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30 September 2011

Ipswich, Australia Meteor 30SEP2011

Ipswich, Australia Meteor 5:00 am 30SEP2011
I saw a ball of fire shoot across the sky at 5am this morning (30/09/11) in Ipswich, Australia.
- Sahra Watkins Thank you Sahra!

Lillian Rock, New South Wales, Australia Large Fireball ~5:00 am 
Hello Lunar Meteorite Hunter,  This morning at approx 5am (I cannot give the exact moment) I saw a large ball of fire. I was looking into the southern sky, the fire ball was at approx 30 degrees travelling from the west to the east.  I am at Lillian Rock Northern New South Wales Australia.
It as a large ball of fire. It as the colour of fire, the sphere had a fiery outline, I could not see any tail, smoke, debris or anything else. It was travelling slow enough for me to realise I was seeing something and to take a conscious look at it. It was in my vision for approx 2-3 secs.
Thank you. -Marie Cameron  Thank you Marie!

Brisbane, Queensland Australia Meteor? 4:50am 30SEP2011

Hi, I am in Queensland Australia. Was heading down to Brisbane airport from Sunshine Coast (North) and about 4.50am this morning about 50kms out of Brisbane viewed what looked like a fireball or a very large shooting star falling out of the sky, we saw it for about 2mins and then it disappeared into the vicinity of Moreton Bay. It was white/yellow and very bright in appearance.
It is now 7.30am and I have not heard anything in the media about it. -Michelle
Thank you Michelle!


Burleigh, Queensland
I was driving to work on the 30th of sept 2011 in Burleigh, gold coast Queensland, at aprox 5am and as I was sitting at the traffic lights I saw the meteor heading south. It was quite bright but had a visible flame to it, and lasted for a few seconds. Just before it burnt out it had a little split second bit of a sparky tail shoot out, but not much. Was a little confused at first because it was my 1st sighting of one and have been constantly searching the net for other sightings! Thanks Ben.  Thank you Ben!
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Arnhem, Netherlands (Holland) Bolide 30SEP2011

Arnhem, Netherlands (Holland) Bolide 30SEP2011
I saw a white meteor last evening, between 00:00 and 1 AM (=GMT+1) on 30 September, in Arnhem the Netherlands. It was a huge ball of white and lasted a stunning 9 to 12 seconds!!! I could not believe it at first. I had the time to move around and look at it a bit better because of the duration. It was going down and it was left of the big dipper (sorry i am no astronomer!) It went very slow and bright. It was a bright as the moon, but smaller. The size I estimate 8 or 9 times as Venus.
On the 26 September I also noticed a green comet falling, also a fireballl. It lasted only about 2-3 seconds. In the opposite direction of the white one I saw today. All week I've been skywatching, so this is what I saw!
Sasha Thank you Sasha!

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Meteor/Meteorite News 30SEP2011

Meteor Bot Reports Large Increase in Meteor Sightings Sept 26-27 ...
it wasn't just Argentina that got hit with a possible meteorite, widespread (but not necessarily worldwide!) "Meteor Outbreak" reported in Florida, Texas, Arkansas, ...
www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread757728/pg1



Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Bright Meteor Fireball ...
Bright Meteor Fireball Detected North of Cranbrook, BC Canada 26SEP2011 ... Detected bright flaring fireball low to Northern horizon bearing 22 degrees. ...
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NASA Partners Uncover New Hypothesis on Crater Debris
Kansas City InfoZine Thu, 29 Sep 2011 05:54 AM PDT
A team of researchers partnered with the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) has developed a new hypothesis for the origin of crater ejectaâdebris that is launched out of a crater during meteorite impacts.

