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24 September 2012

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North Wales residents witness meteor shower
Daily Post North Wales
A STUNNING meteor shower said to be “old space junk” was spotted zooming across North Wales skies. Readers shared their pictures of the spectacle as flashing lights blazed above their heads on Friday night. Prestatyn town councillor, Gerry Frobisher ...

Journal reader captures picture of meteor
The Bolton News
Thousands of people in the north west reported seeing balls of fire in the sky late on Friday and even though astronomers had not been expecting a meteor shower. The Met Office said it was believed to be a meteorite breaking up in the atmosphere.

Meteorites from Mars and Moon to be auctioned in US
Economic Times
Scientists, however, do know the composition of Mars' atmosphere, and they have matched it to the composition of pockets of gas contained in some meteorites, confirming their Martian origin. Next month's auction is slated to feature meteoritesfrom ...

Mercury's Surface Resembles Rare Meteorites
Space.com
Mercury has a surface unlike any other planet's in the solar system, instead resembling a rare type of meteorite, researchers say. The finding, based on an analysis of data from NASA's Messenger probe, sheds new light on the formation and history of ...

Meteors prompt hundreds of emergency calls
CBS 6 Richmond Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:52 PM PDT
A suspected meteorite shower over the U.K. prompted a flurry of emergency calls.

Meteor shower seen in East Lancashire was 'space junk'
Lancashire Telegraph
Lancashire Telegraph Meteor shower seen in East Lancashire was 'space junk'

Meteor shower sparks 999 alert
Aberdeen Evening Express
Meteor shower sparks 999 alert. By Anthony Joseph. Published: 24/09/2012. The meteor shower over Aberdeen. Picture by reader Samantha Low. More Pictures. The meteor shower over Aberdeen.

Fireball over North Yorkshire may have been 'space junk'
Gazette & Herald
WORRIED people across York and North Yorkshire dialled 999 after witnessing a fireball shooting across the night sky. Some of the 14 callers to North Yorkshire Police feared there had been a mid-air explosion or that a jet plane was on fire, said a ...

Meteorites from Mars and Moon to be auctioned in US
Business Standard
Have you ever yearned to own something from out of this world? Then here's your chance! Fragments of Mars, the Moon and other asteroids that have fallen to Earth will be auctioned on October 14 in Manhattan. More than 125 items will be displayed in ...

Norfolk astronomer suspects 'meteor' was space junk
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Readers contacted the EDP from Norwich, Fakenham, Weasenham, Surlingham, Dereham, Blakeney, Saxlingham Thorpe, Attleborough, King's Lynn and Holt describing a green-coloured light in the sky, with two smaller fragments behind it, around 11pm.

Amateur astronomer says 'meteor' seen over East Yorkshire was space junk ...
This is Hull and East Riding
IT PROMPTED fears of a plane crash and even a UFO landing, while doom merchants who spotted the object whizzing through the night sky declared the end of the world was nigh. But the green light that flashed over East Yorkshire late on Friday evening ...

Scottish meteor sightings prompt 999 calls
AOL Travel UK
We've had people report possible plane crashes, and others the weirdest fireworks they've ever seen. "Folk just haven't known how to describe what they've seen. It's quite extraordinary."

Fireball may have been space junk The Irish Times Sun Sep 23 2012
The huge fireball which lit up skies across Ireland and the UK may have been a space rock or a manmade piece of material, astronomers have said.
www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/.../breaking11.html

Meteor Over Cheshire, 21st September 2012
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North police inundated with calls after 'meteor' event
Sunday Sun
BLAZING across the night sky, this is the fireball that sent stargazers into a frenzy. Bright lights - believed to be either a meteor or “space junk” - sparked a flurry of calls to North police as they streaked across the sky glowing orange and green ...

Reports of boat explosion on Oneida Lake most likely fireball
Utica Observer Dispatch
The American Meteor Society is reporting that there were about 45 reports of a bright meteor that occurred about 8:30 p.m. Friday over southeastern Canada and northeastern United States. About fireballs. Brightness estimates of Friday's fireball varied ...

Did you see the meteor shower over Ireland last night? · TheJournal.ie
Fireballs were spotted in the night sky around Ireland last night…
www.thejournal.ie/meteor-shower-605423-Sep2012/

Meteor Shower UK 21-09-2012 - YouTube
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Meteor Shower 21-09-2012 Originally captured by Stevan Hogg Dundee, Scotland Surprised ...
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BBC News - 'Meteors' sighted in skies across UK
Meteor in the skies over Loch Thom, Scotland A flash of light caught the eye of Craig Usher, who ...
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BBC News - 'Meteor shower' over Northern ...
A suspected meteor shower spotted in the skies above Northern Ireland was probably space ...
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Meteorite seen over Preston - YouTube
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Huge Meteor over England! 50 second trail - YouTube
just seen a huge meteorite in Yorkshire! i managed to track it for 50 seconds, witnessed it for ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RzsoYpt8WE

Meteors prompt hundreds of emergency calls
CBS 6 Richmond Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:52 PM PDT
A suspected meteorite shower over the U.K. prompted a flurry of emergency calls.

Meteor lights up the night sky in Liverpool (VIDEO)
Liverpool Daily Post
HUNDREDS of Liverpool residents reported seeing a meteor flash across the sky at around 11pm yesterday evening. A streak of light that appeared to be breaking up hurtled through the air, with sightings all over the north west of England and as far ...

Massive fireball seen in Ireland sky was a “huge event”
IrishCentral
An enormous fireball was seen crossing Ireland on Friday night, traveling at about 10:55 p.m. Sightings were reported in Dublin, Donegal, Cork, Sligo, Carlow, Longford, Antrim, across Britain and even The Netherlands. Astronomy Ireland said it was "one ...

Meteor shower causes panic
The Bolton News
A METEOR shower caused panic in Leigh with emergency crews being called to reports of 'fire in the sky'. A crew from Leigh Fire Station were sent to Westbourne Avenue at 10.30pm on Friday night following a call from a worried resident. Thousands of ...

Norfolk astronomer: 'meteor' was space junk
Norwich Evening News
Readers contacted the Norwich Evening News from the city centre, Thorpe St Andrew, Costessey and across Norfolk describing a green-coloured light in the sky, with two smaller fragments behind it, around 11pm. But reports that the object was a meteor ...

Spate of 999 calls after meteor 'fireball' seen over North Yorkshire
The Press, York
PEOPLE across York and North and East Yorkshire witnessed a large meteor shooting across the night sky last night – but some feared it was a plane on fire. North Yorkshire Police said they received fourteen 999 calls last yesterday evening from members ...
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Meteor Shower in the Skies above Netherland
French Tribune
A few people have reported of hearing some sort of loud voices when the meteor like things passed over them. One of the spectators of the scene said that a large mass of orange colored was seen in the sky that multiplied into many small sparkling dots.

Meteor shower sparks UFO reports – did you see it?
Sunderland Echo
Durham Police was inundated with reports of bright lights in the night sky between 11pm and 11.30pm. Concerned residents across the county rang in. However, the lights were in fact a meteor shower, which could be seen across the whole of the North East.

Fireball may have been space junk
Irish Times
The huge fireball which lit up skies across Ireland and the UK may have been a space rock or a manmade piece of material, astronomers have said. The trail of fragments passed across the sky at about 10.55pm on Friday night. Sightings were reported from...

*** Disclaimer- The videos and photos of the UK meteor event may contain faked images.  I have not had time to verify all.

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