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31 December 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31DEC2015

Disturbing Update: Gigantic Comets Threaten Earth, Planet-Sized 'Centaurs' Pose Greater Impact Threat Than Previously Known
Starpulse
Apparently, gigantic comets, not asteroids pose a greater hazard to Earth than previously thought. Chilling statements from a team of researchers point to the recent discovery of hundreds of planet-sized space rocks, any one of which is capable of causing mass extinction and destruction of all life…

Clouds of space dust alter electrical properties of the ionosphere
Daily Mail
'The key role for meteor ablation in this ionosphere context has likely not received due recognition because neither the meteoric dust nor the meteors ...

Look up! Your guide to some of the best meteor showers for 2016
Australasian Science Magazine
Many meteor showers, caused by the Earth passing through streams of debris left behind by comets and asteroids, occur as regularly as clockwork, ...

S&T's Astronomy Podcast for January 2016
SkyandTelescope.com
Download our monthly stargazing podcast to learn about a close pairing of Venus and Saturn before dawn, a strong meteor shower, and a parade of ...

Astronomical Highlights of 2016
Huffington Post
The meteor shower I'm most looking forward to in 2016 will be the Perseids. These shooting stars are best seen on the summer mornings of August 12 ...

Viewing the Quadrantid Meteor Shower
American Meteor Society
As for the Quadrantid meteor shower of 2016, this shower is predicted to peak on Monday morning January 4th over North America and the western ...

Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets
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عالم يحذر: نيزك قد يقضي على الأرض الأسبوع المقبل
ZwearZ
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Josep Maria Trigo Rodríguez
December 31 at 8:12pm
BOLA DE FUEGO SPMN311215: Esta mañana a las 8h34m hora local una bola de fuego meteórica ha sido observada desde Baleares, Catalunya, País Valenciano y Región de Murcia. Os recuerdo que cualquier dato y especialmente imágenes o vídeos serán muy bienvenidos: http://www.spmn.uji.es/ESP/reporte.html

RED DE INVESTIGACIN SOBRE BLIDOS Y METEORITOS
www.spmn.uji.es
Si dispone de todos los datos necesarios, invierta un par de minutos rellenando este sencillo formul...

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30 December 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30DEC2015

Japan Fireball Meteor 28DEC2015
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Click on Image to Enlarge Japan Fireball Meteor 28DEC2015 - 2015年12月28日23時37分39秒低速火球 c 2015 Shimoda ....

MBIQ Detects Belgium Meteor 27/28DEC2015
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
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 ...

Missing Electrons in the Atmosphere Possibly Found
Live Science
It turns out that a layer of invisible meteor dust falling to Earth every day may be sucking up electrons coming from higher in the atmosphere, creating ...

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016
National Geographic
Many of the grand annual meteor showers this year will unfortunately be washed out by the bright glare of the moon, but the Eta Aquarids should offer ...

Meteor Showers in 2016
Astrocal
Meteor Showers in 2016. Have you ever tried for hours to see a shooting star when you have been told there is a meteor shower? We have ...

Quadrantids 2016: Catch the first meteor shower of the year
ChristianToday
The New Year is only a few days away and that means the year will start fresh with astronomical events. The sky will once again feature bright meteor ...

FOUND: Meteor Dust That's Been Stealing Earth's Atmosphere
Atlas Obscura
These particles are so tiny we don't notice, but essentially people are walking around with a sprinkling of meteor dust constantly falling on them.

Meteor Impact Sites or are they something completely differant?
The Flat Earth Society
After all they are saying if they can see a meteor coming towards earth on an impact they can fire a missile at it or land on it plant a bomb (Armageddon ...

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Japan Fireball Meteor 28DEC2015 - 2015年12月28日23時37分39秒低速火球

Japan Fireball Meteor 2337 JST 28DEC2015
2015年12月28日23時37分39秒低速火球


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Japan Fireball Meteor 28DEC2015 - 2015年12月28日23時37分39秒低速火球
c 2015 Shimoda

SonotaCo Meteor Forum for more photos and video of this event-
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3610&sid=ecfd63a86402d12460c93ebc489a7cb9

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29 December 2015

MBIQ Detects Belgium Meteor 27/28DEC2015

MBIQ Detects Belgium Meteor 27/28DEC2015
Check your security cameras!

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
If you have a video or photo of this event please email- LunarMeteoriteHunter@gmail.com

MBIQ Data-
Kontich, Antwerpen, Belgium
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Antwerpen, Belgium
Oudenburg, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Mortsel, Antwerpen, Belgium
Merksem, Antwerpen, Belgium
Oudenaarde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Dendermonde, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
For all meteor reports-
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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29DEC2015

Good news! Monster asteroids aren't about to hit the Earth
USA TODAY
The Express story also claims that a previous pass of the January asteroid "was responsible for sending the first recorded event of a meteor crashing ..