Large Increase in Meteor Sightings Reported : Meteor Bot Internet ...
MBIQ (Meteor Bot Internet Query) Indicates Green Meteor Outbreak in Florida, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B26jz-CauQ

University City, MO Meteor 30SEP2011

University City, MO (near St. Louis) Meteor 3:44 am 30SEP2011
meteor or astroid or fireball E about 40degrees "up"? (not sure of correct term) astroid/meteor at 3:44am Fri Sept 30 2011. I was facing East.sitting on back porch watching what i think is Jupiter or Saturn in the south by southwestern sky 60-70 degrees up I guess...these are very crude measurements and mars, i think is southeast 25-30degrees "up" just to point out what i can see.
-Justin Nichols  Thank you Justin!
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Chiba, Japan Meteor Fireball 30SEP2011

Japan, Chiba Prefecture Meteor Fireball 4:50am JST  30 Sept. 2011
The morning of 30, September, 2011 at around 4:50am Japan Time I seen a meteor coming from the East and heading West. There was some cloud cover and the meteor seemed below the cloud cover, the brightness was close to that of a aircraft landing light with a good sized tail. If you would like any more information please feel free in contacting me and I would be happy to help as best as I can. Thank You. Sincerely, Erich Ryland  Thank you Erich!

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OKC, Oklahoma Meteor 30SEP2011

OKC, Oklahoma Meteor 1:30 am 30SEP2011

OKC Sentinel Allsky , James Beauchamp

Hawley, TX Sentinel Allsky, Kevin Palivec

video

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29 September 2011

Meteor/Meteorite News 29SEP2011

Earth's evolution 'all about gas'
Deccan Herald
Because the composition of neon in the Earth's mantle is very similar to that in meteorites, it was recently suggested by scientists that most of the Earth's gases were delivered by meteorites during a late meteorite bombardment that also generated ...




Scientists look into how our planet evolved
Cordis News
Lead study author Dr Mark Kendrick from the University of Melbourne's School of Earth Sciences explains that this new study challenges the theory that the Earth evolved solely because of meteorites 'crashing into the planet.' As the composition of neon ...



Origin of Earth's atmosphere linked to subduction
Cosmos
The presence of these noble gases in the mantle, especially neon, defy the previous notion that such elements could have only arrived via a meteorite impact with Earth - a view that has recently been put forth as the sole causal factor for our ...

Missouri Minnesota Indiana Meteor 29SEP2011

Wildwood, Missouri Meteor between 8:30-9:00 pm 29SEP2011
I saw a green ball of light across the sky and disappear going from what appeared to be East to West over Hwy 40 in Missouri close to Wildwood. It was between 8:30 and 9 last night. I was on my way home from parent teacher conferences. It was over the field to the East of the Chesterfield Airport. Don't know what it was. I thought it was probably part of the satellites predicted to fall. It was probably only a few seconds that I saw it. The date was September 29, 2011. Let me know if you find out what it was. Thanks! -Michelle  Thank you Michelle!

Weaubleau, Mo Meteor Fireball just after 9:00 om CMT  29SEP2011
I believe my husband and I saw a fireball last night over 54 hwy between Weaubleau Mo and the intersection for 83 hwy North in a very rural area just after 9pm CMT. It was like nothing I’ve ever seen before and it left us both in awe. It was extremely bright and looked like a ball on fire streaking through the sky. The ball was very large compared to what I’ve seen before in the night’s sky and it traveled from South to North. It seemed to last about 5 seconds and disappeared from our view behind a line of trees so I don’t know the actual time. I’m sure it was very far away but it seemed very close. -Emily  Thank you Emily!

St. Louis, MO Brilliant Green Meteor ~8:20 pm
Last night, Sept 29 at approximately 8:20pm, a brilliant meteor streamed across the Northern sky from east to west. The head of the meteor was green and the tail extended far behind the path. It burned brighter than the moon, and the tail lingered for a good 5 seconds before disappearing.
I am in St. Louis and was driving on a street which ran north with a 10 degree lean to the east.
-Karen  Thank you Karen!

