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31 August 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30/31AUG2015

Early morning fireball attracts attention
St George News
ST. GEORGE — Reports came in to the Utah Highway Patrol Cedar City Dispatch Center Friday describing a fireball streaking across the sky south of ...

Preliminary Results of Our Observations from Our Recent Meteor Surveillance Stations
Turkish Meteorite Network
Preliminary Results of Our Observations from Our Recent Meteor Surveillance Stations. 1 Yunus_Emre_SE M20150813_045055_YE_SE ...

University of Arizona Cameras Give Sight to NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission
August 24, 2015
From over two million kilometers away, a powerful camera on NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will "see" the tiny asteroid Bennu for the first time, helping to guide the spacecraft to its destination. Once there, its versatile focus mechanism will transform the camera from a telescope to a microscope, enabling it to examine tiny rocks while only hundreds of meters from the asteroid's surface. ...

St. George News on Twitter: "Early morning fireball attracts attention #StGeorge #SoUtah #meteor ...
twitter.com
... St. George News @STGnews 11h11 hours ago. Early morning fireball attracts attention #StGeorge #SoUtah #meteor ...

COMMUNITY EVENTS IN THE RIVER VALLEY & OZARK AREA
Arkansas Online
Oct. 19's event will also feature Orionid Meteor Shower; and Meteors, Meteorites, Meteoroids and Asterisms. Nov 16's program will include Leonid ...

Meteor Wrong Questions
Cloudy Nights
Meteor Wrong Questions - posted in Space Rocks: I was looking at buying some bulk campo del cielo meteorites for astronomy give aways for kids ...

Astronomy for September: Total lunar eclipse Sept. 27; tips on spotting meteors
Akron Beacon Journal
A: When viewing a meteor shower, it doesn't matter which direction you are facing. The meteors appear anywhere and everywhere across the dome of ...

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29 August 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28/29AUG2015

Huge Asteroid Expected to Destroy Earth In September Causes Widespread Panic
First to Know
They also are wary of the fact that a meteor recently struck Iran and it's gone widely unreported here and in Europe. Meanwhile, the government of Iran ...

NHM Vienna Invites Journalists for Media Talk on Installation of Meteor Camera
AZoOptics.com (press release)
Record of a fireball with the camera from the Pic du Midi (France) using the same type of camera than the one that will be installed on the roof of the ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 29-September 4, 2015
American Meteor Society
This is the worse time to try and view meteor activity as the bright moonlight will obscure all but the brightest meteors. Toward the end of this period the ...

Could alien life spread like a virus to the stars?
...panspermia, and the possibility of future astronomical techniques to not only detect the signatures of
alien life in exoplanetary atmospheres, but also track its relentless spread throughout the galaxy. ...

[1508.05907] Chasing the Chelyabinsk asteroid N-body style
arxiv.org
http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.05907

[1508.05575] Asteroid thermophysical modeling
arxiv.org
http://arxiv.org/abs/1508.05575

Meteor Flys Across Night Sky in US Northeast
Myhighplains.com
NASA says this fireball flying at 45,000 miles an hour is a meteor about 500 pounds from the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars flaring brighter ...

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28 August 2015

Japan Fireball Meteor 0620 JST 27AUG2015 - 2015年8月27日22:06:20JSTの火球

Japan Fireball Meteor 0620 JST 27AUG2015
2015年8月27日22:06:20JSTの火球


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Japan Fireball Meteor 0620 JST 27AUG2015
2015年8月27日22:06:20JSTの火球
c2015 司馬康生 / SonotaCo

SonotoCo Meteor Forum Japan-
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3535&sid=2481dbe0ecf69349538f4510ebf95573

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27 August 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27AUG2015

NASA slams fake prophecies, says no asteroid will hit Earth in the next 100 years
International Business Times AU
Efrain Rodriguez, a self-proclaimed “messenger of God,” contacted NASA in November 2010 about a meteor that will destroy the island of Puerto Rico....

Iran meteor strike
Stargazers Lounge
hello im not sure if its fake but ive hear that Iran have had a meteor strike and that apparently there has been a media blackout. there is news articles ...