This Week's Night Sky: New Year's Comet and aMeteor Shower
National Geographic
In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, January 4, the first meteor shower of the year, the Quadrantids, reaches its maximum. Peak rates this morning will ...

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks JAN 03-04
Cloudy Nights
The annual Quadrantid Meteor Shower is expected to peak during the night of 2016 JAN 03-04. Its radiant is in the no longer official constellation ...

NASA releases footage showing meteor rushing towards Earth at 29000mph
Zee News
According to reports, the meteor was tracked by the space agency as it flew 17 miles above the town of Locust Grove, where it slowed to a speed of ...

Scientists are discovering frozen meteorites in the Antarctic
A NASA-funded team of scientists is once again heading out to the Antarctic to look for fragments of frozen meteorites, in the hopes that these ice-encrusted rocks can teach us more about other planets and moons in our Solar System and beyond. Eight researchers make up this year's Antarctica Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) team .;;

'A Meteorite Saved My Town'
Fragments from the massive asteroid Vesta rained down on eastern Turkey, and attracted collectors from around the world. ISTANBUL — Who says it’s a bad thing when the sky falls on your head? For people in Saricicek, a Turkish village of 3,000 near the city if Bingol in impoverished southeastern Anatolia, objects dropping out of the sky have been a blessing....

Gunmaker to Craft Pistols from Chunk of 4.5 Billion Year Old Meteorite
YouTube
www.undergroundworldnews.com A high-end gunmaker is crafting a pair of pistols from a chunk of prehistoric meteorite and plans to sell them for ...

Study finds evidence for more recent clay formation on Mars
Brown University- December 14, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Recent orbital and rover missions to Mars have turned up ample evidence of clays and other hydrated minerals formed when rocks are altered by the presence of water. Most of that alteration is thought to have happened during the earliest part of Martian history...

Robot Arm Simulates Close Approach to ESA's Asteroid Mission
European Space Agency- December 8, 2015
The final approach to an asteroid has been practised for ESA's proposed Asteroid Impact Mission using a real spacecraft camera mounted on a robot arm. ...

The hunt for the Christmas meteorite
By Camila Ruz- BBC News Magazine
The biggest meteorite to hit the UK landed in a small village in Leicestershire one Christmas Eve. Fifty years on, the search for its highly valuable fragments is far from over.  The last thing Percy England expected on Christmas Eve was for a 4.5bn-year-old meteorite to put a hole through his brand new Vauxhall Viva....

Arizona Geological Survey
About 50,000 years ago the Canyon Diablo Meteorite stuck northern Arizona excavating a large crater,...
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Lauriston Trindade
December 18 at 11:42pm
Acho tudo isto maravilhoso!
"Temporal" de meteoros espalha astrônomos pela Paraíba
noticias.uol.com.br
Já imaginou ver ao vivo um
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Gabriel Rodrigues Hickel
December 18 at 11:56am
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151216105118.htm
Geologists focus on extraterrestrial mineral for clues to beginning of biological life on Earth:...
www.sciencedaily.com
New research has found that in Earth's beginning, meteorites striking the planet to provide light ma...

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28 December 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 28DEC2015

Busteni, Romania Fireball Meteor 10DEC2015 Video

NASA footage shows huge meteor racing towards Earth at 29000mph
Mirror
The short video was released by the space agency with a short statement after it received numerous reports of the object over the state of Georgia. ...

What Meteorites Mean for Science, Culture, and Kitsch
National Geographic
A meteor could simply be a piece of dust from the tail of a comet, like when we have meteor showers. A meteor refers to the streak of light we see as ...

Would You Pay $1 Million For An Extraterrestrial Gun?
Forbes
As for the meteorite, it's 4.5 billion years old and comes from a 35 kilogram portion of the Gibeon Meteorite care of famed meteor collector Robert A.

What was that seen over Lexington County Christmas night?
The State
It may be the same thing reported at the same time at 10:18 p.m. in Aiken to the American Meteor Society's fireball report page. The report hasn't been ...

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Ian Macleod
December 27 at 8:28pm
Dr Caroline Smith with the Tissint Martian meteorite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EMR2r53f2s
Mighty Martian meteorite lands at the Museum | Natural History Museum
A rare Martian meteorite that could help unravel the mysteries of Mars has arrived at the Natural Hi...

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27 December 2015

Busteni, Romania Fireball Meteor 10DEC2015 Video

Busteni, Romania Fireball Meteor 10DEC2015 Video

Mega meteor 10 12 2015 0109
Posted to YouTube by Marius D 209 views

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27DEC2015

TWO monster asteroids - one of which nearly killed woman - heading this way right NOW
Express.co.uk
The close earth passes coincide with a warning from amateur rmeteor spotters to expect major risks from meteors until Tuesday, December 29, when ...

