30 November 2012

MBIQ Detects NSW & QLD, Australia Meteor 30NOV2012

MBIQ Detects NSW & QLD Australia Meteor 30NOV2012
Meteor Bot Internet Query (MBIQ)  bot has just detected a meteor event over Queensland, Australia.

If you witnessed this meteor event we need your meteor sighting report; please
 file a report on this website; thank you.

Initial Reports:
30NOV2012 joanne Nabiac, NSW, Australia 10.46pm 4 seconds s.w bright green and small explostion noise same as the moon not that I coil see super fast, looked like it had a tail but it was the glow behind it, I have never seen anything like this. The "poof" noise sounded far far away

30NOV2012 fallabella BRIERFIELD, NSW, Australia 22:30:00 8 sec N-S, facing north Green outline, Orange, White Bright as tonight's full moon None Like a super sized shooting star falling to earth

30NOV2012 Nikki chandler, qld, Australia roughly 22.30 2 seconds (i seen it out of a small window) not sure bright white ball falling from the sky bright white no it was beautiful

30NOV2012 Tal, Todd, Haylei & Owen Upper Warrell Creek Road MACKSVILLE , NSW, AUSTRALIA 22:45pm 5-8 Seconds N-S. Right to Left. Facing WEST.. Bright White, long Greenish Trail Moon No Incredible to watch. Never seen anything like it before.

30NOV2012 Jacquelyn Linnett SURFERS PARADISE, GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. approx. 22.20AEST approx.1 second Looking from coastline, facing West: seen from overhead high in sky, approx 45 degree azimuth, trajectory N to low SSW 10 degree azimuth. Lime green [glow stick green colour] very bright [firework bright, but definitely not a firework, trajectory like a meteor] no fragments seen. Round shape, no tail noticed, fast moving

30NOV2012 john vb Wondai, Queensland, Australia 10;00 five seconds south west: big bang, then large green light moon maybe no

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MBIQ Data:
Biloela, Queensland arrived from google.com.au on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for big bright blue light in the sky australia 5 minutes ago.
20:53:57 -- 26 minutes ago

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20:51:22 -- 29 minutes ago

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 29-30NOV2012

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MBIQ Detects Georgia Meteor 29NOV2012

MBIQ Detects Georgia Meteor ~22:48 EST 29NOV2012
MBIQ Data 29NOV2012 Meteor Georgia
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NASA ASGARD video capture, Huntsville, AL
Credit- Bill Cooke, NASA

Bill Cooke of NASA confirms!
"Confirm bright event on November 30 at 03:35:50 UTC (November 29, 22:35:50 EST)..""Confirm slow and low event, seen in 4 cameras. Trajectory solution is as follows:
Start location: 86.267 W, 33.959 N at an altitude of 75.0 km
End location: 86.178 W, 33.757 N at an altitude of 37.5 km
Initial speed of 16.0 +/- 0.7 km/s
Decelerated to 9.2 km/s

Technically a possible meteorite dropper, but IMO not likely, as it seems to have small mass based on the meteor brightness. No terminal flare."

Initial Meteor Sighting Reports:
29NOV2012 Brendan Snellville, GA 22:48 EST 4 sec Observed falling almost straight down in the western sky white 10x brighter than venus none observed It appeared to be like a bright oval wobbling as it fell

29NOV2012 Teresa Cronon Calhoun, GA 22:45 EST 4 sec facing S it was traveling SE Bright White w/ Red Fire Following Moon No It was the largest and closest meteor or fire ball that I have ever seen.

