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24 March 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24MAR2013

Meteor lights up an East Coast Friday night; cat parodies ensue
Los Angeles Times
A large meteor lit up the night sky across the East Coast, leading hundreds of dazzled spectators to report sightings in more than a dozen states. The event was not unusual but was widely reported because it happened across a populated area on a Friday ...

Durham Resident Witnessed Meteor From Her Couch
Patch.com
Scientists said the meteor was about the size of a washing machine and was traveling 15 miles per second, according to the Washington Post. Meteors are not that rare but are usually not reported because they typically occur in remote areas of the world ...

Russia hunts for meteorite fragments | Watch the ...
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Watch the video Russia hunts for meteorite fragments on Yahoo! News . A search team arrives ...
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'Single meteor event' seen over US East Coast skyline
The Guardian
Cooke said the meteor was widely seen, prompting more than 350 reports on the website of the American Meteor Society alone. Robert Lunsford of the society told USA Today "it basically looked like a super bright shooting star". The sky flash was spotted ...

Boulder-Size Asteroid Caused Friday's East Coast Meteor, NASA Says
Yahoo! News (blog)
Such boulder-size asteroids slam into Earth's atmosphere every two or three days, so Friday's "Manhattan meteor" — which shone as brightly as the full moon and was apparently visible from Maine to North Carolina — isn't a terribly rare event. But the ...

Streaking Meteor Sighted Along East Coast
ABC News
Streaking Meteor Sighted Along East Coast. A bright light streaks across the horizon that seemed to burn up before reaching the ground. 03/23/2013. RELATED TOPICS: Russia • Maryland. Share: ...

NASA: Flash in East Coast Sky Likely a Meteor
CBS Local
We basically have (had) a boulder enter the atmosphere over the northeast.” He noted that the meteor was widely seen, with more than 350 reports on the website of the American Meteor Society alone. “If you have something this bright carry over that ...

Green-Tailed Meteor Over Turtle Island
Indian Country Today Media Network.com
The American Meteor Society said on its website that it had received 631 reports about the fireballfrom Connecticut, Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, ...

Delaware meteor lights up sky
Washington Post
A security camera above a car yard in Seaford, Delaware, captured footage of what appeared to be ameteor travelling across the skyline late on Friday. Associated Press. Correction: Clarification: RELATED. Story: Dramatic meteor strikes through sky ...

Friday Night Lights: Fireball Lights Up the U.S. East Coast
Last night a bright meteor was spotted up and down the northern mid-Atlantic United States from ...
www.universetoday.com/.../friday-night-lights-fireball-lights-u...

Fireball Seen Over US East Coast Likely Meteor - NASA - RIA Novosti
Bill Cooke, representative of NASA's Meteoroid Environmental Office, told Associated Press that the flash "looks to be a fireball that moved roughly toward the ...
en.rian.ru/.../Fireball-Seen-Over-US-East-Coast-Likely-Meteor...

East Coast fireball lights up the night
It lasted only a few seconds and was no bigger than a washing machine – or a small boulder or a volleyball or a baseball – but the space rock that hurtled across ...
www.wnd.com/.../east-coast-fireball-sighting-a-once-in-a-deca...

Late Night: East Coast Fireball | Firedoglake
Maybe not with an explosion like the Russian Meteor, but the East Coast got a surprise light ...
firedoglake.com/2013/03/23/late-night-east-coast-fireball/

Meteor Passes East Coast, Produces 'Brilliant' Light
Long Island Press
An object that size “can produce light equivalent to the full moon for a short instant,” Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society said on the agency's website. “The reason for this is the extreme velocity at which these objects strike the atmosphere.

Was that a meteor over New York (and zipping across Twitter)?
CNET
Apparently the bright object that people reported seeing shooting over the East Coast of the United States last night -- and that left a glittery trail across Twitter -- may well have been a meteor. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environmental Office ...

Meteor flashes in the sky
NBCNews.com
it was something else in the sky last night that had a lot of people talking today. a meteor put on a spectacular show as it entered the atmosphere on the east coast . more on that tonight from nbc's michelle franzen . >> reporter: the dazzling ...

