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31 August 2011

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Large Meteor 31AUG2011

Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Large Meteor 31AUG2011
Great view of a very large meteor 4:30 AM Pacific near Whitehorse Yukon.
Jim McIlvaney  Thank you Jim!


We need your sighting reports:
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Big Bright Green Meteor Fireball - NE Central Texas Meteor 31AUG2011

Big Bright Green Meteor Fireball over NE/C Texas - 3:51:45 CST 31AUG2011
Texas Meteor 31AUG2011
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Big Meteor Fireball over NE/C Texas - 4:51:45 31AUG2011
(c) 2011 OKC Sentinel Allsky, James Beauchamp
video
Texas Meteor as Seen from Hawley, Texas
(c) Hawley Sentinel Allsky, Kevin Palivec
video



Bastrop , Texas Green Meteor (Looking NW to SE) August 31, 2011 Approximately 03:20 CST
Saw what appeared to be an extremely bright green meteor traveling almost straight down. It has a very long and wide green tail with what appeared to be many pieces breaking off behind it and turning white. It was visible for approximately 5 seconds.
I’m almost always out running that time of day and so I see tons of meteors, but this is the first time one was so bright and unusual that it actually startled me.
Thanks, Liam Douglass, Bastrop, TX  Thank you Liam!




Fort Worth, TX Green Meteor Sighting
Saw the same bright green meteor in North Central Texas (Fort Worth) at about 03:30 this morning (Aug 31, 2011). The bright flash illuminated the clouds and I at first thought it to be lightning until I caught a brief glimpse of the fireball (between clouds) heading almost straight down. I was looking to the northeast at the time of the sighting.
Cheers, Larry McNeely, Fort Worth, TX  Thank you Larry!




Eddy, Texas Meteor ~3:45AM 31AUG2011
Eddy, Texas. At around 3:45AM I saw the bright green fireball traveling from the 10:00 position south to the north burning out around the the 2:00 position. So bright, it was like morning daylight for about 5 seconds. -John Light  Thank you John!



Marietta, Texas Meteor ~3:30am
I was on my was to deliver newspapers to Marietta, Texas around 3:30am when I saw the night light up bright as day in the northern sky. This lasted only a second. That evening I told my mother-in-law what I had witnessed and she said that there had been reports of a meteor on the morning newscast. I didn't see the meteor, but I will never forget the sky changing from night to a blue sky and back again in less than a second.
Mike Newton; Simms, Texas  Thank you Mike!


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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31AUG2011


Meteor hunt for Irish stargazers
BBC News
Stargazers across Ireland are on the hunt for a meteor that could have landed earlier this month. Astronomy Ireland has received several reports of a fireball blazing across the skies over the west of Ireland on the night of Monday 22 August. ...


Was that a shooting star?
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The meteor, traveling at a whopping 52800 mph, was so dazzling NASA has released a video of the show. The shooting star, caught by a new NASA camera in Cartersville, Ga. was first spotted at night traveling at an altitude of about 65 miles above Duluth ...




Meteor hunt begins after fireball lands 'on west of Ireland'
thejournal.ie
ASTRONOMERS ARE appealing for eyewitness accounts of the fireball that blazed across Irish skies last week, as it emerged it is likely to have landed somewhere in the north-west. The meteorite was spotted over Ireland last Monday night. ...


Appeal after meteorite falls on Ireland
RTE.ie
An appeal has been launched for help in locating a meteorite after a fireball was seen blazing across Irish skies last week. An appeal has been launched for help in locating a meteorite that fell on Ireland last week. Astronomy Ireland says it has ...



Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: MBIQ Indicates Green ...
MBIQ (Meteor Bot Internet Queries) Indicates Green Meteor Over Florida 21AUG2011 ... Location name (town,city) where you were when saw the meteor...
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../mbiq-indicates-green-...




Brilliant meteor lights up the night over Atlanta
msnbc.com
This view from a NASA all-sky camera located at Cartersville, Ga., shows a brilliantmeteor as it streaked over the Atlanta area on Sunday night. By Tariq Malik Managing editor A bright meteor lit up the night sky above Atlanta on Sunday in a dazzling ...



Brilliant Meteor Lights Up Sky Over Atlanta
Space.com
NASA's network of all-sky cameras, which monitors the sky for meteor and fireballevents, caught several views of the "shooting star" from different cities, including a video recorded from Cartersville, Ga., though it was difficult to pinpoint the ...

MBIQ Indicates Meteor? South Carolina Event 30AUG2011

MBIQ (Meteor Bot Internet Query) Indicates Meteor? South Carolina Event 30AUG2011 - Chapin, South Carolina Sonic Boom
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Several persons from North and South Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky searching this site but no confirmation....  PLEASE send in your sighting reports!  Thank you!