MBIQ Data:
Rossville, Georgia arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for i just saw a giant meteor.
12:39:11 -- 7 minutes ago

Snellville, Georgia arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for giant falling star seen 11-29-12.
12:46:17 -- 1 minute ago

Calhoun, Georgia arrived from search.yahoo.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for Falling Star November 29, 2012.
13:00:46 -- 1 minute ago

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Hungary / Poland / Czech Bolide Meteor 29NOV2012

Hungary / Poland / Czech Bolide Meteor with Fragmentation ~17:46 Local time 29NOV2012

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Color Webcamera Capture of the Hungary Bolide Meteor 29NOV2012
Source: idokep.hu Laszlo Balogh
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Tűzgömb 2012.11.29-én - Fireball
YouTube Published on 29 Nov 2012 by KissSzabolcs72 237 views
Ezt a fényes meteort (tűzgömböt) a Sülysápi Amatőrcsillagász Egyesület HUSUL nevű meteormegfigyelő kamerája rögzítette Tápiószecsőről 2012.11.29-én 16:46:30 UT-kor (helyi időben 17:46:30-kor). További info: http://www.videometeor.hu és http://www.sacse.hu
A bright fireball over Hungary.
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photo credit: http://tuzgomb.blogspot.hu/
  The initial report by Hunor indicates a duration of 6-12 seconds with fragmentation.  This may be a candidate for a meteorite producer.  Please check security videos and allsky cameras. METEORATS (METEOrite Rapid Action TeamS) mobilize!  Researchers in Hungary, Czech, Poland, Slovakia ,and Slovania please check your networks; thank you!
IF anyone has access to Hungarian weather radar data during the meteor event please contact me by email:
drtanuki@gmail.com ; thank you!

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Initial Reports:
29NOV2012 Hunor Ocsa, Hungary 18:00:00 My observation 6s, I suppose it was around 12 seconds If facing front to the trace it was SE-NW from R to L (in my POV started over Alsapakony and stopped above Felsopakony) Bright white flame and bright red at the contact zone Like the lights of a landing airplain at a distance of 500 m yes, I observed fragmentation of at least into three-four major parts Unfortunately to late to take a picture
Thank you Hunor!

Hungary Meteor 29NOV2012 - it was categorized later as a bolide
It was reported on several websites the event. Now our local time is 22:46, around 15 people reported here

The bolide was seen in central part of Hungary, in an area limited by Ocsa, Tokol, Oroshaza, Nyiregyhaza, Budapest, Jaszapati, Jaszbereny. All witness describe the fragmentation into 3-4 parts, the color reported as bright white (xenon), some green and blue. A report says the size was equivalent of the moon. Weather conditions at this time, full moon, clear sky in the region. The most popular news site also reported the event here:

I will follow the news, if there will be pictures or camera capture I will let you know.
Br, Hunor from Ocsa, Hungary  Thank you again Br. Hunor!

Poland -
29NOV2012 Lukasz RACIBORZ, POLAND 17:50:00 6 sec facing SSE, direction Left to right (the meteor bearing was SW) no sound, bright white, some green and little blue like car headlights at 200m 3-4 fragments fall of during flight it look like going pretty slow (never seen a meteor before though). Its flight path was very flat, almost horizontal. It flew for 6 sek and then suddenly disappeared (maybe hidden behing clouds) Thank you Lukasz!

Hungarian Newspaper account with photos-
Fire Orb seen over Hungary
17 hours 50 minutes at readers in many parts of the country saw green glowing meteor - said on Thursday night time image. According to the meteorological phenomenon portal near Kecskemét Budapest, Cegléd, Kalocsa, Szeged, Miskolc and Szentes seen. Probably would have been visible from Transdanubia, if there are no rain clouds in the sky. ... (more)

All meteor sighting reports can be seen here:

MBIQ data:
Budapest, Hungary arrived from google.hu on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for meteorit 2012 november 29.
04:15:45 -- 14 minutes ago

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04:42:03 -- 2 minutes ago

Kiskunmajsa, Bacs-Kiskun arrived from google.hu on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Hungary Meteor 29NOV2012" by searching for meteor 2012 11 29.
04:42:51 -- 4 minutes ago

G�berj�n, Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg arrived from google.hu on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Hungary Meteor 29NOV2012" by searching for 2012.11.29 meteor.
04:45:54 -- 2 minutes ago

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MA NH NJ NY VT Meteor 28NOV2012

MA NH NJ NY VT Meteor ~11:40 pm EST 28NOV2012

Several witnesses reported seeing a meteor over MA, NH, NJ, NY and VT at approximately 11:40 pm on 28NOV2012.  Thank you to all that filed reports!

