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31 May 2012

France Meteor Fireball 28MAY2012

France Meteor Fireball 23:27 local time 27/UTC 28MAY2012
France Fireball Meteor 27/05/2012 23:27:22 (Local Time)
Base des Observateurs Amateurs de Météores
http://www.boam.fr/post.php?lang=fr
Sighting Reports:
28MAY2012 NOEMIE BESSON VINCENNES aprox 2H00 UTC/GMT+2 2 aprox WSW to ENE with aprox 45° aprox No Sound.Green like grass in the center more bright around like the Moon when it was very bright No No

28MAY2012 NICOLAS SAINT GERMAIN EN LAYE FRANCE 1H30 AM 10 SEC N-N-O WHITE SUN NO THE BIGEST I'D NEVER SEEN WITH MY FRIEND
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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31MAY2012

Big well-done for done Big Well
Dodge City Daily Globe
A number of large items are presented in glass cases about the museum floor including the pallasitemeteor — which had been moved from its temporary home in the lobby of the Greensburg City Hall — a dented and tornado damaged warning siren and a tall ...

Rare meteorite fragment donated to UC Davis geologist
UC Davis
UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin examines the donated meteorite. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo) UC Davis alumnus Gregory Jorgensen '90, Ph.D. '95, presented UC Davis geologist Qing-Zhu Yin with a donation today, May 30, of ameteorite piece that fell ...

Meteor gives clues to Mars atmosphere
UPI Wed, 30 May 2012 15:09 PM PDT
EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 30 (UPI) -- Scientists say a study of ameteorite that fell in Australia could give clues to the atmosphere on Mars and help inform future missions looking for life there.

Carbon Found in Mars Meteorites (And Why It Has Nothing to Do With Martian Life)
Wired News Wed, 30 May 2012 09:00 AM PDT
When the Tissint meteorite crashed to Earth in Morocco last year, international drama ensued . The charred pieces of splintered rock were particularly coveted because they came from Mars, and local tribesmen,meteorite collectors, and scientists jockeyed for position.

Transit of Venus highlights June events
Bangor Daily News
27: Moon in first quarter, 11:29 pm This is the peak night for the Bootids meteor shower. Erratic, a high number of meteors in 2004 was followed by almost none in 2010 when another profuse shower was expected. Look for the occasional slow-moving meteor ...

Meteorite Reveals Clues in Search for Life on Mars
Space.com
by SPACE.com Staff A meteorite that fell to Earth 41 years ago is helping scientists unlock clues regarding the makeup of Mars' atmosphere and its potential implications to help shape future missions to search for evidence of life on the Red Planet, ...

Mars missions may learn from meteor Down Under
Phys.Org
A discovery about the make-up of the atmosphere of Mars could help inform future missions searching for life there. Scientists have tried to find out how the planet's environment came to contain methane gas, which contains carbon – a substance found in ...

'Supermoon' Tonight! Tips to See Year's Biggest Full Moon, Meteor Shower
Space.com
And there's a meteor shower from Halley's comet peaking tonight, too, adding to the sky show. The full moon of May will hit its peak overnight tonight and early Sunday (May 5 and 6) just one minute after the moon makes its closest approach to Earth.

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MBIQ Detects Caribbean Meteor Fireball 30MAY2012

MBIQ Detects Caribbean Meteor Fireball 30MAY2012
  Bermuda, Grenada,Turks and Caicos, Saint Michael, and Saint George all report that a meteor/fireball occurred 30MAY2012.
If you witnessed this event please file a sighting report:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html


Reports:



30MAY2012 jg barbados 2100 10 south right to left green no sound very bright well formed it was big, bright, green

30MAY2012 Phil Bermuda 21:40:00 10 secs E-W Fireball long trail Sun Yes Looked like it entered the atmosphere

30MAY2012 Amos R Luker Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands approx 20:30hr 4 sec N-S Bright orange, spit into two pieces, then turned Green Same as moon split into two pieces Sitting on restaurant deck on beach close to ocean


30MAY2012 Shane Francis St.Patrick, Grenada 19:30:00 7 Seconds E-W Blue Green and Yellowish red, No sound Very Bright. Brighter tha the moon Yes broke off into 4 parts The Largest and Brightest Meteor i have ever seen, It was amazing.