Did a bright meteor crash to earth close to Ashbourne last night?
Ashbourne News Telegraph
"If indeed it was a fireball, and out of the description it disappeared behind the rooftop, it was in North direction and it is a football size, that makes all ...

Perseid Meteor Shower 2015
Huffington Post
So meteor rates go up starting at midnight. At dawn you're approximately in the middle of the face of the earth as it flies through space, so meteor rates ...

Invitation to a media talk and photo opportunity: Installation of a meteor camera on the roof of the ...
AlphaGalileo
Invitation to a media talk and photo opportunity: Installation of a meteor camera on the roof of the NHM Vienna. 26 August 2015 Naturhistorisches ...

Perseid Meteor Colors
Cloudy Nights
Perseid Meteor Colors - posted in DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing: Here's a shot of a Perseid meteor's colors as it burns up ...

12 Reports
Fireball event
IMO received 12 reports about a fireball seen over MA, NJ, NY, NH and CT on Tuesday, August 25th 2015 around 03:32 UT....

Inspiring Film Follows High School Students Chasing The PerseidMeteor Shower
Resource Magazine (blog)
But this year, during the Perseids Meteor Shower, Canales decided to test out the low light film capabilities of the Sony A7s, all while teaching 23 High ...

Definition of meteor spectrum in English
Oxford Dictionaries
Definition of meteor spectrum in American English in Oxford dictionary. Meaning, pronunciation and example sentences. English to English reference ...

Meteor scatter :: radio
Forums Centers
One thing I have never been able to confirm, is a meteor scatter hit on an fm station. I'm sure it has happened to me, because I can remember a couple ...

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26 August 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26AUG2015

UFOs in Yuma? Incident at YPG has gone unexplained for 60-plus years
Yuma Sun
However, Schauer said it was most likely the Lyrid Meteor Shower, a cosmic show that happens annually approximately between April 16 and April 25 ...

Meteors and Milky Way over Mount Ranier
Astronomy Picture of the Day - NASA
Featured here is the Perseids meteor shower as captured over Mt. Rainier, Washington, USA. The image was created from a two-hour time lapse ...

Meteor Watch: In Search for Lost Meteorites
The Public Slate
When you look into the night sky you might wonder what creates those beautiful falling stars. In fact, falling meteorites are constantly bombarding the ...

Perseid Meteor Vaporizing and Persistent Train
Cloudy Nights
Perseid Meteor Vaporizing and Persistent Train - posted in DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing: Heres a close-up of a Perseid Meteor ...

Meteor Charts
RoswellMeteor
Meteor Counts on DTV2 54.310 MHz using Spectrum Lab and Colorgramme. Meteor Counts on WWV 25 MHz using Spectrum Lab and Colorgramme.

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25 August 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25AUG2015

Protect lands to preserve dark skies
Las Vegas Sun
The Perseid meteor shower blazed across our dark desert skies, and I was fortunate enough to share the experience with a group of youths who had ...

The Brightest Meteor Shower Is This Week
MSN.com
The Brightest Meteor Shower Is This Week. Duration: 00:31 10/08/2015. SHARE · TWEET · EMAIL. You could see up to 100 shooting stars an hour.

Meteor over Boise
Dailymotion
About; Export; Add to. Meteor over Boise. Capture date : 01/01/1970; Publication date : 08/24/2015; Duration : 00:24; Category : News ...

Full Text (HTML)
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society - Oxford Journals
The Geminid meteor shower is typically the second largest meteor shower in the meteor data bases. It is the most numerous shower associated with ...

How Will Tokyo's Artificial Meteor Shower Work?
Inverse
This is the part of the article where you get nervous, then intrigued, then nervous again. The people claiming that they can pull off this feat ...

Meteor Shower Hikes
Campus Recreation - University of New Hampshire
Hike 3 miles round trip to the summit of South Mountain where we'll enjoy uninterrupted views and hopefully glimpse meteor showers illuminating the ...

Pictures of the Week
Reuters Pictures
A meteor streaks across the sky over Leeberg hill during the Perseid meteor shower near Grossmugl in the early morning of August 13, 2015.

Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight
Jewocity.com (press release) (blog)
ESO The Perseid meteor shower over the European Southern Observatory. ... The annual meteor shower will peak on those two days, and this year's ...