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Initial Meteor Sighting Reports:

28NOV2012 Phil Georgetown, MA 23:00 EST 6 sec E-W Bright White Same as moon yes, and a tail was very low in the sky

28NOV2012 Benjamin Lipiecki Brighton, Massachusetts, USA 2340 Half a second, maybe a whole second. Saw it looking Northeast as it traveled right to left at a very steep angel. The fireball started blue, then increased in size and changed to red.  I was outside for several more minutes and did not hear any sound. Bright enough to see VERY clearly in a major urban area.  The fireball at least appeared larger than the moon. Did not see any, but the fireball did get very large and looked like it exploded or burnt out. Was unlike anything I've ever seen or expected to see in the night sky.  At first I thought I must have been seeing things, but a friend of mine across town saw it too, and three or four people on twitter seem to also have seen it.

28NOV2012 Bonnie Worcester,Mass 11:41 p.m. 3-4 seconds North.right to left green w/gold edges was fast! clear as day! maybe edges like sparks of gold colors wasnt near a camera

28NOV2012 Rick Shaffer Reading, MA, USA 23:40:00 1-2 sec ENE down light green no sound as Moon opoposite direction of travel appeared very large and close

28NOV2012 Julie Concord, NH, USA 2340 3-4 seconds Traveled right to left White with tail, sparks coming off end, no sound Bright as moon Yes, "sparks" coming off tail end Burned out quickly

28NOV2012 Tiffany PORTSMOUTH, NH USA 23:45:00 5 sec high in the sky left to right. I was facing N very bright white with orange and green near tail venus appeared to spark no fragments that I saw brightest meteor I've ever seen

28NOV2012 Stephen M Woodbridge, NJ, USA 2345 1-2 seconds East to West, Right to Left, facing North Bright white/yellow with some red/orange in the tail little brighter than the moon no fragmentation it was about 45 degrees up and moved downward. there was a distinct tail about 10degrees long that looked like a trail of burning smoke. both disappeared low in the sky (maybe 25 or 30 degrees up)
before disappearing. this was a spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime event

28NOV2011 Christopher Gillis WOBURN, MA 2340 hrs 2-3 sec saw it in NE sky. I was facing E In backyard with no lights around looking slightly downward, and this ENORMOUS blue/white streak fell earthward in a distinct arc while trailing white evanescent particles Easily as bright as the full moon Yes, the streak took up a third of the sky lengthwise The ball of this object was the same size as the full moon, and at least as bright. I have seen dozens of meteorites in my life, and this was by far the biggest. Please contact me by email or phone, because this should be a major event. Hundreds of people in New England must have seen it.

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28 November 2012

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27 November 2012

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BBC News - Meteorite hunt proves fruitful in Polish wood
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26 November 2012

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OK Meteor 25NOV2012

OK Meteor ~1:40 am CST 25NOV2012

Video and still photos will be posted later.

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Initial Reports:

25NOV2012 Brennan S Tulsa, OK, USA 1:40:00 3 Started half way between moon and horizon, fell straight down, facing west. Green Very bright flash. Green tail, sparks. Unlike anything I've seen.

25NOV2012 S Adams Oklahoma City, OK 1:40:00 5 seconds Western sky green Flash Smoke trail falling from sky towards grown with trail of smoke

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CA NV Meteor 25NOV2012

CA NV Meteor ~01:20 PST 25NOV2012

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Initial Meteor Sighting Reports:

25NOV2012 Nick Reno, NV 1:10 AM PST About 2 seconds. Facing southwest, traveled to the east No sound. Colors were bright white with a little bit of blue, followed by some sparks as it fell apart. About as bright as the moon. Yes No

25NOV2012 Patricia Chino HIlls, CA 1:13:00 Estimated to be around 4-5 seconds. United States HUGE green light going S to N, leaving the atmosphere, lit up the sky. Suddenly turned into an orange/white color. Around just as bright as the moon, extremely beautiful. No parts falling off, remained in one piece. Unbelievable sight, did not look natural at all, more so artificial.