Meteor lights up sky over US east coast
EarthSky (blog)
At about 8 p.m. last night (Friday, March 22), people in the U.S. East – from North Carolina to Maine, and as far inland as Ohio – reported seeing a bright flash streaking quickly across the sky. It appears to have been a small meteor, or rock from space.

Caught on camera: East Coast meteor
USA TODAY
Caught on camera: East Coast meteor. Multiple people in the Washington area reported spotting ameteor in the sky Friday night. Kim Fox of Thurmond, Md. and WUSA photojournalist Kurt Brooks captured it on camera. Post to Facebook ...

Possible Meteor Sighting in Itasca County
Northland's NewsCenter
Bigfork, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A security camera caught what appears to be a meteor flying through the night sky near Bigfork Saturday morning. Peter Schoon sent the video to the Northland's NewsCenter from his cabin on Kelly Lake, 22 miles SE of Bigfork.

Caught on tape: Friday night's meteor
USA TODAY
Caught on tape: Friday night's meteor. WUSA9 Photojournalist got video of a meteor that lit up the skies on the East Coast. Post to Facebook. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Tweeted! A tweet has been posted to your Twitter account.

New Yorkers Spot Meteor in Inwood Night Sky
DNAinfo
While Inwood and other nearby residents reported seeing the bright, silent light, around 8 p.m., many of the most widely spread reports were images claiming to feature a photo of the New York Citymeteor, shared on Facebook and Twitter, that turned out ...

Meteor sighted on the US East Coast
GlobalPost
NASA's Bill Cooke told the Associated Press that the fireball appeared to be a "single meteorevent," while adding that "Judging from the brightness, we're dealing with something as bright as the full moon." "The thing is probably a yard across. We ...

Fireball Streaks Across Eastern Sky
Hartford Courant
It moved roughly southwest, from Pennsylvania to New York and over the Atlantic Ocean, according to the American Meteor Society website, which said it had collected more than 600 reports about thefireball from 16 states and some Canadian provinces.

NASA says meteor fireball likely responsible for last night's east coast light ...
The Verge
As the Associated Press reports, experts believe the flash was bright enough to be classified as afireball. "Judging from the brightness, we're dealing with something as bright as the full moon," Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office said.

Meteor streaks across North America creating fireball seen by hundreds across ...
Mirror.co.uk
A meteor streaked across North America last night, creating a flash in the sky seen by hundreds across 13 different states. The meteor, which was bright enough to be classed as a fireball, witnessed in Washington, D.C. and two Canadian provinces, the...

Large meteorite awes residents in Connecticut Friday
Fri, 22 Mar, 2013 11:30 PM PDT
Meteor, meteorite, fireball, shooting star: whatever you'd like to call it, reports of a light streaking across the sky came pouring in Friday evening from Boston to New York to Virginia, including here in Connecticut.Continue reading


BREAKING: Possible MeteoriteIn Sussex County
Fri, 22 Mar, 2013 06:14 PM PDT
WMDT 47 NEWS -- We have confirmation about a meteor that passed through Sussex County.Continue reading

Meteor flashes across East Coast skies | WJLA.com
East Coast residents were buzzing on social media sites and elsewhere Friday night after a brief ...
wjla.com

Meteor flashes in the sky - Video on NBCNews.com
Video on NBCNews.com: A meteor put on a spectacular show Friday as it entered the ...
nbcnews.com

Volleyball-sized fireball streaks across East Coast sky
Christian Science Monitor
Reports of a flash of light that streaked across the sky over the U.S. East Coast appeared to be a "single meteor event," the U.S. space agency said. Residents from New York City to Washington and beyond lit up social media with surprise. Skip to next ...

Meteor Over Manhattan East Coast Fireball Sets Internet Abuzz ...
From Yahoo! News: A bright meteor briefly outshined the lights of New York City Friday evening (March 22), according to reports by witnesses who used ...
news.yahoo.com/meteor-over-manhattan-east-coast-fireball-set...