Lake Ozark, Missouri Meteor  ~8:45 PM Central Time 29SEP2011
I am emailing you to tell you about a meteor that I and a few other people saw tonight (September 29th, 2011) at around 8:45 PM Central Time. The location was Lake Ozark, Missouri near a business called H. Toads Complex down Bittersweet Road here in Lake Ozark. I was working and was we were outside and I was talking to a few people and at the same time was glancing off behind the people I was talking to, when I noticed a bright green object appear on the horizon of the sky to the East. The object was mostly green with a little bit of yellow.
  At first I honestly thought it was an airplane landing, then I realized it had a tail and was not the correct color and had more of a glowing aspect rather than lights of an airplane. The object appeared to be totally glowing on all parts of the object, with a small tail. I thought then maybe it was an airplane crashing but I looked a little closer and harder and realized it looked like a meteor falling to the earth. I have never seen anything like this before, but I can tell you for sure it was not an airplane, and it was definately not like anything I have ever seen. I looked up pictures on the internet just to make sure that my hunch of it being a meteor would be accurate and I found several pictures that looked fairly close to what I saw.
  I do see shooting stars often, almost every other night when I am taking my dogs for a walk. This object seemed to be over 100 times closer and extremely large. At the time of observing it actually seemed to me that it could have even been close enough to hit the city I live in. The observation time was a total of around 4 to 6 seconds total, enough time to know what it wasn't and get a good enough look to be pretty sure what it was.
  The people I was with actually said something to me about it before I had a chance to tell them what I saw. When they told me what they saw, it matched exactly what I had just seen and when I told them that I had just seen the same thing they could not believe it.-Brett Chambers  
Thank you Brett!


Indianapolis, Indiana Bright Blue Meteor between 9:00-9:30 EST 29SEP2011
We were driving south on I69 yesterday just north of Indianapolis about 9:00 or 9:30 PM and we saw a bright blue light falling from the sky. Was this a meteorite? It was falling relatively slowly and just disappeared (burned out?). It was quite bright and not high in the sky falling in an arc from maybe 45 degrees to 30 degrees off the horizon west of I69. I think it was around the Anderson area. Thanks! Larry Sernyk  Thank you Larry!



Loretto, MN  Bright Green Huge Meteor ~9:30 pm 29SEP2011
We were driving home @ 9:30PM and saw the same meteor the others reported, but it was traveling East – West. It was tremendously bright and had a tail that reached from the above our car’s roof-line, and appeared to disappear at the horizon. We were of the impression it was maybe 5-10 miles away (Corcoran – Loretto MN) when it crashed, and we were looking for a fire to be reported the following day. It was wild, bright green and huge, I can say in the past 50 years, I’ve never seen anything even close to the impressive size, color and duration of this meteorite!
I’d looked for a reference to it in the paper, but nothing came-up with the sighting, except for your website. Thanks for letting us share, Gordon  Thank you Gordon!

We need your sighting reports; thank you!
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!

28 September 2011

Hawakhana, Tura , West Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India Fireball 27SEP2011

Hawakhana, Tura , West Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India Fireball ~10:17 pm (IST) 27SEP2011
27th Sept. 2011 around 10:17 pm (IST) i saw a fireball which was comparatively brighter than the Moon, appeared in the clear sky for approximately 2 seconds moving from north to south leaving a tail of smoke and vanishing abruptly. Seen from my house, Hawakhana, Tura , West Garo Hills, Meghalaya,India -Mikhail Marak  Thank you Mikhail!

                                                                                                                                                                                                         
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2011 Year of The Meteors!

Meteor/Meteorite News 28SEP2011


Hoax or Disinformation - Meteorite Case Falls Apart?
UFODigest
By Scott Corrales The young man who disseminated a photo of the luminous object that allegedly fell on the community of Esteban Echeverria has been detained for making a false statement. Researchers have now concentrated their investigations on a gas ...


New hypothesis on crater debris
PhysOrg Tue, 27 Sep 2011 03:50 AM PDT
A team of researchers partnered with the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) has developed a new hypothesis for the origin of crater ejecta debris that is launched out of a crater during meteorite impacts.