A Company Is Making “Extra-Terrestrial” Guns From A 4.5 Billion Year Old Meteorite
BuzzFeed News
Cabot Guns, based in Pennsylvania, said they were building a mirror-image set of “meteor guns” constructed from a 35 kg portion of the “prized” ...

WATCH: NASA video of 'mystery fireball' hurtling towards Earth at 29000 miles an hour
Express.co.uk
The statement added: "All 6 NASA all sky meteor cameras in the Southeast picked up the meteor at an altitude of 50 miles above the town of Georgia ...

Rocks Rich in Silica Present Puzzles for Mars Rover Team
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- December 17, 2015
In detective stories, as the plot thickens, an unexpected clue often delivers
more questions than answers. In this case, the scene is a mountain on
Mars. The clue: the chemical compound silica. Lots of silica. ...

USF geologists focus on mineral for clues to beginning of biological life on earth
In Earth's beginning, meteorites striking the planet to provide light
may have carried an extraterrestrial mineral ...

Needle formation lets space rubble sneak up on us
New Scientist- December 15 2015
Look out below! Large, rocky bodies may crash to Earth more frequently
than we knew - by rearranging their formation. ...

Stargazers appreciate Wyoming's darkness, quiet
Casper Star-Tribune Online
... stargazing parties were held at Devils Tower from late October through mid December, many times coinciding with meteor showers and full moons.
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Josep Maria Trigo Rodríguez
December 10 at 8:59pm
IMPRESIONANTES BÓLIDOS SOBRE LA PENÍNSULA IBÉRICA: Aquí podéis verlos explicados: http://www.spmn.uji.es/ESP/SPMNlist.html
ÚLTIMOS BÓLIDOS REGISTRADOS POR LA RED DE INVESTIGACIÓN SOBRE BÓLIDOS Y METEORITOS
www.spmn.uji.es
Se denomina a las estrellas fugaces más luminosas, aquellas que igualan o superan el planeta Venus (...

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26 December 2015

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26DEC2015

Taiwan Geminid Meteor 14DEC2015

Japan Bolide 08DEC2015 - 2015年12月8日4:22:41JSTごろの火球

Japan Fireball Meteor 22DEC2015
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Click on Image to Enlarge Japan Fireball Meteor 22DEC2015 20151222 060954 日の出直前の火球 c 2015 SonotaCo Site Admin ...

Christmas Eve Asteroid 2003 SD220 24DEC2015
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
Asteroid 2003 SD220 will safely fly past Earth on Dec. 24 at a distance of 6.8 million miles (11 million kilometers). Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion ...

Gunmaker to forge $1 million pistols from a meteorite
CNNMoney
"Meteor is rare, more so than terrestrial precious metals and I wanted to create a set of guns that were formed from a material that had intrinsic value," ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for December 26 – January 1, 2016
American Meteor Society
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 as seen from mid-northern latitudes (45N) and 2 as seen from ...

Quadrantids meteor shower peaks on January 4, 2016
Free Star Charts
The first annual meteor shower of the year to take place is always the January Quadrantids and it can be a good one with up to 100 meteors per hour ...

Meteors and Meteor Showers
Meteors at CalSky
The on-line software CalSky calculates the dates and times of visibility of the yearly returning meteor showers. You also learn which showers are ...

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25 December 2015

Taiwan Geminid Meteor 14DEC2015

Taiwan Geminid Meteor 2131 Local Time 14DEC2015
台灣雙子座流星2131當地時間14DEC2015

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Taiwan Geminid Meteor 2131 Local 14DEC2015Lulin Observatory / 鹿林天文台
Observers- 陳慶鴻 陳昭安 吳雪瑞


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Nebraska Iowa Fireball Meteor 24DEC2015 w/ TV news video

Nebraska Iowa Fireball Meteor 0130 CST 24DEC2015 w/ TV news video

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Denton, Iowa Fireball Meteor 24DEC2015
photo credit- WOWT.com


A mystery flash lit up the morning sky across the Midwest Thursday

Posted: Thu 1:15 PM, Dec 24, 2015
WOWT.com

Japan Fireball Meteor 22DEC2015 - 20151222 060954 日の出直前の火球

Japan Fireball Meteor 22DEC2015
20151222 060954 日の出直前の火球

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Japan Fireball Meteor 22DEC2015
20151222 060954 日の出直前の火球
c 2015 SonotaCo Site Admin

12月22日(火) 流れ星?! 0:20 くらいのとこ。Japan 21:09 UTC 21st Dec = 06:09 JST 22nd Dec 2015
Posted to YouTube by h. sakamoto 134 views