30MAY2012 cherrianne Derricks, St. James, Barbados 19:25:00 3 seconds then it disappeared behind a black cloud south to north bright light then a bright blue burst with a yellow tail .. no sound like a firework display !! did not see any fragmentation biggest, brightest thing i've ever seen moving in the night sky !!



30MAY2012 Angela Paul BARBADOS 19:30 AST 8 sec South West position   Blue, purple colour, with long orange -red tail, No sound As bright as a shooing star, but the brightness seemed greater because it was so big, alos the night was overcast no fragmentation noted none

30MAY2012 Dan Holetown, Barbados 19:30 Eastern Time 3 sec. E-W neon green yellowish and bright, no sound bright like fireworks only one unit, as seen the bigeest I ever seen


For all sighting reports see:
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.jp/


MBIQ Data:
Bridgetown, Saint Michael arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for today meteor fall may 30 2012.
10:27:32 -- 26 minutes ago

Bridgetown, Saint Michael arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for green shooting star 2012.
10:33:39 -- 20 minutes ago

Roseau, Saint George arrived from google.dm on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for ball of fire falling from the sky.
10:43:29 -- 11 minutes ago

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30 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29/30MAY2012

'Stony iron meteorites may have hit Katol'
The Asian Age
A team of scientists from Mumbai left for Nagpur on Tuesday to investigate the impact of last Tuesday's meteorite shower in the Katol region, which left several houses damaged. The team is expected to reach Nagpur on Wednesday early morning.

The World's biggest meteor shower | How It Works Magazine
The annual Perseid meteor shower caught on camera - and how you can catch it this summer.
www.howitworksdaily.com/.../the-worlds-biggest-meteor-sho...

The truth is out there about UFO in Baltic Sea, Swedish scientists say
Fox News
The crash debris could be from a meteor, he told FoxNews.com. It could a naturally occurring gas well discovery -- located interestingly enough in international waters, he added. Or, he muses, it could be the remains of a Russian warship from the late ...

Two small asteroids buzz Earth in back-to-back flybys
msnbc.com
Asteroid Basics: A Space Rock Quiz Small Asteroid Flies-By Closer Than Many Satellites | Video When Space Attacks: The 6 Craziest Meteor Impacts © 2012 Space.com.

Life on Mars: just add carbon and stir
Phys.Org
The building blocks of life have been discovered on Mars ... in Martian meteorites that fell to Earth. Let me rephrase that: according to a paper by published in Science Express on Friday, meteoritesfrom Mars have been found to contain the basic ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for May 26- June 1, 2012 | American Meteor ...
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near two for observers in the northern hemisphere and three for those south of the ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-may-26-j...

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: The Latest Meteor ...
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News. Fireballs, Meteors, Bolides, Meteorites, Comets, Asteroid Impact,Meteorite Quest, Recent Meteorite Falls & Related ...
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../latest-meteormeteorite-...

Life on Mars: just add carbon and stir
CNET Australia
By Marion Anderson, Monash University | May 29, 2012 The building blocks of life have been discovered on Mars — in Martian meteorites that fell to Earth. We're a long way off from finding little green men, but we might find evidence of life on Mars, ...

Meteorite hunt goes on, needs public's help
PhysOrg Mon, 28 May 2012 05:36 AM PDT
(Phys.org) -- A University of California, Davis, geologist is appealing for public help in tracking down pieces of the meteorite that blew up over El Dorado County on April 22.

South African Government, Landowners Sign Agreement To Preserve Site Of Meteor Impact
Bernama Sun, 27 May 2012 23:52 PM PDT
PRETORIA, May 28 (BERNAMA-NNN-BUANEWS) -- The South African government and landowners of the Vredefort Dome, site of meteoriteimpact, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement, taking the site a step closer to becoming a new World Heritage Site and protected under South African law.

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Australia Meteor Fireball ...
24MAY2012 Sonja Jindabyne NSW 05.35am 5 seconds Facing North... travelling from left to right / east - west Large fireball, very bright green and orange, ...
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../australia-meteor-firebal...

South African Government, Landowners Sign Agreement To Preserve Site Of Meteor ...
Bernama
PRETORIA, May 28 (BERNAMA-NNN-BUANEWS) -- The South African government and landowners of the Vredefort Dome, site of meteorite impact, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement, taking the site a step closer to becoming a new World Heritage Site and ...

