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31 October 2011

Katy, Texas Meteor 30OCT2011

Katy, Texas Meteor 8:45 PM CST 30OCT2011
All, Out walking the dog in Katy Texas, near Highway 99 and Fry Road intersection, and saw a bright blue meteor streak lasting about 2 seconds. It came from the east heading due west. Much brighter than Vega/Altair or even the planets. The center of the bright blue area was greater in diameter than the streaked path by a factor of 3X to 4X and the brightness shot along in a tear drop shape /elongated along the path. Also there was a orange-ish yellow color surrounding the bright blue area. Have seen the Perseid’s and Gemineid’s many times- but this was one of was the brightest individual’s I’ve ever seen.-Ron Minks  Thank you Ron!

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Berkeley, California Meteor 30OCT2011

Berkeley, California Meteor 7:20 pm PST 30OCT2011
Seen above Berkeley, California About 7:20 pm PST (11:20 GMT)
Start location: obscured by trees
Stop location: not sure, heading east towards Tilden Park
Direction of movement: west to east
Brightness: very bright, orangish, seemed close, as if someone had tossed a match from a short distance  Duration: maybe 3 seconds or so that it was visible before being obscured by surrounding treeline  It was really awesome to see. Thanks, Davi Grossman  Thank you Davi!

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Idaho Meteor 30OCT2011

Rigby, Idaho, USA Meteor 2300MST 30OCT2011
Was out for a walk, and was headed back home, due west. Happened to be looking north at the time. Saw the initial impact of a meteor, coming almost directly from Polaris. It traveled South West, starting about 45 degrees above the north horizon, and moving all the way to the SW sky, before it burned out about 20 degrees above the horizon in the SW sky. It was approximately 2-3 times as bright as Jupiter(which was up in the east for reference), burned with an orange/red tint, and left a green trail behind it, that lasted at least 5 seconds from impact to burn out. Not really a "fireball" per say, but very impressive. The green trail was visible from impact, until about 2 seconds after burnout. -Adam B.  Thank you Adam!

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30 October 2011

Breaking News - MBIQ Indicates Montana / North Dakota Meteor 30OCT2011

Breaking News - 
MBIQ (Meteor Bot Internet Query) Bot Indicates Montana, North Dakota Meteor 30OCT2011

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Dickinson, North Dakota arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for bright light in sky 10/30/11.
19:15:15 -- 27 seconds ago

Emigrant, Montana arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Updated w/ Video- Montana, Washington, Idaho, Alberta, British Columbia Meteor Detected 13/14MAY2011" by searching for Meteor just hit montana.
19:03:21 -- 5 minutes ago

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Texas Fireball Meteor 29OCT2011

Texas Fireball Meteor 11:44 CST 29OCT2011

On YouTube Uploaded by  on 29 Oct 2011 0 views
Fireball over North Texas with radar scatter occurring at 04:44:15Z (11:44:15 CST). Dramatic fragmentation. 

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29OCT2011

Think Earth is spooky? Take a look at space!
msnbc.com
Meteor showers may have been scary to ancient peoples, who perhaps thought they indicated that the sky was falling. But to us, they're just cool, and one of them, the Taurids, is getting set to put on a show. The Taurids are 

sometimes called the ...

imo-news : Message: Meteor Activity Outlook for October 22-28, 2011

will not interfere with meteor observing. The estimated total hourly rates for evening observers this week is near four as seen from the northern hemisphere ...
tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/imo-news/message/2346



Halloween Fireballs: Taurid Meteor Shower Peaks Next Week
Space.com
by Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist An annual Taurid meteor shower, known by the nickname the "Halloween fireballs" because of its timing, will hit its peak next week before tapering off in mid-November. While some costumed skywatchers try to 
... 


In memory: Planetary geologist Ronald Greeley

Arizona State University
I had been on sabbatical at NASA Ames Research Center working on the analysis of lunar samples, and I saw Ron and I saw potential,” recalls Carleton Moore, founding director of ASU's Center for Meteorite Studies. “When I got the opportunity, 
...

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 30OCT2011

the space rocks that threaten our lives
Telegraph.co.uk
meteor crater in Arizona formed 50000 years ago. Photo: Lunar and Planetary Institute By Alex Hannaford When Paul Chodas and Steve Chesley arrived at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in a valley beneath the slopes of California's San Gabriel ...