Bright green 'fireball' lights up the sky over the East Coast
Yahoo! News Canada (blog)
This meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere at around 8:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, streaking from eastern Pennsylvania across northern New Jersey, apparently breaking up over Staten Island before being lost from sight. "The witnesses range from along the...

Meteor or Missile? – Congress Asks: Can We Know ...
Was the Chelyabinsk Meteor recognized by the world's space-fairing superpowers as a ...
space.com

Reported Meteor Lights Up East Coast Sky | KTLA 5
(CNN) -- The streaking ball of fire Friday night above the East Coast did not, for now at least ...
ktla.com

New video of Russian meteorite emerges | Watch ...
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Watch the video New video of Russian meteorite emerges on Yahoo! News . New amateur ...
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Meteor Sighting In NY, NJ, DC March 22, 2013: 20 Tweets | HEAVY
According to users on Twitter, a meteor passed over the East Coast, seen in NYC , NJ, and Washington DC.
www.heavy.com/news/2013/.../meteor-nyc-nj-dc-sighting-201...

Meteor Streaks Over American East Coast - Slashdot
California doesn't get all the action; The Washington Post is one of many news outlets reporting that the east coast of North America got a good view of a meteor, ...
science.slashdot.org/.../meteor-streaks-over-american-east-coas...

Possible Meteor Streaks Over NYC Sky - Business Insider
This picture of meteor seen over Maryland seems to be circling Twitter, but a reader tipped us off that it was indeed a fake that pops up as "Belize Meteor" on ...
www.businessinsider.com/report-possible-meteor-streaks-over-...

Meteor Dazzles East Coast Night Skies | TIME.com
A meteor streaked through U.S. eastern skies Friday with more than 300 reported sighting it in 13 states, according to Reuters. The American Meteor Society ...
newsfeed.time.com/.../meteor-dazzles-east-coast-night-skies/

Bright Meteor Spotted Over Boston « CBS Boston
Sightings of the meteor have been reported as far south as the Washington D.C. area.
boston.cbslocal.com/.../meteor-streaks-through-sky-over-bosto...

Meteor Lights Up East Coast Sky - SKYE on AOL
NASA: A boulder-sized object likely entered atmosphere.
weather.aol.com/2013/03/23/meteor-lights-up-east-coast-sky/

NASA: Flash in East Coast sky likely a meteor
NEW YORK (AP) — East Coast residents were buzzing on social media sites and elsewhere Friday night after a brief but bright flash of light streaked across the ...
bigstory.ap.org/.../flash-east-coast-sky-has-social-media-buzzi...

Possible meteor lights up U.S. East Coast - Technology & Science ...
Reports of a flash of light that streaked across the sky over the U.S. East Coast appeared to be a single meteor event, the U.S. space agency said. Residents ...
www.cbc.ca/news/.../wrd-us-meteor-sighting-east-coast.html

Dramatic meteor streaks through evening sky
Our social media feeds are being peppered by reports that a large, vibrantmeteor shot through ...
washingtonpost.com

Meteor lights up sky along east coast | Fox News Video
Meteor lights up sky along east coast ... North Carolina all the way up to Maine reported ...
video.foxnews.com

Meteor Lights Up East Coast
ABC News (blog)
A bright flash in the sky lit up East Coast tweeters and bloggers experts believe a largemeteor passed across the night sky. The meteor was seen from Maine to North Carolina and as far inland as Ohio, according to the American Meteor Society, which...

Dramatic meteor streaks through evening sky
Washington Post (blog)
Our social media feeds are being peppered by reports that a large, vibrant meteor shot through the sky shortly after 7:50 p.m. The meteor traveled from west to east in the northeast sky eyewitnesses say. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received ...

Meteor captured on camera in US
Telegraph.co.uk
A security camera above a car yard in Seaford, Delaware, and another in Maryland captured footage of what appeared to be a meteor travelling across the skyline late on Friday. Bill Cooke of Nasa's Meteoroid Environmental Office said the meteor was ...