Scientists to probe Nagpur meteorite shower
Daily News & Analysis
A team of scientists from Mumbai will leave for Nagpur on Monday to investigate and study the impact of last Tuesday's large meteorite shower in the Katol region which damaged several houses, an official said here on Sunday.

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MBIQ Detects Meteor California / Nevada 30MAY2012

MBIQ Detects Meteor California / Nevada ~01:50 PDT 30MAY2012
  Now Confirmed; Meteor over California / Nevada 30MAY2012.  The time of the event was approximately 01:50 PDT.

If you have a meteor sighting report please submit it to confirm this event.  Thank you!:
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.jp/2011/12/december-2011-meteorfireball-sighting.html 

Initial Sighting Reports:
30MAY2012 Maranda Sacramento, CA 01:44 AM PST 2 sec North to South Neon Green sun no Looked like a neon green ribbon zigzagging then went dark.

30MAY2012 Russ Merced, Ca 95340 1:50:00 One Mississippi Star fell downward Bright royal blue & yellow, with a long tail Thought it was a firework. None that I saw no other

30MAY2012 danny Sacramento, ca approx 0130-0200 4 to 5 seconds west i think i saw what looked like a green tail it was huge sun no it was amazing

30MAY2012 dustin mcfall yuba city ca. 1:50:00 1sec south to north bright white/blue with orange sparks when exploded same as lightning it exploded at the end and parts went everywhere n/a

30MAY2012 Kami copperopolis 1:40:00 around 4 sec from right to left in a down angle red,white,blue no sound but it look to be a brighter flash halfway thru 3-4 times brighter than the brightest star i can see no, i could not see any parts falling i was standing on our back porch smoking a ciggarette and i saw a super bright light move from right to left in a downward motion... halfwas thru the movement there was a flash that was brighter that the meteor itself.

30MAY2012 Chris Clovis, CA 1:55am (aprox.) 1 second NE Bright electric blue, disappeared behind tree on the horizon. a little brighter rhan the moon no No tail was observed. Just a blue ball falling. descent was more vertical. No pictures.

For all sighting reports see:
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.com/

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Meteor Bot Internet Query (MBIQ) bot just detected a meteor event in California and Nevada. No sighting reports at this time, only computer detected event which may or may not be a real meteor event.  Confidence  of detection % 95.

MBIQ Data:
Stockton, California arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching formeteorite 5/30/12 1:40 am pst.
18:25:44 -- 1 minute ago

Merced, California arrived from search.yahoo.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Katol, India Meteorite Fall 22MAY2012 Meteorite Photos" by searching for meteor may 30, 2012.

Sacramento, California arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Georgia Blue Meteor 20MAY2011" by searching for blue meteor.

Long Beach, California arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for bright flash in sky 5/30/12.
17:43:41 -- 2 minutes ago

Sparks, Nevada arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for bright flash in sky over reno.
17:47:54 -- 3 minutes ago

Sacramento, California arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching formeteorite tonight 5/30.
17:45:59 -- 6 minutes ago

Shingle Springs, California arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for 5/29/12 loud boom early morning california.
16:51:35 -- 52 minutes ago

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Katol, India Meteorite Fall 22MAY2012 Meteorite Photos

Katol, Nagpur, India Meteorite Fall 22MAY2012 Meteorite Photos






One of the Katol , Nagpur, India meteorites pierced a roof 22MAY2012
Photo Credit: GIS, Geological Survey India/ Wikipedia 


Another view of the hole in the galvanized steel roof
Photo Credit: GIS, Geological Survey India/ Wikipedia




Katol, Nagpur, India meteorite from 22MAY2012 daytime meteor
Photo Credit: GIS, Geological Survey India / Wikipedia 


Katol, Nagpur, India meteorite from 22MAY2012 daytime meteor
Photo Credit: GIS, Geological Survey India 


Katol, Nagpur, India meteorite from 22MAY2012 daytime meteor
Photo Credit: GIS, Geological Survey India


Katol, Nagpur, India meteorite from 22MAY2012 daytime meteor
Photo Credit: GIS, Geological Survey India


Katol, Nagpur, India meteorite from 22MAY2012 daytime meteor
Photo Credit: GIS, Geological Survey India

Previous post about the Katol, Nagpur 22MAY2012 meteor and meteorite fall on
TheLatestWorldwideMeteor/Meteorite News: http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/2012/05/katol-vidharbha-area-maharashtra-india.html

Wikipedia entry for Katol meteorite:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katol

More photos to be posted as they are made available.

