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27 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27FEB2018



Fireball streaks across night sky of Chile
MSN.com
A meteor was seeing flying across the night sky in Antofagasta, Chile on February 25.

Event #2018-754
Fireball event
AMS received 13 reports about a fireball seen over Región de Antofagasta, Arica e Parinacota and Antofagasta on Sunday, February 25th 2018 around 23:49 UT.

Events in 2018 756-2018 KML
Fireball event
Events in 2018 756-2018 KML. AMS received one report about a fireball seen over Región de Arica y Parinacota on Monday, February 26th 2018 around 00:30 UT. D. Sound. 1 no. C. Sound. n/a. Frag. 1 no. Twitter0. 1 Report. a - Nielsen saindt A. Level 1. Show Trajectory. Observers map, Heat map.

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Yoshihide Kozai, Astromoner (1928 – 2018) R.I.P.

Yoshihide Kozai, Astromoner (1928 – 2018) R.I.P.
Yoshihide Kozai died this month, his celestial mechanics research when applied to earth-orbiting objects is embedded in the early work on the SGP algorithms used by all of us to predict satellite positions. Applied in increasingly larger contexts, his theory contributes to stellar system orbital dynamics and the merging of black holes.

Review: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2018/0227-yoshihide-kozai-1928-2018.html

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26 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 26FEB2018

Events in 2018 752-2018 KML
Fireball event
Events in 2018 752-2018 KML. AMS received one report about a fireball seen over Minas Gerais on Sunday, February 25th 2018 around 04:05 UT. D. Sound. 1 no. C. Sound. 1 no. Frag. 1 no. Twitter0. 1 Report. a - EDUARDO A. Level 5. Show Trajectory. Observers map, Heat map. Without observation ...

Event 751-2018
Fireball event
AMS received 9 reports about a fireball seen over Overijssel, Île-de-France, England, Bretagne, Zuid-Holland, Pays de la Loire, Brandenburg and Friesland on Saturday, February 24th 2018 around 19:44 UT.

Event #2018-586
Fireball event
AMS received 10 reports about a fireball seen over England, Grand Est, Vlaanderen, Île-de-France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Hauts-de-France on Tuesday, February 13th 2018 around 05:01 UT.

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25 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 25FEB2018

Fireball February 24, 0h11m over Belgium
Meteor News
The messages started to appear in the meteor news groups as well as on Facebook. Below we give an overview of the first images we collected for this fireball from CAMS and from the EN All-sky cameras. Both Koen Miskotte at Ermelo (Figure 6) and Klaas Jobse at Oostkapelle (Figure 7) registered this ...

Mining for asteroids will be the next gold rush
New York Post
(Asteroids usually remain in stable orbit in the asteroid belt, but when one breaks off into space and hits the Earth's atmosphere, it burns up as a meteor — and often we can see them in the night sky as shooting stars.) C-type asteroids — the most common type, making up 75 percent of asteroids ...

Scientists examine potential meteorites at ASU Open House event
ABC15 Arizona
TEMPE, AZ - Is that weird rock you found a meteorite from outer space or just a regular rock found on Earth? People traveled to Arizona State University's Tempe campus Saturday afternoon for the ASU Open House to have their discoveries analyzed by scientists from the Center for Meteorite Studies.

Scientists test for meteorites at ASU
YouTube
Scientists tested people's mysterious rocks they've found at ASU's Tempe campus to see if they might be meteorites from outer space.

NASA historian Erik Conway to speak on missions to Mars
Islands' Sounder
Planetary scientists have sought to collect and examine rock samples from Mars since the beginning of the space age over 50 years ago. They did so even before that using rocks blasted off the red planet by meteor impacts. But these ancient artifacts, usually collected in Antarctica, are insufficient.

Kids dig Rock-n-Fossil Day at USU geology department
The Herald Journal
Families were invited to browse dozens of samples, from regular exhibits at USU's Geology Museum such as dinosaur fossils and a meteor fragment, to a collection of impressive geodes, trilobites and more brought by world-renowned collector Val Gunther. Gunther's father and now his sons are ...

HUGE METEOR? Check it
YouTube
To clarify the first clip was taken tonight the second was taken febuary 9th. Credit Goes to Jasmin Original video and channel https://youtu.be/A0bJQlTH2x0 N...

March looming as a weak month for meteor showers
New Jersey Herald
March is a poor month for meteor showers. We have 10 of them, all weak. Remember, the days listed are peak time, and they have a few days before and after these times that they may also have some stragglers. The Rho Leonids peak March 1-4. Pi Virginids pea March 3-9 at two to five per hour.

Local TV News Station Captures What Appears to Be a Meteor Flying Over Trinidad In Broad Daylight
Lost Coast Outpost
North Coast News reports that their videographer Halcyon Simmons recorded the above video while filming a weather shot. But it wasn't until viewers started calling in after the station's evening broadcast that they realized what Simmons captured. “WATCH: What appears to be a meteor swept through ...

Events in 2018 690-2018 KML
Fireball event
Events in 2018 690-2018 KML. We received 35 reports about a fireball seen over Bahia, State of Bahia, Sergipe and Alagoas on Wednesday, February 21st 2018 around 01:30 UT. For this event, we received 8 videos. The trajectory displayed on the map and the KML file has been automatically ...

Photos
American Meteor Society
Fireball recorded on my All Sky Camera. Motion detection software timed the event at 11:08:46 PM local time. I have a 5-minute stacked image of the fireball that I'm including with this report. Uploaded by. Baalke Ron © Ron Baalke. Uploaded by ...