Why NASA Isn't Buying Into the Doom and Gloom MeteorProphecies
Charisma News
NASA says that despite doomsdayer's predictions, an asteroid will not hit the Earth in September. (NASA/Flickr). Join us on our new podcast each ...

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24 August 2015

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24AUG2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22AUG2015
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News - Blogger
A bright meteor was seen from Puerto Rico on the night of August 20, according to Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe (SAC). The largest astronomy .

Majestic meteor shower in west Turkey
Bgnnews
Majestic meteor shower in west Turkey. National. 23 Ağustos 2015 Pazar, 14:10. Paylaş. Tweetle · Paylaş · Gönder. Yazdır. Gönder. Majestic meteor ...

Stars, but not of David: annual meteor show comes to Israel's Negev
The American Israelite
Indeed, thanks to the sheer volume of the debris, the annual Perseids meteor shower (thought to originate in the constellation Perseus) can be seen ...

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OT- Taiwan Education Outreach - Bunan Taiwan Native Peoples Video

OT- Taiwan Education Outreach - Bunan Tribe Taiwan Native Peoples Video
  This is  tribute post to the Bunan Tribe; I was spared death as a Bunan tribesman guide kept me from dying during a climb in Taiwans Yu Shan National Park, Jia Ming Hu.  I was investigating a reported impact crater there on Dec. 23-24 some 20 years ago from funding from the Chi-Mei Foundation. - May you find this video a blessing. 
馬校長 thank you!-LunarMeteoriteHunter, Dirk Ross, Tokyo
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OT-台灣教育外展 - 布南部落台灣原住民視頻
  這是致敬郵寄到布南部落;我是倖免一死為布南部落引導使我從台灣玉山國家公園,佳明胡爬升過程中死亡。我在大約20年前的12月23日至二十四號調查報告的撞擊坑出現。 - 你會發現這個視頻祝福。
-LunarMeteoriteHunter,德克·羅斯,東京

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23 August 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23AUG2015


Huge Meteor/Fireballs Light Up U.S. Skies
Posted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 1,938 views

NASA's All-Sky Cameras Captured Huge Meteor/Fireballs Burning Up in the Atmosphere
Before It's News
Puerto Rico Bolide Meteor 20AUG2015 w/ Video http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.gr/. Clips credit: NASA's All Sky Fireball Network

NASA puts fears of Doomsday meteor to rest
State Column
NASA puts fears of Doomsday meteor to rest. The State Column, Sam Catherman | August 22, 2015. NASA puts fears of Doomsday meteor to rest ...

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22 August 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22AUG2015

Puerto Rico Bolide Meteor 20AUG2015 w/ Video
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News - Blogger
A bright meteor was seen from Puerto Rico on the night of August 20, according to Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe (SAC). The largest astronomy ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 22-28, 2015
American Meteor Society
The half-illuminated moon will set around midnight allowing unimpeded viewing of the morning sky when meteor activity is stronger. The moon will ...

Doomsayer spreads message in Wyoming towns
KTVQ Billings News
13, 2015, with a meteor strike and a financial crisis, reports COUNTY 10. ... warnings of a similar demise, including a meteor strike near Puerto Rico. ...

Apocalypse conspiracy theorist vandalizes Lander and Riverton with messages of doom
County 10
13, 2015, with a meteor strike and a financial crisis. The author also wrote of Obama tyranny, the need to follow God's laws, and the need to start ...

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21 August 2015

Puerto Rico Bolide Meteor 20AUG2015 w/ Video

Breaking News - Puerto Rico Bolide Meteor 2128 Local 20AUG2015 w/ Video
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Puerto Rico Bolide Meteor 2128 Local 20AUG2015
c2015 Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe (SAC)

Bólido (brillante meteoro) en Puerto Rico 8/20/2015 SAC
Posted to YouTube by kevinizooropa 93 views

  A bright meteor was seen from Puerto Rico on the night of August 20, according to Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe (SAC). The largest astronomy organization on the Caribbean Island says the meteor was seen at about 9:30 p.m. local time. "We got reports from the north and west side of the Island, but it is possible the meteor was also seen from other areas of Puerto Rico, SAC said.
  "It was a beautiful one and we were able to capture some images on our meteor cameras", said SAC. Although there was a recent meteor shower (the Perseids) it seems this meteor was not related to the shower and was a sporadic meteor instead.
  SAC explained this type of meteor is usually associated with small space rocks which generally disintegrate on Earth's atmosphere. Only a few have enough size or mass so that parts of it can survive the atmospheric friction, and reach the surface.
-Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe (SAC)

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NEO Asteroids Close Approaches August 2015

NEO Asteroids Close Approaches August 2015
This Month will be very promising for having new meteorites.