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29 May 2012

Breaking News - NOW 4 Asteroid NEO CLOSE CALLS! 28-31MAY2012

UPDATED! 4 NEO Asteroids Close Calls!!! 28-31MAY2012


Be ready with eyes and video cameras to capture increased meteor/fireball activity 2-3 days prior and 2-3 days after this passing.  Please get the word out by posting a link to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, your favorite forum, or website; thank you:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/ 
If you have a sighting of a meteor/fireball please make a sighting report:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html 
-LunarMeteorite*Hunter- Tokyo, Japan

UPDATED!  NOW 4 CLOSE CALLS! (updated 28MAY2012)

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)
(2012 KP24) 2012-May-280.00040.115 m - 33 m26.313.27
(2012 KT42) 2012-May-290.00010.054.6 m - 10 m28.817.03
(2001 CQ36) 2012-May-300.025810.077 m - 170 m22.75.62
(2002 OA22) 2012-May-310.119746.6370 m - 820 m19.37.01
(2012 KZ41) 2012-May-310.02088.127 m - 61 m24.912.38
Table source: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/


2012 THE Year of Meteors!

28 May 2012

The Latest Meteor/Meteorite News 28MAY2012

Three NEO asteroids to Pass Near Earth between 28-31 MAY2012
Lunar Distance (LD) less than 10LD. Asteroids 2012 KP24 ,2012 KZ41,2001 CQ36...
Likely INCREASED worldwide meteor/fireball/bolide activity seen.
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2012/05/neo-asteroid-just-discovered-2012-kp24.html

Scientists to probe Nagpur meteorite shower
New Kerala Sun, 27 May 2012 10:03 AM PDT
Mumbai, May 27 : A team of scientists from Mumbai will leave for Nagpur Monday to investigate and study the impact of last Tuesday's largemeteorite shower in the Katol region which damaged several houses, an official said here Sunday.

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: India Meteorite Fall ...
By Lunar Meteorite * Hunter
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26 May 2012

Katol, Vidharbha area, Maharashtra, India Meteorite Fall 22MAY2012

Katol, Vidharbha Area, Maharashtra, India Meteorite "Shower" Fall  ~ 2:30 pm 22MAY2012
-Meteorites hit building(s).

The Geological Survey India reports:

"A meteorite fall occurred in the Katol area on afternoon of 22MAY2012 with a loud noise heard between 2:00 to 2.30 pm. Meteorites were collected from four localities in and around the Katol city. Samples collected are of stony meteorites with varying size, shape and dimensions with typical dark brown burnt surface. Compositionally these meteorites are dominated by silicates with little iron. There is very good chance of getting meteorite samples from other part of the Vidarbha area between Akola and Nagpur as huge sound with very bright and dazzling light was seen between Akola and Nagpur by many peoples in a stretch of around 150 km in ENE/WSW direction." ...
http://www.portal.gsi.gov.in/gsiImages/information/katol_meteorite_shower.pdf

Photos of Katol / Nagpur India Meteorite:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifting-gears/121140-meteorite-shower-central-india-around-nagpur.html

Nagpur Ulkapat

YouTube Published on 25 May 2012 by starmajha 41 views


2505 shrikant pathak on ulkapat

YouTube Published on 25 May 2012 by Zee24Taas 3 views


2012 THE Year of Meteors!

UPDATED! 4 NEO Asteroids Close Calls!!! 28-31MAY2012

UPDATED! 4 NEO Asteroids Close Calls!!! 28-31MAY2012
Source: NASA/JPL
Be ready with eyes and video cameras to capture increased meteor/fireball activity 2-3 days prior and 2-3 days after this passing.  Please get the word out by posting a link to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, your favorite forum, or website; thank you:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/
If you have a sighting of a meteor/fireball please make a sighting report:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html
-LunarMeteorite*Hunter- Tokyo, Japan