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls-Area UFO Identified As A Meteor
KELOLAND TV is the news, weather and sports information leader in South Dakota from Sioux Falls to Rapid City; in Minnesota from Marshall to Worthington to ...www.keloland.com/NewsDetail6162.cfm?Id=122429

2011 Orionid Meteor Shower Photos by Skywatchers - Space.com ...
See views of the 2011 Orionid meteor shower captured by skywatchers around the world.
esciencenews.com/.../2011.orionid.meteor.shower.photos.sky...

28 October 2011

Most pristine known asteroid is denser than granite
New Scientist
That hidden history of melting might explain a "seeming contradiction between the meteorite suite and the asteroids we see", says Weiss. Most asteroids look unmelted, but most meteorites that have fallen to Earth – thought to be fragments of asteroid ...



Slideshow: Colors of the cosmos
msnbc.com
An Orionid meteor streaks through the skies above French Creek State Park in Pennsylvania early Oct. 22, with the reds, yellows and oranges of autumn reflected in the trees below. Get the details behind Jeff Berkes' image of the meteor streak and the ...



Here comes the Leonid meteor shower: On view in WNC in November
Mountain Xpress
By Susan Andrew on 10/27/2011 08:42 AM Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) remind the public of the annual Leonid Meteor Shower in November. Meteors result from particles of dust causing the atmosphere to glow as the ...



Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Kansas Meteor 25OCT2011
Wakeeney, KS Meteor 8:55 PM 25OCT2011 Standing on my porch looking up, slightly southeast, caught glimpse of what I thought was a very bright falling star ...
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../kansas-meteor-25oct20...

27 October 2011

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27OCT2011

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Nevada, Iowa Meteor ...
Sighted good-sized white meteor object ~ 8:45 PM about 4 miles south of Nevada, Iowa ... Location name (town,city) where you were when saw the meteor ? ...
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../nevada-iowa-meteor-2... 



Meteors to give us reason to look in night sky
Gaston Gazette
A bluish white meteor spotted in Gastonia Monday night may not have been part of a meteorshower, but local stargazers will have another chance to see streaks across the night sky. The Orionmeteor shower started Oct. 17 and ended Tuesday, ...




'Doomsday' Comet Elenin Is Dead, NASA Says
Space.com
However, a meteor and the barred spiral galaxy NGC-2903 grace the top of this October 14, 2011, image. On Sept. 10, comet Elenin flew within 45 million miles (75 million kilometers) of the sun and broke apart into pieces. By October, when the comet...

26 October 2011

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26OCT2011

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: New York City, NY Meteor ...
New York City, NY Meteor 20OCT2011. New York City, NY Meteor ~9:40PM 20OCT2011 I was driving Southbound on the Bruckner Expressway overlooking the ...
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../new-york-city-ny-mete...



Meteor Activity Outlook for October 12-28, 2011 « The Transient Sky ...
By Carl Hergenrother
Sorry, I'm a few days late posting this… The following is a slightly edited version of Bob Lunsford's excellent weekly summary of meteor activity. The original version can be found at the AmericanMeteor Society's site. Meteor activity in general ...
The Transient Sky - Comets, Asteroids...




Unusual northern lights set Southern skies afire
Roanoke Times
In the Alleghany Highlands, some residents called police saying they saw a fireball. By Jorge Valencia AP Photo/realclearwx.com, Brian Emfinger A photo provided by storm chaser Brian Emfinger shows the aurora borealis lighting up the Ozark, Ark., ...


Meteor Activity Outlook for October 22-28, 2011 | American Meteor ...
This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the late morning hours and will not interfere with meteor observing. The estimated total hourly rates for ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-october-...



Meteor Shower Spawned by Halley's Comet Peaks Early Saturday ...
Every year as Earth passes the debris stream left behind by Halley's comet, we experience the Orionid meteor shower. This year, the Orionids will peak in ...
www.space.com/13354-halleys-comet-meteor-shower-peaks-s...




Video Captures Draconid Meteor
RedOrbit
This video catches the moment when a Draconid meteor exploded in Earth's atmosphere earlier this month. The dramatic footage comes from a campaign to observe this important meteor shower using aircraft to beat the clouds. On the evening of Saturday 8 ...

MBIQ Indicates Cranston, RI Meteor Fireball 25OCT2011

Cranston, RI Meteor Fireball 9:30 pm 25OCT2011
At about 9:30 pm Eastern Time, on October 25, 2011, I observed a rather large blue/white fireball enter the sky and break apart as is fell closer to the ground. I live in Cranston, and it looked to be falling somewhere to the Northeast, possibly over Narragansett Bay in Providence. It was much larger and much brighter than an ordinary meteor that normally would not be seen in this area due to light pollution. From the size, color, and fragmenting I would say that it had to be a pretty substantial size upon entry, but whether any pieces remain is yet to be seen. -Maria 
Thank you Maria!

