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31 January 2011

Meteor/Meteorite News 31JAN2011

Photo of meteor over Harvard Square captured
Wicked Local
By Staff reports A Somerville photographer captured a photo of a meteor streaking across the sky over Harvard Square Saturday night. ...


Wyoming meteorite travels far to be classified
Billings Gazette
It takes more than a rock hunter's hunch for the world to accept a rock as a meteorite. First, a scientist determines if it is a meteorite by examining its ...



February 2nd: Meteor Detection by Radar for the Amateur Observer
By kortney.hogan
Using simple receiving equipment and a distant TV or radio transmitter, radar echoes can be received that will allow meteors to be observed throughout the day , including meteor showers that only ever occur during daylight. ...



Billings resident finds Wyoming meteorite after 10-year hunt
Billings Gazette
Jon Todd shows a few pieces of a larger meteorite he found near Hyattville, Wyo., in 2008. * Nearly all meteorites come from the asteroid belt between Mars ...



Citizens' groups plan astronomy movement
Indian Express
Citizens groups have taken the lead in coming up with an astronomy movement to encourage amateur astronomers to collect and share data about meteor ...



Bone suggests dinosaurs survived meteorite strike
Vancouver Sun
But that meteorite hit 700000 years before the death of the giant, vegetarian beast that left its femur behind in present-day New Mexico. ...



Study sheds light on asteroid deflection strategy to avert collision
Sify
Matloff presented a paper on the results of the City Tech team's optical transmission experiments, "Optical Transmission of an Allende Meteorite Thin ...



Polarization and scattering of a long-duration meteor trail
Ionosphere: Meteor-trail physics; Radio Science: Radar atmospheric physics; Radio Science: Radio wave propagation. Abstract ...
www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2011/2010JA015968.shtml


Bone discovery suggests dinos survived meteor strike
Canada.com
In the past, Fassett has controversially proposed that the region may have been a refuge for some dinosaurs that survived the colossal meteorite strike ...



Asteroid Once Seen As Danger Offers Chance For Close Study
International Business Times
The crater would be on the order of 3 kilometers wide, twice as large as Meteor Crater in Arizona. Destruction would be widespread. ...



Dinosaurs survived for at least 700,000 years after meteorite collision
Daily Telegraph Fri, 28 Jan 2011 08:35 AM PST
Dinosaurs survived for more than 700,000 years after the earth was hit by a massive meteorite originally believed to have caused their extinction, according to new research.





Martian meteorites that fell upon earth
4 min
the Martian life discovery, through martian meteorites fell upon earth
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Letters from Readers:
Harrisonburg, VA Meteor 30JAN2011
Hi, a friend and I saw a green meteorite (we think?) early Sunday (Jan 30) morning at 12:05-12:10am while walking on campus at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Have you heard of anyone else seeing anything? Thanks!  Kate B.
Kate check here for other`s reports: http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball2/public.php?start_date=2011-01-01&end_date=2011-02-31&state=&event_id=&submit=Find+Reports

Anonymous wrote:
I was on Rt 40 east North Carolina between Greensboro and Burlington at 12:04 AM Sunday 1/30/11 Saw large fire ball off to south east. Burned for 2 seconds. really big flash and fire tail. Any one else see it?  Yes, see above post; thanks!


Meteors Reported for 30JAN2011
Jan 31 2011, 9:24 AM
bobnc (guest): 
I think I saw one in Snow camp, NC about 12:05 a.m. on Jan 30,had no tail but bright light going fast then out of site over the trees. Don't know much about meteors,could this be one.

Jan 31 2011, 2:08 PM
Guest239 (guest)wrote: 
8:30 PST, Jan 30 2011, Vernon, British Columbia: meteor in the northern sky heading northeast

30 January 2011

Massachusetts Meteor Captured in Cambridge 29JAN2011

Meteor Over Cambridge, MA ~8:29 pm EST 29JAN2011
Photo taken by Brad Kelly 29JAN2011
(c)ALL Rights Reserved Brad Kelly Photography
Massachusetts Meteor Captured in Cambridge, MA- Ghost of Weston 1807?
Photo and Text by Brad Kelly (c) 2011
  I missed the movie I had been planning to see, so instead, I walked around Harvard Square with my camera and tripod taking some photos and I happened to get lucky with the camera in the right place at the right time. One in a million...

Here is a cell phone snapshot of the LCD screen of my "real" Nikon camera showing the photo of the meteor over Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, at approximately 8:29pm.  I haven't transferred the photo from my camera's memory card yet.  


