's live web chat about the Geminids on Friday the 13th beginning at 11 pm EST:  http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/geminids_2013.html#.UqbCkeIlhiI

YouTube: Meteors and Fireballs Light Up the Skies
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 10, 2013, 03:21:15 AM
http://www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/geminids_2013.html#.UqbCkeIlhiI
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 14, 2013, 02:33:08 PM
Yowbarb Note: Last night and tonight are the peak of the Geminid Meteor Shower.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 19, 2013, 04:15:12 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2014, 02:01:24 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

SMALL ASTEROID HITS EARTH:  Newly-discovered asteroid 2014 AA hit Earth's atmosphere on Jan. 2nd. The space rock, about the size of a small car, disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean about 3,000 km east of Caracas, Venezuela. Infrasound records interpreted by Peter Brown of the University of Western Ontario suggest an impact energy between 500 and 1,000 tons of TNT. That's a lot of dynamite; nevertheless, in cosmic terms this was a relatively minor impact that did no damage to our planet. [more]
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/Small-Asteroid-2014-AA-Hits-Earth-238481431.html
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2014, 07:52:44 AM
My computer had some mini-crashes. Been trying to post this story about the car - sized asteroid which came down on Jan 02. In the middle of the night, posted the short Spaceweather story, based on this article from Sky and Telescope.
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http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/Small-Asteroid-2014-AA-Hits-Earth-238481431.html



Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2014, 02:17:29 PM
Yowbarb Note: I skim through these sites often and pretty sure, this wasn't posted 'til after it zoomed by. Rather it almost zoomed by - and hit instead. 2014 AA.
No deaths, apparently no damage... The story and photos are in previous posts.
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2014, 05:18:09 PM
 Yowbarb Note:
I check this board on the Spaceweather site every couple days and -
I do not remember seeing this object as an upcoming object. (2014) AW32.

This passed by January 8th at only half a lunar distance. Considered pretty close.
Correction: It was Jan 10th.
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Spaceweather site: http://spaceweather.com/

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/     Near Earth Object Program, Recent Close Approaches
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2014, 05:28:27 PM
Yowbarb Note:
There are a lot of scientists and volunteers trying to keep us updated on dangerously close objects from space.
They can't see everything coming. Some objects are labeled and posted. Just as they are whizzing by, or soon thereafter.
The chart below lists the Upcoming Close Approaches. This chart goes to March 28, 2014 so I only captured part of the image.
See the page to stay updated.

LINK:  http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2014, 10:41:58 PM
I can't remember if Marshall posted this, but he did say we would likely see more fireballs
as a result of ISON breaking up...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2014, 10:54:40 PM
http://www.amsmeteors.org/  American Meteor Society

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2014/01/meteor-activity-from-comet-ison/   Meteor Activity from Comet ISON?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2014, 11:05:13 PM
There have been 71 Fireball Events reported to the AMS already, in 2014.
Here is the page link to the Fireball Logs.  http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2014/

Below is a partial page image of the January Fireball Log.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 13, 2014, 06:03:02 AM
Yowbarb Note:
In this morning's video, Suspicious0bsrvers pointed out a fireball event.
Here is the link to that event on  RSOE. A brief description.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_summary&edis_code=CO-20140113-42269-USA
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VIDEO:
S0 News January 13, 2014: Weather Modification, Fireball, Rare Quake   5:03

LINK:  http://youtu.be/UPqutlF1MEw

Published on Jan 13, 2014 
Website: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org
Blog: http://www.suspicious0bserverscollect... (Click Daily News for all the Charts/Interactives)
Major Warnings/Alerts: https://twitter.com/TheRealS0s
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 15, 2014, 07:48:54 AM
As Marshall had mentioned previously we may see fireballs as a result of Comet ISON breaking up.
In today's video from Suspicious0bservers he discusses his theory that a recent fireball was indeed from ISON. He refers to Dr. Phillips, Spaceweather.com
- Yowbarb
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S0 News January 15, 2014: Weather & Spaceweather Report  5:03    818 views

LINK:  http://youtu.be/Txfkb2Cgcv0
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 15, 2014, 11:23:41 AM
Yowbarb Note: The fireball events which were reported on RSOE EDIS and mentioned in Suspicious0bservers happened over more than on state. As you can see by the images below there was a lot going on Jan 13th. This is all the images I can post at this time.
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Events in 2014 > #117

AMS received 4 reports about this fireball seen over CT and NH on January 13th 2014 around 00:32 (UTC).

Posting also map of the 128 a and 128b event in New York state.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 16, 2014, 04:53:10 AM
http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2014/  161 Events found in 2014

Here are the fireball reports for Jan 14-15.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 23, 2014, 11:14:51 PM
Yowbarb Note:
If my arithmetic is right, there have been 80 separate fireball events reported in the past week. Approx. number.
The fireball log says 240 fireballs in 2014. The log on the 16th said 160 fireballs in 2014.
Past three days 36 fireball reports. The screen capture just shows the log up to and including January 20th.
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http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2014/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 01, 2014, 12:18:35 AM
FIREBALL/METEOR SEEN OVER KENTUCKY SKIES 1/28/2014   0:18   14,066 Views

LINK:  http://youtu.be/SQCHVKhmVaI

by LONE STONER

Published on Jan 29, 2014 

Kentucky resident sends security cam footage to news crews showing what she caught streaking through the skies
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 01, 2014, 12:29:18 AM
Yowbarb Note: Visit this site, lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.gr
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VIDEO:

Breaking News- Bright Fireballs Over UK / Holland and Belgium 18JAN2014 1:29   2,358 Views

nemesis maturity
Published on Jan 19, 2014 

http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot...
Breaking News- UK / Holland Meteor/s 18JAN2014

Tons Bruijnis from the Netherlands made the recording with his dashcam.

Music credits" Nick Ingman, Terry Devine-King - "Orbit"
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 01, 2014, 10:58:53 AM
Two fireballs, 18 reports in the US on February 01.
Seen over these states:   AL, FL , ME, MD, CT, DE, NJ, DC and PA
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http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2014/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 10, 2014, 12:53:19 PM
One Fireball report verified and listed so far today and fifty-four pending reports listed. They seemed to keep popping up as I was counting them. Several of those will end up being the same event. AMS sorts that out.

I am curious what the tally will be by midnight...

http://www.amsmeteors.org/   American Meteor Society home page

AMS Event 402 10 2014-02-10 01:22 UTC  2014-02-09 19:22 CST  WI, IA, MN

Pending reports for today so far:

http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/fireball/browse_reports?report_status=pending


Title: Close-Approach Tables
Post by: Dania22 on February 10, 2014, 06:07:32 PM
Got some close approaches...APPROACHING!   http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

 2014-Feb-10    0.0160    (LD)  6.2

2014-Feb-11    0.0317     (LD) 12.3

2014-Feb-11    0.0252    (LD) 9.8

2014-Feb-12    0.0227    (LD) 8.8

2014-Feb-18    0.0227    (LD) 8.8

2014-Feb-20    0.0113    (LD) 4.4
Title: Re: Close-Approach Tables
Post by: Yowbarb on February 17, 2014, 05:35:31 PM
Got some close approaches...APPROACHING!   http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

 2014-Feb-10    0.0160    (LD)  6.2

2014-Feb-11    0.0317     (LD) 12.3

2014-Feb-11    0.0252    (LD) 9.8

2014-Feb-12    0.0227    (LD) 8.8

2014-Feb-18    0.0227    (LD) 8.8

2014-Feb-20    0.0113    (LD) 4.4
Dania I hope you see my post...  :o
I just set up a temporary topic for this in the Cosmic Events Board
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http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/live-stream

WATCH LIVE AT 9 P.M. EST: Massive Asteroid Zips by Earth   - The Weather Channel

Watch Live: Close Call with Asteroid

A Near-Earth Asteroid, “2000 EM26,' with an estimated diameter of three football fields, will come racing by Earth on its close-approach. Watch beginning at 9PM ET.

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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 18, 2014, 04:37:13 AM
Dania and All: Update from Spaceweather they say that asteroid story was hype! In other words never going to come that close (I guess that's what they are saying.) - Yowbarb
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

"HUGE ASTEROID" HYPE: Major news outlets are reporting the close approach of a "huge asteroid" to Earth on February 17-18. 2000 EM26 is about as wide as 2 football fields and it is flying past our planet 2 million miles away at 27,000 mph. It's all true. It's also all hype. This asteroid is little different than half-a-dozen other space rocks that have already whizzed passed Earth at similar distances in February, including one, 2006 DP14, that is almost 4 times larger. The sudden attention to 2000 EM26 is disproportionate to its actual uniqueness or potential impact.
For a real close encounter, click here.  http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/26feb_russianmeteor/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 18, 2014, 10:58:10 PM
Yowbarb Note: Here is an article about how the asteroid is missing. I was trying to watch that same show they referred to in the article.

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2000%20EM26;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad
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9 hours ago

http://www.universetoday.com/109522/moby-dick-asteroid-2000-em26-on-the-lamb-help-slooh-find-it/

‘Moby Dick’ Asteroid 2000 EM26 is Missing – Help Astronomers Find It


by Bob King on February 18, 2014

Yesterday evening you may have dropped by to watch Slooh’s live coverage of asteroid 2000 EM26 as it passed just 8.8 lunar distances of Earth. Surprise – the space rock never showed up!  Slooh’s robotic telescope attempted to recover the asteroid and share its speedy travels with the world but failed to capture an image at the predicted position.

Now nicknamed Moby Dick after the elusive whale in Herman Melville’s novel of the same name, the asteroid’s gone missing in the deep sea of space. Earthlings need fear no peril; it’s not headed in our direction anytime soon. Either the asteroid’s predicted path was in error or the object was much fainter than expected. More likely the former.

Last night’s coverage attempt of 2000 E26′s close flyby of Earth

2000 EM26′s predicted brightness at the time was around magnitude 15.4, not bright but well within range of the telescope. Rather than throwing their hands up in the air, the folks at Slooh are calling upon amateur astronomers make a photographic search for the errant space rock in the next few nights.

Since the asteroid was last observed 14 years ago for only 9 days, it isn’t too surprising that uncertainties in its position could add up over time, shifting the asteroid’s position and path to a different part of the sky by 2014.  According to Daniel Fischer, German amateur astronomer and astronomy writer, the positions were off by 100 degrees! As Paul Cox, Slooh’s Observatory Director, points out:

“Discovering these Near Earth Objects isn’t enough. As we’ve seen with 2000 EM26, all the effort that went into its discovery is worthless unless follow­up observations are made to accurately determine their orbits for the future.  And that’s exactly what Slooh members are doing, using the robotic telescopes at our world­-class observatory site to accurately measure the precise positions of these asteroids and comets.”

If a determined, modern-day Ahab doesn’t find this asteroidal Moby Dick, one of the large scale robotic telescope surveys probably will. Here’s a link to the NASA/JPL particulars including brightness, coordinates and distance for 2000 EM26.

Similar sized asteroids, including ones passing even closer to Earth, zip by every month. 2000 EM26 received a lot of coverage yesterday likely because it arrived near the time of the anniversary of the Chelyabinsk meteorite fall over Russia. Though it remains scarce for now, eyes are on the sky to find the asteroid again and refine its orbit. Hopefully the beast won’t get away next time.

Check out the lively discussion going on at Asteroid and Comet Researcher List. More information HERE.
http://images.slooh.com/files/press_release/Missingasteroid.pdf   Missing asteroid


Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/109522/moby-dick-asteroid-2000-em26-on-the-lamb-help-slooh-find-it/#ixzz2tkST2n3z
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 19, 2014, 08:41:22 AM
Maybe this was related to that asteroid, 2000 EM26 - maybe it wasn't. I just spotted this on the RSOE:

Event date: 07:45:44 AM 19/02/2014
Event: Event into space
Country: Argentina
State: State of Santa Fe
Area: El Trebol airspace
City:
Short details: Argentine space expert Jorge Coghlan said that the huge bang heard on Tuesday and that scared many people in central Santa Fe province was caused by a "meteorite which disintegrated on entering the ...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 22, 2014, 11:50:10 PM
http://www.amsmeteors.org/   American Meteor Society home page
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 28, 2014, 05:59:56 AM
Yowbarb Note:
This screen saver, showing a meteor in Virginia  is from today's video by suspicious0bservers.
I circled the meteor in his image. I will try to find more details and post them. The link about the Virginia meteor was to a Facebook page and it expired or no permission. I will try to get more details and post soon.
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S0 News February 28, 2014: Storm Watch, Solar Analysis   5:50

LINK: http://youtu.be/WgjuI__JM4U

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 28, 2014, 08:55:27 PM
Yowbarb Note
Follow up: The AMS Fireball Log shows  reports of a meteor over VA (and other states) on the 25th, the 27th and the 28th.

http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2014/

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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2014, 06:29:10 PM
Yowbarb Note: I just noticed this in the upcoming Close Approaches on the Spaceweather page. As so often happens lately, I had looked and this was not listed on there. I think it just popped up tonight.

2014 DX 110 March 05 2014 in the PHA area of Spaceweather site. (Potentially Hazardous Asteroids.)

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2014 DX110&orb=1
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 05, 2014, 08:26:55 AM
Yowbarb Note: This asteroid will (safely) pass between our earth and the moon tonight.
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(http://en.es-static.us/upl/2014/03/asteroid-2014-DX-110.jpg)

http://earthsky.org/earth/asteroid-to-sweep-within-moons-distance-on-wednesday?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=fb6cef3f6e-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-fb6cef3f6e-393646161

Asteroid to sweep within moon’s distance on Wednesday

Watch online as asteroid 2014 DX110 sweep closer than the moon on Wednesday, March 5.

NASA announced last night that a known asteroid will sweep within 217,000 miles (about 350,000 kilometers) of Earth on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. That is closer than the distance from Earth to the moon. The time will be about 2100 UTC (1 p.m. PST, 4 p.m. EST). You can watch online via the Virtual Telescope Project.

NASA says that – with current detection capabilities – it can see an asteroid passing this close about 20 times a year.

This asteroid, 2014 DX110, is estimated to be about 100 feet (30 meters) across. It is no threat to Earth.

Astronomers discovered 2014 DX110 on February 28, 2014 via the Pan-STARRS 1 survey. Its orbit was initially refined using follow up observations made by the Great Shefford Observatory in West Berkshire, England.

NASA detects, tracks and characterizes asteroids and comets using both ground- and space-based telescopes. The Near-Earth Object Observations Program, commonly called “Spaceguard,” discovers these objects, characterizes a subset of them and identifies their close approaches to determine if any could be potentially hazardous to our planet.

Read more from NASA about the March 5 asteroid pass:
http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/asteroid/asteroid-2014-DX110-20140304/#.UxcXOfSwL19 

More about NASA’s asteroid detection program: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/main/index.html
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 05, 2014, 09:24:34 PM
Yowbarb Note:
Wow! Another close asteroid flyby tonight. Just found out about it on a Spaceweather Update.
Condition Code 9 means a lot of uncertainty in the orbit. That is what is being displayed right now. 12:25 AM EST. March 06.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

ANOTHER ASTEROID FLYBY: For the second time in as many days, an asteroid is flying through the Earth-Moon system. Yesterday, March 5th, 30-meter asteroid 2014 DX110 passed just inside the orbit of the Moon--about 0.9 lunar distances away. Today, March 6th, 10-meter asteroid 2014 EC is coming even closer--only 0.2 lunar distances. Neither space rock poses an immediate threat to Earth. According to NASA, asteroids thread the Earth-Moon system more than 20 times a year.

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2014%20EC&orb=1   2014 EC   0.2 lunar distances

condition code      9   

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2014%20EC;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 06, 2014, 02:41:06 AM
Update, 2014 DX110 zoomed by already during the night.
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http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

RECENT CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 06, 2014, 11:26:53 AM
Fireball Update from Spaceweather. See page for movie link.
Note: I had trouble playing the movie.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/ Spaceweather

FIREBALLS OVER CANADA AND NEW MEXICO:
March 6th began with a bang. "Last night, here was a significant fireball over north central New Mexico at precisely 00:19:20 am MST," reports Thomas Ashcraft. "It was brighter than the full Moon and shook houses from its sonic boom." Ashcraft operates a fireball camera and forward-scatter meteor radar at his private observatory near Santa Fe. Turn up the volume and play the movie he recorded.
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Approximately two hours later, a similar fireball streaked over Yellowknife, Canada, exploding so brightly that the flash turned the night sky blue.

Yuichi Takasaka took the picture from the verge of Vee Lake. "I was leading an Aurora Photography Tour," says Takasaka. "We had quite colourful auroras all night. All of sudden at 02:13 local time, one shooting star started from Western sky and exploded towards North. It got so bright that I had to close my eyes like someone used electric flash in front of me. A few minutes later, we could hear the huge explosion from the direction of the fireball fell. What an exciting night!!!"

As far as we know there is no conection between these two events or the asteroid 2014 EC, which is flying past Earth today. They are probably random meteoroids of the type that strike Earth's atmosphere every night

Photo: Fireball & Auroras by Yuichi Takasaka on March 6, 2014 @ Vee Lake, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 07, 2014, 04:42:13 AM
http://spaceweather.com/  Spaceweather site

ASTEROID BREAKUP:
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has recorded the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid into as many as 10 smaller pieces.

[full story]  http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/06mar_asteroid/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 08, 2014, 08:39:18 AM
Yowbarb Note: It seems for days now there have been noteworthy events with meteors, meteorites, fireballs...

"Northern Canada was treated to a fiery splendor as a meteor rocked their sky last night - both visibly and audibly,"
- suspicious0bservers March 08, 2013 ] -  from suspicious0bservers in his video of the day.
.../color]
S0 News March 8, 2014: Sinkhole Tech, Storm Watch   4:10  4,128

Link:  http://youtu.be/SJgJRNM-k8o
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Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2014, 12:50:23 PM
Yowbarb Note: I have posted this discovery elsewhere on the Planet X Town Hall. Forgive the repetition but I feel it belongs here too.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/  March 27 2014

AN ASTEROID WITH RINGS: Today at a press conference in Brazil, astronomers announced the surprising discovery of an asteroid with rings. The 250-km-wide asteroid, named Chariklo, is located in the outer solar system between Saturn and Uranus. In June 2013, observers used seven different telescopes in South America to watch the asteroid pass in front of a distant star. The star winked out not just once, as would be expected for a solitary asteroid, but multiple times, revealing a pair of dense narrow rings surrounding the space rock.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10199_Chariklo 
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Post by: enlightenme on March 27, 2014, 02:56:18 PM
Pretty amazing!  Thanks Barb!  :)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 28, 2014, 07:21:24 AM
Pretty amazing!  Thanks Barb!  :)

Enlightenme, I'm not the expert, but I have been told this discovery actually is important. There's this asteroid which "shouldn't have rings, but it does," which means something.
We will be hearing more about this soon...
Another object attracting attention, Comet Siding Spring presumably named for the observatory in Australia... more details soon.
Today's video from suspicious 0bservers has some data on it. Close Approach to Mars upcoming in the fall.
- Yowbarb

http://www.fallofathousandsuns.com/comet-siding-spring.html 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 29, 2014, 04:10:02 PM
Just curious if anyone knows whether Comet Siding Spring will ever be visible in Northern Hemisphere on this go-round?  The article wasn't totally clear, as it mentioned that beginning in September 2014, it will be visible in Southern Hemisphere, and that is all it mentioned.  I'm trying to look at my Star and Planet Locator for September and later, but cannot seem to find Mars, so not sure if it's visible at that time during the night in North. Hem.  Anyone know?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: probe64322 on March 29, 2014, 11:00:12 PM
http://www.earthriseinstitute.org/coms_coming.html

This is from this page http://www.universetoday.com/107606/comets-prospects-for-2014-a-look-into-the-crystal-ball/

2014′s most anticipated comet has to be  C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, expected to reach magnitude 7.5 and become binocular-worthy for southern hemisphere skywatchers as it traverses the southern circumpolar constellations this September. Northerners will have to wait until early October for the comet to climb into the evening sky by way of Scorpius and Sagittarius. Watch for an 8th magnitude hazy glow in the southwestern sky at that time.

Also scroll down this page to find comet your after & then click on it  http://www.aerith.net/comet/future-n.html

P.



Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: enlightenme on March 30, 2014, 06:05:58 AM
http://www.earthriseinstitute.org/coms_coming.html

This is from this page http://www.universetoday.com/107606/comets-prospects-for-2014-a-look-into-the-crystal-ball/

2014′s most anticipated comet has to be  C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, expected to reach magnitude 7.5 and become binocular-worthy for southern hemisphere skywatchers as it traverses the southern circumpolar constellations this September. Northerners will have to wait until early October for the comet to climb into the evening sky by way of Scorpius and Sagittarius. Watch for an 8th magnitude hazy glow in the southwestern sky at that time.

Also scroll down this page to find comet your after & then click on it  http://www.aerith.net/comet/future-n.html

P.

Thanks for the info and question answered probe64322!!  Appreciate it!!  ;D
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 30, 2014, 05:05:59 PM
Yes, Probe64322, much appreciated info.  Had no idea there were so many comets and obviously there are those who compile this data. 
Thanks again!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 15, 2014, 10:32:11 AM
http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/fireball/browse_reports?report_status=pending

"Currently we are investigating 28 Reports."
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http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/2014/

Yowbarb Note: 905 Events found in 2014   but it is only the 4th month. The PX Researcher said the fireballs really fell off...we will see if there is currently a resurgence...

3552 Events found in 2013 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 23, 2014, 08:14:35 AM
Earth Sky News

http://earthsky.org/space/evidence-for-26-atom-bomb-scale-asteroid-impacts-since-2000?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=36901a1e0d-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-36901a1e0d-393646161

Whoa! 26 atom-bomb-scale asteroid impacts since 2000
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 01, 2014, 12:03:00 AM
This is not tremendously close. (2014 HL129) it is the closest approach I have seen posted
in a long time.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/        (2014 HL129)  0.8 LDs  May 03 2014

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 03, 2014, 08:46:21 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

METEORS FROM HALLEY'S COMET: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on the night of May 5-6 with as many as 60 meteors per hour in the southern hemisphere and half that number in the north. No matter where you live, the best time to look is during the dark hours before local sunrise on May 6th.

http://spaceweathergallery.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 11, 2014, 11:01:12 AM
Wow this is a close one IMHO.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

0.3 LDs 2014 JG55 May 10 2014

Close Approach Data

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2014%20JG55;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 11, 2014, 05:01:35 PM
Yowbarb Note -
Update:
2014 JG55 passed by earth May 10th ( UTC) at 0.0007 AUs - or 0.3 Lunar Distances.

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/   RECENT CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2014, 09:11:04 PM
Yowbarb Note: I'm still viewing this video. Thought I'd go ahead and post it, anyway since we just had an asteroid come within 0.3 lunar distances recently. 2014 JG55 (May 11 EDT.)
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Large Meteors, Fireballs and Bolides Through 20 MAY 2014    3:21   1,781 Views

LINK:  http://youtu.be/iBGrusRj6Xk

Published on May 7, 2014 

NEOs Close Approach to Earth May 2014 - ALERT ISSUED
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot...

NEOs Asteroids Close Approach to Earth May 2014
ALERT -Large Meteors, Fireballs and Bolides through 20MAY2014

The number NEOs with an LD of less than 10 will increase dramatically before the month is finished! Expect some greatly increased meteor activity just prior to and just after 07MAY through 20MAY

Scientists estimate that several dozen asteroids in the 6 to 12 meter size range fly by Earth at a distance closer than the moon every year, but only a fraction of these are actually detected.

2014 The Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot...

http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/iau/...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 15, 2014, 08:43:38 PM
Uploaded 6 days ago:

Video: Toronto Meteor Video Fireball Meteor over Toronto's afternoon Sky 0:49    37 views

LINK:  http://youtu.be/OHvRvZ2eWVI

Published on May 9, 2014
Toronto Meteor Video Fireball Meteor over Toronto's afternoon Sky
...possible fragmentation. Witness in France NW of Paris saw similar phenom at 10:20 pm SAME time.

"Saw this Meteor (possibly) on my drive at 4:17pm Sunday, May 4th, 2014."
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 22, 2014, 11:04:31 AM
In his morning video today, suspicious0bservers mentioned the upcoming meteor shower which will be before sunrise on Saturday. He said it could be a dud - OR - we could move through a significant dust stream and the shower could be epic."
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

ANTICIPATION BUILDS FOR WEEKEND METEOR SHOWER: This weekend, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR. If forecasters are correct, the encounter could produce an outburst of bright meteors numbering more than 200 per hour. The best time to look for these "May Camelopardalids" is on Saturday, May 24th, between the hours of 0600 UT and 0800 UT (2 a.m. and 4 a.m. EDT). The timing favors observers in North America
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 23, 2014, 06:39:24 AM
Yowbarb Note:
In his early morning video today, suspicious0bservers mentions the new meteor shower again.  [Anyone in North America who can see the moon late, late night tonight, or before sunrise might see the meteor shower. There is a slight chance it could be a dud and a slight chance it could be spectacular.]
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Meteors Tonight, Solar Wind Impact | S0 News May 23, 2014

LINK:  http://youtu.be/7PP00iFtrkc

Published on May 23, 2014
Our Website: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 23, 2014, 07:17:17 AM
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

It’s almost time to watch for a possible meteor shower on the night of May 23-24. That’s when Earth will encounter debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR!

"In 2012, meteor experts announced that Earth was due for a May 2014 encounter with debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR. Other meteor experts quickly confirmed this prediction and some began to use the words meteor storm to describe the encounter of Earth with debris from this comet on the night of May 23-24, 2014. More calculations indicate we might get a strong shower, but not a storm of meteors. The meteors will radiate from the constellation Camelopardalis, and thus the shower is being called the Camelopardalids. Experts and amateurs alike will be watching this one! Read more about the Camelopardalids below."

May 23-24, 2014 Camelopardalids
 The peak night of the predicted Camelopardalid meteor shower is May 23-24, 2014. Because of the time predicted for the meteor display, observers in southern Canada and the continental U.S. are especially well positioned to see the meteors in the early morning hours of May 24 (or late at night on May 23). Will the predictions hold true? They are not always 100% reliable, which is why, no matter where you are on Earth, this shower is worth a try around the night of May 23-24. The meteors will radiate from the constellation Camelopardalis (camelopard), a very obscure northern constellation. Its name is derived from early Rome, where it was thought of as a composite creature, described as having characteristics of both a camel and a leopard. Nowadays we call such a creature a giraffe! Since meteor in annual showers take their names from the constellation from which they appear to radiate – and since this meteor shower might become an annual event – people are already calling it the Camelopardalids. This constellation – radiant point of the May 2014 meteor shower – is in the northern sky, close to the north celestial pole, making this meteor shower better for the Northern Hemisphere than the Southern Hemisphere. Models suggest that the best viewing hours for this new meteor shower are between 6 and 8 UTC on May 24. That is between 2 and 4 a.m. EDT (1-3 a.m. CDT and so on … translate to your time zone here).

Read more: Will Comet LINEAR produce a new major meteor shower on the night of May 23-24, 2014?
http://earthsky.org/space/comet-209p-linear-meteor-shower-storm-may-2014
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 24, 2014, 01:46:13 AM
At 0415 AM EDT the moon was reddish orange not far above the horizon. Too hazy though, to see meteors. Some people on a NASA chat did see some meteors. Northern Kentucky...A lot of people couldn't see them.
By 0440 the moon had lightened up to a golden color but even more haze.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 24, 2014, 01:58:34 AM
suspicious0bservers said it is possible to catch sight of some meteors; til dawn. Eastern sky.


How to Watch Tonight's Meteor Shower


Link: http://youtu.be/a4FWjiAwnGw
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 24, 2014, 02:32:13 AM
Yowbarb Note: I went back outside and was surprised to see a big bright orange object. It just looked orange due to haze, the same way the moon had looked orange for awhile.
It is Venus which popped up there about 0500 AM EDT. Looking east. Moon climbed higher on up to the right in the sky...
I'm in CW central west Florida. Just too hazy I guess I did see what looked like a small flash of light right near the moon, about 0430 AM.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 24, 2014, 02:40:50 AM
Live stream of the meteor shower NASA

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/may-camelopardalids.html

Another link:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 24, 2014, 09:30:58 AM
suspicious0bservers saw some meteors. He was listening to Spaceweather radio and at one point there were a lot of dings. Minor but still noteworthy. Lots of good images at the Spaceweather Gallery:
http://spaceweathergallery.com/meteor_gallery.html... Spaceweather: "It is worth noting, and perhaps marveling, that forecasters correctly predicted the onset of a never-before-seen meteor shower. They got the timing almost perfectly correct; only the rates were off. Such a prediction would have been impossible only 20 years ago before the development of physics-based dust stream models. In this respect, the May Camelopardalids were a success if not a spectacle.:
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Greece Quake, Top News, Sunspot Collision? | S0 News May 24, 2014   6:12

LINK:   http://youtu.be/elUc8BalaK0

Published on May 24, 2014
Our Website: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 25, 2014, 01:21:48 AM
May 25th Update:

http://www.spaceweather.com/   Camelopardalids
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: pbutter72 on May 25, 2014, 02:58:08 PM
Thank you for posting these links! There was much cloud cover where I live over the past few days which made it almost impossible to see anything.

~pB
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 29, 2014, 08:23:11 AM
Yowbarb LINEAR not a threat - won't be visible without a telescope, yet this is noteworthy:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

COMET 209P/LINEAR FLIES BY EARTH: Today, Comet 209P/LINEAR is passing remarkably close to Earth. At a distance of only 5 million miles (0.0554 AU), it is making the 9th closest comet flyby in recorded history. Such an encounter should be good news for sky watchers. Just one problem: the comet is not only remarkably close, but also remarkably dim. Observing from Australia, Nirmal Paul needed a half-meter telescope to take this picture of the comet approaching on May 28th.

Despite its proximity to Earth, the comet is shining like a 10th or 11th magnitude star--that is, about 100 times too dim to see with the unaided eye. The comet is not very active and it currently produces very little dust. This will come as no surprise to anyone who watched the May Camelopardalid meteor shower on May 24th. Caused by dust from Comet 209P/LINEAR, the shower was a visual dud.

Amateur astronomers who wish to watch this stealthy comet pass by Earth should consult the detailed finder charts provided by Sky and Telescope. And check the comet gallery for updates:

http://spaceweathergallery.com/comet_gallery.html
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Wormwood on May 30, 2014, 12:03:16 AM
Is the comet passing in front of us or behind us?  I have seen video models over the past couple of weeks that show both scenarios.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Wormwood on May 30, 2014, 12:05:48 AM
Of course, I just remembered it could also be passing below us or above us as well  :D
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 31, 2014, 11:47:21 AM
Of course, I just remembered it could also be passing below us or above us as well  :D

Yowbarb Note: Sorry Wormwood, I don't have an answer to that question right offhand.  :)
I think it passed and what Spaceweather said - it wasn't visible without a telescope, even though really close.
Meanwhile: Don't miss this:

http://yowusa.com/videos/yowusa/px101-01/

Planet X 101: Deep Impact

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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 02, 2014, 10:03:53 AM
Isle of Sky, (Scotland)

Video:
Fireball caught on camera streaking over Isle of Skye   0:35

LINK:

Published on May 30, 2014
Fireball Caught On Camera Streaking Over Isle Of Skye Fireball
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 25, 2014, 08:03:37 PM
Was just checking the flares on Spaceweather -wow, surprised about this asteroid that went by on the 22nd.

2014 MH6     June 22    0.6 LDs    12m

Note:  One lunar distance, LD = about 225,622 miles. So 0.6 LDs is only 135,373.2 - anyway, that's what the chart said it would do.

Didn't see that one coming don't remember it being posted as on the way. That happens sometimes. Not sure when this was posted. Anyway it went past, capture of page below. Not sure yet if any videos or discussion of it, anywhere
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 05, 2014, 08:01:49 AM
From suspicious0bservers video of this morning:
"This happened over the weekend, a fireball brighter than the moon over the United States."
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S0 News August 5, 2014 | Bright Fireball, Storm Alert Hawaii

http://youtu.be/nO81bygPTS0?list=UUTiL1q9YbrVam5nP2xzFTWQ
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 12, 2014, 01:03:03 PM
http://spaceweather.com/

COMET COULD SPARK AURORAS ON MARS: Comet Siding Spring is about to fly historically close to Mars. The encounter could spark Martian auroras,
a meteor shower, and other unpredictable effects. Whatever happens, NASA's fleet of Mars satellites will have a ringside seat. Get the full story http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/12aug_marscomet/

and a video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R4yj7DtQbM&feature=youtu.be   from Science@NASA.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 07, 2014, 08:34:59 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 21, 2014, 10:07:41 PM
Yowbarb Note: I didn't post about this asteroid when it was approaching. This passed by already... 2014 SG1 was a lot closer than most of them.
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

2014 SG1      Sep 20      0.2 LD      7 m
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 25, 2014, 07:48:53 PM
This was originally in "HuffPo" then yahoo. 
The headline in Yahoo was:
"Four Fireballs spotted along East Coast and Midwest" (all same day I believe).  Worth the read because of the usual authoritarian claim that the four fireballs are unrelated.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/fireballs-sky-east-us_n_5882472.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 28, 2014, 07:57:49 PM
This was originally in "HuffPo" then yahoo. 
The headline in Yahoo was:
"Four Fireballs spotted along East Coast and Midwest" (all same day I believe).  Worth the read because of the usual authoritarian claim that the four fireballs are unrelated.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/25/fireballs-sky-east-us_n_5882472.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

ilinda - thanks for posting this. I'm sharing something I got from from Member justwright61 -

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2014/09/four-large-fireball-events-over-usa/

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: david on October 03, 2014, 01:01:21 PM
Take note what is the Most High wanting us to look at ?

What are the Blood Moons pointing to ?

What has happen to the outer planets in the past ?

Keep you eyes on Uranus and what about Neptune.

Best time is Oct 8 at about 6 am. Keep your eyes on the west, north west

FYI
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Post by: ilinda on October 05, 2014, 05:56:45 AM
What time zone are you in?  IOW, 6 AM in which time zone on Oct. 8?
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Post by: Yowbarb on October 17, 2014, 11:28:57 AM
Yowbarb Note:
The AMS Fireball log is currently a bit behind, looks like. They are investigating.
Last three - four days not posted

http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/fireball/browse_reports?report_status=pending

"We are currently investigating 143 reports."
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Post by: Yowbarb on October 21, 2014, 12:48:31 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

METEORS FROM HALLEY'S COMET: Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley's Comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Tuesday, Oct. 21st, with as many as 25 meteors per hour. The best time to look is during the dark hours before local sunrise.
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Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2014, 07:05:12 PM
Coming up on the 27th of October, Monday: Near-Earth object (2014 UF56) will pass near ear only one fourth the distance from the earth to the moon. 0.4 LDs.

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2014 UF56&orb=1

Orbit Classification
Title: Apollo
 
Description: Near-Earth asteroid orbits which cross the Earth's orbit similar to that of 1862 Apollo (a > 1.0 AU; q < 1.017 AU).
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Post by: Yowbarb on October 27, 2014, 11:43:14 PM
Yowbarb Note:
Update on the Close approach of (2014 UF56) today:
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http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  2014-Oct-27    Distance 0.0011 AUs  0.4 LDs
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Post by: Yowbarb on November 04, 2014, 11:05:45 PM
From Marshall:

"...this auspicious meteor sighting article from DrudgeReport.:

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/11/03/meteor-streaks-over-monday-night/18447239/

Cheers,
Marshall
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Meteor streaks over eastern US Monday night
USA TODAY NETWORK Michael King, WXIA-TV
4:12 p.m. EST November 4, 2014
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Post by: Yowbarb on November 15, 2014, 02:30:16 PM
NASA Confirms Meteor Hit in Central Texas   1:30   17,304 Views

video link: http://youtu.be/psqNRkKr3bQ

ABC News Published on Nov 9, 2014
The fireball that went across the sky was measured at 4 feet long and 4,000 pounds.
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Post by: Yowbarb on November 15, 2014, 02:40:30 PM
PS Meteor hit 4 feet across, 4,000 pounds traveling 55,000 mph Nov 09 near San Antonio, TX

NASA Confirms Meteor Hit in Central Texas

video: http://youtu.be/psqNRkKr3bQ
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Post by: Yowbarb on November 18, 2014, 03:06:03 PM
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

(2014 WA)       2014-Nov-17    0.0049 AUs    1.0 ld
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Post by: Yowbarb on December 02, 2014, 09:17:31 AM
 
http://spaceweather.com/   

Object                          Date                 Distance           Size

2014 WU200               Dec 10                1.2 LD            7 m
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Post by: ilinda on December 08, 2014, 03:30:55 PM
RUSSIAN SCIENTIST SPIES MOUNTAIN-SIZED ASTEROID HEADING OUR WAY
(from:  http://news.yahoo.com/russian-scientist-spies-mountain-sized-asteroid-heading-way-170022867.html )

In a video posted online Sunday, astrophysicist Vladimir Lipunov says the newly discovered asteroid could collide with Earth during its three-year orbital cycle. A giant meteor exploded over a Russian city in 2013.
Christian Science Monitor
By Fred Weir 6 hours ago

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Image courtesy of NASA shows an artist's concept of a broken-up asteroid
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Image courtesy of NASA shows an artist's concept of a broken-up asteroid. Scientists think that a giant asteroid, which broke up long ago in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, eventually made its way to Earth and led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Data from NASA's WISE mission likely rules out the leading suspect, a member of a family of asteroids called Baptistina, so the search for the origins of the dinosaur-killing asteroid goes on. (REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout)

A Russian astrophysicist says his team has located a huge, mountain-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the Earth's every three years.

Even though experts say the giant object, known as 2014 UR116, poses no immediate threat of collision, its unexpected discovery underscores how little is still known about asteroids and their unpredictable orbits.

Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, announced the find in a short documentary, "Asteroid Attack," posted on the website of the Russian Space Agency on Sunday. Mr. Lipunov says the asteroid, which he calculates is 370 meters in diameter, could hit the Earth with an explosion 1,000 times greater than the surprise 2013 impact of a bus-sized meteor in Russia. That object entered Earth’s atmosphere over the city of Chelyabinsk, resulting in a series of ferocious blasts that blew out windows and damaged buildings for miles around.

Recommended: Are you a space whiz? Take our quiz!

In the film, Lipunov says it's difficult to calculate the orbit of big objects like 2014 UR116 because, as they hurtle through the solar system, their trajectories are constantly being altered by the gravitational pull of nearby planets. "We need to permanently track this asteroid, because even a small mistake in calculations could have serious consequences," he said.

There is little indication that this particular asteroid could hit the Earth in the next few decades, though over a much longer period a collision looks quite likely, says Natan Esmant, an expert with the official Space Research Institute in Moscow. A more serious issue, he says, is the estimated 100,000 near-Earth objects, such as asteroids and comets, which can cross our planet's orbit and are large enough to be dangerous. Only about 11,000 have so far been tracked and cataloged.

"Every couple of days new ones are being discovered," he says. "Scientists have increasingly powerful tools to do this work, but there's a lot still to be done. Every object that crosses the Earth's path can be a potential threat."

Since the Chelyabinsk meteor, which came as a complete surprise to experts, scientists have been warning about the danger and trying to pool their data in order to get a clearer picture of the swarms of debris that are lurking in space. Scientists use conventional telescopes, radar and infrared detectors to hunt asteroids. The first satellite specifically designed to identify asteroids was launched last year. 

A movement of scientists, astronauts, musicians, and businesspeople have launched a campaign to dramatize the danger and seek ways of protecting Earth from what seems like an inevitable destructive collision. They declared June 30, 2015, the world's first Asteroid Day.             
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Post by: Yowbarb on December 16, 2014, 12:17:04 AM
ilinda - I had meant to reply to your interesting posts. I FWD'd them to Marshall...
Thanks,
Barb Townsend
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Post by: Yowbarb on December 16, 2014, 12:21:03 PM
Yowbarb Note - NASA released a statement that Asteroid 2014 UR116 is no threat to earth for another 150 years. This is contrary to what the Russian Scientist said. (See ilinda's post farther above in this Topic.)  Who knows - but we need to be prepared as best we can for incoming objects in the coming few years...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_UR116   2014 UR116

Wikipedia on the closest approach: On 10 April 2047, the asteroid will safely pass 0.0296 AU (4,430,000 km; 2,750,000 mi) from Earth.[2]
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UR116http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news187.html Asteroid 2014 UR116, A 400-meter Sized Near-Earth Asteroid, Represents No Threat to the Earth
NASA/JPL Near-Earth Object Program Office
 December 8, 2014
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Yowbarb Note, continued: I don't see anything super close coming up. Nothing  for the next few months...Some may deliberately not be posted and some not discovered...
Note - the highlighted one on January 26th is not the one mentioned by the Russian Scientist. This object I highlighted is suposed to pass 0.008 AUs from earth. Fairly close but not likely to hit.
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  NASA Near Earth Object Program

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/    Upcoming Close Approaches
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Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2015, 10:40:51 AM
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/      CA Distance = close approach distance

RECENT CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH

  Asteroid                Date(UT)   CA Distance (AU) CA Distance  (LD)      Size      Relative  Velocity (km/s)
 

2015 AQ43                Jan 14                  0.0011              0.4 LD                10 m             12.51
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Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2015, 11:27:17 AM
http://www.space.com/28269-asteroid-earth-flyby-2004-bl86.html

Big Asteroid to Zoom by Earth on Jan. 26

by Shannon Hall, Staff Writer   |   January 14, 2015 05:40pm ET

A large asteroid about a third of a mile wide will zoom safely by Earth this month, and mark the planet's closest encounter with a space rock of its size until 2027.

The asteroid 2004 BL86 will fly by Earth on Jan. 26, passing at a range of about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers), about three times the distance between the Earth and the moon. It will be the asteroid's closest approach to Earth for the next 200 years, according to NASA scientists.

Asteroid 2004 BL86 is nearly 1,800 feet (549 meters) in diameter, but there is no risk of it hitting the Earth when it zips by. The next asteroid of similar size to come near Earth will be the asteroid 1999 AN10, which will make its closest approach in 2027, according to the NASA statement
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Post by: Yowbarb on January 17, 2015, 11:31:16 AM
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
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Post by: Yowbarb on January 23, 2015, 01:19:33 PM
BIG rock 2004 BL86 zooming past our planet the 26th supposedly will not come closer than about three lunar distances. Posting the Spaceweather.com story first:
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http://www.spaceweather.com/

BRIGHT ASTEROID FLYBY: A large asteroid is about to fly past Earth. On the night of Jan. 26-27, mountain-sized space rock 2004 BL86 will be only 3 times farther from us than the Moon. VIDEO LINK:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l59RNNhVlKo
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http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  Upcoming Close Approaches, 2004 BL86 

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/  Near Earth Objects Program
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Post by: Yowbarb on January 23, 2015, 01:31:25 PM
PS Screen capture of the video, by kevinizooropa posted on You Tube Jan 19, 2015

Asteroid 2004 BL86; how to see it !   3:18    4,479 Views

Video link:  http://youtu.be/l59RNNhVlKo

Published on Jan 19, 2015
How to see this asteroid moving in front of the stars ! For more details, see the article: http://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-2004-bl86-to-sweep-close-on-january-26

Images Credits: Amateur Astronomer using computerized telescope, Photo by Babak Tafreshi.

Real images of asteroid 2004 BL86 passing by stars, by Steven M. Tilley / Siding Spring Observatory.

Illustrations of asteroid 2004 BL86 passing by stars and M44, made with Stellarium software.

Visit www.SociedadAstronomia.com / Facebook.com/sociedad.astronomia
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Post by: ilinda on February 12, 2015, 09:06:38 AM
FIREBALL RACES ACROSS SKIES OF SPAIN

http://www.thelocal.es/20150211/ball-of-light-speeds-across-catalan-skies
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Post by: Yowbarb on February 13, 2015, 01:53:55 PM
Meteor over NZ caught on dashcam. Mentioned in this morning's video by Suspicious0bservers.

http://youtu.be/D_-fsuBdiu0

Published on Feb 13, 2015
www.Suspicious0bservers.org
www.ObservatoryProject.com
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Video:

Meteor Caught On Dash Cam | Tauranga New Zealand      0:08    1,595,130 Views

http://youtu.be/RRs6JS52VNw


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Post by: ilinda on February 14, 2015, 04:49:56 PM
Another comet, this time with close-up photos.  After seeing the warning at the bottom of the article, I deleted the material they do not want published or broadcast, and left the link for those with inquiring minds.


   http://news.yahoo.com/spectacular-comet-photos-rosetta-only-better-225307368.html•   

These Spectacular Comet Photos from Rosetta Will Only Get Better


By Miriam Kramer 5 hours ago
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Copyright 2015 SPACE.com, a Purch company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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Post by: Yowbarb on February 16, 2015, 12:42:43 AM
Yowbarb Note: The screen shots below are a partial look at the fireball logs. On the AMS Fireball log page you can see more info farther to the right, such as sound with the fireball event... Posted below are the dozens of fireball events between Feb 07 and Feb 14th, 2015.
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American Meteor Society Fireball Log

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

http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events?country=-1&year=2015

Events found: 383 in 2015
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Post by: ilinda on February 19, 2015, 06:04:36 AM
Here's another fireball, this time over Pittsburgh.  There's an article and even a 6-second video of it at this link:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/500-pound-fireball-over-pittsburgh-223749241.html
"500 Pound Fireball Over Pittsburgh"
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Post by: Yowbarb on February 20, 2015, 06:45:09 AM
Here's another fireball, this time over Pittsburgh.  There's an article and even a 6-second video of it at this link:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/500-pound-fireball-over-pittsburgh-223749241.html
"500 Pound Fireball Over Pittsburgh"

Whoah!! Good thing it didn't hit anything.
Thanks for posting this...
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Post by: Yowbarb on February 20, 2015, 06:54:15 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

"UNUSUAL COMET SKIRTS THE SUN: An unusual comet is skirting past the sun today. "It's a 'non-group comet,' meaning that it does not appear to be related to any other comet or comet family that we have on record."

Most comets that SOHO sees belong to the Kreutz family. Kreutz sungrazers are fragments from the breakup of a single giant comet many centuries ago. They get their name from 19th century German astronomer Heinrich Kreutz, who studied them in detail. Today's comet, however, is not a member of the family.
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Post by: Yowbarb on February 25, 2015, 01:01:53 PM
Yowbarb Note: I don't have an immediate way to investigate or vet the material in this video. I have no reason to believe it is not the truth.
I didn't find this video it was sent to Marshall one of his contacts and I was on the mailing.
Just going to post it:
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UNKNOWN COMET ALMOST CAUSES KILL SHOT

Video link:  http://youtu.be/wD8WmfOSxlM
Feb 22, 2015
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Post by: Yowbarb on February 25, 2015, 01:49:35 PM
Update from BPEarthWatch on that sundiving comet causing the double killshot CME from the far side of our Sun... Interesting stuff!
Lost my previous post, sorry about delay:
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COMET/POLAR DRIFT UPDATE.    6:45       21,267 views

video link:  http://youtu.be/DUF6OL36XHo

Published on Feb 23, 2015
The 1,000,000 km Filament was pulled off the surface by the Sun Grazing Comet.
Solar, Polar, Earth Quake Links @ http://www.BPEarthWatch.Com



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Post by: ilinda on March 04, 2015, 05:13:36 PM
Today from Dr. Mae Wan Ho website:  www.i-sis.org.uk
Rosetta for a Water Universe

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New Age of Water
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Rosetta for a Water Universe
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Among the most significant new findings of the Rosetta space probe on comet
67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is the copious creation of water by a previously
unrecognized process; water is ubiquitous and the most abundant compound in the
Universe, making our Universe especially fit for life. Dr Mae-Wan Ho

Rosetta cuts no ice but finds copious water production

Rosetta is a robotic space probe consisting of a comet orbiter and a lander
built by the European Space Agency, which also launched it in 2004 [1, 2].
Rosetta reached the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P) on August 2014 at 3.7
AU (astronomical unit, equal to 149.6 million kilometres, the mean distance from
the centre of the earth to the centre of the sun), and moved from 200 km above
the comet to a bound orbit of ~10 km, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit a
comet. On 12 November 2014, the lander module Philae soft-landed on the comet
and managed to send some data before its solar-powered battery ran out, and it
went into hibernation until its battery becomes sufficiently recharged, which
hasn’t yet happened.

Rosetta’ s first results were stunning and ‘surprising’. Images of the comet
nucleus (the solid body) inside the coma (the surrounding cloud of dust and gas)
show two lobes joined by a ‘neck’. The surfaces are rocky and rugged, and
blacker than coal. Other analyses reveal that the surface is rich in organic
materials, and completely dry. Attempts to collect a sample of ‘ice’ from the
surface have failed, breaking the lander’s hammer [1]. In any case, the
temperature on the surface of the nucleus is only -70 °C, some 20 to 30 °C too
high for the standard ice-ball theory of comets.  The mass of the comet is
estimated to be 1013 kg, with a density mysteriously less than half that of
water [2] (but see below for an interesting explanation). Altogether the comet
looks nothing like the ‘dirty snowball’ predicted. Comets are supposed to date
back 4.57 billion years to the origin of our planetary system; and according to
one theory, water on Earth was delivered by snowball comets crashing onto the
planet [3].

The coma of 67P appears highly variable [2], exhibiting large diurnal and
possibly seasonal changes. Both atomic hydrogen and oxygen have been detected
close to the nucleus, and varying with time.

Significantly, water vapour (H2O gas) is actively produced. The total H2O gas
production rates varied from 1 x 1025 molecules per second in early June 2014 to
4 x 1025 molecules per second in early August 2014 (equivalent to ~0.3 kgs-1 and
1.2 kg s-1 respectively). Water production is associated with jets shooting out
from the comet nucleus. How is this copious amount of water produced? According
to standard theory, water is being outgassed through vents from underground
stores, or sublimated from the surface by the warmth of the sun, neither of
which appears likely for 67P. The most actively producing regions and jets are
from the neck, the shadiest, coldest part of the comet, and tellingly, not from
the most sunlit parts (see Figure 1).

Figure 1 (see webpage version) Jets issuing from the neck of comet 67P associated
with the production of water vapour

Another important piece of evidence that goes against the conventional theory is
the deuterium/hydrogen (D/H) ratio of the water; D being a heavy isotope of H
with double the atomic mass. The water produced by comet 67P has a D/H ratio of
5.3 x 10-4, about 3 times the value of Earth’s water [4]. In fact, the D/H
ratios show “dramatic variations among solar system reservoirs of water”,
raising questions over the standard model of how planetary systems evolve from a
‘protosolar nebular’ or ‘protoplanetary disc’ [5]. New research led by Isodore
Cleeaves at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, find that conditions within the
protoplanetary disc cannot account for the enrichment of D/H in water throughout
the solar system, favouring instead interstellar ices with highly enriched D/H
as the source of water in the solar system [6].

Water produced electrochemically in an Electric Universe

Within the past two decades, our picture of the Universe has changed
dramatically. Increasingly high resolution images and spectroscopic information
captured by space telescopes over the entire range of the electromagnetic
spectrum are severely challenging the conventional Big Bang theory based on
gravity and Einstein’s general relativity. Among the main contenders for
replacing Big Bang theory is one of continuous transformation and renewal from
the electric plasma that pervades the Universe.

The Electric Universe is a dynamic constantly evolving universe interconnected
by electric filamentous plasma currents aligned with magnetic fields (Birkeland
currents) on all scales, from interplanetary to supergalactic, forming gigantic
circuits that string together groups of distant galaxies. Interaction between
the electric and magnetic force within a Birkeland current causes charged
particles (matter) to aggregates at the centre of the filament, referred to as a
‘z’ pinch. If the z pinch is strong enough, it can fragment the filament into
discrete spherical or toroidal electric ‘plasmoids’ (rather like a protostar or
planet). In addition, Birkeland current filaments can interact with one another,
creating spiral and other types of galaxies and supergalaxies (see [7]
Continuous Creation from Electric Plasma versus Big Bang Universe, SiS 60, for a
succinct account; and [8] for more details).

The jets on 67P are perhaps the most important clue to the actual mechanism
whereby the water and a host of other organic compound are produced. The jets
are electrical plasma discharges that occur as the negatively charged comet
draws near to the positively charged electric plasma of the sun. In the
discharge, water and other organic molecules are produced electrochemically, as
pointed out by Wal Thornhill and Dave Talbot, leading proponents of the Electric
Plasma Universe, who have also presented an alternative theory of comets (see
[9]). Comets, asteroids and meteorites are all electrically sculpted and ejected
from planets, and hence made of the same stuff, and this stuff is able to
produce water electrochemically by electric plasma discharge at all times, past
and present.

The process is very similar to the formation of water in rock dust exposed to
solar wind, which is composed predominantly of high energy ~1 keV H+ ions
(protons). A research team led by John Bradley at Hawaii Institute of Geophysics
and Planetology, University of Hawaii, at Monoa, Honolulu detected water sealed
in tiny vesicles within amorphous rims of silicate mineral grains on the
exterior surfaces of interplanetary dust particles that are produced by solar
wind irradiation [10]. The team used a combination of high resolution
transmission electron microscopy and valence electron-energy-loss spectroscopy
(VEELS), which is capable of detecting water in situ at the nanoscale by
plotting a spectrum of energy loss (o-50 eV) and identifying the low loss
regions. They were able to reproduce the water production process in the
laboratory. Their findings establish that water is a byproduct of solar wind
space-weathering, which is ubiquitous throughout the solar system. The
implications of the findings are far-reaching. Interplanetary dust particles
continuously enter the Earth’s atmosphere. The present day flux of 30 000 to 40
000 tons/y is comparable to and possibly greater than that of centimeter to
kilometer size meteorites from asteroids and comets. The flux may have been much
higher on the early Earth. Thus, particles such as those studied by the team
could contribute both water and organic carbon simultaneously to the surface of
Earth and other terrestrial planets, thereby speeding up the evolution of life.

Read the rest of this report here
http://www.i-sis.org.uk/Rosetta_for_a_Water_Universe.php
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Post by: ilinda on March 16, 2015, 04:56:33 PM
The following, complete with pictures and one video, can be found at:
http://rt.com/news/240977-switzerland-fireball-sky-dashcam/


Dash-cam dazzle: Huge fireball captured in Switzerland’s sky

Published time: March 16, 2015 04:51




Screenshot from YouTUbe user Accident

Blast, Switzerland

Witnesses reported seeing a green and white meteor flying over Switzerland on Sunday evening, with several dash-cam recordings soaring in popularity on social media sites. Some even reported hearing loud explosions along with the bright lights.
The fireball was observed at around 8:50 p.m. local time in Switzerland. It was also reportedly seen in Austria and southern parts of Germany.
Witnesses claim the bright object moved in a southern direction across the sky. Some reported hearing two loud explosions on top of seeing the greenish light.



“My daughter was on balcony when this happened and she heard a bang. She even felt a slight pressure wave,” one woman told the local newspaper Aargauer Zeitung.
“The blast sounded like an explosion,” said another witness.
Police in Zurich and Berne allegedly received multiple calls reporting the bright lights in the sky.
While observed cases of space objects causing damage by direct impact are extremely rare, fireball explosions can, in fact, be devastating. In February 2013, the Russian city of Chelyabinsk was rocked by a meteor blast that blew out thousands of windows and damaged several buildings in frigid winter weather. Hundreds of people sought medical attention for minor injuries, mostly caused by shattered glass and debris sent flying by the impact wave.
The celestial body responsible for the havoc was later discovered on the bottom of a lake outside the city, and was called the Chelyabinsk meteorite.
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Post by: Yowbarb on March 16, 2015, 11:30:50 PM
ilinda thanks for posting this!
This I am belatedly posting, this article about the same fireball is on Spaceweather now:

BRIGHT FIREBALL, POSSIBLE METEORITE FALL:
Last night, a meteor exploded over southern Germany. The shadow-casting fireball was brighter than the full Moon and it produced loud sonic booms – a sign that it penetrated deep in the atmosphere and may have dropped meteorites on the ground. Attracted by the sounds, astrophotographer Hans Hopf of Bavaria, Germany, turned his camera to the sky just in time to capture a plume of debris twisting in the winds overhead.

"I could see the 'smoke' twisting and turning through the constellation Orion for more than 20 minutes after the meteor exploded," says Hopf. "The field of view of these images is about 10 degrees. The bright star is Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis)."

The International Meteor Organization is gathering eyewitness reports through their new online reporting tool. European readers, if you witnessed this event, please report it. Your sighting could help pinpoint the landing zone of possible meteorites.
Photo: Fireball
Taken by Hans Hopf on March 15, 2015 @ Near Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
 
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=109883&PHPSESSID=ch0eomjb6ladgq3e8hai9pl184
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Post by: Yowbarb on March 19, 2015, 11:03:54 PM
Fireball over Kuopio Finland 18th of March 2015  0:20    2,008 views

video link: https://youtu.be/7EQR0qk8n1I

Published on Mar 18, 2015
Hannu Hoffrén
Left camera to shoot some auroras. Didn't see the fireball myself.
 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2015, 10:13:21 PM
2015 FM118     Mar 28      0.9 LD       8 m

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2015 FM118;orb=1
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on April 11, 2015, 06:21:13 AM
http://www.prisonplanet.com/ufo-explodes-in-russian-city-leaving-behind-pillar-of-black-smoke.html

UFO Explodes in Russian City Leaving Behind Pillar of Black Smoke

      

Sputnik News
April 9, 2015
An unknown object exploded in a suburb of the Russian city of Chita, with some saying it fell out of the sky.
The incident took place in the Ugdan village earlier on Thursday. “I heard an explosion and saw a huge pillar of black smoke around 11 or 12 a.m.,” Vladimir Milovanov told the local Altes TV channel. No one was injured in the explosion but a nearby building sustained minor damage.
Policemen collected scraps of metal from the crater left by the blast and sent them for testing.
“The object could not be identified. It does not resemble anything. One of the theories [of what happened] – gas balloon explosion,” the press service of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said.
Related posts:
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on May 14, 2015, 09:57:58 AM
This post will qualify as "etcetera".


http://news.yahoo.com/5-plutos-known-moons-spied-nasa-probe-photo-111208816.html

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured these views of Pluto and its moons on April 25, 2015.

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has snapped its first-ever family portrait of the Pluto system, capturing the dwarf planet and all five of its known moons.
Related Stories
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New Horizons, which is speeding toward a historic flyby of Pluto on July 14, took a series of images from April 25 through May 1 using its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) camera. The shots mark the first time New Horizons has managed to resolve the extremely faint Pluto moons Kerberos and Styx, mission team members said.
"Detecting these tiny moons from a distance of more than 55 million miles [88.5 million kilometers] is amazing, and a credit to the team that built our LORRI long-range camera and [mission team member] John Spencer’s team of moon and ring hunters," New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, said in a statement. [Photos of Pluto and Its Moons]
Pluto's five known satellites are Charon, Hydra, Nix, Kerberos and Styx. At 648 miles (1,043 km) in diameter, Charon is nearly half as wide as Pluto itself, but the other four moons are minuscule. Kerberos and Styx, for example, are thought to be just 4 to 13 miles (7 to 21 km) and 6 to 20 miles (10 to 32 km) wide, respectively.
The four tiny moons are visible individually in the new images, while Charon melds with Pluto in a much brighter blur at the center of the other satellites' orbits. New Horizons scientists processed the original LORRI photos extensively to reduce the Pluto-Charon glare and reveal the faint small moons.


Kerberos and Styx were first spotted in 2011 and 2012, respectively, by New Horizons team members using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The spacecraft is poised to begin a moon search of its own in the coming days, as part of an effort to identify hazards that could complicate New Horizons' July 14 Pluto flyby.
"New Horizons is now on the threshold of discovery," Spencer, who's also based at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, said in the same statement. "If the spacecraft observes any additional moons as we get closer to Pluto, they will be worlds that no one has seen before."
The $700 million New Horizons mission launched in January 2006 to conduct the first up-close reconnaissance of Pluto and its moons. Pluto has remained mysterious since its 1930 discovery because it is relatively small and lies so far from the sun; even the best Hubble images show the dwarf planet as a blur of pixels.
But New Horizons will bring Pluto into focus: On July 14, the probe will zoom within just 7,800 miles (12,500 km) of the dwarf planet's frigid surface.
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http://news.yahoo.com/5-plutos-known-moons-spied-nasa-probe-photo-111208816.html?soc_src=copy
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids, and deep space
Post by: ilinda on May 20, 2015, 09:22:58 AM
A good way to expand one's mind is to first open it a bit.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpkSeVgvA0o&feature=em-share_video_user

"The Hubble Deep Field Video"
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on July 01, 2015, 12:54:40 PM
ilinda - thanks for that info.
..........................................................
Here's a close encounter although not considered very close it is listed in near earth objects, close approaches. This is the closest one listed in Spaceweather July 07.
http://spaceweather.com/

Note: There are a lot of closer ones coming up.
LINK:  http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

2015 HM10   Jul 7   1.1 LD   81 m
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on July 01, 2015, 10:57:58 PM
[RAW] Fireball Streaks Across US Sky | Burning Object Falling On Earth, Possible Falling Space Junk

https://youtu.be/Em3INeg7Iz4

Published on Jun 30, 2015
'Fireball' Over US Southeast Was Probably Falling Space Junk. Possibly Russia's SL-6 Rocket Burning Body, launched in 1992 falling back to earth.

In the early hours of yesterday morning, a blazing white light was seen streaking across the skies in several southeastern US states.

Eye witnesses described the brief, mysterious flash as a bright fireball with lights trailing behind it.

Now Nasa has come up with a possible explanation; the light was formed by space junk from SL-6 rocket launched more than a decade ago, it claims

NASA have said that the fireball may have been caused by the re-entry of Russia's SL-6 Rocket Body, launched in 1992.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on July 05, 2015, 06:19:10 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/


Asteroid               Date(UT)        Miss Distance          Size

2015 HM10             Jul 7                1.1 LD                     81 m

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on July 06, 2015, 08:10:22 PM
Note:  It is worth going to the link in order to see the images.

http://rt.com/news/271843-philae-probe-comet-life/

Home to extraterrestrials? Philae probe could be sitting on comet filled with alien life

Published time: July 06, 2015 04:03
Edited time: July 06, 2015 15:13

The Philae lander of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first two images from the lander's CIVA camera confirm. One of the lander’s three feet can be seen in the foreground. The view is a two-image mosaic taken on Nov. 12, 2014. (Copyright: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA)

Comet lander Philae may be sitting on top of alien microbial life and is incapable of doing anything about it, according to leading astronomers. The comet’s characteristics such as a black crust and icy lakes suggest life could lie beneath the surface.
The comet, named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, has an organic-rich black crust, which could be due to living organisms making their way beneath its icy surface, astronauts said after studying the findings of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander.
Director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology professor Chandra Wickramasinghe and his colleague Dr Max Wallis from the University of Cardiff have said that comet 67P and others like it could be homes to living microbes - something close to the “extremophiles” that seen in the inhospitable parts of the Earth.

Philae comet probe wakes up, reports after 7 months without contact - ESA

According to the two, it is comets like 67P that could be responsible for bringing life to Earth and potentially other planets.
Both astronomers have completed computer simulations, which showed that microbes could live in watery regions of the comet. And organisms with anti-freeze salts could survive at temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius.
The comet is described as a “rubber duck,” which consist of icy “seas,” black hydrocarbon crust overlaying ice and flat-bottomed craters with lakes of re-frozen water and organic debris.

Wickramasinghe interpreted the data received from the comet as proving that micro-organisms are “involved in the formation of the icy structures, the preponderance of aromatic hydrocarbons, and the very dark surface”.
“These are not easily explained in terms of prebiotic chemistry. The dark material is being constantly replenished as it is boiled off by heat from the sun. Something must be doing that at a fairly prolific rate,” Press Association quoted Wickramasinghe as saying.

First #CometLanding in history as Rosetta's Philae touches down
The European space craft, Rosetta, which is orbiting the comet, has also picked up unknown “clusters” of organic material that could be viral particles.
“Rosetta has already shown that the comet is not to be seen as a deep-frozen inactive body, but supports geological processes and could be more hospitable to micro-life than our Arctic and Antarctic regions,” Wallis said.
However, both Philae and Rosetta lack the right equipment needed to search for evidence of life. Moreover, the two astronomers revealed that an earlier proposal to equip the mission with the right technology to detect life was reportedly dismissed as a joke.
“I wanted to include a very inexpensive life-detection experiment. At the time it was thought this was a bizarre proposition,” Wickramasinghe, who was involved in the planning of the mission 15 years ago, said.

Wickramasinghe argued that people should be more open minded towards the idea of alien life.
Philae lander ‘sniffed’ organic molecules on comet before hibernation

“Five hundred years ago it was a struggle to have people accept that the Earth was not the center of the universe. After that revolution our thinking has remained Earth-centered in relation to life and biology. It’s deeply ingrained in our scientific culture and it will take a lot of evidence to kick it over,” Wickramasinghe said.
Philae landed on the comet 67P back in November. The accomplishment was sensational, as the European Space Agency (ESA) wowed the world with Philae landing on the target and discovering carbon-based organic molecules before going into hibernation mode to preserve remaining power.
In the middle of June, Philae reawakened, after recharging its solar panels, and reported back. Currently it is around 176.7 million miles away from Earth, traveling at more than 73,000 mph.