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August 2015 NEO Asteroids Close Approaches
c2015 Dirk Ross- Tokyo, Japan

August ALERT- Increased Meteor Activity! 
Expect some spectacular bolides,  fireballs, and meteors this month and especially large ones 3-5 days before and following the passing of  11 small mountain-sized NEO asteroids, diameters ranging from 500m- 2.3km,  that will safely pass this month.

Please report your meteor sightings to this website for posting- Remember IF you are looking for a report and no one reports then everyone lacks information; thank you.
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html

There are currently 1 3 4 6 7 known NEO Asteroids discovered that will pass within approximately 10LD or less (LD stands for "Lunar Distance"), in the month of August 2015.
I expect that 10 or more 10LD NEOs will be discovered before month end.
Be ready for some bolide, fireball, and meteor activity!
Cameras Ready!
If you get video or photo of a meteor please email to - LunarMeteoriteHunter@gmail.com
- LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo

2015 PK2015 PL9,2015 PK9,2015 PT227
2015 QK, 2015 QH32015 QT3, 

reported 22AUG2015
(2015 QT3) 2015-Aug-280.01074.245 m - 100 m23.926.29

reported 20AUG2015
(2015 QK) 2015-Aug-190.01204.715 m - 34 m26.28.35
(2015 QH3) 2015-Aug-210.01134.411 m - 25 m26.97.10

reported 14AUG2015
(2015 PT227) 2015-Aug-290.02489.745 m - 100 m23.89.37

reported and added 11AUG2015 - late discovery
(2015 PL9) 2015-Aug-080.00321.210.0 m - 22 m27.111.23
(2015 PK9) 2015-Aug-070.01485.849 m - 110 m23.78.69

reported and added 08AUG2015 - late discovery
(2015 PK) 2015-Aug-060.00050.26.2 m - 14 m28.216.33


UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2015 LG2) 2015-Aug-020.075329.3200 m - 450 m20.611.86
(2015 KK122) 2015-Aug-020.166064.680 m - 180 m22.65.43
(2015 NV13) 2015-Aug-030.102339.846 m - 100 m23.88.50
(2015 NZ13) 2015-Aug-030.088334.4200 m - 460 m20.624.52
(2012 KA4) 2015-Aug-040.147957.6150 m - 340 m21.229.03
(2015 CV13) 2015-Aug-050.115044.8230 m - 520 m20.311.94
(2015 LE21) 2015-Aug-050.081231.631 m - 68 m24.73.49
242643 (2005 NZ6) 2015-Aug-060.196776.5880 m - 2.0 km17.434.64
(2015 MX53) 2015-Aug-060.043516.956 m - 120 m23.47.30
(2003 PN5) 2015-Aug-070.137453.561 m - 140 m23.29.72
(2015 MM116) 2015-Aug-080.176668.785 m - 190 m22.54.78
434154 (2002 SL) 2015-Aug-080.180670.3330 m - 750 m19.59.86
438105 (2005 GO22) 2015-Aug-090.131151.0510 m - 1.1 km18.631.74
(2009 DB1) 2015-Aug-100.046618.170 m - 160 m22.912.44
(2014 BT8) 2015-Aug-110.148257.727 m - 59 m25.06.73
(2011 QG21) 2015-Aug-110.052120.3110 m - 250 m21.916.50
(2008 WK96) 2015-Aug-110.145756.764 m - 140 m23.112.21
(2012 NP) 2015-Aug-120.101339.4150 m - 330 m21.36.81
(2004 AS1) 2015-Aug-120.078130.4210 m - 470 m20.511.34
(2007 RO17) 2015-Aug-120.109642.618 m - 41 m25.88.68
(2014 WE6) 2015-Aug-130.173167.42.2 m - 4.9 m30.45.17
(2015 EK7) 2015-Aug-130.127649.7110 m - 240 m22.011.44
(2014 SD224) 2015-Aug-130.158961.897 m - 220 m22.26.34
232691 (2004 AR1) 2015-Aug-130.074829.1290 m - 650 m19.814.07
(2011 AK5) 2015-Aug-130.070927.6140 m - 310 m21.45.73
277475 (2005 WK4) 2015-Aug-160.168865.7250 m - 570 m20.113.30
348400 (2005 JF21) 2015-Aug-160.051720.11.0 km - 2.3 km17.19.20
369057 (2008 DK5) 2015-Aug-160.184871.9140 m - 310 m21.423.72
(2015 KB19) 2015-Aug-170.121447.2120 m - 270 m21.78.70
(2012 TM139) 2015-Aug-180.185172.0330 m - 750 m19.53.96
(2015 CU13) 2015-Aug-180.147557.451 m - 110 m23.623.56
350713 (2001 XP88) 2015-Aug-190.144156.1200 m - 450 m20.62.96
(2015 OF26) 2015-Aug-190.098738.4130 m - 290 m21.516.61
(2007 WZ4) 2015-Aug-210.141154.937 m - 82 m24.38.91
206378 (2003 RB) 2015-Aug-220.053120.7480 m - 1.1 km18.78.47
385252 (2001 EB18) 2015-Aug-230.168165.4370 m - 820 m19.325.36
(2010 RJ43) 2015-Aug-230.130951.061 m - 140 m23.211.59
(2015 OV) 2015-Aug-240.075229.350 m - 110 m23.66.91
(2005 QQ87) 2015-Aug-250.084532.977 m - 170 m22.718.99
(2013 RZ5) 2015-Aug-260.157461.35.6 m - 12 m28.421.73
250458 (2004 BO41) 2015-Aug-310.147357.3730 m - 1.6 km17.821.39
Source Table- NASA/JPL
-- for the most current version check- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
Self search parameters - http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/neo_ca

Source Wikipedia-
---  FYI
Stony asteroids that impact sedimentary rock and create a crater[6]
Impactor
diameter
Kinetic energy at
atmospheric entry
Impact
energy
Crater
diameter
Average
frequency
100 m (330 ft)47 Mt38 Mt1.2 km (0.75 mi)5200 years
130 m (430 ft)103 Mt64.8 Mt2 km (1.2 mi)11000 years
150 m (490 ft)159 Mt71.5 Mt2.4 km (1.5 mi)16000 years
200 m (660 ft)376 Mt261 Mt3 km (1.9 mi)36000 years
250 m (820 ft)734 Mt598 Mt3.8 km (2.4 mi)59000 years
300 m (980 ft)1270 Mt1110 Mt4.6 km (2.9 mi)73000 years
400 m (1,300 ft)3010 Mt2800 Mt6 km (3.7 mi)100000 years
700 m (2,300 ft)16100 Mt15700 Mt10 km (6.2 mi)190000 years
1,000 m (3,300 ft)47000 Mt46300 Mt13.6 km (8.5 mi)440000 years
"6 Robert Marcus, H. Jay Melosh, and Gareth Collins (2010). "Earth Impact Effects Program". Imperial College London / Purdue University. Retrieved 2013-02-04.(solution using 2600kg/m^3, 17km/s, 45 degrees)
Stony asteroid impacts that generate an airburst[6]
Impactor
diameter
Kinetic energy at
atmospheric entry
Airburst
energy
Airburst
altitude
Average
frequency
m (13 ft)kt0.75 kt42.5 km (139,000 ft)1.3 years
7 m (23 ft)16 kt5 kt36.3 km (119,000 ft)4.6 years
10 m (33 ft)47 kt19 kt31.9 km (105,000 ft)10.4 years
15 m (49 ft)159 kt82 kt26.4 km (87,000 ft)27 years
20 m (66 ft)376 kt230 kt22.4 km (73,000 ft)60 years
30 m (98 ft)1.3 Mt930 kt16.5 km (54,000 ft)185 years
50 m (160 ft)5.9 Mt5.2 Mt8.7 km (29,000 ft)764 years
70 m (230 ft)16 Mt15.2 Mt3.6 km (12,000 ft)1900 years
85 m (279 ft)29 Mt28 Mt0.58 km (1,900 ft)3300 years
"6 Robert Marcus, H. Jay Melosh, and Gareth Collins (2010). "Earth Impact Effects Program". Imperial College London / Purdue University. Retrieved 2013-02-04.(solution using 2600kg/m^3, 17km/s, 45 degrees)

reposted / updated reported 20AUG2015
reposted and added 12AUG2015 - late discoveries
reeposted and updated 08AUG2015
re-post 01AUG2015
original post 22JUL2015 

