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10 May 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10MAY2013

UK 'Fireball' May Have Been Piece of Halley's Comet [VIDEO]
Nature World News
According to the BBC, professor Alan Fitzsimmons, an astronomer at Queen's University Belfast Astrophysics Research Center, said the light was probably a "random fireball". "When we see meteors coming from Halley's Comet, they come from a particular ... -The UK meteor WAS NOT an ETA from Halley!

Soccer-ball-sized meteor burns green in sky over Fort Collins
The Coloradoan
The red line in this image shows the estimated trajectory of a soccer ball-sized meteor that cracked Earth's atmosphere Sunday night. The figures of people represent sightings. / American MeteorSociety ...

Green meteor streaks across the country
Telegraph.co.uk
Experts believe the meteor might have formed from debris from Halley's Comet. Many observers took to Twitter to report the phenomenon with sightings apparently recorded in Cornwall, Hampshire, Lancashire, South Wales and Worcestershire. Suzy Buttress... --The UK meteor WAS NOT an ETA from Halley!

'large meteor' spotted in the night sky over Wales
South Wales Argus
REPORTS of a large meteor travelling across the night sky were recorded in South and Mid Wales last night, as well as across England into Cornwall, Hampshire and Lancashire. Witnesses reported seeing a flash of white, blue and green as it shot through ...

DERBYSHIRE: Stunning meteor spotted in night sky
Derbyshire Times
Stargazers spotted a stunning meteor zooming through Derbyshire's night sky yesterday. The celestial delight was reported by many people on the social networking site Twitter. CatMcCloud said: “Just seen a meteor burn out over us in Derbyshire.

VIDEO: Meteor Streaks Across Sky - The Weather Channel
A meteor streaked across the night sky in the United Kingdom Wednesday night. It was seen by ...
www.weather.com/video/meteor-streaks-across-sky-36630

Large meteor dances across Wyoming sky - Casper Star-Tribune
A large meteor exploded in the sky above southern Wyoming on Sunday night and was observed from as far as 400 miles away.
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Meteor Lights Up Cornish Sky
Pirate FM
Meteor Lights Up Cornish Sky. Posted 2:11pm 9th May 2013. Suggested articles. Cornish Housing Crisis. Hous Builders Federation claims more than a quarter of the homes the Duchy needs did not get built last year. Some Cornish Flood Victims Left Battling ...

Grant Schwartzkopff's amazing image of meteors in Halley's Comet trail
The Australian
Mr Schwartzkopff, 57, of Paringa, snapped a series of breathtaking pictures in the early hours of Wednesday during the meteor shower. He said the impressive sky display was from the remnants of Halley's Comet, which made its most recent journey through ...

Meteor spotted in skies above South Wales
WalesOnline
She wrote on Twitter: “I have just seen the biggest meteor in my life! It was also noticeably green, and appeared very large compared to regular meteors I've seen.” Louise Darnell also reported the unusual event on the social networking site. She wrote...

Green 'fireball' meteor spotted shooting across the UK at 150000 miles per hour
Daily Mail
Witnesses have described watching the green-tinged 'fireball' shoot over England and Wales in a northerly direction at around 9.45pm on Wednesday. Some observers were convinced it was a UFO, and thousands took to twitter to find out what was ...

Meteor 'Formed From Halley's Comet Debris' Spotted Over England & Wales ...
Huffington Post UK
And twice a year we pass through the debris left behind by the comet and when this happens we see more of these shooting stars, but there must have been a large lump left behind which is what caused such a bright meteor to be seen." Halley's Comet is ...  -The UK meteor WAS NOT an ETA from Halley!

Video: Meteor over UK caught on camera
BBC News
A large, bright meteor was spotted in the sky over the UK and was caught on CCTV in Wales. Meteors are small bits of rock that burn up in the Earth's atmosphere and cause a streak of light in the sky. The bright shooting star is thought to have been ...

Video: Green meteor seen travelling across sky above England and Wales
The Independent
Experts believe that the meteor was formed from debris from Halley's Comet and that it was probably only the size of a clenched fist. The green hue is likely from copper inside. Suzy Buttress, of Basingstoke in Hampshire, said she spotted the celestial ... -The UK meteor WAS NOT an ETA from Halley!

Stargazers see green-tinged meteor streaking across sky
Birmingham Mail
Witnesses have described watching a green-tinged meteor flash across the evening sky in Worcestershire. The "fireball" shot over England and Wales in a northerly direction at around 9.45pm on Wednesday. Experts believe the meteor might have formed ...

Halley's Comet debris meteor seen shooting across sky over England and Wales
Metro
The meteor was reported by many people on Twitter, from areas including London, Leicestershire, Lancashire, Cornwall, Hampshire and south Wales. Suzy Buttress, from Basingstoke in Hampshire, told the BBC: 'It was amazing – so big, bigger than a ...

Meteor flashes across region's sky
expressandstar.com
Witnesses described seeing a bright light at around 9.45pm and experts believe the meteor may have formed from debris from Halley's Comet. As well as in the Black Country sightings were recorded as far south as Cornwall and Lancashire in the north ...

Large green meteor seen streaking across southern UK sky
Yahoo! News Canada (blog)
The green colour of the meteor indicates that it had some copper content. Other elements that contribute to a meteor's color: sodium produces orange/yellow, iron makes yellow, purple comes from potassium and red meteors have silicate. Since we are ...

How Glynis saw the meteor... then did a painting of it
Worcester News
ARTIST Glynis Dray captured the moment when a celestial visitor lit up the skies over Worcestershire on Wednesday evening. The fireball shot over England and Wales at about 9.45pm, and people took to social media sites to report the phenomenon, with ...

Meteor spotted in Stourport
Kidderminster Shuttle
SHUTTLE readers have reported seeing a meteor travelling across the night sky in Stourport last night. The "fireball" is believed to have shot over England and Wales in a northerly direction at around 9.45pm and several sightings have been reported in ...

Video: Large green 'fireball' meteor seen shooting across sky above England ...
The Independent
The 'fireball' shot over England and Wales in a northerly direction at around 9.45pm last night, with sightings reported in Cornwall, Hampshire, Lancashire, South Wales and Worcestershire. Experts believe that the meteor was formed from debris from ... -The UK meteor WAS NOT an ETA from Halley!

Mesmerizing Timelapse of Meteor Showers and More in Northern Michigan
The Phoblographer (blog)
Timelapses are some wonderful things as we discovered earlier on from Google today, but this recent one put together by Lake Superior Photo is quite a beautiful take on the sights of Michigan. We not only see the Northern Lights, but planets, stars ...

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