UPDATED!  NOW 4 CLOSE CALLS! (28MAY2012)
There were 5!  NASA just update their site after the fact.(30MAY2012)

(2012 KC45) 2012-May-280.00522.03.5 m - 7.7 m29.46.17



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)
(2012 KP24) 2012-May-280.00040.115 m - 33 m26.313.27
(2012 KT42) 2012-May-290.00010.054.6 m - 10 m28.817.03
(2001 CQ36) 2012-May-300.025810.077 m - 170 m22.75.62
(2002 OA22) 2012-May-310.119746.6370 m - 820 m19.37.01
(2012 KZ41) 2012-May-310.02088.127 m - 61 m24.912.38







previously posted
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)
(2012 KO11) 2012-May-250.073128.430 m - 66 m24.88.88
(2012 HL8) 2012-May-250.131651.249 m - 110 m23.76.64
(2012 KD6) 2012-May-250.033513.052 m - 120 m23.510.47
(2012 KX) 2012-May-260.056622.059 m - 130 m23.37.07
154330 (2002 VX94) 2012-May-260.186972.8670 m - 1.5 km18.013.62
(2012 KF25) 2012-May-260.029111.323 m - 52 m25.38.61
(2002 AW) 2012-May-260.192474.9210 m - 460 m20.66.95
(2012 KB4) 2012-May-270.090435.222 m - 49 m25.43.44
(2012 KP24) 2012-May-280.00040.116 m - 36 m26.113.33
(2001 CQ36) 2012-May-300.025810.077 m - 170 m22.75.62
(2002 OA22) 2012-May-310.119746.6360 m - 820 m19.37.01
Table source: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26MAY2012

Meteorites add to Tuesday sound mystery
Times of India
The fire balls seen by some people in Akola district and city on Tuesday were meteorite showers spread over an area of over 200km. They travelled in eastern direction and some fell in Katol tehsil of Nagpur district. It is the first time that meteorite ...

UCD Professor Needs Public's Help to Find Meteorites
KTXL
According to UC Davis Geology Professor Qing Zhu Yin it wasn't just any meteorite, “This happens to be a rare type of meteorite.” Rare usually means money, which is why hundreds flocked to the two towns to search for fragments.

Organic Carbon In Meteorites Came From Mars
Science 2.0
Molecules containing large chains of carbon and hydrogen, which happen to be the building blocks of all life on Earth, have been found in meteorites from Mars but scientists have been unsure how this organic carbon was formed and even disagreed on ...

Meteor-right or Meteor-wrong? | Mountain Democrat
With all the local interest in meteors in the past month, more people are bringing out their specimens and asking, do I have a real one or a meteor-right? Or do I ...
www.mtdemocrat.com/news/meteor-right-or-meteor-wrong/

Mystery of Martian meteorites' organic molecules solved
msnbc.com
Organic molecules — compounds that on Earth can be linked with life — encased within Martian meteorites now reveal biological activity on the Red Planet could not have formed these materials, researchers say. Organic molecules are the carbon-based ...

Mystery of Martian meteorites (and life on Mars) solved
Mother Nature Network
comThu, May 24 2012 at 2:03 PM EST THE ROCK FROM MARS: A sample of a Mars rock from the Tissint meteorite fall, which dropped chunks of the Red Planet into the Morocco desert in July 2011. (Photo: Darryl Pitt/Macovich Collection) Organic molecules ...

Mars orbiter captures mysterious hollows in the ice on surface of planet - but ...
Daily Mail
The 'holes' aren't the circular shape of a 'normal' meteorite impact - they have two levels, a small inner crater, surrounded by a shallow depression extending outward from the inner crater. The craters seem to have exposed a layer of shallow ice that ...

Venus next to eclipse sun
London Free Press
While much of the western US, China and Japan got the full spectacle — the moon passing in front of the sun, mostly covering the fireball save for a ring of fire — in London the sun appeared as it if had been bitten. It started about 20 minutes ...

Mystery of Martian Meteorites' Organic Stuff Solved
Space.com
by Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor Organic molecules — compounds that on Earth can be linked with life — encased within Martian meteorites now reveal biological activity on the Red Planet could not have formed these materials, researchers say.

Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Texas Meteor Fireball ...
Fireballs, Meteors, Bolides, Meteorites, Comets, Asteroid Impact,Meteorite Quest, Recent Meteorite Falls ... Texas Meteor Fireball ~00:10 am CDT 23MAY2012 ...
lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/.../texas-meteor-fireball-2...

New Video - Sutter`s Mill Meteor Video taken 22APR2012

YouTube Published on 19 May 2012 by 1000yardnightmare  114 views
Video of Sutter`s Mill Meteor 22APR2012 by Shon Bollock.

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

25 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25MAY2012

Organic Carbon Found on Mars Rocks Is Not Life, New Study Says
Popular Science
They've found some examples in meteorites purported to come from the Red Planet, but debate persists about the origin of those rocks, let alone the carbon signatures inside them, which some have (controversially) argued could indicate life.

Space Pictures This Week: Solar Eclipse, Dusty "Doughnut," More
National Geographic
Echoing the arc of the Milky Way (center), a meteor streaks earthward near Cagnes-sur-mer in southeastern France in a picture submitted May 17 by National Geographic Your Shot user Jerome Cassou. Meteors are mostly sand grain-size particles that enter ...

'Oldest antique ever seen' goes up for auction
Yahoo! News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News Thu, 24 May 2012 03:17 AM PDT
A meteorite dating back 2.5 billion years and described as the "oldest antique ever seen" is expected to fetch £9,500 when it is sold.

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24MAY2012

Tswaing Crater: The star that fell from space
Times LIVE
To some, this meteor crater north of Pretoria is a holy place. To Janine Stephen, it's a great day trip EXTREME heat can do odd things to the horizon, but this is no mirage. Stumble over the sultry lip of the Tswaing Meteorite Crater and there, ...

What the Lotus Valley meteorite can tell us
The Aggie
A fallen meteorite in Coloma, Calif. could tell us about the origins of our solar system, according to a talk given by UC Davis associate professor of geology Qing-Zhu Yin last Sunday. “If confirmed, what we have in hand is perhaps the most primitive ...

Organic Carbon From Mars, But Not Biological
Space Ref (press release)
While these molecules have previously been found in meteorites from Mars, scientists have disagreed about how this organic carbon was formed and whether or not it came from Mars. A new paper led by Carnegie's Andrew Steele provides strong evidence that ...

Meteorite-dropping fireball named after Sutter's Mill | Astro Bob
The meteorites that peeled off the California fireball last month peppering the towns of Coloma and Lotus are named Sutter's Mill after the famous locale where ...
astrobob.areavoices.com/.../meteorite-dropping-fireball-named...

2012: A year of rare astronomical events
People's Daily Online
In August, a Perseus meteor shower will fly across the sky at a flow rate of about 100 meteors per hour. In September and December, Uranus and Jupiter will be "opposite" the sun in turn. In 2012, the most expected astronomical event of the "transit of ...

Moon's 'Dark Side' Of Moon Visible Due To Earthshine TONIGHT
Huffington Post
It's very rare for a meteor to kick up enough light when hitting the moon's surface to be visible from Earth, but it has happened, and has been confirmed by photographs from different locations, usually during the Leonid meteor shower.

Astronaut Snaps Stunning Meteor Pictures from Space Yahoo News
From Yahoo! News: The Lyrid meteor shower of April put on an eye-catching sky show as seen from Earth, but the view from space was truly spectacular.
news.yahoo.com/astronaut-snaps-stunning-meteor-pictures-spa...

Astronaut Snaps Stunning Meteor Pictures from Space
Space.com
The Lyrid meteor shower of April put on an eye-catching sky show as seen from Earth, but the view from space was truly spectacular. Don Pettit, a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station, pointed his camera downward during the peak of the ...

Pieces Of Tahoe Meteor Found In Small Town Parking Lot
SFist
Robert Ward, an amateur meteor hunter and collector from Arizona, was apparently the first to come across the fragments of rare material known as "CM" — carbonaceous chondrite — believed to be millions of years old. Ward, who drove straight from ...