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 21AUG2015

NASA: There is No Asteroid Threatening Earth
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- August 19, 2015
"There is no scientific basis -- not one shred of evidence -- that an
asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates,"
said Paul Chodas ...

Breaking News - Puerto Rico Bolide Meteor 2128 Local 20AUG2015 w/ Video
A bright meteor was seen from Puerto Rico on the night of August 20, according to Sociedad de Astronomía del Caribe (SAC)....

Norway Bolide Meteor 12AUG2015 w/ Video
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News - Blogger
The activity of meteor swarm Perseids is at its greatest in those days and several in Eastern Norway were up in the night to see meteors, got a great ...

NASA: No, an asteroid is not about to destroy the world
CBS News
Meteor Gonna Asteroid that "could end human life" is heading for Earth. Well, NASA says you can relax, the end of the world isn't coming next month ...

Meteor Blast
Vimeo
On 8/12/2015, while I was taking photos of the Perseid meteor shower over Mauna Kea, one bright meteor left a puffy trail of "smoke" after the fireball…

Out of this world! Family discover 'meteorites' behind their back garden
Hull Daily Mail
Joanne Mallinson, 34, said she was watching the meteor shower last week with her sons, Josh, 16, and Jake, 11, when they heard something fall. ... Highly UNLIKELY; story lacks adequate information such as quality photographs! - LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo

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20 August 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 20AUG2015

Send Your Name to Mars!
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News - Blogger
Be one of the first to send your name to Mars on the InSight Mars lander scheduled for launch March 2016! Deadline for joining is 08SEP2015....

2015 Perseid Meteor Shower as seen from Heart Lake
Mount Shasta Herald
Brad Goldpaint said he created this composite image “of all the meteors captured on August 13, 2015, during the Perseid MeteorShower from Heart ...

Man-made meteor showers for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (Tomorrow Daily 228)
CNET
Ashley and Khail explain how a man-made meteor shower could make a big splash at the 2020 Summer Games, discuss a new full-body VR ...

Meteor watchers warned for being in park after dark
ThisWeekNews
Individuals were warned about being in a Gahanna park after dark when they were trying to view last week's meteor shower. A suspicious vehicle was ...

Stargazing leads to time behind bars for Regina man
Regina Leader-Post
A Regina man received a short jail term after breaching the curfew portion of his conditional sentence to watch the Perseid meteorshower.

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19 August 2015

Norway Bolide Meteor 12AUG2015 w/ Video

Norway Bolide Meteor 12AUG2015 w/ Video
Likely Produced Meteorites!

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Norway Bolide Meteor 12AUG2015
c2015 Norway Meteor Network
Norsk meteornettverk / Solobservatoriet
Large bolide under Perseid night
Published 13 August 2015 11:26 by Steinar Midtskogen
The activity of meteor swarm Perseids is at its greatest in those days and several in Eastern Norway were up in the night to see meteors, got a great experience. A large bolide appeared 1:50:39 and lit up the night. It shone like the brightest full moon, was yellow-green in color, some also described it as blue and white, and was visible for 8-9 seconds. ... Use Google Translate Norweigian - English- 

Stor bolide under perseidenatta
Publisert 13. august 2015 11:26 av Steinar Midtskogen
Aktiviteten til meteorsvermen perseidene er på sitt største i disse dager og flere på Østlandet som var oppe i natt for å se meteorene, fikk en flott opplevelse. En stor bolide kom til syne 01:50:39 og lyste opp natta. Den lyste som den klareste fullmåne, var gulgrønn i fargen, noen har også beskrevet den som blå og hvit, og var synlig i 8-9 sekund. ...  more - http://norskmeteornettverk.no/wordpress/?p=2112

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