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30 August 2011

Meteor/Meteorite News 30AUG2011


Fireball UFO seen in Auckland
Open Minds UFO News
An unusual light was seen in the sky above Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday evening. Auckland Now describes, “The descending point of light, which revealed a U-shaped nimbus when zoomed in on, was filmed in the sky west of Auckland about 6pm on ...  (appears to be a high altitude aircraft contrail recorded near sunset...NOT a meteor or UFO!)



Earth-bound asteroids come from stony asteroids
Space Daily
Analysis of these dust particles, detailed in a special issue of the journal Science this week, confirms a long-standing suspicion: that the most common meteorites found here on Earth, known as ordinary chondrites, are born from these stony, or S-type, 
...


 عملاق وملتهب فوق سماء البيرو يحير العلماء‎ YouTube
http://twitter.com/#!/mzmznet تابعني على تويتر مرور نيزك ناري وملتهب فوق مدينة كوسكو في البيرو ولم يستطع العلماء تحديد فيما اذا كان هبط على سطح الأرض ام لا ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKvnWOJNFNI
  (Peru Aircraft Contrail- NOT meteor; report in Arabic)



NASA meteor expert will address annual meeting at Pisgah Astronomical Research ...
Mountain Xpress (blog)
Dr. William J. Cooke, Lead Scientist in charge of the NASA Meteoroid Environments Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center, will be the keynote speaker at the Friends of PARI Annual Meeting and Symposium Friday, September 9. 
...



New Mineral Discovered in Meteorite NWA 1934: Brearleyite
" Researchers at Cal­tech and sev­eral author insti­tu­tions have named a newly dis­cov­ered min­eral in a mete­orite, “brear­leyite,” in recog­ni­tion of Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico Pro­fes­sor and Chair of Earth and Plan­e­tary Sci­ences Adrian Brear­ley for his con­tri­bu­tions to mete­orite mineralogy.
“I’m deeply hon­ored and hum­bled to say the least,” said Brear­ley. “It doesn’t hap­pen to too many people.”
Brear­leyite is an extremely rare, fine-grained min­eral that is a new mete­oritic Ca-Al (calcium-aluminum) and Cl-rich phase. The sam­ple was dis­cov­ered in a car­bona­ceous chon­drite mete­orite found in North­west Africa in 2003. It likely formed from a reac­tion of krotite with hot Cl-bearing gases or flu­ids on a small aster­oid, 4.56 bil­lion years ago. Krotite is another recently dis­cov­ered min­eral that is named after Dr. Alexan­dre Krot, a col­league and col­lab­o­ra­tor of Brearley’s at the Uni­ver­sity of Hawai’i, Manoa.
The min­eral and its name, “brear­leyite,” have been approved by the Com­mis­sion on New Min­er­als, Nomen­cla­ture and Clas­si­fi­ca­tion (CNMNC) of the Inter­na­tional Min­er­alog­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion. Three round, thin sec­tions of one inch diam­e­ter con­tain the material. "
source:
http://news.unm.edu/2011/08/newly-discovered-mineral-in-meteorite-named-after-unm-professor/   (29th August 2011)
paper: http://www.minsocam.org/msa/ammin/toc/Abstracts/2011_Abstracts/AS11_Abstracts/Ma_p1199_11.pdf


California's second witnessed meteorite fall, Red Canyon Lake now official!

In 2007 Robert Ward spent two weeks triangulating a large fireball captured by the Yuba City Sentinal camera, and witnessed by thousands in California. Ward organized a sizable search exploiting several avenues of rather unusual nature as the region was remote, being some twenty miles from the nearest road. A single stone of 18.4 grams was recovered, an H5 chondrite. Here is the link to the Meteoritical Bulletin regarding this fall.   http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=53502  


Daylight Fireball August 27, 2011

The American Meteor Society has received several reports of a rare daylight fireball over the state of Minnesota, plus southern Manitoba, and western Ontario.  This event occurred near 5:15pm CDT Saturday afternoon August 27th. Of the half dozen reports received so far, white is the most mentioned color. The average brightness reported by witnesses was between the light produced by a full moon and that of the sun.
In the AMS fireball table, located at:
http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball2/public.php?start_date=2011-01-01&end_date=2011-12-31
Refer to event #920 for 2011. This reference number is subject to a slight change.
Clear Skies!
Robert Lunsford
American Meteor Society


Washington-Oregon Fireball August 26, 2011

The American Meteor Society has received numerous reports of a very bright fireball over the states of Washington and Oregon,  occurring near 11:10pm PDT Friday evening August 26th. Of the two dozen reports received so far, yellow was the most mentioned color. The average brightness reported by witnesses was near the light produce by a half moon.
In the AMS fireball table, located at:
http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball2/public.php?start_date=2011-01-01&end_date=2011-12-31
refer to event #917 for 2011. This reference number is subject to a slight change.
Clear Skies!
Robert Lunsford
American Meteor Society


Corsica, South Dakota, US: Meteor flashes across area skies ...
A Mitchell police dispatch log that described a "strange sighting near Corsica" shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday was one of many such meteor sightings, said Mike ...
www.sott.net/.../234119-Corsica-South-Dakota-US-Meteor-fla...