Meteorites Discovered Along Huge Fireball's Path in Calif.
Space.com
Two small meteorites found in California are most likely from the minivan-size asteroid that exploded in a dazzling, and rare, daytime fireball over the Golden State and parts of Nevada on Sunday (April 22), according to press reports.
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First issue of new "Meteorites" journal.
Here full issue in PDF
http://www.meteorites.pwr.wroc.pl/issues/1/meteorites_1_2011.pdf
“A first open - access journal focusing exclusively on meteoritics"
Please visit our web page to check profile of journal:
http://www.meteorites.pwr.wroc.pl/index.html
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2012 THE Year of Meteors!

24 May 2012

IL IA WI MI Meteor 23MAY2012

IL IA WI MI Meteor ~9:40 pm CDT 23MAY2012
IL IA WI MI Meteor ~9:40 pm CDT 23MAY2012
v.3 (c) LunarMeteorite*Hunter / Google Earth
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Anyone else see this; if so please make a sighting report:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html 

Initial Reports:

23MAY2012 Jonathan Kimmel Iowa City, IA, USA 9:40pm CST 1.5 seconds Facing east, it was traveling due east Bright neon green.  Silent. at least as bright as a very bright meteor, but larger, and strikingly Green none very bold green color, swift, silent, eastbound

23MAY2012 william beith campton hills IL 2140 CST 8-12 sec. Long enough to tell my wife (next to me) get her attention, point and her to find it Traveled from overhead to west white then changed to orange with bits dropping off increased to moon bright Parts falling off rear Distinct objects falling off as color changed from white to orange

23MAY2012 Shauna Eldridge, IA, USA 2140 5 sec E - N R-L Bright orange, yellow, very bright Venus couldn't really tell - looked like 3 tails at one point Awesome!

23MAY2012 Jack Lockport, IL USA 21:50:00 4 seconds north west - right to left very bright fire ball bright white like moon unknown don't have one

23MAY2012 audrey earlville, iowa, usa 21:30:00 8seconds east white head, bright greenish yellow tail, like a picture of a cartoon haleys comet street light streak not that i could see was not like a notmal shooting star, had great range and long timing, was like in slow motion, had a tail like i have never seen before, like a small rocket ship would make similar to.that of a jet in the sky, seemed lower than usual, more bold, and lower arch to.it than usual, in the souh sky form highway 20,heading east

For all sighting reports see:
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Australia Meteor Fireball 24MAY2012

Australia Meteor Fireball ~5:40 am AEST 24MAY2012
Australia Meteor ~5:40 am AEST 24MAY2012 Sighting Reports
v.3 (c) 2012 LunarMeteorite*Hunter / Google Earth
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Anyone else see this; if so please make a sighting report:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html 

Initial Reports:
24MAY2012 John PENRITH, NSW, AUSTRALIA 05:45 +10 10 sec EST W, Left to Right, Facing West Bright Green with an orange tail Brighter than a full moon Yes Fragments where falling off it during its decent, ending is a bright flash and a large number of orange fragments.

24MAY2012 Reeves Canberra, ACT, Australia 0544 Australian Eastern Standard Time Approximately 4 or 5 seconds W-E Bright yellow mass about 8mm in diameter with numerous bright yellow fragments tailing behind. The smaller fragments were easily distinguished as individual fragments. The structure was identified in the sky fro 1 o'clock to 2 o'clock position. There was no sound associated with its passage across the sky and no sound suggesting impact with the earth. Brighter than the moon but not as bright as the sun (brightness was closer to that of the sun) Yes. There were many individual fragments in the immediate wake of the main body. They were bright yellow in color. No photo. My wife also seen the mass.

24MAY2012 Conall O'Shannessy WORONORA, NSW, AUSTRALIA 0543 hrs (Eastern Standard Time - Sydney GMT +10) 1-2 seconds Located in western sky. Direction of travel from South to North White/Blue. increasing brightness from dim star to brightness slightly brighter than sirius. 1 second or less after observing object completely broke up and had the appearance of a small firework Object started out dim and increased in brightness until "exploding" like a firework in the direction of travel. Object appeared to seperate into approximately 8-10 pieces before fizzling out. My location was on Woronora Bridge. Specific location of object was west of bridge. Possibly over township of Menai or further west.