The photo is a single shot captured with a Nikon D300. It is an 8 second tripod exposure using a 20mm prime lens at f8 aperture. 



Meteorologist Jim Gamble of ELPALLSKY has examined the original photo...

by Jim Gamble, El Paso AllSky
The photograph appears to be authentic/original. Of particular interest regarding authenticity is the fact that three distinct cloud levels are obvious. The cirroform upper deck is at 15-20K ft, the altocumulus is at 6500 to 15K ft. mid level, and scattered stratocumulus lower clouds are below 6500 ft. The meteor appears to become obscured by the lower deck during ablated flight and does not reappear so termination is not visible.
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Thank you Brad Kelly for sharing your photo with me and the viewers of Meteor/Meteorite News!

Thank you Mr. Jim Gamble for your kind help.

Breaking News! MA NY CT RI VT ME Worcester, Massachusetts Meteor 29JAN2011

Breaking News!  Update photo here
Worcester, Massachusetts Meteor  8:40pm EST 29JAN2011
Jan 30 2011, 10:50 AM (timestamp Tokyo)
Jescelle Marengo wrote:
My name is Jescelle and my fiancee and I just saw a meteorite fly over Worcester,Massachusetts at 8:40 PM on January 29, 2011. It was a bright white fireball,about as big as the tip of your pinky at arms length, with a red "flare" looking tail that broke as it fly past. The red tail turned to green, and it dissipated. It was coming from the south West, going north east. It was beautiful but scary!
Thank you for the excellent report.!!!

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Email from Readers:

Eye Witness of bright light in the sky
Hi There,
I found your site searching to see if anyone else saw what I saw this evening. I figure it would be cool to pass on what I saw too.
I live in Somverville MA, and around 8:30PM I saw a bright flash in the sky so I looked up. I saw a bright blue or green object with a long bright red trail behind it that lasted in the sky for about a second. Then a part of the object broke off and seemed to fall and disappear. The rest of the object kept flying through the air until it went out of view. It seemed to be continuing on its path unlike the other part that fell off.
Thanks for having a platform on the internet for people to report what they see in the sky! It was a truly amazing spectacle to see!
Cheers!
Anastasia H.
(Anastasia thank you got the great report! What a beautiful name!!! - LunarMeteorite*Hunter-Tokyo)

Possible Meteor?
Saw and heard a large boom in Carver, MA and other reports in Halifax and Braintree, MA. Nothing on the news though. -Mike

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Reentry Observed Over LaGuardia (LGA)?
« on: Today at 03:26 AM »  NASA Spaceflight.com
During descent into LaGuardia Airport this evening a passenger aboard a commercial flight (SWA 3130) observed a "fireball" streaking across the sky. The aircraft was still above the clouds at the time, but had begun descent. (The flight is reported to have landed at 8:43 PM EST on 29 Jan 11.)
Could this have been e.g. the reentry of the upper stage from the recent HII-B launch?

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=23969.msg679690;boardseen


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Humacao, Puerto Rico Meteor Fireball 29JAN2011

Press Articles:

http://www.elnuevodia.com/boladefuegosobrepuertorico-878203.html 



http://www.noticias247.pr/index.php/locales/4431-fragmentos-de-roca-pudieron-llegar-a-la-superficie-tras-meteoro-anoche 


Humacao, Puerto Rico Meteor Fireball 8:00 pm 29JAN2011
Jan 30 2011, 10:53 AM timestamp
Guest818 (guest) wrote:
Meteor or fireball at the east coast of Puerto Rico above Humacao. About 8:00 PM on January 29, 2011.


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It appears that this event was seen in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and St. Thomas.  Please IF you saw it or know of a press report contact me: LunarMeteoriteHunter@gmail.com

IF you saw this meteor/meteorito please make a comment or let me know.  Gracias!

Thank you Raymond Borges of Puerto Rico for the information about the two press articles.

East Kalimantan Indonesia Green Meteor Fireball 29JAN2011 30JAN2011

Meteor Fireball Report from Kalimantan, Indonesia 21:00 Local Time 29JAN2011
At about 21.00 local time this evening, in tenggarong, east
kalimantan, indonesia, a blue-greenish fireball was visible from east
to northwest.
Hanief Trihantoro
http://duniaastronomi.com/
Thank you so much for your report!  Terimakasi Khun Hanief !   Selamat!


More reports???