The astronomers are presenting their theory at the Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, Wales.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on July 07, 2015, 07:38:40 PM
The following qualifies as "cosmic events" I think:

"Mysterious Sounds Above Earth"

https://screen.yahoo.com/mysterious-sounds-above-earth-164506547.html
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on July 16, 2015, 07:01:40 AM
Note:  this link is mostly photos, and worth the click.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/15/pluto-photos-dwarf-planet-nasa_n_7803364.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

Dazzling New Pluto Photos Are The Best Ever Taken Of The Icy Dwarf Planet
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on July 18, 2015, 01:59:42 AM
The following qualifies as "cosmic events" I think:

"Mysterious Sounds Above Earth"

https://screen.yahoo.com/mysterious-sounds-above-earth-164506547.html

ilinda, yes this is the place for this post!
Spooky...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 04, 2015, 12:45:09 AM
Jimfarmer might have posted this already.
...

http://en.trend.az/iran/society/2421112.html 

Iran confirms meteor hit

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 04, 2015, 01:04:38 AM
Update:  Image at bottom of post- Red markers mark locations of initial reports. Image credit: Google Earth -  via LunarMeteoriteHunters.blogspot.com/Dirk Ross. © 2015 Google.
...
Large meteorite impacts Iran causing serious damage to Qazvin, numerous towns affected

Posted by Adonai on August 02, 2015 in categories

Officials in Iran have confirmed that a meteor has hit somewhere in the northern part of the country on July 30, 2015. The event happened a day before a very large fireball streaked over the sky of Argentina.

According to Mohammad Ali Ahani, director of Qazvin Crisis Management Staff, the meteor landed in Avaj, province of Qazvin. There are reports that some pieces of the rock have hit areas in Eshtahard, Alborz Province.

Many Iranian news agencies speak of serious damage to Qazvin, which is located not too far from the state capital, Tehran. Injured or victims have not been confirmed, but such rumors are circulating on the Internet.

Reports of damage come from multiple locations.

Iranian newspapers say the meteor was very large (could be more than two meters long) because there are numerous towns affected by the impact, with shattered windows and damaged fixtures.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on August 05, 2015, 07:03:25 AM
Note:  This video is about two years old, but still very relevant:

Strange UFO Phenomena World Wide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOqOPk97TPo
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 09, 2015, 07:47:49 AM
Note:  This video is about two years old, but still very relevant:

Strange UFO Phenomena World Wide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOqOPk97TPo

Thanks for posting...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 09, 2015, 07:52:15 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

EARTH IS CROSSING TWO COMET DEBRIS STREAMS - Aug 09, 2015 Spaceweather

stay tuned  http://spaceweatherradio.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 09, 2015, 08:01:40 AM
Yowbarb Note: 2015 PK zipped past our Earth at 0.2 lunar distances on Aug 06, 2015. I don't remember seeing it in the list of upcoming close approaches...Not sure when it was posted. 
AU is 92 955 807.3 miles.
92,955,807.3 miles x .000681563 is only 63,355 miles+ (?)
...
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2015 PK&orb=1

Earth MOID = .000681563 AU
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on August 16, 2015, 08:31:11 AM
   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/our-solar-system-may-have-had-a-fifth-giant-planet_55ccaed4e4b0cacb8d3319e7?kvcommref=mostpopular

Our Solar System May Have Had A Fifth 'Giant' Planet
The missing planet bumped into Neptune before disappearing into the abyss of space, according to a new study.


Jacqueline Howard Associate Science Editor, The Huffington Post
   •   
Posted: 08/16/2015 08:39 AM EDT

The four gas giant planets in our solar system -- Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune -- may have a long-lost relative. According to a new study, our system was once home to a fifth gas giant that suddenly vanished some 4 billion years ago after a run-in with Neptune.
Indirect evidence for this lost world is seen in a strange cluster of icy objects -- called the "kernel" -- in the Kuiper Belt. That's the vast region of primordial debris that encircles the sun beyond the orbit of Neptune.
"The Kuiper Belt is a perfect clue to understanding how the solar system evolved since its formation," study author Dr. David Nesvorny, an astronomer at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colo., told New Scientist.
(Story continues below.)

For the study, Nesvorny created computer simulations of Neptune and the "kernel" cluster as they were 4 billion years ago in the early solar system. At the time, the cluster is believed to have been in Neptune's gravitational grasp. But then, according to the simulations, something happened to cause the cluster to escape Neptune's gravitational pull -- placing the cluster and Neptune in their present locations.
This is where the lost planet comes in: the simulations suggest that it must have been another gas giant that bumped Neptune and caused it and the "kernel" to part ways.
"The location and magnitude of Neptune's jump obtained in this model matches quite nicely the pattern that is needed for the formation of the 'kernel,'" Nesvorny told The Huffington Post in an email.
And according to the simulations, the planet couldn't have been one of the worlds currently in our solar system. The mysterious planet may have been ejected from the solar system after encountering Neptune.
In 2011, Nesvorny authored a previous study -- which involved thousands of computer simulations -- that suggested that the best way to explain the current orbits of the solar system's four giant planets was to include a missing fifth planet.
"I tend to believe that it may be very difficult to find any evidence for the fifth planet," Nesvorny said in the email. "I started looking into [the] formation of the Kuiper Belt, because I was worried that the orbital structures seen there are inconsistent with my model. Now I realized that the opposite may be true. It was certainly a surprise."
What do other scientists think of Nesvorny's new study?
"What Nesvorny's models are doing is being very self-consistent and getting multiple structures right at once, which is really quite amazing," Dr. J.J. Kavelaars, an astronomer at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, British Columbia, who was not involved in the research, told Science magazine.
The new study was published online in The Astronomical Journal on August 10, 2015.

MORE: Solar System, solar system missing planet, Neptune, kuiper belt, jumping neptune, fifth planet solar system, Space, planets
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: stanclark on August 20, 2015, 12:09:54 AM
I shot this in Healdsburg California during the perseid meteor shower

(http://www.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v86/p1410028863-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on August 25, 2015, 09:12:47 AM
In the "Crystal Skull" article, featuring Richard Shafsky, he mentions the incredible rains that would occur when the hydrogen from a comet or member of the Planet X system combines with our atmospheric oxygen.

I then remembered some of the pictures I took of Comet Hale-Bopp in ?1996?.  The film camera I captured these pics with is old enough to have no date-time stamp, and the Sony I used to digitize the pics has a dead internal battery, that always registers December 31, 1969, unless I remember to set the date at the moment.  Thus these pics of Hale-Bopp are erroneously "dated" December 31, 1969. 

The reason for posting these now is that the blue jet emanating off from the comet in a slightly different angle from that of the main tail represents the hydrogen offgassing.  So one can see how hydrogen from a passing body, assuming it is close enough to our atmosphere, could indeed have effects.

The colors in these pics do not exactly reflect the original film photos, but they do show the separate hydrogen jet.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 08, 2015, 04:13:27 PM
(Note:  Jim Farmer posted a link about this fireball, but it's OK to post this over here as well.  Still, to see the photos/video, click on the link.)

http://www.rt.com/news/314599-massive-fireball-thailand-bangkok/
Thai meteorite: Huge fireball lights up sky over Bangkok (VIDEO)
Published time: 7 Sep, 2015 06:20Edited time: 7 Sep, 2015 17:34


© Porjai Jaturongkhakun / YouTube

A massive fireball, believed to be a meteorite, has fallen on Thailand. Awestruck commuters witnessed the spectacle, describing a green and orange glow, as it took a nosedive toward Earth.
The event took place during the morning rush hour at about 8:45am local time in Bangkok, although the meteor did not make an audible sound as it struck the ground.



The size of the fireball is judged to be quite substantial, as residents of the Sisawat district in Kanchanaburi province, some 200km from the capital, also described seeing the meteorite. They say they also heard a thunderous explosion, according to Thai PBS.
Some even reported hearing two explosions, so a team of rescue workers was dispatched to where the crash site was assumed to be.

Although something of this magnitude can potentially fill people with a mixture of awe and dread, a meteorologist interviewed on local radio says things like that are not a major event, and happen all the time. He admitted, however, that this was not a small meteorite by any measure.
All aviation-related services quickly dispelled suspicions it might have been some sort of air catastrophe; no aircraft were in the area.
YouTube videos began emerging almost immediately.

Events of this sort do take place occasionally, and without warning, as the Russians found out two years ago.
READ MORE: Meteorite hits Russian Urals: Fireball explosion wreaks havoc, up to 1,200 injured (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Russians in the Chelyabinsk region are still a little shaken from the devastating event. No one saw the meteor coming – it injured 1,200 people and damaged buildings.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 08, 2015, 05:25:32 PM
ilinda, thanks for posting! I had missed this...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 14, 2015, 12:08:25 AM
You Tube has a fair amt. of rumors of an asteroid strike to Earth on various upcoming dates - September 15th, 23rd, 28th.

So you think there is any truth to the September 15th, 23rd or 28th  asteroid rumors?
I don't have a specific link, lots of videos being posted.  Of course no such object listed here:  UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  (I read these frequently.) - bt

NASA: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4692    NASA: There is no Asteroid threatening Earth             

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 14, 2015, 06:25:42 AM
You Tube has a fair amt. of rumors of an asteroid strike to Earth on various upcoming dates - September 15th, 23rd, 28th.

So you think there is any truth to the September 15th, 23rd or 28th  asteroid rumors?
I don't have a specific link, lots of videos being posted.  Of course no such object listed here:  UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  (I read these frequently.) - bt

NASA: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4692    NASA: There is no Asteroid threatening Earth             
There is also the rumor of Sept. 23 apocalyptic stuff, also involving explosions, tsunami, etc., but this one supposedly man-derived and supposedly to occur in Gulf of Mexico just off coast of Houston.  I'll get link and post, hopefully today.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 14, 2015, 06:57:01 AM
OK, here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsbRj7rU4nw

Title is "Asteroid Kill Zone September 23, 2015", but shortly into the video, the guy says, "It's not going to be an asteroid, it's going to be a nuke."

It's only about 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 15, 2015, 12:19:27 AM
OK, here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsbRj7rU4nw

Title is "Asteroid Kill Zone September 23, 2015", but shortly into the video, the guy says, "It's not going to be an asteroid, it's going to be a nuke."

It's only about 10 minutes.

I was watching that...something wrong with sound on what I watched...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 17, 2015, 08:06:09 AM
http://www.prisonplanet.com/six-huge-asteroids-are-coming-our-way-as-doommongers-insist-world-will-end-in-two-weeks.html
SIX huge asteroids ARE coming our way as doommongers insist world will end in TWO weeks
   

   
John Austin

This article was posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:02 am

UK Express
September 15, 2015
Wild predictions being made online claim a space rock up to 2.5miles wide will strike Puerto Rico.
Dates range from September 21 to the end, but most are homing in on between September 23 or 24 due to a range of Bible codes, so-called prophecies, and alleged other predictions.
However, the Blood Moon Prophecy, says the end is nigh on September 28 as that coincides with the last of four ‘blood moons’ (total eclipses followed with six full moons in between) over the past 18 months.
The claim appears to have its origins in a self-proclaimed prophet Rev Efraid Rodriguez, who says he wrote to Nasa warning of the strike after receiving a message from God.
He claims he saw a vision of it “entering the airspace of the town of Arecibo in Puerto Rico, striking the sea between the island of Mona and Mayagüez and triggering a magnitude 12 earthquake.
Read more

This article was posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:02 am
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Jimfarmer on September 17, 2015, 08:56:59 AM
Quote
SIX huge asteroids ARE coming our way as doommongers insist world will end in TWO weeks

Spontaneous chuckle   ::)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 17, 2015, 04:59:09 PM
Quote
SIX huge asteroids ARE coming our way as doommongers insist world will end in TWO weeks

Spontaneous chuckle   ::)
ditto
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: stanclark on September 21, 2015, 02:36:04 AM
lets assume its correct for half a second  Puerto Rico is toast and we wouldn't have to support the government there any more....Brazil is hit by a massive tidal wave....and nothing survives a 12 on the richter scale.....if you check all the conspiracy nut jobs will you see a guy who says it will hit next to texas in the gulf of mexico on youtube.....great huge tidal wave over texas..... I have relatives there....they are more worried about rogue cops then huge rocks....and you would be able to see it in the night sky long before it hits....no one has reported or taken a picture of it. If I'm wrong I'm more than happy to fly out do a little search and rescue. ::)

You should be worried about the next idiot coming into office.....regardless what party you vote for.....
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 21, 2015, 07:50:09 AM
lets assume its correct for half a second  Puerto Rico is toast and we wouldn't have to support the government there any more....Brazil is hit by a massive tidal wave....and nothing survives a 12 on the richter scale.....if you check all the conspiracy nut jobs will you see a guy who says it will hit next to texas in the gulf of mexico on youtube.....great huge tidal wave over texas..... I have relatives there....they are more worried about rogue cops then huge rocks....and you would be able to see it in the night sky long before it hits....no one has reported or taken a picture of it. If I'm wrong I'm more than happy to fly out do a little search and rescue. ::)

You should be worried about the next idiot coming into office.....regardless what party you vote for.....
A few of us have stopped thinking about the next idiot coming into office because they/we have stopped voting.  After all, it's a scam and a sham, to my way of thinking.  But alas it took decades to discover that.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: stanclark on September 21, 2015, 08:43:54 PM
if I vote then I have the right to bitch about it..... :P
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 22, 2015, 05:09:36 PM
if I vote then I have the right to bitch about it..... :P
One of my good friends usually ends her e's with the following quote, or something very similar:
" If you do not vote, you are destined to be ruled by your inferiors."

My response is that "we already are".
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 29, 2015, 07:52:06 AM
....and here's yet another one.....(and the funniest sentence of all is the last one telling us that NASA has made asteroid detection a top priority, but remember the one that hit the former Soviet Union not too long ago?  Nobody, especially not NASA, had a clue it was inbound.)

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/592987/End-of-the-world-asteroid-Blood-Moon-September-apocalypse-armageddon-comet-meteor
Asteroid that could wipe out LONDON on course for hair-raising pass of Earth in FIVE days
AN asteroid big enough to destroy LONDON will make a nerve-wrackingly close pass of the Earth in just FIVE days.
By Jon Austin
PUBLISHED: 08:10, Fri, Sep 25, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:26, Fri, Sep 25, 2015

51DEGREESNORTH•YouTube
The asteroid is large enough to destroy a city
The space rock 2015 SZ2 is one of six "near-Earth" flybys due on Wednesday, but while most will pass by several million miles away, it is estimated to be on an orbit of just 309,000 miles - only 1.3 times the distrance from Earth to the Moon (238,000 miles).
Significant asteroids pass Earth every week, and Nasa monitors them at up to 12 million miles away, so this is considered a cosmic close shave.
A rock of 50 metres could destroy all of London out to the M25 boundary, and a space rock of 100metres long or more could devastate a continent, causing mass destruction and tsunamis.
But the US space agency insists it, and all the others WILL pass by safey - for the next few hundred years at least.
The cosmic skim comes straight after wild predictions were made online that a huge space rock would strike Puerto Rico by the end of this month.
Fears became so widespread a rock may be about to strike that Nasa took the unusual move of issuing a statement ruling this out.
The most unsettling pass was a monster 270-metre space rock called 2012 TT5 - one of six "near-earth" flybys between September 22 and 28 when online doomsday prophets claimed the world could end.

GETTY
A space rock of 50 metres could destroy London out to the M25
Nasa gave a running comet on Twitter as it safely passed us yesterday.
Its Asteroid Watch Twitter account tweeted: "As was previously known & expected, asteroid 2012 TT5 safely passed Earth at (9:40 am BST) by 5 million miles."
This morning it added: "There are no current threats."
Doommongers had predicted the "end of days" due to a range of Bible codes, so-called prophecies, and alleged other predictions.
NASA gives each asteroid a "condition code" from zero to nine of how certain it is about its predicted orbital path.
A zero means there is "good certainty" about it, while nine means it is highly uncertain, with numbers in between on a sliding scale.
The cruise-ship-sized rock 2012 TT5 scored six, meaning there was quite high uncertainty about its position, but it appears to have been spot on in the end.
The Blood Moon Prophecy, says the end is nigh on September 28 as that coincides with the last of four 'blood moons' (total eclipses followed with six full moons in between) over the past 18 months.

Paul Chodas, of Nasa's Near-Earth Object office at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, said: "There is no existing evidence that an asteroid or any other celestial object is on a trajectory that will impact Earth."In fact, not a single one of the known objects has any credible chance of hitting our planet over the next century."Nasa has also published a statement on its website reassuring the global public the scare stories are not true.Mr Chodas added: "There is no scientific basis, not one shred of evidence, that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates."If there were any object large enough to do that type of destruction in September, we would have seen something of it by now."Nasa DOES tracks about 13,000 "near-Earth asteroids" but accepts this figure is only about 2% of those out there and it has no idea of the whereabouts to the remaining 98% of them.Of the 13,000 around 1,607 are classified as "potentially hazardous" meaning they are big enough and come within a few million miles of Earth - a distance considered a brush past in cosmic terms.

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The claim appears to have its origins in a self-proclaimed prophet Rev Efraid Rodriguez, who says he wrote to Nasa warning of the strike after receiving a message from God.
He claims he saw a vision of it "entering the airspace of the town of Arecibo in Puerto Rico, striking the sea between the island of Mona and Mayagüez and triggering a magnitude 12 earthquake.
Many "end of world" prophecies have clearly been made before and passed without incident.
Still, the latest online doomsday prophecies have been read by so many people that NASA was forced to issue a statement, reiterated this week, saying the chances of an impact around that time or within the next few hundred years were next to zero.
So which asteroids were due to pass close to us between September 22 and 28 and what were the chances of them posing any danger?
There were SIX so-called "close approaches" of "near Earth" asteroids due to pass within a cosmic fraction of the planet within the doommongers' seven-day predicted timescale - but four of them have passed safely since Tuesday.
Scientists predict it would take an impact from an asteroid of 1km (0.6miles) in length and upwards to actually kill off most life on the planet.
How big are these six?
Of the six , those yesterday and due on Sunday, September 27 and Monday, are estimated as being up to 57, 39, and 31-metres-long respectively.
In June 1908 the Tunguska asteroid exploded in the atmosphere above Siberia and is the most recent major one in world history.
It saw a 50-metre lump of extraterrestrial rock rain down, flattening around 80million trees, sending a shock wave across Russia measuring five on the Richter scale.
We found the biggest rocks set to pass were Tuesday and yesterday, September 24.
In fact, on Tuesday, two asteroids whistled past - one of up to 190 metres long - the length of eight train carriages - and another cruise ship-sized space rock of about 280 metres long.
Yesterday, the whopping 270metre cruise ship asteroid passed at 5million miles.

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How far away are they?
NASA monitors massive asteroids that pass by several million miles from Earth and smaller ones at up to about 7m miles.
It seems far, but put into context the moon is 238,800 miles from us and our closes planet is Venus at 25m miles away, so the "near Earth asteroids" pass closer to the moon than other planets, and their orbits vary.
The furthest pass of the largest three was Tuesday, when the 280-metre asteroid flew by at a relatively safe 14.7million miles from us.


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NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small
NASA spokesman
How certain was Nasa about their approach path?
NASA gives each asteroid a "condition code" from zero to nine of how certain it is about the predicted orbital path it gives.
A zero means there is "good certainty" about it, while nine means it is highly uncertain, with numbers in between on a sliding scale.
Only one of the six scored a zero - fortunately the biggest 280 metres which passed by on Tuesday.
All the others scored from five or higher, meaning Nasa has a mid-way certainty on their orbital path or quite high uncertainty in two cases which scored six and seven respectively.
The most uncertain pass was a 57-metre rock on September 23, which had a condition code of seven - but its estimated 18.5m mile flyby and relative small size gave it much room for manoeuvre and it has now gone.
More concerning was the cruise-ship-sized rock, the closest, and second largest object, due thursday, September 24, which scored six.

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NASA has two categories within the near-Earth objects, including those which potentially pose a risk.
Rocks are considered a "potentially hazardous asteroid" (PHA) if they are within 4.6m miles of Earth and at least 100 metres across.
NASA says a rock of such size hitting us is "big enough to cause regional devastation to human settlements unprecedented in human history in the case of a land impact, or a major tsunami in the case of an ocean impact."
They added: "Such impact events occur on average around once per 10,000 years."
So the "cruise ship" - known as asteroid 2012 TT5 - is almost three times the size of the smallest PHA, but its 5.1million miles estimated pass puts it a cosmic cats whisper of 500,000 miles over the PAH zone.
With the level of uncertainty surrounding its orbit, it could theoretically have come within the PAH boundary.
There is also the NASA admission that it only knows the whereabouts of two per cent of the estimated 800,000 plus asteroids circling close to us, so hypothetically, an object we have no knowledge of could be on course right now.
In late 2013, Russia was unfortunate again, when a 20-metre long meteor came from nowhere and unexpectedly exploded above Chelyabinsk in Russia, injuring 1,500 people and damaging around 7,000 buildings.

Celestia•ScottSutherland
2012 TT5 is due to pass at 5.1million miles just outside the potentially hazardous zone, but Nasa ad

So should we have worried and does that mean modern-day Nostradamuses are wrong?
Nasa insists the doommongers are wrong, although a rock of 2012 TT5's size was certainly tracked to ensure it did not deviate from the projected orbit.
Nasa, and many scientists, still say we need not be worried.
It said in a statement: "NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.
"In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.
"NASA has also made asteroid detection a top priority, and are developing strategies for identifying asteroids that could pose a risk to our planet."
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2015, 04:11:41 PM
I haven't verified this yet. Posted today.
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Крушение спрутоНЛО над Индией 2015 UFO fireball over India  0:48

Video link: https://youtu.be/fBc2AohFXz4
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2015, 04:23:06 PM
Fireball on 6 Oct 2015 (00h14m local time)  1:04  35,034 views

video link: https://youtu.be/JiNQvVzgnqw
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on October 22, 2015, 07:40:49 AM
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/1-500-foot-asteroid-flying-past-earth-halloween-201222859.html
1,500-foot asteroid flying past Earth on Halloween was only discovered 2 weeks ago

Zach Epstein
October 21, 2015


Talk about a scary Halloween. Earlier this week, reports emerged that a gigantic asteroid with a diameter taller than the Empire State Building will fly past Earth on October 31st. There is no danger of the asteroid making contact with us; it’s expected to pass at a distance of about 310,000 miles, which is further from our planet than the moon.
What is a bit frightening, however, is the fact that astronomers didn’t even know about the asteroid until about two weeks ago.

As EarthSky notes, we’re quite fortunate that asteroid 2015 TB145 is passing Earth at a safe distance. NASA discovered the asteroid only two weeks ago, which would have given us just three weeks to prepare, if the asteroid had been on course for Earth.

Of course, the giant space rock is traveling at speeds of about 78,000 mph so it’s unclear if any response would have helped if the asteroid have been aimed at us.
The three-week time frame is particularly interesting in light of comments made before the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden back in early 2013. “From the information we have, we don’t know of an asteroid that will threaten the population of the United States,” Bolden said while discussing what he believed to be inadequate NASA funding. “But if it’s coming in three weeks… pray.”

In this particular case, NASA would have had quite a task should it have had to prepare for an impact from 2015 TB145. The massive asteroid is believed by EarthSky to measure 1,542 feet in diameter, though estimates range from 689 to 2,133 feet. For scale, the Empire State Building measures 1,454 feet from ground to tip.

NASA noted that the next time an asteroid this large is set to pass Earth isn’t until 2027. Of course, that doesn’t account for discoveries made just weeks before a fly-by.

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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 28, 2015, 10:31:35 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

HALLOWEEN ASTEROID: An asteroid the size of a battleship will fly past the Earth-Moon system on Oct. 31st. There's no danger of a collision. Asteroid 2015 TB145 will be 300,000 miles away from Earth at closest approach on Halloween. That's too far for goosebumps, but close enough for a good view. NASA radar astronomers plan to make high-resolution maps of the passing space rock.

At the moment, 2015 TB145 is still a dim speck in the southern constellation Eridanus. Amateur astronomer Marian Urbanik photographed it on Oct. 26th using a remotely controlled 0.43 meter telescope in Siding Springs, Australia:

When Urbanik took the picture, the asteroid was shining like a 16th magnitude star. By the time it reaches the Earth-Moon system on Halloween, it will have brightened 250-fold to 10th magnitude. That's too dim for the naked eye, but an easy target for experienced astronomers with mid-sized backyard telecopes. An article from Sky & Telescope discusses the asteroid's visibility.

2015 TB145 is about 400 meters wide. According to the Minor Planet Center, this is the closest known approach by an object this large until asteroid 1999 AN10 (800 meters wide) approaches Earth at a distance of 238,000 miles in August 2027.

Lance Benner, a radar astronomer at JPL, has raised the intriguing possibility that 2015 TB145 is not an asteroid. "The asteroid's orbit is very oblong with a high inclination to below the plane of the solar system," said Benner. "Such a unique orbit, along with its high encounter velocity -- about 35 kilometers or 22 miles per second -- raises the question of whether it may be some type of comet. If so, then this would be the first time that the Goldstone radar has imaged a comet from such a close distance."
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: stanclark on November 02, 2015, 09:48:58 PM
has anyone seen this video and know what is above the sun

 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mystery-orb-spotted-above-sun-6691256 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mystery-orb-spotted-above-sun-6691256)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: stanclark on November 02, 2015, 09:55:56 PM
....and here's yet another one.....(and the funniest sentence of all is the last one telling us that NASA has made asteroid detection a top priority, but remember the one that hit the former Soviet Union not too long ago?  Nobody, especially not NASA, had a clue it was inbound.)

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/592987/End-of-the-world-asteroid-Blood-Moon-September-apocalypse-armageddon-comet-meteor
Asteroid that could wipe out LONDON on course for hair-raising pass of Earth in FIVE days
AN asteroid big enough to destroy LONDON will make a nerve-wrackingly close pass of the Earth in just FIVE days.
By Jon Austin
PUBLISHED: 08:10, Fri, Sep 25, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:26, Fri, Sep 25, 2015

51DEGREESNORTH•YouTube
The asteroid is large enough to destroy a city
The space rock 2015 SZ2 is one of six "near-Earth" flybys due on Wednesday, but while most will pass by several million miles away, it is estimated to be on an orbit of just 309,000 miles - only 1.3 times the distrance from Earth to the Moon (238,000 miles).
Significant asteroids pass Earth every week, and Nasa monitors them at up to 12 million miles away, so this is considered a cosmic close shave.
A rock of 50 metres could destroy all of London out to the M25 boundary, and a space rock of 100metres long or more could devastate a continent, causing mass destruction and tsunamis.
But the US space agency insists it, and all the others WILL pass by safey - for the next few hundred years at least.
The cosmic skim comes straight after wild predictions were made online that a huge space rock would strike Puerto Rico by the end of this month.
Fears became so widespread a rock may be about to strike that Nasa took the unusual move of issuing a statement ruling this out.
The most unsettling pass was a monster 270-metre space rock called 2012 TT5 - one of six "near-earth" flybys between September 22 and 28 when online doomsday prophets claimed the world could end.

GETTY
A space rock of 50 metres could destroy London out to the M25
Nasa gave a running comet on Twitter as it safely passed us yesterday.
Its Asteroid Watch Twitter account tweeted: "As was previously known & expected, asteroid 2012 TT5 safely passed Earth at (9:40 am BST) by 5 million miles."
This morning it added: "There are no current threats."
Doommongers had predicted the "end of days" due to a range of Bible codes, so-called prophecies, and alleged other predictions.
NASA gives each asteroid a "condition code" from zero to nine of how certain it is about its predicted orbital path.
A zero means there is "good certainty" about it, while nine means it is highly uncertain, with numbers in between on a sliding scale.
The cruise-ship-sized rock 2012 TT5 scored six, meaning there was quite high uncertainty about its position, but it appears to have been spot on in the end.
The Blood Moon Prophecy, says the end is nigh on September 28 as that coincides with the last of four 'blood moons' (total eclipses followed with six full moons in between) over the past 18 months.

Paul Chodas, of Nasa's Near-Earth Object office at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, said: "There is no existing evidence that an asteroid or any other celestial object is on a trajectory that will impact Earth."In fact, not a single one of the known objects has any credible chance of hitting our planet over the next century."Nasa has also published a statement on its website reassuring the global public the scare stories are not true.Mr Chodas added: "There is no scientific basis, not one shred of evidence, that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates."If there were any object large enough to do that type of destruction in September, we would have seen something of it by now."Nasa DOES tracks about 13,000 "near-Earth asteroids" but accepts this figure is only about 2% of those out there and it has no idea of the whereabouts to the remaining 98% of them.Of the 13,000 around 1,607 are classified as "potentially hazardous" meaning they are big enough and come within a few million miles of Earth - a distance considered a brush past in cosmic terms.

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The claim appears to have its origins in a self-proclaimed prophet Rev Efraid Rodriguez, who says he wrote to Nasa warning of the strike after receiving a message from God.
He claims he saw a vision of it "entering the airspace of the town of Arecibo in Puerto Rico, striking the sea between the island of Mona and Mayagüez and triggering a magnitude 12 earthquake.
Many "end of world" prophecies have clearly been made before and passed without incident.
Still, the latest online doomsday prophecies have been read by so many people that NASA was forced to issue a statement, reiterated this week, saying the chances of an impact around that time or within the next few hundred years were next to zero.
So which asteroids were due to pass close to us between September 22 and 28 and what were the chances of them posing any danger?
There were SIX so-called "close approaches" of "near Earth" asteroids due to pass within a cosmic fraction of the planet within the doommongers' seven-day predicted timescale - but four of them have passed safely since Tuesday.
Scientists predict it would take an impact from an asteroid of 1km (0.6miles) in length and upwards to actually kill off most life on the planet.
How big are these six?
Of the six , those yesterday and due on Sunday, September 27 and Monday, are estimated as being up to 57, 39, and 31-metres-long respectively.
In June 1908 the Tunguska asteroid exploded in the atmosphere above Siberia and is the most recent major one in world history.
It saw a 50-metre lump of extraterrestrial rock rain down, flattening around 80million trees, sending a shock wave across Russia measuring five on the Richter scale.
We found the biggest rocks set to pass were Tuesday and yesterday, September 24.
In fact, on Tuesday, two asteroids whistled past - one of up to 190 metres long - the length of eight train carriages - and another cruise ship-sized space rock of about 280 metres long.
Yesterday, the whopping 270metre cruise ship asteroid passed at 5million miles.

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There has never been so much interest in the risk to Earth from asteroids
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How far away are they?
NASA monitors massive asteroids that pass by several million miles from Earth and smaller ones at up to about 7m miles.
It seems far, but put into context the moon is 238,800 miles from us and our closes planet is Venus at 25m miles away, so the "near Earth asteroids" pass closer to the moon than other planets, and their orbits vary.
The furthest pass of the largest three was Tuesday, when the 280-metre asteroid flew by at a relatively safe 14.7million miles from us.


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NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small
NASA spokesman
How certain was Nasa about their approach path?
NASA gives each asteroid a "condition code" from zero to nine of how certain it is about the predicted orbital path it gives.
A zero means there is "good certainty" about it, while nine means it is highly uncertain, with numbers in between on a sliding scale.
Only one of the six scored a zero - fortunately the biggest 280 metres which passed by on Tuesday.
All the others scored from five or higher, meaning Nasa has a mid-way certainty on their orbital path or quite high uncertainty in two cases which scored six and seven respectively.
The most uncertain pass was a 57-metre rock on September 23, which had a condition code of seven - but its estimated 18.5m mile flyby and relative small size gave it much room for manoeuvre and it has now gone.
More concerning was the cruise-ship-sized rock, the closest, and second largest object, due thursday, September 24, which scored six.

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NASA has two categories within the near-Earth objects, including those which potentially pose a risk.
Rocks are considered a "potentially hazardous asteroid" (PHA) if they are within 4.6m miles of Earth and at least 100 metres across.
NASA says a rock of such size hitting us is "big enough to cause regional devastation to human settlements unprecedented in human history in the case of a land impact, or a major tsunami in the case of an ocean impact."
They added: "Such impact events occur on average around once per 10,000 years."
So the "cruise ship" - known as asteroid 2012 TT5 - is almost three times the size of the smallest PHA, but its 5.1million miles estimated pass puts it a cosmic cats whisper of 500,000 miles over the PAH zone.
With the level of uncertainty surrounding its orbit, it could theoretically have come within the PAH boundary.
There is also the NASA admission that it only knows the whereabouts of two per cent of the estimated 800,000 plus asteroids circling close to us, so hypothetically, an object we have no knowledge of could be on course right now.
In late 2013, Russia was unfortunate again, when a 20-metre long meteor came from nowhere and unexpectedly exploded above Chelyabinsk in Russia, injuring 1,500 people and damaging around 7,000 buildings.

Celestia•ScottSutherland
2012 TT5 is due to pass at 5.1million miles just outside the potentially hazardous zone, but Nasa ad

So should we have worried and does that mean modern-day Nostradamuses are wrong?
Nasa insists the doommongers are wrong, although a rock of 2012 TT5's size was certainly tracked to ensure it did not deviate from the projected orbit.
Nasa, and many scientists, still say we need not be worried.
It said in a statement: "NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.
"In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.
"NASA has also made asteroid detection a top priority, and are developing strategies for identifying asteroids that could pose a risk to our planet."

if you know an asteroid going to hit your enemy are really going to tell them......if your a scientist you want to see it hit to get data.......just saying....and we probably did track it norads job track all inbound things
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2015, 03:02:35 AM
Nothing listed on neo jpl close approaches coming very close. Not in the near future...I suppose that's possible. Very true sometimes they do not spot them until they are about to whiz past earth. I was watching things closely, summer of 2005. One really close object did not get posted, literally 'til it passed. I do feel they keep a good eye out, though...
...
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2015, 03:10:30 AM
ilinda -that Halloween asteroid did pass fairly close...
...
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  Recent and upcoming Close approaches
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2015, 03:14:14 AM
has anyone seen this video and know what is above the sun

 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mystery-orb-spotted-above-sun-6691256 (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mystery-orb-spotted-above-sun-6691256)

stanclark, thanks for posting this video...
will have a look...
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: stanclark on November 03, 2015, 08:06:53 PM
norad not tracking objects stratcom is

https://www.stratcom.mil/factsheets/11/Space_Control_and_Space_Surveillance/ (https://www.stratcom.mil/factsheets/11/Space_Control_and_Space_Surveillance/)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2015, 09:05:10 PM
norad not tracking objects stratcom is

https://www.stratcom.mil/factsheets/11/Space_Control_and_Space_Surveillance/ (https://www.stratcom.mil/factsheets/11/Space_Control_and_Space_Surveillance/)

stanclark: Thanks for posting this info.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 04, 2015, 10:34:06 AM
Ben Davidson (Suspicious0bservers says the fireball over Asia was part of a meteor shower not part of an asteroid...)
...
Meteor, Solar Flare, USA Extreme Event | S0 News November 4, 2015

https://youtu.be/wQby6xk8Yjc
 
Suspicious0bservers www.Suspicious0bservers.org

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2b980c746b2bd458fa33aec970bd648c.htm

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 12, 2015, 10:19:52 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/  http://sattrackcam.blogspot.nl/2015/11/small-unusual-artificial-object-wt1190f.html

MYSTERY OBJECT TO HIT EARTH ON FRIDAY THE 13TH: A piece of space junk named "WT1190F" is going to hit Earth on Nov. 13th (0620UT). It will burn up in the atmosphere off the coast of Sri Lanka, with some debris possibly reaching the water's surface. According to the European Space Agency, "its mass is not sufficient to cause any threat to the area, but the show will still be spectacular, since for a few seconds the object will become quite bright in the noon sky."

Earlier today, amateur astronomer Marco Langbroek photographed the mystery object using a 0.61-m Cassegrain telescope at Sierra Stars Observatory in Markleeville, California.

Astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell told Nature that "the object is only 1 to 2 metres in size, and its trajectory shows that it has a low density, and is perhaps hollow. That suggests an artificial object, 'a lost piece of space history that's come back to haunt us." At the moment, suspicions are focused on old Moon missions. For instance, it could be a spent rocket stage or lunar module from the Apollo program.

However, Langbroek notes that "it is not clear from which lunar mission this object is a relic: it could be from one of the American missions, but also Russian or Chinese. The object in question turns out to have been sporadically observed since 2009."

Perhaps the impact itself will provide some clues. Researchers from the European Space Agency http://neo.ssa.esa.int/ will be observing the fireball. Stay tuned!

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on November 13, 2015, 06:03:05 AM
....and here's yet another one.....(and the funniest sentence of all is the last one telling us that NASA has made asteroid detection a top priority, but remember the one that hit the former Soviet Union not too long ago?  Nobody, especially not NASA, had a clue it was inbound.)

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/592987/End-of-the-world-asteroid-Blood-Moon-September-apocalypse-armageddon-comet-meteor
Asteroid that could wipe out LONDON on course for hair-raising pass of Earth in FIVE days
AN asteroid big enough to destroy LONDON will make a nerve-wrackingly close pass of the Earth in just FIVE days.
By Jon Austin
PUBLISHED: 08:10, Fri, Sep 25, 2015 | UPDATED: 08:26, Fri, Sep 25, 2015

51DEGREESNORTH•YouTube
The asteroid is large enough to destroy a city
The space rock 2015 SZ2 is one of six "near-Earth" flybys due on Wednesday, but while most will pass by several million miles away, it is estimated to be on an orbit of just 309,000 miles - only 1.3 times the distrance from Earth to the Moon (238,000 miles).
Significant asteroids pass Earth every week, and Nasa monitors them at up to 12 million miles away, so this is considered a cosmic close shave.
A rock of 50 metres could destroy all of London out to the M25 boundary, and a space rock of 100metres long or more could devastate a continent, causing mass destruction and tsunamis.
But the US space agency insists it, and all the others WILL pass by safey - for the next few hundred years at least.
The cosmic skim comes straight after wild predictions were made online that a huge space rock would strike Puerto Rico by the end of this month.
Fears became so widespread a rock may be about to strike that Nasa took the unusual move of issuing a statement ruling this out.
The most unsettling pass was a monster 270-metre space rock called 2012 TT5 - one of six "near-earth" flybys between September 22 and 28 when online doomsday prophets claimed the world could end............


if you know an asteroid going to hit your enemy are really going to tell them......if your a scientist you want to see it hit to get data.......just saying....and we probably did track it norads job track all inbound things
Good point.  And funny too.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 14, 2015, 12:20:28 PM
Well, that thing that was (not) an asteroid DID hit the Earth. Space junk. I don't see reports of casualties. It wouldn't surprise me if it took out some sea life... That would be sad.
The name was funny at first glance it looks like it starts with - WTF.  (WT1190F) This object had been observed since 2009. The International Astronomical Center (IAC) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency filmed the reentry.
...
"During WT1190F's orbit, it changes significantly in brightness, from an apparent magnitude 16 at perigee, to magnitude 23 at apogee. It spends most of its time dimmer than magnitude 20.[1] This, combined with solar pressure acceleration, the Yarkovsky effect, and frequent orbital perturbations by the Moon, make it difficult to precisely predict its orbit and location."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WT1190F
...
MYSTERY OBJECT HITS EARTH: A research aircraft organized by the UAE Space Agency and the International Astronomy Center is reporting the first images of WT1190F disintegrating off the coast of Sri Lanka on Friday the 13th. Click to view a movie of the fireball:
>>> https://youtu.be/YJT-q8_dl88 <<<
WT1190F Reentry on 2015 November 13
As predicted by the European Space Agency, the fireball was easy to see in the blue noon sky over the Indian Ocean--but only at aviation altitudes. Many observers on the ground could not see the fireball through widespread cloud cover. It was actually raining in Sri Lanka when the re-entry occured.

WT1190F is a piece of space junk discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey on Oct. 3rd. Before the impact, astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell told Nature that "the object is only 1 to 2 metres in size, and its trajectory shows that it has a low density, and is perhaps hollow. That suggests an artificial object, 'a lost piece of space history that's come back to haunt us." The translunar orbit of WT1190F is a clue to its origin: probably an old Moon mission. It could be a spent rocket stage or lunar module from the Apollo program.

The research aircraft was staffed, in part, by a group of experienced observers from NASA and the Seti Institute who have recorded many previous re-entries. According to their web site, "we have incredible imaging data and also succeeded in doing quality spectroscopy at blue and red wavelengths, which is a first for us in daytime conditions." Perhaps these data will provide clues to the origin of WT1190F. Stay tuned.
...
The International Astronomical Center (IAC) and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency utilized a Gulfstream 450 jet to study the re-entry from above the clouds and haze.[16] The airborne observation team successfully captured the re-entry on video
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on December 16, 2015, 05:52:41 PM
http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2015/12/16/enormous-christmas-eve-asteroid-sparks

Enormous Christmas Eve Asteroid Sparks Fears: 'Potentially Hazardous' Space Rock Could Cause Earthquakes, Wake Dormant Volcanoes

image: http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/1340985/blog_images/avatar_1434027591.jpg

Brad Ryder
12/16/2015 9:40am EST

image: http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/1340985/blog_images/christmas-eve-asteroid-2015-1.jpg
 

A massive asteroid flying by Earth on 2015 Christmas Eve has scientists on edge. While NASA is downplaying the threat to human life and property, conspiracy theorists and several experts say space rock 2003 SD220 is larger than believed and has the potential to cause deadly earthquakes and eruptions from dormant volcanoes. 

According to a Sun report, the Christmas Eve asteroid is one of at least 10 rocky bodies in space that are considered "potentially hazardous" to Earth. According to an internal report, NASA officials say it measures about 1.5 miles wide and is moving at 5 miles per second. 

"Little is known about the remaining 10 high-priority targets other than the absolute magnitudes and their heliocentric orbits that make six of them potentially hazardous to Earth."

In a separate report, Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, issued a statement on the widespread rumors.


"There is no scientific basis -- not one shred of evidence -- that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates. 

"If there were any object large enough to do that type of destruction in September, we would have seen something of it by now.

Sources say the asteroid flyby on Christmas Eve poses little threat as it will only come within 6.7 million miles to the planet. By comparison, that's 28 times the distance from here to the moon. Further, you'll need a telescope to view the chunky body. 

Extraterrestrial collusion theorists who believe in a Planet X or Nibiru, are not convinced of the recent announcement that downplays potential threats of an impact. 

Cosmic naysayers believe the asteroid is, at least, four times the size of Jupiter, the largest planet in our Solar System. They think it will fly by the planet by year's end and destroy all life forms due to its inescapable gravitational pull. 

Don't worry; if you miss the 2015 holiday asteroid (or it misses us), you can see it in December of 2018 and 2021.

Read more at http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2015/12/16/enormous-christmas-eve-asteroid-sparks#chygTwjBmW1IJu1F.99
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 24, 2016, 07:20:16 AM
Meteorite fall (19 January 2016)  0:38

Published on Jan 24, 2016

Meteorite-producing fireball observed on 19 Jan 2016 (at about 23h59m UT). The event took place over the Mediterranean Sea. It was recorded by the meteor-observing stations operated by the University of Huelva at Calar Alto, La Hita and La Sagra astronomical observatories.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 04, 2016, 07:56:04 AM
(Note:  Posting this this morning, and possibly editing in a photo later today...)
https://www.yahoo.com/
Science
Asteroid Could Pass Earth As Close As 11,000 Miles Away on March 5

Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog 7 hours ago
   
An asteroid could give our planet a VERY close shave next month - as astronomers predict it could pass us as close as 11,000 miles away.
To put that in context, the moon is a quarter of a million miles away.

Asteroid 2013 TX68 is pretty small, thankfully - and astronomers haven’t precisely defined its orbit yet, so it COULD pass as far away as 9 million miles, according to EarthSky.org.

Astronomers say there’s no danger it will actually hit us - but if it does fly by at 11,000 miles, it will fly underneath some communications satellites.
Asteroid 2013 TX68 is estimated to be about 100 feet in diameter, NASA says.

By comparison, the asteroid that broke up in the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia, three years ago was approximately 65 feet (20 meters) wide.
If an asteroid the size of 2013 TX68 were to enter Earth’s atmosphere, it would likely produce an air burst with about twice the energy of the Chelyabinsk event.


Scientists at NASA’s Center for NEO Studies (CNEOS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have determined there is no possibility that this object could impact Earth during the flyby next month.

But they have identified an extremely remote chance that this small asteroid could impact on Sep. 28, 2017, with odds of no more than 1-in-250-million.
Flybys in 2046 and 2097 have an even lower probability of impact.

‘The possibilities of collision on any of the three future flyby dates are far too small to be of any real concern,’ said Paul Chodas, manager of CNEOS. ‘I fully expect any future observations to reduce the probability even more.’

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 04, 2016, 04:24:52 PM
ilinda - thanks for posting - I meant to do that this AM. :)
 I verified it on http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ to see if it was posted even closer...so far it is 0.0034 AUs which is fairly close, all right. The Condition Code is 7 meaning on a scale of 1-9 it is a fairly uncertain orbit.
 
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi#top

Something to watch. Considered a Close Approach! It IS  "an Apollo" object. Will post something about that later....
...
NASA http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4888

A small asteroid that two years ago flew past Earth at a comfortable distance of about 1.3 million miles (2 million kilometers) will safely fly by our planet again in a few weeks, though this time it may be much closer.

During the upcoming March 5 flyby, asteroid 2013 TX68 could fly past Earth as far out as 9 million miles (14 million kilometers) or as close as 11,000 miles (17,000 kilometers). The variation in possible closest approach distances is due to the wide range of possible trajectories for this object, since it was tracked for only a short time after discovery.

Scientists at NASA's Center for NEO Studies (CNEOS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have determined there is no possibility that this object could impact Earth during the flyby next month. But they have identified an extremely remote chance that this small asteroid could impact on Sep. 28, 2017, with odds of no more than 1-in-250-million. Flybys in 2046 and 2097 have an even lower probability of impact.

"The possibilities of collision on any of the three future flyby dates are far too small to be of any real concern," said Paul Chodas, manager of CNEOS. "I fully expect any future observations to reduce the probability even more."

Asteroid 2013 TX68 is estimated to be about 100 feet (30 meters) in diameter. By comparison, the asteroid that broke up in the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia, three years ago was approximately 65 feet (20 meters) wide. If an asteroid the size of 2013 TX68 were to enter Earth's atmosphere, it would likely produce an air burst with about twice the energy of the Chelyabinsk event.

The asteroid was discovered by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey on Oct. 6, 2013, as it approached Earth on the nighttime side. After three days of tracking, the asteroid passed into the daytime sky and could no longer be observed. Because it was not tracked for very long, scientists cannot predict its precise orbit around the sun, but they do know that it cannot impact Earth during its flyby next month.

"This asteroid's orbit is quite uncertain, and it will be hard to predict where to look for it," said Chodas. "There is a chance that the asteroid will be picked up by our asteroid search telescopes when it safely flies past us next month, providing us with data to more precisely define its orbit around the sun."

For regular updates on passing asteroids, NASA has a list of the next five close approaches to Earth; it links to the CNEOS website with a complete list of recent and upcoming close approaches, as well as all other data on the orbits of known NEOs, so scientists and members of the media and public can track information on known objects.

For more information on NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense

For asteroid news and updates, follow AsteroidWatch on Twitter:

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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 07, 2016, 01:43:46 PM
https://www.yahoo.com
Science
Indian man could be first recorded human fatality due to a meteorite

Ars Technica 4 hours ago

 A Perseid meteor is seen entering Earth's atmosphere from the International Space Station. Indian officials say a meteorite struck the campus of a private engineering college on Saturday, killing one person. On Sunday, various Indian publications, including The Hindu, reported that the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, issued a statement confirming the death: "A mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell in the campus of a private engineering college in Vellore district's K Pantharappalli village." Tamil Nadu is located in southern India, and has a population of more than 70 million people. There have been no confirmed human deaths due to meteorite strikes, although there have been a number of interesting close calls, based upon a list kept by International Comet Quarterly. ...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 08, 2016, 11:59:41 AM
https://www.yahoo.com
Science
Indian man could be first recorded human fatality due to a meteorite

Ars Technica 4 hours ago

 A Perseid meteor is seen entering Earth's atmosphere from the International Space Station. Indian officials say a meteorite struck the campus of a private engineering college on Saturday, killing one person. On Sunday, various Indian publications, including The Hindu, reported that the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, issued a statement confirming the death: "A mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell in the campus of a private engineering college in Vellore district's K Pantharappalli village." Tamil Nadu is located in southern India, and has a population of more than 70 million people. There have been no confirmed human deaths due to meteorite strikes, although there have been a number of interesting close calls, based upon a list kept by International Comet Quarterly. ...
ilinda, thanks so much for posting this here.
It does need to be here.
MadMax started a new Topic, Death by Meteorite and I have moved it here to the Cosmic Events Board. That Death by Meteorite one, we will use to compile deaths...
Hope it doesn't become too many to compile... Let's hope the predictions of multiple onslaughts of fireballs brought by the Planet X System does not happen...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 08, 2016, 03:03:10 PM
https://www.yahoo.com
Science
Indian man could be first recorded human fatality due to a meteorite

Ars Technica 4 hours ago

 A Perseid meteor is seen entering Earth's atmosphere from the International Space Station. Indian officials say a meteorite struck the campus of a private engineering college on Saturday, killing one person. On Sunday, various Indian publications, including The Hindu, reported that the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, issued a statement confirming the death: "A mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell in the campus of a private engineering college in Vellore district's K Pantharappalli village." Tamil Nadu is located in southern India, and has a population of more than 70 million people. There have been no confirmed human deaths due to meteorite strikes, although there have been a number of interesting close calls, based upon a list kept by International Comet Quarterly. ...
ilinda, thanks so much for posting this here.
It does need to be here.
MadMax started a new Topic, Death by Meteorite and I have moved it here to the Cosmic Events Board. That Death by Meteorite one, we will use to compile deaths...
Hope it doesn't become too many to compile... Let's hope the predictions of multiple onslaughts of fireballs brought by the Planet X System does not happen...
Unfortunately it probably will be.  I had a dream last year, related exactly to this, but will post it in the Dreams Board.    It wasn't until this event in India happened, that I revisited my dream and then this, and figure these events are going to become so numerous that the entire phenomenon might be a turning point for some, at least in their level of awareness.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: stanclark on February 08, 2016, 08:52:22 PM
when your time is up...... :o
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2016, 03:11:36 AM
https://www.yahoo.com
Science
Indian man could be first recorded human fatality due to a meteorite

Ars Technica 4 hours ago

 A Perseid meteor is seen entering Earth's atmosphere from the International Space Station. Indian officials say a meteorite struck the campus of a private engineering college on Saturday, killing one person. On Sunday, various Indian publications, including The Hindu, reported that the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, issued a statement confirming the death: "A mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell in the campus of a private engineering college in Vellore district's K Pantharappalli village." Tamil Nadu is located in southern India, and has a population of more than 70 million people. There have been no confirmed human deaths due to meteorite strikes, although there have been a number of interesting close calls, based upon a list kept by International Comet Quarterly. ...
ilinda, thanks so much for posting this here.
It does need to be here.
MadMax started a new Topic, Death by Meteorite and I have moved it here to the Cosmic Events Board. That Death by Meteorite one, we will use to compile deaths...
Hope it doesn't become too many to compile... Let's hope the predictions of multiple onslaughts of fireballs brought by the Planet X System does not happen...
Unfortunately it probably will be.  I had a dream last year, related exactly to this, but will post it in the Dreams Board.    It wasn't until this event in India happened, that I revisited my dream and then this, and figure these events are going to become so numerous that the entire phenomenon might be a turning point for some, at least in their level of awareness.

ilinda, thanks,
will be looking for the dream.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2016, 03:13:01 AM
when your time is up...... :o

Wishing you all the best...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 09, 2016, 04:31:55 PM
(Editor's Note:  This is presumably the same one featured in post #216 above.)

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/asteroid-pass-close-earth-ll-see-sky-232554244.html
An asteroid is about to pass so close to Earth that we’ll see it in the sky
Chris Smith,
BGR News 18 hours ago
   
Don’t worry, we aren’t about to go extinct like the dinosaurs. That said, a 30-meter wide asteroid will be passing Earth so close early next month that we might be able to see it in the sky, NASA has announced. And it might even hit Earth at some point in 2017.

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2013 TX68 will either pass as close as 18,000km (11,000 miles) of Earth, or about 14 million kilometers (9 million miles) on March 5th. The asteroid approached Earth mostly during the daytime, which made monitoring it rather difficult. This is why we have no idea how close it’s going to be.
“This asteroid’s orbit is quite uncertain, and it will be hard to predict where to look for it,” NASA Centre for Near Earth Object Studies manager Paul Chodas said. “There is a chance that the asteroid will be picked up by our asteroid search telescopes when it safely flies past us next month, providing us with data to more precisely define its orbit around the Sun.”

The object will not hit Earth this year, but there is a 1 in 250 million chance it’ll come crashing down to Earth in 2017.
What would happen in such a case? Well, NASA predicts that 2013 TX68 will produce an air burst of about twice the energy of the Chelyabinsk event. No, life on Earth won’t perish.
Three years ago, an asteroid half the size of 2013 TX68 impacted Earth in Chelyabinsk, Russia, releasing a shock wave that broke windows and damaged buildings, injuring some 1,500 people, as per Science Alert.
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2016, 09:30:18 PM
ilinda, yes you are right the article is referring to (2013 TX68)
and yes it will be close enough to see. The shortened number,
Minimum Distance in AUs = 0.0001

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi#top

0.000157852664229731 AUS

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 10, 2016, 03:40:45 PM
https://www.yahoo.com
Science
Indian man could be first recorded human fatality due to a meteorite

Ars Technica 4 hours ago

 A Perseid meteor is seen entering Earth's atmosphere from the International Space Station. Indian officials say a meteorite struck the campus of a private engineering college on Saturday, killing one person. On Sunday, various Indian publications, including The Hindu, reported that the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa, issued a statement confirming the death: "A mishap occurred yesterday when a meteorite fell in the campus of a private engineering college in Vellore district's K Pantharappalli village." Tamil Nadu is located in southern India, and has a population of more than 70 million people. There have been no confirmed human deaths due to meteorite strikes, although there have been a number of interesting close calls, based upon a list kept by International Comet Quarterly. ...
ilinda, thanks so much for posting this here.
It does need to be here.
MadMax started a new Topic, Death by Meteorite and I have moved it here to the Cosmic Events Board. That Death by Meteorite one, we will use to compile deaths...
Hope it doesn't become too many to compile... Let's hope the predictions of multiple onslaughts of fireballs brought by the Planet X System does not happen...
(Editor's Note:  Now NASAis trying to backpeddle!  Notice how the title is the only place making the actual claim, and upon reading in the article it is obvious it could have been exactly what the initial reports stated.  My money's on the meteorite being the culprit.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/10/world/asia/that-wasnt-a-meteorite-that-killed-a-man-in-india-nasa-says.html?_r=0
Asia Pacific
That Wasn’t a Meteorite That Killed a Man in India, NASA Says

By CHRISTINE HAUSER
FEB. 9, 2016
Photo

Indian officials gathered at a site on a college campus where a man died and three others were injured. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
The news reported by Indian newspapers and picked up by many outlets around the world was startling: A bus driver was killed and three people were injured after a meteorite hit a college campus on Saturday. If true, it would have been the first scientifically confirmed report in history of someone being killed by a meteorite impact.
By Tuesday, however, the story appeared to be fizzling as scientific experts weighed in.
The early reports included images of a crater, five feet deep and two feet wide. Witnesses described hearing an explosion, and the police recovered a black, pockmarked stone from the site, in southeast India. The chief minister of the state, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, promised compensation for the families of the driver, who was hit by debris, and for the other three people, The Times of India reported.
Continue reading the main story
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 21, 2016, 02:04:06 PM
Largest Fireball Since Chelyabinsk Falls Over the Atlantic

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/02/20/fireball_over_atlantic_ocean_on_february_6_2016.html

On Feb. 6, 2016, around 14:00 UTC, a tiny chunk of interplanetary material plunged into Earth’s atmosphere and burned up — likely exploding — about 30 kilometers above the Atlantic Ocean. The energy released was equivalent to the detonation of 13,000 tons of TNT, making this the largest such event since the (much larger) Chelyabinsk blast in February 2013.

“Had it happened over a populated area it would’ve rattled some windows and probably terrified a lot of people, but I don’t think it would’ve done any real damage.”

I am sure the mainstream news media would like the general public to think “all is well” be we on this forum of course know “its just the beginning” ..  :o

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 21, 2016, 04:49:28 PM
Largest Fireball Since Chelyabinsk Falls Over the Atlantic

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/02/20/fireball_over_atlantic_ocean_on_february_6_2016.html

On Feb. 6, 2016, around 14:00 UTC, a tiny chunk of interplanetary material plunged into Earth’s atmosphere and burned up — likely exploding — about 30 kilometers above the Atlantic Ocean. The energy released was equivalent to the detonation of 13,000 tons of TNT, making this the largest such event since the (much larger) Chelyabinsk blast in February 2013.

“Had it happened over a populated area it would’ve rattled some windows and probably terrified a lot of people, but I don’t think it would’ve done any real damage.”

I am sure the mainstream news media would like the general public to think “all is well” be we on this forum of course know “its just the beginning” ..  :o

Max.
Too bad they put that photoshopped pic in.  Maybe in time someone will offer their real photo.

Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 22, 2016, 04:18:08 AM
Mad Max thanks for your posts.
I meant to reply last night...
A good time to watch for fireballs might be March 5th when this thing zooms by:

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2013 TX68&orb=1   (2013 TX68)

All The Best to ya,
Barb Townsend
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 25, 2016, 12:37:30 AM
2013 TX68 Mar 5, 2016 0.044 LD 30 m 15.32 km per sec

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2013TX68;orb=1
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 25, 2016, 07:07:10 AM
2013 TX68 Mar 5, 2016 0.044 LD 30 m 15.32 km per sec

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2013TX68;orb=1
Note that the one for March 5, with the distance projected to be 0.044 LD (232,000 miles X 0.044) which is about 10,208 miles away at perigee.  (For calculating, I used a distance between Earth and Moon which has been posted as anywhere from 224,000 to 238,000 miles.)

Hmmm, many airplane flights are about 5 miles up, so this thing would only be about twice that height.  Yikes.  Dust off your telescopes, binoculars and cameras.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Marzstar on February 25, 2016, 09:47:15 AM
Thought all might enjoy this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xShfZFrOqk&feature=em-uploademail
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 25, 2016, 02:29:38 PM
Thought all might enjoy this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xShfZFrOqk&feature=em-uploademail

Hi Marzstar, thanks for posting... :)
Interesting, I'm viewing it!
I paused it to check something. BPEarthWatch said "NASA had changed the Close Approach Date from the 5th to the 8th."
Once they zero in on a date, not likely they would change it. But it IS changed to the 8th! Odd, their article still says the 5th! (See screen shot below, I just got from http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ )
...
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/ UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH

Anyone have ideas on all this?
More later, re the ESA date change, etc.
All The Best 2 ya,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Marzstar on February 25, 2016, 04:17:51 PM
Yowbarb

 :o

Marz



Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 26, 2016, 01:24:22 AM
Yowbarb

 :o

Marz

You are right it did get changed to March 08. Thanks for letting us know.
The Close Approach distance isn't listed as so terribly close, though... (?)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 26, 2016, 01:32:09 AM
2013 TX68 Mar 5, 2016 0.044 LD 30 m 15.32 km per sec

http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2013TX68;orb=1
Note that the one for March 5, with the distance projected to be 0.044 LD (232,000 miles X 0.044) which is about 10,208 miles away at perigee.  (For calculating, I used a distance between Earth and Moon which has been posted as anywhere from 224,000 to 238,000 miles.)

Hmmm, many airplane flights are about 5 miles up, so this thing would only be about twice that height.  Yikes.  Dust off your telescopes, binoculars and cameras.

Yes, for reals, some one here might see it...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 26, 2016, 01:48:57 PM
Thought all might enjoy this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xShfZFrOqk&feature=em-uploademail

Hi Marzstar, thanks for posting... :)
Interesting, I'm viewing it!
I paused it to check something. BPEarthWatch said "NASA had changed the Close Approach Date from the 5th to the 8th."
Once they zero in on a date, not likely they would change it. But it IS changed to the 8th! Odd, their article still says the 5th! (See screen shot below, I just got from http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ )
...
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/ UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH

Anyone have ideas on all this?
More later, re the ESA date change, etc.
All The Best 2 ya,
Yowbarb
Do you mean does anyone have ideas on why they would change the projected date?  I'm not in the loop, but I thought they used math to calculate the trajectory of these bodies, and if they had done so, it would be reasonable to assume their projected date wouldn't be three days off.

So, the obvious question might be--are they just sort of guesstimating the date of arrival?  It seems to primitive and unscientific but who knows?  At any rate, it seems odd to be so far off--three entire days of space travel at high velocity--for something so close.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 27, 2016, 08:28:39 AM
Thought all might enjoy this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xShfZFrOqk&feature=em-uploademail

Hi Marzstar, thanks for posting... :)
Interesting, I'm viewing it!
I paused it to check something. BPEarthWatch said "NASA had changed the Close Approach Date from the 5th to the 8th."
Once they zero in on a date, not likely they would change it. But it IS changed to the 8th! Odd, their article still says the 5th! (See screen shot below, I just got from http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ )
...
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/ UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH

Anyone have ideas on all this?
More later, re the ESA date change, etc.
All The Best 2 ya,
Yowbarb
Do you mean does anyone have ideas on why they would change the projected date?  I'm not in the loop, but I thought they used math to calculate the trajectory of these bodies, and if they had done so, it would be reasonable to assume their projected date wouldn't be three days off.

So, the obvious question might be--are they just sort of guesstimating the date of arrival?  It seems to primitive and unscientific but who knows?  At any rate, it seems odd to be so far off--three entire days of space travel at high velocity--for something so close.

ilinda, awhile back I posted the object was assigned a Condition code of 7, so on a scale of one to ten it was fairly uncertain. Today I noticed it was changed to an 8! (0 - 10.)
I'm not really sure how often they change the approach date...or the condition code.
I remember back in 2005 research done landing on asteroids... How much the sun shines on the object in its closest approach and also the degree of porosity of the asteroid's material, factors in how much closer it could veer toward the Earth.

ilinda, PS:
Update on the site is posted:  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4888

News | February 2, 2016

Small Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth March 8
"We already knew this asteroid, 2013 TX68, would safely fly past Earth in early March, but this additional data allow us to get a better handle on its orbital path," said Paul Chodas, manager of CNEOS. "The data indicate that this small asteroid will probably pass much farther away from Earth than previously thought."

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2013TX68;orb=1

The nominal distance is 0.00020 (0.000207036775593362)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 28, 2016, 03:35:06 PM
Thought all might enjoy this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xShfZFrOqk&feature=em-uploademail

Hi Marzstar, thanks for posting... :)
Interesting, I'm viewing it!
I paused it to check something. BPEarthWatch said "NASA had changed the Close Approach Date from the 5th to the 8th."
Once they zero in on a date, not likely they would change it. But it IS changed to the 8th! Odd, their article still says the 5th! (See screen shot below, I just got from http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ )
...
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/ UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH

Anyone have ideas on all this?
More later, re the ESA date change, etc.
All The Best 2 ya,
Yowbarb
Do you mean does anyone have ideas on why they would change the projected date?  I'm not in the loop, but I thought they used math to calculate the trajectory of these bodies, and if they had done so, it would be reasonable to assume their projected date wouldn't be three days off.

So, the obvious question might be--are they just sort of guesstimating the date of arrival?  It seems to primitive and unscientific but who knows?  At any rate, it seems odd to be so far off--three entire days of space travel at high velocity--for something so close.

ilinda, awhile back I posted the object was assigned a Condition code of 7, so on a scale of one to ten it was fairly uncertain. Today I noticed it was changed to an 8! (0 - 10.)
I'm not really sure how often they change the approach date...or the condition code.
I remember back in 2005 research done landing on asteroids... How much the sun shines on the object in its closest approach and also the degree of porosity of the asteroid's material, factors in how much closer it could veer toward the Earth.

ilinda, PS:
Update on the site is posted:  http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4888

News | February 2, 2016

Small Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth March 8
"We already knew this asteroid, 2013 TX68, would safely fly past Earth in early March, but this additional data allow us to get a better handle on its orbital path," said Paul Chodas, manager of CNEOS. "The data indicate that this small asteroid will probably pass much farther away from Earth than previously thought."

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2013TX68;orb=1

The nominal distance is 0.00020 (0.000207036775593362)
After reading your post, I realize they may not expend the energy or time to calculate an exact trajectory as they would for a large body.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 29, 2016, 08:24:34 AM
After reading your post, I realize they may not expend the energy or time to calculate an exact trajectory as they would for a large body.

ilinda, I hadn't thought of that...
You are probably right.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 29, 2016, 08:35:19 AM
BTW RE 2013 TX68: An object that size would deliver quite a blow if it ever hit.
At 30 meters diameter that's over 3 1/4 feet x 30 = over 98 feet across. Not huge but big enough...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 29, 2016, 08:55:09 AM
They are probably spotting and cataloging new objects all the time. The ones which could swarm in from the Planet X System, who knows how fast they could be spotted and posted.
For now, the next Close Approach of any significance is April 16th. (2008 HU4) 0.0127

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/   

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2008 HU4;orb=1

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 29, 2016, 02:56:49 PM
BTW RE 2013 TX68: An object that size would deliver quite a blow if it ever hit.
At 30 meters diameter that's over 3 1/4 feet x 30 = over 98 feet across. Not huge but big enough...
Imagine the force of impact of something that size.  I know it's relative, but almost 100' in diameter and who knows about the density.  I certainly wouldn't want to be anywhere near its zone of impact.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 01, 2016, 03:46:35 PM

Mysterious 'meteor' lights up Scottish sky, rumbles dramatically

https://www.rt.com/news/334086-mysterious-meteor-fireball-scotland/

A mysterious fireball made a dramatic entrance into the Scottish sky, lighting up the night and making a loud rumbling noise, which left residents somewhat confused. The object is believed to have been a meteor, though that has yet to be confirmed.
Police in Scotland said they received a flood of calls at around 6:55pm on Monday, after a bright flash was seen dancing across the sky, Mail Online reported. Residents said they spotted blue, white, and green lights, with many saying they heard a rumbling sound.