Meteor Streaks by East Coast, Americans Regret Lack of Dashboard Cams [Video]
Geekosystem
Last night around 8:00 p.m. EDT a large meteor streaked across the sky here on the east coast. The object was spotted in states spanning from North Carolina to Maine and as far inland as Ohio. It didn't explode and cause massive amounts of damage like ...

Meteor spotted over US skies
News24
Cooke said the meteor was widely seen, with more than 350 reports on the website of the AmericanMeteor Society alone. 'Super bright shooting star'. Robert Lunsford of the society told USA Today "it basically looked like a super bright shooting star ...

Meteor lights up skies across northeast and mid-Atlantic on Friday evening
Examiner.com
At the time of this article, the American Meteor Society had already received over 300 reports of the meteor. See all the reports here. The American Meteor Society defines a fireball as a "very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which ...

Security Cameras on East Coast Capture Meteor
New York Times (blog)
Security cameras on the East Coast captured a flash in the sky Friday night that appears to have been a small meteor. Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, told The Associated Press that, based on the reports, it was a “single meteor event ...

Reports about East Coast meteor flood in, setting off a media scramble
NBCNews.com (blog)
... of meteor sighting reports, followed by a mad dash to track down photos and videos of the event. The American Meteor Society logged more than 300 reports from a region ranging from North Carolina to Washington to New York to New England to Canada.

Meteor lights up sky in Delaware
USA TODAY
Meteor lights up sky in Delaware. A security camera above a car yard in Seaford, Delaware, captured footage of what appeared to be a meteor travelling across the skyline late on Friday. (March 23). Post to Facebook ...

Fiery meteor streaks across Massachusetts' night sky, seen up and down the ...
Boston.com
A meteor that looked like an immense ball of fire streaked across the sky up and down the East Coast Friday night, astounding viewers throughout Massachusetts and beyond with its tantalizing tail of colored flames. Following the internationally ...

Is This the NYC Meteor?
Mashable
Twitter exploded Friday night with posts about a meteor falling to Earth over the skies of New York City, producing a spectacular light trail. Several people posted or retweeted photos of what they claim was the meteor, though so far none of the photos ...

Meteor reported flashing across NJ sky
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com
An unexpected sight apparently greeted drivers and others with clear views of the night sky in New Jersey and elsewhere. A meteor that streaked across the sky is being reported by Twitter users in New Jersey, and in other spots along the Eastern seaboard.

Meteor sighting reported from Florida to Maine
WCVB Boston
Donald Yeomans, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program in Pasadena, Calif., said he's aware of the reports and that they appear to be consistent with a meteorshower. (I was) "Driving south on Route 495 near Bolton, Mass., and just saw a huge...

Meteor possibly seen over Washington D.C., East Coast
WJLA
Social media exploded Friday evening with multiple reports of a possible meteorsighting over the East Coast from Florida to Maine, including sightings over the District, Maryland and Virginia. And Canada. Some reports say it hit near the Maryland ...

Meteor Spotted Streaking Through Sky Over East Coast
NBC Bay Area
While meteors are not rare and come through the Earth's atmosphere every day, thismeteor was larger than usual, which is what made it much easier to see, Meteorologist Doug Kammerer said. That's why it had such a dramatic light. WATCH VIDEO: Friday ...

Possible meteor spotted streaking over US East Coast
CTV News
Possible meteor spotted streaking over U.S. East Coast. Meteor was trending across the U.S. East Coast on Friday night (Screenshot from Trendsmap). Share: Text: (1). Phil Hahn, Social Media Producer, CTV News Published Friday, Mar. 22, 2013 10:07PM ...

Meteor sighted over New York City
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Breaking News. NEW YORK, NY (PIX11) – A meteor-like object has been spotted over New York City by hundreds of Twitter users. Just after 8 p.m. tonight Twitter blew up with sightings of a bright object moving across the sky. Many are calling it ameteor.

Meteor streaks across East Coast sky
Orlando Sentinel
"Larger than anything I've seen," said a report from Chestertown, Md., to the American MeteorSociety's website. An account from Hancock, Md., said it was "very close and very large." Someone in Columbia, Md. told the society that it was "the largest ...