29 January 2011

Alberta Canada Meteor Fireball 28JAN2011

La Crete, Alberta, Canada Orange Fireball 3:00 am 28JAN2011
Jan 29 2011, 5:51 AM (timestamp Tokyo local time)
Guest957 (guest): Jan 28 @ approx 3:00 a.m(+/- 10 min).Location La Crete, Alberta, Canada.Saw a brilliant orange fireball which split into 4 flaming projectiles from west to east. 3 flamed out in the west while the forth crossed over to the east before flame out. Amazing sight to see by virtue of chance!

Thank you for your report!  Please file an official meteor report with the AMS.

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28 January 2011

North Wales Meteor Fireball 28JAN2011

Jan 28 2011, 5:58 PM
Guest820 (guest)wrote:
Saw very bright fireball approx 08.26 GMT from Llandudno North Wales - UK

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Campbellsville Kentucky No Meteor Reports 28JAN2011

Heavy traffic (a few hundred visitors within the past hour from Facebook and Revolver Maps) from Campbellsville, Elizabethtown, Greensburg, Kentucky but I have
NO Information about meteors in Kentucky for 28JAN2011.

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Cville Wildcat comments:
I live Campbellsville not far from Red Fern community. Sound was very loud. Like a really loud thunder but that was it. Have called several local dispatch numbers with no answers. Anyway, seems very odd.


Reply: What is your local weather????  


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Houston, Texas Meteor 26JAN2011 28JAN2011

Two different readers have now reported seeing a green meteor fireball near Houston, Texas on 26JAN2011.:

Jan 28 2011, 1:54 PM timestamp
Guest711 (guest):Houston, texas 26jan2011 saw green meteor over north houston split in to two pieces. I live near I10 and I45.

Jan 28 2011, 6:25 AM timestamp
Guest522 (guest): hi...i'm in houston texas,about 10:55pm (26JAN2011) i saw what appeared to be a green meteor. i was around john ronstand @interstate 10

Meteorite sighting 26 Jan 2011
I can confirm the sighting posted 26 Jan 2011. I was crossing the UT campus some time between 10:30-11pm and spotted it East-Northeast of my location.
I remember it being rather large in size and that I could distinctly see that it was starting to break apart into two pieces (even with my poor eyesight). It didn't seem to burn out until it was about 30 degrees from the horizon. It seemed to be traveling almost perpendicular to the horizon (straight down). I was wondering if maybe it was a satellite or large chunk of man-made space junk. From the other readers' comments it seems this thing came down somewhere just North of Huntsville, TX.
-Mark V. Gonzales
Austin, TX

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Meteor/Meteorite News 28JAN2011

Readers of Meteor/Meteorite News Wrote:


Belize City, Belize 10 pm Loud Boom 26JAN2011
Jan 28 2011, 11:26 AM
HunterBZ (guest) wrote:Last night (26JAN2011) sometime around 10pm we heard a loud boom over Belize City in Central America. Was just looking around to see if anyone heard anything else. Was def nothing man made, this is a small city, skies were clear also, not lightning and no storms in the area.

Victoria, B.C. Canada 20:52 PST 26JAN2011
Jan 28 2011, 3:42 AM
Guest879 (guest): 20:52 (26JAN2011) Victoria BC .Unusually large orange "fireball"which broke into 2 to 3 pieces travelling south to northeast.Brightest I have ever seen.

Elizabeth, New Jersey 7:30pm 26JAN2011
Jan 27 2011, 11:18 PM
Guest511 (guest): hi name is madie from elizabeth nj last night around 7:30 we watching tv and we saw the whole sky lite up first it looked green then it lit up again blue then green it lit up the whole neighborhood and my godson called from two blocks down said he saw it to we thought maybe a trasformer blew any ideas

Rockville Centre, Long Island ~7:42pm 26JAN2011
Jan 28 2011, 7:13 AM
Guest397 (guest): I wrote in last night from Rockville Centre, Long Island -I know you are saying that it was lightning and thunder but I have never ever seen lightning that was like the flash of a bright camera or heard thunder that truly sounded like a sonic boom - and then silence after that - usually when its thundering and lightning it goes on at least a few minutes...also the flash was visible miles and miles around at the same time..if not a meteor then some other atmospheric or perhaps supernatural event...in my opion.

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27 January 2011

Hicksville NY 11:00 pm Meteor? or Lightning? 26JAN2011

Jan 26 Meteor? Hicksville, NY - second event in NY area tonight....  bad lightning? or a meteor?
I`m Justin from Hicksville, NY and I saw the sky light up 3 times bright green and a loud bang at around 11pm.
 I have never seen anything like that. It was certainly different. Only the first flash was accompanied by a strange sonic boom like sound though. Not thunder or lighting and no transformers. I've videotaped transformer blows before. Could it be a second piece or part of an earlier meteor? Maybe more than 1?  Do you have any info?