A mysterious fireball made a dramatic entrance into the Scottish sky, lighting up the night and making a loud rumbling noise, which left residents somewhat confused. The object is believed to have been a meteor, though that has yet to be confirmed.
Police in Scotland said they received a flood of calls at around 6:55pm on Monday, after a bright flash was seen dancing across the sky, Mail Online reported. Residents said they spotted blue, white, and green lights, with many saying they heard a rumbling sound.

The fireball was filmed by several dashcams, with drivers posting the footage online.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2016, 12:38:40 AM
BTW RE 2013 TX68: An object that size would deliver quite a blow if it ever hit.
At 30 meters diameter that's over 3 1/4 feet x 30 = over 98 feet across. Not huge but big enough...
Imagine the force of impact of something that size.  I know it's relative, but almost 100' in diameter and who knows about the density.  I certainly wouldn't want to be anywhere near its zone of impact.

I wouldn't want to be anywhere near it, either...even a small meteorite goes right through a roof. Makes me think about different kind of roof even on a bugout vehicle...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2016, 12:40:51 AM

Mysterious 'meteor' lights up Scottish sky, rumbles dramatically

https://www.rt.com/news/334086-mysterious-meteor-fireball-scotland/

A mysterious fireball made a dramatic entrance into the Scottish sky, lighting up the night and making a loud rumbling noise, which left residents somewhat confused. The object is believed to have been a meteor, though that has yet to be confirmed.
Police in Scotland said they received a flood of calls at around 6:55pm on Monday, after a bright flash was seen dancing across the sky, Mail Online reported. Residents said they spotted blue, white, and green lights, with many saying they heard a rumbling sound.


A mysterious fireball made a dramatic entrance into the Scottish sky, lighting up the night and making a loud rumbling noise, which left residents somewhat confused. The object is believed to have been a meteor, though that has yet to be confirmed.
Police in Scotland said they received a flood of calls at around 6:55pm on Monday, after a bright flash was seen dancing across the sky, Mail Online reported. Residents said they spotted blue, white, and green lights, with many saying they heard a rumbling sound.

The fireball was filmed by several dashcams, with drivers posting the footage online.

MadMax, thanks for posting... we can look on this site for it...
http://www.amsmeteors.org/ 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 02, 2016, 12:52:51 AM

Mysterious 'meteor' lights up Scottish sky, rumbles dramatically

https://www.rt.com/news/334086-mysterious-meteor-fireball-scotland/

A mysterious fireball made a dramatic entrance into the Scottish sky, lighting up the night and making a loud rumbling noise, which left residents somewhat confused. The object is believed to have been a meteor, though that has yet to be confirmed.
Police in Scotland said they received a flood of calls at around 6:55pm on Monday, after a bright flash was seen dancing across the sky, Mail Online reported. Residents said they spotted blue, white, and green lights, with many saying they heard a rumbling sound.

A mysterious fireball made a dramatic entrance into the Scottish sky, lighting up the night and making a loud rumbling noise, which left residents somewhat confused. The object is believed to have been a meteor, though that has yet to be confirmed.
Police in Scotland said they received a flood of calls at around 6:55pm on Monday, after a bright flash was seen dancing across the sky, Mail Online reported. Residents said they spotted blue, white, and green lights, with many saying they heard a rumbling sound.

The fireball was filmed by several dashcams, with drivers posting the footage online.

MadMax, thanks for posting... we can look on this site for it...
http://www.amsmeteors.org/
OK I found it. Page: Fireball Log 2016 I scrolled down to the day and the country, Scotland...
http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events?country=-1&year=2016

ID   # of Rep.  UT Date & Time  Local Date & Time  Countries States D. Sound C. Sound Frag
http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2016/813
................
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 03, 2016, 03:19:45 AM
Note from Yowbarb:
Well lookie here. A couple pages back I mentioned new objects get spotted and posted fairly often... This one will come a lot closer than the one we were discussing a couple days ago, 2013 TX68. This was not listed on that Spaceweather chart.

I think it IS it is a new object - could be, based on this:[/color]
first obs. used   2016-02-28   
last obs. used    2016-03-02   

(2016 DN2) was NOT posted a few days ago in the list of Upcoming Close Approaches.
SEE: (2016 DN2) Condition Code 8, it is Apollo object

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016%20DN2;orb=1;old=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 03, 2016, 07:10:15 AM
Note from Yowbarb:
(2016 DN2) was NOT posted a few days ago in the list of Upcoming Close Approaches.
SEE: (2016 DN2) Condition Code 8, it is Apollo object

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016%20DN2;orb=1;old=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad
Doesn't "Condition Code 8, it is Apollo object" mean it's basically space junk?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 03, 2016, 09:26:27 PM
Note from Yowbarb:
(2016 DN2) was NOT posted a few days ago in the list of Upcoming Close Approaches.
SEE: (2016 DN2) Condition Code 8, it is Apollo object

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016%20DN2;orb=1;old=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad
Doesn't "Condition Code 8, it is Apollo object" mean it's basically space junk?

ilinda, I can see why someone might think an "Apollo object" it is space junk, :) but no, that is not what these terms mean. (I'm not an astronomer, so I frequently need to re-check the meanings.) :) 

Apollo object. Links to definition, discussion of Apollo objects are below:

http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Apollo+object

Apollo object: Any asteroid which crosses the earth's orbit.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.       scroll down
...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Apollo_asteroids  List of Apollo asteroids

The Apollo asteroids are a group of near-Earth asteroids named after 1862 Apollo, the first asteroid of this group which was discovered by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth in the 1930s. They are Earth-crosser asteroids..... etc.
...
The condition code 1-10 = the degree of uncertainty in the orbit.
That can change as more info is obtained but it started out (a couple days ago) as a condition code 8.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 03, 2016, 09:30:50 PM
PS, RE (2016 DN2)
bottom line, this is a newly discovered object, will come fairly close but doesn't look like a chance of collision.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 18, 2016, 02:15:42 AM

Very large fireball observed over London, UK!

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/03/17/very-large-fireball-observed-over-london-uk/

A very large fireball was observed over London, UK at 03:16 UTC on March 17, 2016. The event was first observed by UKMON's Church Crookham station, northeast Hampshire, England.

According to the United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network (UKMON), the fireball momentarily overloaded the camera with light.

"Preliminary calculations estimate the brightens to be around -7 mag and explosion -14 mag. An estimated terminal altitude was just 30 - 34 km (18.6 - 21 miles)," UKMON's Richard Kacerek said.

"With the second video we will be able to triangulate and calculate the orbit," he added.

According to reports submitted to the UKMON/International Meteor Organization, the event was primarily seen from England, but witnesses from France and the Netherlands also reported the event. There was no sound associated, but fragmentation was observed by at least one person.

Kacerek told the BBC -->>  it was the biggest sighting they have recorded. "It lasted for a few seconds. It was seen for hundreds of miles. We have received a number of emails."

Planex-X related maybe??

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Alfred Williams on March 18, 2016, 06:40:19 AM
Just thought I should pop my head in and welcome Madmax and any others I may have missed. I may not be much on moderating like I should and find I am pulled away all too often with other things. I wish to state how I do feel these discussions on all subjects are necessary for our development as a community.  All of you are in my prayers as I stay busy with the choir. It is my loss for not visiting and discussing matters as I should. Perhaps after this Cantata I will have a small break and may can do mare. So Hello everyone and Madmax I have enjoyed your post as with everyone's. Oh a couple of nights back I witness junk burning up on re-entry. It was a wide green display as it quickly streaked and dissipated, odd and fast{{:>)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 18, 2016, 08:10:05 AM
Just thought I should pop my head in and welcome Madmax and any others I may have missed. I may not be much on moderating like I should and find I am pulled away all too often with other things. I wish to state how I do feel these discussions on all subjects are necessary for our development as a community.  All of you are in my prayers as I stay busy with the choir. It is my loss for not visiting and discussing matters as I should. Perhaps after this Cantata I will have a small break and may can do mare. So Hello everyone and Madmax I have enjoyed your post as with everyone's. Oh a couple of nights back I witness junk burning up on re-entry. It was a wide green display as it quickly streaked and dissipated, odd and fast{{:>)

Mr. Williams, it is so good to see your post on here.:)
The light is always on for you and I will change your status back to Moderator in a heartbeat. Just let me know.
Thanks for welcoming Mr. MadMax. :)
All The Best to you and your family,
Barb Townsend
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 18, 2016, 08:13:20 AM
Just thought I should pop my head in and welcome Madmax and any others I may have missed. I may not be much on moderating like I should and find I am pulled away all too often with other things. I wish to state how I do feel these discussions on all subjects are necessary for our development as a community.  All of you are in my prayers as I stay busy with the choir. It is my loss for not visiting and discussing matters as I should. Perhaps after this Cantata I will have a small break and may can do mare. So Hello everyone and Madmax I have enjoyed your post as with everyone's. Oh a couple of nights back I witness junk burning up on re-entry. It was a wide green display as it quickly streaked and dissipated, odd and fast{{:>)
PS Late last night I saw a broad, really long, low streak in the sky, illuminated by the moon. Facing west it went from one horizon to another, pretty much. I think it was east to west. I'm in Central FL. It seemed low and not quite like a chemtrail but I didn't find it in the AMS log.
Keep us informed if you see more space junk, comets, etc.
Always enjoy your posts,
Barb Townsend
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 18, 2016, 09:07:41 AM

Very large fireball observed over London, UK!

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2016/03/17/very-large-fireball-observed-over-london-uk/

A very large fireball was observed over London, UK at 03:16 UTC on March 17, 2016. The event was first observed by UKMON's Church Crookham station, northeast Hampshire, England.

According to the United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network (UKMON), the fireball momentarily overloaded the camera with light.

"Preliminary calculations estimate the brightens to be around -7 mag and explosion -14 mag. An estimated terminal altitude was just 30 - 34 km (18.6 - 21 miles)," UKMON's Richard Kacerek said.

"With the second video we will be able to triangulate and calculate the orbit," he added.

According to reports submitted to the UKMON/International Meteor Organization, the event was primarily seen from England, but witnesses from France and the Netherlands also reported the event. There was no sound associated, but fragmentation was observed by at least one person.

Kacerek told the BBC -->>  it was the biggest sighting they have recorded. "It lasted for a few seconds. It was seen for hundreds of miles. We have received a number of emails."

Planex-X related maybe??

Max.

MadMax here is one video about the meteorite you reported. Narration not the best but an some facts written connected to it... There will probably be other videos soon.
...
Meteor lights up the skies over the UK green on St Patrick’s Day

video link: https://youtu.be/N4BdUCMpFDo
Published on Mar 17, 2016

A meteorite burned up over the UK with a fitting green flash in the early hours of St Patrick’s Day, just after 03:00 GMT, with many capturing it on film.
Footage from Church Crookham, Hampshire, was taken by the UK Meteor Observation Network.“This is the biggest meteor sighting we have recorded. It lasted for a few seconds. It was seen for hundreds of miles. We have received a number of emails,” Network member Richard Kacerek told the BBC.

Witnesses reported two large flashes of light as the meteor burned up in the atmosphere.

“It was actually two explosions from the same meteor – a smaller one and the larger one – signals that the final one has potential a fragment surviving and falling to the earth,” Kacerek told the Mirror.

Astronomers are almost certain the meteor was a piece of cosmic rock from the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars.

Incidents like this usually happen unseenover oceans and uninhabited landmasses, but this particular fireball was seen vividly over cities including London.Kacerek said reports of green flashes are most likely genuine.

“It is a very highly heated rock because it passes through the atmosphere then it picks up heat and speed and depending on this the gas or light refractions can be seen as green.”“Lots of people are reporting the green one – this is completely plausible,” Kacerek told the Mirror.

Dr John Mason, from the British Astronomical Association, explained to the BBC that green flashes were probably caused by the meteor’s magnesium composition heating up the oxygen surrounding it.

Meteors like this are not “uncommon,” but the brightness of the fireball was still “spectacular,” Mason added.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 18, 2016, 04:17:16 PM
PS, RE (2016 DN2)
bottom line, this is a newly discovered object, will come fairly close but doesn't look like a chance of collision.
Thanks for clarifying!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 19, 2016, 07:08:02 AM

This is something we will have to pay VERY close attention to:

One comet to swerve closer to Earth than any other comet in centuries: :o

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/18/comets-brush-earth/81974318/


An emerald-green comet will brush the Earth Monday, followed one day later by a kissing cousin that will swerve closer to the planet than any other comet in nearly 250 years.

“This is one for the record books,” says Michael Kelley of the University of Maryland, who’s never heard of two comets approaching close to Earth a day apart. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for professionals to learn more about comets, and if you have a chance to try to find them … it’s a fantastic chance to see part of history as it happens.”

“Comets split relatively often,” Knight says, “but we rarely get a chance to study them soon after it happens, and when we do usually only the bigger fragment survives. …We have two fragments in this case.”

“A lot of things in the sky remain immobile,” says Bob King, an amateur astronomer and Sky & Telescope blogger. But anyone looking at 252P through a telescope when it’s very near will see it move, he says. “You feel a little, ‘Whoa, the solar system is closer than I thought.’… It really is a thrill.”

Yes and the "effects" may be more that "just a thrill"..  ???

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 19, 2016, 02:45:51 PM
MadMax thanks for posting about the "green comet" Comet LINEAR.
IMHO, since BA14 could be a fragment it could be more of a wild card...more than what is posted?

from Spaceweather: http://www.spaceweather.com/
A smaller and much dimmer comet named "P/2016 BA14" will buzz Earth even closer than 252P/LINEAR on March 22nd. P/2016 BA14 appears to be a fragment of 252P/LINEAR.
Worth a look-See:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/p2016-ba14-closest-comet-in-almost-250-years03162016/

Per the data on NEO jpl, neither one will hit the Earth, but the BA14 one may be visible with the naked eye. http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=P%2F2016%20BA14;old=0;orb=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 27, 2016, 12:17:29 PM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

NEW METEOR SHOWER? A new meteor shower could appear this week. According to theoretical modeling by Mikhail Maslov, Earth will pass through a sparse cloud of meteoroids from Comet 252P/LINEAR on March 28-30. The encounter could cause a minor shower of slow meteors emerging from a radiant near the star μ Leporis. Little is known about meteors from this comet, so estimates of the meteor rate are very uncertain. Maslov's models suggest no more than 5 to 10 per hour.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 29, 2016, 04:03:49 PM
Editor's note:  Best to click on link to see the videos.)


http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/03/29/amateur-astronomers-witness-big-bang-on-jupiter/


Amateur astronomers witness “big bang” on Jupiter

By Brandon Russell | March 29, 2016

An amateur astronomer out of Austria has captured astonishing video of what he claims is an asteroid impact on Jupiter.
The event, which occurred on March 17, was initially thought to be a visual anomaly but has since been corroborated by a second video taken in Ireland.
Using a 20-centimeter telescope, the video displays a brief flash on Jupiter’s right-hand side, suggesting it was struck by a comet or asteroid (or alien spaceship?); it’s a faint impact, barely perceptible, but in the second video it’s much easier to see.

According to Phil Plait over at Bad Astronomy, the asteroid was probably only a few hundred feet in diameter though its impact released an incredible amount of energy—about 25 times as high as here on Earth. For context, researchers believe the asteroid that burned up over Russia in 2013 exploded with the energy of 500,000 tons of TNT. Imagine what that would have been like if it were 25 times stronger.
Considering amateur astronomers were able to observe the incident from Earth is also telling of just how immense the impact’s energy was. In simplest terms, Plait said it was a “very, very big bang.”
Check out the videos to see what this “very big bang” looked like.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 31, 2016, 02:56:07 AM
LiveLeak || Meteorite over the UK caught on dashcam   0;16

https://youtu.be/tyPjSjCG5sM

Published on Mar 24, 2016
★ LiveLeak || Meteorite over the UK caught on dashcam
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 31, 2016, 03:06:41 AM
http://www.amsmeteors.org/  American Meteor Society

Very Large Fireball Over UK

March 17, 2016
Vincent Perlerin

The AMS received over 45 reports so far about a fireball event over UK (England) on Thursday, March 17th 2016 at 3:16 GMT. The fireball was seen primarily from England but witnesses from France and the Netherlands also reported the event. We expect more reports today.

If you witnessed this event please fill an official fireball report.

Below is the map of the first witnesses location and the first estimation of the ground trajectory:



Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 31, 2016, 01:09:20 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/30/world/object-hits-jupiter-irpt/index.html

Mystery object slams into Jupiter 

By Jareen Imam, CNN  Updated 9:48 PM ET, Wed March 30, 2016 | Video Source: CNN

Image: Amateur astronomer Gerrit Kernbauer, from Modling, Austria, said he documented the incident on March 17 while observing the planet with a telescope. He posted the video on YouTube, drawing over a million views.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 31, 2016, 02:39:06 PM
PS RE Mystery object this is the original video done by Gerrit Kernbauer of Modling, Austria

Asteroid impact on Jupiter?    0:34  3,234,054 views

https://youtu.be/4LiL7RYG7ac

Gerrit Kernbauer Published on Mar 26, 2016
On 17.03.2016 I was observing and filming Jupiter with my Skywatcher Newton 200/1000 Telescope. The seeing was not the best, so I hesitated to process the Videos. Nevertheless 10 days later I looked through the Videos and I found this strange light spot that appeared for less than one second on the edge of the planetary disc. Thinking back to Shoemaker-Levy 9, my only explanation for this is an asteroid or comet that enters Jupiter's high atmosphere and burned up/explode very fast.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 03, 2016, 12:51:07 AM
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016FW13&orb=1
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: redhairedgirl on April 07, 2016, 03:13:48 PM
Did anyone catch the one line reference today on CNN.com regarding NASA'S "just discovered" existence of 72 "objects" that may affect Earth? This was in the newswire today. It was an oblique reference to it. Further, NASA said there was no real danger as far as they know that any are a danger to earth.
I am a rookie here, but this somehow bothered me. It sounds like they know more than they are reporting.
Any comments from our senior people?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on April 07, 2016, 05:07:42 PM
Did anyone catch the one line reference today on CNN.com regarding NASA'S "just discovered" existence of 72 "objects" that may affect Earth? This was in the newswire today. It was an oblique reference to it. Further, NASA said there was no real danger as far as they know that any are a danger to earth.
I am a rookie here, but this somehow bothered me. It sounds like they know more than they are reporting.
Any comments from our senior people?
You are right to feel NASA probably knows more than they're admitting/reporting.

There have been many articles posted in which NASA cuts the live feed immediately after a UFO appears in one of their satellite monitoring systems.  In fact, if they don't suddenly cut the feed, we would wonder what's wrong with NASA?!!??

One important thing is they say there is "no real danger".  When a government agency known to fabricate stories and hide info. makes such a proclamation, that is a red flag for this old chick.  "No real danger" makes me usually think the very opposite.

In fact, there is a board devoted to "foreshadowing", in which some government agency or mainstream news outlet drops clues and "factoids" about an upcoming event, usually presenting it as fictional, leaving the populace to try to figure it all out.

Thanks for posting this, as it's yet another one that passed me by.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on April 07, 2016, 05:11:07 PM
http://www.yahoo.com  (this is the initial link, but "Science" is the second link to allow one to read the entire article.
Science
Newly discovered planet could destroy Earth any day now

New York Post Wed, Apr 6 7:34 AM PDT

   
A mysterious planet that wiped out life on Earth millions of years ago could do it again, according to a top space scientist. And some believe the apocalyptic event could happen as early as this month. Planet Nine — a new planet discovered at the edge of the solar system in January — has triggered comet showers that bomb the Earth’s surface, killing all life, says Daniel Whitmire, of the University of Louisiana. The astrophysicist says the planet has a 20,000-year orbit around the sun and, at its closest to us, it knocks asteroids and comets toward Earth. Fossil evidence has suggested most life on Earth is mysteriously wiped out every 26 million to 27 million years. Whitmire claims Planet Nine’s ...
Read more
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: redhairedgirl on April 07, 2016, 10:24:44 PM
Thanks ilinda for your response and the further link to more information on this. As I get more competent on inserting links, photos, etc....., I'll post so the more senior members can comment. I also will read earlier comments/posts by everyone so I can understand the subject of near earth/planet/ objects/ approaching us.

Your comment on NASA "foreshadowing" makes complete sense to me. This way, NASA has done their duty in disclosing the fact, without alarming the populace. Hoping that either nothing happens, or waiting until the absolute last minute/timeframe in which they decently have to announce it.
Thanks for posting about the article in Science... I'll read that in depth.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on April 13, 2016, 05:39:36 PM
Redhairedgirl, I cannot find the link I want, but one link to a video you might not have yet seen is:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9f-Bhub0Lg

In that video, astronomer Carlos Munoz Ferrada (since deceased) discusses what he believes to be on its way to our Solar System.  He referred to what some often now call Planet X, as Hercolobus, and describes it as a comet-planet or planet-comet.

One error in whoever posted that video to youtube is that they interjected their own editing by saying Dr. Ferrada was talking about Ison.  Most of those who study this topic believe he was not discussing Ison.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 13, 2016, 06:50:09 PM
Redhairedgirl, I cannot find the link I want, but one link to a video you might not have yet seen is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9f-Bhub0Lg

In that video, astronomer Carlos Munoz Ferrada (since deceased) discusses what he believes to be on its way to our Solar System.  He referred to what some often now call Planet X, as Hercolobus, and describes it as a comet-planet or planet-comet.

One error in whoever posted that video to youtube is that they interjected their own editing by saying Dr. Ferrada was talking about Ison.  Most of those who study this topic believe he was not discussing Ison.
Fascinating person. Carlos Muñoz Ferrada. Marshall included him in an article and book.
We have had discussions about Ferrada going back to 2013...
Worthwhile to do a search... I posted about him earlier perhaps in the earlier Town Hall, but this is the first place I posted, that I can find here:

Yowbarb
Topic: Belief in the theory of Planet X: Discussion around the world  (Read 9294 times)
Reply #30 on: November 02, 2013, 04:51:25 AM

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MrSmith posted:
Reply #29 on: August 22, 2013, 04:30:12 PM »
 
1980's interview with late astronomer Carlos Munoz Ferrada who was researching planet x / hercolubus back in 1940.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9f-Bhub0Lg

http://maestroviejo.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/un-astronomo-de-brasil-afirmo-delante-de-la-sociedad-astronomica-americana-en-timberland-de-la-presencia-de-un-planeta-errante-localizado-detras-de-neptuno/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 13, 2016, 07:20:04 PM
PS Redhairedgirl, ilinda, you may have seen this already somewhere...
This short intro video about Carlos Muñoz Ferrada has English subtitles:
...
Hercolubus is coming. - Carlos Muñoz Ferrada   9:43

link: https://youtu.be/VJJ0N-Qq3CI

Published on Jun 20, 2013
One of the most brliliant astronomers in the world confirms that Hercolubus is very real and is coming.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 14, 2016, 09:14:21 PM
In the video I posted he is definitely discussing Planet X.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 25, 2016, 04:53:12 PM
I am seeing more and more reports like this:

April 25, 2016 at 11:10 am
Meteorite Strikes Earth; Cause of Fire in Maryland

http://www.haarpstatusnetwork.com/2016/04/25/meteorite-strikes-earth-cause-of-fire-in-maryland/

Authorities suspect a meteorite strike may have sparked a massive brush fire that scorched the woods behind a Prince George’s County condo community Sunday evening.

The woods behind Scarlett Oak Terrace, located just off Maryland Route 450, went up in flames after 5 p.m. It took firefighters with the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department several hours to bring the flames under control.

Later, firefighters discovered a hunk of what appears to be meteorite lying at the bottom of a cratered patch of earth, surrounded by the splintered and charred remains of tree limbs.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 25, 2016, 05:00:37 PM
Another quite concerning report:
   
Tsunami buoy off New York’s Fire Island triggered “event;” 90 foot tsunami style waves from possible meteor fragment strike or error?
90 foot tall tsunami forms instantly off coast of New York, triggering buoy alert system?

https://www.intellihub.com/tsunami-buoy-new-yorks-fire-island-tsunami-meteor/

Update via NJ.com: A tsunami warning device about 200 miles off the coast of New Jersey went into “event mode” over the weekend, but there were no giant waves threatening the Shore, according to the National Data Buoy Center.

“It went into event mode while it was being serviced,” a center representative said Monday morning. “It wasn’t an actual event.”

ATLANTIC OCEAN (INTELLIHUB) — A 2.6 meter DART II discus buoy operated by the National Data Buoy Center was triggered into “event mode” after receiving a sharp data spike then a rippling effect from what could have been abrupt tsunami style waves as large as 90 feet tall, with a 180 variance from peak to valley Sunday.

The water depth in the region is 8690 feet deep.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: redhairedgirl on April 25, 2016, 07:45:23 PM
I haven't details, but just came across a report of a massive fireball that terrified the people of Chalchuapa in El Salvador. People were leaving a church and observed a red fireball suddenly appear; then disappeared. The sky glowed red for several minutes afterwards. This occurred at night on April 17th. This event made a profound impression on the local people, who, unlike most, see a sign in the occurrence. They felt that this was a sign of beginning of annihilation. They also made a connection between this event and the earthquakes that have just occurred in Ecuador.  Very dramatic. This was reported by El Salvadoran media called "El Blog".  I think these people are astute.
Sorry I don't have a link to provide; I'm still a rookie where this is concerned. Googling Fireball, Chalchuapa, El Salvador will bring you there.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on April 27, 2016, 04:38:26 PM
I haven't details, but just came across a report of a massive fireball that terrified the people of Chalchuapa in El Salvador. People were leaving a church and observed a red fireball suddenly appear; then disappeared. The sky glowed red for several minutes afterwards. This occurred at night on April 17th. This event made a profound impression on the local people, who, unlike most, see a sign in the occurrence. They felt that this was a sign of beginning of annihilation. They also made a connection between this event and the earthquakes that have just occurred in Ecuador.  Very dramatic. This was reported by El Salvadoran media called "El Blog".  I think these people are astute.
Sorry I don't have a link to provide; I'm still a rookie where this is concerned. Googling Fireball, Chalchuapa, El Salvador will bring you there.
You're doing fine--don't worry about "rookie status".  Here's something that helps me save links for later.  I created a file for desktop and call it Articles For Yowusa.

Then whenever I'm surfing or in between sites, if I see something interesting, I "copy&paste" the url into the file, and directly under the url link, I then "copy&paste" the article itself.  Then leave a few blank lines in anticipation of next article.  Then at some later time when I am in yowusa (such as now), I can open that file and "copy&paste" any article I want to post here.  Hope this makes sense.  Before I set up this system, I had scraps of paper near computer, here and there with notes, mostly indecipherable, and not much got posted, and some without links.  Hope this helps, and thanks for being here!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 28, 2016, 02:12:08 PM

Footage Captures Giant Green Fireball As It Streaked Across Southern California Skies

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/04/26/footage-captures-giant-green-fireball-as-it-streaked-across-southern-california/

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A giant green fireball streaked across the skies of Southern California Tuesday night.

It happened just after 10 p.m. and was captured on dash-cam video, which shows the streak as it gets closer to the ground.

U.S. Strategic Command said it does not believe it was a man-made object.

In a statement, the agency said the object did not appear to be a tracked satellite in their database.

That has led them to conclude the reentry of a man-made object did not occur.

Meanwhile, Dr. Krupp at the Griffith Observatory says they too have no idea what the object was at this time.

Several people called the CBS2/KCAL9 newsroom to report what they had seen.

It was visible from the Mexican border to the northern part of Ventura County.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: redhairedgirl on April 28, 2016, 08:20:41 PM
MadMax:
Interesting post. This was green in color. The other one I read about was red in color. Strange.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 28, 2016, 11:15:32 PM

Footage Captures Giant Green Fireball As It Streaked Across Southern California Skies

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/04/26/footage-captures-giant-green-fireball-as-it-streaked-across-southern-california/

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A giant green fireball streaked across the skies of Southern California Tuesday night.

It happened just after 10 p.m. and was captured on dash-cam video, which shows the streak as it gets closer to the ground.

U.S. Strategic Command said it does not believe it was a man-made object.

In a statement, the agency said the object did not appear to be a tracked satellite in their database.

That has led them to conclude the reentry of a man-made object did not occur.

Meanwhile, Dr. Krupp at the Griffith Observatory says they too have no idea what the object was at this time.

Several people called the CBS2/KCAL9 newsroom to report what they had seen.

It was visible from the Mexican border to the northern part of Ventura County.

Max.

MadMax thanks for posting this. .
A few videos of it:

Footage Captures Giant Green Fireball As It Streaked Across Southern California Skies
https://youtu.be/7uk-60iaeV8

Published on Apr 27, 2016
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/04/26/footage-captures-giant-green-fireball-as-it-streaked-across-southern-california/

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 09, 2016, 02:59:38 AM
Massive Fireball Explodes Over Turkey

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/05/massive-fireball-explodes-over-turkey-3349913.html

In the city of Şanliurfa, a light appeared in the sky along with an explosion, both occurring last night. An investigation has determined that a meteorite caused the blast.

Last night at 00:22 am, in Şanliurfa, Turkey, a huge explosion was heard. The loud booming ‘voice’ could be heard across the county where a shaking occurred. Fear and panic seized citizens who reported the situation to the police by calling the 155 line.

In the investigation carried out by the police team dispatched initially revealed no evidence that the explosion could be of natural origin. The police team continued to work into the morning, and with additional evidence, changed their opinion, determining that the explosion was a natural sky event after all.

Images recorded by a citizen with a mobile phone showed the asteroid traveling across the sky, and the sudden light which burst quickly through the clouds and toward the earth. This light could be clearly seen on area workplace security cameras as well, which recorded images of the asteroid.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: redhairedgirl on May 10, 2016, 09:45:29 PM
MadMax:
Thanks for posting these. Incoming
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 17, 2016, 01:41:07 PM
Fireball Streaks Through New England Night Sky!

http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Fireball-Streaks-Through-The-New-England-Night-Sky-379761321.html

A huge flash lit up the sky across New England around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Hundreds of people across the region reported seeing the flash, which was likely a fireball - a bright meteor or object that enters Earth's atmosphere.

The sight was captured on police dashcam video in Portland, Maine, and also spotted by necn viewers from Killington, Vermont, to Haverhill, Massachusetts. Surveillance video at Burlington International Airport also caught the amazing sight on camera.

It illuminated the night sky for just a few seconds before fading away.

"The meteor (or alien spaceship) was caught on camera at approximately 0050 hours," the Portland Police Department wrote on Facebook. "Let's hope the visitors are friendly. They could just be some of Stephen King's friends on there way to visit him. Whomever they are I'm sure we could win them over with a whoopie pie.”

Several other Maine police departments also posted about the fireball on their social media accounts. Necn viewers also commented about it on Facebook.

"It went right by my bedroom window and lit up the room - it was huge here in South Portland," said Fran Mayodones.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 17, 2016, 09:59:56 PM
Marshall Masters sent out an email about this one:
...
Dashcam catches giant fireball blazing in New England sky 0:49

video link: https://youtu.be/q0N93HjlqXk

Published on May 17, 2016
It looks like something out of a movie -- the bad part of the movie, when the earth buckles under some crazy astronomical event and everyone has to go live on the moon.


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Post by: redhairedgirl on May 18, 2016, 08:42:29 PM
WOW!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 22, 2016, 03:56:46 AM
Mysterious Roar And Light In The Sky Wake Mexican City!

http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/mysterious-roar-and-light-in-the-sky-wake-mexican-city-1408659

People of Puebla de Zaragoza saw what was 'most likely a meteor'
right light, thunderous noise triggered worries of a volcano erupting
No eruption at Popocatepetl volcano, no signs of earthquake: Officials

Residents in a Mexican city woke in fright before dawn on Saturday to bright light in the sky and then a thunderous noise, fearing a nearby volcano had suddenly erupted.

But officials said Popocatepetl volcano had not stirred and no earthquake had registered.

Instead, the phenomena witnessed by the inhabitants of Puebla de Zaragoza, a city of three million people 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Mexico City, was "most likely a meteor," the local Astronomic Society tweeted.

The rock from space probably burned up in the atmosphere and no impact was detected, it explained.

"It was horrible, we thought it was the volcano, but it wasn't," said one resident, Emma Chavez.

"There was a light that shone for a couple of seconds like it was daytime and then there was tremendous thunder."

Another resident, Alvaro Morales, said: "It was really strong. Windows were shaking. We thought it was an earthquake, but it wasn't. There was a sound like an explosion. We were truly terrified."

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 24, 2016, 01:57:52 PM
MadMax thanks for posting that event, I had not heard about it.
I will look for this event here:  International Meteor Organization

http://www.imo.net/fireball
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 24, 2016, 02:01:31 PM
That site didn't look like it has any reports since March...wither I am just not seeing them or they are not keeping up the info...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on June 03, 2016, 10:47:52 AM
A sighting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, this time, showing what many would call a "second sun".  I didn't take this and have no knowledge about it, as its link was forwarded on to me by another MO friend.

It's not proof of anything, but is yet another in the rapidly growing list of "sightings" that will soon be impossible to deny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWP4tfvbgSY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 04, 2016, 12:32:07 AM
A sighting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, this time, showing what many would call a "second sun".  I didn't take this and have no knowledge about it, as its link was forwarded on to me by another MO friend.

It's not proof of anything, but is yet another in the rapidly growing list of "sightings" that will soon be impossible to deny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWP4tfvbgSY&feature=youtu.be

Thanks, going to view it...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 04, 2016, 12:34:18 AM
http://spaceweather.com/

ASTEROID EXPLODES OVER ARIZONA: On June 2nd just before 4 a.m. MST, a small asteroid hit Earth's atmosphere and exploded over Arizona.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 04, 2016, 10:19:25 PM
I haven't read any mention of what asteroid it was or if they saw it coming.

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

This would be a guess, if it was a listed object. Says June 02 but there was a time uncertainty of 19 hours plus. The closest listed one in that time period:

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016%20LB;orb=1;old=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad

(2016 LB)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 05, 2016, 11:35:22 PM
Newly discovered, tiny asteroid (7 meters) (2016 LT1) is due to whiz past Earth June 7th at a distance of only one fourth a lunar distance. 0.0010 AU. It has a condition Code 7.
- Yowbarb
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  NEO Recent and Upcoming Close Approaches

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016 LT1&orb=1  (2016 LT1)

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on June 09, 2016, 01:33:10 PM
Powerful big bang lighting up the sky creates 230ft mystery crater in Siberia

http://strangesounds.org/2016/06/big-bang-creates-mystery-crater-siberia-formation-glowing-sky.html

A local living in the remote permafrost Taimyr peninsula in Siberia saw the sky light up following the dramatic explosion that created the 230ft mystery crater.
The big explosion noise was heard up to 60 miles away.

The explosion came around a month after a dramatic meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk in the Urals, leading locals to suspect – wrongly – that it was another space object falling out of the sky.

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Deblee on June 17, 2016, 03:06:26 AM
Have you all seen this?

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6537

NASA claims to have found a "companion" asteroid to Earth, a "quasi-satellite" apparently orbiting Earth for the last hundred years.

Is this a ploy to blame sightings of the Planet X system on? Seems like NASA is discovering a lot of things lately that they somehow missed before.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 17, 2016, 08:49:32 AM
Have you all seen this?

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6537

NASA claims to have found a "companion" asteroid to Earth, a "quasi-satellite" apparently orbiting Earth for the last hundred years.

Is this a ploy to blame sightings of the Planet X system on? Seems like NASA is discovering a lot of things lately that they somehow missed before.

Deblee, interesting...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on June 30, 2016, 07:44:35 AM
  (Note:  the visuals are worth reading this directly from the site.)

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/29/world/asteroid-day-impact-irpt/

Asteroids could threaten Earth, scientists say


By Jareen Imam, CNN
Updated 5:08 PM ET, Wed June 29, 2016
Photos: All about asteroids
The first asteroid to be identified, 1 Ceres, was discovered January 1, 1801, by Giuseppe Piazzi in Palermo, Sicily. But is Ceres just another asteroid? Observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show that Ceres has a lot in common with planets like Earth. It's almost round and it may have a lot of pure water ice beneath its surface. Ceres is about 606 by 565 miles (975 by 909 kilometers) in size and scientists say it may be more accurate to call it a mini-planet. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on its way to Ceres to investigate. The spacecraft is 35 million miles (57 million kilometers) from Ceres and 179 million miles (288 million kilometers) from Earth. The photo on the left was taken by Keck Observatory, Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The image on the right was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Photos: All about asteroids
One big space rock got upgraded recently. This image of Vesta was taken by the Dawn spacecraft, which is on its way to Ceres. In 2012, scientists said data from the spacecraft show Vesta is more like a planet than an asteroid and so Vesta is now considered a protoplanet.
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Photos: All about asteroids
The three-mile long (4.8-kilometer) asteroid Toutatis flew about 4.3 million miles (6.9 million kilometers) from Earth on December 12, 2012. NASA scientists used radar images to make a short movie.
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Photos: All about asteroids
Asteroids have hit Earth many times. It's hard to get an exact count because erosion has wiped away much of the evidence. The mile-wide Meteor Crater in Arizona, seen above, was created by a small asteroid that hit about 50,000 years ago, NASA says. Other famous impact craters on Earth include Manicouagan in Quebec, Canada; Sudbury in Ontario, Canada; Ries Crater in Germany, and Chicxulub on the Yucatan coast in Mexico.
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NASA scientists say the impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago created the Aorounga crater in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad. The crater has a diameter of about 10.5 miles (17 kilometers). This image was taken by the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1994.
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Photos: All about asteroids
In 1908 in Tunguska, Siberia, scientists theorize an asteroid flattened about 750 square miles (1,200 square kilometers) of forest in and around the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.
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What else is up there? Is anyone watching? NASA's Near-Earth Object Program is trying to track down all asteroids and comets that could threaten Earth. NASA says 9,672 near-Earth objects have been discovered as of February 5, 2013. Of these, 1,374 have been classified as Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, or objects that could one day threaten Earth.
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One of the top asteroid-tracking scientists is Don Yeomans at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by the California Institute of Technology. Yeomans says every day, "Earth is pummeled by more than 100 tons of material that spewed off asteroids and comets." Fortunately, most of the asteroid trash is tiny and it burns up when it hits the atmosphere, creating meteors, or shooting stars. Yeomans says it's very rare for big chunks of space litter to hit Earth's surface. Those chunks are called meteorites.
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Asteroids and comets are popular fodder for Earth-ending science fiction movies. Two of the biggest blockbusters came out in 1998: "Deep Impact" and "Armageddon." (Walt Disney Studios) Others include "Meteorites!" (1998), "Doomsday Rock" (1997), "Asteroid" (1997), "Meteor" (1979), and "A Fire in the Sky" (1978). Can you name others?
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Asteroid 1998 QE2 is about 3.75 million miles from Earth. The white dot is the moon, or satellite, orbiting the asteroid.
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This graphic shows asteroid 2016 HO3 orbiting Earth as the pair go around the sun together. The asteroid was first spotted on April 27, 2016, by the Pan-STARRS 1 asteroid survey telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii.
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All about asteroids – This graphic shows the track for asteroid 2004 BL86, which flew about 745,000 miles from Earth on January 26, 2015. That's about three times as far away as the moon.
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This graphic shows the path Asteroid 2014 RC took as it passed Earth on September 7, 2015. The space rock came within one-tenth the distance from Earth to the moon.
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NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views of the asteroid designated "2014 HQ124" on June 8, 2014. NASA called the images "most detailed radar images of a near-Earth asteroid ever obtained."
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The Hubble Space Telescope snapped a series of images on September 10, 2013, revealing a never-before-seen sight: An asteroid that appeared to have six comet-like tails.
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A diagram shows the orbit of an asteroid named 2013 TV135 (in blue), which made headlines in September 2013 when it passed close by Earth. The probability of it striking Earth one day stands at 1 in 63,000, and even those odds are fading fast as scientists find out more about the asteroid. It will most likely swing past our planet again in 2032, according to NASA.
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Asteroid 2012 DA14 made a record-close pass -- 17,100 miles -- by Earth on February 15, 2013. Most asteroids are made of rocks, but some are metal. They orbit mostly between Jupiter and Mars in the main asteroid belt. Scientists estimate there are tens of thousands of asteroids and when they get close to our planet, they are called near-Earth objects.
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Another asteroid, Apophis, got a lot of attention from space scientists and the media when initial calculations indicated a small chance it could hit Earth in 2029 or 2036. NASA scientists have since ruled out an impact, but on April 13, 2029, Apophis, which is about the size of 3½ football fields, will make a close visit -- flying about 19,400 miles (31,300 kilometers) above Earth's surface. The images above were taken by the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory in January 2013.
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If you really want to know about asteroids, you need to see one up close. NASA did just that. A spacecraft called NEAR-Shoemaker, named in honor of planetary scientist Gene Shoemaker, was the first probe to touch down on an asteroid, landing on the asteroid Eros on February 12, 2001. This image was taken on February 14, 2000, just after the probe began orbiting Eros.
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The first asteroid to be identified, 1 Ceres, was discovered January 1, 1801, by Giuseppe Piazzi in Palermo, Sicily. But is Ceres just another asteroid? Observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show that Ceres has a lot in common with planets like Earth. It's almost round and it may have a lot of pure water ice beneath its surface. Ceres is about 606 by 565 miles (975 by 909 kilometers) in size and scientists say it may be more accurate to call it a mini-planet. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on its way to Ceres to investigate. The spacecraft is 35 million miles (57 million kilometers) from Ceres and 179 million miles (288 million kilometers) from Earth. The photo on the left was taken by Keck Observatory, Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The image on the right was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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One big space rock got upgraded recently. This image of Vesta was taken by the Dawn spacecraft, which is on its way to Ceres. In 2012, scientists said data from the spacecraft show Vesta is more like a planet than an asteroid and so Vesta is now considered a protoplanet.
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The three-mile long (4.8-kilometer) asteroid Toutatis flew about 4.3 million miles (6.9 million kilometers) from Earth on December 12, 2012. NASA scientists used radar images to make a short movie.
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Asteroids have hit Earth many times. It's hard to get an exact count because erosion has wiped away much of the evidence. The mile-wide Meteor Crater in Arizona, seen above, was created by a small asteroid that hit about 50,000 years ago, NASA says. Other famous impact craters on Earth include Manicouagan in Quebec, Canada; Sudbury in Ontario, Canada; Ries Crater in Germany, and Chicxulub on the Yucatan coast in Mexico.
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NASA scientists say the impact of an asteroid or comet several hundred million years ago created the Aorounga crater in the Sahara Desert of northern Chad. The crater has a diameter of about 10.5 miles (17 kilometers). This image was taken by the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1994.
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In 1908 in Tunguska, Siberia, scientists theorize an asteroid flattened about 750 square miles (1,200 square kilometers) of forest in and around the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.
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What else is up there? Is anyone watching? NASA's Near-Earth Object Program is trying to track down all asteroids and comets that could threaten Earth. NASA says 9,672 near-Earth objects have been discovered as of February 5, 2013. Of these, 1,374 have been classified as Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, or objects that could one day threaten Earth.
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One of the top asteroid-tracking scientists is Don Yeomans at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by the California Institute of Technology. Yeomans says every day, "Earth is pummeled by more than 100 tons of material that spewed off asteroids and comets." Fortunately, most of the asteroid trash is tiny and it burns up when it hits the atmosphere, creating meteors, or shooting stars. Yeomans says it's very rare for big chunks of space litter to hit Earth's surface. Those chunks are called meteorites.
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Asteroids and comets are popular fodder for Earth-ending science fiction movies. Two of the biggest blockbusters came out in 1998: "Deep Impact" and "Armageddon." (Walt Disney Studios) Others include "Meteorites!" (1998), "Doomsday Rock" (1997), "Asteroid" (1997), "Meteor" (1979), and "A Fire in the Sky" (1978). Can you name others?
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Asteroid 1998 QE2 is about 3.75 million miles from Earth. The white dot is the moon, or satellite, orbiting the asteroid.
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This graphic shows asteroid 2016 HO3 orbiting Earth as the pair go around the sun together. The asteroid was first spotted on April 27, 2016, by the Pan-STARRS 1 asteroid survey telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii.
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All about asteroids – This graphic shows the track for asteroid 2004 BL86, which flew about 745,000 miles from Earth on January 26, 2015. That's about three times as far away as the moon.
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This graphic shows the path Asteroid 2014 RC took as it passed Earth on September 7, 2015. The space rock came within one-tenth the distance from Earth to the moon.
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NASA scientists used Earth-based radar to produce these sharp views of the asteroid designated "2014 HQ124" on June 8, 2014. NASA called the images "most detailed radar images of a near-Earth asteroid ever obtained."
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The Hubble Space Telescope snapped a series of images on September 10, 2013, revealing a never-before-seen sight: An asteroid that appeared to have six comet-like tails.
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A diagram shows the orbit of an asteroid named 2013 TV135 (in blue), which made headlines in September 2013 when it passed close by Earth. The probability of it striking Earth one day stands at 1 in 63,000, and even those odds are fading fast as scientists find out more about the asteroid. It will most likely swing past our planet again in 2032, according to NASA.
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Asteroid 2012 DA14 made a record-close pass -- 17,100 miles -- by Earth on February 15, 2013. Most asteroids are made of rocks, but some are metal. They orbit mostly between Jupiter and Mars in the main asteroid belt. Scientists estimate there are tens of thousands of asteroids and when they get close to our planet, they are called near-Earth objects.
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Another asteroid, Apophis, got a lot of attention from space scientists and the media when initial calculations indicated a small chance it could hit Earth in 2029 or 2036. NASA scientists have since ruled out an impact, but on April 13, 2029, Apophis, which is about the size of 3½ football fields, will make a close visit -- flying about 19,400 miles (31,300 kilometers) above Earth's surface. The images above were taken by the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory in January 2013.
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If you really want to know about asteroids, you need to see one up close. NASA did just that. A spacecraft called NEAR-Shoemaker, named in honor of planetary scientist Gene Shoemaker, was the first probe to touch down on an asteroid, landing on the asteroid Eros on February 12, 2001. This image was taken on February 14, 2000, just after the probe began orbiting Eros.
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The first asteroid to be identified, 1 Ceres, was discovered January 1, 1801, by Giuseppe Piazzi in Palermo, Sicily. But is Ceres just another asteroid? Observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show that Ceres has a lot in common with planets like Earth. It's almost round and it may have a lot of pure water ice beneath its surface. Ceres is about 606 by 565 miles (975 by 909 kilometers) in size and scientists say it may be more accurate to call it a mini-planet. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on its way to Ceres to investigate. The spacecraft is 35 million miles (57 million kilometers) from Ceres and 179 million miles (288 million kilometers) from Earth. The photo on the left was taken by Keck Observatory, Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The image on the right was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Story highlights
   •   Asteroid Day is June 30, marking the anniversary of a massive asteroid impact
   •   Scientists have signed a declaration calling for increased monitoring of near-Earth objects

(CNN)The threat of deadly asteroids hitting our planet is real, according to Asteroid Day, an organization hoping to stop a future catastrophe.
Scientists worldwide are observing Asteroid Day on Thursday, June 30.
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The day falls on the anniversary of the Tunguska event, the largest asteroid impact yet to be witnessed. In 1908, a powerful asteroid struck the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in a remote Siberian forest in Russia.
The asteroid's collision was so powerful that people more than 40 miles away were thrown from their porches and chairs by the sheer force of the impact, according to NASA.

Halloween's asteroid flyby 01:00
It has been more than 100 years since the massive impact leveled about 1,000 square miles of forest. That's like wiping out almost all of the state of Rhode Island. Notable scientists such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins have supported the event in the past, which aims to educate the public about the dangers of deadly asteroids striking Earth.
Increasing awareness
On Thursday, talks, seminars and movies about asteroids will take place around the world. The goal is to increase awareness about these giant rocky objects, Asteroid Day co-founder Grigorij Richters told CNN.
"This year we really got some solid support from the space agencies. NASA and everyone is on board. We're doing more than ever before," said Richters, who founded Asteroid Day with astrophysicist Brian May -- yes, the guitarist for Queen -- and three others.
More than a million asteroids have the potential to hit Earth, but in spite of our technology scientists have only discovered one percent of these space rocks, according to Asteroid Day's website.


Huge asteroid flies by Earth 01:44
The organization has launched something called 100X Declaration, which calls us to increase our asteroid discovery rate 100 times -- to 100,000 -- within the next decade. About 17,000 private citizens have signed the declaration.
"The more we learn about asteroid impacts, the clearer it became that the human race has been living on borrowed time," said May in a statement.
An actual threat?
So how likely is it that an asteroid will hit Earth in the near future?
That's a question NASA is tackling as it monitors current impact risks with its Near-Earth Object Program.
The agency has a spacecraft called NEOWISE, which stands for Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer, to track asteroids and comets that could hit our planet.



Russian meteor was like 'a rocket bomb' 02:34
Since 2013, it has discovered 72 new near-Earth objects. Of those, eight are classified as potentially hazardous to our planet, and could approach or hit Earth one day.
Right now, NASA's Near Earth-Object Program says there are no big asteroids at risk of of hitting Earth anytime soon.
That doesn't mean we're totally in the clear. Tiny space rocks, like the ones produced by a 2013 meteor blast over Chelyabinsk, Russia, that injured more than 1,000 people, can slip by undetected.
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Post by: MadMax on July 10, 2016, 02:47:10 PM

Incoming !!

Space SHTF? 148 Fireballs Reported Today! Meteor Shower! Huge Asteroid Over North Africa (Videos)

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/07/alert-space-shtf-148-fireballs-reported-today-meteor-shower-huge-asteroid-over-north-africa-video-3382651.html


Just when we thought there was a slow down in this fireball phenomenon Space Weather reports 148 fireball sightings just today. Could this be a Meteor Shower before a large Impact Event? Time will tell but let’s hope not. With everything going on in the mainstream media I always tend to feel like we are being distracted in times like these. Please Share so others can be aware to discern their own preparedness plan for themselves and their family. Thanks for taking your time to watch and supporting this channel.
STAY AT THE READY…

Max.
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Post by: MadMax on July 10, 2016, 03:12:06 PM
Lets not let the lamestream media “events” keeps us from following stories that are REALLY important!

Huge Fireball Brighter Than A Full Moon Lights Up The Sky Of North Africa

http://endtimeheadlines.org/2016/07/huge-fireball-brighter-than-a-full-moon-lights-up-the-sky-of-north-africa/

A massive Fireball was caught on video on 8 July 2016 over the North of Africa, at 21:05:47 UT (23:05:47 local time) by the meteor-observing stations operating in


Here is the youtube.com video of this BIG fireball:

Impressive fireball on 8 July 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCj5xC2Y89U

Published on Jul 8, 2016
Fireball recorded on 8 July 2016 over the North of Africa, at 21:05:47 UT (23:05:47 local time) by the meteor-observing stations operating in Spain in the framework of the SMART Project. The event was brighter than the full Moon and was produced by an alpha-Capricornid meteoroid.

Max.
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Post by: Yowbarb on July 11, 2016, 10:30:52 AM
MadMax, thanks for posting about that fireball. I just now realized there was an object close to the earth... 2016 NJ22
Sometimes they get posted after they pass, not sure in this case.
Who knows maybe the fireball was a part of it that flew off.
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016%20NJ22&orb=1

2016 NJ22     Jul 7       0.7 LD       10 m
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Post by: Yowbarb on July 11, 2016, 11:01:06 AM
PS when there was that big fireball event in Russia (people injured) that same day a near earth object passed by.  2012 DA14.  Moscow 7 hours ahead of EDT.  The fireball hit was just previous to the closest approach of 2012 DA14.
The press and/or NASA said no relationship between the two. I suppose that's possible, but I don't really believe that.
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Meteor Hits Russia Feb 15, 2013 - Event Archive  10:11    9,377,028 views

https://youtu.be/dpmXyJrs7iU 

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Post by: ilinda on July 11, 2016, 05:05:29 PM
PS when there was that big fireball event in Russia (people injured) that same day a near earth object passed by.  2012 DA14.  Moscow 7 hours ahead of EDT.  The fireball hit was just previous to the closest approach of 2012 DA14.
The press and/or NASA said no relationship between the two. I suppose that's possible, but I don't really believe that.
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Meteor Hits Russia Feb 15, 2013 - Event Archive  10:11    9,377,028 views

https://youtu.be/dpmXyJrs7iU 

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Agree with you on the probable relationship between a fireball and NEO that, according to NASA, are just an amazing coincidence.
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Post by: ilinda on July 11, 2016, 05:09:27 PM
MadMax, thanks for posting about the North Africa fireball, as it's really getting hard to keep up with all this "stuff" happening at breakneck speed.
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Post by: Yowbarb on July 11, 2016, 11:07:12 PM
Tiny 2016 NK22 passed by, July 11, 2016. At 0.7 Lunar Distances that is considered close.

http://spaceweather.com/

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  NEO   RECENT CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
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Post by: Yowbarb on July 11, 2016, 11:32:53 PM
Lots of Fireballs in the AMS log tonight, some are pending. Images below.
The American Meteor Society Fireball Log, developed and maintained by Mike Hankey.
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http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events?country=-1&year=2016

http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_reports?event=PENDING 
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Post by: Yowbarb on July 12, 2016, 12:22:11 AM

Incoming !!

Space SHTF? 148 Fireballs Reported Today! Meteor Shower! Huge Asteroid Over North Africa (Videos)

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2016/07/alert-space-shtf-148-fireballs-reported-today-meteor-shower-huge-asteroid-over-north-africa-video-3382651.html

Just when we thought there was a slow down in this fireball phenomenon Space Weather reports 148 fireball sightings just today. Could this be a Meteor Shower before a large Impact Event? Time will tell but let’s hope not. With everything going on in the mainstream media I always tend to feel like we are being distracted in times like these. Please Share so others can be aware to discern their own preparedness plan for themselves and their family. Thanks for taking your time to watch and supporting this channel.
STAY AT THE READY…

Max.

Max, belated thanks for catching this and posting it! 148 fireballs, wow. 
Just the day before it was about 15! 
That northern Africa one did get reported onto the AMS log.  Tanger-Tétouan, here's a screen shot.
The source you posted is good, fireballs get noted and photographed, whether they are spotted by humans or not.  http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on July 23, 2016, 05:42:10 AM
Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:50 AM
Jul 22, 2016 @ 10:50 AM PUBLISHED


What was that explosion? A meteor, it turns out!!

http://www.globalpost.com/article/6784334/2016/07/22/what-was-explosion-meteor-it-turns-out


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.

It was an ordinary Wednesday afternoon in General Roca, a city of 85,000 people, when suddenly a series of loud blasts caused buildings to shake and windows to rattle.

"Everything trembled," said Martin Soria, the local mayor.

Police, firefighters and emergency workers rushed to the scene, but found no evidence of a bomb, earthquake or calamity.

Finally, scientists pieced together the reason: A meteor had entered the Earth's atmosphere some 10,000 meters (33,000 feet) overhead, traveling at 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles) per hour.

"It took everyone by surprise because it entered the atmosphere over an inhabited area. If it had fallen over the desert, the sea, Antarctica, we would never have known," said astronomer Roberto Figueroa, head of the nearby Neuquen observatory.

He estimated the meteor measured about 12 meters in diameter before breaking into three fragments.

"It was likely a mineral meteor that entered the atmosphere at high speed at a very close angle to the Earth. As soon as it contacted the (atmospheric) gases, it heated up, the stone dilated, broke apart and fell as ash," he said.

"Some of the larger pieces may have reached the lower layers of the atmosphere and burned up there. Since they arrived at tremendous speed, they produced an expansive wave that could be heard as a boom.”

Max.

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Post by: Yowbarb on September 07, 2016, 09:13:35 AM
OK,  :o I didn't see this posted a few days ago:
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http://spaceweather.com/

Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters:

Asteroid                     Date(UT)            Miss Distance         Size


    2016 RB1                       Sep 7                 0.1 LD                12 m

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According to this, it didn't pass by yet.  http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016%20RB1;orb=1
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Post by: Yowbarb on September 08, 2016, 02:18:14 PM
IMHO - it's possible NASA is more involved with intercepting other asteroids but it is not broad pubic knowledge. Meanwhile here is one story the Osiris will be studying potentially lethal asteroid BENNU which supposedly will not be a threat for a long, long time...
Bennu:
http://www.asteroidmission.org/objectives/bennu/
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http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/08/us/osiris-rex-nasa-asteroid-mission/index.html

RE Asteroid Bennu, Will Bennu really hit Earth?
The short answer is maybe. If it does, it's big enough to do some damage.
Bennu has a diameter of 1,614 feet (492 meters). It makes its next approach to Earth in 2135 when it will pass just inside the moon's orbit.
This close approach will change Bennu's orbit, and scientists say that could cause it to impact Earth sometime between 2175 and 2199. The odds are small -- about 1 in 2,500. But NASA wants to get as much warning as possible for anything that threatens Earth.
It's worth pointing out that while Bennu is a known threat, NASA said only about 51% of the near-Earth asteroids of Bennu's size have been found.
Meaning there could be lots of unknown threats out there.
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NASA launching spacecraft to intercept asteroid

Amanda Barnett CNN Sept 08, 2016
Cape Canaveral, Florida (CNN)NASA is launching a space probe called OSIRIS-REx on Thursday to chase down a dark, potentially dangerous asteroid called Bennu. The probe will take a sample of the asteroid and -- in a US space first -- bring the sample back to Earth.

"I'm really excited. I can't wait to get to the asteroid," OSIRIS-REx program scientist Jeffrey Grossman told CNN. "We're going to learn so much about the solar system from studying this asteroid and getting a sample back."
If you're thinking this sounds a bit like the plot from the 1998 sci-fi flick "Armageddon," you would be right, but without Bruce Willis (there won't be any people on this spacecraft) and without space shuttles. (NASA retired the shuttles in 2011.)
In this real life story, OSIRIS-REx will study and sample Bennu, a big, roundish space rock that has made it onto NASA's list of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids. That means Bennu is one of the most dangerous space rocks we know of because it could one day collide with Earth.
OSIRIS-REx, asteroid hunter
Photos: OSIRIS-REx will take a sample of asteroid Bennu and return it to Earth
Thursday's launch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET, with backup launch windows for an additional 33 days. OSIRIS-REx will lift off from Cape Canaveral on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The spacecraft rolled out to the launch pad Wednesday.
What OSIRIS-REx will do?
The probe is scheduled to arrive at Bennu in August 2018. For months it will hang out -- take pictures, make scans of the asteroid's surface and create a map.
Then, in July 2020, OSIRIS-REx will unfurl its 11-foot-long (3.35-meter) robot arm called TAGSAM and make contact with Bennu's surface for about five seconds. During those few seconds, the arm will use a blast of nitrogen gas to kick up rocks and dust and then try to snag a sample of the dust and store it.
"We are basically a space vacuum cleaner," Dante Lauretta, the mission's principal investigator, said at a NASA briefing Wednesday.
NASA hopes to get at least 2 ounces (60 grams) and maybe as much as 4.4 pounds (2 kilograms) of asteroid dust and small rocks.
"We kind of expect a gravel field on the surface of the asteroid," Lauretta said. He said thinks the rocks will be about half an inch in size based on information gathered by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
OSIRIS-REx heads home in March 2021 and arrives back at Earth on September 24, 2023, but it won't land. In a bit of Hollywood-style drama, it will fly over Utah and drop off the capsule holding the asteroid sample. A parachute will guide the capsule to the ground at the Utah Test and Training Range in Tooele County. [Continues, http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/08/us/osiris-rex-nasa-asteroid-mission/index.html ]
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Post by: Yowbarb on September 16, 2016, 08:30:29 AM
Wow, re 2016 RB1 from a couple posts back.
Recently I was focused more on weather events, had missed the follow-up on a couple recent cosmic events!
A few things I learned in the latest Signs article from Jennifer Masters!
Excerpt:
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Planet X Signs No. 12 for September 15, 2016

Newly-Discovered Asteroid Passes Even Closer

“Asteroid 2016 RB1 was discovered on Sept. 5th by astronomers using the 60-inch Cassegrain reflector telescope of the Catalina Sky Survey, located at the summit of Mount Lemmon in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona.”

“Newly discovered asteroid 2016 RB1 flew past Earth on Sept 7th, only 25,000 miles above our planet’s south pole…Researchers say the space rock is 25 to 50 ft in diameter, or about the size of a grey whale.”

How close did this asteroid come? 2016 RB1 passed at a little less than 1/10th of the Lunar Distance, according to this reassuringly-phrased NASA announcement. The average distance from the moon to the center of the earth is 238,856 miles. Satellites in geosynchronous orbit are 26,199 miles from the center of the earth. So when 2016 RB1 passed Earth at a little less than 1/10th LD, or a little less than 23,886 miles from the center, it passed inside our geosynchronous satellites’ orbit distance. That’s too close for comfort.

Daytime Fireball Sightings

And when we are seeing fireballs that are large enough and bright enough to be seen during daylight hours, things are getting more intense, and more dangerous.
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http://yowusa.com/2016/09/planet-x-signs-12/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 16, 2016, 08:40:42 AM
Don't miss Jennifer Masters' Signs article
Excerpt:
...Meteor Activity Continues to Increase

On August 27th SpaceWeather.com reported that NASA had spotted 200 fireballs the night before, 197 of them were “sporadics.” On September 13th there were 73 fireballs, and 72 of them were “sporadics.” What does that mean? We suddenly had much more than the usual 15-45 fireballs per day, and these fireballs were not part of a known meteor shower group such as the Perseid meteors. They just showed up.

This is yet another indication that we are moving into the debris field being pushed in front of the Planet X System as it approaches. The gravity of the brown dwarf system is also disloding many objects in our solar system, including asteroids, which can send them careening toward earth at any time.

See: http://yowusa.com/2016/09/planet-x-signs-12/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 16, 2016, 09:03:12 AM
WATCH Fire in the Sky News BIG daytime 'fireball' Brighter than the Sun  1:24

https://youtu.be/jPX9v5QV8vQ

Published on Sep 11, 2016
OUR OTHER CHANNEL IS
https://www.youtube.com/user/Newschan...

...
Rare Daytime fireball spotted 50 miles over eastern North Carolina. 2:20

https://youtu.be/weuUXyyhH_U
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 26, 2016, 06:42:07 PM

This is Huge! Asteroid Hits Australia! Tremendous Richter Scale Impact NASA Never Saw it Coming!

http://beforeitsnews.com/space/2016/09/this-is-huge-asteroid-hits-australia-tremendous-impact-nasa-never-saw-it-coming-video-2502307.html

9-26-16
 
AUSTRALIA GETS STONED!
Deep impact as an astroid strikes the earth off the coast of Australia power outages home shaking. And this wasn’t even a big one …

METEOR SMASHES INTO AUSTRALIA: People left terrified as space rock causes houses to SHAKE
RESIDENTS of Australia were left terrified after what is believed to be a meteor crashed into Queensland.

Locals spotted the meteor which resulted in a huge flash of light that filled the night sky.

The space rock is believed to have crashed off-shore at Turkey Beach and Emerald in Queensland, Australia.

People in the area said the impact caused houses to tremble, with police confirming that they had received several calls in what many had thought was initially an earthquake.

However, Geoscience Australia has stated that there was no quake, with weather forecasters Higgins Storm Chasing saying that “it looks like a meteorite has impacted somewhere offshore”.

Higgins Storm Chasing wrote on its Facebook: “A bright flash or light has been reported by hundreds of people, this light was seen as far South as Hervey Bay and as far North as Yeppoon with a tremor being felt upon impact over the general Gladstone area and Boyne Island.”

Australians took to social media to share their experiences.

One Facebook user, Ellie Thompson, uploaded footage of the huge flash of light that was captured by security cameras.

Binny Dickinson wrote: “It felt like an explosion & before the house shook it was blinding light”.

Lynette Emerson added: “My husband was putting our the garbage bins when he saw the outside of the house light up.

“He turned around and saw a brilliant meteor or something flash overhead and disappeared over the sea.”

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 27, 2016, 01:48:35 AM
Wow,  MadMax maybe that was the object that was predicted to hit between the 22nd and the 25th.
Thankfully no one injured?
I do know there was nothing listed on NEO jpl... nothing listed in the tables that should have hit.
Maybe it was a fragment of one of the close objects...

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 27, 2016, 04:06:18 PM
Maybe it was a fragment of one of the close objects...

I second that.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 27, 2016, 04:16:06 PM
Another article about this "event" ..

Speaking of Giant Meteor 2016, NASA Missed the One That Hit Earth Yesterday

NASA Missed The Huge Meteor That Just Hit Earth: “Definitely Not Something You See Every Day”
Daisy Luther
September 27th, 2016

http://www.shtfplan.com/conspiracy-fact-and-theory/nasa-missed-the-huge-meteor-that-just-hit-earth-definitely-not-something-you-see-every-day_09272016

Editor’s Comment: The threat of impact has gained more focus recently, as if we are all expecting something major and earth changing to happen sometime soon. Who knows what will come, but it is best to be prepared for anything… If a sufficiently large space rock destroyed a major metro or city, the disaster could be bigger than anything we have imagined.

One thing is clear, nobody should wait around for the authoritative word of NASA, FEMA, the governor or the president. There is no doubt that being prepared at the individual level is the most important factor in being ready for this, or any other cataclysmic event.

Speaking of Giant Meteor 2016, NASA Missed the One That Hit Earth Yesterday

by Daisy Luther

Folks frustrated with the American election have been decorating their vehicles with the sentiment, “Giant Meteor 2016: Just End It Already.”  Well, they almost got their wish, and NASA missed the whole darned thing.