Read 'Space Radar Captures Echoes of Meteor Shower' on Yahoo! News. A space radar picked up the sounds of a meteor shower as it delighted skywatchers ...
news.yahoo.com/space-radar-captures-echoes-meteor-shower-...

IMCA EoM : Meteor-Center collection
http://www.meteor-center.com. Expand/Collapse About Me About Me. French meteorite collector and meteorite hunter. Member of IMCA, architect of the first ...
www.encyclopedia-of-meteorites.com/collection.aspx?id=2947

NASA Tracks Aug. 8 Meteor to Valley, Looking for Fragments ...
The meteor entered the atmosphere about 54 miles above Lake Erie and traveled south at more than 50000 miles an hour before breaking up over Northeast ...
www.wkbn.com/...8.../MG6tmeEnTUqhe2e_cEiaog.cspx

Did meteor land here? » Local News » The Herald, Sharon, Pa.
SHENANGO VALLEY — A meteor captured by NASA cameras Aug. ... Pieces of the meteor, or meteorites, were seen “raining down” on Doppler radar out of ...
sharonherald.com/local/x2080078750/Did-meteor-land-here


Asteroid Sample Nails Meteorite Source (Hayabusa/Itokawa)

Asteroid sample nails meteorite source
Dust shows where most space rocks come from
By Nadia Drake 
Science News
August 25, 2011
Scientists have scraped the heavens and seen the solar system in a speck
of dust.
Well, more than 1,500 specks, most less than 50 millionths of a meter in
diameter. Plucked from the surface of the asteroid Itokawa by Japan's
Hayabusa spacecraft, the tiny grains carry a record of the solar
systemâ' early days. Now, scientists have decoded the particles and read
in them a tale of the asteroid's history, a story that spans billions of
years, from the asteroid's birth to its future demise....

Technology Review (MIT)
August 22, 2011
Life-carrying rocks ejected from Earth by asteroid impacts could have
made their way to Jupiter and beyond, say astronomers
Astronomers have long studied meteorites that have clearly come from the
Moon and Mars. These are the result of massive asteroid impacts which
eject material with such force that it ends up in interplanetary space,
eventually being washed up here....