SonotaCo Meteor Forum-
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3606&sid=a007aaee570ee1bfbf965fad49dfe686

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Japan Fireball Meteor 20DEC2015 - 2015年12月20日3時35分19秒の火球

Japan Fireball Meteor 0335 JST 20DEC2015
2015年12月20日3時35分19秒の火球

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Japan Fireball Meteor 0335 JST 20DEC2015
2015年12月20日3時35分19秒の火球
c 2015 ts007

SonotaCo Meteor Forum-
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3604&sid=a007aaee570ee1bfbf965fad49dfe686

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Japan Fireball Meteor 19DEC2015 - 2015年12月19日20:29:44 出現の爆発火球

Japan Fireball Meteor 2029 JST 19DEC2015
2015年12月19日20:29:44 出現の爆発火球

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Japan Fireball Meteor 2029 JST 19DEC20152015年12月19日20:29:44 出現の爆発火球c 2015 SonotaCo Site Admin.

SonotaCo Meteor Forum-
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3603&sid=a007aaee570ee1bfbf965fad49dfe686

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Japan Bolide 09DEC2015 - 2015年12月9日1:44:06JSTの串刺し火球

Japan Bolide 09DEC2015 -  2015年12月9日1:44:06 JSTの串刺し火球

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Japan Bolide 09DEC2015
2015年12月9日1:44:06 JSTの串刺し火球
c 2015 上田昌良 / SonotaCo

SonotaCo Meteor Forum-
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3599&sid=a007aaee570ee1bfbf965fad49dfe686

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Japan Bolide 08DEC2015 - 2015年12月8日4:22:41JSTごろの火球

Osaka, Japan Bolide 0422 JST 08DEC2015
-2015年12月8日4:22:41JSTごろの火球
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Osaka, Japan Bolide 0422 JST 08DEC2015
2015年12月8日4:22:41JSTごろの火球c 2015 上田昌良 / SonotaCo

SonotaCo Meteor Forum- video-http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3598&sid=a007aaee570ee1bfbf965fad49dfe686

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25DEC2015

MBIQ Detects Texas Meteor 23DEC2014

Christmas Eve Asteroid 2003 SD220 24DEC2015

Comet Threat to Earth a Serious Concern

A mystery flash lit up the morning sky across the Midwest Thursday
WOWT
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Nobody is sure what it was, but plenty of people saw it. Twas the Light Before Christmas and it lit up the night sky across a ...

'Fireball' From Rocket Launch Stuns Parts of US
MSN.com
A Russian rocket booster from this week's Soyuz launch burned up as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere, according to a U.S. Strategic Command ...

Fireball Streaking Across U.S. Sky Was Russian Rocket Debris
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn says thefireball seen over Arizona, Nevada and California in Tuesday's night sky was an ...

Space Junk Re-entry over California and Nevada
American Meteor Society
The American Meteor Society received more than 50 reports of a bright object over California, Nevada and Arizona on Tuesday, December 22th ...

A Christmas star without a tail
Deutsche Welle
An asteroid is going to pass by Earth for Christmas. However, it has no shining tail like the star of Bethlehem. And it may be difficult to spot - even for ...

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24 December 2015

Merry Christmas from PingTung, Taiwan - Tang Rong Elementary School Christmas Parade 2015

Merry Christmas from PingTung, Taiwan
Tang Rong Elementary School 唐榮國小 Christmas Parade 2015

共學快閃演奏
Posted ti YouTube by 張永明 48 Views

假日哪裡去? 跟著唐榮共學管樂團來快閃就對了!

今天唐榮國小在校長帶領下舉辦了一場別開生面的踩街音樂快閃活動,這場活動是由秘書林宜津負責籌辦,整個活動是由親師生組成的管樂隊演奏加上小朋友活潑可愛的舞蹈表演,並輔以代表唐榮親子共學團精神的彩旗所組成。

這次活動從宜津PO文公告報名到今天活動開始不過也就七天的時間而已,我們就組成了百人團參加這次活動。由此可見承辦秘書宜津的籌畫與組織能力,當然也要感謝唐榮校長、老師的用心、愛心與耐心,讓孩子們在快樂安全的環境下成長學習,我們家長也才能安心與放心,所以凝聚力由此而生。

原本唐榮國小的音樂教室裡,有許多塵封許久的樂器,都曾面臨著被併校而被遺忘丟棄的命運。直到施校長來解救它們.......振臂一呼號召親子共學團的學生和家長們一起來學賦予這些樂器新生命,也讓唐榮國小從新展現它存在的價值。

經過兩個月利用社團活動時間的練習,校長決定身先士卒帶領大家來個聖誕踩街快閃音樂¬表演活動! 姑且不論吹奏的效果如何,為了讓大家一起感受音樂的美好,分享唐榮親師生共學的正能量,在和煦的冬陽映照下我們走出了校園,在屏東市街頭傳播我們的喜悅。

這次我是擔任器材組組長,非常感謝器材組每一位家人的幫忙與合作,共同圓滿完成了這一場快閃活動,感恩,有你們真好!