Large Increase in Meteor Sightings Reported : Meteor ...
2 min
MBIQ (Meteor Bot Internet Query) Indicates Green Meteor Outbreak in Florida, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana ...
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27 September 2011

Bright Meteor Fireball Detected North of Cranbrook, BC Canada 26SEP2011


Bright Meteor Fireball Detected North of Cranbrook, BC Canada Sep26 09:59:57UT


Detected bright flaring fireball low to Northern horizon bearing 22 degrees.
Event occurred at 2011Sep26 09:59:57 UT (3:59 Mountain Daylight Time).  Attached Allsky composite photo has North at 12 o’clock, East at 9 o’clock.  Some thin cloud in that direction.  The video showed the fireball flare, explode, then dim down to a dot before fading out.  Close, but it likely never impacted...




Jeff Brower in Kelowna also spotted it with his Allsky camera on his ENE horizon bearing 65 degrees.

Triangulation puts it approximately Northwest of Calgary, Alberta.

Rick Nowell
College of the Rockies
Cranbrook BC
Member of BC Meteor Network
49deg 31’, 115deg 44’, 940m




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 Year of Meteors!

Meteor/Meteorite News 27SEP2011

What Happened To The Satellite?
WFMY News 2
"It would have been a pretty good light show, cause all that stuffs on fire so as its coming through it would have looked like a whole bunch of, like a meteor shower that you might see." But Corsner also said the show wouldn't have lasted very long. ...



Astronomers' Ball to be held on the Prime Meridian
Wired.co.uk
By Duncan Geere The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced that it'll be holding an "Astronomers' Ball" on the Prime Meridian in late October to coincide with the Orionid MeteorShower. The event will be part of the London Science Festival, ...



Potentially Damaging Meteor Shower Highlights Risk to Spacecraft ...
The October Draconid meteor shower could be potentially damaging to spacecraft and satellites. Scientists are studying exactly how meteoroids can impact ...
www.space.com/13048-meteoroids-spacecraft-damage-risk-dr...



Potentially dangerous Draconid Meteor Shower to occur next month
Examiner.com
Well, that's what is probably going to happen next month when the Alpha Draconid meteor shower peaks. Every year, the Draconids are caused by Earth passing into a stream of debris from Comet Giacobibi-Zinner. Normally, the Earth makes a grazing pass ...



Argentines probe reports of blast from fireball | The Associated Press ...
By The Associated Press
Argentina's security ministry has an explosives team probing a mysterious blast that killed a woman and injured at least six other people in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The explosion occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, destroying two ...



Argentine explosives experts probe fatal blast; witnesses describe fireball ...
Washington Post
By AP, BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's security ministry has an explosives team probing a mysterious blast that killed a woman and injured at least six other people in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. The explosion occurred shortly after 2 am ...




Potentially Damaging Meteor Shower in October ...
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ALERT Updated 27SEP2011 --NEOs Close Approach Prompts Green Meteor Alert

UPDATED! NEOs Close Approach Prompts Green Meteor Alert
- originally posted 21SEP2011
An increase of meteors and fireballs is forecasted for just prior to and just after 22SEP2011
and 29SEP2011.  Material debris traveling with (2007 TD)(2011 SO5) and yet undetetected astroidal debris will produce some nice fireballs within the next nine days.  Get the word out and have your cameras ready.  Thank you. LunarMeteorite*Hunter - Tokyo


Updated 25SEP2011!!!
Another NEO, 2011 SE58, has just been discovered.  It will pass the Earth on 27SEP2011.  I expect related meteor activity accompanying prior to or just after the 27th.
Get the word out by posting links to this website on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and your favorite forums; thank you!
READY?  SKYWATCHERS!


Latest Update!!!! Cameras Ready? Watchers Ready? Tonight!
Today 27SEP2011  asteroid 2011 SE68 will make a close approach to Earth. Although smaller (7.9-18m dia,), 2011 SE58 has a Lunar Distance (LD) of 0.6  which is even less than asteroid 2005 YU55 with an LD of 0.8 (close approach on Nov. 8, 2011). 

(2011 SE58) 2011-Sep-270.00160.67.9 m - 18 m27.615.85

YET another NEO has just been discovered! Asteroid 2011 SC108 with an LD of 1.2 (7.1-16m dia.) will also pass on 27SEP2011!
(2011 SC108) 2011-Sep-270.00321.27.1 m - 16 m27.920.67
 and still another!