[IMO-News] Meteor Activity Outlook for August 27- September 2, 2011

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Monday August 29th. At this time the moon will lie near the sun and will not be visible at night. Next week the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening skies but will set soon after dusk, allowing meteor observers to view under dark conditions during the late night and early morning hours. The estimated total hourly rates for evening observers this week is near six as seen from the northern hemisphere and three as seen from the southern hemisphere. For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near fifteen as seen from mid-northern latitudes and seven from mid-southern latitudes. The actual rates will also depend on factors such as personal light and motion perception, local weather conditions, alertness and experience in watching meteor activity.
The radiant (the area of the sky where meteors appear to shoot from) positions and rates listed below are exact for Saturday night/Sunday morning August 27/28. These positions do not change greatly day to day so the listed coordinates may be used during this entire period. Most star atlases (available at science stores and planetariums) will provide maps with grid lines of the celestial coordinates so that you may find out exactly where these positions are located in the sky. A planisphere or computer planetarium program is also useful in showing the sky at any time of night on any date of the year. Activity from each radiant is best seen when it is positioned highest in the sky, either due north or south along the meridian, depending on your latitude. It must be remembered that meteor activity is rarely seen at the radiant position. Rather they shoot outwards from the radiant so it is best to center your field of view so that the radiant lies at the edge and not the center. Viewing there will allow you to easily trace the path of each meteor back to the radiant (if it is a shower member) or in another direction if it is a sporadic. Meteor activity is not seen from radiants that are located below the horizon. The positions below are listed in a west to east manner in order of right ascension (celestial longitude). The positions listed first are located further west therefore are accessible earlier in the night while those listed further down the list rise later in the night.
The following showers are expected to be active this week:
The last of the August Draconids (AUD) will occur this weekend from a radiant located at 18:39 (280) +63. This position lies in southeastern Draco, five degrees southwest of the fourth magnitude star Delta Draconis. Maximum activity occurred on August 21st so rates would be low, less than one per hour at best. With an entry velocity of 23 km/sec. most of these meteors will appear to move slowly. The radiant is best placed near 2200 Local Daylight Time (10pm LDT) when it lies highest in the sky. Due to its high northern declination this shower is not well seen from the southern hemisphere.
The wide Antihelion (ANT) radiant is now centered at 23:08 (347) -04. This area of the sky lies on the Pisces/Aquarius border, twenty degrees south of the second magnitude star Markab (Alpha Pegasi). This radiant is best placed near 0200 LDT, when it lies on the meridian and is located highest in the sky. Due to the large size of this radiant, any meteor radiating from Aquarius, western Pisces, western Cetus, or southern Pegasus could be a candidate for this shower. Rates at this time should be near one per hour as seen from the northern hemisphere and two per hour as seen from south of the equator. With an entry velocity of 30 km/sec., the average Antihelion meteor would be of medium-slow speed.
The Aurigids (AUR) are first seen on August 28 and peak on Thursday morning September 1st. On that morning of maximum activity, the radiant will be located at 06:02 (091) +39. This position lies in central Auriga, two degrees north of the third magnitude Theta Aurigae. The radiant is best placed during the last hour before the start of morning twilight when it lies highest in a dark sky. Hourly rates this weekend will be very low, less than one per hour no matter your location. At maximum, hourly rates during the last hour before dawn will range from 2-5 as seen from the northern hemisphere. South of the equator, this shower is not well seen as it lies low in the northern sky during the morning hours. With an entry velocity of 67 km/sec., most activity from this radiant would be swift.
As seen from the mid-northern hemisphere (45N) one would expect to see approximately fourteen sporadic meteors per hour during the last hour before dawn as seen from rural observing sites. Evening rates would be near five per hour. As seen from the mid-southern hemisphere (45S), morning rates would be near five per hour as seen from rural observing sites and two per hour during the evening hours. Locations between these two extremes would see activity between the listed figures.
The list below presents a condensed version of the expected activity this week.
Rates and positions are exact for Saturday night/Sunday morning.
August Draconids (AUD) 18:39 (280) +63   Velocity - 23km/sec
Northern Hemisphere - <1 per hour Southern Hemisphere - <1 per hour
Antihelion (ANT) 23:08 (347) -04   Velocity - 30km/sec
Northern Hemisphere - 1 per hour Southern Hemisphere - 2 per hour
Aurigids (AUR)  06:02 (091) +39   Velocity - 67km/sec
Northern Hemisphere - <1 per hour Southern Hemisphere - <1 per hour
Clear Skies!
Robert Lunsford
International Meteor Organization



China: "Super UFO" (Or Possible Fireball?) Spotted in Both Beijing ...
On the night of August 20th, numerous people and pilots in both Beijing and Shanghai reported seeing a strange ball of light that grew bigger and bigger over ...
www.sott.net/.../234138-China-Super-UFO-Or-Possible-Fireba...




'Too Bright' Meteor Streaks Over Atlanta Skies (NASA VIDEO and PHOTOS)
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 30, 2011 12:06 AM EDT A very bright meteorshowed up over the skies of Atlanta, Georgia, on the night of Aug. 28, 2011, NASA scientists revealed on Monday. NASA said that the meteor was “too bright for the all sky ...
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: MBIQ Indicates Meteor ...
Belfast arrived from google.co.uk on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for did anyone see a flash over northern ireland on the 23rd august ...
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The Book of Exogenesis [Universe]
ScienceBlogs Sun, 28 Aug 2011 20:09 PM PDT
The Book of Exogenesis: In the beginning was the word, and the word was a meteorite... Earlier this month, a report, based on NASA studies of meteorites found on Earth , suggested that some building blocks of DNA may have been formed in space. As it turns out, DNA components have been found on meteorites before, but it's never been entirely clear if the space rocks came to Earth bearing these ...



Bright Meteor Lights Up Atlanta Skies3 sec
This video shows a very bright meteor that streaked over the skies of Atlanta, Ga., on the night of Aug. 28, 2011. The view is from ...
youtube.com

29 August 2011

MBIQ Indicates Possible Meteor Events Over Arkansas, Hawaii, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario 28AUG2011

MBIQ Indicates Several Meteor Events Over Arkansas, Hawaii, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, 28AUG2011


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Date and Time of event? Location name (town,city) where you were when saw the meteor? Start and Stop location in sky? Direction of movement? Duration of Event (seconds)? Brightness ( in comparison with Venus, Moon, Sun) color, sounds? Photos? Videos? please email LunarMeteoriteHunter@gmail.com Your reports make it possible for all to check what they saw as well. Thank you! 


2011 The Year of Meteors!