預祝大家聖誕快樂、闔府團圓、平安喜樂!
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MBIQ Detects Texas Meteor 23DEC2014

MBIQ Detects Texas Meteor 1840 Local 23DEC2014
Check your security cameras!

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
If you have a video or photo of this event please email- LunarMeteoriteHunter@gmail.com

Initial Meteor Sighting Reports-
23DEC2015 Les Dripping Springs, TX USA 6:40ish pm central 4-5 secs SE to W high in sky White Venus None seen Disappeared over horizon

For all meteor reports-
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.jp/

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Christmas Eve Asteroid 2003 SD220 24DEC2015

Christmas Eve Asteroid 2003 SD220 24DEC2015

Large Asteroid will Safely Pass by Earth on Christmas Eve - Asteroid Zips between Earth & Moon
Posted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 6,922 views
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Christmas Eve Asteroid 2003 SD220 24DEC2015
Photo Credit- NASA/JPL
  Asteroid 2003 SD220 will safely fly past Earth on Dec. 24 at a distance of 6.8 million miles (11 million kilometers). Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have generated the highest-resolution images to date of this asteroid using the Deep Space Network's 230-foot (70-meter) antenna at Goldstone, California. The radar images were acquired between Dec. 17 and Dec. 22, when the distance to this near-Earth object (NEO) was narrowing from 7.3 million miles (12 million kilometers) to almost the flyby distance. ... morehttp://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2015-387&rn=news.xml&rst=4807

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24DEC2015

MBIQ Detects - CA NV AZ Space Trash Re-Entry 22DEC2015

Here’s What China’s Jade Rabbit Rover Is Finding on the Moon
news.yahoo.com By Chris Riotta
...Chinese researchers reported in a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications that Jade Rabbit discovered new moon rocks with different compositions than those previously identified ...

Risk of comet hitting Earth is greater than previously thought, say researchers
The Guardian
Earth could be at higher risk of being hit by a comet than widely thought, according to astronomers who have suggested keeping a closer eye on ...

The source of the Southwest's mysterious spacefireball: Not a UFO. Or Santa.
Washington Post
U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn told the Associated Press that Tuesday night's fireball was a SL-4 rocket body booster from ...

'Russian Space Debris' Lights Up California Night Sky
NBC New York
... the sky Tuesday evening that an astronomer first called a "meteor" and a government official later clarified was some type of Russian space debris.

US official explains mysterious fireball seen over southwest sky
New York Post
The fireball seen over Arizona, Nevada and California was an SL-4 rocket body booster from Russia that was launched Monday, said US Strategic ...

Streak of Light in Western US Sky Sends Social Media Abuzz
ABC News
The fireball seen over Arizona, Nevada and California on Tuesday night was an SL-4 rocket body booster from Russia that launched Monday, U.S. ...

Streaking fireball lights up High Desert sky
Victorville Daily Press
HESPERIA — A fireball that streaked across the sky on Tuesday night caught the attention of High Desert residents and many others from three ...

Meteor streaks across California, Nevada skies and causes frenzy
Waltonian
Pippin, who did not see the object in person, said The Ursids, a minor meteor shower, could have been behind the sighting. Ruby says the object was ..

Russian rocket debris causes bright light in sky over three Western states
Fox News -December 23, 2015
U.S. officals said late Tuesday that debris from a Russian rocket was
the cause of a bright light seen in the sky across Southern California,
Nevada and Arizona earlier in the evening....

Las Vegas 'fireball' was falling Russian Space debris (video)
KUTV 2News
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) -- People across Las Vegas and the surrounding region were mystified by a bright object flying high in the sky Tuesday ...

Burning Fireball Lights up Vegas Sky
Discovery
The burning space junk, which first appeared around 6:00 p.m. local time, was visible across parts of Nevada and California.

Photos: Mysterious bright light flying across West Coast sky was Russian rocket
NEWS10 ABC
A Griffith Observatory spokesman previously told KTLA the object was a “bright meteor.” People were taking to social media to post what they are .

Here's What That Fireball Streaking Across Sky Actually Was
TIME
Americans took to Twitter Tuesday night to have a minor freakout over a mysterious fireball that streaked across the sky. Was it a bird? A Plan

'Fireball' From Rocket Launch Stuns Parts of US
Wall Street Journal
A Russian rocket booster from this week's Soyuz launch burned up as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere, according to a U.S. Strategic Command ...

