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31 March 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 31MAR2018

Sky-watcher catches big, bright and loud fireball near Anzac on video
CBC.ca
Paul Smith was falling asleep while watching the Aurora Borealis when the bright light of a fireball woke him up. 0:16. Paul Smith was nodding off in his vehicle at 2 a.m. on March 19 while watching and taking photos of the aurora borealis when he awoke to a bright light. The 39-year-old thought he was ...

NASA's InSight mission will use seismology to peer deep below Mars' surface
Astronomy Magazine
The Apollo missions used seismometers to measure manmade vibrations on the Moon, as well as observe naturally occurring meteor impacts and moonquakes. The Viking landers also attempted seismology on Mars in the 1970s, but since the seismometers were placed on top of the landers, they ...

Super Dual Auroral Radar Network observations of meteor echoes
AGU Publications - Wiley
We show that these unusual short‐range HF echoes are due to scattering off meteor trails. This explains why, among other things, the Doppler shift from the short‐range echoes taken from the SuperDARN Saskatoon antenna are consistent with the mesospheric winds observed by the Saskatoon MF ...

April Astronomy: The Month Brings a Meteor Shower, Brilliant Planets and a Constellation Framing ...
Coachella Valley Independent
The two brightest “stars” in the April evenings are really planets. Venus continues to gain altitude in the west to west-northwest at dusk, as the time of its setting shifts from 1.6 hours after sunset on April 1, to 2.2 hours after on the 30th. Jupiter doesn't appear on our evening mid-twilight chart until almost ...

Terrifying interactive map reveals millions of Londoners would die if a nuclear bomb was dropped ...
Evening Standard
A new interactive map has shown the devastating effect a nuclear bomb blast could have on London. The tool highlights the extent of the fireball, radiation, shockwave, and heat produced by different nuclear weapons, and how they could impact any given area. People can enter their postcode and learn ...

Fireball report
Report a Fireball
Observer. Name, Charles S. Experience Level, 1/5. Remarks, I was in bed and a bright light shone in my window. I sa a circle of light seem to descend behind the trees to the east. Location. Address, San Rafael, CA. Latitude, 38° 0' 49.93'' N (38.01°). Longitude, 122° 33' 50.83'' W (-122.56°). Elevation

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