NASA, tasked with protecting us from incoming threats from space, failed to spot a meteor that slammed into the ocean off the coast of Australia yesterday (Sept. 16). Police received hundreds of calls as people watched a fireball move across the sky above the Gladstone area of Queensland.

People also called emergency services reporting an earthquake, but Geoscience Australia said no quake occurred at the time. The assumption is that is was the impact of the meteor landing. Storm chasers reported that the impact occurred some distance offshore near Turkey Beach.

Interestingly there is little in the mainstream media mentioning the meteor. This is rather surprising since it’s not something that happens every day. It seems that they are so focused is the world on war, strife, financial meltdown, and the elections that they seem to forget that the natural world can throw us a curveball with no warning whatsoever.

Eyewitnesses described the phenomenon as a “ball of flame falling from the sky” and a “brilliant meteor flash overhead and disappear over the sea.”

One man said he felt the explosion, which shook his house and reported seeing a very bright light, according to a report by the Mirror.

“Large impacts like these may have had a far more significant role in the Earth’s evolution than previously thought,” Dr. Andrew Glikson of the Australian National University’s School of Archaeology and Anthropology told Australian Geographic

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 29, 2016, 10:35:33 PM
Maybe it was a fragment of one of the close objects...

I second that.
Pretty sure that is what happened with the Russian fireball hit which injured so many people... tptb insisted no connection with the close object whizzing by...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 29, 2016, 10:50:31 PM
MadMax, thanks for your ongoing research on this event! I also haven't heard about it on msm...
I feel I need to see who covered it...
I see Suspicious0bservers posted some about it too...

Solar Wind Intensifies, Europa Water Jets | S0 News Sep.27.2016  4:57  29,287 views

https://youtu.be/nIgOCyqJoSE
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 02, 2016, 03:12:22 AM
http://spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 04, 2016, 10:20:05 AM
This was a fairly close approach.  first obs. used        2016-10-02
...
Object Name   
(2016 TH)

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/   
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 05, 2016, 11:07:18 AM
Video: Fireball Streaked Across Parts of the Eastern US and Canada Last Night
October 5, 2016
 
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/video-fireball-streaked-across-parts-of-the-eastern-us-and-canada-last-night_102016


Did you happen to see it?

Last night, hundreds of witnesses in parts of Canada and the Eastern US reported seeing a massive fireball (a very bright meteor) light up the skies.

The event occurred around 10:36 pm EST, and sparked rumors that a plane had crashed.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received reports – 390 as of the time of this writing – of the fireball sighting:

The fireball was seen primarily from Ontario but witnesses from New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington DC, Michigan, West Virginia, Delaware, Massachusetts, Virginia and Québec also reported the event.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 11, 2016, 12:16:24 AM
(2016 TB19) will pass by Earth today at 0.8 LD, 0.0021 AUs.
Image posted on the spaceweather.com site.

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016%20TB19&orb=1
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2016, 01:08:50 AM
(2016 TB19) flew by already...

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  Recent Close approaches
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 12, 2016, 01:13:00 AM
http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events?country=-1&year=2016

About 15 Fireballs logged for October 11th -
and so far 2 for today, October 12th.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 14, 2016, 02:37:27 AM
Interesting article discussed on the SO morning news about all the new/recent craters found on the surface of the Moon. Could this be the result of “space debris” that is due to the arrival of Planet-X??

Meteorites pummel the Moon far more than expected
Hundreds of fresh impact craters hint at possible dangers for future lunar bases

12 October 2016

http://www.nature.com/news/meteorites-pummel-the-moon-far-more-than-expected-1.20777

Meteorites have punched at least 222 impact craters into the Moon's surface in the past 7 years. That’s 33% more than researchers expected, and suggests that future lunar astronauts may need to hunker down against incoming space rocks.

“It's just something that's happening all the time,” says Emerson Speyerer, an engineer at Arizona State University in Tempe and author of a 12 October paper in Nature1.
Planetary geologists will also need to rethink their understanding of the age of the lunar surface, which depends on counting craters and estimating how long the terrain has been pummeled by impacts.

The scientists spotted five fresh impact craters in the LRO images. Then, on two separate occasions in 2013, other astronomers using telescopes on Earth spotted bright flashes on the Moon; LRO later flew over those locations and photographed the freshly formed craters2, 3.

And that means a bigger risk for any future lunar habitats, says Stephanie Werner, a planetary geologist at the University of Oslo. The chances of a lunar base being nailed by a direct meteorite hit are relatively small, but the splattered material could pose a hazard. Werner is part of a team that has proposed a combined orbiter–lander mission to the European Space Agency, which would study impact flashes at the Moon and quantify the risk.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 15, 2016, 02:19:53 AM
Great work, MadMax! I sent this on to MM & Jen, giving U
credit,
- Barb T.   Back (today) later
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 20, 2016, 12:51:28 PM
A very large daytime fireball was reported on the SO morning news today that took place yesterday (19th)in the UK.

Have not seen any links to it being reported yet..

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 26, 2016, 10:56:42 AM
These are coming at a much more rapid pace, and _very_ concerning..

Fiery meteor disintegrates in the sky over Ust-Kut, Russia!

http://strangesounds.org/2016/10/fiery-meteor-oblast-russia-video.html

This fiery meteor disintegrated in the sky over Ust-Kut, Russia on October 25, 2016.
Was that another chelyabinsk fireball?

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 01, 2016, 02:54:44 AM
Maybe no so “rare” any more!!

Rare Fireball Shoots Across the Sky Over Japan

http://beforeitsnews.com/watercooler-topics/2016/10/rare-fireball-shoots-across-the-sky-over-japan-2446333.html


A mysterious green fireball streaked across the sky over northern Japan on October 31, 2016, sparking speculations what the fiery object might be.

The event lasted for about 15 seconds and was captured by several cameras.

Video courtesy NTV – NNN – Japan

Featured image: Green fireball streaks across the sky over northern Japan on October 31, 2016. Credit: NTV

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 02, 2016, 03:46:46 AM
https://sputniknews.com/art_living/201610261046762432-russia-siberia-celestial-body-flash/

The night of October 25 saw an object falling to Earth in the Russian republic of Buryatia in Siberia; while some think it was just a meteorite, others insist it was an unidentified flying object.

The fall of an apparent celestial body in the Siberian republic of Buryatia quickly grabbed local headlines, with some suggesting that it was a meteorite and others insisting it was an unidentified flying object.

A huge comet or perhaps a meteorite was silently falling from the sky, shining bright green. It was as bright as during a daytime due to the six-second flash caused by the object," the news website Baikal-info quoted a witness as saying.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 02, 2016, 10:45:23 PM
Yowbarb Note: This is one I missed, didn't hear about.  Pretty close.
It was posted on the Spaceweather.com site.
Images are from Spaceweather and also Recent Close Approaches, Near Earth Object Program of NASA.
...
http://spaceweather.com/

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

2016 VA Recent Close Approach to Earth, 0.2 lunar distances, 0.0006
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 02, 2016, 10:46:34 PM
https://sputniknews.com/art_living/201610261046762432-russia-siberia-celestial-body-flash/

The night of October 25 saw an object falling to Earth in the Russian republic of Buryatia in Siberia; while some think it was just a meteorite, others insist it was an unidentified flying object.

The fall of an apparent celestial body in the Siberian republic of Buryatia quickly grabbed local headlines, with some suggesting that it was a meteorite and others insisting it was an unidentified flying object.

A huge comet or perhaps a meteorite was silently falling from the sky, shining bright green. It was as bright as during a daytime due to the six-second flash caused by the object," the news website Baikal-info quoted a witness as saying.

Max.

MadMax, great work!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 06, 2016, 06:05:01 PM
2016 VB1 Nov 07, 2016 will pass by Earth 0.7 LD
...
http://spaceweather.com/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016%20VB1&orb=1
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 13, 2016, 01:45:11 PM
‘It’s going to happen’: NASA simulates huge asteroid hitting major city

http://metro.co.uk/2016/11/07/its-going-to-happen-nasa-simulates-huge-asteroid-hitting-major-city-6240135/

When American government representatives asked NASA head Charles Boden what the best response to a large asteroid headed for New York City would be, his answer was simple: ‘Pray.’

But what would happen if a smaller asteroid hit Los Angeles?

Describing the scenario as a ‘not if – but when,’ NASA recently simulated what would happen if a 300 to 800ft asteroid approached Los Angeles with an 100% chance of impact.
Donald Trump announces plan to deport three million immigrants

‘It’s not a matter of if – but when – we will deal with such a situation,’ said Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.

‘But unlike any other time in our history, we now have the ability to respond to an impact threat through continued observations, predictions, response planning and mitigation.’

The simulation took place in El Segundo, Califonia on October 25 – and looked at how emergency planners would respond to the scenario.

Emergency planners investigated a scenario where telescopes tracked an object with an impact probability of 65% – but then couldn’t observe the asteroid for four months, due to its position relative to the sun.

When it reappears, it has an impact probability of 100% – leading to a rapid evacuation of Los Angeles.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 22, 2016, 02:56:59 AM
Teenager films 'meteorite' burning across sky following Japanese earthquake
The teenager, known as Asuka, 16, from Japan, filmed the extraordinary sight trailing across the evening sky this evening

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/teenager-films-meteorite-burning-across-9306501

A teenager has filmed a ' meteorite ' burning across the sky shortly after the Japanese earthquake struck.

The teen, known as Asuka, 16, from Japan, filmed the extraordinary sight trailing across the evening sky this evening.

A rough translation of her Tweet accompanying the video says: "A movie I took while preparing to die.

"Thought that it was a meteorite because there was an earthquake earlier. It is not a meteorite."
Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 23, 2016, 07:01:17 AM
Houston we have a problem (i.e. Planet-X)!

FLORIDA FIREBALL Massive fireball blazing through the skies sparks fears of an alien invasion!!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2246128/massive-fireball-blazing-through-the-skies-sparks-fears-of-an-alien-invasion/

A DAZZLING fireball spotted by hundreds of people as it streaked across the Florida skies sparked fears aliens could be landing. :-\

The super-bright meteor, which was filmed on phones and dashcams, prompted calls from terrified locals to police.
The American Meteorological Society and police received dozens of reports of a bright light in the sky at around 11 pm from Key West to the Florida Panhandle.

Some were from panicked locals fearing a UFO invasion with some taking to Twitter to admit they were terrified.
The shocking flash was captured on the dashboard cameras of several cruisers belonged to the North Point Police Department in west Florida.


Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 25, 2016, 08:08:21 AM
This is a pretty close one... supposed to pass one third of the distance from Earth to our moon.

http://spaceweather.com/

Asteroid             Date(UT)            Miss Distance       Size

2016 WW2     Nov 25                  0.3 LD               7 m
...
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016%20WW2&orb=1
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 07, 2016, 03:56:43 AM
Meteor lights up night sky over Siberia

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meteor-siberia-russia-explodes-over-sayanogorsk/

The sky over western Siberia, in northern Russia, was suddenly brightened Tuesday evening as a suspected meteor streaked overhead and then broke apart over the town of Sayanogorsk.

Multiple residents of the Khakasiya region witnessed the large fireball fly across the sky for several seconds, posting videos and photos of the spectacle on social media.

The videos show the sky illuminated briefly, followed by a loud explosion.

The official website for the town of Sayanogorsk described the suspected meteor as a falling “celestial body.”

“At about 18:37 a flying shining object was seen over the territory of the town followed by a sound of a blast,” the Reuters news agency quoted city official Leonid Bykov as saying in a televised address. “Of course there was an earth shock. To find the cause of it the respective services were alerted. But there is no damage to social facilities or factories of the town of Sayanogorsk.”

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 08, 2016, 12:06:55 AM
MadMax, wow, glad you caught that one...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 15, 2016, 10:38:10 AM
Must be the start of the “PlanetX debris field”, dig in!

NASA Scientist Drops ELE Bombshell As It's Announced 'Asteroid Of Uncertain Orbit' To Skim Past Earth In Days And Government Prepares For 'Cosmic Catastrophe'

http://allnewspipeline.com/NASA_Scientist_Talks_ELE.php

Asteroid 2016 XK 18 was only discovered earlier in December and as this new Express story reports, it could destroy a city the size of London if it strikes our planet. While NASA believes 2016 XK 18 will pass safely by the Earth at a distance of more than 5X away from the Earth as the moon, the asteroid has also been given an '8' code on orbit certainty, the second worst on a 0 to 9 scale. Astronomers are not so sure about its exact path and whether or not it will come closer to Earth than they now expect.

Nuth's warning comes to us at a time when the heavens have been very busy, delivering one meteor after another for the world to see as recently seen in Costa Del Sol in southern Spain while another rained down from the heavens upon Western Siberia in Russia on Tuesday. The Guardian also recently reported a week-old freshly fallen meteorite fragment was tracked back to a farm north-east of Perth, Australia.

Back on December 2nd we asked in a story on ANP if we were witnessing the biggest cover-up of all time while informing you of 1983 stories in both the NY Times and the Washington Post reporting that a 'mystery heavenly body' had been discovered in the heavens. As we reported then, suddenly and without warning, that story was seemingly 'blacklisted' by the mainstream media for the next 33 years.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 30, 2016, 12:03:47 PM
Bright fireball disintegrates over Guatemala!

Posted by TW on December 28, 2016

https://watchers.news/2016/12/28/meteor-fireball-guatemala-december-28-2016/


A bright fireball was observed disintegrating over Central America at 04:30 UTC on December 28, 2016 (22:30 CST on December 27). The event was observed from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Witnesses from Guatemala said they saw up to seven flashes in the sky.

The Salvadoran Association of Astronomy ASTRO said the brilliant fireball that surprised many Salvadorans tonight was also visible from Guatemala City and Managua.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 30, 2016, 12:08:04 PM
Impressive fireball streaks across southern Spain

https://watchers.news/2016/12/12/spain-meteor-fireball-december-11-2016/

Following the preliminary analysis carried out by the SMART's principal investigator José María Madiedo (University of Huelva), this event was caused by the impact against the atmosphere of a meteoroid at an approximate speed of 72 000 km/h.

The fireball, which flew over Granada and Jaén provinces, southern Spain was seen across much of the country.

Several people living in Granada claim they have heard a big explosion.

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 31, 2016, 04:20:17 AM
Two for the price of one!

Rare sight: Meteor streaks over erupting Turrialba volcano

https://watchers.news/2016/12/30/meteor-over-turrialba-volcano-december-28-2016/

Two forces of nature have combined on December 28, 2016, and brought us a rare view of a bright meteor streaking seemingly low over the erupting Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica.

The event occurred at 04:22 UTC on December 28 (22:22 local time on December 27), stunning scientists monitoring Turrialba's latest eruption.

It was captured by the OVSICORI's cameras and edited by scientist Javier Pacheco who said this is the first time they have seen this type of event since installing the camera in 2011, located west of the volcano.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 04, 2017, 12:39:41 PM

NASA says mysterious object hurtling towards Earth could be an asteroid or a comet
The American space agency says that one object is a massive comet, but has so far been unable to identify the other



http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/nasa-says-mysterious-object-hurtling-9560987

NASA recently spotted two massive space objects hurtling towards Earth.

While the American space agency has pinpointed one as a comet, the other has left it slightly more baffled.

The comet is set to fly close to Earth this week, but the mystery object isn't expected to make an appearance until February.

The object, dubbed "2016 WF9", was detected by NASA's asteroid- and comet-hunting NEOWISE project on 27 November 2016.

It is roughly 0.3 to 0.6 miles (0.5 to 1 kilometres) across and is in an orbit that takes it on a scenic tour of our solar system.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 05, 2017, 12:33:43 AM
Barb Note:

The two objects are noteworthy. NASA says neither object a threat to Earth.  Maybe something
else traveling with them.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6712 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 05, 2017, 10:36:58 AM
You are right Barb, someting BIG is headed our way soon!

Nibiru Fragment to Strike Earth in February, Says Russian Astronomer

http://beforeitsnews.com/self-sufficiency/2017/01/nibiru-fragment-to-strike-earth-in-february-says-russian-astronomer-2514470.html

NIBIRU FRAGMENT TO STRIKE EARTH

On Monday, NASA identified a rogue celestial object hurtling toward Earth at an alarming 26,000 miles per hour.
The anomaly, designated ‘2016 WF9,’ is over one kilometer in diameter and is currently visible in the southern skies. NASA’s brightest minds have failed to reach a consensus as to the origin and nature of the celestial interloper; while 2016 WF9 is dark like a comet, it lacks the characteristic gas and dust cloud that define a comet.

They unanimously agree, however, that 2016 WF9 will harmlessly skirt the Earth sometime during the first week of February.

Despite these assurances, Russian-born astronomer and Nibiru whistle-blower Dyomin Damir Zakharovich believes otherwise, asserting that the newly identified object originated in the Nibiru system and will strike our planet, surviving its trip through our atmosphere intact, on February 16, 2017.

“NASA is lying through its teeth,” Dr. Zakharovich said. “It is not conceivable that they do not know the truth. We have seen the data! The object they call WF9 left the Nibiru system in October when Nibiru began spinning counter clockwise around the sun. Since then, NASA has known it will hit Earth. But they are only telling people now. And telling lies. That they call it 2016 WF9 proves they are lying. If they just discovered it yesterday, it would have a 2017 prefix.”

“The Nibiru system is filled with asteroids and dust. It was only a matter of time before one was hurled in our direction. The object is larger than NASA says. Our preliminary data suggested a 2.2km asteroid that will have no problem penetrating the atmosphere without burning up,” Dr. Zakharovich said.
“And this is just a precursor to the damage Nibiru will cause when it gets here,” Dr. Zhakarovich said. “NASA probably knows the impact zone. I do not. We are all in peril.”


Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 09, 2017, 12:18:31 AM
2017 AG13 Jan 09, 2017 0.5 lunar distances

http://spaceweather.com/ 

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2017%20AG13&orb=1     2017 AG13
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 11, 2017, 02:36:10 AM

Incoming! NASA and FEMA Prepare For Asteroid Impact With Emergency Planning Exercise!

http://beforeitsnews.com/self-sufficiency/2017/01/incoming-nasa-and-fema-prepare-for-asteroid-impact-with-emergency-planning-exercise-2514717.html

NASA scientists and crisis management specialists have held high-level training exercises to prepare for an asteroid strike on Earth.Senior officials said the exercise simulated an asteroid impact on Los Angeles on September 20 2020. They propose a scenario in which object 300-800 feet wide approaches.The exercise gave no time to launch an asteroid deflection mission and left emergency managers faced with the mass evacuation of more than 18 million people from Greater LA.The exercise provided a forum for the planetary science community to show how it would collect, analyse and share data about an asteroid colliding with Earth. Emergency managers discussed how the data would be used to consider some of the unique challenges an asteroid impact would present – for preparedness, response and public warning.

It’s a scary scenario: an asteroid headed for Earth, just four years away from slamming into our home planet. It may be too short a span to plan an asteroid-deflection mission, but it’s long enough to present very different challenges from those of a more typical crisis, like a hurricane or earthquake.


“It’s not a matter of if, but when, we will deal with such a situation,” Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s new associate administrator, said in a statement. “But unlike any other time in our history, we now have the ability to respond to an impact threat through continued observations, predictions, response planning and mitigation.”

“It is critical to exercise these kinds of low-probability but high-consequence disaster scenarios,” FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said in the statement. “By working through our emergency response plans now, we will be better prepared if and when we need to respond to such an event.” (How about next month??)

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 12, 2017, 02:26:15 AM
Huge meteors spotted hurtling towards Earth by Russian observers! ???

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/752176/Meteors-Russia-Earth-space-asteroid-belt-shower-comet-science-video-footage

The glowing space rocks were seen by the motorists using their dashboard cameras in the remote north western region of Arkhangelsk and are believed to be the first meteor sightings of 2017.

The fireballs from above are thought to be part of the annual Quadrantids meteor shower which is usually visible in the Northern Hemisphere between December 28 and January 7 as the earth passes an asteroid belt.

A statement released by the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences said: “Every year in early January, the Earth encounters the Quadrantids meteor shower, and it is likely during these days that some particularly bright meteor, called a bolide, may fall.”

The inferno shown on one of the clips actually occurred some 100km away from the earth’s surface, according to Sergey Smirnov, a Russian scientist.

But he admitted that a rock of this size is large enough to have withstood the pressure applied by the earth’s atmosphere and he believes it may have stayed in one piece and struck the earth.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 12, 2017, 02:33:25 AM
Next time probably not so lucky..  :-[

A CLOSE SHAVE Asteroid 2017 AG13 zoomed terrifyingly close to Earth and we didn’t see it coming

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2576694/asteroid-2017-ag13-zoomed-terrifyingly-close-to-earth-and-we-didnt-see-it-coming/

Gigantic space rock passed between our planet and the moon yesterday, but astronomers only spotted it on Saturday

A HIGHRISE-sized asteroid slipped quietly between the Earth and the moon yesterday, but we didn’t even see it coming.


Now designated 2017 AG13, the 10-storey (25-35m) tall space rock was first spotted on Saturday by the Catalina Sky Survey and was travelling at 16 kilometres per second, reports news.com.au.

If the asteroid had hit our planet, it would have exploded with a force equivalent to about 35 of the nuclear bombs which destroyed Nagasaki

“This is moving very quickly, very nearby to us,” an expert with astronomy news website Slooh, Eric Feldman, said during a hastily arranged live broadcast of the fly-by yesterday.

He said the asteroid was roughly the same size as a meteor which exploded in the sky above Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013.

While you were hitting snooze, we nearly hit an asteroid! At 7:47 AM EST an asteroid we only first spotted Saturday gave us a wake up call.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 12, 2017, 02:34:03 PM
Fireball seen over Lansing and around Midwest

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/01/11/fireball-seen-over-lansing-and-around-midwest/96419964/

LANSING TWP. - Dave Behnke wasn't prepared for what he saw in the sky before dawn on Sunday.

Neither was his dog, Harvey, who had insisted they go outside at such an early hour to begin with.

"He started barking, looking up and going crazy," said Behnke, who lives in Lansing Township. "I said, 'What the hell?' And then he started cowering. I looked up, and I was thinking, 'Did I just see something or not?'"

The object was "about the size of a VW wagon," Behnke said. It was changing colors and moving from north to south. He thought it was only about 100 feet above the trees.

What they saw was a bright meteor known as a fireball. And lots of other people saw it, too.


The American Meteor Society received 145 reports of a fireball seen over seven states and Ontario, Canada around 6:15 a.m. Sunday. Observers from all over southern Michigan, including East Lansing, Laingsburg, Charlotte and Webberville, logged sightings on the AMS website.

"I was on my way to work when I saw what I initially thought was a low flying plane behind a tree," an East Lansing resident wrote. "However, when I moved past the tree I saw the object. It was very bright and seemed to be very close.”

"Harvey, he was upset for the next couple of days," he said. "He's been traumatized.”

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 13, 2017, 02:45:05 AM
"They" know what is comming, soon everyone else will too..

Why Has The White House Suddenly Released A Strategy For Dealing With A Catastrophic Meteor Impact?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-12/why-has-white-house-suddenly-released-strategy-dealing-catastrophic-meteor-impact

As SHTFPlan.com's Mac Slavo notes, we should take notice at the government preparations for disaster, and the possibility of a cataclysmic collision with damaging objects in space.

Why Has The White House Suddenly Released A Strategy For Dealing With The Threat Of A Catastrophic Meteor Impact?

Authored by The End Of The American Dream's Michael Snyder,

Does the White House know something that the rest of us do not? As the Obama administration draws to a close, the White House has suddenly released a major document that details a multi-pronged strategy for dealing with the threat of a catastrophic meteor impact. Most of us remember movies such as “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon” that attempted to depict what such a crisis would look like, but up until fairly recently the U.S. government has never seemed to take this kind of threat very seriously.

Concern over an apocalyptic asteroid strike has risen all the way to the top: The White House released a document this week detailing a strategy for National Near Earth Object (NEO) preparedness. Morgan Freeman would no doubt be proud, although honestly, the nation might have more pressing apocalypse concerns closer to home.

Early Monday morning, while the US East Coast was pouring coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.

The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was discovered only Saturday by the University of Arizona’s Catalina Sky Survey, according to an email from Slooh, a company that broadcasts live view.

Depending on where the meteor strikes, we could potentially see New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Charleston, Miami and countless other major coastal cities all wiped out on a single day.

Right now, 39 percent of all Americans live in a county that directly borders a shoreline.

To say that we are vulnerable to a massive tsunami caused by a meteor impact would be a massive understatement.

And scientists assure us that it will happen someday. In fact, I don’t know if you have noticed, but our area of space seems to have a lot more “traffic” in it these days. NASA tells us that there is nothing to be worried about, but others are concerned that something may be coming toward us or that we are moving toward something. (If you believe that I have a bridge in Brooklyn you might be interested  in..)

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 13, 2017, 03:32:22 PM
Marshall likes to “harbinger events” the last one in the Hopi Prophesy has been fulfilled!

Twin Comets Whizzed by Earth, Fulfilling the Last Hopi Prophecy Before the Arrival of Nibiru

http://beforeitsnews.com/conspiracy-theories/2017/01/twin-comets-whizzed-by-earth-fulfilling-the-last-hopi-prophecy-before-the-arrival-of-nibiru-2479449.html

Many people do not know about the Hopi tribe, these are ancient native American Indians who live in North East Arizona. They have a rich indigenous culture and are considered to be the very spiritually enlightened. ANCIENT HOPI PROPHECY

The Hopi tribe had predicted the coming of Red Kachina (Nibiru aka sun’s twin) and stated that the Red Kachina would paint the sky with red colour, and we will know that the purifications will start to begin. But before that, a blue star (Blue Kachina) and a twin comet will pass the earth. With the recent passage of the twin, comet people have pointed out that this prediction has come true, and it is an indication that the Purifier (Nibiru) will be coming soon.

The prophecy is quite long and detailed mostly related to spirits and humanity, but one of these lines intrigues me “ When the Blue Star Kachina makes it appearance in the heavens …. This will be the day of purification …. In the final day, we will witness the appearance two brothers who helped to create this world in the birthing time …. Our brothers from the start will rebuild this earth but not after the purifier has left its mark upon the universe.

No living things will be untouched here and in the heavens. Our relatives from the stars are coming home to see how we have fared in our journey. It is time to reconnect with your Spirit and your Earth Mother. Peace and Blessings.” It is predicted that the Nibiru will come very close and according to the prophecy and will bring around massive changes (destruction) around us and then the earth will be re-built.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Jimfarmer on January 13, 2017, 07:56:46 PM
Quote
Nibiru aka sun’s twin

According to zetatalk.com, the Sun's binary-system twin is a brown dwarf star, and Nibiru (aka Planet X) is a planet (having many moons and a large dust envelope) that orbits them both in a narrow "sling" trajectory.  The two foci of Nibiru's orbit are the Sun and its' binary-system twin.

The Earth also has a barren twin planet that has the same orbit as Earth does but is normally on the exact opposite side of the Sun, and hence it is never seen.  However, the magnetic field of approaching PX has perturbed the trajectories of Earth, Earth's twin, and Venus, and so the twin is visible and Venus is out of place occasionally.

That is in addition to the effect of the daily wobble of the Earth's axis of rotation, which causes the Sun and the Moon to be out of place every day at regular times.  This can be easily verified by comparing the actual times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, and moonset to the times predicted for your location by the US Naval Observatory at http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php   This effect is more extreme at some locations than at others.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 14, 2017, 01:51:59 PM
Quote
Nibiru aka sun’s twin

According to zetatalk.com, the Sun's binary-system twin is a brown dwarf star, and Nibiru (aka Planet X) is a planet (having many moons and a large dust envelope) that orbits them both in a narrow "sling" trajectory.  The two foci of Nibiru's orbit are the Sun and its' binary-system twin.

The Earth also has a barren twin planet that has the same orbit as Earth does but is normally on the exact opposite side of the Sun, and hence it is never seen.  However, the magnetic field of approaching PX has perturbed the trajectories of Earth, Earth's twin, and Venus, and so the twin is visible and Venus is out of place occasionally.

That is in addition to the effect of the daily wobble of the Earth's axis of rotation, which causes the Sun and the Moon to be out of place every day at regular times.  This can be easily verified by comparing the actual times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, and moonset to the times predicted for your location by the US Naval Observatory at http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php   This effect is more extreme at some locations than at others.
For the first time, I think I have a better understanding of the Nibiru/PX orbit.  Your mention of the two distinct foci for Nibiru's orbit makes it a bit clearer.  Maybe even Ferrada was only "close" but wasn't it he who said this orbiting mass did not obey conventional laws of physics?  And maybe the reason for that is that Ferrada was only considering Earth as the main focus of Nibiru's orbit?

At any rate, it is much easier to mentally envision spatially now.  Thanks--and I didn't even have to go to zetatalk!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 14, 2017, 03:07:56 PM
Next time probably not so lucky..  :-[

A CLOSE SHAVE Asteroid 2017 AG13 zoomed terrifyingly close to Earth and we didn’t see it coming

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2576694/asteroid-2017-ag13-zoomed-terrifyingly-close-to-earth-and-we-didnt-see-it-coming/

Gigantic space rock passed between our planet and the moon yesterday, but astronomers only spotted it on Saturday

A HIGHRISE-sized asteroid slipped quietly between the Earth and the moon yesterday, but we didn’t even see it coming.


Now designated 2017 AG13, the 10-storey (25-35m) tall space rock was first spotted on Saturday by the Catalina Sky Survey and was travelling at 16 kilometres per second, reports news.com.au.

If the asteroid had hit our planet, it would have exploded with a force equivalent to about 35 of the nuclear bombs which destroyed Nagasaki

“This is moving very quickly, very nearby to us,” an expert with astronomy news website Slooh, Eric Feldman, said during a hastily arranged live broadcast of the fly-by yesterday.

He said the asteroid was roughly the same size as a meteor which exploded in the sky above Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013.

While you were hitting snooze, we nearly hit an asteroid! At 7:47 AM EST an asteroid we only first spotted Saturday gave us a wake up call.

Max.

Interesting, MadMax, yikes.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 14, 2017, 05:04:29 PM
Maybe Planet-X ??

JANUARY 12, 2017 BY PRESS RELEASE

The Chelyabinsk Meteor was a part of a potential planet!

http://satprnews.com/2017/01/12/the-chelyabinsk-meteor-was-a-part-of-a-potential-planet/


(1888PressRelease) January 12, 2017 – The studies of the scientists from the Consortium «Extra terra» based at Ural Federal University helped to understand the nature of the meteor. Before the explosion and collapse, the bolide was a part of a planetesimal, an object consisting of small rock fragments combined together to eventually form planets..

The structure of the bolide was also affected by the event, which caused formation of the crater on the surface of the parent body.

One of the collisions caused the fragment’s separation from the main body. Unfortunately, it is impossible to define if it was a catastrophe for the whole planetesimal or its unaffected part continued its movement in the asteroid belt.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 14, 2017, 05:12:07 PM
This was a big one!

American Meteor Society receives 145 reports of meteor fireball over US Midwest and Canada

https://www.sott.net/article/339353-American-Meteor-Society-receives-145-reports-of-meteor-fireball-over-US-Midwest-and-Canada

Dave Behnke wasn't prepared for what he saw in the sky before dawn on Sunday.

The object was "about the size of a VW wagon," Behnke said. It was changing colors and moving from north to south. He thought it was only about 100 feet above the trees.

The American Meteor Society received 145 reports of a fireball seen over seven states and Ontario, Canada around 6:15 a.m. Sunday. Observers from all over southern Michigan, including East Lansing, Laingsburg, Charlotte and Webberville, logged sightings on the AMS website.

"I was on my way to work when I saw what I initially thought was a low flying plane behind a tree," an East Lansing resident wrote. "However, when I moved past the tree I saw the object. It was very bright and seemed to be very close.”

Behnke said he was glad to hear that other people saw the fireball on Sunday morning, too. His dog hasn't been the same since, he said.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 24, 2017, 02:24:01 PM
As Marshall has said in his various video interviews these “daytime fireballs’ will greatly increase this year as the Planet-X system approaches ..

Daylight fireball explodes over Norway!

https://watchers.news/2017/01/17/daylight-fireball-norway-january-15-2017/

An impressive bright flash appeared above central Norway on January 15, 2017, and was observed from both western and eastern Norway. Eyewitnesses are asked to submit their reports.

According to the Norwegian Meteor Network, the event occurred around 13:48 UTC and was accompanied by a sonic boom a few minutes later, suggesting that the event was a fireball coming a long way down in the atmosphere before it exploded.

The meteor network operates numerous cameras, but the event was apparently not recorded by any of them. If you saw the event, please submit your report.

Received reports so far mention very intense light that dissolved into small fragments before it disappeared. Two of them said the light was blue and well visible.

The reports came from the regional districts Sogn og Fjordane, Møre og Romsdal, Oppland, and Rogaland. The most distant observations are from the city Haugesund in western Norway and Lunner county.

According to the International Meteor Organization, the very preliminary analysis tends to indicate that the end of the fireball was located above the Northern parts of Langfjella, the mountain range that longitudinally divides the country, with the highest probability above the Dovre mountain area.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 24, 2017, 03:19:47 PM
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/asteroid-slip-between-earth-moon-194700234.html

 Science
An asteroid is about to slip between Earth and the moon — the second near miss in 3 weeks

Dave Mosher,Business Insider 3 hours ago

   

killer asteroid space rocks swarm striking impacting earth shutterstock_384421855(Shutterstock)

Less than 3 weeks ago, while America was getting the kids to school and arriving at work, an asteroid the size of a building slipped past Earth from a distance about halfway to the moon.

Now a similar space rock is about to zoom by our helpless planet.

The new near-Earth object (NEO), dubbed asteroid 2017 BX, was only discovered a few days ago, on Friday, January 20. It's slated to swing by Tuesday night at 11:54 p.m. ET at a distance of about 162,000 miles (261,000 kilometers) — roughly two-thirds the way to the moon.

We first heard about it via an email from Slooh, a company that airs live views of space, and they're hosting a broadcast about 2017 BX — which they've nicknamed "Rerun" — starting at 5:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Asteroid 2017 BX, according to Slooh and data from NASA JPL, is similar to asteroid 2017 AG13, which flew by Earth on Monday, January 9. But this new asteroid is much smaller, at roughly 13 to 46 feet (4 to 14 meters) across — between the size of a car and a bus — and is moving at half the speed, approximately 16,600 miles (26,700 kilometers) per hour.

This is too small and too slow-moving of a rogue space rock to pose any real harm to Earth.

If its path had targeted our planet, and if it had been a loose pile of rocks (as most asteroids are) and not a metallic asteroid, it would break apart and burn up thousands of feet in the air, according to an asteroid-impact simulator called "Impact Earth!" by Purdue University.

asteroid 2017 bx jan 24 slooh(An illustration showing the not-to-scale flyby distance of asteroid 2017 BX.Slooh)

However, the last-minute detection of 2017 BX is just another example of how blind we are to the millions of NEOs that could smack into our planet and release many atomic bombs' worth of energy.

NASA recently had the opportunity to fund a space telescope called NEOCam that'd help find 90% of NEOs of a size that's hard to detect yet could pose serious threats to human civilization. However, it balked for reasons that have yet to be made public, choosing two other missions (and ones to asteroids, no less).

Depending on where you live, pause for a moment tonight — Tuesday, January 24 at 11:54 p.m. ET — and imagine a rock the size of a truck flying overhead at 4.6 miles (7.4 kilometers) per second.

Then imagine 300,000 much-larger rocks out there that are big enough and moving fast enough to wipe out a major city.

Sleep tight.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 25, 2017, 02:05:24 PM
Too litte to late..

 The Chelíabinsk Effect --"Explosion of 18-Meter Asteroid Over Russia Spurs Deflection Research"
January 25, 2017

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2017/01/the-chel%C3%ADabinsk-effect-explosion-of-18-meter-asteroid-over-russia-spurs-deflection-research.html

On February 15, 2013, an asteroid with a diameter of approximately 18 meters exploded over the Russian town of Chelíabinsk producing thousands of meteorites which fell to Earth. The fragmentation of this object in the atmosphere exemplified that Earth's atmosphere acts as an efficient shield, even though more than a thousand meteorites, each with a total mass exceeding one ton hit the ground. Despite being a small asteroid, the shock wave it produced when penetrating the atmosphere at hypersonic speed caused hundreds of injuries and considerable material damages.

The probability that a kilometre-sized asteroid could have devastating consequences after impact with the Earth is statistically small. What is more frequent, and repeatedly discovered, is that objects a few tens of meters across reach the Earth's atmosphere. (Maybe next month??)

An international project, led by Spain's National Research Council, (CSIC) provides information on the effects a projectile impact would have on an asteroid. The aim of the project is to work out how an asteroid might be deflected so as not to collide with the Earth. The research, published in The Astrophysical Journal, focuses on the study of the asteroid Chelyabinsk, which exploded over Russian skies in 2013 after passing through the atmosphere.

The results of this study indicate that the composition, internal structure, density and other physical properties of the asteroid are "fundamental in determining the success of a mission in which a kinetic projectile would be launched to deflect the orbit of a dangerous asteroid."

Max.
 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 28, 2017, 01:30:57 PM
Bright Fireball over North Carolina and South Carolina!

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2017/01/bright-fireball-over-north-carolina-and-south-carolina/

25 reports from SC, NC, VA, TN, KY and MD
The AMS has received 25 reports so far about of a fireball event over seen over North Carolina and South Carolina on Wednesday, January 25th 2017 around 04:15 EST (09:15 UT.). The fireball was seen primarily from North and South Carolina but witnesses from Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Maryland also reported the event.!

The map below shows the witnesses location with the first estimated trajectory. The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the Northeast to the Southwest and ended its flight south of Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 29, 2017, 12:51:25 AM
MadMax, great pics. Looks really bright...
I sent it to Marshall...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 29, 2017, 10:43:34 PM
Today, Jan 20th a close approach. The object is 2017 BH30.  0.1 LD. 0.0003 AUs.
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http://spaceweather.com/

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2017%20BH30&orb=1   2017 BH30

http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2017%20BH30;orb=1;old=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 29, 2017, 10:47:54 PM
(2017 BH30)  0.1 Lunar Distances 38 400 km / 23 860 miles) from the surface of our planet.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 31, 2017, 09:42:35 AM
(2017 BH30) zoomed by at one minute to midnight... close approach animation on page below
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http://www.space.com/35504-asteroid-2017-bh30-gives-earth-close-shave.html?utm_source=notification

Tiny Newfound Asteroid Gives Earth a Close Shave
By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | January 30, 2017 06:15pm ET

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An asteroid the size of a pickup truck narrowly missed Earth late last night (Jan. 29), just hours after scientists first spotted the space rock.

The near-Earth asteroid, known as 2017 BH30, zoomed within 32,200 miles (51,820 kilometers) of the planet, about 13 percent the distance from Earth to the moon. Closest approach occurred at 11:59 p.m. EST last night (0459 GMT today, Jan. 30), according to astronomers with the Minor Planet Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 01, 2017, 01:04:40 AM
Meteor fireball observed across 11 southern U.S. states!

https://www.sott.net/category/17-Fire-in-the-Sky

If you saw a bright flash in the sky around 6:16 a.m., it wasn't lightning. It was a short trail, exploding fireball that lasted around three seconds.

This still image captured by ArkansasSky.com near Greenbrier, Arkansas. They caught a big flash on their camera in the lower part of the sky between 20 and 30 degrees above the horizon.

There were several sightings in Collierville and scattered reports from Louisville, KY to Austin, TX. Check out the map to see all the sightings as of 9:30 a.m.’;

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 120 reports about a fireball seen over AR, TN, TX, MO, OK, KY, KS, IL, NE, LA and MS on Monday, January 30th 2017 around 12:13 UT.

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 02, 2017, 12:23:26 PM
Yowbarb Note -
Today, this passes by: 2017 BS32 Feb 02, 2017 0.0011 AUs. 0.4 LD.
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http://www.space.com/

Watch Live Now! Asteroid 2017 BS32 Earth Flyby Webcast by Slooh

February 02, 2017 | Article
The online Slooh observatory will host a live webcast today (Feb. 2) to discuss the Earth flyby of asteroid 2017 BS32. Here's how to watch at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT). http://www.space.com/images/i/000/062/344/original/near-earth-asteroid.jpg?utm_source=notification





Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 06, 2017, 02:38:50 AM
Bright Green Fireball over Wisconsin and Illinois!

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2017/02/bright-green-fireball-over-wisconsin-and-illinois/

Over 170 reports from IL, WI, MI, IN, OH, IA, NY, Ontario, KY and MN
The AMS has received over 170 reports so far (and counting…) about of a fireball event over seen over Wisconsin on Wednesday, February 6th 2017 around 01:27CST (07:31 UT.). The green fireball was seen primarily from Illinois and Wisconsin but witnesses from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Kentucky, Minessota and Ontario (Canada) also reported the event.

First Estimated Trajectory
The map below shows the witnesses location with the first estimated trajectory. The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the Southwest to Northeast ended its flight on the Lake Michigan somewhere between Sheboygan, Wi and Manitowoc wi.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 06, 2017, 01:10:30 PM
Asteroid attack? Large fireballs change night into day over Wisconsin and Illinois, Brazil while Comet 45P approaches Earth!!

http://strangesounds.org/2017/02/asteroid-attack-large-fireballs-wisconsin-illinois-brazil-video-comet-45p-approaches-earth.html

What is going on in our Solar System?

Is there an asteroid attack? After three near misses in nearly 2 weeks, now two large fireballs have changed the night into day over Wisconsin and Illinois and Brazil while Comet 45P approaches Earth.

The American Meteor Sociaty has received over 170 reports from IL, WI, MI, IN, OH, IA, NY, Ontario, KY and MN about a fireball event that occurred on Monday, February 6th 2017 around 01:27CST (07:31 UT.).

The green fireball was seen primarily from Illinois and Wisconsin but witnesses from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, New York, Kentucky, Minessota and Ontario (Canada) also reported the event.

A brght fireball was also spotted by Brazilian Cameras end of January 2017:

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 07, 2017, 03:25:09 PM
FEB 7 2017
Green Fireball over Wisconsin: Citizen Science at Work

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2017/02/green-fireball-over-wisconsin-citizen-science-at-work/

Yesterday, Monday, February 6th 2017, was a busy day for the American Meteor Society team. We received tens of thousands of visits on our website and even more on our Facebook page, Twitter account and Youtube account. Today, we are still receiving reports about the large green fireball that occurred over Wisconsin around 01:31 CST (07:25 UT).

With more than 465 reports so far, the AMS Event#454-2017 is the 14th largest event ever treated by the AMS since 2005!

When enough reports are submitted about such an event, a trajectory of the fireball meteor can be plotted – this trajectory sometimes lead to the discovery of meteorites. This trajectory is calculated using an average of all the data shared by the witness through the online fireball reports (azimuths, elevation, etc.) The obtained trajectory can be seen on the Event page by clicking the “Show trajectory” button on the top left of the map.

While we only received 165 reports, we were able to determine a first trajectory: the fireball was traveling from the Southwest to Northeast and it ended its flight on the Lake Michigan somewhere between Sheboygan, WI and Manitowoc WI.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 11, 2017, 03:16:32 AM
Three Bright Objects Falling From the Sky Over Florida

http://beforeitsnews.com/watercooler-topics/2017/02/three-bright-objects-falling-from-the-sky-over-florida-video-2-2447148.html

There recently seems to have been a very active night of unknown objects that descended upon the great state of Florida during peak hours and no one noticed?


These objects might have been meteors or space debris but there is something strange going on with these objects.

At first, look at the sharp ends of the objects in the still images. That is not natural.

Then, especially the first object is following an obvious path, you can plainly see it in the video at 1.42 and in all the replays. The Unidentified Flying Object is either guided by that path, or fueled by it or something, but the object definitely is on a predetermined path.

3 different events just hours apart from each other and not one single report of any of these events were found, even NASA keeping very quiet!

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 16, 2017, 03:20:12 PM
Valentine’s Day Meteor spotted over Pennsylvania

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2017/02/valentines-day-meteor-spotted-over-pennsylvania/

53 reports from Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Maryland
The AMS has received 63 reports so far about of a fireball event over seen over Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 14th 2017 around 08:32pm EST (Feb 15th – 01:39 UT.). The fireball was seen primarily from Pennsylvania but witnesses from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland also reported the event. Some witnesses described the meteor as orange, yellow and white. After a fairly extensive investigation, we came to the conclusion that it wasn’t Cupidon but a bright meteor.

First Estimated Trajectory
The map below shows the witnesses location with the first estimated trajectory. The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the West to the East and ended its flight somewhere over Scranton, PA.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 17, 2017, 02:41:08 AM
Good posts, MadMax...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 20, 2017, 03:35:43 PM
Bright meteor fireball lights up sky in Southern Alabama

https://www.sott.net/article/343080-Bright-meteor-fireball-lights-up-sky-in-Southern-Alabama

Local 15 has confirmed with NASA that a bright meteor was seen just after 9 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday night reports began circulating on social media about a large fireball in the sky and a loud boom. Residents in Southern Alabama reported that they heard a loud boom that shook their homes. NASA says that the fireball first appeared to the Northeast of Mobile and moved west at about 56,000 miles per hour.

The average brightness is that of the Full Moon, leading experts to believe that it was probably about a foot or two in diameter. Using eyewitness reports and a software tool to derive a ground track NASA was able to conclude that the best reports indicate the meteor broke apart above U.S. 43, just North of Mobile.

The reports of sound indicate that it penetrated fairly low into the atmosphere before fragmenting, perhaps as low as 14 miles in altitude.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 22, 2017, 02:47:47 PM
Bright meteor fireball seen over northern U.S and Canada!

https://www.sott.net/article/343357-Bright-meteor-fireball-seen-over-northern-US-and-Canada

A very bright fireball was seen in the northern US and Canada around 04:53 UTC on February 18, 2017. The event was captured in 3 NASA all-sky cameras and cameras belonging to the Southern Ontario Meteor Network.

Analysis of the video data shows that the meteor was first detectable at an altitude of 83 km (52 miles) above US Highway 219, southeast of the Pennsylvania town of DuBois. It then moved northeast some 42 km (26 miles) through the atmosphere at almost exactly 64 400 km/h (40 000 mph), ablating 42 km above the countryside just north of Winslow Hill, NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) said.

The camera data shows very little deceleration of the meteor, which gives it a poor chance of producing meteorites, MEO said and added that more analysis is required to rule this out. "The object had the brightness of a quarter Moon, which means we are dealing with an asteroid fragment weighing about 9 kg (20 pounds), with a diameter of roughly 18 cm (7 inches)."

Max.


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 23, 2017, 02:40:52 AM

Three meteor fireballs reported over Cheltenham, UK in two days!

https://www.sott.net/article/343429-Three-meteor-fireballs-reported-over-Cheltenham-UK-in-two-days

Did you see two fireballs in the sky above Cheltenham on Sunday evening?

We have been contacted by someone who said they saw the phenomenon as they drove along Princess Elizabeth Way.

He asked us via twitter: "Seen two fireballs in the sky when heading down Princess Elizabeth Way. Heard anything?" He added that he was driving with his son and noticed two bright lights which dimmed and left smoke trails. I really can't believe me and my son would have been the only ones to see them, they were bright enough," he said.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax 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.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax 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.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax 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

The Watchers
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

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb 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
https://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?topic=6531.new#new
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax 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.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax 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.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 23, 2017, 04:03:14 PM
Daytime fireballs are becoming more and more common!

https://www.sott.net/article/346122-Eyewitnesses-sought-of-bright-green-meteor-fireball-in-Irkutsk-Siberia

Scientists in the Russian city of Irkutsk (Siberia) are searching for people who could have witnessed the fall of a celestial body glowing bright green, Executive Director of the Irkutsk Planetarium Pavel Nikoforov told TASS.

"At 14:39 local time (11:39 GMT), while we were riding in a car along the bridge across the Irkut River towards the Leninsky district, we spotted an unusual glowing object in the daytime sky. It was speeding at a 45 degree angle, but its light went out in just a couple of seconds. We very much hope that Irkutsk's residents may have recorded this phenomenon using their car DVRs. We could collect these recordings and hand them over to scientists," he stated.

The fact that the celestial body was seen in the daytime, speaks volumes for its enormous weight, a source in the Astronomical Observatory of Irkutsk State University told TASS. "We assume that a celestial body weighing several kilograms could be glowing so brightly in the daytime. If we are provided with video recordings showing the bolide, then we could calculate its weight and trajectory," the source added.

In the autumn of 2016, residents of the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia witnessed a bright green meteor soaring above Lake Baikal. It was later dubbed the Baikal Bolide. Scientists believe that its weight was about 80 kilograms but because of its high speed it burnt up in the atmosphere.

Scientists in the Russian city of Irkutsk (Siberia) are searching for people who could have witnessed the fall of a celestial body glowing bright green, Executive Director of the Irkutsk Planetarium Pavel Nikoforov told TASS.

"At 14:39 local time (11:39 GMT), while we were riding in a car along the bridge across the Irkut River towards the Leninsky district, we spotted an unusual glowing object in the daytime sky. It was speeding at a 45 degree angle, but its light went out in just a couple of seconds. We very much hope that Irkutsk's residents may have recorded this phenomenon using their car DVRs. We could collect these recordings and hand them over to scientists," he stated.

The fact that the celestial body was seen in the daytime, speaks volumes for its enormous weight, a source in the Astronomical Observatory of Irkutsk State University told TASS. "We assume that a celestial body weighing several kilograms could be glowing so brightly in the daytime. If we are provided with video recordings showing the bolide, then we could calculate its weight and trajectory," the source added.

In the autumn of 2016, residents of the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia witnessed a bright green meteor soaring above Lake Baikal. It was later dubbed the Baikal Bolide. Scientists believe that its weight was about 80 kilograms but because of its high speed it burnt up in the atmosphere.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 01, 2017, 05:05:20 PM
Not an April fool's Day post, this close flyby object is called 2017 FU102 and will pass by tomorrow.
...
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 01, 2017, 05:11:21 PM
Several fairly close flybys this month. Some of the closest end up being discovered just before approaching...

...http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/      RECENT CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH

                                              and  UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 04, 2017, 02:27:29 AM
Social media lights up over meteor fireball in the night sky over Florida

https://www.sott.net/article/347154-Social-media-lights-up-over-meteor-fireball-in-the-night-sky-over-Florida

There are social media reports of a fireball over Tampa around 3 a.m. early Sunday morning.

A report on the American Meteor Society webpage confirms a similar possible sighting. According to Antonio Paris, an astronomer at MOSI, seeing meteors flying across the sky isn't unusual. (Well maybe yes and maybe not..)

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 04, 2017, 02:28:50 AM
Social media lights up over meteor fireball in the night sky over Florida!

https://www.sott.net/article/347154-Social-media-lights-up-over-meteor-fireball-in-the-night-sky-over-Florida

There are social media reports of a fireball over Tampa around 3 a.m. early Sunday morning.

A report on the American Meteor Society webpage confirms a similar possible sighting. According to Antonio Paris, an astronomer at MOSI, seeing meteors flying across the sky isn't unusual. (Well maybe yes and maybe not..)

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 04, 2017, 09:56:53 AM
Asteroid 2017 GM to flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.03 LD!! :o

https://watchers.news/2017/04/04/asteroid-2017-gm/

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 GM will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.03 LD (~11 520 km / 7 158 miles) from the surface of our planet on April 4, 2017. This is the 15th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the closest one. It is also among the 10 known asteroids to pass this close to Earth ever.

2017 GM belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. Its estimated size is between 2.8 - 6.3 m (9 - 20 feet).

This small asteroid, first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on April 3, will make its closest approach to the Earth at 10:31 UTC on April 4 at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 18.48 km/s.

This is the 15th known asteroid to pass within 1 lunar distance since January 9, 2017, and the closest one!!

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 11, 2017, 02:59:51 AM
Bright Fireball over San Diego, CA

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2017/04/bright-fireball-over-san-diego-ca/

More than 260 reports from California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico
The AMS has received 260 reports so far (and counting…) about of a fireball event over seen over San Diego, CA on Monday, April 10th 2017 around 9:00pm PDT (April 11th – 04:00 UT.). The fireball was seen primarily from the San Diego area but witnesses from Los Angeles, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico also reported the event.

Most of the witnesses describe the fireball as “green” and “very bright”. Only 7 witnesses so far heard either a concurrent or a delayed sound.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 12, 2017, 02:33:39 AM
Strange report indeed ..

Fireball Spotted Off California Coast During Unusual Navy Anti-Sub Patrol
Missile test? Fireball near where numerous, low-flying sub-hunting aircraft circled ocean

https://www.infowars.com/fireball-spotted-off-california-coast-during-unusual-navy-anti-sub-patrol/

A “bright, pulsing orb” streaking across the sky was spotted off the California coast after US and Canadian anti-submarine aircraft conducted an unusual patrol of the area.

The green “fireball” occurred on Monday night near an area of ocean where numerous, low-flying sub-hunting aircraft, including a Navy EP-3E Aries II, a Navy P-3C Orion, and a Boeing P-8 Poseidon, spent several hours circling, a patrol which military observers described as odd and unlike routine exercises.

The exploding streak was bright enough for thousands of Southern California residents to see off the coast, and after local media reported on the orb, the National Weather Service claimed it was possibly a “meteor.”

“Something green lit up the sky right now. I’m in East Lake and I saw it and my mom in National City saw it too 20 miles away. Like a comet,” resident Travis Desmond told local news.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 12, 2017, 02:51:18 AM
Great coverage of this VERY large California  bolloide on yeterdays SO morning news...

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 15, 2017, 06:07:09 AM
82,000 mph Fireball Blazes through S.C. Sky | A true "High Roller"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9uN_eoWCcY

Published on April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017: A high altitude, what 'appeared' to be a slow moving fireball was witnessed by probably thousands of people, reported by 417 people from 9 different states at the American Meteor Society. How fast was it moving? We calculate in the video based off of the overall average given by the fine folks that took the time to share their experience with the AMS. (report any meteors you see at their website, its very user friendly and your input is important to understanding the event) link below...

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 18, 2017, 02:23:35 AM
Bright meteor with house-shaking sound reported over Queensland, Australia!

https://www.sott.net/article/348402-Bright-meteor-with-house-shaking-sound-reported-over-Queensland-Australia

THERE have been reports of a house-shaking thud in Killarney after the meteorite was spotted in our skies last night.

Our sister paper, the Warwick Daily News reported the buzz on social media: Brigitte Jones said, "I felt it out here, the house shook."

Madeline Wilkins posted "I'm in Toowoomba and saw a burning light in the sky maybe a meteorite, heading that direction just before I saw this post... Maybe related?"

Killarney resident Krissy Bloomfield said, "On Brosnan Rd kids saw what we thought shooting star just before the bang."

Some residents reported thinking the noise was thunder or fireworks.

Louise Reed from the Queen Mary Falls Caravan Park posted, "We heard it up here too. It looked like a shooting star right before it and then bang."

And this from Krystal N Lillee Cook, "We heard it in oak street...was really loud like a big crack of thunder."

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 20, 2017, 03:43:41 PM
Good WSO Video ..

WSO - SPECIAL - Near Earth Objects Dramatically Rise in Number and are COMING CLOSER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68gg_wlfvNA

Published on Apr 20, 2017
Using JPL Data, we have been able to uncover that over 93% of discovered objects in NEO have been discovered in 2016 and 2017..

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on April 21, 2017, 05:20:13 PM
Haven't viewed the video yet, but your post is quite significant! 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 29, 2017, 03:25:37 PM
Although these objects passed by several months ago it’s a reminder of what “close calls” we have been having recently (and getting closer all the time)..

Earth Narrowly Dodges Three Large Asteroids

https://sputniknews.com/science/201701311050178574-asteroid-impact-earth-dodges-three/

A car-sized asteroid narrowly missed the Earth on Monday, January 30, six days after another asteroid the size of a house had a similar near-miss, and ten days after a third passed by that was about the size of a killer whale. All three asteroids were detected only shortly before they passed their closest point to Earth.

Asteroid 2017 BH30 zipped past the Earth just 32,200 miles away at its closest approach. By comparison, the Moon is never closer than 225,000 miles from Earth. BH30 was estimated to be 19 feet across, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The week prior, on January 25, 2017 AG13, an even larger asteroid, made a pass across the sky. While it did not come as close as BH30, at a little over 110,000 miles away, it was much larger, at some 50-110 feet across. That would make it at least as big as the Chelyabinsk meteor that caused over $30 million of damage when it exploded in midair over Russia in 2013.

On January 20, asteroid 2017 BX, between 10-40 feet across, blew by just 16,252 miles from Earth. That makes three Near Earth Object (NEO) close calls in just ten days, all noticed only days before they made their closest pass.

The next close pass identified by astronomers is 2012 TC4, a known asteroid 33-100 feet across, which will come within 13,200 miles of Earth during its expected October flyby.

"The larger these things are, the easier they are to spot. It's the little ones that we tend to not really find. And when we do, it's a little too late," said Antonio Paris, astronomy expert with Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry.

In late 2016, NASA senior scientist Joseph Nuth said that if a large meteor were to be found on a collision course with Earth, "there's not a hell of a lot we can do about it." In response to his comments, former President Barack Obama commissioned a White House report to improve international preparedness for such an event (Yea all the Elites are heading underground as Marshall always says the reset of us are “steerage”..)

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on May 01, 2017, 02:02:35 PM
Three in January, and one expected in October, but no doubt there is a bunch of (smaller?) ones to be experienced between now and October. 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 01, 2017, 05:02:29 PM
Yes and the ones that they are not telling us about are the ones that are most concerning .. :(

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 04, 2017, 06:49:07 AM
Another close call on 5/2..

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 07, 2017, 04:20:58 AM
Apocalyptic Fireball Caught on Videos From Different Locations

http://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2017/05/apocalyptic-fireball-caught-on-videos-from-different-locations-video-2523847.html

The sight of a flaming ball falling from the sky has made some viewers baffled and frightened. Two videos recorded from two separate places caught an apparent the same sight of what seemed like a massive fireball.

Taken in Louisiana on April 29, the first video shows what looks like a falling object from the sky having a huge trail of smoke behind.

The second video, uploaded on the same night, was recorded from the neighbouring state of Texas. It also shows a large UFO falling to the ground with a bright reddish colour around it and a huge trail behind.

Both videos show an object, seemingly burning, falling out of the sky or possibly a bomb coming down to the Earth’s surface.

Some UFO hunters suggest it could be an unusual weather phenomenon or a downed satellite.

Other commenters joked about the two videos saying they show Superman from Krypton coming down to Earth.

Still others described the incident as alarming as it involved an apocalyptic fireball streaking across the sky above the two states in the U.S. As of posting time, no official explanation yet as to what caused such a thing to happen. One viewer commented that how come the thing is considered apocalyptic as it never made a big headline, just moments after both videos began circulating online (Ya just trying to keep such things hidden from the public).


Max.


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on May 08, 2017, 05:35:52 PM
If you use your imagination a bit--doesn't take much--the one video'd in Louisiana could resemble a chemtrail sprayer that was just shot down.  Check out the side-by-side "points of combustion" at the leading edge.  Some of those sprayers spray from both sides. 

Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 25, 2017, 01:10:52 PM
It’s the ones they aren’t telling us about that we need to worry about ..

Five asteroids will cruise by Earth in the next year, and one is coming very close..

https://www.sott.net/article/351985-Five-asteroids-will-cruise-by-Earth-in-the-next-year-and-one-is-coming-very-close

There's so many cool things to see out in space — from gorgeous views of Jupiter to stunning glimpses of Saturn, and a star that might have aliens hanging out nearby — that it's easy to forget that it's actually a pretty hostile place. We're reminded of that whenever NASA alerts the world that an asteroid is making a close appearance, and a scientists with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory just took some time to break down the next five asteroid flybys that we should all keep our eyes on, including one that might be too close for comfort.

The handful of asteroids, which are thought to be as small as 8 meters in diameter to as large as 90 meters, will all pass within five lunar distances. One lunar distance is the space between the Earth and our moon, or about 238,900 miles. That might seem like a pretty comfortable gap, but in terms of the vastness of space, a rock jetting past our planet at such a distance is a pretty close shave.

The next asteroid encounter will be the closest pass of them all, with asteroid "2012 TC4" coming within 0.15 lunar distances of Earth on October 12th, 2017. That's a distance of just over 35,000 miles, which is an extremely close pass, but the asteroid is only thought to be 12 to 27 meters in diameter, making the event slightly less worrisome (Really??).

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 27, 2017, 06:41:06 AM
One thing I have observed over the past dozen years, objects sometimes do not get discovered until it is time to whiz past. Once or twice in 2005 I was watching the upcoming and past close approaches closely. A fairly large close thing came and went. It was not listed until it went.
It happens. We can be sure of one fact:
If PX is really coming to its closest approach it will being with it a group of objects.

For right now I would not be too concerned about objects listed at 1 lunar distance or more...
Looking ahead:  https://phys.org/news/2015-04-asteroid-tc4-earth-october.html

Will asteroid 2012 TC4 hit Earth in October 2017?

On Oct. 12, 2017, the asteroid 2012 TC4 is slated to whizz by Earth dangerously close. The exact distance of its closest approach is uncertain, as well as its size. Based on observations in October 2012 when the space rock missed our planet, astronomers estimate that its size could vary from 12 to 40 meters. The meteor that exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in February 2013, injuring 1,500 people and damaging over 7,000 buildings, was about 20 meters wide. Thus, the impact of 2012 TC4 could be even more devastating. "It is something to keep an eye on," Judit Györgyey-Ries, astronomer at the University of Texas' McDonald Observatory, told astrowatch.net. "We could see an airburst maybe broken windows, depending on where it hits."

The house-sized asteroid was discovered on Oct. 4, 2012 by the Pan-STARRS observatory in Hawaii. Week later, it gave Earth a close shave when it passed the planet at the distance of 0.247 LD (lunar distance), or 94,800 km. 2012 TC4 is an elongated and rapidly rotating object and has been known to make many close approaches to Earth in the past. Now, the scientists try to determine the exact path of 2017 fly-by and the probability of a possible impact.
"It has a 0.00055% cumulative chance that it will hit," Györgyey-Ries said. "The fact that the MOID [minimum orbit intersection distance] is only 0.079 LD flags it as a possible impactor. However it is just the smallest possible distance between the orbits."
"There is one in a million chance that it could hit us," Detlef Koschny, head of the Near-Earth Object (NEO) Segment in the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme office at ESA, told astrowatch.net. He also tried to estimate the exact size of the celestial body. "The size was estimated from the brightness, but we don't know the reflectivity. So it could be smaller or larger, assume from 10 m to 40 m. A 40 m iron object would go through the atmosphere and make a crater; a 10 m rocky object would be hardly noticed."
Makoto Yoshikawa of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), member of NEOs Division at the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is convinced that the asteroid poses no danger to Earth. "The distance is very small. But this distance does not mean the collision," he said.
NASA's Asteroid Watch has assured there is no chance this asteroid will hit our planet, but Györgyey-Ries admits more observations are needed to mitigate the uncertainties.

"Although it has a large uncertainty along the orbit, it is much less than the radial uncertainty, so it just changes the time of the closest flyby. I would say based on this, that there is no chance of impact in 2017, but more observations could help to reduce the uncertainties," she said.
Koschny is also aware of the incertitude. Speaking of the asteroid's size and orbital characteristics, he indicated that "certain items have large uncertainties, in particular the size." He noted that if it's a rocky asteroid and if it hit, the effects would be similar to the Chelyabinsk impact.
As of Apr. 12, 2015, there are 1572 potentially hazardous asteroids (PHA) detected. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.
 
Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2015-04-asteroid-tc4-earth-october.html#jCp

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 31, 2017, 02:41:56 AM
Rare daytime meteor photographed at Namadgi National Park, Australia!

https://www.sott.net/article/352504-Rare-daytime-meteor-photographed-at-Namadgi-National-Park-Australia

was an uncanny case of right time and right place when photographer Ari Rex snapped this streaking ball of light at the Namadgi National Park.

Mr Rex was teaching a photography workshop at the Orroral Homestead when he unexpectedly captured a meteor hurtling past Earth.

"Last Friday, during the new moon, I went to Namadgi National Park to teach an advanced Milky Way photography workshop," he said.

"It's very dark out there when there is no moon so it makes it perfect for photographing the Milky Way, especially now in winter."

Although he expected to snap some stellar shots of the twilight sky, he was completely surprised by the photos when he looked back at them.

"I was lucky enough to capture this meteor in my frame. This is a rare phenomenon," he said.

"Usually you see them at night. But you typically never see them during the day. (These are not typical times)..

"According to some quick calculations I did - considering the shutter speed of the shot - I found that the meteor was travelling at least 60,000 kilometres per hour."

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on June 07, 2017, 04:27:30 PM
Note the timing of this!!

Czech scientists say hidden asteroids could pose a threat to Earth!!

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/06/06/Czech-scientists-say-hidden-asteroids-could-pose-a-threat-to-Earth/1271496773133/

June 6 (UPI) -- A team of Czech scientists say they have discovered a new branch of meteors belonging to the meteor stream known as the Taurus -- a branch featuring asteroids that could pose a serious threat to Earth in the near future.

In a new study, researchers describe the branch as a "real source of potentially hazardous objects, which can be large enough to cause significant regional or even continental damage on the Earth.”


Researchers believe the meteor stream is made up of fragments left behind by the breakup of at least one large comet some 30,000 years ago.

The newly discovered branch belongs to the Southern Taurids, which pepper Earth's skies with shooting stars and fireballs each fall, between October 25 and November 17.

Taurid meteor showers are reliable but not usually prolific. However, some years feature enhanced meteor activity. In 2015, the Southern Taurids provided an unusually large amount of extremely bright fireballs.

Analysis of the new branch revealed the presence of at least two asteroids measuring between 650 and 100 feet in diameter. The authors of the new study hypothesize that the branch likely hosts even larger asteroids.