Possible meteor spotted in night sky
WWLP 22News
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Dozens of viewers reported seeing a bright flash of light in the sky around 8 p.m. on Friday. The American Meteor Society is currently looking into the possibility it was a fireball, which is a large meteor. Although not ...

Colorful Meteor Streaks Across Sky
NBC 10 Philadelphia
Click Here! Social media is exploding tonight over meteor sightings as far North as New England and down to Virginia. The streak of light that's being described as "awesome" and "a firework in the sky" was first reported a few minutes before 8:00 p.m ...

Oops! NJ reporter sees joke about meteor hitting 'War of the Worlds' town ...
Twitchy
That New Jersey community was, of course, the site of the “Martian landings” that panicked people listening to Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of “War of the Worlds.” Good thing Star-Ledger reporter Tomás Dinges was around to fact-check the ...

East Coast skywatchers dazzled by meteor sighting
Patriot-News
A PennLive reporter reported seeing the meteor streak across the sky as she drove along Route 422 from Hershey at about 7:52 p.m. According to her report, the celestial projectile burned up in a bright green light as it headed from northwest to southeast.

Social Media Abuzz As East Coast Residents Spot Meteor
ABC News
Social Media Abuzz As East Coast Residents Spot Meteor. Meteor sightings reported across coast, reportedly crashed in Delaware. 00:15 | 03/23/2013. Related Links: Watch: NASA WantsMeteor Warning System. Share: ...

City residents spot meteor
The Register Star
HUDSON — City of Hudson resident Chip Moon, and his 14-year-old son, Joshua Moon, claimed to be one of the several hundred bystanders Friday night who saw a meteor buzz the country's Northeast. Operations manager Mike Hankey of the American ...

US East Coast meteor sighting, March 2013
BreakingNews.com
Clear topic. Summary & Links; Related locations; Related topics; Share/subscribe. Summary & Links: Reports of a meteor in the night sky were reported along the U.S. Eastern seaboard on March 22, 2013, from Boston to Richmond, Virginia. Related ...

Meteor Sightings Reported Along East Coast Friday Night
Patch.com
A meteor might have flown across Rhode Island on Friday night. Twitter "lit up" with possiblemeteor sighting as far south as Virgina and as far north on Boston on Friday night around 8 p.m. By 10 p.m., the American Meteor Society (AMC) reported that ...

Did You See a Meteor in the Baltimore Metro Area?
Patch.com
Some Baltimore Metro area residents, along with people all along the East Coast have reported seeing a meteor Friday evening. On Lutherville-Timonium Patch Facebook page, two readers described what they saw. "I saw it when I was driving on Ashland Rd ...

"East Coast Meteor" Sweeps Across Northern Virginia Sky
Patch.com
"A fireball is another term for a very bright meteor, generally brighter than magnitude -4, which is about the same magnitude of the planet Venus in the morning or evening sky. A bolide is a special type of fireball which explodes in a bright terminal ...

Meteor 'fireball' soared right over NJ, experts say
NJ.com
The American Meteor Society is calling the phenomenon a “fireball” – meaning just that it's a meteor larger than normal. Most meteors are the size of small pebbles – but even one that is the size of a softball can produce as much light as a full moon ...

Possible meteor flies over U.S. eastern seaboard
Daily Mail
'For those not familiar with meteors and fireballs, a fireball is a meteor that is larger than normal. Most meteors are only the size of small pebbles. A meteor the size of a softball can produce light equivalent to the full moon for a short instant ...

Did you see the fireball over Anne Arundel County?
CapitalGazette.com
The American Meteor Society says a fireball is another term for a very bright meteor. According to the society, several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth's atmosphere each day, the vast majority occur over uninhabited regions or ...

Nasa Confirms Meteor After 'Fireball' Reports
Sky News
Derrick Pitts, the chief astronomer at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute, agreed that the sightings had all the hallmarks of a "fireball". Mr Pitts said this one got more attention because it happened on a Friday evening - and because Twitter had ...

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