(2011 SM173) 2011-Sep-300.00190.87.4 m - 17 m27.812.71



UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2009 UR5) 2011-Sep-200.084232.819 m - 43 m25.79.42
(2007 TD) 2011-Sep-220.01606.236 m - 79 m24.412.11
(2011 SR5) 2011-Sep-250.059123.0220 m - 490 m20.425.40
(2000 SP43) 2011-Sep-260.139254.2560 m - 1.2 km18.410.67
(2009 SH2) 2011-Sep-280.077030.028 m - 62 m24.95.79
(2011 SQ5) 2011-Sep-290.037714.713 m - 30 m26.56.26
(2011 SO5) 2011-Sep-290.01435.622 m - 48 m25.512.08
For the most up-to-date NEOs information
Source of Data NASA/JPL
http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

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Argentina Meteor NOT! 26SEP2011

NOTE-  Many of you are landing on the wrong page for the Argentina Bolide Event of 21APR2013-
This is the event that you may be seaching for-

Argentina has NO Meteor or Satellite Crash 26SEP2011


Uploaded to YouTube by  on 26 Sep 2011 303 views

Several readers from Argentina wrote asking about an explosion that destroyed some
houses, killed one person and injured 6 others.-----


One Reader writes:
Tell him to find his Nasa satellite or meteorite fell in Argentina, one person died, the explosion was heard several miles away:
some days before (18/9) , people rec this one


My reply:
Hello,  I have viewed the bottom video; it is a video of a jet aircraft with contrail taken at near sunset, thus the clouds are lit.  The video is NOT  from the same day (video is dated 9/18), thus totally unrelated.

I have read the newspaper reports about the house and viewed the photos.  It is my opinion that this was not a meteorite impact.  The damage is inconsistent with that of a meteorite impact;  there are no remaining meteorite fragments.

The UARS satellite fell to Earth last week so there is no possibility that this was cause by the UARS satellite; there is no satellite wreckage debris reported.

The most obvious explanation is a gas leak, chemical explosion,or  some other accident source.  Another possibility is that it was caused by an explosive. 
Thank you for sharing this information with me. Best Regards, LunarMeteorite*Hunter...Tokyo
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Isabel from Brazil writes:
I live in Brazil and i dont speak english. But, with google translate i can read the blog;
This morning i see this text in Spanish, because the meteor is failing in Argentina.
sorry my bad english
use google traslate spanish to english to read

Thank you Isabel!
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Another Reader from Buenos Aires, Argentina wrote:
 Hi! I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina and today the breaking news cover
a possible ball of fire coming from the sky that destroyed some
houses, killed one person and injured 6 others. Local authorities are
investigating this issue. Here you'll find some links to this topic:

Local newspaper in English:
http://www.buenosairesherald.com/article/79933/house-explosion-kills-1-injures-8

Local newspaper in spanish with photos/video:
http://perfil.com.ar/fotogaleria/?filename=contenidos/2011/09/26/noticia_0016.html
http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1409399-explosion-en-una-vivienda-de-esteban-echeverria
http://www.infobae.com/notas/607758-Un-meteorito-provoco-la-tragedia.html
http://www.infobae.com/notas/607728-Investigan-las-causas-de-la-misteriosa-explosion-en-Esteban-Echeverria.html
http://www.clarin.com/ciudades/vivienda-exploto-Esteban-Echeverria_0_561543993.html


Could be this delayed debris coming from UARS?  

Reply: No the satellite had already fallen on the 23/24.  There are no reports of wreckage or debris at the house site in Argentina indicating that anything fell from the sky.

Possible Meteorite Strike Kills One; Destroys Homes in Argentina
UFODigest
By Scott Corrales, One woman died and six other people were injured as a result of the event. A local resident told Radio 10 that the explosion was caused by a flaming object that fell from the sky and completely destroyed a house and several cars. ...