Mysterious streak lights up night sky in southwestern US
CNN
But the U.S. Strategic Command put all the speculation to rest, saying the fireball across the skies of the southwestern United States was a bit of ...

Fireball over western US Tuesday not a meteor
St George News
Rather, the bright object that was seen from California to Arizona and north to Utah at about 7:15 p.m. MST was a Russian rocket body re-entering the ...

Fireball in the sky: Washington responds after strange sighting
KTRK-TV
Others wondered if it was a meteor breaking up on re-entry or space debris from a fallen satellite. Christian Castro captured images of the fireball in ...

'Meteor' over Las Vegas: Giant object swoops through Nevada skies
YouTube
A giant glowing object soared through the night sky near Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, with excited witnesses rushing to post photographs and ...

Mysterious' Fireball Spotted Over Arizona, Nevada, And California Was Russian Rocket Re ...
The Inquisitr
The bright light, according to military authorities, was not a meteor or UFO as some had speculated, but space junk or debris from a Russian rocket ...

VIDEO: Possible meteor spotted over SoCal
ABC7.com
A possible meteor was spotted over Southern California Tuesday evening, taking social media by storm.

'Meteor' seen illuminating Las Vegas sky in eerie video but military officials offer another explanation
Mirror.co.uk
This intriguing footage appears to show a glowing meteor hurtling to Earth in the night sky above Las Vegas. However, while scientists initially claimed ...

'meteor' Fireball swoops through skies Nevada California 22-12-2015
YouTube
Credit to their respective Owners Dozens of people from Las Vegas to Northern California posted videos on social media Tuesday night of a bright ...

2015 The SECOND Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!

Comet Threat to Earth a Serious Concern

Centaurs- Comet Threat to Earth a Serious Concern


Giant comets may threaten Earth: astronomers
AFP via Yahoo! Finance24 hours ago
Planet Earth could be at higher risk of a space rock impact than widely thought, according to astronomers
who suggested Tuesday keeping a closer eye on distant giant comets. Most studies of potential...

Astronomers WARN: Giant Comets May Threaten EarthPosted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 596 views

How big is the risk of humongous comet striking Earth, really?
The Christian Science Monitor
Forget asteroid impacts – some scientists now think the more dangerous scenario is a huge comet hitting Earth. Comets circling the sun far beyond Jupiter should be a more frequent and dramatic concern for astronomers to monitor, scientists said in a study released Tuesday from the Royal…

Giant comets may threaten Earth: astronomers (Update)http://phys.org/news/2015-12-giant-comets-threaten-earth-astronomers.html
Planet Earth could be at higher risk of a space rock impact than widely thought, according to astronomers who suggested Tuesday keeping a closer eye on distant giant

Giant comets may threaten Earth - dailytimes.com.pk
www.dailytimes.com.pk/.../giant-comets-may-threaten-earth...
Giant comets may threaten Earth : December 22, 2015, 9:24 pm; When Sushma kept her promise to Nawaz’s mother : December 22, 2015, 9:22 pm

Giant comets called centaurs may pose threat to life on Earth ...
www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/12/22/New-study-warns-of...
... scientists suggest errant giant comets may pose a greater risk to life ... may pose a greater risk to life on Earth than asteroids. Giant comets, ...

Comet Threat Warning: Environmental Upheaval
By Leonard David - December 22nd, 2015
“Our work suggests we need to look beyond our immediate neighborhood too, and look out beyond the orbit of Jupiter to find centaurs,” Napier explains. “If we are right, then these distant comets could be a serious hazard, and it’s time to understand them better.” ...

Centaurs as a Hazard to Earth

ras.org.uk
http://www.ras.org.uk/images/stories/press/Centaurs/Napier.Centaurs.revSB.pdf

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23 December 2015

MBIQ Detects - CA NV AZ Space Trash Re-Entry 22DEC2015

MBIQ Detects - CA NV AZ Space Trash Re-Entry 22DEC2015
Many reports of object of 10-40 seconds in duration- likely space debris and not a meteor.
updates pending
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Ravi Jagtiani wrote,
December 23 at 1:26pm
https://www.facebook.com/jango.fixit/posts/1133046703396283

Ravi Jagtiani
2015 Dec 23,near 02:10 UTC (2015 December 22nd 19:10 MST ), Las Vegas ,USA.
The SL-4 ROCKET BODY, 20...
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Meteor over Las Vegas 12/22/2015
Posted to YouTube by Michael Curtis 226 views
Published on Dec 22, 2015
Traveled from NW Las Vegas to around Henderson before breaking up.
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Las Vegas meteor
Posted to YouTube by Adam Schiesser 128 views
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Initial Sighting Reports
22DEC2015 CLARK SANTA MARIA CA USA 18:35 PST PM 3-5 SECONDS N-S WHITE AND ORANGE MOON NA NA