25NOV2012 jennifer bakersfield, ca. 1:20 a.m. 2 seconds N-E green (bigger than a shooting star) ? no I saw a green ball of fire coming down from the sky from my front window

25NOV2012 Katie W. Riverside, CA USA 120 3 NW white/orange/yellow very bright streak very bright flash/ streak of light falling straight down, no sound seemed very close

25NOV2012 Francisco manriquez highway 40 west,needles,  ca 1:20:00 4 seconds north west very bright.it lit up the dessert  for a second or two then broke apart while falling down very bright cant explain it  but it lit the whole dessert yes many very unusual how it lit the whole dessert green flash

25NOV2012 itzia Hernandez & amy villegas sierra county California 1:10-15 1.5  sec? traveled left straight down, FACING south big red ball followed with red flames red flames yes, it was trucken awesome :D

25NOV2012 Tim Ceres, Ca 1:00:00 1.5 seconds South to north Blue/green Moon Yes Largest I've viewed

25NOV2012 Niilo Tippler Los Angeles, CA, USA. 90069 Zip code. 01:30 PST 4-6 seconds. Facing NE. Object trajectory NE 60deg from Horizon to 30deg from Horizon. Traveling NE vector towards horizon (down or away from viewpoint - difficult to tell). Bright green w. a yellow/green center. Green debris falling from center. Green trail. No sound. Brighter than moon. Yes. Green colored debris falling from center, with trail followers. Sky was reasonably clear. Some minimal haze, but brighter stars visible.

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25 November 2012

Breaking News - CA NV Meteor 24NOV2012

Breaking News - CA NV Meteor 21:00 PST 24NOV2012

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24NOV2012 Brett Hankins Sonora, CA USA pst 5 seconds 9:05   N E white lots of sparks moon yes it was huge and looked almost like the moon falling

24NOV2012 David Wright Fallon, NV, US 2100 Pacific time About 1 sec ~45deg above horizon to S, travel down, SSW. Bright Green, and broke apart VERY bright, like aircraft landing light. Yes, appeared to explode and trail pieces.
24NOV2012 Patty Howard Clovis, CA USA 9:05 PM Pacific 7 seconds Facing north Bright yellow and red sun huge flame it looked so close, right over my head. didnt have time to grab my phone out of my pocket. it was amazing.  Area was around Herndon Avenue 1/4 mile from Acadmey, Clovis, CA

24NOV2012 Rachel R RENO, NV USA 2100 super brief...maybe 2 seconds? Fell almost straight down over south Reno Super bright white light fell from sky over south Reno around 9pm pacific time SUPER bright No Was glimpsed through a tree, I could have hallucinated it?

24NOV2012 Abbie Carmel Valley, California, United States 21:00:00 I saw it for 5 seconds I was facing east and saw it moving downward Red tail, very large A little igniter than the moon, looked only a little smaller than a full moon No No

24NOV2012 Harold Buchann North of Corona CA USA 20:55 PST 2 seconds West and down yellow Venus no It was a fireball dropping from the sky

24NOV2012 Tisha Rocklin,Ca 20:10:00 maybe for 2 or 3 seconds Facing east falling South East Big Big Bright White Ball falling only about 300 feet from land as bright as the moon Could not tell I have seen falling stars, but thing was way different..

24NOV2012 Steph el dorado hills, ca, usa 2100 2 seconds NE to SW I was facing south Super Bright White, as bright as the full moon reminded me of a sparkler not at first, when burning out it seemed like a couple of pieces falling off It seemed so large and close.  The brightest moving object I have ever seen in the sky

24NOV2012 Mitchell/Paula Atascadero, California approx. 21:00 PST about 6 seconds In a car headed north. Object appeared to be heading north, northeast maybe. very bright blue/green/white with tail less bright than the moon, but much brighter than venus no larger than any meteor I've ever seen. Very bright and quite large.