But one needn't travel back millennia to witness the dangers of the Taurids. Just over a century ago, in 1908, a 150-foot-wide Taurid meteor exploded in the sky above Siberia, releasing a force the equivalent of a 20-megaton nuclear bomb. The explosion leveled 400 square miles of forest.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on June 08, 2017, 03:47:30 PM
Possible meteorite impact in Jaipur, India!

https://www.sott.net/article/353194-Possible-meteorite-impact-in-Jaipur-India

Monday night turned into a nightmarish experience for the people of Mukundpura village when a mysterious object resembling a fireball fell on the farm of Banshi Bagha. Scared and skeptical of the object, people spent the night fearing an explosion. The area is situated on the outskirts of city of Jaipur

        Locals spotted the object in the morning and informed us. It seems the object fell at a great speed as it has created a small crater on the ground in Mukundpura village.

He further added that the Geological Survey of India and Forensic Science Laboratory officials have been informed about the occurrence and asked to examine the stone weighing around 4 kg.

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 10, 2017, 11:12:58 AM
MadMax:
Thank you for the research, the many interesting posts especially the ones about earth changes and cosmic events!
You catch things and post events when really new, an invaluable thing to do for the Planet X Town Hall. :) So, this is just to say we all appreciate you being here!

Thank You and Well Done!!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on June 10, 2017, 05:49:21 PM
Thanks, yowbarb, for saying what needed to be said.  MadMax has been posting, seemingly, non-stop and his articles are never boring!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 10, 2017, 09:20:51 PM
Thanks, yowbarb, for saying what needed to be said.  MadMax has been posting, seemingly, non-stop and his articles are never boring!
:)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on June 26, 2017, 02:40:43 AM
From the Planet-X debris field?

Stargazers left baffled after 'red fireball' seen over Perth, Western Australia

https://www.sott.net/article/354676-Stargazers-left-baffled-after-red-fireball-seen-over-Perth-Western-Australia

'red fireball' that lit up Australian skies has left locals baffled and debating the mystery object.

Several Perth residents reported the sighting on Saturday saying the fireball was seen streaking across the sky for five minutes.

One motorist driving on Karrinyup Road told 7 News Perth it was the craziest thing he had seen in a long time and believed the strange object was heading towards the ocean.

'Must have been a meteor... it went for approximately five minutes,' the unnamed witness said.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on June 26, 2017, 02:54:01 PM
Yesterday I received an e from a Montana friend who said she stepped outside around 11 PM a day or two ago and just happened to be in the right place at right time and saw a "burning fireball" appearing to be coming toward them.  She said it burned for about 30 seconds then just exploded.

She is outside Kalispell.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on June 26, 2017, 03:30:45 PM
Meteorite 'size of a small car' hits Sudan, fragments found!

https://www.sott.net/article/354766-Meteorite-size-of-a-small-car-hits-Sudan-fragments-found

The Sudanese Ministry of Minerals announced on Sunday that they found fragments of a meteorite, which had struck earth on Wednesday in the southern White Nile state.

Head of the geological team Othman Abu Aqla said that the team received the fragments of the stone and tests found radioactive elements in the field in which the meteorite fragments fell.

He added that when they measured the radioactivity of the collected samples of the meteorites they turned out to be at normal levels.

Last Wednesday, the General Authority for Geological Research announced that "the unrecognized object fell in the White Nile and caused panic among the residents is most likely a meteorite."

Eyewitnesses told local media that an object the size of a small car fell from the sky on Wednesday morning.

The witnesses said that the fall of the meteorite was accompanied by a loud sound and a bright light in the skies of several regions in the state.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on June 27, 2017, 05:38:47 AM
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an object the size of a small car fell from the sky

Yikes! :-X
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on July 07, 2017, 03:44:50 AM
Planet-X debris field??

Glowing meteor fireball flies over the Mediterranean Sea


https://www.sott.net/article/355695-Glowing-meteor-fireball-flies-over-the-Mediterranean-Sea

This amazing fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea on 4 July 2017 at 0:09 UT ( 2:09 local time). The event was produced by a sporadic meteoroid. The bolide began at an altitude of about 90 km above the sea level and ended at a height of around 50 km above the sea. The fireball was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project from the astronomical observatories of La Hita (Toledo, Spain), Calar Alto (Almería, Spain) and Sevilla (Spain).

This impressive fireball flew over the Mediterranean on July 4 at 2:09 am local time ( 0:09 UT). The event occurred by the entry into the terrestrial atmosphere of a sporadic meteoroid. The luminous phenomenon began at a height of about 90 km above sea level, and ended at an altitude of about 50 km.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on July 08, 2017, 01:42:12 PM
WSO - Special REPORT - MOON Struck by Asteroid - This is NOT NORMAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIc-1hVLM20

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on July 09, 2017, 04:12:12 AM
Time to start moving underground!!

88 pound meteor strikes the moon causing a massive explosion :o

https://www.sott.net/article/355781-88-pound-meteor-strikes-the-moon-causing-a-massive-explosion

A METEOR with the explosive power of TEN cruise missiles has struck the Moon - sparking a massive explosion visible with the naked eye.

And terrifyingly the 56,000 mph collision - captured by NASA scientists highlighting the catastrophic danger planet earth faces from similar meteors - was caused by a space rock weighing no more than 88 lbs (40 kilos).

Despite the meteor's tiny proportions - about the size of a small boulder and the weight of an average 10-year-old boy - the impact damage was colossal and the explosion shone with the brightness of a magnitude 4 star.

A similar strike against a city on earth would create a crater 65feet (20m) deep and create a devastating kill zone equivalent to TEN Tomahawk cruise missile striking in exactly the same place.

Experts fear the death toll would run into thousands.

Unlike the Moon the Earth has a protective atmosphere meaning most space debris burns up before it can impact.

But bigger meteors sometimes get through - most recently at Chelyabinsk in Russia where a 20 metre asteroid travelling at 43,000 mph breached the atmosphere and exploded with the power of 33 Hiroshimas.

Fortunately because of the speed and angle of entry the rock exploded while still in the air but 7,200 buildings were damaged and 1,500 people were injured seriously enough to seek medical treatment.

A spokesman for respected science website Science.com said: "For the past eight years NASA has been monitoring the Moon for signs of explosions caused by meteors.

"They've just seen the biggest explosion in the history of the programme!!

"It exploded in a flash 10 times as bright as anything we've seen before. Anyone looking at the Moon at the moment of impact could have seen the explosion - no telescope required."

The Chelyabinsk meteor is the largest known natural object to have entered Earth's atmosphere since the 1908 Tunguska meteor, which destroyed a wide, remote, forested, and very sparsely populated area of Siberia.

NASA is so concerned about the possibility of an asteroid strike ending all life on earth it has started the first design phase of a spacecraft known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) which will be used to redirect an asteroid's path.

NASA is working in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA) on the craft and hope to have the first space tests underway by 2022 where it will attempt to move a "non-threatening" asteroid (Too Little too late..).

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on July 12, 2017, 03:04:48 PM
This one must have been BIG!

Meteor fireball explodes over South Australia!!

https://www.sott.net/article/355925-Meteor-fireball-explodes-over-South-Australia

Six days after a suspected meteor shook Streaky Bay and very briefly lit up parts of South Australia's night sky, the event remains the talk of the town.

CCTV images of the spectacle show a bright light in the sky, lasting a couple of seconds, just before midnight on Friday, with locals reporting a thunder-like rumble a few minutes later.

Those lucky enough to have witnessed the event have described an "orange fireball" which could be seen from across the West Coast and Eyre Peninsula and as far afield as Elliston, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Riverton and even Mount Barker, near Adelaide.

"I heard something for a start and the night went to daylight," he said.

"It was really, really bright. Like, so bright that you could hardly even look at this thing and next minute, the dogs are going just berserk from the hissing noise from it.

"And it was like a big flame coming out of the sky, straight towards us; I reckon it could have only landed a kilometre away from us.

But it was not just the bright sky or the sound that made the Sidler's experience unique — Luke said they felt an impact and one of their children fell out of their bed in the campervan.

"It must have been quite close I think. It could have ended up in Bairds Bay or something like that".

Daniel said the suspected meteor had got the whole west coast of South Australia talking.

"People heard rumbles... some people said like a plane coming down," he said.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on July 26, 2017, 04:27:07 PM
They didn’t see this one coming (and big too)!!

Asteroid 2017 OO1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.33 LD

https://watchers.news/2017/07/25/asteroid-2017oo1/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 OO1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.33 LD (~125 720 km / 78 740 miles) at 02:27 UTC on July 21, 2017. It was discovered 2 days after its closest approach.

This is the 21st known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The last time one flew past us within that distance was on May 4.

Asteroid 2017 OO1 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids and was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa, Hawaii on July 23, 2017.

Its estimated diameter is between 35 to 77 m (115 - 252.6 feet) and it flew past Earth at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.36 km/s.


For comparison, asteroid that exploded some 29.7 km (18.5 miles) above Russian city of Chelyabinsk at 09:20 YEKT (03:20 UTC) on February 15, 2013, damaging over 3 000 buildings and injuring over 1 500 people (mostly by broken window glass), had an estimated size of approximately 20 m (65 feet). Its light was brighter than the Sun, visible up to 100 km (62 miles) away.

Chelyabinsk asteroid, officially named Chelyabinsk meteorite, was undetected before its
atmospheric entry, in part because its radiant was close to the Sun.


Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on July 27, 2017, 02:19:21 PM
MadMax, wow yes hadn't seen that coming, either...

(2017 OO1) 0.0008 - pretty darned close. It will come around in November, but not nearly as close. Other objects will be popped up and categorized as they are passing. We can expects lots of other close ones...

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2017%20OO1;orb=1;old=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=1#cad
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on July 30, 2017, 04:23:23 AM
Meteor lights up night sky over Canadian province of British Columbia

https://www.sott.net/article/357819-Meteor-lights-up-night-sky-over-Canadian-province-of-British-Columbia

A bright object in the heavens above the North Okanagan got the attention of many people over night.

Social media has lit up with speculation as to what the object was.

Some jokingly speculated it was an alien invasion, but the most common theory - and the most likely - is it was a meteor.

"Just something very large fell towards Vernon...bright light maybe really large meteor? Started high in the east sky and rapidly lowered behind the hills in the west," Liana Battye told Castanet.

Posted one witness on Facebook, "It lasted maybe three-and-a-half seconds. It looked huge. Over by the Swan Lake area, we saw it from Middleton."

The light was so bright it was seen in Enderby and Kamloops.

"Gave me goosebumps big time! Felt like a sign from above," (Ya think??) posted one person.

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on August 01, 2017, 02:29:19 PM
The ones to worry about are the ones we aren’t being told about ..

30-metre asteroid skimming past Earth in October will test Nasa's doomsday 'planetary defen ce system'

Asteroid 2012 TC4 will pass 4,200 miles from Earth on October 12
Nasa is using the flyby to test its asteroid detection and tracking network
As it starts to approach Earth, telescopes will establish its precise trajectory
The observations are expected to help refine knowledge about its orbit

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4746010/Nasa-test-defence-asteroid-skims-past-Earth.html

On October 12, a 30-metre is set to make a 'close' flyby of Earth.
The asteroid, named 2012 TC4, will pass just 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometres) from Earth for the first time since it went out of range in 2012.
Nasa is using this opportunity to test it's 'planetary defence system' put in place to protect Earth from a doomsday asteroid threat.

Based on predictions made at Nasa's Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies, 2012 TC4 will pass no closer than 4,200 miles from Earth, although it will more likely pass much farther away, as far as 170,000 miles (270,000 kilometres).

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on August 04, 2017, 03:06:54 PM
Meteorite crashes into field in Rajasthan, India!

https://www.sott.net/category/17-Fire-in-the-Sky

It is the 14th meteorite incident reported in Rajasthan. The meteorite weighed around 2.23 kg had fallen on June 6 in a field near Bhankrota had created a 43 cm round and 15 cm deep pit.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on August 11, 2017, 01:40:55 PM

Homeowner who heard a loud bang discovers a 15-inch wide blazing crater in his garden in Appling, Georgia!!

https://www.sott.net/article/358970-Homeowner-who-heard-a-loud-bang-discovers-a-15-inch-wide-blazing-crater-in-his-garden-in-Appling-Georgia


A stunned homeowner in Georgia has spoken about the moment a glowing red meteor crashed outside his house, leaving a huge crater.

Jay Sullivent heard a loud bang while he was at home in Appling, and initially thought it was a car crash.

Unable to find a wreckage he took a walk around his lawn before stumbling on a burned circle of grass with smoke rising from it.

Mr Sullivent said: 'It was so loud that I thought there had been a car accident on the road in front of my house.

'When I got over to the crater it was around 15 inches deep and about the same across. The rock in the middle was glowing red.’

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on August 11, 2017, 03:51:16 PM
How fortunate that it didn't fall into dry brush!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 11, 2017, 09:59:19 PM
One of our former Mods in Georgia had a meteorite crash through one place in her roof and go out another place in her roof. They could never find it. Close call.  :o
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on August 11, 2017, 09:59:33 PM
How fortunate that it didn't fall into dry brush!

Yes indeed...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on August 12, 2017, 05:47:02 PM
One of our former Mods in Georgia had a meteorite crash through one place in her roof and go out another place in her roof. They could never find it. Close call.  :o
This is the type of thing that will become increasingly common, not to mention dangerous, as the sizes and frequency will escalate.  But the news media will never try to connect any of these with each other, or with anything else.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on August 29, 2017, 03:05:33 AM

This must have been a big one ..

Pennsylvania Fireball August 25, 2017

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2017/08/pennsylvania-fireball-august-25-2017/

More than 750 reports from 10 states!

The AMS has received over 750 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above the state of Pennsylvania on August 25, 2017 around 9:14pm EDT (August 26, 2017 ~ 01:14 Universal Time). The fireball was seen primarily from Pennsylvania but was also seen from Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Massachusetts. According to our latest estimated trajectory, the fireball traveled in a southeast to northwest direction entering the atmosphere near Gratz, PA and terminating near Crosby on highway 46.

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 04, 2017, 03:31:49 PM
Yowbarb Note: Posting some excerpts from this article, and will post more later.
...
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/giant-asteroid-give-earth-very-close-shave-ncna797451?cid=par-weather_20170904&cid=par-weather-right-module

Giant Asteroid To Give Earth A Very Close Shave

2012 TC4 will fly by Earth on Oct. 12 at a distance of about 27,000 miles (43,500 kilometers), or about one-eighth the distance to the moon. Previous observations suggested the space rock might come to within 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometers), according to a statement from NASA. [Enormous  – Giant Asteroid to Give Earth a Very Close Shave – Aug.30.2017

Teams of scientists from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) that monitor the locations of near-Earth objects have been tracking asteroid 2012 TC4 with various instruments, including the ESA's Very Large Telescope Observatory. Those observations have made it possible to better predict when the asteroid will make its flyby of Earth, and just how close it will get to the planet. Observing close flybys like this also helps prepare teams to detect a near-Earth asteroid whose course might pose a threat to Earth. – Giant Asteroid to Give Earth a Very Close Shave – Aug.30.2017 https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/giant-asteroid-give-earth-very-close-shave-ncna797451?cid=par-weather_20170904&cid=par-weather-right-module?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_mc_170904 via NBC News

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/giant-asteroid-give-earth-very-close-shave-ncna797451?cid=par-weather_20170904&cid=par-weather-right-module?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_mc_170904 via NBC News
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 05, 2017, 03:03:08 AM
Large meteor fireball lights up night sky over British Columbia, Canada

https://www.sott.net/article/361123-Large-meteor-fireball-lights-up-night-sky-over-British-Columbia-Canada

If you were looking east at around 10:00 pm you might have caught a glimpse of what some people are calling a meteorite falling to the ground.

Tashia is in Nelson. She says she was tucking her son into bed before she saw the sky light up.

"We felt it. It was way more intense than thunder, but not quite like an earthquake. It rattled the windows."

Laureen was in Langley.

"It looked like a ball of fire. It was quite large. It came streaking through the sky and just kept going. I said 'that's going to hit something'."

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 05, 2017, 04:10:18 PM
In the next several months we should pay VERY close attention to large scale meteor impacts as the Planet-X debris field starts to impact with Earth ..

WSO - Meteors in Canada and Idaho! Beginning of Debris Field?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ5l496ffXk

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 09, 2017, 01:08:46 PM
The Earth is starting to interact with the Planet-D debris field, just as Marshall’s recent video interview talked about ..

Huge, unidentified fireball filmed over Krasnodar, Russia

https://www.rt.com/news/402633-russia-huge-fireball-video/

A mysterious fireball has been filmed in the dark evening skies over the city of Krasnodar in southern Russia.

The burning object can be seen plummeting towards residential buildings.

The fireball, which crossed the region's skies from south to north, was witnessed by "thousands of people in Krasnodar," regional daily KP Kuban wrote.

People in other cities in the region, including Anapa and Sochi, also claim to have seen a "huge flash" in the skies around 9:40pm local time, according to the newspaper.

Instead of northern lights in the southern skies, they were reportedly treated to the unidentified fireball, said to have left an incandescent trail before breaking into three parts and disappearing.

It remains unknown whether it touched the ground, KP reports, adding that there have been no reports of damage or casualties from local emergency services.

The nature of the fireball also remains a mystery (But we know here don't we!!). Head of a local observatory, Aleksandr Ivanov, told the daily he doubted the object was a meteorite, saying it looked more like a "signal rocket."

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on September 09, 2017, 07:15:10 PM
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(But we know here don't we!!)

 ;)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 14, 2017, 02:50:52 AM
Two bright meteor fireballs recorded over Spain on consecutive nights!

https://www.sott.net/article/361932-Two-bright-meteor-fireballs-recorded-over-Spain-on-
consecutive-nights

Two bright meteor fireballs were recorded over Spain on consecutive nights by the SMART Project framework.

The first meteor fireball was recorded on the night of 11 September 2017 at 1:26 local time (23:26 universal time on September 10) and began at a height of about 80 km and ended at an altitude of around 30 km. It was recorded by the SMART Project framework from the astronomical observatories of La Hita (Toledo, Spain), Sevilla and Huelva.

The second meteor fireball was recorded on the night of 12 September 2017 at 3:35 local time (1:35 universal time) and began at a height of about 84 km and ended at an altitude of around 31 km. It was recorded by the SMART Project framework from the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), La Hita (Toledo, Spain), Sevilla and Huelva.


Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 17, 2017, 04:35:04 AM

Very bright daytime meteor fireball explodes over Mauritius and Reunion Island

https://www.sott.net/article/362150-Very-bright-daytime-meteor-fireball-explodes-over-Mauritius-and-Reunion-Island

A very bright meteor fireball exploded over Mauritius and Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Thursday, September 14, 2017 around 18.00 pm local time.

A facebook report said, "I saw it was in Grand Bay. A meteor that enter Mauritius skies. A like a firework in full speed at about 6: 07 pm today." Some observers say the phenomenon was accompanied by a loud noise. After fragmenting the bolide left a smoky trail.

According to Thierry, a Reunion Island resident, "I saw a kind of ball passing in the sky, it lasted about 7 seconds, with a very straight trajectory ... It was multicolored in fact, it was a large ball of mauve color, blue , with a white, yellow streak." About four minutes after seeing this phenomenon, Thierry describes hearing an explosion before experiencing a tremor.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 17, 2017, 02:53:02 PM
The earth is clearly beginning to interact with the Planet-X debris field .. (Remember those old “duck and cover drills”..)  :-[ :-[

Large thundering meteor fireball explodes over La Reunion and Mauritius rattling houses and baffling residents

http://strangesounds.org/2017/09/large-thundering-meteor-fireball-rattles-reunion-mauritius-video-picture.html

What was this mysterious ball of fire flying in the sky over Mauritius and La Réunion East Africa on September 14, 2017.

The space bolide exploded in a loud boom before rattling houses and windows on many islands around.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 22, 2017, 02:41:52 AM
Another “close call” …

2017 SR2   2017-Sep-20   0.2 LD 17

http://spaceweather.com/

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 23, 2017, 02:24:35 AM

Fragmenting meteor fireball observed over the Netherlands

The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received over 400 reports about a fireball seen over the Netherlands as well as neighbouring Belgium, France and Germany (Grand Est, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Limburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Groningen, Gelderland, Vlaanderen, Zeeland, Zuid-Holland, Friesland, Flanders, Utrecht, England, Drenthe, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bruxelles, Overijssel, Niedersachsen, North Holland, Bayern, Flevoland and Île) on Thursday, September 21st 2017 around 19:01 UT.

From De Limburger, "Just after nine I saw a huge meteor above Heerlen," says Martijn Dassen. "A very fierce fireball that pulled a track behind. I did not hear any noise, but the sky lighted up. The fireball seemed to break in two before disappearing from my field of view behind the APG building.”

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 04, 2017, 07:38:53 PM
Video:
WSO - South Pole Being Pummeled by Meteors over 6000 in one day...is this Normal?   6:27    27,245 views

WSO
Published on Sep 27, 2017
SUBSCRIBED 67K

https://youtu.be/3avNURxhXPE

Somebody tell me if over 6,000 meteor detections on the South Pole is normal...https://wsolive.com we are putting up survival stuff now.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 05, 2017, 04:07:45 AM
Barb, There are also some justifiable suspicions that the wildfires covering the Western part of North America (including BC in Canada) have a similar origin.  You're doing the right thing to stock up. 

We're in an unusual drought here, and I'm hoping for a good rain soon for the above reason.  There was a small fireball that broke into 3 parts about half an hour north of here earlier this week.   None of our regions are immune to them, but it does seem that currently some locations are seeing more than others, for whatever reason.  That could all change at any time.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 05, 2017, 10:48:11 AM
Barb, There are also some justifiable suspicions that the wildfires covering the Western part of North America (including BC in Canada) have a similar origin.  You're doing the right thing to stock up. 

We're in an unusual drought here, and I'm hoping for a good rain soon for the above reason.  There was a small fireball that broke into 3 parts about half an hour north of here earlier this week.   None of our regions are immune to them, but it does seem that currently some locations are seeing more than others, for whatever reason.  That could all change at any time.
I agree with you, R.R.  that some of the many fires are the result of fireballs.
I could be far better prepared than I am. Trying.
Really appreciating your posts,
Barb Townsend
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 06, 2017, 12:30:04 AM
This is getting scary ..

Three meteor fireballs explode in the night sky over China

https://www.sott.net/article/363649-Three-meteor-fireballs-explode-in-the-night-sky-over-China

Residents observing the full moon in China yesterday were stunned to see three meteorites exploding in the night sky.

The giant fireballs were said to flash across the sky over Shangri-La County in Yunnan Province, south-west China.


An eyewitness told MailOnline that two of the meteorites were small and one was large. Together, they lit up the sky for around five seconds.

Various clips on the Chinese social media, including one posted by Sina, show one meteorite turning into a great ball of fire as it quickly moved across the sky.

A worker at the Desti Youth Park Hostel in Shangri-La said he and many guests at the hostel saw the burning rocks last night at around 8pm.

The worker said they were sitting in the backyard of the hostel observing the full moon to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional festival in China symbolised by the round, full moon.

Zhang Xingxiang, an expert from the Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, told China Central Television Station that the scene in the video looked like a bolide, which is a very bright meteor.

A local villager told the station that he heard a huge bang and felt the ground shaking. He said his pigs were so scared they ran out of the pigsty.

The explosion is said to have generated 0.54 kiloton of energy, the equivalent to detonating 540 tons of TNT.

Max

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 06, 2017, 05:14:18 AM
From your information Max, and from the films that we're seeing of plasma strikes, it seems that we're close to the time of needing to be prepared to stay near our safe locations.  From a standpoint of probabilities, there would appear to me to be less of a chance of having our retreat or home hit than of strikes occurring in a 360 degree radius from our safe spot - in other words, in all directions from us.

I agree that this is becoming scary, but also believe that the Creator's aware ones are sealed with a protective designation which perhaps is also visible to more advanced beings than we.  Anyone participating in this website could be expected to fall into that category.  In addition, the DNA upgrade in progress at the moment could aid our enhanced awareness of the dangers around us in deflecting it perhaps even subconsciously.

I personally am preparing to no longer travel to neighboring counties for supplies - will learn to do with less selection in shops on the farms of local Amish folk, and perhaps occasionally order something by mail that is needed, knowing that the day may come when delivery will be hindered.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 06, 2017, 08:46:06 PM
MadMax thanks for your recent posts about close approaches of asteroids.
Another close one coming up, October 12th. This object will be only 0.1 lunar distances from Earth,
2012 TC4
...
http://spaceweather.com/

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/   NEO Earth Close Approaches

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 07, 2017, 09:41:53 AM
Barb, Thanks for posting the chart. 

Here is map depicting how much of the country is currently affected by wildfires, presumably caused at least in part by fireballs.  The resulting smoke, of course, affects a larger portion of the country than shown on the map.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90smv0r_5wA

@ :17
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 07, 2017, 12:08:08 PM
Barb, Thanks for posting the chart. 

Here is map depicting how much of the country is currently affected by wildfires, presumably caused at least in part by fireballs.  The resulting smoke, of course, affects a larger portion of the country than shown on the map.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90smv0r_5wA

@ :17

Wondering if this is a record-breaking number of fires...if anyone finds stats on it, PLS post.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 07, 2017, 01:51:18 PM
Have been warning Amish neighbors, who are cut off from the Internet, to move their haystacks either indoors under a barn roof or at least away from their houses.  They typically store the larger round bales of hay outdoors on the ground.

(https://reesephoto.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/round-hay-bale-field2.jpg?w=549&h=366)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 08, 2017, 02:31:47 PM
Good thing this  wasn’t any bigger !!

South Carolina home hit by meteorite  :-[ :-[

https://www.sott.net/article/363791-South-Carolina-home-hit-by-meteorite

Clemson astrophysicists have visually confirmed that an unusual rock that hit a Pawley Island home and ended up in a yard is meteorite from outer space.

"I looked at my house and my windows, and everything looked fine, so I just walked right on by," Casselman said. "I didn't even pick it up."

The next day, Casselman's partner, Dennis Suszko, found a strange piece of rock in the front yard, and she remembered seeing a similar rock in the side yard.

"These were odd-looking rocks," Casselman said. "It wasn't like anything around it, and I jokingly said, 'We must've had a meteor shower last night.'"

As they looked for more pieces of rock, they noticed a chunk of shingles missing from the eaves of their roof.

"We're not positive, but we believe that's where the meteorite first struck before landing in the yard," Casselman said.


"But one that hits a house or some kind of populated place, that's a lot rarer," Brittain said. "That's what's so unusual about this. It's not so much that a meteor made it to the ground, it's that it made it to the ground by hitting somebody's house."

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 08, 2017, 03:11:31 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 09, 2017, 01:24:46 PM
:o

Did I mention on here, one of our former administrators, Lori had her Georgia house hit by a small meteorite. It punched a hole in one portion of their ceiling and went out another...  :o They went out the next day but could never find the fragment.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 09, 2017, 04:49:13 PM
Theorists Say Asteroid TC4 2012’s Skimming of Earth Signals The Apocalypse

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/theorists-say-asteroid-tc4-2012s-skimming-of-earth-signals-the-apocalypse_10092017


On Thursday, Asteroid 2012 TC4 will come close to earth, at 1/8 the distance of the moon. Although it’s close, scientists assure us that it won’t actually strike the Earth, but some theorists disagree.

Recently updated numbers show that the asteroid will come closer than previously thought. It will pass between the Moon and the Earth at a distance of just 4,200 miles from our planet.

A blog ran by poet Mel Brake says the passing of the asteroid will be a sign in the sky that Mother Mary is to return and the end of the world will begin. The website says that October will mark the 100 year anniversary of “Our Lady of Fatima,” signaling the apocalypse. “Our Lady Of Fatima” was a phenomenon in 1917, which began May and culminated in October with the “dancing of the sun.” It is said that three young Portuguese shepherds were visited by Mother May who provided them with visions of the apocalypse and on October 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima fulfilled her promise to the three children that she would give a sign for all the world to see. On that rainy day, the 50,000 – 70,00 people witnessed for about 10 -15 minutes what is called “The Dance of the Sun”. After “dancing” in the sky for many moments, the sun seemingly left its orbit and hurtled toward earth before returning to the heavens. And now a century later, some believe this asteroid is a sign in the sky that will spark the apocalypse.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 10, 2017, 08:09:30 AM
Quote from Barb:

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Did I mention on here, one of our former administrators, Lori had her Georgia house hit by a small meteorite. It punched a hole in one portion of their ceiling and went out another...  :o They went out the next day but could never find the fragment.

Barb, I may already have mentioned that we had a similar experience here back in February.  We had just completed getting a metal roof on the house the previous Friday, and that following Monday received a hard hit to the roof from something that we could never locate the remains of. 

Another blessing of putting the metal roof on was that when the solar panels were removed during the work, we discovered that squirrels had chewed the covering off of two cables that would have ignited the roof had they touched together.  Fortunately, this was corrected as soon as it was discovered, and of course the metal roof now is too slippery to allow squirrels to nest underneath the solar panels.  Readers who have solar panels and an asphalt or cedar shake roof may want to have the roof inspected periodically.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 11, 2017, 10:32:57 PM
Quote from Barb:

Quote
Did I mention on here, one of our former administrators, Lori had her Georgia house hit by a small meteorite. It punched a hole in one portion of their ceiling and went out another...  :o They went out the next day but could never find the fragment.

Barb, I may already have mentioned that we had a similar experience here back in February.  We had just completed getting a metal roof on the house the previous Friday, and that following Monday received a hard hit to the roof from something that we could never locate the remains of. 

Another blessing of putting the metal roof on was that when the solar panels were removed during the work, we discovered that squirrels had chewed the covering off of two cables that would have ignited the roof had they touched together.  Fortunately, this was corrected as soon as it was discovered, and of course the metal roof now is too slippery to allow squirrels to nest underneath the solar panels.  Readers who have solar panels and an asphalt or cedar shake roof may want to have the roof inspected periodically.

Wow RR - that is fortunate you decided to put a metal roof on your house, when you did.  :o
That is useful data - thanks.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 12, 2017, 03:33:02 PM
Man videos 'meteorite strike' in Cairns, Australia; loud explosion heard

https://www.sott.net/article/364137-Man-videos-meteorite-strike-in-Cairns-Australia-loud-explosion-heard

The city's "big bang" mystery continues to deepen with residents split on whether it was caused by a meteorite, gas bottle explosion, electrical transformer failure or sonic boom.

Beginning with the latter theory, a single FA-18 Hornet was heard flying loudly over Cairns on Sunday night, with a Department of Defence spokesman confirming it landed at Cairns Airport while carrying out a training exercise from RAAF Base Townsville.

But no jets were operating late on Saturday night when a god-almighty "explosion" was heard across the city.

As for the gas bottle theory — the most popular on social media — emergency services had no report of any such activity despite speculation it was the product of juvenile delinquents running rampant at Jensen St in Manoora.

The Cairns Post was called by an anonymous man trying to sell CCTV footage he swore showed a jolt of light shooting up a power pole and causing the ensuing aftershock.

"I'm sure this is the location of what caused that massive bang though," he said.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 12, 2017, 04:14:07 PM
Just wonder if there will come a point when the fireballs and debris showers are so dense that we'll need hard hats?

Public Service Reminder from the Chelyabinsk event: Never stare at a meteor or comet, as a terminal explosion could cause corneal damage, as it did to many in Russia.

From Wikipedia:

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Russian authorities stated that 1,491 people sought medical attention in Chelyabinsk blast within the first few days.[3] Health officials said 112 people had been hospitalised, with two in serious condition. A 52-year-old woman with a broken spine was flown to Moscow for treatment.[24] Most of the injured were hurt by the secondary blast effects of shattered, falling or blown-in glass.[24][71] The intense light from the meteor, momentarily 30 times brighter than the Sun,[47] also produced injuries, leading to over 180 cases of eye pain, and 70 people subsequently reported temporary flash blindness.[72] Twenty people reported ultraviolet burns similar to sunburn, possibly intensified by the presence of snow on the ground.[72] Vladimir Petrov, when meeting with scientists to assess the damage, reported that he sustained so much sunburn from the meteor that the skin flaked only days later.[73]

More about corneal sunburn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photokeratitis
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 13, 2017, 10:01:55 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onvzhsLK8Wc

Short minute long film of the immediate aftermath of the front end of a sturdy vehicle taken out by an exploding meteorite that appears to have left a 2' diameter fragment.  Glass is broken, camera explodes, front tire is flat, hole where vehicle front end used to be.

@ :48
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 13, 2017, 12:14:14 PM
WOW....great video thanks for sharing ..  ;D

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 19, 2017, 04:18:34 AM
Meteor explosion brightens southern Sri Lanka's skies!

https://www.sott.net/article/364811-Meteor-explosion-brightens-southern-Sri-Lankas-skies

Colombo University Physical Science Department Prof. Chandana Jayaratne confirmed that the bright light and sound which was heard from the Southern Province (SP) this evening was because of an explosion caused by a meteor.

"People who saw the asteroid entering our atmosphere at about 8.30p.m, saw different colour lights. Most of it was green and yellow due to its elements reacting to the heat," he said.

"The explosion could have caused damage, but fortunately it broke into small pieces.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 21, 2017, 11:34:00 AM
The mystery boom that shook northeast British Columbia was probably a fireball says astronomer!!

https://www.sott.net/article/364972-The-mystery-boom-that-shook-northeast-British-Columbia-was-probably-a-fireball-says-astronomer

The source of a loud bang followed by shaking in northeast B.C., that caused confusion for residents, was likely a meteor shooting through the sky, says a B.C. astronomer.

"It's entirely consistent with it being a large fireball," said Ken Tapping, a National Research Council of Canada astronomer.

Residents who experienced the event said it sounded like the object was just outside their homes.

"It was like when a shotgun goes off and you're right beside it," said Donna Taylor of Charlie Lake, a small community northwest of Fort St. John, who was in her home when she heard the noise around 11 pm Wednesday night.

"I thought somebody threw something against my place or ran into it, because all the windows shook."

Jessica Krupp was in bed when the noise woke her up. "It sounded like a fuse blew or something electrical kind of snapped or crackled," she said. "Like an explosion almost.I thought a truck blew up or something.”

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 21, 2017, 11:37:46 AM
Bus-sized Asteroid heading for Earth after string of near-miss encounters!

https://www.sott.net/article/365034-Bus-sized-Asteroid-heading-for-Earth-after-string-of-near-miss-encounters

The newly-discovered space rock - named Asteroid 2017 TD6 - is expected to zoom past our planet at around at around 7.53pm.

Last week another asteroid made a close shave with Earth, as it soared past at a distance of just 27,000 miles above the surface.

And experts have warned a second bus-sized asteroid will zoom past our planet again today at half the distance between the Earth and the moon.

But thankfully, experts predict there is no threat of it hitting out planet.

The asteroid was discovered by the Pan-STARRS survey in Hawaii last Wednesday.

After today's near-miss, 2017 TD6 will then pass by the moon tomorrow at 6.06am.

Its next pass with Earth is predicted to be on May 29 2018.

While 2017 TD6 is expected to miss our planet, if it did hit Earth, experts believe it would be worst than the impact of the 59ft asteroid that hit the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia in 2013.

That particular blast injured around 1,500 people, and damaged over 7,000 buildings.

The passing comes just a week after asteroid 2012 TC4 flew by at just one-eighth of the distance between Earth and the moon.

Max
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 24, 2017, 02:55:56 AM
Unidentified object, possibly a meteorite, crashes down near St. John's, Canada

https://www.sott.net/article/365253-Unidentified-object-possibly-a-meteorite-crashes-down-near-
St-Johns-Canada


Andrew Wilkins was eating dinner at a downtown St. John's pub, looking out over the city's iconic harbour, when a flash of green light caught his attention.

"The whole sky just lit up," he said. "It was coming in on a 45 degree angle, coming down to the right."

Wilkins stopped eating and stared as the moving ball of light crashed down on the opposite side of the harbour, towards the largely uninhabited Southside Hills area.

He paused to determine if he could hear a crash, but the noisy chatter of the busy pub prevented him from hearing any sound the flash of light may have made.

"It was like a big green ball of fire, is what it looked like. At first I thought, 'Wow, geez, that's a really bright firework,' but fireworks don't shoot downwards.”

"It was pretty wild. I've seen meteor showers and stuff before, but I've never seen something so bright make it so close to earth ... This looked like it may have actually made contact with earth.”

Max.




Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 26, 2017, 04:08:39 PM
Meteor Impacts??

Mystery booms heard in North Carolina, Michigan and Queensland

https://www.sott.net/article/365497-Mystery-booms-heard-in-North-Carolina-Michigan-and-Queensland

Mystery booms seem to be occurring with increasing frequency lately, with booms being heard just this week in North Carolinaand Michigan. In both cases, authorities have been left baffled by what might be behind these earth-shaking noises which seem to emanate from the sky itself. This unexplained phenomenon is host to a wide variety of explanations including gas escaping vents deep within the Earth, anomalous meteorological events, sonic booms from tests of secret military aircraft, UFOs of course, and meteorites exploding in the atmosphere. While most of these eerie thunderous noises go unexplained, a recent mystery boom in Australia might have a simple, cosmic - and terrifying - explanation.

Death from above.

The boom was heard by residents throughout the Cairns region of Queensland, Australia marking the second time in two months that southern Australia has been rocked by anomalous explosions in the sky. The boom occurred around 10:30 pm on Saturday, October 7th and was reportedly so loud that it shook houses in the area.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 27, 2017, 03:23:11 AM
Planet X: The Meteorites Have Begun!

http://beforeitsnews.com/paranormal/2017/10/planet-x-the-meteorites-have-begun-video-2529255.html

The Nibiru cataclysm is a supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object (either a collision or a near-miss) which certain groups believe will take place in the early 21st century. Believers in this doomsday event usually refer to this object as Planet X or Nibiru.

The idea that a planet-sized object will collide with or closely pass by Earth in the near future is not supported by any scientific evidence and has been rejected by astronomers and planetary scientists as pseudoscience and an Internet hoax.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 01, 2017, 02:29:42 PM
Earth-grazing meteor fireball with radio reflections caught over New Mexico!!

https://www.sott.net/article/366178-Earth-grazing-meteor-fireball-with-radio-reflections-caught-over-New-Mexico

On October 25th 3:42am MDT (09:42 UT), amateur radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft caught an Earth-grazer Fireball over his personal observatory "Heliotown" in Lamy, New Mexico. Earth-grazing fireballs are a bright meteors that enter Earth's atmosphere at a very shallow angle and skim along the top of the atmosphere. Some actually re-enter space.

Ashcraft combines all-sky video camera observations with a forward-scatter radar array that is tuned to the plasma and ionization produced by meteors (Channel A 76.309 MHz CW - Channel B 54.309 MHz CW).

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 01, 2017, 05:38:58 PM
Wow, I didn't know it was possible for a meteor to avoid our gravitational pull once it had entered our atmosphere - that's amazing! :)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on November 01, 2017, 06:10:11 PM
Wow, I didn't know it was possible for a meteor to avoid our gravitational pull once it had entered our atmosphere - that's amazing! :)
I remember in the early days of space exploration when NASA officials would be narrating the experiences of whoever was "up there" at the time, and then when it would be time for re-entry, they would warn the audience that if the angle of re-entry was not correct, the astronauts could just "bounce" off the atmosphere, sort of skimming it, and then back out into space, presumably to be forever lost in space.  .

Seems like that's what happened to this meteor.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 17, 2017, 02:47:02 PM
Arctic Meteor Turns Night Into Day!

https://www.sott.net/article/368137-Arctic-Meteor-Turns-Night-Into-Day


On the evening of Nov. 16th, aurora tour guide Tony Bateman of northern Finland was indoors, warming up between auroras, when his surroundings began to vibrate. "There was a huge bang and the cottage shook violently," he reports. "At first I thought it was an earthquake. Or maybe a tree fell on the cottage roof! I walked outside and inspected the trees. Everything looked okay." A quick replay of his aurora webcam solved the mystery. "It was an incredible meteor," he says.

Every day, Earth is peppered with sporadic meteors from a diffuse swarm filling the inner solar system. NASA statistics show that sporadic fireballs as bright as Venus appear somewhere on Earth more than 100 times daily. Fireballs as bright as a quarter Moon occur once every ten days, and fireballs as bright as a full Moon once every few months or so. The Arctic fireball of Nov. 16th belongs in the rarest of those three categories--a lucky catch, indeed.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 20, 2017, 05:29:44 PM
This is quite remarkable !

First interstellar asteroid recorded 'Oumuamua is like nothing observed before!!

https://www.sott.net/article/368501-First-interstellar-asteroid-recorded-Oumuamua-is-like-nothing-observed-before

For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object.

On 19 October 2017, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii picked up a faint point of light moving across the sky. It initially looked like a typical fast-moving small asteroid, but additional observations over the next couple of days allowed its orbit to be computed fairly accurately. The orbit calculations revealed beyond any doubt that this body did not originate from inside the Solar System, like all other asteroids or comets ever observed, but instead had come from interstellar space. Although originally classified as a comet, observations from ESO and elsewhere revealed no signs of cometary activity after it passed closest to the Sun in September 2017. The object was reclassified as an interstellar asteroid and named 1I/2017 U1 ('Oumuamua).

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 22, 2017, 03:35:32 AM
What’s Going on in Tennessee? Mysterious Seismograph Energy Detected! Meteor Bright as 100 Moons and a Football Field-Sized Asteroid Approaching Earth

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2017/11/whats-going-on-in-tennessee-mysterious-seismograph-energy-detected-plus-football-field-sized-asteroid-approaching-earth-videos-3573597.html

A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was “the glow of 100 full moons” and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. And yet ANOTHER large fireball spotted by 100′s of citizens in Southern California. (11/18/2017) Also Two Tennessee seismographs are displaying very odd energy signatures that are not consistent with earthquake energy.

PLUS

Update on the football field size asteroid approaching earth. A big asteroid (2017 VT14) has just recently been discovered and it has Earth in its sights for a December “close encounter”. It is currently a “Condition Code 9″! Also, in this video we look at how the energy from the 6.3 China earthquake strangely traveled through the earth. We take a close look at some seismograph anomalies.
Mysterious energy appearing on Tennessee seismographs – MAJOR fireball over So Cal!

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 22, 2017, 08:28:39 AM
Fascinating Max.  I too have been noticing the odd crochet pattern on some of the heliplots, and didn't know what to make of it.  Any speculation on what the "possibly man-made fireballs" over the Pacific Ocean might be, if not natural?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 23, 2017, 04:57:23 PM
Aliens or simply a meteor? Fireball footage captured by an astronaut on the ISS sparks claims Nasa is hiding evidence of ET ..  8)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5099653/Another-UFO-spotted-International-Space-Station.html

Nasa has once again been accused of covering up the existence of alien life, after an astronaut captured footage of a UFO.

The mysterious object was spotted entering Earth's atmosphere by one of the crew of the International Space Station.

Despite assurances from the space agency that it is just a meteor, conspiracy theorists remain convinced that it is evidence of extra terrestrials. 

Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli shot the clip, which shows a fiery ball of light racing towards the Earth's atmosphere.

The ISS crew member believes that the object could be space debris, but both the space agency and alien enthusiasts have rejected this explanation.


Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 24, 2017, 09:31:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTTTSCrFzPA

@ 26:20, report of child playing in his driveway in Florida being struck by meteorite.  Parents found the debris and had it analyzed and confirmed as a meteorite.  Narrator says this is rare, but perhaps it's time to tighten up our vigils?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 24, 2017, 12:34:33 PM
Loud boom rocks several neighborhoods northeast of Denver, Colorado, wild theories abound

https://www.sott.net/article/368909-Loud-boom-rocks-several-neighborhoods-northeast-of-Denver-Colorado-wild-theories-abound

Curiosity continues to swirl among residents of Brighton and Lochbuie after a loud boom rocked several neighborhoods just northeast of Denver Monday night.

"One boom. "BOOM!" And then the vibration," one Lochbuie resident told CBS4 reporter Karen Morfitt.

"It stood out and definitely made me wonder what it was," said another resident.

Cecilia Ruybal thought crooks had targeted her home, possibly crashing into her garage.

Research So Far

Here is a list of what we've done so far to try and determine what caused the loud noise.
called Buckley Air Force Base to see if military jets caused it - they told us that all missions on Monday were over as of 8:08 p.m.
called U.S. Northern Command - they tell us no military jets were in the area at the time
called the United States Geological Survey in Golden to see if there were any earthquakes recorded - they checked all area seismographs and found only what is called 'noise' that lasted roughly 10 minutes on an instrument located at Rocky Flats, roughly 10 miles from where the boom was heard
A scientist with USGS told me that the 'noise' recorded on the nearby seismograph could be completely unrelated, possibly something as simple as a freight train passing by. He did say that typically in a situation involving a sonic boom a seismograph will show a distinct spike over a short duration, similar to the boom recorded in Alabama on Nov. 14.

The graphics below show the seismograph from near Denver on Monday night and the one from central Alabama earlier this month.

A sound graph from the USGS Lakeview Retreat near Centreville, Ala., shows a loud boom heard over Alabama at about 1:39 p.m. CST on Nov. 14. The cause of the boom is still unknown (PX??).

Max

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 26, 2017, 03:06:23 PM
Things are really starting to heat up ..

Two large meteor fireballs blaze over southern England, dozens of people report hearing a deafening boom!!

https://www.sott.net/article/369155-Two-large-meteor-fireballs-blaze-over-southern-England-dozens-of-people-report-hearing-a-deafening-boom

Two huge fireballs were widely seen across the country as they blazed across the skies this weekend.

Dozens of skywatchers reported spotting the first meteor which flew over England, Wales and northern France shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Several even said they heard rumbling and 'multiple booms lasting 2-3 seconds' as the object passed overhead although others said it was silent.

Experts classified it as a bolide, which is the term used when a meteor causes a flash as bright as the moon.

Footage of the fireball, filmed in Wilcot, Wiltshire, shows a bright dot rapidly getting bigger as it travels across the sky.

It culminates in a huge flash of light before quickly reducing in size until it disappears.

Another meteor was seen flying across the same region six hours later with some witnesses reporting that it appeared to break up in the sky.

UK Meteor Observation Network member Richard Fleet said the first fireball was the second brightest the country had seen in three years.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 26, 2017, 03:10:14 PM
Mysterious fireball with burning sparks falling off filmed blazing across sky in Saskatchewan, Canada!!

https://www.sott.net/article/369120-Mysterious-fireball-with-burning-sparks-falling-off-filmed-blazing-across-sky-in-Saskatchewan-Canada

A mysterious fireball spotted blazing across the night sky with burning sparks falling off it has left locals baffled.

Incredible footage of the bright light was captured after it was seen across several locations in Saskatchewan and Alberta in Canada last night.

Videos shared on social media shows the unidentified object glowing against the pitch black sky.

Dallas Bitternose was outside his house in Saskatchewan when he noticed the mystery blaze coming from the west before midnight.

He initially thought it could be a satellite or a plane coming down, sparking as it dropped. A mysterious fireball spotted blazing across the night sky with burning sparks falling off it has left locals baffled.

Incredible footage of the bright light was captured after it was seen across several locations in Saskatchewan and Alberta in Canada last night.

Videos shared on social media shows the unidentified object glowing against the pitch black sky.

Dallas Bitternose was outside his house in Saskatchewan when he noticed the mystery blaze coming from the west before midnight.

He initially thought it could be a satellite or a plane coming down, sparking as it dropped.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 27, 2017, 02:29:50 AM
Very soon people will wish they were underground ..

Blazing 'fireballs' shoot across the sky in southern England before 'falling to earth' as dozens of people report hearing a deafening boom

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5118603/Britons-report-blazing-fireballs-shooting-sky.html?ITO=applenews

Dozens of skywatchers reported spotting the meteors on Saturday morning
The first appeared just after midnight while the second appeared six hours later
Footage shows the first fireball lighting up the sky as it increases in size

Two huge fireballs were widely seen across the country as they blazed across the skies this weekend.

Dozens of skywatchers reported spotting the first meteor which flew over England, Wales and northern France shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Several even said they heard rumbling and 'multiple booms lasting 2-3 seconds' as the object passed overhead although others said it was silent.

Mysterious fireball seen blazing in the sky in south of England

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 28, 2017, 03:02:23 AM
 large fluorescent green trail above France

https://www.sott.net/article/369281-A-large-fluorescent-green-trail-above-France

- Yesterday morning at the Herbiers in the Vendée, at around 8:45 a. m., I saw a great green fluorescent train located North-West, going from the North and going down to the West, it only lasted a fraction of a second... It looked like a fireworks trail, but very high in the sky and almost parallel to the horizon line...

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 28, 2017, 06:12:34 AM
Max, If you or anyone can think of more ways to fire-proof the outdoors around our homes, please share!  Have thought of metal roofing, quick-connect garden hoses, keeping leaves raked, patrolling the woods...more ideas?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 29, 2017, 02:27:54 PM
Time to head underground ..

Two large meteor fireballs blaze over southern England, dozens of people report hearing a deafening boom!

https://www.sott.net/article/369155-Two-large-meteor-fireballs-blaze-over-southern-England-dozens-of-people-report-hearing-a-deafening-boom-UPDATE

Two huge fireballs were widely seen across the country as they blazed across the skies this weekend.

Dozens of skywatchers reported spotting the first meteor which flew over England, Wales and northern France shortly after midnight on Saturday.

Several even said they heard rumbling and 'multiple booms lasting 2-3 seconds' as the object passed overhead although others said it was silent.

Experts classified it as a bolide, which is the term used when a meteor causes a flash as bright as the moon.

Footage of the fireball, filmed in Wilcot, Wiltshire, shows a bright dot rapidly getting bigger as it travels across the sky.

It culminates in a huge flash of light before quickly reducing in size until it disappears.

Another meteor was seen flying across the same region six hours later with some witnesses reporting that it appeared to break up in the sky.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 29, 2017, 05:33:19 PM
One of the lessons from the Chelyabinsk bolide was not to gaze at a meteor, as a number of the villagers were blinded for several weeks afterward.  Hopefully those near the U.K. explosion didn't suffer any lasting effects.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 29, 2017, 06:08:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmvsJxF30RU

@ 8:18, Google Translator translates title as meaning that both red and green plasma strikes are accompanying (or preceding) earthquakes and wildfires.  This film segment shows plasma strikes in rapid succession.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on November 29, 2017, 06:33:18 PM
Max, If you or anyone can think of more ways to fire-proof the outdoors around our homes, please share!  Have thought of metal roofing, quick-connect garden hoses, keeping leaves raked, patrolling the woods...more ideas?
This topic has been on my mind a LOT for the past year or so.  Because of meteorites, asteroidites, bolides, "dust", and debris, it doesn't take a lot of deep thought to imagine many frame buildings would burn to the ground if they are not protected during such a flyby as PX. 

As you mention, metal roofing.  There is the old-fashioned "tin roofing" which may actually be tin or mostly tin, as it seems different from aluminum flashing, and different from steel roofing, and different from the newer "tin roofing".  I've had this thought of starting to gather up all the old sheets of tin roofing from previous farm owners, then attach them at the top of the exterior wall, just under the eaves.  It would not win any beauty contest, but could buffer the blows from a rain of debris.

Then there are those "cement boards" that are very thin, maybe 1/8", and the size of plywood at 4'X8'.  Those would serve the same purpose, but have to be bought, whereas many old farms have piles of old, used tin roofing panels.  The downside to cement board is that it might break easily.

Then there is hardware cloth with the smallest openings, for example 1/4" or 1/2", which could buffer the strike by a lot of objects, but depending on the object size, the hardware cloth might dent too deeply, allowing contact to the combustible exterior walls.

Aluminum flashing would be helpful, but is hard to work with, as it seems to have a mind of its own, re bending.

Last but not least, we learned this from working with an elderly relative with dementia--Depends (for incontinence) do not burn.  In fact, we tried with no luck, as they just sort of shrivel and condense when exposed to direct fire, but they do not combust.  But tacking hundreds of Depends on one's house might not appeal to anyone, including neighbors,  plus there may be some ordinance against it--public nuisance?

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 29, 2017, 06:36:14 PM
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Last but not least, we learned this from working with an elderly relative with dementia--Depends (for incontinence) do not burn.  In fact, we tried with no luck, as they just sort of shrivel and condense when exposed to direct fire, but they do not combust.  But tacking hundreds of Depends on one's house might not appeal to anyone, including neighbors,  plus there may be some ordinance against it--public nuisance?

That's a very unexpected use of them Ilinda!  :)

I seem to remember from the boys' infancy that disposable diapers can explode when saturated (we used to let them go wading in a diaper) - would intermittent rain be an issue?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on November 30, 2017, 04:40:35 PM
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Last but not least, we learned this from working with an elderly relative with dementia--Depends (for incontinence) do not burn.  In fact, we tried with no luck, as they just sort of shrivel and condense when exposed to direct fire, but they do not combust.  But tacking hundreds of Depends on one's house might not appeal to anyone, including neighbors,  plus there may be some ordinance against it--public nuisance?

That's a very unexpected use of them Ilinda!  :)

I seem to remember from the boys' infancy that disposable diapers can explode when saturated (we used to let them go wading in a diaper) - would intermittent rain be an issue?
Then there's your fire-starter!   ;D

Not sure what the rain would do as long as they are tacked along their top edge.  Maybe just dry out.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 30, 2017, 06:36:40 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 03, 2017, 07:55:48 AM
‘R.R’ did you hear  this??

Bright meteor fireball explodes over Pennsylvania, sonic boom reported

https://www.sott.net/article/369931-Bright-meteor-fireball-explodes-over-Pennsylvania-sonic-boom-reported-VIDEOS

If you were looking up at the sky at 3 a.m. Saturday, you may have seen a bright flash of light.

It turns out the flash was the result of a fireball meteor.

WGAL reports the fireball meteor was seen over most of the northeastern part of the country. Fireball meteors are brighter than normal meteors, and usually end with a flash as they disintegrate in the atmosphere.

Numerous photos and videos have made their rounds on social media.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 03, 2017, 09:06:37 AM
Wow Max.  I looked at the AMS reports, and there were complaints of eye pain by some who reported - more reason for us not to stare, though they are amazing to look at!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 05, 2017, 06:28:53 AM
There have been several films of cars on fire in parking lots attributed to plasma strikes recently.  This one is so disturbing, that I won't post an image (for those with a strong stomach):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsRgGbUmGuU
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 05, 2017, 02:49:18 PM
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Last but not least, we learned this from working with an elderly relative with dementia--Depends (for incontinence) do not burn.  In fact, we tried with no luck, as they just sort of shrivel and condense when exposed to direct fire, but they do not combust.  But tacking hundreds of Depends on one's house might not appeal to anyone, including neighbors,  plus there may be some ordinance against it--public nuisance?

That's a very unexpected use of them Ilinda!  :)

I seem to remember from the boys' infancy that disposable diapers can explode when saturated (we used to let them go wading in a diaper) - would intermittent rain be an issue?
Then there's your fire-starter!   ;D

Not sure what the rain would do as long as they are tacked along their top edge.  Maybe just dry out.

I think U could be right, a meteorite could be "the firestarters."
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 06, 2017, 02:49:40 AM
Max, If you or anyone can think of more ways to fire-proof the outdoors around our homes, please share!  Have thought of metal roofing, quick-connect garden hoses, keeping leaves raked, patrolling the woods...more ideas?

Last but not least, we learned this from working with an elderly relative with dementia--Depends (for incontinence) do not burn.  In fact, we tried with no luck, as they just sort of shrivel and condense when exposed to direct fire, but they do not combust.  But tacking hundreds of Depends on one's house might not appeal to anyone, including neighbors,  plus there may be some ordinance against it--public nuisance?

ilinda - this Depends idea is worth remembering.
How would it work if it they were tightly crumpled up and cemented or glued on, then covered up? Could be fireproof paint or some other covering...

This video is about fireproof paint https://youtu.be/AEG5C55UqUo

Wonder if better to glue on crumpled up Depends then paint with fireproof paint?


 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 06, 2017, 03:21:41 PM
NASA confirms more than 60 reports of meteor fireball across Florida skies

https://www.sott.net/article/370441-NASA-confirms-more-than-60-reports-of-meteor-fireball-across-Florida-skies

NASA confirms at least 60 reports of a fireball seen across Florida skies on Tuesday evening, just after the sun set.

Video captured on dash cam video shows the fireball falling near Little Road and 54 around 6:30 Tuesday.

A Riverview family also caught video of the fireball on their security camera outside their house.

The American Meteor Society, a non-profit scientific organization had at least 55 reports across Florida too.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on December 06, 2017, 04:28:00 PM
Max, If you or anyone can think of more ways to fire-proof the outdoors around our homes, please share!  Have thought of metal roofing, quick-connect garden hoses, keeping leaves raked, patrolling the woods...more ideas?

Last but not least, we learned this from working with an elderly relative with dementia--Depends (for incontinence) do not burn.  In fact, we tried with no luck, as they just sort of shrivel and condense when exposed to direct fire, but they do not combust.  But tacking hundreds of Depends on one's house might not appeal to anyone, including neighbors,  plus there may be some ordinance against it--public nuisance?

ilinda - this Depends idea is worth remembering.
How would it work if it they were tightly crumpled up and cemented or glued on, then covered up? Could be fireproof paint or some other covering...

This video is about fireproof paint https://youtu.be/AEG5C55UqUo

Wonder if better to glue on crumpled up Depends then paint with fireproof paint?
Probably depends (pun intended) on whether the glue is fireproof.  If I were considering this, I might use the fireproof paint first, then glue on the Depends, then cross my fingers. It even makes one wonder if the factory where they are made has as a starting material, huge sheets or rolls, that are then cut.  I'd probably investigate whether Depends material can be bought prior to it being made into the diaper-things.

Also, I'd probably buy another one off the shelf, just to make sure the formulation has not changed over the years.  If they had large sheets, perhaps 8' X 10' or 20' X 40', wouldn't that be cool to cover an exterior wall?  In fact, if seriously contemplating this, I'd set up two experiments:  one wall section with glued-on, crumpled Depends, covered by a coat of fireproof paint, and another with fireproof paint on first, then glued-on Depends on top layer.

Make sure your experimental areas are something that can be sacrificed, then try a match, or if that doesn't work, maybe a blow torch.  Really see what a fire will do, as that's the only way to know.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 09, 2017, 09:42:40 AM
Half-minute film taken Thursday of various colored plasma strikes over San Antonio, Texas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gEQssOc2No
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 13, 2017, 02:26:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWRoZZC4Tuw

Not sure if this 50 second video may depict meteorite damage to the roof of a home.  Homeowner says he was told by the authorities that it may have been caused by ice falling off of a plane flying overhead...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 13, 2017, 03:58:29 PM
Wow... glad no one was hurt ..


Out of this world: ISS astronaut captures stunning images of meteorite above Mexico

https://www.sott.net/article/370749-Out-of-this-world-ISS-astronaut-captures-stunning-images-of-meteorite-above-Mexico-VIDEO


The moment a shooting star rocketed over the coast of Mexico has been captured from a vantage point so unique that one could say it's simply out of this world.

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik filmed the streak of burning rock from the orbiting space lab of the International Space Station (ISS) Friday.

Bresnik, a member of NASA Expedition Crew 52/53 which has been aboard the ISS since June, was filming a timelapse video of the Earth when the phenomenon occurred right before his very eyes.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 13, 2017, 11:48:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWRoZZC4Tuw

Not sure if this 50 second video may depict meteorite damage to the roof of a home.  Homeowner says he was told by the authorities that it may have been caused by ice falling off of a plane flying overhead...

Yeah, they were lucky no one was hurt.
That kind of damage could have been giant hail from way up high, or ice from a plane or a meteorite...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 14, 2017, 04:51:10 AM
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one could say it's simply out of this world.
  ;)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 15, 2017, 02:55:00 PM
Loud explosion shakes houses as suspected meteorite hits Thunder Bay, Ontario

https://www.sott.net/article/371318-Loud-explosion-shakes-houses-as-suspected-meteorite-hits-Thunder-Bay-Ontario

Object spotted by officers Wednesday night, but now police, investigating expert can't find it

A loud explosion that shook houses in a semi-rural part of Thunder Bay, Ont., Wednesday evening may have been caused by a meteorite that landed on the outskirts of the northwestern Ontario city, according to local police.

Patrol officers were dispatched to the area of Highway 61 and Mount Forest Boulevard Wednesday around 11 p.m., to investigate, police said in a written release.

They were called by area resident Linda Pohole, who lives near the Mount Forest subdivision. She said she heard an explosion.
"I called it in thinking that something happened in Mount Forest, and maybe a house exploded," she said. "It was that loud, and my son said he felt the house vibrate."

Police searched the area and found a large, round hole in the snow on the side of the Highway 61, in the area of Mount Forest Boulevard. There were no footprints or vehicle tire tracks in the vicinity.

Max.
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Post by: MadMax on December 18, 2017, 02:33:52 AM
Fragmenting meteor fireball captured over Russia's Sochi

https://www.sott.net/article/371614-Fragmenting-meteor-fireball-captured-over-Russias-Sochi-VIDEO

A sparkling bolide that lit up the sky over Russia's Sochi on Friday, Alexander Ivanov, head of the Kuban University laboratory of astrophysics, told RIA Novosti in an interview.

Internet users speculated over violent clapping sounds supposedly accompanying the fireball. Some cited a hissing sound as an unidentified object flew past the location; others remarked they saw merely a flash of light.

On December 4-17 the Geminid meteor shower was expected to approach Earth, peaking on December 13-15, Ivanov was cited as saying.

Mysterious booms are increasing dramatically all over the planet, which may be indicative of space rock fragments exploding in the atmosphere. Meteorites have been recorded recently over Canada, South Africa and the US.

Even NASA's own space data supports citizens' recent observations, namely the inconvenient fact that meteor fireballs are increasing dramatically. (Wonder why now??)

Max.
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Post by: MadMax on December 21, 2017, 01:06:57 AM
Loud, house-shaking boom heard around Bakersfield, California

https://www.sott.net/article/371841-Loud-house-shaking-boom-heard-around-Bakersfield-California

This is a strange one.

At around 5AM this morning, something startled Holly Olsen as she lay in bed in her east Bakersfield home.

Not a gunshot, nor a firework.

"It was more like a 'krplow' noise," Olsen explained.

Calls and messages flooded into our newsroom.

"It sounded like a bomb going off, but not nearby," Olsen continued.

First responders heard the same around 5:09 or so.

Not one said it had any record of a boom or an explosion from a training or a transformer or a pump jack.

Rocky Reyes lives on Niles and Fairfax, and was frightened when he heard the boom.

"Something's going on and nobody knows what it is and it's gonna be exposed soon because it's happening everywhere.

But until then, the mystery continues.

Max.
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Post by: MadMax on December 22, 2017, 02:30:47 AM
Bright meteor fireball explodes over southern Norway

https://www.sott.net/article/371993-Bright-meteor-fireball-explodes-over-southern-Norway

Norwegian meteor fireball on December 18, 2017
On December 18, 2017, at 16:37:07 UT, a bright meteor fireball lit up the southern regions of Norway. The event was registered by cameras of the Norwegian Meteor Network on a partially cloudy sky.

Ørjan Solheim:
"Saw an insane powerful flash of light in Rosendal. The whole valley and the mountains lighted up. A lot of times stronger than lightning. Lasted longer and was smoother than lightning. Stopped the car and went out, but could hear no sound.”

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on December 24, 2017, 03:03:37 PM
(Note: this article was more like two related articles crammed together.  Considering the content, it's OK.)

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/arecibo-monitoring-potentially-hazardous-near-185900097.html
"Arecibo is monitoring potentially hazardous near-earth asteroid"
Science

 Rob LeFebvre,Engadget Sat, Dec 23 12:59 PM CST

The iconic Arecibo radio telescope has faced quite a few challenges over the last ten years, including budget cuts, a funding crisis and damage from Hurricane Maria.
The iconic Arecibo radio telescope has faced quite a few challenges over the last ten years, including budget cuts, a funding crisis and damage from Hurricane Maria. While it may not be the largest radio telescope in the world anymore (that honor belongs to Russia's RATAN-600), Puerto Rico's device is still an important asset for detecting dangers to our planet. It's good news, then, that the telescope is up and running again to be able to check out near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon.
3200 Phaethon is thought to be the parent body for the Geminid meteor shower, which gave a pretty fantastic show recently mid-December. According to the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Arecibo's radar images of the asteroid show its spherical shape and a several-hundred-meters large concave area, as well as a "conspicuous dark, circular feature near one of the poles." The second-largest near-earth asteroid looks to be about 3.6 miles in diameter, which classifies it as potentially hazardous.
"These new observations of Phaethon show it may be similar in shape to asteroid Bennu, the target of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, but 10 times larger," Arecibo's Dr. Patrick Taylor said in a statement. "The dark feature could be a crater or some other topographic depression that did not reflect the radar beam back at us."


Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Phaethon Larger Than Thought

Business Standard India Fri, Dec 22 11:00 PM CST
Classified as "potentially hazardous", the near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon has a diameter of about six kilometres -- roughly one kilometre larger than previous estimates, new radar images obtained by the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico suggest. The radar images obtained during the asteroid's close approach to Earth in December are the highest-resolution images of the object to date, NASA said on Friday. Near-Earth objects are classified as potentially hazardous asteroids based on their size and how closely they can approach Earth's orbit. Observations of Phaethon were conducted at Arecibo from December 15 through 19. At time of closest approach on December 16, the asteroid was about 10.3 ...
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Post by: R.R. Book on December 24, 2017, 06:15:58 PM
 :o

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...images of the asteroid show its spherical shape and a several-hundred-meters large concave area, as well as a "conspicuous dark, circular feature near one of the poles."