22DEC2015 Mike Bakke Lake Elsinore,CA 18:30 10-15 seconds W-E BrightLight with trails Venus + Yes Have a pic but cannot uploas

22DEC2015 TH Silver Springs, Nevada (USA) 1818 PST (USA) 15-20 seconds Facing SW - streak from West to east orange yellow moon yes one that I could see no

22DEC2015 Abi Corona, CA 18:17 pst 15 seconds southern sky, from west to east yellow/orange moon appeared to fragment towards the end AWESOME!

22DEC2015 Shawn fredericksen San Jose ca 1815 PST 15 secs North to south Red Venus No It was cloudy but a break in the clouds saw a red ball with a tail. Did not see it end went behind clouds. Did not hear any sound

22DEC2015 Matthew Hernandez Orcutt, Ca USA 18:10pm pst Viewed for approx 20 sec SE-SSE Orange object with tail Dimmed Sun None observed None available

22DEC2015 DAVID FRANCIS LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZONA 19:09 /MOUNTAIN TIME 40 SEC WNW / ESE BRIGHT / SILENT VENUS YES http://davidfrancis.name/img/meteor_22DEC2015.html

22DEC2015 Douglas johnson Inyokern, ca 1800 15 to 20 Facing SE, object moving to SSE White with red streaks Very bright at first, dimmed as streak of tail extended No First saw white flash then lengthening tail

22DEC2015 Robert Casos south of Winnemucca, NV. 1800 20 W-E.Right to left. facing SE yellow and orange moon it appeared to have fragments seen through partial cloud coverage

News Report-

Mysterious Bright Light Seen From Las Vegas to Ventura Was Russian Rocket Body: U.S. Strategic Command
KTLA5
http://ktla.com/2015/12/22/people-from-las-vegas-to-ventura-witness-unexplained-bright-light-flying-across-sky/

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NEO Asteroids Close Approaches December 2015

NEO Asteroids Close Approaches December 2015
 December we will likely have a large meteorite fall/s so MeteorRats be on standby! I expect a major fall sometime near December 22-29. Historical meteor fall calendar for December - 
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2015/12/december-meteorite-falls-worldwide.html
LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo
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November 2015 "Asteroid Close Approaches"
c2015 photography by Dirk Ross / LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo

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 3,5,6,8,9   
37 known NEO Asteroids discovered that will pass within approximately 10LD or less (LD stands for "Lunar Distance"), in the month of December 2015. I expect that 10 or more 10LD NEOs will be discovered before month end.

Expect some spectacular bolides,  fireballs, and meteors this month and especially large ones 3-5 days before and following the passing of  9 small mountain-sized NEO asteroids and 1 comet, diameters ranging from 500m- 2.5.km,  that will safely pass this month.

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

Currently Reported Asteroids with LD of LD10 or Less-
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(LD
CA
Distance*
(AU)