24NOV2012 Daniel McCormick Folsom California 10:00 pm pst 8 seconds west/left to right Bright White and bluish on its edges bright as the moon no it was a circular ball of light coming towards earth heading west above Folsom CA

24NOV2012 Morgan Roseville, CA, USA 20:50:00 5 to 8 Seconds 75 degree angle of decent from NE to SW while we were facing south Very bright metalic anodized light green in color Brighter than the moon and streetlights but not as bright as the sun. Solid mass with no parts falling off Appeared as a falling glowing green ball for about 2 seconds then quickly formed a long streaking tail with thin yellow highlights appearing to the sides of the long green tail. The large object did not fragment as it fell out of our view below the tree line at about a 75 degree angle.

24NOV2012 Sarah Chico, CA 21:00:00 Didn't burnout in my vision. Driving south, it was traveling southeast Different than any I have ever seen. Large with a short orange tail. Very bright. Nothing falling off. No photo as I was driving.

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24 November 2012

Tokyo Earthquake 4.9+ MAG 17:59 24NOV2012

Breaking News- Tokyo Earthquake 4.9+ MAG 17:59 24NOV2012
A loud boom followed by a long duration shake was felt in Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan at 17:59 JST.  No damage reported at this time on NHK; no tsunami warnings.  Train service may be interrupted for a short time.

Occurred at (JST) Latitude
(degree) Longitude
(degree) Depth Magnitude Region Name
17:59 JST 24 Nov 2012 35.6N 140.1E 80 km 4.9 Chiba-ken Hokuseibu

This earthquake poses no tsunami risk.

Japan Meteorological Agency Report and Map; all official news-

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22/11/2012: Polonia, trovato un meteorite da 300 kg caduto 5000 anni fa
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22 November 2012

Queensland Australia Meteor 21NOV2012

Queensland Australia Meteor ~22:50 21NOV2012

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Initial Reports:

21NOV2012 Jeff Redlynch, Cairns, QLD, Australia approx 2300 GMT+10 approx 3-4 seconds Looking South, meteor travelled in a SW direction Very bright green, lit up the sky with green light, central yellow/orange flame much brighter than the moon fragmented as it travelled across the sky, bits streaking and broke up into 2 or 3 large pieces before disappearing At first I thought it was someone letting off a boat flare, but it couldn't be as it was far too high and over land.  Amazingly vivid green light lit up the whole sky to the South, with an orange flaming centre

21NOV2012 David Vincent, Townsville Qld 22:52:00 Just seen lasted for aprox 3 seconds Was facing North traveled from right to left Bright white then a bright green Very bright seen through tinted windows Yes No camera but was very low in the sky

21NOV2012 Benjamin Barbi Ingham, QLD, 4850 22:45 GMT +10 30 sec? went behind trees Right to left facing North Green/Blue flash lit up the sky like day. orangeish head with blue tail Flash was like daylight cant recall seen the flash and the meteor pass westerly in a downwards motion. about 5 minutes later was a loud boom that shook my house.

21NOV2012 Linda Townsville, Qld, Australia 20:46 GMT +1000 5 sec Start: North Travelling North West Large Red Flash,  With a red dotted tail(no sound) Sun The red tail looked like it was bouncing (like dash space dash space) There was a large red flash followed by a red line (like a series of dashes before I lost sight of it behind a cloud.

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21 November 2012

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Best places to see the Leonid meteor shower
Best places to see the Leonid meteor shower. By Bob Van Dillen. updated 9:58 AM EST, Fri November 16, 2012. NEED TO KNOW. HLN Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen says West Coast stargazers may be out of luck. Best places to see the Leonid meteor ...

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to Watch Online - Yahoo ...
From Yahoo! News: UPDATE: The peak of the Leonid meteor shower has passed . See stargazer photos of the 2012 Leonids here: Leonid Meteor Shower of ...

Amazing Leonid Meteor Shower Photos Captured By ... - AccuWeather
The Leonid meteor shower of 2012 peaked early Saturday, Nov. 17, delighting stargazers.

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Annual Meteor Shower; About a Dozen Shooting Stars Per Hour.