Most likely this event WAS not a meteor. All indications from weather maps and reports indicate lightning from the severe winter storm in the area.

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Tacoma, Washington Meteor 26JAN2011

Anonymous wrote:
My friend and I were walking the Ruston Way waterfront in the north end of Tacoma, WA around ~8:30 PST and we both just happened to look up and we both saw a big firey ball fly across the sky and it was way too fast to be a plane and it was gone in like 3 or 4 seconds.

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Meteor sighted over Vancouver B.C. at 17:55 PST 26JAN2011

Vancouver, B.C., Canada Meteor 17:55 PST 26JAN2011

Jan 27 2011, 11:01 AM
Guest45 (guest) wrote: Meteor sighted over Vancouver B.C. at 17:55 PST.


Jan 28 2011, 3:15 AM
didimae: The Vancouver meteor on Jan.26, 2011 at 17:55pm was more like a fireball and streaked across the sky from SE to NW. It was quite low in the sky and glowed yellow-orange.
One Month ago in the sky SE of Vancouver we also saw the sky light up bright green with a loud bang at around 18:00. At first the bright green expanded rapidly upward and outward like a globe, then reduced quickly down immediately before a glowing blue light lit up that part of the sky.

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Traffic suggests Colorado, Washington, Florida, Arizona, B.C. Green Fireball Meteors 26JAN2011

Colorado, Washington, Florida, Arizona, B.C.,  all with indications of bright green meteor fireballs seen on 26JAN2011.


IF you witnessed any of these or other event tonight 26JAN2011 please tell us about it in the chat box on the left sidebar or
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NY NJ MD VA DC Big Bright Green Meteor? Fireball and Loud Noise 26JAN2011 27JAN2011

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Final Update:  Most likely it WAS not a meteor. All indications from weather maps and reports indicate lightning from the severe winter storm in the area.  The US National Weather Service indicates that there was a severe storm with freezing rain and  lightning at the time indicated for the event.  Thank you to all that wrote and read about this event!


New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. - Big Bright Flash White, Blue, Green and Loud Boom; Meteor?  Minutes Ago!  ~7:25 pm EST 26JAN2011


Now confirmed a meteor? NOT 
from eye witness:
Blue Green Lights
yes I saw blue green lights in front of my window at 7:25pm location Elizabeth NJ 07206/ by the seaport..no sound very scary this was not thunder no way..the light was so strong it was in the living room..pls send any info.. Thanks Abe Campos from NJ


Info on lights that lit up the sky just now
Im here in my house (elizabeth,nj) and notice my friends on facebook saying its the end of the world and that there were lights in the sky. They say blackout happend and i checked outside and nothing. Later i go upstairs to ask my friend what happend. The wife was on the second floor and was chatting on msn (camera). The friend said what is that? The wife looks outside and sees the sky lit up. The 2 year old child go's to her mom from their bedroom and says "mommy, look up". The husband was in the attic fixing the floor. They both said that it was as if the sky had a light switch. For like 5-10 seconds the sky was "WHITE" then back to normal, then it went back to white then normal. My friends say they saw blue light's in the sky and green lights. One of my friends mom is panicing since she saw the event and her lights whent out. I heard no booming sound whats so ever. I noticed people talking about the event and posted news about 2-5 mins ago (when i looked at the post's). There is lightning and thunder but nothing comes close to what ive heard. ( It's snowing here and there was hail during the event). When i whent putside, all i heard was police, ambulence, and fire truck sirens. I cant beleive i missed this.
Leandro G., elizabeth,nj


(all timestamps are in Tokyo Local Time)
Jan 27 2011, 12:54 PM 
Guest721 (guest) Angela Rizzo wrote: I live in Rockville Centre, Long Island and saw a flash of light and heard a loud sonic boom at 7:25 PM tonight - people from the surrounding towns heard and saw the same thing ; they told us lightning had struck the cathedral in my town!

Jan 27 2011, 1:57 PM
Saul Junior wrote:
Elizabeth,NJ i was helping my sister in math and i saw a blue green light in the sky we at first thought its was a fire but then i saw a light in the sky


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UPDATE:
A second report of 3 bright green flashes at 11:00 pm EST in Hicksville, NY (lightning?):
 http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/2011/01/hicksville-ny-meteor-or-lightning.html