(2015 WZ12)2015-Dec-01
8.8/0.0226



(2015 XG352)2015-Dec-01
3.8/0.0098



(2012 XT111)2015-Dec-05
6.7/0.0172



(2015 XP169)2015-Dec-05
5.0/0.0129



(2015 XP)2015-Dec-05
1.4/0.0037



(2015 XV129)2015-Dec-05
9.4/0.0241



(2015 XD169)2015-Dec-064.1/0.0104



(2015 WA13)2015-Dec-06
7.5/0.0192



(2015 XV261)2015-Dec-08
6.8/0.0174



(2015 VZ145)2015-Dec-08
9.2/0.0236



(2015 XC)2015-Dec-08
3.3/0.0086



(2015 XV1)2015-Dec-09
6.3/0.0162



(2015 XU169)2015-Dec-10
9.5/0.0244



(2015 YT)2015-Dec-10
5.5/0.0142



(2015 XT378)2015-Dec-10
2.2/0.0057



(2015 YH)2015-Dec-10
5.0/0.0127



(2015 YQ)2015-Dec-11
8.0/0.0207



(2015 XA169)2015-Dec-12
7.4/0.0190



(2015 XR169)2015-Dec-13
1.3/0.0034



(2015 YJ)2015-Dec-13
0.2/0.0005



(2015 XX128)2015-Dec-14
2.4/0.0062



(2015 XX169)2015-Dec-14
8.4/0.0216



(2015 YA)2015-Dec-15
1.5/0.0038



(2015 XN55)2015-Dec-15
2.5/0.0063



(2015 XY261)2015-Dec-15
0.7/0.0019



(2015 YM1)2015-Dec-15
1.9/0.0050



(2015 XL261)2015-Dec-17
9.7/0.0249



(2015 YQ1)2015-Dec-22
1.4/0.0037


(2015 YE1)2015-Dec-22
5.5/0.0142



(2015 YC1)2015-Dec-22
3.9/0.0101



(2015 YK)2015-Dec-22
8.8/0.0227



(2015 XN261)2015-Dec-23
2.6/0.0068



(2015 YJ1)2015-Dec-24
7.3/0.0189



(2015 XX378)2015-Dec-24
6.9/0.0178



(2011 YD29)2015-Dec-24
7.0/0.0180



(2015 XV351)2015-Dec-29
5.1/0.0132



(2015 XC352)2015-Dec-30
5.2/0.0133


Self-search- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/neo_ca

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)
345722 (2007 BG29) 2015-Dec-010.139054.1670 m - 1.5 km18.011.26
(2015 WG) 2015-Dec-010.046518.141 m - 92 m24.117.00
(2014 WM7) 2015-Dec-010.079631.051 m - 110 m23.610.08
(2015 VB65) 2015-Dec-010.051720.168 m - 150 m22.99.63
(2005 XT77) 2015-Dec-020.167965.3180 m - 390 m20.99.70
52381 (1993 HA) 2015-Dec-030.175568.3270 m - 590 m20.02.21
(2015 VX2) 2015-Dec-040.052820.538 m - 86 m24.210.25
(2013 RZ53) 2015-Dec-040.078130.41.6 m - 3.6 m31.12.67
(2011 WN15) 2015-Dec-050.082932.2320 m - 710 m19.631.37
(2015 SV2) 2015-Dec-050.098938.5190 m - 430 m20.76.91
(2010 TK7) 2015-Dec-050.198377.2180 m - 410 m20.814.61
(2015 VA3) 2015-Dec-060.083432.537 m - 83 m24.34.49
(2015 KS120) 2015-Dec-060.147357.322 m - 49 m25.46.53
(2015 WN2) 2015-Dec-070.157161.171 m - 160 m22.910.08
(2015 VZ145) 2015-Dec-080.02369.250 m - 110 m23.67.40
(2015 TW237) 2015-Dec-090.107741.967 m - 150 m23.04.67
(2006 KV89) 2015-Dec-090.150058.4150 m - 330 m21.312.12
(2011 YW10) 2015-Dec-090.065925.742 m - 94 m24.015.27
33342 (1998 WT24) 2015-Dec-110.028010.9700 m - 1.6 km17.98.51
(2015 WK) 2015-Dec-130.054721.327 m - 59 m25.04.86
(2013 AV60) 2015-Dec-160.138754.0480 m - 1.1 km18.725.14
(2015 MW53) 2015-Dec-180.046318.0140 m - 310 m21.420.04
(2015 VK105) 2015-Dec-190.138654.050 m - 110 m23.64.68
(2011 WC) 2015-Dec-200.186172.477 m - 170 m22.74.94
(2009 WM105) 2015-Dec-210.140154.567 m - 150 m23.06.12
418849 (2008 WM64) 2015-Dec-210.114444.5200 m - 450 m20.617.14
(1995 YR1) 2015-Dec-230.043516.9240 m - 540 m20.230.45
(2011 YD29) 2015-Dec-240.02499.715 m - 33 m26.37.04
163899 (2003 SD220) 2015-Dec-240.073028.41.1 km - 2.5 km16.97.84
(2010 YO) 2015-Dec-250.099038.532 m - 71 m24.617.06
(2003 YL118) 2015-Dec-250.095137.0130 m - 280 m21.618.56
(2002 AC5) 2015-Dec-260.072128.1280 m - 620 m19.914.40
310442 (2000 CH59) 2015-Dec-260.070727.5290 m - 650 m19.810.86
(2014 SM1) 2015-Dec-270.183571.420 m - 45 m25.611.94
294739 (2008 CM) 2015-Dec-290.058522.8920 m - 2.1 km17.320.93
(2012 VO7) 2015-Dec-290.152659.4130 m - 280 m21.64.47
(2009 LA) 2015-Dec-290.195576.115 m - 33 m26.37.70
(2015 KA) 2015-Dec-310.173067.315 m - 34 m26.25.69
(2011 YE40) 2015-Dec-310.040715.824 m - 54 m25.212.73
Self Search criteria- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/neo_ca

Table capture below from 01DEC2015 - NASA/JPL
Source- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

updated and reposted 23DEC2015
updated and reposted 08DEC2015
updated and reposted 07DEC2015
updated and reposted 04DEC2015
updated and reposted 03DEC2015
original post 01DEC2015
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