24MAY2012 Ken Campbelltown, Australia 5:40:00 2 west travelled L to R Yellow/Orange Sun Yes fire ball then explosion of sparks

24MAY2012 Sonja Jindabyne NSW 05.35am 5 seconds Facing North... travelling from left to right / east - west Large fireball, very bright green and orange, no sound Very bright not witnessed n/a

24May2012 Karen Borenore, NSW Australia 05.35 AEST 5-6 sec I was facing east the fireball/s were travelling to the ground from the south to the north I heard a boom and then the whole sky was light up then I saw a trail of fireballs descending toward the ground in bright reds, oranges and yellows it was brighter than a full moon but not as bright as the sun Yes, it appeared as though there were many individual parts that were in s stream I returned outside again about 5 minutes later to hear another louder boom sound but as I was in the dark i went back inside and decided against going for my morning walk


For all sighting reports see:
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.jp/

2012 THE Year of Meteors!

23 May 2012

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23MAY2012

Fireball appears north west of Perth, Australia -- Fire in the Sky ...
The skies in the north west were alight on Saturday night. We've had a couple of reports of giant orange things dropping from the sky. You can check out some of ...
www.sott.net/.../245735-Fireball-appears-north-west-of-Perth-...

Meteor Activity Outlook for May 19-25, 2012 | American Meteor Society
As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not cause any problems with meteor observing. This is especially true for ...
www.amsmeteors.org/.../meteor-activity-outlook-for-may-19-...

One way or another, someone discovered Meteor Crater
One way or another, someone discovered Meteor Crater, You pretty much have to assume that some folks that were around here before the Europeans showed ...
www.azcentral.com/.../05/.../20120520meteor-crater-clay.html

Daylight meteor showers are here
Southgate Amateur Radio Club
If you have never experienced any meteor scatter signals on VHF before, then now is your chance to learn something about it. Starting this week the Earth is passing through two intense daylightmeteor showers, the Arietids and the Zeta Perseids with ...

NASA, SETI investigators look for Sierra meteorite ...
3 min
NASA and SETI investigators in a Zeppelin airship flew over the Sierra foothills Thursday looking ...
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Texas Meteor Fireball 22/23MAY2012

Texas Meteor Fireball late 22MAY2012 / ~00:10 am CDT 23MAY2012
Texas Meteor(s) 22/23 MAY2012
Green Markers indicated reports prior ro midnight
Neon Markers indicated reports after midnight
v.1 (c) 2012 LunarMeteorite*Hunter / Google Earth
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  Reports for this/these events are from late 22MAY/ early 23MAY.  Reports include sighting of smoke trail and sound.  At least one report of the flash made the surroundings as bright as daytime.  Perhaps some meteorites survived to the ground?!!!

Anyone else see this; if so please make a sighting report:
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html

Initial Reports:

23MAY2012 Autumn Cleburne, TX 00:15:00 7 sec Downward going westward Green Bright Flash like a camera flash Nope It was just coincidental I happened to be looking that way when driving and saw it. It was a very neon green color, it was amasing to see for the short amount of time it happend too. :)

23MAY2012 Sean Round Rock, Texas 00:10 Central ~3 seconds Facing east, left to right Blue/Green color Brightness like the sun, like a welder viewed at a 30ft distance. No fragmentation Seemed to be over North Austin, pulsating light, smoke trail

23MAY2012 Javier Houston, TX USA 00:08:00 5 seconds Facing west White head and some color in the tail; I think I saw green. Almost as bright as the sun. I couldn't see any. It didn't look like any regular meteor I've ever seen. It was the biggest. I thought it was a plane exploding in the sky. I was waiting for the earth to shake. I thought it was the end for us all.

23MAY2012 Ted San Antonio, Texas, United States of America 00:00 hours central standard time 4-5 second S-N; left to right FACING SW white then brilliant lime green bright like a large close proximity firework, brighter than moon no fragments just smoke exciting, no sounds

May 23 2012 @ 12am in san antonio texas i was outside smoking looking into sky talking to a friend when what @ first looked like a falling star got bigger and looked like a fireball as it came from the north falling southeast it lit up the whole sky as it fell it then had a white tail behind then it turned green looked like it exploded as it got closer to ground it looked like it was so close but i doubt it. It was so amazing while it lasted for a about 10 seconds -FBoyd


OVER 14 reports!
For all sighting reports see:
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.jp/


2012 THE Year of Meteors!