02 January 2011

Meteor/Meteorite News 2JAN2011

Composite of December 2010 meteors.
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elp allsky: Monthly Composite Image Of Meteors Captured By ...
By elp allsky
Below is a composite image of all meteors captured by ELPALLSKY camera for December 2010. At the end of each month I'll post a composite of captured events for that month. No digital enhancement has been done to remove the moon, ...

Slow Fireball near Corsica (Space debris?)

SPACE.com Sat, 01 Jan 2011 07:12 AM PST
A team of rock hounds is on a chilly pursuit for meteorites in Antarctica, scouring their snowy surroundings as part of the 2010-2011 field season of the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program.

2011 Major Annual Meteor Showers | American Meteor Society
The 2011 Meteor Shower List is presented in four separate parts. The showers are broken down by intensity with major, minor, variable, and weak showers ...

Quadrantid Meteor Shower - 2011 JAN 03/04 - Forums - Astronomy.com ...
The Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak during the night of 2011 ... In general any particular meteor shower is best seen in your area during the ...

Scientists Locate Meteor Crater in NE China
Scientists are thrilled at the first discovery in China of a meteor crater in the northeast Province of Liaoning, the Guangzhou Daily reports. ...

Stargazers get New Year invite
Huddersfield Examiner
If the sky is not clear, there will be a demonstration of the observatory and telescope facilities along with a planetarium show, meteorite samples, ...

核心提示:近日,中科院研究员认定辽宁省鞍山岫岩陨石坑是中国首个陨坑。当地政府火速出台规划,拟将“首坑”变为地质公园。对于这个“首坑”的认定,辽宁的邻居吉林就 ...

NASA - Watch the Skies! Meteors, Eclipses, Comets and More
NASA astronomers at the Automated Lunar and Meteor Observatory located at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., observed the moon for ...

Delawareonline - Suspected meteor startles western Md. stargazers
John Wasson of the UCLA Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics says the object probably was a meteor leaving a trail of debris. ...

Reports from the readers of Meteor/Meteorite News:

Guest468 (guest): hi,at around 03:40 GMT here in Manchester UK I saw what seemed like a big fireball in the sky. It was definitely not a plane (too high up and too big), it was bright orange and travelling at a reasonable speed. I followed it for about 3 minutes then it faded into the horizon. Any ideas of what it might be? Thanks.
Reply-  A meteor would not be visible for three minutes; my guess would be the ISS or a plane.

Guest180 (guest): Hi,reporting a probable 3 asteriods form Valencia, Venezuela. Seen @12:20AM local Venezuelan time. Trying to find anyone who has seen it too.
Reply- What you may have seen are called meteors not asteroids.

Guest468 (guest): I don't know about the time frame - I'm in the UK and saw what looked like a fireball @ 3:40 GMT in Manchester, UK...maybe same thing?

Guest383 (guest): from Michigan USA seen a meteor at 12:10 am jan 1. did anyone else see it?

sligo53 (guest): did any person see bright light / fireball in sky over Sligo, Ireland @just past midnight last night

Guest921 (guest): hi,at 12.20am 1st january 2011 me,boyfriend ,moterin law saw loads over 20 bright orange things movin in the sky fast,got pictures and video on phone,we were amazed,what r they? at hastings,westfield in east sussex
Reply- No idea what you saw; perhaps lit Chinese lanterns?  Send the photos please; lunarmeteoritehunter@gmail.com

Guest466 (guest): 12/28/2010 saw an object from east to the west burning low in the sky around 6:30pm heading west on rte 111 Nashua NH Others in a different vehicle witness same event I saw it as bright white they said it had a green tint to it.

Guest725 (guest): Saw the meteor on Dec 28 from Kensington, MD.Bright fireball with a tail with sparkles of green and blue.AMAZING!!!

Guest43 (guest):Felisha Timmons, New Years Eve 2010, Grand Prairie, Tx.Saw a fireball, looked huge, traveled SE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I live in Colorado Springs, right next to the city airport. I work nights and on the way home from work my friend and I saw a bright ball of light(that sparked maybe when hitting the atmosphere?) falling from the sky. It had two parallel tails that where prism colored, and the complete tail was more eye-shaped than straight. It was horizon level and from our distance seemed light the size of a street light from half a football field away...it was huge. Have you heard of anything??