A second chance to wish upon a shooting star with Leonid meteor shower
(CNN) -- Maybe the wish you made on a shooting star during the Leonid meteor shower last week didn't come true. You could get a second chance Tuesday as forecasters expect to see a secondary peak in this year's shower. NASA is predicting as many as ...

Young Moon Sets Stage for Annual Leonids Meteor Shower
NASA (press release)
False color video still from 2002 Leonid meteor shower, seen through a camera operated by False-color video still from 2002 Leonid meteor shower, seen through a camera operated by the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center.

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012: Where to Watch Showers Live and Online in Peak ...
The Leonid meteor shower should reach its peak of approximately 15 counts per hour during the early hours of 17 November. A second peak of the Leonid meteor showers is forecast between dusk and dawn on 19 and 20 November, when observers can ...

Leonid meteor shower time, date, schedule: NASA predicts five to 15 meteors an ...
"For best meteor viewing, dress warmly and go to a location away from city lights. You want clear, dark skies. Lie flat on your back and look straight up, allowing your eyes 30 to 45 minutes to adjust to the dark. No special viewing equipment needed ...

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Amazing Leonid Meteor Shower Photos Captured By Stargazers
The Leonid meteor shower peaked early Saturday (Nov. 17), and some night sky watchers caught a great view. The Leonids are a yearly meteor display of shooting stars that appear to radiate out of the constellation Leo. They are created when Earth ...

Meteor Shower Visible in Syria on Saturday as Earth Crosses Paths with Temple ...
Syrian Radio & TV Online
A meteor shower will be visible in several areas in the world including Syria as the Earth passes in the trail of the comet 55P/Tempel–Tuttle. The meteor shower is a result of contact between the debris or meteoroids from the trail of the comet and ...

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MBIQ Detects India Meteor 20NOV2012

MBIQ Detects India Meteor 20NOV2012
Meteor Bot Internet Query bot has detect a meteor event over India on 20NOV2012.

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Breaking News- NEOs NOV2012

NEOs NOV2012

Update 21NOV2012
(2012 WH1) 2012-Nov-290.01967.651 m - 110 m23.68.08

UPDATE 15NOV2012 4 More NEOs Added
 2012 VN76 , 2012 VS762012 VU762012 VE77
(2012 VN76) 2012-Nov-200.01877.38.3 m - 18 m27.57.41
(2012 VS76) 2012-Nov-160.00622.411 m - 25 m26.911.33
(2012 VU76) 2012-Nov-160.02088.120 m - 44 m25.75.38
(2012 VE77) 2012-Nov-180.01164.515 m - 33 m26.315.01

Breaking News-NEOs UPDATE 09NOV2012
- 5 More NEOs Discovered!
2012 VE26, 2012 VA262012 VQ6012 VC262012 VB26
Meteors Pending from 08-17NOV2012. Get out and watch as their will be debris associated with these NEOs that will make their way as meteors to Earth. Cameras ready and PLEASE file a meteor report on this site if you witness one; thank you. Help out by getting the word out on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and your favorite forum discussion list, please use this URL- 
-LunarMeteoriteHunter- Tokyo, Japan

(2012 VE26) 2012-Nov-080.00421.65.5 m - 12 m28.418.92
(2012 VA26) 2012-Nov-090.01315.112 m - 28 m26.710.14
(2012 VQ6) 2012-Nov-100.00461.811 m - 24 m27.012.96
(2012 VC26) 2012-Nov-110.00592.34.6 m - 10 m28.85.36
(2012 VB26) 2012-Nov-170.02509.721 m - 47 m25.512.90
Source, NASA, JPL- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

New NEOs Discovered UPDATE 06NOV2012-
THREE New NEOs found-
2012 VB5, 2012 VD5, 2012 VL5
(2012 VB5) 2012-Nov-090.01204.716 m - 35 m26.216.88
(2012 VD5) 2012-Nov-060.00391.514 m - 32 m26.311.40
(2012 VL5) 2012-Nov-020.01325.15.8 m - 13 m28.35.86
Source, NASA, JPL- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