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MBIQ Capture:
Woonsocket, Rhode Island arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for falling object 10/25/11 9:30 pm rhode island.
11:15:27 -- 17 minutes ago

Woodbridge, Virginia arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for 10/25/11 green light in sky.
11:38:38 -- 9 minutes ago

Kansas Meteor 25OCT2011

Wakeeney, KS Meteor 8:55 PM 25OCT2011
Standing on my porch looking up, slightly southeast, caught glimpse of what I thought was a very bright falling star when it exploded in a shower of sparks right before my eyes... very exciting! 
-Greg Guise  Thank you Greg!



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25 October 2011

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25OCT2011

Northern Lights seen across area Monday night
WBTV
By Nick Needham - email CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Several people spotted what they thought was a \ meteor blazing across the sky near the state line Monday evening. Reports have come in from Indian Trail, Drexel and several other communities in NC, ...




Hard Core Meteorite Impact
Astrobiology Magazine (press release)
Seeking to better understand the level of death and destruction that would result from a large meteorite striking the Earth, Princeton University researchers have developed a new model that can not only more accurately simulate the seismic fallout of ...


Meteor museum full of marvels
UNM Daily Lobo
Meteorites are fundamental in scientists' understandings of the form, structure, composition and transformation of planets, Agee said. “Meteorites are thought of as the building blocks for the planets, so if you're interested in theories about how ...



Moore Helps Establish ASU as Research Center
5 min video
years the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University has served as the intellectual hub for research on meteorites and ...
vimeo.com



Recommended: Catch a falling star ... and fall colors
msnbc.com (blog)
Photographer Jeff Berkes' picture of an Orionid meteor streak over Elverson, Pa., also features autumn leaves. The Orionid meteor shower is one of the highlights of the fall season for skywatchers, generally sparking up to 15 meteor sightings an hour ...



Meteorite impact shapes Decorah's geological structure
Decorah Journal
10, at Luther College about a meteorite strike that shaped the geological formation of the rock substrata that underlies the City if Decorah. McKay's lecture is 7 pm in Room 262 of the Valders Science Hall. The event is open to the public with no ...



Decoding early Martian weather: Analyzing carbonate minerals in meteorite ...
PhysOrg.com
The depth of carbonate formation is constrained by a combination of the cosmic ray exposure pattern of ALH84001 and Martian meteorite ejection models (48, 49). (B) Reduction of the physical model to a geochemical model of carbonate precipitation and...



Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: London, Ontario Meteor ...
London, Ontario Meteor 4:50 am 21OCT2011 I was out for a smoke because I couldn't sleep at 4:50 am . I was looking at the sky because I love looking at the ...
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../london-ontario-meteor...


More NEO Close Encounters Found to Pass 24OCT2011

More NEOs Found!  Expect Continued High Meteor Activity Into November (at least until 10NOV). -LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Tokyo
(2011 UC64) (2011 UH10) (2011 UN91) 

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)
(2003 FH) 2011-Oct-240.065325.4450 m - 1.0 km18.922.79
(2011 SP70) 2011-Oct-240.142255.375 m - 170 m22.712.45
(2011 UC64) 2011-Oct-240.00341.37.4 m - 17 m27.814.02
(2011 UE10) 2011-Oct-240.032412.617 m - 38 m25.95.25
(2011 UH10) 2011-Oct-240.02479.610 m - 23 m27.04.92
(2011 UJ21) 2011-Oct-250.039815.546 m - 100 m23.816.14
(2006 SP19) 2011-Oct-260.090635.333 m - 74 m24.510.06
(1993 VD) 2011-Oct-260.090235.1120 m - 280 m21.719.58
(2005 CJ) 2011-Oct-270.081831.9240 m - 540 m20.29.88
(2011 UN91) 2011-Oct-280.028110.920 m - 46 m25.614.95
(2011 LC19) 2011-Oct-290.058022.6540 m - 1.2 km18.514.54
(2011 UU63) 2011-Oct-300.032612.739 m - 88 m24.114.65
(2010 VU98) 2011-Oct-310.046218.030 m - 68 m24.710.22

Source: NASA/JPL