Does this sound like an asteroid description to you? Not sure what to make of it...  :-X
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 24, 2017, 06:27:23 PM
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"Something's going on and nobody knows what it is and it's gonna be exposed soon because it's happening everywhere.

Max, Thanks for posting those news articles!  :)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on December 25, 2017, 12:42:19 PM
:o

Quote
...images of the asteroid show its spherical shape and a several-hundred-meters large concave area, as well as a "conspicuous dark, circular feature near one of the poles."

Does this sound like an asteroid description to you? Not sure what to make of it...  :-X
Makes one think of something manufactured....
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 27, 2017, 03:51:56 AM
Meteor fireball explodes over Crimea

https://www.sott.net/article/372287-Meteor-fireball-explodes-over-Crimea

A powerful explosion occurred in the sky over the city of Simferopol, the Crimea, on December 26. The origin of the explosion remains unknown; EMERCOM officials are trying to look into circumstances.

Local residents have posted a few photos taken in first minutes after the explosion. The photos depict a white trail in the sky, which usually remains behind a flying plane, but it is not straight.

Some people assumed that the explosion could be related to fighter aircraft and their aerobatic stunts.

Interestingly, many residents of Simferopol heard a similar explosion in the area of the village of Kamenka. Residents of Sudak and Belogorsk heard the explosion too.

A source at air traffic control circles confirmed that there were no incidents with aircraft in the Crimea. The powerful explosion in the sky over Simferopol was a meteorite.

"Residents of Simferopol witnessed an unusual phenomenon. They say that something fell from the sky. The explosion was so strong it knocked people down, and there was a strange trace left in the sky," bloggers wrote.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 31, 2017, 05:46:42 PM
Burning craters on both sides of a busy divided street in Egypt - not sure if caused by fireballs or by plasma strikes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4UQdURP2Kk

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 04, 2018, 01:05:40 PM
RR and MadMax, interesting posts!
Thank You.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 08, 2018, 08:42:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImgVhthGaf4

@ :10

Meteors over a Wells Fargo Bank.

(It was helpful to learn the distinction between fireballs and meteors in Marshall's post this a.m.)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 09, 2018, 03:38:46 PM
Very bright bolide turns night into day over vast area of Russia!!

https://www.sott.net/article/373564-Very-bright-bolide-turns-night-into-day-over-vast-area-of-Russia

According to The Siberian Times a very bright flash turned night into day over vast swathes of Russia on January 7, 2018 around 00:22 local time. The phenomenon, which was seen over thousands of kilometers, was accompanied by a ground-shaking explosion and occurred near the Ural Mountains and the three republics of Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, and Tatarstan.

Ilnaz Shaykhraziev said:
'I saw the flash, while in Menzelinsk. There was also the sound of an explosion and then a vibration, I felt it.'

Another witness, Denis Rozenfeld, said:
'A meteor burned out, not reaching the lower layers of the atmosphere. Before this it exploded and split into many small pieces. That is why there was such a sound, which came to us in a few seconds. It's a funny coincidence that such a rare phenomenon for our region has happened right on Christmas.'

An astronomer from Kazan Federal University agreed with this assessment. Dr Sergey Golovkin, of the university's Physics Institute said:

'This was a bolide that burnt in the dense layers of the atmosphere which is why it was seen over such a big territory. We didn't register the flash because there was strong blizzard on this night.’

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 10, 2018, 10:58:00 PM
(2017 DR109)
Classification: Apollo [NEO]

2018-Feb-24 05:18  Earth   AUs 0.0094+    3 LDs   Velocity 7.366
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 12, 2018, 04:35:04 AM
Blast of Light, Huge Boom and Ground Shaking “Over Thousands of Miles in Russia”

https://www.earthfiles.com/news.php?ID=2594&category=Environment

“We saw this while driving. There was a vibration and the sound of explosion
in the sky, awesome! What was it? A meteor, a rocket from space, UFO, North Korea?”

- Artyom Russkikh, Eyewitness, The Siberian Times, Jan. 8, 2018

— “I saw the flash in Menzelinsk. There was also the sound
of an explosion and then a vibration. I felt it.”

Ilnaz Shaykhraziev, eyewitness in Menzelinsk, Russia, The Siberian Times, Jan. 8, 2018


January 9, 2018 Bashkortostan, Udmurtia and Tatarstan, Russia - A few minutes after midnight on Sunday, January 7, 2018, according to the video timestamp, an “explosion of light” with a loud boom sound was caught on security cameras at the same time that the ground shook “over thousands of miles in Russia.” The geographic focus with the most intensity seemed to be in the region of Bashkortostan, Udmurtia and Tatarstan marked by the three red circles on the maps below.

Max.


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 13, 2018, 01:58:07 PM
Astronomer attributes flash of light, sonic boom in Dallas/Ft. Worth neighborhood to exploding meteorite

https://www.sott.net/article/374016-Astronomer-attributes-flash-of-light-sonic-boom-in-Dallas-Ft-Worth-neighborhood-to-exploding-meteorite

A mysterious "boom" rattled a North Texas neighborhood and residents have no idea what exactly it was or what it could mean.

Residents in North Oak Cliff said they heard an explosive noise around 8:34 p.m. on Wednesday night. Some reported seeing a flash first, then the load noise.

Resident Isaac Martinez managed to capture a short video of the event from his security cameras.

"Out of nowhere, just this pow!" said Phillip Washington, who heard the noise from his Kings Highway apartment. "Just this huge explosion.”

"It was without a doubt, the loudest sound that I've heard," said Washington. "You could feel the percussion of the sound."

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 14, 2018, 11:07:03 PM
http://spaceweather.com/


   Object                   Date                Miss Distance     Velocity km/sec      Diameter, Meters

2018 AS2             2018-Jan-14           1.2 LD                    7.7                           7
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 15, 2018, 11:32:51 AM
This seems to be one of several close shaves recently.  I guess we're beginning to pass through the thick of it now - so as Marshall warns, we'd all better be looking up at the sky when we go out now!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 15, 2018, 06:30:38 PM
'Potentially Hazardous' Near-Earth Asteroids Will Surge in 2018  ??? ???


https://www.outerplaces.com/science/item/17472-potentially-hazardous-near-earth-asteroids-surge-2018

Good news: Last year saw a dramatic increase in the number of asteroids that we know about that flew uncomfortably close to the Earth, and 2018 is poised to see the highest amount of "potentially hazardous" near-Earth asteroids in years.

Why is this good news?

Because none of them wiped out humanity, and as such, it's increasingly clear that extinction-level asteroid events are extremely rare.

And while "potentially hazardous" sounds frightening, it's worth noting that NASA deems any object that gets closer to Earth than 4.65 million miles away "potentially hazardous."

There's something inherently terrifying about the idea that a big giant space rock could fall out of the sky at any moment and wipe out humanity. It's enough of a pressing concern on our collective psyche that scientists have organized a global cooperative planetary defense system in order to keep a constant eye out for giant, dangerous asteroid collisions.

2017 saw an increase in the number of total asteroids spotted, as a reflection not of the number of rocks that could collide with Earth, but rather, of our ability to spot them as they sail past. In total, over 2,000 asteroids were newly identified, the most that have ever been spotted in a single year, and it's looking like 2018 could deliver even more.

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 16, 2018, 06:41:34 AM
So I guess we should all sleep better now, right?  :-X
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 17, 2018, 06:02:52 AM
2018 should be a VERY exciting year ..

http://abcnews.go.com/US/earthquake-causing-meteor-leaves-southeast-michigan-residents-awestruck/story?id=52397269

Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck!!   :o

 Residents of southeast Michigan were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and the
ground beneath them shook.

A flying saucer? No. A shooting star? Not quite.
The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."

 According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered about five miles west-southwest of New Haven, Michigan, located about 40 miles northeast of Detroit.

Initially though, as curious residents took to social media by droves to share videos of the dazzling display, the National Weather Service wasn't so sure what these star-gazers had seen.

The American Meteor Society's report map illustrated that the meteor was visible in six states and in Canada.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 17, 2018, 02:40:08 PM
Incoming: Massive house-sized asteroid will fly close to Earth next week

https://www.sott.net/article/374417-Incoming-Massive-house-sized-asteroid-will-fly-close-to-Earth-next-week

Unlike that false alarm in Hawaii, this potentially cataclysmic piece of news is real: an asteroid between 22 and 68 meters in diameter is going to swing past Earth on January 23 at around 12,300 miles an hour (around Mach 16). It's going to come within 1.1 million miles of Earth, but it's unclear whether its trajectory will cause it to hit Earth or fly past harmlessly.
  :(

The asteroid, named 2018 AJ, is just one of several asteroids that have suddenly popped up on NASA's radar without warning-the last one was 2017 YD7, which was spotted December 28 and flew past Earth on January 3.

An asteroid doesn't have to be a giant in order to wreak mass destruction, however-the Chelyabinsk meteor was about 17 meters in diameter and weighed approximately 10,000 metric tons, and it still made it through Earth's atmosphere, exploding with the force of around 470 kilotons of TNT and causing thousands of injuries just from breaking nearby windows.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 17, 2018, 07:47:02 PM
Wow, this is starting to sound/feel truly serious.  We're not safe anywhere except in caves.  Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 18, 2018, 06:35:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sRzSI-5QcE

This film narrator demonstrates his hypothesis that the meteor over Michigan may actually have been destroyed by two missiles before it reached earth.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Jimfarmer on January 18, 2018, 10:20:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sRzSI-5QcE

This film narrator demonstrates his hypothesis that the meteor over Michigan may actually have been destroyed by two missiles before it reached earth.

From "Operation Disclosure GCR/RV Intel Alert for January 17, 2018"  at http://www.ascensionwithearth.com/2018/01/operation-disclosure-gcrrv-intel-alert_17.html
" high-ranking rogue Cabal elements attempted to escape the planet and were shot down over Michigan [USA] by the Alliance's SSP [Secret Space Program]. "
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 18, 2018, 11:22:02 AM
That's a whole different twist to consider!  Wonder where they were planning to escape to?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2018, 12:28:10 PM
One of the Members in Australia just messaged me that there is supposedly a close call of an asteroid Feb 4th.
Haven't located it, wanted to post this B 4 I forget...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 19, 2018, 07:06:42 PM
http://www.newsweek.com/giant-asteroid-wont-hit-earth-scientists-are-still-going-keep-eye-it-784040

On February 4, an asteroid called 2002 AJ129 is due to slip past Earth. It is between 1600 and 4000 feet across, according to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies, but there's no chance it will make impact—NASA has calculated it will remain 2.6 million miles away.

That still makes it what astronomers call a "potentially hazardous asteroid," thanks to its size being more than about 500 feet across and an orbital path that carries it within about 4,650,000 miles of Earth.

[ Continues ]
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 20, 2018, 08:06:44 AM
Several films were posted this morning of a large impact crater in Mexico, still burning and smoking.  Films in English and Spanish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ocolc_JFis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo90aq85WlQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sZ4re8l8sI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3m1YPqxN-k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT0E9kRMqnI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-08xjK3jOPU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sYsnlCmFZc



Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 21, 2018, 02:20:55 AM
WOW that must have been a BIG one...thanks for posting it!

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 21, 2018, 02:56:22 AM

Now that the government is shutdown, Planet Earth risks ... an undetected asteroid strike!  :P

https://news.grabien.com/story-cnn-govt-shutdown-risks-undetected-asteroid-strike

That's the warning coming from CNN, anyway.

Reporter Tom Foreman on Friday hyped the threat posed by the government shutdown, citing a pause in some senior nutrition programs, a loss of scientific research, and NASA's asteroid monitoring system. Worse, an asteroid is coming February 4th, he said.

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would back down its flu tracking program even as the nation faces the worst outbreak in years," Foreman said. "Some senior nutrition programs would be paused. 200,000 passport applications went unprocessed in 1995. Congress funds much of the scientific research done in this country. In 2013, that meant some experiments went on hold in 2013 and suffered costly losses of data."

"In space same year, for more than two weeks, NASA reportedly stopped monitoring potentially dangerous asteroids," he added. "A big one, by the way, is expected to brush by Earth on February 4th.”

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 21, 2018, 06:03:35 AM
Sounds as if gov't shutdowns may be used as an excuse for eventual gaps in vital data (epidemiology, asteroids, etc.).  For those of us in Awareness who rely upon data to guide our sense of where we are on the timeline, that is almost as blinding as an internet shutdown in a power outage...

However, data cannot be suppressed for long - hopefully it will find alternative ways of coming out (state gov'ts are not being shut down, nor are the media or private observatories).
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 22, 2018, 04:42:48 PM
Asteroid 2018 BD missed Earth by just 0.10 LD on January 18

https://watchers.news/2018/01/18/asteroid-2018-bd-missed-earth-by-just-0-10-ld-on-january-18/

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BD flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.10 LD / 0.00026 AU (~38 895 km / 24 168 miles) at 15:43 UTC on January 18, 2018, some 7 hours after it was discovered. This is the fourth closest approach to our planet since 2017 EA on March 02, 2017, 2017 GM on April 4, 2017, and 2017 UJ2 on October 20, 2017.

Asteroid 2018 BD was first observed at 08:24 UTC on January 18, 2018 at Catalina Sky Survey. This is a very small Apollo asteroid with an estimated diameter of 2.5 to 5.5 m (8.2 to 18 feet).

It flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.10 LD at 15:43 UTC today, according to data provided by CNEOS. The Minor Planet Center has this asteroid flying past us at 17:27 UTC today.

This is the 3rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 56th since January 1, 2017. It comes just one day before the close approach of asteroid 2018 BC, discovered on January 17.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 22, 2018, 05:27:48 PM
That came too close for comfort.  How long will out luck hold out?  Thanks for posting.  What will happen on Feb. 4?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 23, 2018, 07:05:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-oiulA-OZI

Here are photos by an independent photographer, whom I've never heard of before, who filmed objects over the state of Washington during the middle of the night last night, which appear to have coincided with the Alaskan quakes and tsunami alert. 

@ :10, :31, both during the middle of the night
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 24, 2018, 01:32:44 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/meteor-earthquake-michigan-researchers/story?id=52404372

What you need to know about the meteor that caused seismic shock over Michigan
By MORGAN WINSOR
Jan 17, 2018, 2:21 PM EST

The meteor that lit up the night sky over southeast Michigan and shook the ground Tuesday night did not actually cause an earthquake, researchers say.

In fact, meteors do not cause earthquakes to rupture along a fault, according to William Yeck, a research geophysicist at the United States Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado.

The seismic observations associated with the meteor were assigned a magnitude 2.0 by the United States Geological Survey, which said the event was centered about 5 miles west-southwest of New Haven, Michigan, some 40 miles northeast of Detroit. The National Weather Service sent out a tweet that said, "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."

But Yeck said the magnitude cannot be directly used to compare the meteor's size to an earthquake because the source of the seismic signals are different.

"While the event was reported as a magnitude 2, the magnitude scale is used to estimate the size of earthquakes and therefore is not an accurate representation of the observations from a meteor," Yeck told ABC News.

Researchers are still investigating this specific incident, Yeck said. The seismic waves observed from these events are typically not from an impact but instead are sound waves generated in the atmosphere.

Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 24, 2018, 04:20:12 PM
That looks like a rather huge-looking meteor!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 29, 2018, 03:36:15 PM

Asteroid 2018 BN6 flew past Earth at 0.94 LD, 7th within 1 LD in 9 days

https://watchers.news/2018/01/28/asteroid-2018-bn6/

This is the 7th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 15 and the 8th since the start of the year. 54 known asteroids flew past us within 1 lunar distance in 2017.

As of January 25, our sky surveys have discovered 17 718 near-Earth objects (NEOs), 17 611 of them are asteroids. 151 NEOs were discovered since the start of the year, all of them are asteroids.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 29, 2018, 06:29:08 PM

Asteroid 2018 BN6 flew past Earth at 0.94 LD, 7th within 1 LD in 9 days

https://watchers.news/2018/01/28/asteroid-2018-bn6/

This is the 7th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 15 and the 8th since the start of the year. 54 known asteroids flew past us within 1 lunar distance in 2017.

As of January 25, our sky surveys have discovered 17 718 near-Earth objects (NEOs), 17 611 of them are asteroids. 151 NEOs were discovered since the start of the year, all of them are asteroids.

Max.
It's getting somewhat crowded in here!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 30, 2018, 05:16:04 AM
We're definitely getting into the thick of it now - I just hope that it doesn't get any thicker before all is said and done!  :-X
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 30, 2018, 07:30:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfnup9Jqn_4

@ :58, non-natural object fell from the sky in Peru and made a small crater nearby.  It is believed to be the partial remains of a rocket recently launched in Khazakstan that had become lost, though questions are raised as to what function the object would serve as part of a rocket.

@ :54, the object falling from the sky after supposedly orbiting for a month

Seems as if there has been a lot of alleged loss of new satellites recently...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 01, 2018, 02:16:15 AM
Giant Fireball UFO in Peru Sparks Alien Sighting Rumors

https://www.sott.net/article/375941-Giant-fireball-over-Peru-sparks-alien-sighting-rumors

Here at Outer Places, we pride ourselves in being both believers and skeptics in equal proportion.

When Peruvian residents saw a giant fireball careening through the sky before crashing in southeastern Peru earlier this week, they were understandably shaken. And though the Peruvian air force has since explained the event as the remains of a satellite, they were understandably skeptical.

Of course, fireballs in the sky are a trend, too. This month, a fireball meteor shocked Detroit, and even caused homes to shake, and on New Year's Eve, a green fireball meteor wowed the UK. Last year also saw mysterious fireballs light up the skies of both New England and Florida. NASA confirmed the latter sighting, saying it was just a piece of an asteroid that had broken apart over the Gulf of Mexico.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 06, 2018, 07:13:42 AM
Yowbarb Note: 2018 CC - this is the closest encounter for awhile. This Apollo object is passing by earth one half a lunar distance.
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2018%20CB&orb=1   Orbit diagram, 2018 CC
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 06, 2018, 02:28:53 PM
Yowbarb Note: 2018 CC - this is the closest encounter for awhile. This Apollo object is passing by earth one half a lunar distance.
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2018%20CB&orb=1   Orbit diagram, 2018 CC

Yowbarb note: Looks like it hasn't passed by yet ( 2018 CC )  

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

(2018 CN)   2018-Feb-07 04:36 ± < 00:01 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2018, 02:56:02 PM
OK, didn't see THIS listed a couple days ago:

2018 C8 0.2 LD, Feb 09, 2018  see bottom entry on my screen shot

http://www.spaceweather.com/
...
https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2018%20CB&orb=1   (2018 CB) Orbit diagram
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on February 09, 2018, 05:10:47 PM
Looks as if it's time to put the hardhats on!  :-X
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2018, 08:15:28 PM
Looks as if it's time to put the hardhats on!  :-X

R.R. It did pass by, just found out...That is considered close. I don't know yet if there were any fragments or fireballs that came off of it....[/color]
(2018 CB)   2018-Feb-09  22:29 ± < 00:01   0.18 | 0.00047   0.18 | 0.00047

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/  Recent past
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2018, 08:22:08 PM
Re (2018 CB)  https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

2018-Feb-09  22:29 ± < 00:01   0.18 | 0.00047   0.18 | 0.00047

https://www.translatorscafe.com/unit-converter/en/length/101-28/   0.18 LD =  42,949 miles
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 09, 2018, 08:26:51 PM
Yowbarb Note: I figured it passed by at 0.18 LD =  42,949 miles but the article says 39,000 miles

https://www.cnet.com/news/asteroid-2018-cb-passing-earth-friday-says-nasa/

A house-size asteroid just made a rare close pass by Earth
Space rocks buzz by us all the time, but we don't get many of this size invading our orbital space more than a few times a year.

By
Eric Mack
February 9, 2018 11:10 AM

Just days after the "Super Bowl asteroid" passed Earth on Sunday, another space rock buzzed by much, much closer on Friday at around 10:30 am. PT.

Asteroid 2018 CB safely whizzed by our planet at a distance of about 39,000 miles (64,000 kilometers). NASA estimates the asteroid to be between 50 and 130 feet (15 and 40 meters) across.

The larger Asteroid 2002 AJ129 generated a lot of hype before it passed at a safe distance of about 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers), right around the same time the big game kicked off on Sunday. Part of the reason it got so much attention is that astronomers saw it coming.

The smaller, closer asteroid, 2018 CB, was just spotted for the first time a few days before whizzing by.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on March 01, 2018, 09:18:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW6jwT9hnqg

Px researcher Igor Kostelac commented in a video posted yesterday that Nibiru, which he regards as comet Catalina (C/2013 US10), will prove to be less dangerous to earth than another comet accompanying the Px system: Atlas (C/2017 K4).  Atlas is named for the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System.  Igor stated that one of the objects in the Px system is 14 times the size of our sun, commenting that "it makes our sun look like a toy" by comparison.

He says that all these comets / bodies gathering in a "flotilla" on our horizon are not, in and of themselves, what cause earthquakes.  There will need to be an alignment of at least 3 bodies, including our moon, he explains, for greater seismic activity to occur, and if it happens in the middle of the ocean, PTB may not tell us about it.  Such an alignment inevitably will happen at some point soon, and he urges his listeners to be ready with at least several months of supplies.  While he will not predict a specific date, he feels that we are down to days or weeks, with so many objects now being so close and regularly present in our skies.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 01, 2018, 09:58:58 AM
Maybe we need to keep the link for his site handy!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on March 01, 2018, 11:23:38 AM
Absolutely. 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on March 02, 2018, 02:10:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gaydbeoh2U

In this brief Thunderbolts Project film from a few days ago, Narrator says that recently an astronomer had the opportunity to study one of the Lovejoy comets up close, and was surprised that several of its characteristics differed from conventional wisdom about comets:

*Instead of gas and dust, it had a tail comprised of parallel twisted electrical filaments discharging plasma

*Instead of a ball of ice at the head, it was a planetoid with surface features

*It withstood the intense heat of the sun and remained intact

*No photographed comet has ever revealed an ice ball, though all have revealed planetary surfaces

*Comets move through space and build up energy like a dynamo, which they discharge back to the sun at perihelion.  This causes the familiar coma to develop (the bowshock appearance at the fore).

*A comet tail can change shape and appearance in minutes, which a gas and dust cloud cannot do.

*This suggests that space is full of plasma.

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Post by: MadMax on March 06, 2018, 04:17:35 PM
Meteor fireball flashes across the sky of Newcastle, Australia

https://www.sott.net/article/379099-Meteor-fireball-flashes-across-the-sky-of-Newcastle-Australia-VIDEO

This is a rare type of meteor flashing across the sky above Newcastle.

Graeme Challen's dashcam captured the moment, as he was driving east along the New England Highway towards Hexham Bridge.

"It had this incredible electric blue-green colour," he said, adding that the colours were lost in the picture because of the headlights and streetlights.

When he saw the initial flash and fireball, he thought "oh yeah, meteor".

"It got brighter as it came in," he said.

"I've seen meteors and meteor showers in the atmosphere before. They had a big white flash and looked like sparklers going off.

"But I've never seen one that big or that colour before.”

He said the flash reminded him of "an electric arc".

The object's size appeared larger to the naked eye and the colours were much brighter than what appeared on the video.

Below is a chart of the number of meteor fireballs reported on Sott from 2010 to the present time - notice the initial low numbers for the first few years then the sudden huge increase that started in 2013:

Max
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Post by: R.R. Book on March 06, 2018, 04:51:10 PM
Fortunately, he wasn't blinded by looking at the fireball, though I suppose it might be possible to capture one with a camera and not be looking directly at it...
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Post by: MadMax on March 08, 2018, 02:28:33 AM
Dazzling meteor fireball turns night into day over Russian Urals

https://www.sott.net/article/379358-Dazzling-meteor-fireball-turns-night-into-day-over-Russian-Urals-VIDEOS


Residents of the Russian Urals have reported a colorful fireball lighting up the night sky before hearing loud booms. The meteor is said to have emitted red, yellow and orange light as it was falling.

The glowing object was clearly visible from the city of Ekaterinburg in the Sverdlovsk region, as well as near-by towns and communities on Tuesday night, local media reported.

Several videos now being shared online show a bright flash, followed by a brief moment of daylight. "I thought it was a star, but it wasn't! As it fell it glowed red and yellow, and behind it there was a small trail that glittered from lilac to red, yellow and orange," eyewitness Aleksandr Bortstev said in describing the dazzling phenomenon to local news website E1. He said the flash lasted for about 6 or 7 seconds. Some witnesses claimed that they heard what sounded like explosions.

Max

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Post by: R.R. Book on March 08, 2018, 04:19:42 AM
Interesting about all the colors that witnesses saw.  I wonder if that indicates certain minerals or gasses on / surrounding the meteorite?
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Post by: MadMax on March 10, 2018, 02:44:56 PM
NASA scientists propose plan to NUKE incoming asteroids to avoid deadly impacts with Earth (Good Luck With That!)


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5484277/NASA-scientists-propose-plan-NUKE-incoming-asteroids.html

f an asteroid the size of a small village were headed straight toward Earth, there isn’t much we could do on short notice to prevent a major disaster – except blow it up, that is.

Scientists are investigating the possibility of using a specially designed spacecraft to nuke approaching cosmic objects, in hopes that doing so could deflect the threat.

While it could be possible to divert a near-Earth object by slamming into it with a so-called impactor, experts say a nuclear explosion may be the best bet when time is running out (ya think??)..

Max.
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Post by: R.R. Book on March 26, 2018, 07:32:51 AM
Here is an interesting free web resource for keeping track of not only asteroids, but also space junk of all kinds: stuffin.space.com (http://stuffin.space.com) .

Moving a cursor around will bring up names of the various objects, as well as any known or predictable orbital pathways.

The search function can be used to locate the current position of Tiangong 1 (Int'l Designator 2011-053A), the Chinese space station with its decaying orbit (please see third image below).  The present altitude, velocity, etc. are displayed in a box in the lower right-hand corner.   Scheduled impact date with earth: April 3 +/- 3 days.

Current altitude as of this post: 209 km
Current velocity as of this post: 7.79 km/s
Period (length of time to make one full revolution around the earth): 88.86 min.
Current pathway across the U.S.: diagonal from Southern California to Maine, though the orbit is wobbly.
(Please see final screenshot)

A close-up screen view will show all the dots in motion, representing each object in orbit around the earth at the current time, and the globe can be turned to view what is in the sky over a particular continent.

Color key:
* Satellite
* Rocket body
* Debris

Clicking on "About" in the upper right-hand corner, we learn that the developer of this software is a freshman in college and a robotics competition participant.

(https://spacewatchme.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/sonda-1.jpg)
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Post by: R.R. Book on March 26, 2018, 11:10:14 AM
Update: 2:10 p.m., the software shows that the Tiangong 1 just made another diagonal pass across the U.S., this time in the other direction from Oregon to Florida.  Hope no one is superstitious!
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Post by: R.R. Book on March 27, 2018, 05:13:10 AM
Recently, Px researcher Igor Kostellac made the comment that he feels the comet Atlas will cause more problems for earth than Nibiru.  I used the above software to look up Atlas, and was surprised to find how many share that name as the prefix.  Will need to find the suffix of the one he's referencing in order to narrow the list down.

The blue lines in the screenshot below indicate the various comets named Atlas, while the tighter white ring around the earth indicates the denseness of the objects in near earth orbit, much of it man-made.

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Post by: ilinda on March 27, 2018, 06:46:22 PM
Would those "near-Earth" objects be space debris?  Yuk.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on March 29, 2018, 05:09:09 AM
The correct Atlas comet suffix is C/2017=T3.  Igor Kostellac regards it as part of the Nibiru fleet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcqwNIFgrYE
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Post by: R.R. Book on March 30, 2018, 05:31:23 PM
Update on Tiangong I as of 8:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Friday evening, March 30:

It suddenly began descending steadily while I was watching the altitude reading on the screen.

Update @ 8:42 p.m.: The altitude seems to have stabilized for now.

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Post by: MadMax on March 31, 2018, 01:09:15 AM
Canada: Sky-watcher videotapes big, bright and loud fireball in NE Alberta

https://www.sott.net/article/381506-Canada-Sky-watcher-videotapes-big-bright-and-loud-fireball-in-NE-Alberta

"The biggest, brightest thing I've ever seen," he said.

In the video, the fireball can be seen moving through the sky, bright green in colour, before flashing bright white and orange in succession before flaming out. Smith said he could hear a bang while it flamed out.

He shared his experience with some Facebook groups of local aurora borealis watchers. Other people confirmed they saw the fireball too. He then posted a video to his photography page on Facebook.

One person who worked at a nearby camp told Smith she thought there was an explosion in the camp. Another told him the flash was so bright it looked like someone flashed high beams on their vehicle.


"We had a very large radar detection here in England, of a strength not often seen," Grant wrote in an email to Smith.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 31, 2018, 01:26:55 AM
Update on Tiangong I as of 8:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on Friday evening, March 30:

It suddenly began descending steadily while I was watching the altitude reading on the screen.

Update @ 8:42 p.m.: The altitude seems to have stabilized for now.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/30/chinas-tiangong-1-space-station-will-crash-to-earth-this-weekend

China's Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth this weekend

The out-of-control spaceship will re-enter the atmosphere sometime between Saturday night and Sunday evening UK time

On Friday, the Chinese space station was still hurtling around the planet more than 180km above the surface. The atmosphere is tenuous at that altitude, but thick enough to drag on the solar panels and body of Tiangong-1. Gradually this slows the spacecraft down until gravity can pull it from orbit. When the spaceship falls below 100km, it will begin its re-entry in earnest.

“Within minutes it will be fully decelerated and the energy it carries will be translated into heat and aerodynamic forces that rip it apart,” said Krag. Between 1.5 to 3.5 tonnes of the spaceship may survive the ordeal and reach the Earth’s surface in dozens of pieces cast over hundreds of miles. The most dangerous could be fuel tanks that typically hold toxic hydrazine propellant.

Space agencies around the world have sophisticated computer models to predict where and when space debris may land, but even the best cannot give anything close to a precise answer. The speed at which spacecraft travel, and the unpredictability of their breakup high in the sky, means the calculation is beyond the means of modern science.

“We will never be able to say upfront where debris will fall because these objects are moving so fast,” said Krag. “Even if you can narrow the re-entry window to two hours, that still means you have tens of thousands of kilometres where debris may come down.” The situation would not be much better if the exact point of re-entry, 100km above the Earth, could be calculated, either. “From that altitude, you still have a fallout zone of 1,000km which might stretch over several countries,” Krag said.
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Post by: MadMax on March 31, 2018, 12:33:18 PM
Chinese space station spurs activation of Mich. emergency operations

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/03/29/chinese-space-station-fall-crash/

Be on the lookout for flying space junk, Michiganders.

China's Tiangong-1 space station is anticipated to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere between now and April 2 and in response, Gov. Rick Snyder activated Michigan's Emergency Operations Center today to monitor its travels.

Although unlikely, pieces of the 8.5 ton space station have the potential to land in the southern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, according to the Aerospace Corporation. Debris may contain a highly toxic and corrosive substance called hydrazine.

Anyone who suspects they have encountered debris from the space station is asked by the Emergency Operations Center to call 911 and stay at least 150 feet away from it.

While the possibility that space debris could land in Michigan looms, the odds of it actually happening are miniscul.

"When considering the worst-case location ... the probability that a specific person (i.e., you) will be struck by Tiangong-1 debris is about 1 million times smaller than the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot," according to Aerospace, a government contractor that provides research, development, and advisory services to national-security space programs.

Max.
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Post by: R.R. Book on March 31, 2018, 01:00:40 PM
Nice photo Max!  :)
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Post by: R.R. Book on April 05, 2018, 08:04:19 AM
Astronomer Bruce Swartz of Canada has captured this asteroid located just beneath our moon, @ 10:39

(https://media.giphy.com/media/csRpylkIVFIlUlqiXS/giphy.gif)
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Post by: ilinda on April 05, 2018, 06:58:29 PM
WOW!!!!
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Post by: MadMax on April 07, 2018, 01:09:46 AM
Awsome image!
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Post by: Yowbarb on April 12, 2018, 09:38:48 PM
Chinese space station spurs activation of Mich. emergency operations

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/03/29/chinese-space-station-fall-crash/

Be on the lookout for flying space junk, Michiganders.

China's Tiangong-1 space station is anticipated to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere between now and April 2 and in response, Gov. Rick Snyder activated Michigan's Emergency Operations Center today to monitor its travels.

Although unlikely, pieces of the 8.5 ton space station have the potential to land in the southern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, according to the Aerospace Corporation. Debris may contain a highly toxic and corrosive substance called hydrazine.

Anyone who suspects they have encountered debris from the space station is asked by the Emergency Operations Center to call 911 and stay at least 150 feet away from it.

While the possibility that space debris could land in Michigan looms, the odds of it actually happening are miniscul.

"When considering the worst-case location ... the probability that a specific person (i.e., you) will be struck by Tiangong-1 debris is about 1 million times smaller than the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot," according to Aerospace, a government contractor that provides research, development, and advisory services to national-security space programs.

Max.

Great work, Max...
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Post by: Yowbarb on April 13, 2018, 01:20:03 AM
NEO Earth Upcoming Close Approaches

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
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Post by: MadMax on April 16, 2018, 04:00:01 PM
We got lucky again ..

We dodged a bullet today. It came within one half of the distance to the moon.

https://www.sott.net/article/382994-NASA-Previously-unknown-asteroid-has-a-near-miss-with-Earth

I got this notice in email from NASA about a surprise asteroid that gave us only one day of warning passing halfway between the Earth and the moon. It was the largest known asteroid to ever pass that close to Earth in observational history.

SURPRISE ASTEROID FLYBY: With little warning, on Sunday, April 15th, a "Tunguska-class" asteroid about the size of a football field flew through the Earth-Moon system. 2018 GE3 was discovered just the day before as it plunged inward from the asteroid belt. A quick-thinking amateur astronomer in Europe was able to record a video of the asteroid as it flew by.

With little warning, a relatively large asteroid flew through the Earth-Moon system on April 15th only 192,200 km (0.5 Lunar Distance) from our planet. 2018 GE3 was discovered by the Catalina Sky Survey approaching Earth on April 14th. Hours later, amateur astronomer Michael Jäger of Weißenkirchen Austria video-recorded the space rock rushing through the southern constellation Serpens:

Based on the intensity of its reflected sunlight, 2018 GE3 must be 48 to 110 meters wide, according to NASA-JPL.

This puts it into the same class as the 60-meter Tunguska impactor that leveled a forest in Siberia in 1908. A more recent point of comparison is the Chelyabinsk meteor-a ~20-meter asteroid that exploded in the atmosphere over Russia on Feb. 15, 2013, shattering windows and toppling onlookers as a fireball brighter than the sun blossomed in the blue morning Ural sky. 2018 GE3 could be 5 to 6 times wider than that object.

Max.
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Post by: R.R. Book on April 16, 2018, 04:41:20 PM
What's even more scary than a giant rock hurtling toward us is that it may also be both electrically charged from zooming through space, as well as radioactive and magnetic depending upon mineral content... :-X

(https://media.giphy.com/media/csRpylkIVFIlUlqiXS/giphy.gif)
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Post by: ilinda on April 16, 2018, 06:04:24 PM

I got this notice in email from NASA about a surprise asteroid that gave us only one day of warning passing halfway between the Earth and the moon. It was the largest known asteroid to ever pass that close to Earth in observational history.
Max.
And they just keep coming....  It's like we're living on borrowed time....
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Post by: MadMax on April 29, 2018, 10:52:58 AM
Tick, Tock, Tick ..

Incoming close calls! NASA says 5 'close' asteroid flybys will take place today

https://www.sott.net/article/384212-Incoming-close-calls-NASA-says-5-close-asteroid-flybys-will-take-place-today

The Earth will experience a number of (relatively) close calls in one day, as NASA reports that an alarming total of five asteroids will hurtle towards - but happily not quite at - our planet.

The Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California publishes a comprehensive list of space rocks that are worth keeping an eye on, just to prepare yourself for any potential armageddons or extinction-level collisions. These rocks can range in size from a few meters in length to asteroids more akin to skyscrapers.

The series of space rock flybys begins at 10:29 UTC Sunday as asteroid 2013 US3, travelling at a respectable 7.69 km/s (27,646 kph) with a diameter of between 160-360 meters whizzes past us. For comparison, the Eiffel Tower measures 324 meters from ground to tip.

Next up are asteroids 2018 GO4 and 2018 GY1, which are expected to scream past us at 12:34 and 18:20 UTC respectively.

Asteroid 2018 GO4 measures approximately 30-68 meters (between three and six school buses in diameter) and has a brisk pace of 8.57 km/s. Meanwhile, 2018 GY1, on the other hand, won't be hanging around our neck of the galactic woods for long given that it travels at a whopping 16.69 km/s, despite measuring 100 and 230 meters in diameter.

Closing the day's near orbit rock show will be asteroid 2028 FV4 at 19:13 UTC (at 6.52 km/s) followed two hours later by 2002 JR100 at 21:15 UTC (7.68 km/s), both with a diameter of roughly a Boeing 747 (between 60 and 71 meters). Thankfully, the rocks are projected to hurtle past us at the relatively safe distance of 3,870,720 km (roughly 10 times further away than the moon is from Earth), so we needn't worry too much.

Should similar space rocks come a little too close for comfort, NASA is working on inventive ways to make sure we don't go the way of the dinosaurs, including nuclear detonations and intense laser blasts (How very comforting ..)

Max.
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Post by: R.R. Book on April 30, 2018, 10:00:50 AM
 :o
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Post by: MadMax on May 17, 2018, 05:38:59 PM
Meteor fireball seen in skies above Fredericksburg, Virginia

https://www.sott.net/article/385809-Meteor-fireball-seen-in-skies-above-Fredericksburg-Virginia

Fredericksburg-area residents reported that an object from outer space tore through the sky Tuesday, just before midnight, leaving in its wake a sonic boom heard by residents from Culpeper to Colonial Beach.

The meteor was "the brightest and most amazing fireball I've ever seen, in person or in any videos," wrote Chase K. of Dahlgren in his report to the American Meteor Society. The night sky appeared like a giant lightning strike and it was almost as bright as daylight when the primarily red and orange fireball was seen, he said.

He didn't notice any sound, but an observer who identified himself as William G. of Colonial Beach wrote in his report to the society that there was a loud boom and "ground shake similar to a military artillery round.”

Max.
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Post by: MadMax on June 05, 2018, 02:27:39 PM
Watch: Asteroid Explodes Over South Africa – Just Hours After Being Discovered

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/watch-asteroid-explodes-over-south-africa-just-hours-after-being-discovered_062018

The incredible moment a high-speed asteroid the size of a car exploded just seconds before impact was captured on video by two farmers in South Africa.  :(

From NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory:

    A boulder-sized asteroid designated 2018 LA was discovered Saturday morning, June 2, and was determined to be on a collision course with Earth, with impact just hours away. Because it was very faint, the asteroid was estimated to be only about 6 feet (2 meters) across, which is small enough that it was expected to safely disintegrate in Earth’s atmosphere. Saturday’s asteroid was first discovered by the NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey, located near Tucson and operated by the University of Arizona.

The asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere at the high speed of 10 miles per second (38,000 mph, or 17 kilometers per second) at about 16:44 UTC (9:44 a.m. PDT, 12:44 p.m. EDT,6:44 p.m. local Botswana time) and disintegrated several miles above the surface, creating a bright fireball that lit up the evening sky, NASA reports.

Max.
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Post by: MadMax on June 25, 2018, 03:35:04 PM
The incredible moment a blazing ‘fireball’ asteroid explodes above Russia while travelling at 32,200mph (and Nasa didn't even see it coming)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5882903/Fireball-asteroid-smashed-Earth-detected-collided-planet.html?ITO=applenews

Dashcam footage shows the fireball glow dazzlingly bright in broad daylight

The four-metre rock leaves a trail of smoke that lingers for several minutes
It was first spotted by US sensors designed to catch nuclear explosions

   
Nasa warned last week of a vulnerability in its asteroid detection equipment

A motorist's dashcam has captured the incredible moment a powerful 'fireball' asteroid exploded above Russia.

The space rock was speeding at more than 32,000 miles per hour (52,000kph) when it fizzed over Earth, triggering a blinding flash across the early morning sky.

The four-metre-wide (13ft) object slipped past Nasa's asteroid warning systems and was first spotted by sensors designed to catch nuclear explosions after it struck the planet's atmosphere with a force of three kilotons.

Nasa warned last week of a vulnerability in its detection equipment that stops the space agency from picking out potentially deadly objects approaching from Earth's 'day side' until it is too late.

The flash caused by the explosion on June 21 was so bright it could be seen in broad daylight over several cities – including Lipetsk, which is southeast of Moscow.

Dashcam footage shows the rogue fireball glow dazzlingly bright in the space of a second before leaving a trail of smoke that lingers for several minutes.

Max.
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Post by: R.R. Book on June 26, 2018, 05:55:34 AM
Quote
The four-metre-wide (13ft) object slipped past Nasa's asteroid warning systems and was first spotted by sensors designed to catch nuclear explosions after it struck the planet's atmosphere with a force of three kilotons.

Nasa warned last week of a vulnerability in its detection equipment that stops the space agency from picking out potentially deadly objects approaching from Earth's 'day side' until it is too late.

So it took a 3 K-ton jolt to alert us to this...putting us on an equal footing with cavemen for successfully detecting some incoming objects?  :-X
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Post by: MadMax on June 26, 2018, 08:29:36 AM
No sure we will “see it coming” .. until it’s too late.. ::) ???
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Post by: ilinda on June 26, 2018, 08:50:11 AM
So it took a 3 K-ton jolt to alert us to this...putting us on an equal footing with cavemen for successfully detecting some incoming objects?  :-X

In spite of all of our modern technology...... LOL LOL LOL.   

In all seriousness, looking at the bigger picture, it's easy to see, as you point out, how we are really no better prepared than cavemen.   Our supposedly awesome technology has actually made most of us soft, and allowed us to think everything will be taken care of at all times, because we have all these support systems:  hospitals, SAC, EWS, CDC, and a seemingly endless list of acronyms for agencies who lead us to believe that "everything is under control" and when there's a problem it will be solved by the experts, so..."nothing to see here, folks, move along...."
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Post by: MadMax on July 02, 2018, 03:30:05 AM
Good thing it wasn’t New York City ..  :o

A huge meteorite just splashed into the ocean, and scientists want to find it

By Mark Austin — Posted on July 1, 2018 - 10:52AM

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/nautilus-hunts-for-meteorite/

Residents of Ocean Shores, Washington, were startled on the evening of March 7 when a bright flash lit up the sky and a tremendous boom rattled the sleepy seaside town. “They thought it was a spaceship,” local resident Brittany Bryson told the Seattle Times.

It wasn’t a spaceship, but it was definitely a visitor from outer space. From analysis of radar signals, Marc Fries, NASA Cosmic Dust Curator, concluded it was a meteorite about the size of a golf cart that broke apart and splashed down into the ocean about 16 miles off the coast. Approximately two tons of fragments are likely scattered over a half-mile of seafloor.

“This is easily the biggest recorded meteor fall in the United States in 21 years,” Fries said.

Max.
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Post by: ilinda on July 02, 2018, 07:38:12 PM
Good thing it wasn’t New York City ..  :o

A huge meteorite just splashed into the ocean, and scientists want to find it

By Mark Austin — Posted on July 1, 2018 - 10:52AM

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/nautilus-hunts-for-meteorite/

Residents of Ocean Shores, Washington, were startled on the evening of March 7 when a bright flash lit up the sky and a tremendous boom rattled the sleepy seaside town. “They thought it was a spaceship,” local resident Brittany Bryson told the Seattle Times.

It wasn’t a spaceship, but it was definitely a visitor from outer space. From analysis of radar signals, Marc Fries, NASA Cosmic Dust Curator, concluded it was a meteorite about the size of a golf cart that broke apart and splashed down into the ocean about 16 miles off the coast. Approximately two tons of fragments are likely scattered over a half-mile of seafloor.

“This is easily the biggest recorded meteor fall in the United States in 21 years,” Fries said.

Max.
If it had not broken apart, it seems it would have caused at least a minor tsunami, as two tons is no small thing.
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Post by: MadMax on July 06, 2018, 01:41:17 AM
Soon everyone will be seeing the effects of PlanetX debris field ..

NASA scours Pacific Ocean for huge object that caused SONIC BOOM after falling from space

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/714523/NASA-scours-Pacific-Ocean-meteor-caused-sonic-boom-space-Washington-video

NASA has sent a submarine to hunt for the remains of an object that fell from space, which caused a bright flash and boom as it entered the Earth's atmosphere.



On March 7, three National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather stations detected the fall of what they believed to be a meteorite around 16 miles off the coast of Washington.

"The fall was widely seen around local areas and widely heard around local areas – it came with some loud sonic booms," Marc Fries, the cosmic dust curator for NASA, told Live Science.

Brittany Bryson, who was sitting in a fast-food drive-through when it happened revealed a bright flash filled the sky, followed by a boom so loud it rattled her car.

"We thought it was a spaceship," she admitted.

Max.
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Post by: MadMax on July 11, 2018, 08:21:14 AM
Meteor fireball plunges into Mediterranean sea off the coast of Spain!!

https://www.sott.net/category/17-Fire-in-the-Sky

On July 9th, a meteor fireball was recorded over Andalusia and the Mediterranean Sea by YouTube user 'Meteors'.

    The event was produced by a fragment from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 65,000 km/h!!

The meteorite would have fallen into the sea, with a mass of just a few grams.

Max
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Post by: MadMax on August 04, 2018, 06:42:05 PM
The PX debris field is starting to intersect the Earths orbit, this is just the beginning ..


Government Silent As Mystery Meteor Almost Explodes Over US Air Force Base  :o

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-04/government-silent-mystery-meteor-almost-explodes-over-us-air-force-base

On August 01, the director of the Nuclear Information Project for the Federation of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen, tweeted: “Meteor explodes with 2.1 kilotons force 43 km (26 miles) above missile early warning radar at Thule Air Base.”

Kristensen quoted a tweet that originated from “Rocket Ron” (@RonBaalke), whose profile allegedly indicates he is a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center in La Cañada Flintridge, California. The original tweet on July 31 said: ” A fireball was detected over Greenland on July 25, 2018 by US Government sensors at an altitude of 43.3 km (43 miles). The energy from the explosion is estimated to be 2.1 kilotons.”

Data from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows reported fireball events for which geographic locations are provided. Each event’s calculated total impact energy is indicated by its relative size and by color. The record shows a meteor traveling at 24.4 kilometers per second (54,000 mph) at 76.9 degrees north latitude, 69.0 degrees west longitude, on July 25 at 11:55 p.m, slammed into the atmosphere directly over Thule, Greenland.

According to the Military Times, the meteor “struck…miles from a key U.S. early warning air base,” which is home to the 12th Space Warning Squadron based at Thule, that operates and maintains the Air Base in support of missile warning, space surveillance, and satellite command-and-control operations missions. Thule is located 1,207 km (750 miles) north of the Arctic Circle and 1,524 km (947 miles) from the North Pole on the northwest side of the island of Greenland.

The story was first reported by Australian media, then blasted across America via Fox News on Friday. The article’s title read “Air Force remains silent after huge meteor hits near US military base,” which generated tremendous buzz on social media and triggered a swarm of journalist contacting the Air Base about the matter.

As to “significantly greater force,” well, Demerly does not specifically define what that means as far as kilotons. However, the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor incident (below) provides the very real understanding of the destructive nature of these space objects. We ask just one question: Why did the US government initially fail to alert citizens of Greenland and the US of an incoming meteor that could have potentially been very dangerous?

Max.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Jimfarmer on August 04, 2018, 08:35:19 PM
From "Air Force Shot Down Greenland Meteor"  at http://www.someonesbones.com/blog/air-force-shot-down-greenland-meteor/
" On July 25, the United States Air Force used a directed energy weapon to destroy a meteor that could have annihilated Thule Air Force Base, the US’s northernmost early warning station, says a White House source speaking under condition of anonymity. "
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Post by: Yowbarb on August 04, 2018, 10:29:26 PM
MadMax, Jimfarmer, thank you for your posts.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on August 05, 2018, 07:27:06 AM
Space object traveling Mach 74 explodes above U.S. air base, military silent

https://www.intellihub.com/space-object-traveling-mach-74-explodes-above-u-s-air-base-military-silent/

No warning was given before or after an earthbound object exploded over a U.S. air base

The military has made no announcement regarding an airborne earthbound object that exploded with 2.3 kilotons force 26 miles above U.S. Air Base Thule on July 25th around 11:55 pm.

The object was traveling 55,000 mph (15 miles/sec) or Mach 74.

Director of the Nuclear Implementation Project, Federation of American Scientists, Hans Kristensen tweeted last Wednesday: “Meteor explodes with 2.1 kilotons force 43 km above missile early warning radar at Thule Air Base”

    Meteor explodes with 2.1 kilotons force 43 km above missile early warning radar at Thule Air Base. https://t.co/qGvhRDXyfK
    HT @Casillic

    We’re still here, so they correctly concluded it was not a Russian first strike. There are nearly 2,000 nukes on alert, ready to launch. pic.twitter.com/q01oJfRUp4

    — Hans Kristensen (@nukestrat) August 1, 2018

Kristensen’s tweet was a followup to Rocket Ron Blaalke’s July 29th tweet which read: “A fireball was detected over Greenland on July 25, 2018 by US Government sensors at an altitude of 43.3 km. The energy from the explosion is estimated to be 2.1 kilotons.”

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on August 14, 2018, 03:07:51 PM
Another very close call !!

Asteroid discovered after it makes the closest flyby of the year!

The space rock came sneaking up on us from behind the sun.  ??? ::)

https://www.cnet.com/news/asteroid-discovered-after-it-makes-the-closest-flyby-of-the-year/

The closest call of the year happened Friday.
NASA

A  bus-size asteroid made the closest pass by Earth so far this year, coming closer than the orbit of many communications satellites as it buzzed by on Friday.

Astronomers actually discovered the 15-meter (49-foot) asteroid 2018 PD20 on Saturday using telescopes on Hawaii's Mauna Loa, after it'd already made its closest approach to our planet.

Amateur astronomer and high school physics teacher Tony Dunn explained via Twitter that the asteroid was "undiscoverable prior to closest approach because it came from the direction of the Sun."

Ron Baalke from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shared this illustration showing 2018 PD 20 passing in front of the orbiting moon and then much closer by Earth before heading back out to the solar system.

Dunn also used an orbit simulation program to show the trajectory of the asteroid was "heavily bent by Earth's gravity:"

In the above diagram, the purple circle represents geosynchronous orbit, where many large satellites reside. The asteroid passed inside this orbit, coming within 33,210 kilometers (20,636 miles) of us.

The close call comes a few months after an asteroid named 2018 LA was spotted just hours before it actually impacted our atmosphere, and eventually became bits of meteorite that landed in Africa. That asteroid was estimated to be only 2 meters (6 feet) across. No injuries or damage were reported from the impact, though it did light up the skies briefly (We keep getting lucky don't we).

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on August 27, 2018, 02:11:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rm9d5XPlFI

Asteroid 2014 US7 is scheduled to approach Earth at a distance of .00666 AU on October 17 of this year, depicted by the overlap of the white and blue orbits on the astronomical software image below.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/5PhpMvaqwGDg7MObMX/giphy.gif)
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Post by: ilinda on August 27, 2018, 08:36:31 PM
Gee, that thing does look as if it's closer than 3X the distance to the moon.  But scale is everything.  Time will tell.
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Post by: Yowbarb on August 27, 2018, 11:14:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rm9d5XPlFI

Asteroid 2014 US7 is scheduled to approach Earth at a distance of .00666 AU on October 17 of this year, depicted by the overlap of the white and blue orbits on the astronomical software image below.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/5PhpMvaqwGDg7MObMX/giphy.gif)

By the orbit diagram video, it looks like paths cross...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on August 28, 2018, 07:56:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rm9d5XPlFI

Asteroid 2014 US7 is scheduled to approach Earth at a distance of .00666 AU on October 17 of this year, depicted by the overlap of the white and blue orbits on the astronomical software image below.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/5PhpMvaqwGDg7MObMX/giphy.gif)

By the orbit diagram video, it looks like paths cross...
Is this an example of foreshadowing, where they say one thing, but actually show something different?  The paths of Earth and Asteroid 2014 US7 do appear to intersect.
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Post by: R.R. Book on September 20, 2018, 12:01:10 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDGspJcxVxs

A news reporter from Arkansas has photographed a burning hole in the town of Midland, which is 2' in diameter, emitting heat at 1,400o F.  The pillar of fire over the hole was between 8-15' high. 

Ruled out already: fireball, meteorite, lighting strike, leaking gas main, coal or natural gas deposit. 

The hole appeared suddenly, as the owner of the property had recently mowed and it wasn't there.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 20, 2018, 01:37:14 PM
Think about the "fuel" for such flames.  The soil, grass and rocks would not have provided enough fuel to create and/or feed such huge flames, so the obvious question what was there?  And what was its origin?  If someone could provide the color of the flames that would be one clue.  Much to know....
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on September 20, 2018, 02:20:37 PM
I agree, not enough information yet about this.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 20, 2018, 05:26:51 PM
The objects eclipsing the Sun on September 9 were not Nibiru’s primary Moons, the size of Earth’s Moon, but minor moons or debris the size of large asteroids, swirling in a retrograde manner due to being caught within the vast tail of Nibiru. Thus the constant worry in the establishment about asteroid defense, and the claims that Near Earth Orbit asteroids are on the increase. Were we warned on September 7-9 that such a swarm of asteroids was close to Earth? Apparently, if associated with the Nibiru cover-up, mums the word!

http://zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue625.htm

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on September 21, 2018, 03:21:51 AM
I was unable to open that link, so here is another one just in case:

https://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/

How interesting that the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico is the home of the Solar Dynamics Observatory's ground antennas...quite a lot going on in that area!

Good point that if the object transiting the sun (twice) were the moon, it should have shown up on eclipse timetables, such as:

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/list.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_solar_eclipses_visible_from_the_United_States

Reposting the diagram of the rotational directions in the Px system, under the older names:
(https://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/photo404.jpg)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 21, 2018, 08:22:45 AM
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I was unable to open that link, so here is another one just in case:

Here is the link:

http://zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue625.htm
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Jimfarmer on September 21, 2018, 11:52:54 AM
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Good point that if the object transiting the sun (twice) were the moon, it should have shown up on eclipse timetables, such as:

Here is an explanation that I saw somewhere, maybe a Youtube video.  Those transits were recorded by a satellite, or maybe the ISS, not from anywhere on Earth's surface.  The time lapse between the two transits was exactly the time taken by the satellite to go half way around the Earth, and so the apparent movement of the Moon in front of the Sun, as seen by the satellite, went first in one direction and then in the other direction.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 21, 2018, 09:56:32 PM
Quote
Good point that if the object transiting the sun (twice) were the moon, it should have shown up on eclipse timetables, such as:

Here is an explanation that I saw somewhere, maybe a Youtube video.  Those transits were recorded by a satellite, or maybe the ISS, not from anywhere on Earth's surface.  The time lapse between the two transits was exactly the time taken by the satellite to go half way around the Earth, and so the apparent movement of the Moon in front of the Sun, as seen by the satellite, went first in one direction and then in the other direction.
That makes more sense for sure.  Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Jimfarmer on September 23, 2018, 11:26:48 PM
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Here is an explanation that I saw somewhere, maybe a Youtube video.  Those transits were recorded by a satellite, or maybe the ISS, not from anywhere on Earth's surface.  The time lapse between the two transits was exactly the time taken by the satellite to go half way around the Earth, and so the apparent movement of the Moon in front of the Sun, as seen by the satellite, went first in one direction and then in the other direction.

OOPS!

"The ZetaTalk Newsletter Issue 625, Sunday September 23, 2018"  has a long analysis of the two transits of the Sun that were recorded by a satellite on 9/Sep/18.  The conclusion is that the two transits were not by Earth's Moon, but rather by two different objects in Nibiru's "moon swirls".  One fact suffices to eliminate Earth's Moon.
[start excerpt]
NASA’s SDO Spots 2 Lunar Transits in Space
September 9, 2018
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/nasa-s-sdo-spots-2-lunar-transits-in-space
    On Sept. 9, 2018, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, SDO, saw two lunar transits as the Moon passed in front of the Sun. A transit happens when a celestial body passes between a larger body and an observer. This first lunar transit lasted one hour, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 p.m. EDT and obscured 92 percent of the Sun at the peak of its journey. The second transit happened several hours later at 9:52 p.m. and lasted a total of 49 minutes, ending at 10:41 p.m. EDT. This transit only obscured 34 percent of the Sun at its peak.
[end excerpt]

The time difference between the starting times of the two transits was 5 hours and 22 minutes.  However, "As a geo-stationary satellite, its [SDOs] Orbital Period is 1436.14 minutes, or the 24 hour Earth day" and it would take SDO 12 hours, not 5 hours, to go half way around the Earth and be in alignment with the Moon and the Sun again.  Movement by the Moon during that time span does not account for the time discrepency, since the orbital period of the Moon is 28 days.
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Post by: ilinda on September 25, 2018, 02:46:28 PM
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3kekj5/these-amazing-photos-show-the-first-rover-landing-on-an-asteroid


These Amazing Photos Show the First Rover Landing on an Asteroid


Hayabusa2 is the first mission to deploy mobile robots onto an asteroid.

Image: JAXA
On Friday, a Japanese spacecraft successfully deployed two rovers to the surface of asteroid 162173 Ryugu, located 200 million miles from Earth, marking the first time in history that mobile robots have touched down on an asteroid.
As if this milestone wasn’t exciting enough, the Hayabusa2 rovers—named MINERVA-II1 A and B—took stunning pictures during the descent and landing, as well as this motion-blurred snapshot, taken during a “hop” performed by Rover-1A.

The left side of the picture shows the rocky surface of Ryugu, which measures about one kilometer in diameter. The right side is illuminated by lens flares from the Sun. The low-gravity environment makes driving on wheels around the asteroid impractical, so the rovers move by leaping up to 40 feet at a time, in roughly 15-minute increments.
This shot was taken by Rover-1A on Friday, shortly after MINERVA-II1 was jettisoned from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft, which has been in orbit around Ryugu since June. The asteroid is at the bottom of the frame, while the mothership is the blurry object at the top.

Image: JAXA
Rover-1B captured another view of the descent here, as the landers approached the asteroid surface.

Image: JAXA
These spectacular images are just the first of many expected visuals from the dramatic mission. Launched in 2014, Hayabusa2 aims to survey Ryugu from orbit and collect samples from the asteroid that will be returned to Earth for further study. The first Hayabusa mission, launched in 2003, successfully collected samples from asteroid 25143 Itokawa, and returned the goods to Earth in 2010. (Many sample return missions have visited asteroids and comets, but Hayabusa2 is the first to deploy mobile rovers on these objects).
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JAXA’s overarching aim with the Hayabusa series of spacecraft is to explore different types of near-Earth asteroids to understand the early history of the solar system, when most of these small objects were formed. The two asteroids are also both potentially hazardous since they’re so close to us, so these missions can inform threats of impacts on Earth.
To learn even more about Ryugu’s origins and evolution, Hayabusa2 will send a German-French pair of rovers called MASCOT to the surface in October, and a third MINERVA rover will be dispatched to the surface next year.
Read More: Japan Just Became the First Country to Deploy Rovers on an Asteroid
Hayabusa2 will also shoot an explosive impactor at the asteroid in 2019, the aftermath of which will be captured by a separate deployable camera.
Once all these probes have collected a variety of ground samples, including subsurface material exposed by the explosion, the spacecraft will depart Ryugu in December 2019, head back to Earth, and drop off the materials in late 2020.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on September 25, 2018, 04:29:52 PM
Just posting a couple of images:

(https://video-images.vice.com/articles/5ba9124393fd750006f4d55a/lede/1537806935270-Dns1vIhU8AEJeXX.jpeg?crop=1xw:0.75xh;center,center&resize=1200:*)

(https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/jaxa-minerva-1537455010.jpg?resize=480:*)

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 15, 2018, 03:55:07 PM
Japan: 4.5 billion y.o. meteorite slams into home

https://www.sott.net/category/17-Fire-in-the-Sky

The space rock, which landed on a private home in Komaki, 250 km southwest of Tokyo, split into several pieces before reaching its final destination.

An analysis completed by Japan's State Museum of Science confirmed that the rock, which crashed into our planet on September 26 at about 10:30 pm was indeed a meteorite, Japanese public broadcaster NHK has reported.

The rock, which caused damage to the house's roof and caused a loud noise upon impact, split into at least three pieces after entering Earth's atmosphere. The meteorite bits found in the home's garden, measured 10, 5 and 4 centimeters in diameter, respectively.

Max.
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Post by: R.R. Book on October 15, 2018, 04:02:42 PM
The remainder of the story was in Japanese, but I hope no one was hit by that!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 15, 2018, 04:19:10 PM
Things might be ready to start going “sideways” to quote Marshall from his most recent article ..

Earth Dodges a Meteor Storm  :-[ :-[
October 14, 2018

https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2018/10/14/earth-dodges-a-meteor-storm/

Europeans outdoors around midnight were amazed when a flurry of faint meteors filled the sky. “It was a strong outburst of the annual Draconid meteor shower,” reports Jure Atanackov, a member of the International Meteor Organization who witnessed the display from Slovenia. Between 22:00  (Oct. 8) and 01:00  (Oct. 9), dark-sky meteor rates exceeded 100 per hour. In eastern France, Tioga Gulon saw “1 to 2 meteors per minute,”

“It was a rare and impressive event,” says Atanackov.

It could easily have been 10 times more impressive. In fact, Earth narrowly dodged a meteor storm.

The European outburst occurred as Earth skirted a filament of debris from Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. If that filament had shifted in our direction by a mere 0.005 AU (~500,000 miles), Earth would have experienced a worldwide storm of 1000+ meteors per hour. These conclusions are based on a computer model of the comet’s debris field from the University of Western Ontario’s Meteor Physics Group. Here it is, showing Earth shooting the gap between two filaments of comet dust:

Many readers have wondered if the outburst has anything to do with Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner’s close approach to Earth last month.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 21, 2018, 04:31:46 PM
A REAL close call!

Asteroid 2018 UA flew past Earth at 0.04 LD, 4th closest on record  :o

https://watchers.news/2018/10/19/asteroid-zu1ce50-flyby-earth/

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 UA flew past Earth at a very close distance of about 0.04 LD / 9.14e-5 AU (15 360 km / 9 544 miles) above Earth's surface. This is the closest known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and 4th closest on record. Interestingly, this object was discovered about 90 minutes before its close approach. At best, it would produce a nice fireball and small meteoroids.

This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. Its estimated diameter is between 2.5 and 5.5 m (8 and 18 feet).

2018 UA, previously known as ZU1CE58, was first observed at Catalina Sky Survey on October 19, about 90 minutes before its closest approach at 14:46 UTC today.

The object flew past us at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 14.14 km/s.

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2018, 11:08:58 PM
MadMax, thank you, I totally missed THAT one, glad it missed all of us...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on October 25, 2018, 11:12:03 PM
No really close ones listed on this page, but news ones get discovered all the time...

http://www.spaceweather.com/   Near Earth Asteroids
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 27, 2018, 12:16:40 PM
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No really close ones listed on this page, but news ones get discovered all the time...

YES right on!

Asteroid Worry

https://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue630.htm

Hidden in all the fretting about an asteroid pass or potential hit is fretting about how to deal with the inevitable - trash in the tail of Nibiru during the passage. At first, until 2009, the increasing inbound debris was called Space Junk that had finally descended low enough to burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. When this excuse wore thin the establishment began calling the bolides Asteroids
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 27, 2018, 05:35:34 PM
I followed your link back one newsletter issue and found this interesting discussion of prophecy fulfillment in the spilling of fresh aquifer water into the Dead Sea and bringing it back to life.

Who would've ever thought that possible?  :)

https://www.zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue628.htm
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 20, 2018, 02:49:57 PM
Lots of “close calls” in November (Distance < than 1.0 LD) ..

Source : www.spaceweather.com

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 20, 2018, 06:41:29 PM
Yikes!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 25, 2018, 02:33:54 PM
Yikes!

Yes and there was one that zoomed by at 0.3 lunar distances, just saw that last night on spaceweather. I had missed that... 

2018 WJ  0.3 LD nov 19, 2018

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 30, 2018, 10:16:44 PM

Update this page says the close approach is 0.09 LDs. https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

There have been a few recent close approaches which we did not get much notice on. 0.3, etc.
On Nov 25th 0.3 LDs  lunar distances, considered close.
So now, upcoming on Dec 01, 2018 is a close pass of 0.1 LDs, lunar distances:  2018 WV1
...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 12, 2018, 04:20:13 PM
As Marshall mentioned in his latest “signs” article, we are starting to encounter the PX “Debris Field” in a major way..

Back-to-back fireballs bolted through Washington’s sky Monday evening

http://strangesounds.org/2018/12/two-fireballs-washington-new-york-east-coast.html

Two bright fireballs lit up the skies Monday evening, widely visible from D.C. to New York. Out of this world!

The first occurred about 4:56 p.m., 10 minutes after sunset in Washington. It illuminated the twilight eastern horizon, burning vibrant shades of green, blue and white as it exploded in our atmosphere. It lasted about five to seven seconds as it fell, fragmenting into a number of smaller shards like a doomed firework.

Other eyewitnesses described it as “like a stray firework,” “green and slow moving,” and “an incredibly bright blue white streaking ball.”

The American Meteor Society received four dozen reports of the spectacle, from Richmond to Providence, R.I. The group synthesized each account, drawing upon information about the meteor’s apparent motion, color, bearing and speed. They concluded that the meteor likely entered Earth’s atmosphere off the southeastern shores of the Delmarva Peninsula, south of Ocean City, before either disintegrating and burning up or crashing into the water somewhere 100 miles to the east-northeast.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 12, 2018, 05:04:57 PM
Since we don't know how long it will take for the debris tail to pass, nor how many passes we may experience, it might be a good idea to turn our attention toward fire-proofing our homes or bug-out locations. 