The current list, as of 02N)V2012, of NEOs with a Lunar Distance LD10 or less includes
2012 UL171, (2012 UX136), (2012 UV136), (2012 UY68), (2010 JK1)
  The table below is current but there will be several expected updates; so check back for the latest updates.  There will be MANY meteors this month; keep your eyes pealed and please file a meteor sighting report on this site if you witness a meteor/fireball; thank you!
- Dirk Ross, LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo

AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
285540 (2000 GU127) 2012-Nov-010.106141.3530 m - 1.2 km18.522.60
(2012 UW136) 2012-Nov-010.189973.971 m - 160 m22.98.42
(2010 VU98) 2012-Nov-020.139354.230 m - 68 m24.713.10
(2012 UK) 2012-Nov-030.101239.433 m - 73 m24.58.35
(2012 UL171) 2012-Nov-030.01967.610 m - 23 m27.03.81
(2009 SB15) 2012-Nov-030.078230.4200 m - 460 m20.619.47
(2011 EL51) 2012-Nov-040.081931.9110 m - 250 m21.920.35
99907 (1989 VA) 2012-Nov-040.164464.01.4 km17.817.02
(2009 VN1) 2012-Nov-040.172967.339 m - 88 m24.214.61
(2012 UX136) 2012-Nov-040.00702.722 m - 48 m25.45.36
(2012 TA259) 2012-Nov-050.195476.0220 m - 500 m20.420.32
214869 (2007 PA8) 2012-Nov-050.043316.81.5 km - 3.3 km16.310.79
(2012 UA174) 2012-Nov-050.150958.772 m - 160 m22.87.21
(2011 UG21) 2012-Nov-060.178469.4340 m - 770 m19.419.73
(2010 WT) 2012-Nov-070.125148.753 m - 120 m23.56.53
(2007 GF) 2012-Nov-070.129150.2160 m - 370 m21.014.13
(2012 UR158) 2012-Nov-080.064225.0200 m - 450 m20.630.95
333358 (2001 WN1) 2012-Nov-090.128550.0370 m - 830 m19.38.73
(2012 UV136) 2012-Nov-100.01495.820 m - 46 m25.64.23
330233 (2006 KV86) 2012-Nov-110.187673.0460 m - 1.0 km18.823.35
138852 (2000 WN10) 2012-Nov-110.129250.3260 m - 580 m20.013.30
(2010 WG3) 2012-Nov-110.142355.482 m - 180 m22.69.22
(2008 LH2) 2012-Nov-120.148757.935 m - 78 m24.45.10
(1999 VR6) 2012-Nov-120.058022.6190 m - 420 m20.724.24
(2001 YM2) 2012-Nov-120.086033.5430 m - 970 m18.99.26
(2012 UY68) 2012-Nov-140.01726.726 m - 59 m25.05.36
(2012 KF25) 2012-Nov-150.152859.523 m - 51 m25.39.75
(2011 HO5) 2012-Nov-170.148457.737 m - 83 m24.310.52
(1999 SF10) 2012-Nov-190.034613.541 m - 92 m24.04.08
(2012 UX68) 2012-Nov-210.049719.338 m - 84 m24.26.88
(2009 WB105) 2012-Nov-240.040015.659 m - 130 m23.318.86
(2007 VB188) 2012-Nov-250.144656.314 m - 32 m26.310.32
(2010 JK1) 2012-Nov-250.02389.335 m - 77 m24.45.50
(1994 XD) 2012-Nov-270.051820.2400 m - 890 m19.120.03
(2009 LS) 2012-Nov-280.141855.2670 m - 1.5 km18.025.88
(2010 VW98) 2012-Nov-290.132151.481 m - 180 m22.67.03
(2001 QJ142) 2012-Nov-300.175168.255 m - 120 m23.43.73
(2009 XH8) 2012-Nov-300.128850.161 m - 140 m23.26.70
Source, NASA, JPL- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

updated 09NOV2012
updated 06NOV2012 06/11/2012 15:53 Japan Standard Time
original post 02/11/2012 15:53 Japan Standard Time
2012 THE Year of Meteors!