09 January 2011

Meteor/Meteorite News 9JAN2011

Lichens call this space rock home

by Astro Bob
Like you, I’m a member of various online discussion groups. One of my favorites is the Meteorite-list
 , a group of individuals more than 950 strong strung across the planet, who are fascinated by space rocks. The “metlist” includes scientists as well as hobbyists and is THE place to get a question answered about meteorites. ...

January Issue of Meteorite Times Now Up

HIDDEN HISTORY: Watch out for meteorites!
The Daily News Online (blog)
Instead, authorities determined it was a meteorite, a chunk of rocky space debris that had passed through the earth's atmosphere. ...

Asteroida pędzi ku Ziemi. Czy grozi nam Armageddon?

Gazeta Współczesna - ‎2011年1月6日‎
Ok. 40-metrowy meteoryt wybuchł tuż nad rosyjską tajgą. Spowodował gigantyczny pożar ok. 2 tys. km kwadratowych lasu. Naukowcy są powściągliwi w ... (asteroid 99942, (2004 MN4) Apophis)

From Readers of
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News:
(Timestamp is in Japan Standard Time)

Jan 8 2011, 7:24 AM
Guest729 (guest):Never seen this in my life! Over Leuven,Belgium, lasted over a minute before it disappeared!

Jan 8 2011, 10:35 AM
ELPALLSKY (guest):Congrats on 100K !!Keep up the great work.

Jan 8 2011, 12:16 PM
drtanukiBelgium please explain what you saw, time, date and place... thank you.

Jan 8 2011, 12:18 PM
Guest820 (guest)I saw a large fireball with blue, green, red and white tail moving east to west in Florida while I was driving down I95 December 23 about midnight near Daytona. Did anyone else see it. I've never seen anything like it.Beautiful! I have no idea what it would be called. Comet,meteor?

Jan 8 2011, 12:18 PM
Guest820 (guest):Thanks,

Jan 8 2011, 6:01 PM
Guest125 (guest):Just spotted what looked like 2 asteroids. at 8.30am , 01/08/11 here in limerick, mid west ireland. Its partially cloudy. they were moving downward at a very slow pace.they had a red/orange tail that eventualy faded and shrinked into small lines

Jan 9 2011, 2:07 PM
Guest840 (guest):Anyone here,,about 1 1/2 hours ago hear,,a sonice boom over WA.State usa?  it was 3short loud boom's

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