Those in the South whose garden faucets don't need to be disconnected for the winter might want to keep their hoses connected and ready to use at a moment's notice. 

Those in the North won't have that option, as hoses must be disconnected to prevent pipes from bursting inside the wall.  However, it might be worthwhile to ask a plumber about the newer flexible stems.  Might they withstand certain temps?

Where a hose won't reach, maybe rainwater barrels?

It also might be a good idea to evaluate one's property for a fire-break.  Can trees or brush be cut back further?

How about patrolling the property regularly, or at least scanning it frequently, to spot any sign of fire potentially caused by falling space debris?

Other ideas?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on December 13, 2018, 03:55:08 PM
As Marshall mentioned in his latest “signs” article, we are starting to encounter the PX “Debris Field” in a major way..
Thanks for posting this, Max, as I had missed this little tidbit.  It's not little and is critically important.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on December 13, 2018, 04:01:50 PM
Since we don't know how long it will take for the debris tail to pass, nor how many passes we may experience, it might be a good idea to turn our attention toward fire-proofing our homes or bug-out locations. 

Other ideas?
I know this sounds bizarre and would certainly look so, but this idea has rolled around in my head for several years:  Hang tin roofing panels side by side, all across the front, sides and back of frame buildings.  If you cannot cover all of them, then move your very most important items into one building (if all are frame) and then literally cover the exterior with metal roofing panels.

Steel will work, but costs more, and the really old tin barn roofing works too, plus the newer "tin" roofing which seems to be less tin, and less lead, and more aluminum and/or steel would also do the trick.  It might be worth while to experiment now to determine if it's better to just hang the panels or actually attach them, top and bottom.

So far, I haven't heard of any fires having been started by falling space debris, but the potential is surely there.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 13, 2018, 04:09:45 PM
Great idea, as metal roofing panels are pretty inexpensive (it's the labor that's the expensive part of a metal roof).

Hope you wear thick gloves to handle the panels!  :)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Jimfarmer on December 13, 2018, 10:47:13 PM
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Hang tin roofing panels side by side, all across the front, sides and back of frame buildings.

Might attract lightening?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 14, 2018, 04:31:34 AM
Good point - would probably need grounded rods...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on December 14, 2018, 01:59:23 PM
Yes, they could attract lightening, although probably not more than a conventional steel-sided and steel-roofed barn.  Still, since they will be touching each other, good idea to attach one of them to a ground rod, driven 8' into the earth.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 15, 2018, 07:34:33 AM
Time to head underground !!

Seismic Sensors Triggered By Gigantic Fireball’s Explosion Over Greenland!!

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/seismic-sensors-triggered-by-fireballs-explosion-over-greenland_12132018

A fireball that exploded over Greenland shook the planet so much that it triggered seismic sensors to go off.  The event occurred back on July 25, but it was the first ever meteor to shake the Earth so violently that it caused a seismic event.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. local time on that day, residents of the town of Qaanaaq on Greenland’s northwestern coast reported seeing a bright light in the sky and feeling the ground shake as a meteor combusted over the nearby Thule Air Base, according to Live Science. That phenomenal event was detected by more than just human observers though.

    A fireball was detected over Greenland on July 25, 2018 by US Government sensors at an altitude of 43.3 km. The energy from the explosion is estimated to be 2.1 kilotons. pic.twitter.com/EePuk14Pqd

    — Rocket Ron 🚀 (@RonBaalke) July 31, 2018

According to unpublished research presented on December 12 at the annual conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), that fleeting event triggered a seismic reaction.

    Seismographic equipment, which had been installed near Qaanaaq just a few months earlier to monitor how ground shaking affected the ice, also recorded the fiery meteor blast. The Qaanaaq fireball provided scientists with the first evidence of how an icy environment — and, possibly, a distant ice-covered world — could respond to a meteor impact.

    The first sign of the meteor was a brilliant flash in the sky over Greenland; the meteor was at its brightest at an altitude of approximately 27 miles (43 kilometers) above the ground, and it was traveling at nearly 54,000 mph (87,000 km/h), according to the International Meteor Organization (IMO). –Live Science

Many who witnessed the meteor’s explosion over Greenland said it was like a bomb going off, and the seismic measurements agreed. With a calculated impact energy of 2.1 kilotons of TNT, this blast was the second-most-energetic fireball of the year, Live Science previously reported.

The recordings were captured by the seismic sensors and interpreted by two Danish Seismological Network broadband stations in Greenland: TULEG (Station Thule) and NEEM (Station Eemian). Seismic equipment picked up tremors from the impact location as far as 218 miles (350 km) away. The scientists were then able to identify the seismic event that matched the arc of the traveling ground waves and estimate the impact point of the fireball, the researchers reported at AGU. Scientists were then able to pinpoint the epicenter of the event near Humboldt glacier on the Greenland ice sheet. fireball that exploded over Greenland shook the planet so much that it triggered seismic sensors to go off.  The event occurred back on July 25, but it was the first ever meteor to shake the Earth so violently that it caused a seismic event.

At approximately 8:00 p.m. local time on that day, residents of the town of Qaanaaq on Greenland’s northwestern coast reported seeing a bright light in the sky and feeling the ground shake as a meteor combusted over the nearby Thule Air Base, according to Live Science. That phenomenal event was detected by more than just human observers though.

    A fireball was detected over Greenland on July 25, 2018 by US Government sensors at an altitude of 43.3 km. The energy from the explosion is estimated to be 2.1 kilotons. pic.twitter.com/EePuk14Pqd

    — Rocket Ron 🚀 (@RonBaalke) July 31, 2018

According to unpublished research presented on December 12 at the annual conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), that fleeting event triggered a seismic reaction.

    Seismographic equipment, which had been installed near Qaanaaq just a few months earlier to monitor how ground shaking affected the ice, also recorded the fiery meteor blast. The Qaanaaq fireball provided scientists with the first evidence of how an icy environment — and, possibly, a distant ice-covered world — could respond to a meteor impact.

    The first sign of the meteor was a brilliant flash in the sky over Greenland; the meteor was at its brightest at an altitude of approximately 27 miles (43 kilometers) above the ground, and it was traveling at nearly 54,000 mph (87,000 km/h), according to the International Meteor Organization (IMO). –Live Science

Many who witnessed the meteor’s explosion over Greenland said it was like a bomb going off, and the seismic measurements agreed. With a calculated impact energy of 2.1 kilotons of TNT, this blast was the second-most-energetic fireball of the year, Live Science previously reported.

The recordings were captured by the seismic sensors and interpreted by two Danish Seismological Network broadband stations in Greenland: TULEG (Station Thule) and NEEM (Station Eemian). Seismic equipment picked up tremors from the impact location as far as 218 miles (350 km) away. The scientists were then able to identify the seismic event that matched the arc of the traveling ground waves and estimate the impact point of the fireball, the researchers reported at AGU. Scientists were then able to pinpoint the epicenter of the event near Humboldt glacier on the Greenland ice sheet.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 21, 2018, 01:12:53 PM
Meteor spotted in north metro was one of this year's biggest worldwide!!

The fireball was reported above Cambridge, in Isanti County, about 2:10 a.m.

http://www.startribune.com/bright-light-and-boom-light-up-north-metro-sky-was-it-a-meteor/503243111/

One of the biggest meteors seen worldwide this year streaked over the north metro early Thursday, giving the night sky a light show and rattling homes with a sonic boom.

The refrigerator-sized fireball entered the stratosphere above Cambridge, Minn., in Isanti County about 2:10 a.m. and illuminated the sky with brilliant hues of blues and greens as it burned its way eastward before going dark over Harris in southern Chisago County, said Pat Branch, an observer and meteorite hunter with the American Meteor Society, which collects reports from all over the world.

It wasn’t immediately clear how close the meteor came to Earth impact, but it probably was close enough to drop pea- to grape-size rocks with charred, crusted or chipped edges, Branch said. The drop zone between Harris and North Branch would be about 2 miles long and a half-mile wide, he said.

The meteor was only the second of 2018 to get close enough to Earth to drop fragments, Branch said. “It’s very unusual,” he said. “This is one of our biggest events of the year.”

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 02, 2019, 03:27:59 PM
Another very close call (0.2 LD) …  ???

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 08, 2019, 09:21:06 PM
MadMax, good catch about 2018YL2 - yes indeed that was a close pass by Earth. - AND - it was discovered AFTER it whizzed past Earth!
- Yowbarb
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Asteroid 2018 YL2 flew past Earth at 0.15 lunar distances
 
Posted by TW on December 30, 2018 in category Near-Earth Objects, The Watchers

https://watchers.news/2018/12/30/asteroid-2018-yl2/

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 YL2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00040 AU (59 839 km / 37 182 miles) on December 27, 2018.
This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa, Hawaii on December 28, one day after its close approach to our planet.
2018 YL2 has an estimated diameter between 3.6 and 8.1 m (11.8 and 26.6 feet). It flew past us at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 11.34 km/s at 17:33 UTC.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 09, 2019, 02:57:41 PM
Quote
A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 YL2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00040 AU (59 839 km / 37 182 miles) on December 27, 2018.

Wow Barb another close call! .. We are seeing a _lot_ of these recently arn't we??

Max.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 09, 2019, 05:16:26 PM
Boy was this one close!!  ??? ???

Asteroid 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD!!

https://watchers.news/2019/01/09/asteroid-2019-as5/

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD / 0.00010 AU (14 959 km / 9 295 miles) on January 8, 2019. This is the 1st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year and the closest since February 24, 2018.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 30, 2019, 02:55:49 PM
Astronomical odds? Meteor strikes moon during 'Super Wolf Blood Moon' eclipse

https://www.sott.net/article/405553-Astronomical-odds-Meteor-strikes-moon-during-Super-Wolf-Blood-Moon-eclipse


Observers of yesterday's lunar eclipse were blessed with the first known sighting of a meteorite impact during such an event.

The so-called "super wolf blood moon" was eagerly watched by millions of people around the world, mostly via live streaming video. During the eclipse, some people noticed a tiny flash, a brief yellow-white speck, popping up on the lunar surface during the online broadcasts.

One Reddit user raised the possibility that this was a meteorite impact and others scoured eclipse footage for evidence of the event. A flash is visible in at least three different videos.

Jose Maria Madiedo at the University of Huelva in Spain has confirmed that the impact is genuine. For years, he and his colleagues have been hoping to observe a meteorite impact on the moon during a lunar eclipse, but the brightness of these events can make that very difficult - lunar meteorite impacts have been filmed before, but not during an eclips
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 01, 2019, 03:01:08 PM
Meteor EXPLODES, shatters windows in Pinar del Río, Cuba - after streaking over Florida Keys  ??? ???

https://www.sott.net/article/406310-Meteor-EXPLODES-shatters-windows-in-Pinar-del-Rio-Cuba-after-streaking-over-Florida-Keys

"I just heard a strange explosion... it vibrated super strong," Flavia Sahira, a resident of Vinales, wrote on Facebook. "Does anybody know what it was?"

Only in Cuba does an apparent meteorite crash and you happen to know the person who’s house was hit??

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 02, 2019, 07:43:02 AM
Moment meteor hit Cuba caught on satellite camera

https://www.rt.com/news/450371-cuba-meteor-impact-radar/

Atmospheric radar systems caught the moment when a meteor smashed into western Cuba near the town of Viñales on Friday afternoon, stunning onlookers as far away as the Florida Keys.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 06, 2019, 02:39:18 PM
Amazing meteor fireball over the Mediterranean Sea on 6th Feb

https://www.sott.net/article/406645-Amazing-meteor-fireball-over-the-Mediterranean-Sea-on-6th-Feb

This stunning meteor was recorded over the Mediterranean Sea on 2019 February 6 at 1:33 local time (equivalent to 0:33 universal time). It was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 72,000 km/h. It began over at an altitude of about116 km over the sea, and ended at a height of around 58 km. The event was brighter than the Full Moon.

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project (University of Huelva), operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing stations located at La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto (Almeria), La Sagra (Granada), Sierra Nevada (Granada) and Sevilla.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 08, 2019, 11:39:06 AM
MadMax, wow thanks for posting that...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 08, 2019, 11:52:05 AM
SEE Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto   Taken by michael jäger on February 7, 2019 @ Jauerling Austria
 
http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=151778

http://www.spaceweather.com/

A VISITOR FROM BEYOND THE KUIPER BELT: On Feb. 12th and 13th, Comet Iwamoto (C/2018 Y1) will make a rare visit to the inner solar system, passing by our planet only 0.3 AU (45 million km) away. Last night in Jauerling, Austria, amateur astronomer Michael Jäger photographed the green comet approaching in the constellation Virgo:

Discovered in Dec. 2018 by Japanese amateur astronomer Masayuki Iwamoto, this comet is a visitor from beyond the Kuiper Belt. It comes from the realm of Extreme Trans-Neptunian Objects (ETNOs) more than 5 times as far from the sun as Pluto. This means it could be a relative of other strange ETNOs such as Sedna, 2012 VP113 ("Biden"), and 2015 TG387 ("Goblin").
Comet Iwamoto has a highly elliptical 1371-year orbit, so it doesn't visit us very often. Its last passage through the inner solar system was around 648 AD (unrecorded), and its next won't happen until 3390 AD. Therefore, if you want to see the comet, now is the time to look.

Shining with an astronomical magnitude of +6.5, the comet is invisible to the unaided eye. Nevertheless, it will be an easy target for backyard telescopes in the nights ahead as it glides through the constellation Leo the Lion high in the midnight sky. If you have a GOTO telescope, use this ephemeris to point your optics--and submit your images here.

Yowbarb Note interactive orbit at: http://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 10, 2019, 08:08:13 AM
Scary Stuff!

"Meteor" Strike -- Venezuela -- or

https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/meteor-strike-venezuela-except-it-does-a-u-turn-in-flight

There has been a "Meteor" strike in -- of all places -- Venezuela. Video shows the "Meteor" did a hair-pin U-Turn before impacting. Explosions and fires are confirmed. Was this an ICBM warning to Maduro?


Hundreds of reports and dozens of videos are coming in from social media showing a flaming object plummeting to earth with a blazing tail of fire . . . .

At the site of impact, there are fires, with numerous reports of a gigantic "explosion" sound when it took place:

News media in Venezuela is covering the event:

Here's where things get weird.  The same news media in Venezuela is ALSO showing video which shows an object in the sky, with a flaming tail, MAKING A U-TURN . . .

I am not certain this media outlet is credible, but I provide THEIR posting for your consideration:

Video from the impact site shows a series of fires and what APPEARS to be a significant impact trail in the ground:

The trajectory, size, speed, and color is the same, with the tails looking different on the Russian re-entry because the sun was able to backlight it all.

Some folks are saying we're looking at an ICBM hitting Venezuela.

Who did it? GUESS.

And folks are also saying it was a probable warning shot.  It hit in a harmless location in the middle of a populated area, right when there's trouble in Venezuela.

MESSAGE: STEP DOWN MADURO OR WE WILL NAIL YOU, YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THIS.

Here is another social media video from Venezuela and in it, you can clearly see a different color "explosion" lighting up the sky when it hits:

Finally, about the fiery aftermath on the ground as shown in the video above . . . meteorites generally don't make it to the ground.  They GENERALLY explode in mid-air.   It is extremely rare that a meteorite hits the ground, nevermind hit and cause a crater and surrounding fire.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 16, 2019, 04:07:36 PM
Mysterious fireball spotted over Cornwall, UK

https://www.sott.net/article/407398-Mysterious-fireball-spotted-over-Cornwall-UK

It was described as big and very bright with red flames coming from it

A large and mysterious fireball with 'lots of flames coming from it' was spotted in the skies over Cornwall.

According to reports, the unidentified object looked like a meteor and was really slow and big.

It was reported over Crackington Haven at about 10.30pm and the Kernow Weather Team (KWT) received another report of the sighting over West Cornwall at about 10.15pm.

The KWT took to their Facebook page to appeal for more information.

Its post reads: "Strange sighting over West Cornwall, February 14, 2019, 10.15pm ish.

"We have tonight, had a report of one of our followers seeing what can only be described as a large meteor or fireball, lots of flames coming from it.

"If you saw this or even better, captured an image, get in touch we would love to hear more about what you have seen."

Tony Bowden, who reported the body to the KWT, explained in the comments: "What I saw wasn't green, and it was in the atmosphere, and coming down with red flames from it. Possibly a small section of the comet broke off."

Several social media users replied that they did see the phenomenon.

Annette Knight commented: "Yes, yes I saw it. Just happened to look out of the window and saw it coming down. Really slow and big."

Sarah Myford added: "I did see something odd in the east last night around 10.30 pm (ish) driving back through Slaughterbridge near Delabole, I thought it was a firework, but it might not have been."

Jenna Rose Tregurtha wrote: "I saw it in Crowlas looking towards St Michael's Mount... Very bright and it was thicker than your ordinary shooting star."

Linsey Shenton commented: "I am south east Cornwall and I saw one last night whilst outside with the dogs never seen anything like it before."


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 18, 2019, 04:14:26 AM
Bright green METEOR FIREBALL disintegrates in LOUD RUMBLE over Florida night sky

http://strangesounds.org/2019/02/florida-fireball-videos.html

A number of Space Coast residents from Titusville to Palm Bay took to social media to describe seeing an apparent meteor streak across the skies Tuesday morning, creating an otherworldly burst of green as it passed over… AND A LOUD RUMBLE!

The meteor that streaked across the skies of Central Florida on Tuesday, 12th February, was a “large fireball” that likely exploded over the Atlantic Ocean with the energy of a tenth of a kiloton — or the explosive force equal to that of 100 tons of TNT.

On Feb. 1st, a daytime meteor fireball passed over the Florida Keys – and was picked up on weather radar – before slamming into an area in western Cuba, shattering windows and rattling residents.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 27, 2019, 12:45:58 AM
Yowbarb Note:
NEO Upcoming Close Approaches - just taking a quick look at this list, closest ones are

March 04   (2015 EG)   minimum distance AU 0.00295

April  04    (2016 GE1)  minimum distance AU 0.00285

New objects get discovered frequently, some when they are about to zoom by or after they just zoomed by Earth.

source: https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 28, 2019, 03:05:54 PM
Good summary on this weeks Zeta Talk about all the recent meteor active (and how they are trying to cover it up)..

http://zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue652.htm
Bolide Blitz

    The debris and minor moons in the tail of Nibiru is very evident lately, as bolides and fireballs screaming through the sky are seen around the world and with increasing frequency. The establishment has sought to suppress awareness of this, at first claiming it was merely space junk returning to Earth, often trying to ascribe them to regular meteor showers even though the timing was off. Then where formerly reported in the major media, the reports only showed up in the local press.



Did You See It? Fireball Lights up Night Sky of New York
March 19, 2019
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Fireball-Lights-Up-Night-Sky-New-York
    A fireball illuminated the night sky over a New York airport — and according to the American Meteor Society, dozens reported the astral sight. The organization received 87 reports about this fireball which was apparently seen over the Northeast, including Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

A Meteor? Glowing Object Filmed Falling in Siberian Sky
March 16, 2019
https://www.rt.com/russia/454028-krasnoyarsk-meteor-footage-russia/
    A shining object was captured descending from the sky on a dashcam video in Russia’s remote north. A witness claims it was a meteor. Another eyewitness told local journalists that it became “light and warm” during the incident.


Large Fireball over Belgium and Netherlands, seen also from UK, France and Germany

February 15, 2019
https://watchers.news/2019/02/19/fireball-belgium-february-15-2019/
    The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 107 eyewitness reports. The object was mostly seen from the Netherlands, northeastern Belgium and western Germany but people from southeastern England and as far south as Paris and Beaune, France also witnessed the event.

Mysterious Fireball Spotted over Cornwall
February 15, 2019
https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/mysterious-fireball-spotted-over-cornwall
    According to reports, the unidentified object looked like a meteor and was really slow and big.

Meteorite Soars through the Sky over Venezuela, starts Fire on Landing
February 10, 2019
https://sputniknews.com/latam/201902101072283836-meteorite-caracas-space-fire/
    Netizens took to Twitter after what it seems to be a bright meteorite soared through the sky over Venezuela and could be seen over Valencia, Victoria and Caracas.

But these bolides did eventually get in the news when one exploded upon entry near the Bering Straits on December 18, 2019 with the force of 10 Hiroshima bombs. Though this news was suppressed at first by NASA, the data was finally released to the scientific community. But if this bolide was big, Chelyabinsk was larger.


A 1,500 Ton Meteor Exploded over Earth with 10 Times the Energy Released by the Hiroshima Bomb
March 18, 2019
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6821883/A-1-500-TON-meteor
    Incredible images reveal a meteor that exploded in the Earth's atmosphere in December with ten times the force of the Hiroshima bomb - yet no one detected it. It was detected by military satellites which automatically informed NASA, but scientists outside these organisations have only recently assessed the data.

A Meteor Exploded over Earth with the Force of 10 Nuclear Bombs, and Nobody Noticed for 3 Months
March 18, 2019
https://www.thisisinsider.com/meteor-exploded-over-earth-nobody-noticed
    Meteors this large are rare, and tend to come only two or three times every 100 years. The blast, which occurred on December 18, was one of the largest of its kind in the last 30 years, second only to the meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, six years ago. It had about 40% of the energy release of Chelyabinsk. The 2013 fireball was the size of a six-story building and injured about 1,200 people with its impact.

ZetaTalk Statement 3/31/2019: The alarm over this meteor explosion is due to the approach, and even the impact, not being noticed for weeks. Chelyabinsk was noticed and quickly disabled by alert Russians, who shot it down, shattering the Chelyabinsk bolide. President Trump has recently ushered in the new US Space Force, and with good reason. Where the official explanation included protecting satellites and US interests from space junk, the covert reason was to provide an early warning system for the approach of major debris in the wafting tail of Nibiru, and a space based way to shatter this debris.

ZetaTalk Prediction 2/16/2013: Clearly not an asteroid, the Chelyabinsk meteor came from the direction of the Sun, where Planet X, aka Nibiru, is wafting its vast debris ridden tail. This meteor event is not the first nor will it be the last during this passage. Does the Chelyabinsk meteor usher in a new era of larger and more devastating fireballs descending upon the Earth? Without a question, and all will be coming from the direction of the Sun.

Should anyone doubt that this debris in the tail of Nibiru is upon us, just look at Alberto’s photos taken on March 13 and March 20, 2019. Using a Mylar filter, Alberto shows us the many minor moons in Nibiru’s tail, clearly delineated when the tail wafts in front of the Sun, between the Earth and Sun. Alberto has also noted that the trash in Nibiru’s tail seems to be rotating clockwise around the Sun, in the retrograde rotation of Nibiru.


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 07, 2019, 03:28:24 PM
To reinforce the topic of Marshall’s most recent article:

Very bright meteor fireball fragments over Krasnoyarsk, Russia - Third such event in four months

https://www.sott.net/article/410662-Very-bright-meteor-fireball-fragments-over-Krasnoyarsk-Russia-Third-such-event-in-four-months

Bright and noisy with a long, sparkling green and yellow tail, it was filmed by multiple observers in Krasnoyarsk region.

The phenomenon caused fear on the ground.

'I panicked as it sounded and looked like a plane on fire, I got really scared of the noise and shine it created', said a local woman from Krasnoyarsk, the large industrial city.

'I pulled a phone out of a pocket, but it flew across the sky so fast that I only caught a long white trace it left.'

Some residents said the meteor was blindingly bright, akin to the light and sparks created during intense welding work.

It split into several parts before disappearing in the sky somewhere over Irkutsk region, east of Krasnoyarsk.

The local ministry of emergencies confirmed it registered a meteor, and said that it didn't pose a threat to people or infrastructure.

It is the third major meteor or meteorite event in four months.

On 15 March a meteorite slammed into Krasnoyarsk region with local reports saying it 'warmed the air' and 'shook the ground' after streaking across the sky in a green, yellow and orange fireball.

This came down close to the site of the Tunguska Event in 1911 when a meteor exploded in the atmosphere wiping out 80 million trees, and with the estimated force of 185 Hiroshima bombs.

Expert Viktor Grokhovsky from Ural Federal University, studied the videos of the 6 April event and concluded that the recent space guest was a bolide.

'It exploded quite high in the sky somewhere over Irkutsk region,' he concluded.

'It was a bolide that moved with a speed higher than the New Tunguska meteorite (LINK) from Evenkia.

'Its structure must have been quite loose given that it split into fragments.'

The latest meteor incursion was spotted by dash cams and eye witnesses around 7 pm on 6 April.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on April 08, 2019, 04:55:54 AM
Here's a free online app from JPL that allows a customizable search of objects orbiting overhead.  It also allows users to create tables:

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb_query.cgi
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on April 08, 2019, 05:03:10 AM
Here are several apps together documenting what inbound objects NASA is deflecting, and when:

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/nda/nda.html

(https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/images/nda_screen.jpg)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on April 08, 2019, 05:18:46 AM
Here's a searchable database from NASA allowing users to view a list of inbound objects due overhead within the next 60 days:

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Potentially_Hazardous_Asteroids_2013.png/1100px-Potentially_Hazardous_Asteroids_2013.png)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 12, 2019, 06:11:23 PM
Here is the closest approach I have seen listed for some time.  0.6 Lunar Distances. 2019 GC6
...
http://www.spaceweather.com/

             Asteroid              Date(UT)          Miss Distance         Velocity (km/s)      Diameter (m)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 13, 2019, 05:19:39 AM
Wow that’s close!!  ??? ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on April 13, 2019, 07:13:52 AM
That's coming up on Thursday...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 14, 2019, 07:04:10 AM
Wow that’s close!!  ??? ???

2019 GC6 -
It is relatively close and the closest in awhile, but still approx this distance in miles: 143,313.6

Supposedly, one Lunar Distance = 238,856 miles, 
so if you multiply that by 0.6 (0.6 lunar distances) it gives about 143,313.6

(Is this about right?)
I was looking up the heights of satellites I think it will not interfere... (?)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 14, 2019, 07:08:34 AM
That's coming up on Thursday...

That's right... Or could be overnight Wednesday... ?

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2019%20GC6&orb=1
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 18, 2019, 02:36:19 PM
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/green-meteor-burned-so-bright-it-was-seen-from-vermont-to-south-carolina/700080

April 18, 2019
Green meteor burned so bright it was seen from Vermont to South Carolina

By Brian Lada, AccuWeather meteorologist and staff writer

A fireball blazed over the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday night with hundreds of people witnessing the meteor as it lit up the night sky.

A fireball is an incredibly bright meteor that illuminates the entire sky as it burns up in Earth’s atmosphere. Tuesday night’s fireball lasted much longer than a typical shooting star, being visible for nearly 10 seconds, according to videos showing the phenomenon.

Despite burning up near the coast of southern New Jersey, the fireball was visible from hundreds of miles away. Many of the reports on the American Meteor Society’s (AMS) fireball event page came out of the Washington, D.C. area, but some said they spotted it as far south as South Carolina and as far north as Vermont.

The light from the meteor was so intense that the lightning detector on the GOES-16 weather satellite detected the fireball.

People reported that the fireball glowed blue and green in color, with one person even observing that an explosion could be heard as it blazed overhead.

The color a meteor glows as it burns up in the Earth’s atmosphere is related to its chemical composition. Different chemicals and elements will emit different colors.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 18, 2019, 03:23:45 PM
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The light from the meteor was so intense that the lightning detector on the GOES-16 weather satellite detected the fireball.

Wow Barb, thanks for posting !!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 18, 2019, 03:37:08 PM
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The light from the meteor was so intense that the lightning detector on the GOES-16 weather satellite detected the fireball.

Wow Barb, thanks for posting !!

MadMax, wondering if any connection with the object which was supposed to come close last night or today...
When that meteorite hit Russia there was a close approach at the time. tptb said no connection.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 18, 2019, 04:07:04 PM
https://www.space.com/near-earth-asteroid-2019-gc6-flyby.html?utm_source=notification://www.space.com/near-earth-asteroid-2019-gc6-flyby.html?

A House-Size Asteroid Zipped by Earth Today

By Hanneke Weitering 5 hours ago Science & Astronomy

It was less than half the distance to the moon

An asteroid the size of a house gave Earth a close shave today (April 18), passing nearer to our planet than any other space rock will for the rest of this year — that is, as far as we know.

Named 2019 GC6, the asteroid was discovered by NASA's Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona, just last Tuesday (April 9), nine days before it flew by Earth. The giant rock made its closest approach this morning at 2:41 a.m. EDT (0641 GMT), when it whizzed by our plant at a safe distance of about 136,000 miles (219,000 kilometers), or slightly more than half the average distance between Earth and the moon.

At the time, the asteroid was traveling at a relative speed of about 12,600 mph (20,300 km/h), according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA estimated that the speeding space rock's diameter is "within a factor of two" of 49 feet (15 meters), which means it may be up to 98 feet (30 meters) wide.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on April 19, 2019, 07:12:54 PM
Ditto, Barb, thanks for posting.  It appears there were two meteors, one on April 16 and one on Apr 18, but when was that one seen over Russia?  Were there three?  It's difficult to keep up with all the fireballs and meteors.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 22, 2019, 04:23:49 PM
Ditto, Barb, thanks for posting.  It appears there were two meteors, one on April 16 and one on Apr 18, but when was that one seen over Russia?  Were there three?  It's difficult to keep up with all the fireballs and meteors.

Hi R.R. I should have mentioned the Russian one I referred too was the Chelyabinsk one, clear back on Feb 15, 2013. I had posted about both events that day...
OK found, it was[ (2012) DA14

https://www.space.com/19742-asteroid-2012-da14-flyby-surprising-facts.html
...
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-24553733/moment-meteor-exploded-over-russian-city

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/asteroid20130215.html  Russia Meteor Not Linked to Asteroid Flyby
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 22, 2019, 04:43:59 PM
Yowbarb Note: I am not an astronomer. Previously about 2-3 times I posted, I think there was a connection between the Russia Meteor hit in Chelyabinsk on Feb 15, 2013 and the close approaching object, (2012) DA14. Pretty hard to not believe that.
Here is a link to a NASA article, have not read it yet. Article says the two objects had a very different trajectory.

Not Linked to Asteroid Flyby  https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/asteroid20130215.html
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 22, 2019, 05:39:11 PM
Interesting report Barb!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on April 22, 2019, 06:21:58 PM
Yowbarb Note: I am not an astronomer. Previously about 2-3 times I posted, I think there was a connection between the Russia Meteor hit in Chelyabinsk on Feb 15, 2013 and the close approaching object, (2012) DA14. Pretty hard to not believe that.
Here is a link to a NASA article, have not read it yet. Article says the two objects had a very different trajectory.

Not Linked to Asteroid Flyby  https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/asteroid20130215.html
I feel there's a connection also.  Plus, thinking there's a connection with the two objects, and the PX system, somehow.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 22, 2019, 06:29:34 PM
Interesting report Barb!

Yes. I need to dig deeper read it thoroughly and try to decide if it is true or not. (Decide if it is true what NASA posted about no connection between the asteroid and the Chelyabinsk event.) It may not be possible for me to decide for sure but it seemed way to much of a coincidence when it happened.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 22, 2019, 06:29:55 PM
Yowbarb Note: I am not an astronomer. Previously about 2-3 times I posted, I think there was a connection between the Russia Meteor hit in Chelyabinsk on Feb 15, 2013 and the close approaching object, (2012) DA14. Pretty hard to not believe that.
Here is a link to a NASA article, have not read it yet. Article says the two objects had a very different trajectory.

Not Linked to Asteroid Flyby  https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/asteroid20130215.html
I feel there's a connection also.  Plus, thinking there's a connection with the two objects, and the PX system, somehow.

Yes I think you are right...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 26, 2019, 11:25:01 AM
Planet X Pole Shift Proof! Is Nibiru Hurling Asteroids At Us? Harvard Astronomy Chair's Shocking Find  ???

https://beforeitsnews.com/v3/paranormal/2019/2540986.html

via Jacob Israel and Coast to Coast AM

COAST TO COAST AM. The oceans are going to come up 700 ft and a new continent will emerge in the South Atlantic. Planet X photos and videos continue to be posted at poleshift.ning.com, he reported.

After the apocalyptic events, humanity is transitioning into a higher frequency, Gianninoto remarked, and there will be a new race of half-human/half Zetas who’ll have a life expectancy of 400 years, IQs of 300, and be entirely telepathic.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 02, 2019, 02:33:42 PM
As FEMA & NASA Carry Out 'Dress Rehearsal For Doomsday', The 'Lord Of Chaos' Asteroid 'Apophis' Heads Towards Earth: Are Govt Agencies Preparing For An Extinction Level Event In The Near Future?  :o


http://allnewspipeline.com/God_Of_Chaos_Asteroid_Heads_Towards_Earth.php


Plethora Of Stories Forecasting 'Asteroid Apocalypse' Come Out Within Days Of Each Other!!  ???


Yet as has long been warned, what has happened before can surely happen again though as this new story over at Justus Knight News which Steve Quayle had linked to on his website on Wednesday asks, is this all mass deception? We have embedded Justus's full video as the final video at the bottom of this story, a story within which we're going to take a look at the sudden mass influx of 'asteroid doom' stories all across the internet the last few days and why this all may be happening now.


As Mac Slavo had reported in this April 29th story at SHTFPlan, FEMA recently joined NASA in a 'dress rehearsal for doomsday', carrying out an 'asteroid apocalypse simulation' to help the agencies prepare for the 'dreaded event'. From Slavo's story.: 

NASA is going to be using a simulation of an “asteroid apocalypse” in order to help the space agency prepare for the cataclysmic event. And they are taking it seriously, as disaster planners from FEMA will join NASA for a dress rehearsal of doomsday.

International partners, including the European Space Agency (ESA), will also be a part of the simulation. The drill is said to be a “tabletop exercise” that will simulate just how a planetary asteroid emergency would play out in real time. Although an emergency on this scale has never happened, and factors such as the location of impact will have a massive effect on the response to such a globally catastrophic event.

According to the Metro UK, disaster planners from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will join with NASA to hold a “make-believe apocalypse” intended to “inform involved players of important aspects of a possible disaster and identify issues for accomplishing a successful response.” The scenario will begin with the fictional premise that on March 26, astronomers “discovered” a near-Earth object (a comet or asteroid which comes within 30 million miles of Earth and one they consider potentially hazardous to Earth), NASA wrote.

And as this story over at Epoch Times reports, an event such as a killer asteroid crashing into the Earth could very well happen in our lifetime's. And while nobody should lose any sleep over something that is out of all of our control, the threat of asteroid's is real nonetheless so it's good seeing somebody doing something to prepare. Check out the wording.: 

The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said that a major asteroid could crash into the Earth in our lifetime.

Jim Bridenstine, the agency’s administrator, said during a keynote speech at the International Academy of Astronautics’ 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland that the threat of asteroids is real.

“We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it’s not about movies,” Bridenstine said on April 29, reported Space.com. “This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know right now to host life, and that is the planet Earth.”


With even the White House recently putting out the document we've embedded at the very bottom of this story titled "NATIONAL NEAR-EARTH OBJECT PREPAREDNESS STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN", we think at least it's good that somebody is attempting to do something about a problem that will never go away and at it's greatest threat, wiped out the dinosaurs.


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on May 08, 2019, 05:00:30 PM
Bright meteor fireball lights up the skies from Wales to France and is recorded on multiple sky cameras!

https://www.sott.net/article/412635-Bright-meteor-fireball-lights-up-the-skies-from-Wales-to-France-and-is-recorded-on-multiple-sky-cameras

At 02:48GMT a meteor fireball lit up the skies at an estimated magnitude -5 brightness, apparently burning up over Cambridge, England. Multiple sky cameras from Cardiff, Wales to East Barnet in North London and Wimeraux, France captured the event.

While this brilliant sighting may be part of the Eta Aquariids, as SOTT's Fire In The Sky section has been documenting, fireball activity continues to increase with every passing year, and, throughout the year, at times when there isn't a known meteor shower occurring.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 18, 2019, 11:00:48 PM
Note from Yowbarb:
I don't remember seeing this one posted on the Spaceweather page a few days ago,
it might have been there:   2019JH7   0.2 LDs and 0.0004 AUs,
fairly close. Passed by the 16th.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on May 18, 2019, 11:06:39 PM
Yowbarb Note:
The Sky Live site did mention the upcoming close approach of 2019 JH7 and others, so have a look.

https://theskylive.com/near-earth-objects 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on June 08, 2019, 08:34:02 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/asteroid-nearly-width-football-field-183616060.html
Science
Asteroid nearly the width of a football field has small chance of hitting Earth this year

 Jordan Culver,USA TODAY 8 hours ago
   
An asteroid roughly the width of a football field will pass close enough to Earth this year to warrant the attention of the European Space Agency (ESA), though the space rock's actual threat to the planet is minimal. 

The asteroid, known as 2006 QV89, is one of 870 objects on the ESA’s risk list, which tracks “all objects for which a non-zero impact probability has been detected.” The asteroid is ranked fourth on the current risk list, but it is the only object in the top 10 with a chance of impacting Earth this year.
The ESA's risk list organizes near-Earth objects by their Palermo scale rating, which measures potential impact risks. 2006 QV89's value is -3.63.

According to the Center for Near Earth Object Studies; values on the scale "less than -2 reflect events for which there are no likely consequences."
The equivalent to 173 kilotons of TNT: Giant meteor exploded over Earth last year
Another close encounter:Jupiter will be so close this weekend, its moons will be visible with binoculars

The asteroid is about 131 feet in diameter, making it about 30 feet shorter than the width of a football field. According to the ESA’s impact table, 2006 QV89 has a .014 percent chance of impacting Earth on September 9. 

NASA defines Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) as asteroids that will get within 120.8 million miles of Earth. 


2006 QV89 was first observed by the Catalina Sky Observatory in Arizona in 2006. This isn’t the first time it has passed in near proximity to the planet – it had two close approaches in the 1950s, then one in the 60s, another in the 70s and two more in the 80s. 
There were two more close approaches by 2006 QV89 in 2003 and in 2006. According to the ESA, after this year, it’s set for another close approach in 2032. 

It's expected to pass 4.26 million miles away from Earth during its next close approach in September. For comparison, Earth's moon is an average of 238,900 miles away. In May, the asteroid 1999 KW4 — actually a system with two space rocks — passed about 3 million miles away from Earth. 
In June 2018, NASA released its National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan in an effort to improve the country’s ability to address the hazards of near-Earth objects (NEOs) by, “leveraging and enhancing existing national and international assets and adding important capabilities across government.”

That same report detailed the threat of even small NEOs, such as one in 2013 that created an explosion near Chelyabinsk, Russia, and injured more than 1,100 people. That meteor was only the size of a bus.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Asteroid nearly the width of a football field has small chance of hitting Earth this year
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on June 08, 2019, 09:29:50 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/asteroid-nearly-width-football-field-183616060.html
Science
Asteroid nearly the width of a football field has small chance of hitting Earth this year

 Jordan Culver,USA TODAY 8 hours ago
   
An asteroid roughly the width of a football field will pass close enough to Earth this year to warrant the attention of the European Space Agency (ESA), though the space rock's actual threat to the planet is minimal.

The asteroid, known as 2006 QV89, is one of 870 objects on the ESA’s risk list, which tracks “all objects for which a non-zero impact probability has been detected.” The asteroid is ranked fourth on the current risk list, but it is the only object in the top 10 with a chance of impacting Earth this year.
The ESA's risk list organizes near-Earth objects by their Palermo scale rating, which measures potential impact risks. 2006 QV89's value is -3.63.

According to the Center for Near Earth Object Studies; values on the scale "less than -2 reflect events for which there are no likely consequences."
The equivalent to 173 kilotons of TNT: Giant meteor exploded over Earth last year
Another close encounter:Jupiter will be so close this weekend, its moons will be visible with binoculars

The asteroid is about 131 feet in diameter, making it about 30 feet shorter than the width of a football field. According to the ESA’s impact table, 2006 QV89 has a .014 percent chance of impacting Earth on September 9.

NASA defines Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) as asteroids that will get within 120.8 million miles of Earth.


2006 QV89 was first observed by the Catalina Sky Observatory in Arizona in 2006. This isn’t the first time it has passed in near proximity to the planet – it had two close approaches in the 1950s, then one in the 60s, another in the 70s and two more in the 80s.
There were two more close approaches by 2006 QV89 in 2003 and in 2006. According to the ESA, after this year, it’s set for another close approach in 2032.

It's expected to pass 4.26 million miles away from Earth during its next close approach in September. For comparison, Earth's moon is an average of 238,900 miles away. In May, the asteroid 1999 KW4 — actually a system with two space rocks — passed about 3 million miles away from Earth.
In June 2018, NASA released its National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan in an effort to improve the country’s ability to address the hazards of near-Earth objects (NEOs) by, “leveraging and enhancing existing national and international assets and adding important capabilities across government.”

That same report detailed the threat of even small NEOs, such as one in 2013 that created an explosion near Chelyabinsk, Russia, and injured more than 1,100 people. That meteor was only the size of a bus.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Asteroid nearly the width of a football field has small chance of hitting Earth this year

ilinda, thanks for posting about this one, (2006 QV89)  had not heard of it,
I found it by browsing the site,  but do not see a 2019 close approach (??)

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi#top   
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on June 28, 2019, 12:17:08 PM
Time to head underground …

Astronomers spotted a car-size asteroid just hours before impact  :o

https://www.foxnews.com/science/astronomers-spotted-a-car-size-asteroid-just-hours-before-impact

Astronomers discovered a car-size asteroid hours before it slammed into Earth and burned up in the atmosphere this past weekend, news sources report.

Scientists in Hawaii initially spotted the asteroid, named 2019 MO, on Saturday (June 22). Soon after, the heavenly traveler broke apart in large fireball as it hit the atmosphere about 240 miles (380 kilometers) south of San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to the University of Hawaii.

This is only the fourth time in history that scientists have spotted an asteroid so close to impact. The other three detections all occurred within the past 11 years, including 2008 TC3, 2014 AA and 2018 LA, which landed as a meteorite in southern Africa just 7 hours after it was noticed by scientists. [Doomsday: 9 Real Ways Earth Could End]

Unlike 2018 LA, Earth's latest visitor was harmless and didn't make it to the ground. But the asteroid, 13 feet (4 meters) long, still made a spectacular fireball that was equivalent to about 6,000 tons of exploding TNT, according to the Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), which is run by the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California.

The asteroid's impact was so powerful, even satellites in orbit spotted it. Satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recorded its impact and destruction at 5:25 p.m. EDT (21:25 UTC), as you can see on this tweet below.

At the time of impact, 2019 MO was traveling about 33,300 mph (14.9 km/s), CNEOS reported. NOAA's Geostationary Lightning Mapper onboard the satellite GOES-East also mapped the asteroid, according to The Weather Channel.

That's good news, as we could all use a warning before asteroids cause enormous fireballs in the sky or send chunks of space rock hurtling toward Earth (makes us feel so “safe and secure”..)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on July 26, 2019, 04:54:56 AM
Yesterday, this meteor was filmed by a door camera in central Massachusetts:

(https://media.giphy.com/media/fZ7nxmhF5qR83FWqmT/giphy.gif)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF1QtJivpE8

Referred by Marfoogle News:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY7aGIgH8N0 @ around 6:00

Quote
Eyewitnesses said that this did not look like a normal meteor.

https://beta.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/07/25/two-nights-two-fireballs-back-back-meteors-lit-up-skies-northeast-this-week/?outputType=amp

Another capture of the same event:

(https://media.giphy.com/media/d7OFGJQrKZU2U310cs/giphy.gif)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2jv3xx0t8E

Complete description:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ1KxDsZ6WQ
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on July 26, 2019, 01:35:43 PM
R.R. thanks for posting that meteor over New England!
In spaceweather, an article
Space Weather News for July 25, 2019 
http://spaceweather.com
https://www.spaceweatheralerts.com

SMALL ASTEROID EXPLODES OVER CANADA:

Yesterday, July 24th, with no warning, a small asteroid traveling 45,000 mph hit Earth's atmosphere over Canada. The resulting explosion at 2:44 Eastern TIme was as bright as a full Moon, and scattered meteorites across the countryside near Bancroft, Ontario. An array of all-sky cameras belonging to the University of Western Ontario recorded the fireball:   
(http://www.spaceweather.com/images2019/25jul19/fireball.jpg?PHPSESSID=7rtg9ho4vbrangpo0cnk3qpnf)1

http://www.spaceweather.com/images2019/25jul19/fireball.jpg?PHPSESSID=7rtg9ho4vbrangpo0cnk3qpnf1
 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on July 29, 2019, 03:21:21 PM
Yikes! 'City-killer' asteroid bigger than the Statue of Liberty whizzed unnervingly close to Earth this week and scientists 'BARELY NOTICED in time'
  :o


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7290065/Asteroid-bigger-Statue-Liberty-whizzed-week-scientists-barely-noticed-time.html

Scientists announced the asteroid discovery just hours before its close approach
   
 Asteroid 2019 OK is about 100 meters wide, and came within 70,000 km of Earth
   
 At its closest approach on Thursday night, it was closer to Earth than the moon
   
Experts say impact from object of this size would be enough to 'devastate a city’  ???

A close shave this week with an asteroid estimated to be about 100 meters wide is yet another unnerving reminder of how ill-prepared we are for the threat of rogue space rocks.

Scientists with the Brazilian SONEAR survey detected the object, dubbed 2019 OK, on Wednesday and it was soon after confirmed by Ohio State’s All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae network.

By the time it was announced, 2019 OK was just hours away from its closest approach – which put it at a distance closer to Earth than the moon.

Thankfully, experts found it poses no immediate threat, and the asteroid zipped by without incident.

But, the surprise appearance has left many feeling unsettled.  :-[

Asteroid 2019 OK passed relatively close to Earth, at about 70,000 kilometers away (43, 496 miles).

For an object of its size, many say that’s a bit too close for comfort.

While it isn’t large enough to bring on an Armageddon-style event reminiscent of the dinosaur-killing asteroid, Brown notes that a moderate-size impact ‘could devastate a city.’

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on July 29, 2019, 07:45:17 PM
That is probably how it will happen some day--an unnoticed space object is hurtling toward Earth, and is only observed a few hours prior to impact.  In that instance, the most likely scenario will be that only a handful of insiders will be in the know, and even at that, they still might not have time to predict, and move to a "safer" location.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 10, 2019, 09:22:35 PM
That is probably how it will happen some day--an unnoticed space object is hurtling toward Earth, and is only observed a few hours prior to impact.  In that instance, the most likely scenario will be that only a handful of insiders will be in the know, and even at that, they still might not have time to predict, and move to a "safer" location.

ilinda, MadMax I feel you are right about this scenario, and yes sooner or later there probably will be a "city killer"
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 10, 2019, 09:31:48 PM
There was a fairly close close approach Sept 7th which I just noticed on the Spaceweather chart.
Not seeing the actual Discovery Date, I used to see that.
...
https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/   See: 2019 RC1  This is an Apollo Object

Sept 07, 2019        Object name: 2019 RC1
Minimum distance  Lunar Distances:  0.48 
                            Au 0.00122
Condition Code: 8   
"...The uncertainty parameter is also known as condition code in JPL's Small-Body Database Browser."  The scale is 0 to 9. The higher the number the higher the uncertainty of astronomers about its course.

...
https://www.spaceweather.com/  Recent & Upcoming Earth-asteroid encounters: 
...
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/A/Apollo+Asteroids    Apollo asteroids

Apollo asteroids are Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) with perihelion distances less than 1.017 AU, and semi-major axis greater than 1 AU. They have sizes less than 10 km (1866 Sisyphus is the largest discovered so far) and form the majority of the population of Earth-crossing and Potentially Hazardous asteroids.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 10, 2019, 09:58:37 PM
That is probably how it will happen some day--an unnoticed space object is hurtling toward Earth, and is only observed a few hours prior to impact.  In that instance, the most likely scenario will be that only a handful of insiders will be in the know, and even at that, they still might not have time to predict, and move to a "safer" location.

It may be that some who are in the know can board a jet and get to a presumably safer location...
Seems that astronomers would  have a contingency plan for such an event. This is not to say they will arrive safely anywhere...  Hopefully they will be safe and hopefully the majority of the human race will get through it...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 11, 2019, 03:39:40 PM
Another "Close-Call".. Sept. 7th ..
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 11, 2019, 07:19:49 PM
Only half the distance to the moon, and 7 miles across.  That would make a pretty hefty splash in any ocean it would hit.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Jimfarmer on September 11, 2019, 10:54:13 PM
Only half the distance to the moon, and 7 miles across.  That would make a pretty hefty splash in any ocean it would hit.

The units abbreviation "m" means meters.  Miles is "mi".
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 11, 2019, 11:42:13 PM
Only half the distance to the moon, and 7 miles across.  That would make a pretty hefty splash in any ocean it would hit.

7 meters as Jim mentioned... which means a diameter of the object of 21 feet+
although much smaller this also would create a whole lotta damage.
One former town hall administrator in Georgia had a small meteorite crash through one wall near the ceiling and pass through the house and exit another wall. They never found the object. They feel it was a really small object but wow it sure carried with it a lot of velocity and force...

I am guessing maybe smaller than a baseball...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 11, 2019, 11:44:28 PM
Another "Close-Call".. Sept. 7th ..

MadMax, yes that was fairly close.
It's the same one I mentioned in Reply #674.
That was a previous page, a few posts back you probably couldn't see that...
If PX comes in closer as we expect it will push and also carry objects with it...
Stay safe everyone... Reinforced concrete domes would probably stand up to smallish meteorites... If they were partly buried with bermed earth it would lessen impact...

https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/   See: 2019 RC1  This is an Apollo Object

Sept 07, 2019        Object name: 2019 RC1
Minimum distance  Lunar Distances:  0.48
                            Au 0.00122
Condition Code: 8   
"...The uncertainty parameter is also known as condition code in JPL's Small-Body Database Browser."  The scale is 0 to 9. The higher the number the higher the uncertainty of astronomers about its cours
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on September 12, 2019, 02:12:05 PM
Only half the distance to the moon, and 7 miles across.  That would make a pretty hefty splash in any ocean it would hit.

The units abbreviation "m" means meters.  Miles is "mi".
Thanks for the correction--it would make no sense to mix metric with imperial systems in the same article/chart.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 13, 2019, 04:43:35 PM
Guess they didn’t see this one coming ..

Boulder falls on Virginia highway after meteor lights up the night sky, confusing many  8) :-[

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/article235053072.html

Read more here: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/article235053072.html#storylink=cpy

A boulder came out of nowhere and landed on a Virginia highway overnight, leading to confusion when the timing followed widespread reports of a fireball streaking along the East Coast late Thursday.

The American Meteor Society says it received nearly 40 reports from people who saw a “fireball” over the Carolinas and Virginia, including callers from the Richmond area where the boulder fell.

Witnesses said the fireball appeared around 8 p.m. moving to the north, and dash cam video obtained by ABC11 showed it appeared on the horizon as a bright white ball with a tail of fire.

Hours later came news that a boulder had mysteriously appeared on a highway southeast of Richmond — and it was big enough to throw a passing car onto its roof, Lt. Justin Aronson of the Chesterfield County Police said on Twitter.

Aronson posted photos of the boulder surrounded by orange cones and flares, along with an image of the unlucky car resting on its front windshield. The rock was the size of a picnic table, TV station WTVR reported.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 14, 2019, 04:44:02 PM
An asteroid larger than some of the world's tallest buildings will zip by Earth Saturday  ???

On Saturday, an asteroid will pass by Earth that's larger than some of the tallest buildings on the planet.

Asteroid 2000 QW7 is estimated to be between 290 meters and 650 meters in diameter, or between 951 and 2,132 feet, according to NASA. The world's tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which reaches 2,717 feet tall. The second tallest building is the Shanghai Tower at 2,073 feet.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 21, 2019, 01:11:30 PM
Two more "close calls" (i.e. LD < 1.0)!  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 21, 2019, 07:48:17 PM
Thks for the info, MadMax,
true today's object 2019 SD1 is 0.7 Lunar distances! Not sure if it went by yet,
Barb T.
...
https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on September 21, 2019, 10:10:32 PM
Yowbarb Note: This might be the meteorite from May. Didn't see a date in the video description.

METEORITE CAUGHT ON CAMERA ABOVE TASMANIA!!! (Full Version) 2019  0:20  24,324 views

https://youtu.be/2etAOarqKLs

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Published on Sep 20, 2019
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 26, 2019, 03:01:11 PM


Four more "close calls":  :o

https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 26, 2019, 03:12:10 PM
They have been missing a *lot* recently haven’t they ..  ???

NASA pushes ahead with its plan to build a $600million telescope to detect potentially devastating 'city killer' asteroids

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7502445/NASA-pushes-ahead-plan-build-telescope-spot-potentially-devastating-asteroids.html

According to NASA, 2019 OK would have triggered a blast wave with the power to lay waste to an area of around 50 miles (81 kilometres) in diameter, had it entered the Earth's atmosphere.

Astronomers have expressed concern at how close to the Earth the asteroid had managed to get before it was detected. 

'This one did sneak up on us and it is an interesting story on the limitations of our survey network,' said NASA planetary defence officer Lindley Johnson on July 25.

'This object slipped through a whole series of our capture nets,' NASA Centre for Near-Earth Studies manager Paul Chodas told The Times.

'I wonder how many times this situation has happened without the asteroid being detected ???

The earliest that NASA could launch the monitoring satellite now would be 2025. (Too Late!!)

Dr Mainzer cautioned that current telescopes are ineffective at spotting asteroids before it becomes too late to avert a potentially catastrophic impact.

The Chelyabinsk meteor that only measured around 56–66 feet (17–20 m) across, for example, caused extensive ground damage and around 1,500 injuries when it exploded in the Earth's atmosphere over Russia back in the February of 2013.

In contrast, the large asteroid that hit the Earth and triggered the extinction of the dinosaurs was thought to have been around 6 miles (10 km) across.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on September 26, 2019, 03:27:28 PM
One chart “says it all” ..

http://zetatalk.com/newsletr/issue678.htm

Nibiru is denied. From Heads of State to observatories to the media to the very wealthy – they are all guilty as Hell. The elite hope to maintain the Status Quo where they are on top of the pile as long as possible. They rightfully should expect the public to be furious about the lack of warning. How does one warn the public and ensure they survive to service the elite in the future? Apparently, by presenting Nibiru in disguise. Take for instance the increasing barrage of debris from Nibiru’s tail. Why are there so many Asteroids lately? We are told the result of Nibiru’s presence, but not the true cause of the debris traffic.


An Asteroid Larger than some of the World's Tallest Buildings will Zip by Earth Saturday
September 14, 2019
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/14/world/asteroid-flyby-2000
   
 Astronomers don't believe the asteroid poses any danger, but NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies is tracking it. In June, astronomers showed that telescopes could provide enough warning to allow people to move away from an asteroid strike on Earth.

ZetaTalk Comment 7/31/2019: Asteroid 2019 OK came from the direction of the Sun, and thus astronomers failed to notice its approach. When Near Earth Asteroids come from the direction of the Sun, where Nibiru rides at present, these are not Asteroids. This is debris in the tail of Nibiru, and we suggest that astronomers start looking in that direction for the next threat, as this debris will be on the increase. Chelyabinsk, which the Russians shot down in 2013, was such a chunk of debris from the tail of Nibiru, and it too came from the direction of the Sun.

ZetaTalk Comment 3/15/1998: The asteroid 1997 XF11 is one such effort to prepare the populace for cataclysmic Earth changes and to start them thinking about the likelihood of such changes.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on September 27, 2019, 06:23:09 AM
That issue of Zetatalk did have great graphics, and it makes sense that we can discern which asteroids are part of the debris tail by noting which direction they came from. 
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 01, 2019, 04:56:50 PM
0.4 LD!  :-[
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 02, 2019, 10:20:01 AM
That may be the closest pass yet!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on October 02, 2019, 01:54:25 PM
Did anyone see it?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 02, 2019, 04:08:52 PM
Here is another one ..

Asteroid the size of a house will come closer to the Earth than the moon when it hurtles past at 19,000 miles per hour tomorrow  ???

    The colossal chunk of space rock spanning 62ft (19m) has been named 2019 SP3
    NASA describes the close proximity of this space rock as 'potentially hazardous'
    It will come closer to Earth than the moon, which is about 239,000 miles away

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7529227/Asteroid-size-house-come-closer-Earth-moon-tomorrow.html

A house-sized asteroid will swing past the Earth tomorrow at a distance so close it is classified as 'potentially hazardous'.

The colossal chunk of space rock spanning 62ft (19m) has been named 2019 SP3 and will be shoot past the planet at more than 19,000 miles per hour.

NASA describes the close proximity of this space rock as 'potentially hazardous', even though it will only pass within about 230,000 miles (370,000km) of our planet's surface.

This means it will be closer than the moon, which is about 239,000 miles (384,000km) away.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 13, 2019, 04:15:08 PM
Huge Fireball Changes Night Into Day Over Northeast China  ???

https://strangesounds.org/2019/10/fireball-turns-night-into-day-video-china.html

A huge fireball meteor lit up the sky over northeast China on Friday (Oct. 11).
The disintegration was so powerful that it turned night into day across a wide area.


Huge fireball changes night into day over China on October 11 2019, Huge fireball changes night into day over China on October 11 2019 video
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 21, 2019, 04:09:47 PM
Two more "near misses" .. Tick Tock Tick ...  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 27, 2019, 06:49:18 AM
Incoming! Five asteroids flew past Earth Friday - one twice as big as Empire State Building

https://www.sott.net/article/422722-Incoming-Five-asteroids-flew-past-Earth-Friday-one-twice-as-big-as-Empire-State-Building

Five asteroids will skim past Earth today and one of them is bigger than the tallest building in the world.

Asteroid 1998 HL1 is so big that some astronomers think it will be possible to see from Earth.

The Virtual Telescope Project will be live streaming the colossal asteroid's flypast, which you'll be able to watch on YouTube from 6pm BST.

Astronomer Gian Masi wrote under the video: "The Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (162082) 1998 HL1 will have a close, but safe, encounter with us, coming at about 6.2 millions of km from the Earth.

"The Virtual Telescope Project will show it to you live, online: join from your home!"

Asteroid 1998 HL1 is estimated to have a diameter of up to 3248 feet, making it taller than the Burj Khalifa.

The asteroid is expected to make its closest approach to Earth at 6:21pm BST.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 27, 2019, 01:32:07 PM
Three more (0.5 LD or less) ...  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on October 27, 2019, 03:03:41 PM
I guess there's no doubt at this point that we're in the debris field... :-X
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on October 27, 2019, 07:10:11 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on October 31, 2019, 02:46:41 PM
Here is another on (i.e. LD = 0.5) ..  :-[
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 02, 2019, 06:58:57 AM

0.014 LD !!!!!  :o

Halloween surprise! Asteroid narrowly missed Earth yesterday - Discovered as it flew by - Closest on record!!!

https://www.sott.net/article/423038-Halloween-surprise-Asteroid-narrowly-missed-Earth-yesterday-Discovered-as-it-flew-by-Closest-on-record

According to data from these early observations, the asteroid came closer to the surface of our planet (without actually colliding with our atmosphere) than any other close approach in NASA's database of known near-Earth objects.  :o

Even space rocks are supplying jump scares on Halloween, just like your favorite horror flick.

A near-Earth asteroid currently identified as C0PPEV1 was spotted in the early morning hours Thursday by the Catalina Sky Survey, based in Arizona, and shortly thereafter by New Mexico's Magdalena Ridge Observatory and Arizona's Mt. Lemmon Steward Observatory

According to data from these early observations, the asteroid came closer to the surface of our planet (without actually colliding with our atmosphere) than any other close approach in NASA's database of known near-Earth objects.

Simulations show the asteroid passing above southern Africa within 3,852 miles (6,200 km) at the moment of closest approach, around 7:45 a.m. PT. To get an idea of how close this is, consider that many telecommunications satellites orbit at an altitude of 22,236 miles (35,786 km).
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 02, 2019, 07:24:06 AM
Is my math correct @ .01 lunar distance?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on November 02, 2019, 05:22:21 PM
Is my math correct @ .01 lunar distance?
The moon varies a bit in its distance from us, but 238,900 miles is from the most recent search, so 0.01 of that = 2,389 miles.  A LD of 0.016 would be a bit closer, as that would be about 3,822 miles, which is really close to 3852 miles, the distance it is said to have passed over southern Africa.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 02, 2019, 05:23:14 PM
Thanks Ilinda!  :)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 03, 2019, 08:55:55 AM
Tick, Tock, Tick..  :-[
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2019, 10:30:32 AM
I guess there's no doubt at this point that we're in the debris field... :-X

RR I think you are right on this...  :o
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2019, 10:32:14 AM
Tick, Tock, Tick..  :-[

MadMax thanks for keeping up with all this, it's very much needed here on the Town Hall.
At least readers will have some sort of heads up, so it's good...
All The Best,
Barb T.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on November 03, 2019, 12:53:41 PM
Thanks Ilinda!  :)
Isn't it ironic, though, that just a few days ago, as an admin, I sent a letter to members encouraging them to continue posting, etc., and even gave a hypothetical scenario, such as posting about an incoming asteroid that might swing within 0.1 LD of the Earth,  but in reality, the one that Southern Africa experienced yesterday is almost ten times closer that that, at 0.016 LD.

And we can thank MadMax for continuing to remind us...tick, tock, tick.......
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 03, 2019, 01:41:43 PM
Thanks Ilinda!  :)
Isn't it ironic, though, that just a few days ago, as an admin, I sent a letter to members encouraging them to continue posting, etc., and even gave a hypothetical scenario, such as posting about an incoming asteroid that might swing within 0.1 LD of the Earth,  but in reality, the one that Southern Africa experienced yesterday is almost ten times closer that that, at 0.016 LD.

And we can thank MadMax for continuing to remind us...tick, tock, tick.......

Linda thanks for this info. Yes it would be good if Members did post far more especially science stuff... survival info.
I have a feeling Members may be having difficulty posting. We will see.
I got an email from Marshall about a possible fix in the future.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 04, 2019, 04:22:08 PM
0.4 and 0.5 LDs close approach Nov 04, 2019 neojpl   https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 04, 2019, 04:23:27 PM
Tick, Tock, Tick..  :-[

Madmax. yes, and there's more... 0.4 and 0.5 lunar distances from earth sometime today...  (screen shot is previous post...)

https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 04, 2019, 11:13:50 PM
2019 VA flyby Nov 02.

https://nypost.com/2019/11/04/asteroid-size-of-bus-zips-by-earth-closer-than-the-moon-hours-after-nasa-spots-it/

Asteroid size of bus zips by Earth closer than the Moon 'hours after NASA spots it
By Harry Pettit, The SunNovember 4, 2019 | 2:14pm

12 hours ago - An asteroid the size of a double-decker bus has skimmed perilously close to Earth – and NASA almost missed it. The space rock cruised past at speeds of 19,000 mph, passing three times closer to our planet than the distance from Earth to the Moon. Terrifyingly, NASA admitted the the flyby over the weekend wasn’t picked up by its asteroid-tracking radars until it was too late to act.

The rock was only spotted a day before it rocketed past our planet, according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

NASA had just enough time to calculate its orbit and determine it posed no threat to Earth before the flyby took place.

Known as 2019 VA, the 42-foot object passed within 65,100 miles of Earth on the afternoon of November 2.

That may sound like quite a distance, but to put it into context, the Moon orbits Earth at a distance of around 240,000 miles.

NASA considers anything that passes within 120 million miles of Earth a “Near Earth Object” that may threaten our planet.

Worryingly, 2019 VA was only slightly smaller than the famous Chelyabinsk meteor that detonated over Russia in 2013.

More than 1,500 people were injured by the explosion, with 7,200 buildings damaged by the enormous shock wave it produced.

This weekend’s flyby is one of several close passes nearly missed by NASA this year.

Last month, the agency admitted it almost missed a huge asteroid that skimmed past Earth.

A 450-foot space rock deemed “the largest to pass this close to Earth in 100 years” was missed in September due to poor weather conditions.

While these close misses are more than a little unnerving, there’s no need to panic just yet.

NASA believes none of the thousands of NEOs that it keeps an eye on are currently on a collision course with our planet.

“NASA knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small,” it says.

“In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”

Even if they were to hit our planet, asteroids of this size would not wipe out life as we know it....
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 08, 2019, 05:05:56 PM

Asteroid due to speed past Earth today will come almost as close as the moon!!  ???

https://www.rt.com/news/472933-asteroid-flyby-close-as-moon/

Once again, an asteroid is set to make a high-speed, “close” flyby of the Earth, coming within a minimum distance of 487,000 km, which is slightly more than the average orbit of the moon.

Asteroid 2019 UM12, measuring up to 69 meters (230ft) in diameter and traveling at speeds of over 30,700 mph, will come closest to us at 17:41 UTC on November 7. Only discovered by NASA on October 24, the space rock has never passed through this neck of the cosmic woods before and likely won’t ever again.


The asteroid measures some 3.7 times bigger than the space rock which buzzed the Earth at half the lunar distance on November 4.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 09, 2019, 02:34:46 AM
2019 UM13  0.0032  was the predicted close approach speed, pretty close but wasn't expected to hit...
Max, do these close ones kick out fireballs toward earth... on their closest pass?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 09, 2019, 01:57:02 PM
0.4 LDs and 0.5 LDs both passing by today, Nov 09, 2019

https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 10, 2019, 11:56:38 AM
NASA spots swarm of 16 'city killer' sized asteroids on near-Earth approach    :o

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/nasa-spots-swarm-16-city-20531382

A huge swarm of asteroids, each one big enough to take out a mid-sized city on its own, has been spotted by NASA heading our way.

The largest asteroid from the 16-strong group is said to be bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

According to the agency’s Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), seven of the asteroids will make their closest approach to Earth tomorrow, October 8.

The space rocks’ CNEOS designations are are 2019 TU, 2019 TW1, 2019 RK, 2019 TC1, 2019 SB6, 2019 TM and 2019 TS.

The following day, a second wave of asteroids will arrive. These objects – 2019 TV1, 2019 TZ and 2019 SL7 – will be shooting past the Earth in the early hours of Wednesday, UK time.

These objects range from 95 to 125ft in diameter, and would cause major devastation if they were to hit a populated area.

2019 TV1 and 2019 TZ are expected to miss the Earth by a distance of several million miles while 2019 SL7 will approach Earth from a distance of only 0.00363 astronomical units or about 337,000 miles away.

The largest object of the group, 2019 SX5, is 450 feet across. This huge object, comparable in size with Egypt’s Great Pyramid, will approach the Earth on October 10.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 17, 2019, 08:29:29 AM
Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid could hit Earth in 2022!!  ???  :o

https://www.sott.net/article/424072-Asteroid-the-size-of-the-Great-Pyramid-could-hit-Earth-in-2022


Scientists from the American space agency claim that asteroids the size of a football field collide with our planet every 2000 years, with another giant rock now heading towards the Earth.

NASA just announced when a giant asteroid, known as JF1, would hit Earth if it continues on its current trajectory - and it's not too far from now.

The American space agency predicted that a 128-meter-long space rock - the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt - could collide with our planet on 6 May 2022, potentially causing devastating consequences by wiping out an entire city just in seconds and causing millions of deaths.

As JF1 is believed to strike the Earth with a power of 230 kilotons of TNT - 15 times higher than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima that was equivalent in energy to 15 kilotons of TNT.

"Larger NEOs [Near-Earth Objects] greater than 140 meters would have the potential to inflict severe damage to entire regions or contents," a report delivered to the White House on the dangers of an asteroid impact back in 2018 said.

"Such objects would strike Earth with a minimum energy of over 60 megatons of TNT, which is more than the most powerful nuclear device ever tested. Fortunately, these are far less common and are easier to detect and track than smaller NEOs," the report added.

While the agency says that the probability of an asteroid hitting the Earth on the estimated date is still quite low - being only 0.026 - its giant size and potential impact from collision means that its movement is still being closely observed by NASA's monitoring system, Sentry.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 19, 2019, 04:22:50 PM
0.2 LD !!  ???  :-[
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 20, 2019, 04:54:16 AM
I think that wins the prize for the closest one so far... :-X
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on November 20, 2019, 10:39:50 AM
I think that wins the prize for the closest one so far... :-X
There was one REALLY close, but on the other side of globe, so most of those posting here only saw/read about it later:

   

Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
« Reply #709 on: November 03, 2019, 12:53:41 PM »

 
Quote from: R.R. Book on November 02, 2019, 05:23:14 PM

    Thanks Ilinda!  :)

Isn't it ironic, though, that just a few days ago, as an admin, I sent a letter to members encouraging them to continue posting, etc., and even gave a hypothetical scenario, such as posting about an incoming asteroid that might swing within 0.1 LD of the Earth,  but in reality, the one that Southern Africa experienced yesterday is almost ten times closer than that, at 0.016 LD.

And we can thank MadMax for continuing to remind us...tick, tock, tick.......
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 20, 2019, 03:19:36 PM
Quote
And we can thank MadMax for continuing to remind us...tick, tock, tick.......

Anytime! Tick, Tock, Tick ..  ;)

More incoming: NASA detects three asteroids currently approaching Earth!!

https://www.sott.net/article/424223-More-incoming-NASA-detects-three-asteroids-currently-approaching-Earth

NASA's asteroid tracking system is currently monitoring three space rocks that are expected to approach Earth tomorrow, Nov. 20. According to the agency, the biggest asteroid in the group is about half as tall as the Marina Bay Sands Hotel.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 22, 2019, 04:30:17 PM
They didn’t see this one coming ..

What in the world was that? Loud boom, shaking, rattles many in the Wichita metro area

http://www.kake.com/story/41263444/what-in-the-world-was-that-loud-boom-shaking-rattles-many-in-the-wichita-metro-area

The American Meteor Society has weighed in on the "boom" that many of us around Kansas and Oklahoma heard earlier this afternoon. It appears as if the best answer to the boom we heard is a meteor, but this hasn't been confirmed.

"If you noticed an overhead flash at this time please report your observations to The American Meteor Society. They rely on people from all over the world to submit sightings of meteors," the Lake Afton Public Observatory writes in a Facebook post.

Ruby Welch posted via Facebook that the boom "shook her house" and thought that "something blew up in (her) neighborhood.”
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 23, 2019, 04:33:16 PM

Mysterious 'Large Fireball Falling to Earth' Crashes in Salem, Police Investigate!!  ???

https://www.newsweek.com/mysterious-large-fireball-salem-oregon-sighting-1473469

Police are investigating a mysterious "large fireball falling to the earth" spotted in Salem, Oregon, in the southwest of Polk County.

The fiery trail was reported by a local resident around 4:50 p.m. (local time) on Thursday, according to Lt. Dustin Newman, a spokesman for the Polk County Sheriff's Office (PCSO), the Statesman Journal reports.

The incident was reported as a plane crash but its exact location remains undetermined, according to the PCSO, which posted images of the sighting on its official Facebook page.

"PCSO is currently investigating a large fireball falling to the earth in the southwest area of Polk County. The fireball was reported as a plane crash and PCSO is working to locate a possible landing location and exactly what the fireball is," the PCSO said on its official Facebook page.

"After the 911 call came we were able to get a helicopter in the area (as it is pretty remote) and they didn't see anything of concern. There were no reports of downed aircraft either. We really believe it was a meteor as yesterday there was a somewhat rare meteor shower in our area as well," Sheriff Mark Garton from the PCSO told Newsweek.


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 23, 2019, 04:49:46 PM
ROCKY HORROR Huge 500ft asteroid to skim past Earth at 38,000mph on MONDAY, Nasa reveals

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10402548/nasa-asteroid-earth-distance-speed-size-2019-vf1/

NASA expects an enormous asteroid to make a "close approach" to Earth on Monday, November 25.

The hefty space rock measures up to 492 feet in diameter – and is officially designated as a "near-Earth object".

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 23, 2019, 07:13:25 PM
RE One of the scariest ones listed in your post, previous, maybe it won't come so close after all?
Looked it up,  2019 TF7 was removed from Sentry list Oct 15, 2019, is on removed objects list Pg 4  https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/sentry/removed.html
Meanwhile, I found this November 01, 2019 article,  2019 TF7

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_TF7

2019 TF7 is an asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 800 meters (0.50 miles) in diameter. It was discovered on 7 October 2019 and with the orbital uncertainty still high after 4 days of observation, it had the rare chance of impacting Earth in less than 2 years on 26 June 2021.[5][4] The line of variation (LOV) was 730 million km long and overlapped Earth's position. It was listed at the top of the European Space Agency risk list due to its large size and near-term threat. Precovery images from 18 September 2019 were located, extending the observation arc to 23 days, and the object was removed from the Sentry Risk Table. On 26 June 2021 the asteroid will be 4.9 AU (730 million km) from Earth.

This page was last edited on 1 November 2019, at 15:23 (UTC).
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 23, 2019, 07:25:05 PM
https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/sentry/  Sentry list

Impact Risk Data
The following table summarizes by object the potential future Earth impact events that the JPL Sentry System has detected based on currently available observations. Click on the object designation to go to a page with full details on that object.

Sentry is a highly automated collision monitoring system that continually scans the most current asteroid catalog for possibilities of future impact with Earth over the next 100 years. Whenever a potential impact is detected it will be analyzed and the results immediately published here, except in unusual cases where we seek independent confirmation. It is normal that, as additional observations become available, objects will disappear from this table whenever there are no longer any potential impact detections. For this reason we maintain a list of removed objects with the date of removal.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 23, 2019, 07:52:46 PM
ROCKY HORROR Huge 500ft asteroid to skim past Earth at 38,000mph on MONDAY, Nasa reveals

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10402548/nasa-asteroid-earth-distance-speed-size-2019-vf1/

NASA expects an enormous asteroid to make a "close approach" to Earth on Monday, November 25.

The hefty space rock measures up to 492 feet in diameter – and is officially designated as a "near-Earth object".

MadMax, although so far, these frightening, recently-discovered asteroids do not end up hitting earth, one thing is, there seems to be more close ones that were JUST DISCOVERED. (This seems sort of new, doesn't it?)
- Barb T.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 24, 2019, 06:30:52 AM
Interesting to note from the table that Barb linked, under the column "potential impacts" that the same asteroid could make multiple strikes.  I had always assumed that once one hit an orb, it remained there permanently.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 24, 2019, 09:33:53 AM
Interesting to note from the table that Barb linked, under the column "potential impacts" that the same asteroid could make multiple strikes.  I had always assumed that once one hit an orb, it remained there permanently.

RR interesting point, one which I hope we all never have to find out the answer to to, directly...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 24, 2019, 09:35:19 AM
ROCKY HORROR Huge 500ft asteroid to skim past Earth at 38,000mph on MONDAY, Nasa reveals

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10402548/nasa-asteroid-earth-distance-speed-size-2019-vf1/

NASA expects an enormous asteroid to make a "close approach" to Earth on Monday, November 25.

The hefty space rock measures up to 492 feet in diameter – and is officially designated as a "near-Earth object".

Madmax, RE 2019 TM7 thankfully this (big ugly thing) Apollo object, hurtled on by,  24.05 km/sec pretty fast...
Close approach data:
0.028 fairly close but not as close as a lot of objects...
It was given a Condition Code 8 upon discovery, on a scale of 0 - 9.

Definitions:

"The "condition code" is a measurement of the uncertainty of the object's orbit. It ranges from a low of "0", meaning that we're very certain about the orbit, to a high of "9", meaning that we're very uncertain. Additional measurements over time can be used to more accurately predict the object's orbit." plaidhat1, Reddit conversation

Uncertainty parameter
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The uncertainty parameter U is a parameter introduced by the Minor Planet Center (MPC) to quantify concisely the uncertainty of a perturbed orbital solution for a minor planet. The parameter is a logarithmic scale from 0 to 9 that measures the anticipated longitudinal uncertainty in the minor planet's mean anomaly after 10 years. The uncertainty parameter is also known as condition code in JPL's Small-Body Database Browser

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 24, 2019, 10:01:51 AM
NEO Chart, Spaceweather site, Nov 24, 2019.
There aren't any really close approaches listed at this time, between now and January 20th.
As it says above the chart, new objects are being found all the time.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on November 25, 2019, 10:33:11 AM
Interesting to note from the table that Barb linked, under the column "potential impacts" that the same asteroid could make multiple strikes.  I had always assumed that once one hit an orb, it remained there permanently.

RR interesting point, one which I hope we all never have to find out the answer to to, directly...

Am now thinking that the intended meaning of that column on the chart must be more along the lines of "potential locations where the asteroid could hit," meaning hit once and then coming to a permanent rest.  In other words, the producer of the chart is trying to narrow down the number of possible locations to a few likely possibilities, perhaps based upon software modelling.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on November 25, 2019, 08:57:49 PM
Interesting to note from the table that Barb linked, under the column "potential impacts" that the same asteroid could make multiple strikes.  I had always assumed that once one hit an orb, it remained there permanently.

RR interesting point, one which I hope we all never have to find out the answer to to, directly...
Yikes, also, as I had never thought about one asteroid making multiple hits.  Would it be like, when we were children and skipped those rocks across water ?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 25, 2019, 11:37:00 PM
Interesting to note from the table that Barb linked, under the column "potential impacts" that the same asteroid could make multiple strikes.  I had always assumed that once one hit an orb, it remained there permanently.

RR interesting point, one which I hope we all never have to find out the answer to to, directly...
Yikes, also, as I had never thought about one asteroid making multiple hits.  Would it be like, when we were children and skipped those rocks across water ?

ilinda, I think you are probably right about that...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 26, 2019, 02:45:57 PM
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MadMax, although so far, these frightening, recently-discovered asteroids do not end up hitting earth, one thing is, there seems to be more close ones that were JUST DISCOVERED. (This seems sort of new, doesn't it?)- Barb

Good point Barb!

0.5 LD... 35M!  ???  :-[
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 26, 2019, 03:06:22 PM
The are concerned about SOMETHING,, wonder what ??  ???

Russian space agency plans to place telescopes on Moon to track dangerous asteroids
The system will track potentially dangerous objects against the Sun’s background and in deep space


https://tass.com/science/1092363

MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos plans to place telescopes on its future lunar base in the southern pole of the Earth’s natural satellite to monitor dangerous asteroids and comets, Roscosmos Executive Director for Science and Long-Term Programs Alexander Bloshenko told TASS on Monday.

The telescopes on the Moon together with the satellites at the Lagrangian points of the Sun-Earth system are set to make up the global system of monitoring asteroid and comet dangers. The system will track potentially dangerous objects against the Sun’s background and in deep space, the scientist said.

In 2016, Russia set up its automated system of warning about dangerous situations in near-Earth space. It embraces optical-electronic stations on the territory of Russia and outside it: in Armenia and Brazil. Today this system basically monitors objects in near-the-Earth space, particularly tracking space debris and ensuring the safety of satellites’ movement.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 27, 2019, 08:54:27 PM
Quote
MadMax, although so far, these frightening, recently-discovered asteroids do not end up hitting earth, one thing is, there seems to be more close ones that were JUST DISCOVERED. (This seems sort of new, doesn't it?)- Barb

Good point Barb!

0.5 LD... 35M!  ???  :-[

Excellent post MadMax! I hadn't seen this one until you posted it. So this one on the 23rd, 0.5 LDs was not even posted a short while ago. Actually it was only the 24th when i had posted the upcoming close approaches see Reply #732 on: November 24, 2019  Image below is what I had posted on the 24th and lo and behold there was no 2019 WG2 listed!!
That is the one Max posted in his Reply #736
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on November 29, 2019, 04:51:43 AM
Will Mysterious “Yarkovsky Effect” Send WORMWOOD Crashing Into Earth In 2029?


https://www.skywatchtv.com/2019/11/28/will-mysterious-yarkovsky-effect-send-wormwood-crashing-into-earth-in-2029/

Knowing how these so-called Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) behave could one day save our planet from a devastating impact. But a peculiar cosmic phenomenon known as the Yarkovsky effect renders some of NASA’s asteroid tracking efforts futile. Thanks to the Yarkovsky effect, NASA scientist Steve Chesley said there are thousands of asteroids that could potentially change their orbit. The NASA scientist said: “When an asteroid is first discovered, we really don’t know even which way the asteroid is being pushed. It could be pushed ahead or behind its orbit. “That can be a very complicating effect on the Earth hazard prediction for many asteroids. Now we have on the order of 100 near-Earth asteroids for which we can see and estimate the amount of Yarkovsky effect but there’s still 20,000 more near-Earth asteroids for which we have no insight of what the Yarkovsky effect is doing to that body.” The Yarkovsky effect is a cosmic force acting on bodies like asteroids and comets that can change their trajectory over time…
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 30, 2019, 04:12:00 PM
MadMax interesting post...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on November 30, 2019, 04:14:11 PM
Marshall sent this:

Interesting rogue coming our way.  This is a REAL story.  It will be big and for many a sign.

Qapla', Marshall

https://www.sciencealert.com/stunning-pic-of-first-detected-interstellar-comet-reveals-a-pale-ghost-headed-our-way
...Astronomers Reveal Stunning New Image of The Interstellar Comet Coming Towards Us
Peter Dockrill 27 Nov  2019

We spotted it in August: a mysterious object shooting through our Solar System on a strange, hyperbolic trajectory implying that, whatever this thing was, it wasn't from around here.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 03, 2019, 04:02:51 PM
This one JUST discovered ..

Asteroid High-Speed 'Space Pyramid': Enormous Asteroid Hurls Towards Earth

https://sputniknews.com/science/201912031077474005-high-speed-space-pyramid-enormous-asteroid-hurls-towards-earth/

It seems that Earth is about to receive an interstellar visitor this week, as a gigantic asteroid whose size might rival that of Egyptian pyramids heads towards our planet at a speed of about 27,000 kilometers per hour.

First spotted by NASA on 27 November, the massive space object is expected to pass by our planet on 6 December, at a distance of roughly 5.4 million kilometers.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 05, 2019, 04:00:30 PM
This one “Just Discovered” …

ANOTHER large asteroid, discovered last week, to make Earth fly-by on Friday

https://www.sott.net/article/425080-ANOTHER-large-asteroid-discovered-last-week-to-make-Earth-fly-by-on-Friday

An asteroid as big as the Egyptian pyramids is zooming towards Earth and will squeeze past us on Friday - if it doesn't smash on to our home planet's surface. Named 2019 WR3, NASA expects the space rock to make a "close approach" to Earth later this week.

The space agency has classified the asteroid as a "near-Earth object (NEO)" which means its orbit brings it very close - in cosmic terms - to Earth.

The asteroid was first spotted late last week.

NASA has now observed the asteroid some 74 times to better get a sense of its size and trajectory.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 05, 2019, 04:48:19 PM
PX Moon ..??

Humans Have Good Reason to Fear Comets, Asteroids and Other Massive Space Objects Like Mini-Moons… Because Earth Has just Been Hit by One!!

https://strangesounds.org/2019/12/mini-moons-asteroid-impacts-earth-australia-science-space-astronomy.html


Now we’d like to add ‘mini-moons’ to the list of heavenly bodies we should be worried about.
Scientists have claimed our planet was recently hit by one of these mysterious rocks, which exploded in a gigantic fireball.

A mini-moon is an object which becomes entangled in Earth’s orbit as it’s zooming through space.

It will either whirl around the planet harmlessly forever, zoom off back off on its journey through the solar system or, in the worst case, smash into our planet.

‘Objects gravitationally captured by the Earth-Moon system are commonly called temporarily captured orbiters (TCO), natural Earth satellites, or minimoons,‘ scientists wrote in a new study published in The Astromomical Journal.

‘TCOs are a crucially important subpopulation of near-Earth objects (NEOs) to understand because they are the easiest targets for future sample-return, redirection, or asteroid mining missions.

Only one TCO has ever been observed telescopically, 2006 RH 120, and it orbited Earth for about 11 months.‘

However, it’s believed that an ‘extremely slow fireball’ which exploded over South Australia may have been a mini-moon.

It was picked up by six different detectors when it went kaboom in August 2016. No-one was hurt in the incident, but it shows that the movement of objects through the region of space close to Earth is highly unpredictable.

If the rock had been larger, it could have done some major damage.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on December 06, 2019, 12:34:22 PM
Per last night's edition of Marfoogle News, a caller named Eugene Martinez from Tulare, California shared his front door camera's capture of what he believes to be yet another falling moon on Wednesday night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXWKIrulc3U
Topic begins @ around 1:25:00

The security cam took several short clips in sequence, of which I've made and posted .gif files.  In the first clip posted on the man's own Youtube channel, we see the illuminated object hovering at the top of the screen, slightly left of center.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/WsQoJXC5QyBCMIjF63/giphy.gif)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQh1jTugyB0

In the next clip, we see the "moon" fall rapidly from the sky, at which point anyone casually looking up might have thought it was a large fireball, not having seen it "stationary" in the sky previously.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/kBH4EeACAQNhRM62cr/giphy.gif)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1y2cX31SS4

The object appeared to me to be in an odd quarter moon phase: not in the shape of a sliver, but rather looking like a quarter sphere or wedge shape.

Martiinez noted that the energy field of the de-orbiting moon forced all the unlit lights on in his neighborhood.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 15, 2019, 03:30:27 PM
Near-Earth asteroid numbers grow

https://www.sott.net/article/425448-Near-Earth-asteroid-numbers-grow


On December 20 a 300-metre-wide rock known as (216258) 2006 WH1 will whizz by. Six days later, (310442) 2000 CH59 - a bit bigger, at 400 metres - will do the same.

Since records began, the ESA reports, only 14 asteroids have got that close, or closer. And four of those actually hit the ground.

This year astronomers discovered a new object that might do the same thing - but with rather more serious consequences. Asteroid 2019 WW4 has moved into the Near-Earth Object Risk List with a bullet.

The object is a hefty 400 metres in diameter and might whack into us in the year 2055. However, the ESA calculates the probability of this happening as "very low".

All up, 2019 has been a bumper year for asteroid-spotters. ESA reports that sky-gazers found the largest haul of new objects ever - recording 2144 since New Year's Day, 175 of them in November alone.

That number is sure to grow in the last couple of weeks of the year, pushing the overall total even higher.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 19, 2019, 04:40:56 PM
2017 meteor over Australia was a rare 'grazing fireball'

https://www.sott.net/article/425850-2017-meteor-over-Australia-was-a-rare-grazing-fireball

A team of researchers at Curtin University in Australia reports that a meteor that streaked across the Australian sky back in 2017 was a rare "grazing fireball." The group has written a paper describing their observations and findings and have posted it on the arXiv preprint server.

Back in 2017, a meteor tore through the atmosphere over Australia. It was notable for its duration — it lasted for approximately a minute and a half. In this new effort, the researchers have found that the object was a meteor for just a short period of time — it never struck the Earth. Instead, the object headed back out into space. Such meteors are known as grazing fireballs because they only graze the Earth's atmosphere rather than plunge through it. This is possible due to the angle at which it approaches. Like a rock that skips off the surface of a lake rather than plunging in, a meteoroid can skip off the atmosphere if its angle is very small.

The researchers report that the 2017 grazing fireball traveled across the sky at approximately 35,000 miles per hour and lit up the sky for approximately 808 miles — and slowed by approximately 0.9 miles per hour during its time in our atmosphere. It also reached a minimum height of just 58.5 kilometers
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 20, 2019, 03:44:37 PM
0.4 LD ….Tick, Tock, Tick ..  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 21, 2019, 07:48:56 AM
0.4 LD ….Tick, Tock, Tick ..  ???

Max, yes indeed!
I noticed that, AFTER it went by!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 22, 2019, 11:11:32 AM
0.2 LD!!... AFTER again not BEFORE ...  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on December 25, 2019, 01:46:46 PM
0.3 LD (We keep getting Sooo lucky) ..  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on December 27, 2019, 03:19:58 AM
MadMax, wow thanks for spotting these ones...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 03, 2020, 10:25:05 PM
0.3 LD (We keep getting Sooo lucky) ..  ???

MadMax, well here we have another chart with nary a very close approach coming.
This is up on Spaceweather now, 01:22 AM EST, Jan 04, 2020
You are really good at spotting the newly discovered ones just before they come whizzing by the Earth. :) Let us know, eh?
...

https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 05, 2020, 02:06:12 PM
Barb NOTE what I had posted in Reply #753 above.
And the chart. 2020 AP1 was NOT listed there, but is now listed as having passed by earth at a distance of 0.9 LD. !!

Just checked the chart after a couple days and zoom there it is... 0.9 lunar distances,
fairly close pass.

Note: 0.9 LD means {0.9 of 27 million miles = approx 24,300,000 miles}
This is not a close shave but it is one of the closer recent passes. Anything between the Earth and the Moon the scientists pay attention to, especially if it is recently discovered...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 13, 2020, 01:41:45 PM
This article is from today, first I have heard of this...  :o

https://www.deseret.com/2020/1/13/21060500/jupiter-earth-asteroids-space-comets

Jupiter is hurling asteroids into space, and some of them could hit Earth
War of the worlds: Jupiter vs. Earth

By Anne Wallace  Jan 13, 2020, 9:19am MST

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 13, 2020, 03:39:50 PM
Today on spaceweather.com !!
...
https://www.spaceweather.com/

A NEW KIND OF ASTEROID: Between Mars and Jupiter lies the Asteroid Belt where millions of space rocks orbit the sun. It's where asteroids are supposed to be. However, newfound asteroid 2020 AV2 is out of place: It circles the sun entirely inside the orbit of Venus. Russian amateur astronomer Filipp Romanov (Филипп Романов) photographed 2020 AV2 on Jan. 8th.

"Until 2020, no known asteroids had orbits contained within that of Venus," says Romanov. "On 4 January 2020, the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) discovered this one, and I was able to photograph it only 4 days later using a remotely-controlled iTelescope in New Mexico."

There's already a small class of asteroids called "Atiras" (named after the first one confirmed in 2003) that have orbits entirely inside Earth. Fewer than 2 dozen have been found. The discovery of 2020 AV2 takes things a step closer to the sun. Astronomers are tentatively calling its class "Vatiras"--a mashup of Venus and Atiras.

Click to view an interactive orbit of 2020 AV2 from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory:

https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2020%20AV2;old=0;orb=1;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#orb

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 13, 2020, 05:52:00 PM
Quote
A NEW KIND OF ASTEROID: Between Mars and Jupiter lies the Asteroid Belt where millions of space rocks orbit the sun.

Barb quite an interesting new discovery !!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 14, 2020, 06:44:24 PM
Quote
A NEW KIND OF ASTEROID: Between Mars and Jupiter lies the Asteroid Belt where millions of space rocks orbit the sun.

Barb quite an interesting new discovery !!
Wow.  Atiras and Vatiras--new names/words for our space vocabulary.   Been wondering what's the difference between asteroid and planetoid, so a search turned up: 
Planetoid is another term for asteroids, which are also called minor planets. Planetoids are small celestial bodies that orbit the Sun. Planets are simply defined as asteroids, but the term asteroid is not well defined either.Aug 10, 2009


Barb, thanks for keeping us informed!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 18, 2020, 01:13:36 PM
Huge Meteor Fireball Disintegrates In The Sky Over Puerto Rico With Some Speculating It Announces The Next Big One!!

https://strangesounds.org/2020/01/puerto-rico-fireball-video-pictures-sign-doom.html

A large fireball disintegrated in the sky over Puerto Rico on January 17, 2020 afternoon.

The meteor was so bright that it was captured on a NOAA satellite and residents are wondering if it could a sign that the Big One is coming.  ???

While the disaster-striken Puerto Rico is currently experiencing an almost unprecedented earthquake swarm, a bright fireball exploded across the sky in Puerto Rico Friday afternoon, prompting local residents to speculate if it was a bad omen.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 18, 2020, 02:11:15 PM
While the disaster-striken Puerto Rico is currently experiencing an almost unprecedented earthquake swarm, a bright fireball exploded across the sky in Puerto Rico Friday afternoon, prompting local residents to speculate if it was a bad omen.
They are wise to speculate that .....look at all that water.....
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2020, 03:49:44 PM
 :o    :o   

MadMax, thanks for posting about the fireball over Puerto Rico. I had not heard of that one.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2020, 03:57:16 PM
https://www.zetatalk.com/info/tinfo24i.htm

"Those who live on islands in the Caribbean are advised to go elsewhere if they expect to survive what is coming."
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2020, 03:59:14 PM
While I do not always agree with the current tone of how the Board is administered in Zetatalk, or some of the political commentary, for me, Zetatalk remains a point of reference.
I cannot hep but pay attention to the warnings. I do study the Safe Locs document etc.
Their words are part of my decision-making process...
- Barb T.

https://www.zetatalk.com/info/tinfo242.htm
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on January 18, 2020, 04:02:19 PM
Currently no actual Upcomiong Close Approaches, but as MadMax has pointed out, it's the new discoveries zooming by, that are often the most hazardous...

https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 19, 2020, 05:14:20 AM
Quote
Currently no actual Upcomiong Close Approaches, but as MadMax has pointed out, it's the new discoveries zooming by, that are often the most hazardous...

Barb yes I agree I can’t help but think that the big one is “On the Way” ..
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 19, 2020, 05:40:21 PM
https://www.zetatalk.com/info/tinfo24i.htm

"Those who live on islands in the Caribbean are advised to go elsewhere if they expect to survive what is coming."

Interesting that Haiti isn't listed, and it shares the same island with Dominican Republic.  Maybe Haiti has mountains? 

Just did a search:  Haiti is 1524 feet and the Dominican Republic is 1391 feet above sea level.  Both could be safe, dependiing on the height of a tsunami, quaking, etc.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 23, 2020, 04:11:55 PM
Asteroid EXPLODES over Earth after traveling from beyond Mars!!  :o

https://www.rt.com/news/478983-asteroid-explodes-great-lake-video/

The shattered remains of an asteroid now lie on the floor of one of North America’s Great Lakes after traveling from beyond Mars to rain down on Earth in a blaze of fire.

Numerous eyewitnesses reported seeing the raging fireball streak across the sky on Tuesday night and experts calculate that it traveled nearly half a billion kilometers before coming to rest in its watery grave on the floor of Lake Huron.

Meteor scientist Peter Brown reported that the trajectory of the space rock’s flight reveal that it traveled from the asteroid belt beyond Mars before hitting our planet.

The University of Western Ontario astronomer shared observatory footage on Twitter which captured the space visitor lighting up the night sky.

The United Nations fears that the possibility of an asteroid hitting a densely populated area of Earth isn’t being taken seriously enough so it designated June 30 as International Asteroid Day to raise awareness about the potentially catastrophic occurrence (if we make it till then..)

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 23, 2020, 04:14:45 PM
Comforting to know they find these after they go by ..  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 25, 2020, 07:21:52 AM
Here's another one 0.7 LD!! Tick, Tick, Tick ...  :o
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 25, 2020, 11:19:33 AM
0.2 LD !!.. Time to head underground ... ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 25, 2020, 11:24:42 AM

Huge meteor fireball spotted in skies over Cornwall, UK

https://www.sott.net/article/427902-Huge-meteor-fireball-spotted-in-skies-over-Cornwall-UK


A huge fireball has been spotted in the skies over north Cornwall and the video is a must-watch!

Chris Small from Ocean and Earth Photography managed to catch the phenomenon on camera at Bude.

"An enormous fireball explodes through the sky above Bude in Cornwall two nights ago (21st January, 11:24pm).

"You've probably already seen this on the news or in the papers, but here it is on my page.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on January 25, 2020, 12:18:28 PM
Amazing meteor, and knowing it was only about the size of a beach ball makes it even more noteworthy.  Ordinarily something that small would hardly be visible from that distance, so the burning gasses really do accentuate it.  Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on January 27, 2020, 06:26:58 AM
Holy Carp! :-X
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on January 31, 2020, 03:55:21 PM
0.5 LD.. Tick, Tock, Tick ...  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 01, 2020, 03:19:15 PM
-0.3 LD ...  :-[
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 03, 2020, 02:31:51 AM
Hi MadMax, I see that.

Here's a couple more didn't see posted a few days ago.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 03, 2020, 06:39:33 AM
Yikes  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 03, 2020, 02:15:47 PM
 0 LD !!!!!  Did anyone feel the impact???   :o  :o  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 03, 2020, 05:21:11 PM
Is the time of impact known?
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 04, 2020, 05:54:13 AM
0 LD !!!!!  Did anyone feel the impact???   :o  :o  ???

Good grief! Didn't see that one either and first I heard of this...
No data on any impact yet.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 04, 2020, 05:56:18 AM
Is the time of impact known?

iloinda, I just found this:

(15 hours ago)
Asteroid 2020 CW flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD - 8th closest on record

Posted by Teo Blašković on February 3, 2020 at 22:16 UTC (15 hours ago)

https://watchers.news/2020/02/03/asteroid-2020-cw/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 04, 2020, 01:46:09 PM
As MadMax would say, tick, tock, tick.....
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 06, 2020, 03:41:18 PM
 0.2 LD !!  ??? Tick, Tock, Tick ....
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 07, 2020, 11:56:57 PM
Yes, close...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 13, 2020, 10:12:56 AM
Hope everyone has taken shelter underground (It almost TOO Late!)  :o

Huge Meteorite Hits Alwar, Rajasthan, Creating 20-Meter Large Crater and Changing Night Into Day Over India

https://strangesounds.org/2020/02/alwar-meteorite-creates-giant-crater-video-india-rajasthan-pictures.html

A giant meteorite created a huge 20-ft deep crater in a factory compound in the wee hours of Tuesday in the Itarana industrial area of Alwar, Rajasthan.

Many CCTV cameras were able to record the bright sky phenomenon. People that witnessed the sky event were left in shock.

A local resident, Rajesh Kumar Gupta, said that he felt an explosion and after leaving his house felt a gust of strong wind. Farmers in Fauladpur city of Shahjahanpur also saw the meteorite.

Ajay Chaudhary, a resident of Kotkasim area, said that while getting milk in the morning, there was a sudden light and rocket-like object appeared in the sky.
Sachin Bamba, chairman of astronomical organization Space India, says that it is a meteor, which has fallen on the earth.
It’s either a meteorite or a UFO.

A team of scientists has been sent to the crater to investigate the mysterious meteorite.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 13, 2020, 01:12:50 PM
That's one powerful meteorite, to have made a 20' deep crater.  As Max often says, tick, tock, tick...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 14, 2020, 05:57:47 PM
Hope everyone has taken shelter underground (It almost TOO Late!)  :o

Huge Meteorite Hits Alwar, Rajasthan, Creating 20-Meter Large Crater and Changing Night Into Day Over India

https://strangesounds.org/2020/02/alwar-meteorite-creates-giant-crater-video-india-rajasthan-pictures.html

A giant meteorite created a huge 20-ft deep crater in a factory compound in the wee hours of Tuesday in the Itarana industrial area of Alwar, Rajasthan.

Many CCTV cameras were able to record the bright sky phenomenon. People that witnessed the sky event were left in shock.

A local resident, Rajesh Kumar Gupta, said that he felt an explosion and after leaving his house felt a gust of strong wind. Farmers in Fauladpur city of Shahjahanpur also saw the meteorite.

Ajay Chaudhary, a resident of Kotkasim area, said that while getting milk in the morning, there was a sudden light and rocket-like object appeared in the sky.
Sachin Bamba, chairman of astronomical organization Space India, says that it is a meteor, which has fallen on the earth.
It’s either a meteorite or a UFO.

A team of scientists has been sent to the crater to investigate the mysterious meteorite.

MadMax, wow, you always catch the ones I totally miss. Thanks but  :o   :o
Take Care, All.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 16, 2020, 02:53:49 AM
Thankfully we are still here (for the moment ) ... Tick, Tock, Tick ..

Planet-Killer? NASA On Alert For 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid Fast-Approaching Earth  :o

https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/planet-killer-nasa-alert-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-fast-approaching-earth

NASA has confirmed that a potentially hazardous asteroid is traveling towards Earth at a mind-numbing 34,000 mph this weekend, the International Business Times reported.

NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) detected the incoming asteroid as 163373 (2002 PZ39), measures about 3,250 feet across, and is expected to pass over Earth on Saturday.

    "Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid's potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth," NASA said in a statement. 

NASA has been simulating for an "asteroid apocalypse" to help the space agency better prepare for an asteroid strike. But don't be alarmed, this weekend's extremely close pass over will miss Earth by a distance 0.03860 astronomical units, or about 3.6 million miles.

With a near-miss expected this weekend, there's another asteroid lurking above that measures a mile long and could threaten human civilization.

Japanese scientists warned last month, "the potential breakup of the rock could be dangerous to life on Earth. Those resulting asteroids could hit the Earth in the next 10 million years or so."

And it makes complete sense, why not just NASA, but Zerohedge readers are really going to like this, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has also been preparing for a possible disaster of an asteroid strike.


Largest Planet-Killer Asteroid To Approach Earth This Month Arriving On Saturday!!

https://www.ibtimes.com/largest-planet-killer-asteroid-approach-earth-month-arriving-saturday-2921210


potentially hazardous asteroid that’s big enough to trigger a nuclear winter and mass extinction events on Earth following a collision will intersect the planet’s path this weekend. According to the data collected by NASA, the approaching asteroid is larger than the tallest man-made structure in the world.

NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) has identified the incoming asteroid as 163373 (2002 PZ39). As indicated in CNEOS’ database, this asteroid is currently traveling toward Earth at a speed of almost 34,000 miles per hour.

CNEOS estimated that 163373 (2002 PZ39) has a diameter of around 3,250 feet, making it significantly bigger than the Burj Dubai, which is currently the tallest building in the world. Given its incredible size, 163373 (2002 PZ39) will be the biggest asteroid to approach Earth this month.

According to CNEOS, 163373 (2002 PZ39) is an Apollo asteroid, which means it is known to intersect Earth’s path around the Sun from time to time. Due to its dangerous orbit and massive size, approaching space rock has been labeled as a potentially hazardous asteroid.

“Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are currently defined based on parameters that measure the asteroid’s potential to make threatening close approaches to the Earth,” NASA explained in a statement.’

According to CNEOS, 163373 (2002 PZ39)’s near-Earth intersection will happen on Feb. 15 at 6:05 a.m. EST. During this time, the asteroid will pass over the planet from a distance of 0.03860 astronomical units or around 3.6 million miles away.


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 16, 2020, 11:52:26 AM
0.4 LD !!  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on February 16, 2020, 10:14:17 PM
0.4 LD !!  ???

I didn't see this one, either!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 19, 2020, 12:52:26 PM
Quote
I didn't see this one, either!

How about these two ??

0.5 & 0.6 LD Two more "Near Misses"   :o  :o ... Tick, Tock, Tick ..
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on February 19, 2020, 01:35:33 PM
Not only are there more close-to-Earth objects, but there does seem to be an increase in #'s.  Yes, tick, tock, tick....
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 19, 2020, 02:47:10 PM
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but there does seem to be an increase in #'s.

Yes I noticed that too, quite concerning actually ..
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 23, 2020, 04:39:47 PM
Tick, Tock, Tick ..

Two meteor fireballs sighted across the skies of Spain's Andalucia - 3 in 4 days!!

https://www.sott.net/article/429641-Two-meteor-fireballs-sighted-across-the-skies-of-Spains-Andalucia-3-in-4-days

Two large fireballs were seen shooting across the sky during the night of February 18 and 19. They could be observed from different points of the Andalucían provinces of Almería, Granada and Seville.

The meteor detection station Calar Alto (CAHA) reported that two large balls of fire were observed shooting across the sky in the early hours of the morning of February 18 and 19.

The first one was detected by the CAHA observation station in Almería, but because of the weather conditions (cloudy night skies), the trajectory could not be calculated nor could more information be collected.

The second fireball, observed on February 19, could just as the first one be observed by the Almería observatory, but also by the observatories in Sierra Nevada (Granada) and Seville.

Following the analysis of the second fireball, the professor of the Institute of Astrophysics in Andalucía (IAACSIC), José Maria Madiedo, has concluded that this object had its origin as part of a larger asteroid. It was a rock that had detached from a larger asteroid and hit our atmosphere at a speed of about 126,000 kilometres per hour.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on February 25, 2020, 01:00:24 PM
Getting closer Tick, Tock, Tick ..

Meteor Fireballs Explode in the Night Sky Over Spain, Russia and the Caribbean (Videos)!!

https://meteorshowertonight.org/meteor-fireball-spain-russia-caribbean-video/


The sky is on fire!
Within the last few days, large meteor fireballs have been caught disintegrating in the sky over Spain, Russia and the Dominican Republic. Here are the videos:



Bright fireball explodes over Andalusia on February 23, 2020

Huge meteor changes night into days in Karelia, Russia on Feb. 21st

A huge meteor fireball changed night into day on February 21, 2020 at 4:35 local time in the Segezhsky district of the Russian Republic of Karelia.’
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 01, 2020, 02:59:48 PM
 0.2 LD !! Tick ..
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 01, 2020, 03:01:37 PM
Tock, Tick ..  ???

DAYLIGHT FIREBALL OVER CROATIA!!

https://spaceweather.com/

AYLIGHT FIREBALL OVER CROATIA: On Feb. 28th, residents of Croatia where shocked--literally--when a space rock exploded over Zagreb. Windows rattled, the ground shook, and a loud noise rumbled across the landscape as the fireball flashed brightly enough to see in broad daylight. Tomislav Čar captured this dashcam video at 10:34 AM local time:

   DAYLIGHT FIREBALL OVER CROATIA: On Feb. 28th, residents of Croatia where shocked--literally--when a space rock exploded over Zagreb. Windows rattled, the ground shook, and a loud noise rumbled across the landscape as the fireball flashed brightly enough to see in broad daylight. Tomislav Čar captured this dashcam video at 10:34 AM local time:

"I personally heard it. An ear-witness, if you will," reports Iva Tatić of Total Croatia News.  I was sitting in my chair [when] I heard a loud, deep rumbling, unlike the usual sounds happening in my neighborhood around this time of day. My first thought was that there was a very large truck in the very narrow street beneath my window, but there was no truck. Then I concluded it must've been an earthquake."

Indeed, Tatić says, "many people shared how they also *felt* the earthquake, in addition to hearing the loud sound." Minutes later the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre announced that their seismometers had detected a minor earthquake in the area.

The shaking of the ground was not caused by the space rock hitting Earth. Instead, atmospheric shock waves from the explosion were responsible. Local astronomers are reportedly searching the area to see if fragments survived the descent and may be recovered as meteorites.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on March 01, 2020, 05:29:34 PM
Those "tick-tocks" are giving me the shivers Max!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 03, 2020, 07:01:04 PM

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mile-wide-asteroid-fly-earth-233535903.html
Mile-wide Asteroid to Fly by Earth Next Month, According to NASA Tracking Data


(They seem to be getting larger....tick, tock)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 04, 2020, 03:41:42 PM

Quote
(They seem to be getting larger....tick, tock)

ilinda I see you are learning to "tell time" ...  ;D
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 04, 2020, 04:52:19 PM
I think we are just about out of time ..

Meteor Strikes Over the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.!!  :-[   ???

https://meteorshowertonight.org/meteor-us-capitol-washington-dc-video/

The sky event occurred on March 3, 2020, around 5 a.m. (ET).

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 08, 2020, 11:20:12 AM
Tick, Tock, Tick… Bang!….Boom!….Bang!

Three fiery meteorites reportedly hit ground in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India  :o

https://www.sott.net/article/430352-Three-fiery-meteorites-reportedly-hit-ground-in-Ghaziabad-Uttar-Pradesh-India


Three meteorites have reportedly hit the ground close to Sahibabad railway station, Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 5, 2020 according to the Mahanagar Times.

Local residents reported seeing three objects falling from the sky at about ten-minute intervals, with thunder-like sounds, which caused panic in the area.


Despite heavy rains at the time and attempts at extinguishing the objects by the fire brigade, they continued smouldering for several hours afterwards, producing a noticeable smell.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 08, 2020, 11:29:15 AM
Mysterious Burning Space Rock Smashes the Ground in Uttar Pradesh, India – Meteorite Loud Booms Panic Residents

https://strangesounds.org/2020/03/burning-meteorite-space-rock-crashes-india-uttar-pradesh-video-march2020.html

A mysterious space rock has hit the ground in Ghaziabad, India on March 5, 2020.
The meteorite went boom just before it struck the ground, causing panic among locals.!!


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 08, 2020, 05:43:51 PM
Tick, Tock, Tick… Bang!….Boom!….Bang!

Three fiery meteorites reportedly hit ground in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India  :o

Three meteorites have reportedly hit the ground close to Sahibabad railway station, Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 5, 2020 according to the Mahanagar Times.

Local residents reported seeing three objects falling from the sky at about ten-minute intervals, with thunder-like sounds, which caused panic in the area.

Isn't this a new level of meteoric activity--where multiple objects rain down on Earth in succession?  Usually it's one, but this really suggests entering some sort of "debri trail".
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 17, 2020, 04:19:43 PM

NASA Warns Of 2 Asteroids Intersecting Earth’s Orbit  ???

https://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/nasa-warns-of-2-asteroids-intersecting-earths-orbit/263885

NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) is currently tracking two asteroids that are expected to approach the planet next week. According to the data gathered by the agency, the two asteroids are expected to intersect Earth’s path.

The first asteroid that’s expected to cross the planet’s orbit is known as 2020 EF. As indicated in CNEOS’ database, this asteroid is currently flying across space toward Earth at a speed of over 10,000 miles per hour. It has an estimated diameter of about 98 feet.

After 2020 EF’s approach, Earth will then be visited by the asteroid 2020 DP4. Compared to 2020 EF, 2020 DP4 is much bigger and traveling at a faster velocity.

According to CNEOS, this asteroid measures about 180 feet wide, making it almost as tall as the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. The agency noted that the asteroid would approach Earth at a speed of over 18,000 miles per hour.

2020 EF is classified as an Aten asteroid while 2020 DP4 belongs to the Apollo family of space rocks. Although the two asteroids have different classifications, they are known to intersect Earth’s orbit as the planet makes its way around the Sun. The main difference between the two is Apollo asteroids generally follow wider orbits than their Aten counterparts.

Given the two asteroids’ size and speed, they most likely won’t cause impact events if they hit Earth during their planet-crossing flybys. Instead, these asteroids will break apart and cause a powerful explosion in the atmosphere.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 17, 2020, 06:36:03 PM
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If that last part is true:

Given the two asteroids’ size and speed, they most likely won’t cause impact events if they hit Earth during their planet-crossing flybys. Instead, these asteroids will break apart and cause a powerful explosion in the atmosphere.


then we won't have anything much to worry about.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 20, 2020, 04:47:43 AM
Just when we thought that the only thing we had to worry about was the Coronavirus ..

NASA Warns Two Asteroids Could Cause Atmospheric Explosion Over Earth This Week
  :o

https://www.zerohedge.com/health/nasa-warns-two-asteroids-could-cause-atmospheric-explosion-over-earth-week

As if 2020 weren’t overwhelming enough, in addition to the potential start of World War 3, the massive fires in Australia, the locust plague in the Middle East and Africa, and the novel coronavirus, we are now dealing with multiple asteroids hurtling towards Earth. One of the asteroids may even collide with Earth’s atmosphere resulting in an atmospheric explosion tonight!

The asteroids are being closely monitored by NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS).

According to a report by IB Times, CNEOS estimates the 2020 EF asteroid has a diameter of 98 feet, making it a little longer than the distance between baseball diamond bases, with a velocity of 10,000 mph.

CNEOS sates that 2020 EF is what is known as an Aten asteroid, which means the object follows a normal orbit that crosses Earth’s path. NASA’s orbit diagram for 2020 EF shows the asteroid mimics a very wide orbit around the sun and almost follows the exact same path as Earth. The good news is NASA states in their diagram that the asteroid will have multiple near-approaches between 2020 EF and our planet—but it won’t hit us.

According to NASA, as a result of their size, 2020 EF will most likely not cause an impact event. Instead, it will break up into pieces if it enters Earth’s atmosphere. However, it will still cause an explosion in the sky that could be dangerous.

The last asteroid atmospheric explosion took place over the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, which produced a flash 30 times brighter than the Sun and caused 180 cases of eye pain and 70 cases of temporary flash blindness.

So make sure you don’t stare at it with the naked eye, similar to how you shouldn’t stare directly at the sun, no matter how curious you may be.

2020 DP4 is coming our way and will cause a similar space spectacle this week on March 22nd at 2:36 p.m EST. Compared to 2020 EF, 2020 DP4 is much larger in diameter at 180 feet wide and traveling at a faster velocity rate at 18,000 mph according to CNEOS.

While 2020 EF is classified as an Aten asteroid, 2020 DP4 on the other hand belongs to the Apollo family of space rocks. Although the two asteroids are labeled differently, they are known to intersect Earth’s orbit as the planet makes its way around the Sun.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 20, 2020, 10:34:16 AM
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"As if 2020 weren’t overwhelming enough, in addition to the potential start of World War 3, the massive fires in Australia, the locust plague in the Middle East and Africa, and the novel coronavirus, we are now dealing with multiple asteroids hurtling towards Earth. One of the asteroids may even collide with Earth’s atmosphere resulting in an atmospheric explosion tonight!"


If nothing else, at least get the cameras ready!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 20, 2020, 10:44:42 AM
A couple more  ??? (i.e. LD < 1.0) ..
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: ilinda on March 20, 2020, 10:48:49 AM
The attached screencapture from a video about an "Inbound Comet" shows something that doesn't actually resemble a comet, so am not sure if the object appearing adjacent to the sun is the subject of the video, or is it something else, not even mentioned?  Anyway, it's worth the pic...
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on March 21, 2020, 07:57:45 AM
Very interesting Ilinda!
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on March 21, 2020, 07:58:31 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 24, 2020, 02:54:59 PM
0.4 LD... Tick, Tock, Tick....  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 24, 2020, 09:18:51 PM
0.4 LD... Tick, Tock, Tick....  ???

MadMax, I missed this one,  :o until just now tonight,
Came here to post it. I had a feeling you had already seen it and posted. :)
- Barb T.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on March 24, 2020, 09:20:07 PM
The attached screencapture from a video about an "Inbound Comet" shows something that doesn't actually resemble a comet, so am not sure if the object appearing adjacent to the sun is the subject of the video, or is it something else, not even mentioned?  Anyway, it's worth the pic...

OH! It's MrMBB333! I've been forgettign to post him...
Interesting image, not understanding it yet...
Barb t.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on March 25, 2020, 03:24:25 PM
0.7 LD!! ....
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 03, 2020, 04:11:54 PM
0.3 Lunar Distances from Earth, today some time

https://www.spaceweather.com/
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 04, 2020, 05:19:43 PM
I saw it, you got to it before i did ...  ;)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 05, 2020, 03:05:22 PM
0.2 & 0.3 LD!!.. Tick..Tock..Tick  ???
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 05, 2020, 03:11:50 PM
Another Large Green Fireball Over Florida

https://strangesounds.org/2020/04/fireball-florida-video.html

Huge fireball disintegrates in the sky over Florida on April 1, 2020.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 16 reports (1532-2020) about a meteor fireball seen over Florida on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 05, 2020, 06:03:41 PM
MadMax, wow! Thanks for posting this one... Huge!
Here's another link for a video that caught it...  https://youtu.be/FVK1pmW-0VU

Giant Green Meteor West of Gainesville Florida Caught on Dash Cam ]

Had been wondering if some connection between the fire outside the airport, Ft Meyers and fireballs, this would not be the one... Since the fire was the 3rd and this fireball over FL the 31st of March.
But maybe there was something else before this one... Any ideas?


https://weather.com/news/news/2020-04-04-florida-brush-fire-destroys-cars-at-airport

Florida Brush Fire Destroys More than 3,500 Rental Cars at Airport Near Fort Myers
By Jan Wesner Childs  11 hours ago   weather.com

Smoke could be seen up to 20 miles away.

Florida had record heat and low rainfall in March[/size]
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: Yowbarb on April 05, 2020, 06:48:29 PM
I saw it, you got to it before i did ...  ;)

Well, Madmax, U beat me to it most of the time. :) :)
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 07, 2020, 03:10:48 PM
Unfortunately “Times-Up!!”


Experts Suspect Meteor Impact After Massive Explosion Creates Giant Crater In Akure, Nigeria, Damaging Dozens Of Buildings  :o  :o

https://strangesounds.org/2020/03/nigeria-giant-crater-meteor-impact-bomb-explosion-videos.html

On March 28 morning, a massive explosion rocked a suburb of the city of Akure, the capital of the southern Nigerian State of Ondo.

According to Nigerian sources, the explosion split Akure-Owo road and inflicted serious damage on dozens of houses, 50 to 100, as well as a school and churches.


Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 12, 2020, 06:55:28 AM
The hits “pun intended!” .. Just keep on coming ….

"Greenland" asteroid disaster movie trailer has been removed from everywhere on the web  :o

https://www.disclose.tv/greenland-asteroid-disaster-movie-trailer-has-been-removed-from-everywhere-on-the-web-396094

Just a few days ago, the production company released the first trailer for the asteroid disaster movie "Greenland".

Now it's gone everywhere. I just found one last playable trailer remaining on a German movie site (watch it further down in this post).

The movie synopsis

https://www.firstshowing.net/2020/first-trailer-for-comet-apocalypse-movie-greenland-with-gerard-butler/


Not saying it is anyhow connected, but...

    Astronomers revealed that the massive comet that’s approaching Earth might be breaking apart. According to their data, the comet, which could be bright enough to be spotted by the human eye, is starting to fade.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: R.R. Book on April 12, 2020, 08:05:26 AM
There's been a rumor in the alternative press that something may happen as a result of that comet breaking up (one of the Atlases) around the end of this month, but I haven't seen any data on that so far.
Title: Re: Fireballs, comets, meteorites, meteors and asteroids
Post by: MadMax on April 13, 2020, 09:01:02 AM
Tick, Tock.. Boom!

Devastating wildfires in Australia, the coronavirus pandemic, a fire in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and now asteroids. It seems that humanity has really pissed off nature and the universe.  :P

https://sputniknews.com/science/202004131078936291-ok-google-play-funeral-march-nasa-says-two-asteroids-will-intersect-earths-orbit-this-week/

NASA’s tracking system has detected two asteroids that will fly close to Earth this week. According to the space agency’s Centre for Near-Earth Objects, 2020 GH2 and 2020 FX3 belong to the most dangerous category of Apollo asteroids, meaning their orbits intersect with that of our planet. Both objects were categorised as potentially hazardous and will fly past our planet on 15 April.

2020 GH2 is 98 feet (29 metres) wide and according to NASA won't pose a danger to Earth due to its small size. Even if the asteroid falls on our planet it wouldn’t be able reach the surface as it will burn up in Earth's atmosphere, causing an explosion in the air.

However, 2020 FX3 is too big to burn up in the atmosphere. It has an estimated diameter of 295 feet (89 metres), approximately the size of the Statue of Liberty, and travels at a breakneck speed of 23 miles per hour (37 kmph). If it falls on our planet it will wipe out an area the size of a town.

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Post by: MadMax on April 13, 2020, 09:02:46 AM
Wait....there's more...0.9LD!  :o
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Post by: Yowbarb on April 13, 2020, 11:20:13 PM
that is pretty close...
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Post by: Yowbarb on April 15, 2020, 02:44:42 PM
Wait....there's more...0.9LD!  :o
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Max, update on that one...
https://www.cnet.com/news/newly-discovered-sneaky-little-asteroid-flew-by-earth-wednesday/ 

Newly discovered sneaky little asteroid flew by Earth Wednesday
The asteroid came closer than the moon, but still zipped safely by our planet.


Amanda Kooser
April 15, 2020 2:15 p.m. PT

NASA is tracking around 20,000 near-Earth asteroids, and that number grows all the time thanks to space rocks like 2020 GH2, a newly discovered asteroid that cruised by our planet early in the morning Pacific time on Wednesday.

The International Astronomical Union issued a Minor Planet Electronic Circular on Saturday confirming the asteroid's discovery.

The Virtual Telescope Project in Italy pulled off the impressive feat of snapping an image of 2020 GH2 on April 12. The asteroid appeared as a bright dot among streaks of stars. "This is an incredible capture, as the hardware tracked this moving target to perfection for a long time," wrote the project's founder Gianluca Masi in a release on Tuesday.

ASTEROID WATCH
A large asteroid ignored social distancing norms over the weekend
See the funky double asteroid that zipped by Earth
The asteroid measures in at an estimated 40 to 100 feet (13 to 30 meters) in diameter. It came within roughly 220,000 miles (360,000 kilometers) of Earth, which placed it closer than the moon. That's almost a space snuggle, but it was still a plenty safe distance.

GH2 illustrates how previously unknown near-Earth objects appear on our horizon with surprising regularity. This asteroid's closeness set it apart from some of the other rocks we've found on short notice. There's nothing to worry about here, though. This asteroid minded its own business and is now on the way out of our space neighborhood.

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Post by: MadMax on April 15, 2020, 03:49:44 PM
https://twitter.com/hashtag/PlanetaryDefense?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

ESA Technology
@ESA_Tech
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11h
Testing autonomous guidance for ESA's #asteroid #HeraMission for #PlanetaryDefense using a model binary asteroid system, space-grade camera and deep space lighting conditions, performed by @infoGMV
 in Spain, our #ESATech image of the week: http://esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2020/04/Seeing_asteroids_in_the_dark
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Post by: R.R. Book on April 15, 2020, 05:55:45 PM
Marfoogle News displays an app that charts the particular Atlas object of concern (one of the Atlas series), and demonstrates that the app shows that two rockets have apparently been launched at it:

(https://media.giphy.com/media/YrqQUnkbYPpGzWIUwx/giphy.gif)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2rN6nIptTg
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Post by: MadMax on April 20, 2020, 08:47:37 AM
  :o
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Post by: MadMax on April 24, 2020, 05:39:32 AM
0.7 LD... Tick, Tock, Tick ..

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Post by: MadMax on April 27, 2020, 11:53:34 AM
Four less than 1.0 LD!!  :o Getting, closer and closer ..  :(
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Post by: MadMax on April 27, 2020, 02:18:42 PM
What we have ALL been waiting for!! The Earth is interacting with the PX  debris field in a major way.. The Flyby can’t be far away!!


Are All These Bright Meteor Fireballs Exploding in the Night Sky a Sign of the End Times?  (Of course they are!)

https://strangesounds.org/2020/04/meteor-fireballs-sign-end-times-doom-apocalypse.html


In the last several nights, many bright meteor fireballs have been captured by cameras around the world.

Is that a sign of impending doom (Yes!!)?

Two fireballs over Brazil in 3 days

According to Meteor Shower Tonight, two very bright space rocks illuminated the sky over the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Sao Paolo.

The first bolide entered the Earth’s atmosphere at a latitude of 106.4 km and exploded at a latitude of 67.1 at a speed of 44.8 kilometers per second.

The second struck the night sky on April 26, 2020 (00:19 AM UTC; 9:19 PM local time) at a speed of 9 miles per seconds.


Bight meteor firebal in Kosice, Slovakia

On April 21st, a large meteor fireball much brighter than Venus illuminated the sky over Slovakia. It was moving so slowly that the astrophotographer first thought it was space junk reentering the atmosphere.

But after looking at his video, M. Barsa observed that the space rock left a smoky trail that lasted for nearly an hour until it finally disappeared.


Glowing green fireball over Texas

The meteor fireball was captured by a car’s dashcam while driving southbound on U.S. Highway 59 on April 19, 2020 near Beasley, Texas.

So do you think these many meteor fireballs are a good omen? Are they a sign of the End Times? (Obviously YES!!)

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Post by: ilinda on April 27, 2020, 09:20:40 PM
Max, thanks for keeping up on this, and they certainly DO seem to be coming "faster and furiouser".   You can run but you can't hide....
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Post by: MadMax on April 28, 2020, 09:00:25 AM
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Max, thanks for keeping up on this, and they certainly DO seem to be coming "faster and furiouser".   You can run but you can't hide....

Yes the “only safe place to be” as Socrates has said a number of times here in recent posts is “deep underground” ..
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Post by: MadMax on April 28, 2020, 09:07:26 AM
Dramatic evidence of PX’s dust cloud interacting with the whole planet …

Strange Blue and Purple Lights Glowing in the Night Sky Across the World Baffle Skywatchers!!

https://strangesounds.org/2020/04/blue-purple-lights-glowing-night-sky-world-usa-spain-australia-april2020.html

Skywatchers have started reporting mysterious blue and purple lights in different places across the world in the last few weeks.

Observed among others in Australia, Spain, and the United States, these glowing lights have no clear origin since everybody is in lockdown.

“The world or our reality is shifting. I can just feel it. I think there’s some sort of hidden battle going on and it’s being noticed by many now. Locusts in Africa like never before. A plague. Lights in the sky. Sky quakes. Many UFO sightings. An asteroid coming close. Lots of people reporting awakenings and a shift in energy“, wrote one user.

Another video shows similar blue light on April 14, 2020 in Madrid, Spain:

A link to mysterious purple lights in US and across the world?

Purple skies have been reported over Florida and Ohio during Hurricane Michael, as well as over Santiago de Chile and California.


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Post by: MadMax on April 28, 2020, 05:16:28 PM
Here it comes!!

https://spaceweather.com/

BIG ASTEROID FLYBY: Here it comes. Tomorrow, April 29th, asteroid 1998 OR2 will fly past Earth  :-[

This radar image from Arecibo, taken April 18th, shows that the asteroid is approximately spherical and measures ~1 mile across:
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Post by: MadMax on April 29, 2020, 08:04:13 AM
0.1 LD !!!  :o  :o  :o
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Post by: R.R. Book on April 29, 2020, 09:08:38 AM
Max, do you and your family have a cave picked out?
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Post by: ilinda on April 29, 2020, 10:39:05 AM
Max, do you and your family have a cave picked out?
...and is there room for a few more? 
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Post by: MadMax on April 29, 2020, 12:01:43 PM
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Max, do you and your family have a cave picked out?

I have an "underground location" picked out, just hope that it will be "sufficient".. crossing fingers ...
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Post by: R.R. Book on April 30, 2020, 07:09:21 AM
Best wishes to you and your family Max.

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Post by: R.R. Book on April 30, 2020, 07:48:42 AM
Max, do you and your family have a cave picked out?
...and is there room for a few more?

 ;)
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Post by: MadMax on May 04, 2020, 07:38:22 AM
Won't be long now !!  ???

Asteroid grazes path of satellites in geostationary ring!!

A reasonably small 4-8 m asteroid recently flew by Earth, passing close to satellites orbiting in the geostationary ring at a distance of about 42 735 km from Earth’s centre and only about 1200 km from the nearest satellite.


While the asteroid, now named 2020 HS7, came close to the geostationary ring, it passed ‘under’ the nearest satellite and posed no major risk as their orbits did not intersect.


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Post by: MadMax on May 04, 2020, 07:40:26 AM
Wait there's more!! ).6 LD ..  :-[
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Post by: MadMax on May 04, 2020, 04:28:23 PM
Tick..To
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Post by: MadMax on May 05, 2020, 01:26:44 PM
 0 LD !!!  :o  :o  :o

Asteroid 2020 JJ flew past Earth at just 0.03 LD on May 4 -- the closest of the year and 6th closest on record  :-[


https://watchers.news/2020/05/04/asteroid-2020-jj/

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 JJ flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.03 LD / 0.0000896 AU (13 403 km / 8 328 miles) at 12:05 UTC on May 4, 2020.

This is the 40th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and the second of the month. This is also the closest asteroid flyby since October 31, 2019 (2019 UN13), and the 6th closest asteroid flyby on record.

2020 JJ belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona just a couple of hours before its close approach.

The object has an estimated diameter between 2.7 and 6 m (8.8 to 19.7 feet
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Post by: ilinda on May 05, 2020, 07:47:55 PM
0 LD !!!  :o  :o  :o
2020 JJ belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona just a couple of hours before its close approach.
The time of discovery of "a couple of hours before approach" (or contact) is probably what we can expect in most future sightings.
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Post by: MadMax on May 11, 2020, 05:08:33 PM
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The time of discovery of "a couple of hours before approach" (or contact) is probably what we can expect in most future sightings.
Ya think ???

(INTELLIHUB) — NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office will be on high alert this week as Earth passes through a portion of space with a highly pronounced debris field..  :o  :o


https://www.intellihub.com/nasa-planetary-defense-coordination-office-on-high-alert-this-week-as-earth-passes-through-debris-cloud-claim/

“Eventually it’s going to get bad but we don’t know how it’s going to be,” Mike explained. We can’t escape a certain portion of it… we are 100% going to pass through a very dangerous part of space and that is unavoidable.”

Mike told the pastor that NASA and other agencies will be closely monitoring the situation between May 11 and 15 to see if there will be an “impact” with Earth.

“…the PDCO, the Planetary Defense Coordination Office is going to be very busy with Air Force Space Command and other entities to track inbounds that would threaten the Earth,” he said. “Something like that we could face during the month of May something similar to Tunguska a couple of times—that’s a real potential.”

Mike also told Pastor Bagley that insiders have been talking about a “cyclical” event that “happens to this Earth often” which Mike explained could make for some “pretty bad” times.

“It’s just a very unstable time and we could really see some blowback from this,” he said. “Nobody really knows how bad it is going to be–eventually it’s going to get bad but we don’t know how bad it’s going to be.”


“If we see small fragments that is even worse here’s why,” he explained. “Small fragments if they are [coming in] at a repetitious type of rate that means was we are going to pass through is going to cover a big portion of the planet which means that a lot of places on this earth are going to be burned up because if the inbound debris.”

From NASA:
Planetary Defense Coordination Office

Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun like the planets, but their orbits can bring them into Earth’s neighborhood – within 30 million miles of Earth’s orbit. Planetary defense is “applied planetary science” to address the NEO impact hazard.


    Provides early detection of potentially hazardous objects (PHOs) – the subset of NEOs whose orbits predict they will come within 5 million miles of Earth’s orbit; and of a size large enough (30 to 50 meters) to cause significant damage on Earth;


    Tracks and characterizes PHOs and issues warnings of the possible effects of potential impacts;
    Studies strategies and technologies for mitigating PHO impacts; and
    Plays a lead role in coordinating U.S. government planning for response to an actual impact threat.


NASA reorganized its Near Earth Object Observations Program and established a Planetary Defense Coordination Office in January 2016 in response to the NASA Office of Inspector General’s 2014 report, “NASA’s Efforts to Identify Near-Earth Objects and Mitigate Hazards.”
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2020, 04:28:13 PM
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Madmax, thanks for posting, I had not heard this...
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Post by: Yowbarb on May 13, 2020, 04:31:16 PM
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(from Linda) Max, do you and your family have a cave picked out?

I have an "underground location" picked out, just hope that it will be "sufficient".. crossing fingers ...
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Best of Luck and Many blessings to you and your family. Health, safety, survival ,
Barb T.
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Post by: MadMax on May 14, 2020, 01:58:53 PM
Just don’t feel safe “above ground” any more ..

Atmospheric Meteor Blast over WA Pacific Northwest, Sonic Boom Reverberates Across Puget Sound   ??? :-[

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvJwyur5k7E&feature=em-lsp

May 13, 2020:  On May 6 the American Meteor Society reported a significant atmospheric explosion, followed 3 minutes later by an immense booming sound occurring over Puget Sound, located in Washington State.