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Antofagasta, Chile Fireball Meteor 25FEB2018

Antofagasta, Chile Fireball Meteor ~23:49 UT 25FEB2018

Fireball streaks across night sky of Chile
MSN.com
A meteor was seeing flying across the night sky in Antofagasta, Chile on February 25.

Event #2018-754
Fireball event
AMS received 13 reports about a fireball seen over Región de Antofagasta, Arica e Parinacota and Antofagasta on Sunday, February 25th 2018 around 23:49 UT.

Events in 2018 756-2018 KML
Fireball event
Events in 2018 756-2018 KML. AMS received one report about a fireball seen over Región de Arica y Parinacota on Monday, February 26th 2018 around 00:30 UT. D. Sound. 1 no. C. Sound. n/a. Frag. 1 no. Twitter0. 1 Report. a - Nielsen saindt A. Level 1. Show Trajectory. Observers map, Heat map.

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24 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 24FEB2018

Meteor crossing sky in Bahia, Brazil - 02-22-2018
Steemit
A fireball seen in the sky in several cities of Bahia intrigued residents on Tuesday night (20/2). A glare in the sky… by e-101.

METEOR Hound
Nugget Shooter Forums
Micro Meteorite. METEOR Hound posted a topic in METEORITE HUNTING and COLLECTING. Hey I have a large collection of these space rocks I really like them and will start photographing them. I am going to sell necklaces with micro meteorites in little jars. I hope you guys have some ideas for me.

The Chelyabinsk Meteor Was A Superbolide
MGTOW.com
According to NASA, the Siberian meteor exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs and was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since the Tunguska event of 1908, which was also in Siberia and left few eyewitnesses or clues. This time, the event was captured by digital dashboard ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Observer. Name, Will B. Experience Level, 1/5. Remarks, The fireball looked at first like a firework - indeed I waited for it to explode before it flew completely overhead. There were actually two fireballs right next to each other. Was it a satellite exploding? Or two comets traveling together? It was amazing.

Meteor flashes - AMS event #168-2018
YouTube
Surveillance video facing south from my brother's house on Cass Lake. It shows two bright flashes as the meteor explodes. . Credit:Eric N.

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23 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 23FEB2018

Winslow meteorite sells for record price at auction
White Mountain Independent
Many people may not know that a meteorite from the meteor that created the famous Meteor Crater natural historic landmark site just west of Winslow was recovered and weighs 70 pounds. The artistic-looking meteor just sold at auction for a whopping $237,500 according to Space.com contributor, ...

Fireball report
American Meteor Society
Location. Address, , Bahia (BR). Latitude, 12° 36' 19.03'' S (-12.605287°). Longitude, 38° 57' 47.21'' W (-38.963115°). Elevation, 8.148337m. Time and Duration. Local Date & Time, 2018-02-20 22:30 -3 time zones. UT Date & Time, 2018-02-21 01:30 UT. Duration, ≈3.5s. Direction. Moving direction ...

Bob Trembley, Vatican Observatory blogger joins the crew
Astronomy.FM
Duck! Incoming meteors! Tonight we interview Bob Trembley, Vatican Observatory blogger, meteorite collector, NASA Solar System Ambassador and all around nice guy. Here are the links from tonight's program: Meteor Terminology – American Meteor Society:.

Is an Urban Legend About Meteors Causing People to Kill Themselves In Indonesia?
VICE
It's unknown if Aan saw the meteor streak across the sky himself, but plenty of others in his rural coastal district of Gunung Kidul had. And they all knew what it meant—someone was about to die. The next day Aan, 18, was pale and listless. He walked into the kitchen, took a short knife his grandmother ...

NASA's Mars Opportunity Rover Exceeds All Expectations: Reaches 5000 Sols
Science Trends
Spirit also landed in a crater caused by a meteor named Columbia Memorial Station, named after the astronauts who died when the shuttle Columbia blew up. Colombia Memorial Station was possibly a lake bed at some point, so it was of great interest to NASA. Both Spirit and Opportunity's mission was ...

The Hubble Space Telescope: 28 Years of Scientific Contributions
WUWM
A meteor shower is always a good excuse to get outside and look into the night sky. But it's not the only time when you can see a streak of light overhead. Astronomy contributor and Manfred Olson Planetarium director Jean Creighton says that while people generally know shooting stars have something ...

In One Ear: Did you see it?
Daily Astorian
Did you see what looked like a fireball streak across the clear night sky around 9:20 p.m. on Valentine's Day? Oregon Museum of Science and Industry astronomer Jim Todd “checked reports from various sources” according to BeachConnection.net (tinyurl.com/ORfireball), and it was seen from Oregon ...

Photos
American Meteor Society
Valentine's Day Meteor. Image from McCarthy Observatory All-Sky Camera. Uploaded by. Robson Monty © McCarthy Observatory Marc Polansky. Uploaded by ...

Meteor Activity Outlook for February 24 -March 2, 2018
American Meteor Society
This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set shortly after midnight allowing the meteor observer to view under dark conditions the remainder of the night. This window of opportunity will shorten by about an hour with each passing night until the moon lies above the horizon all night long later in the ...

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22 February 2018

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 22FEB2018

Meteor lights up the sky over Georgia and Alabama
NBC News
A baseball-sized meteor lights up the sky. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

Meteor confirmed
St. Paul Journal (press release) (blog)
Furthermore, some eyewitness reports indicate that the meteor did fragment on its flight through the atmosphere, indicating that pieces of it may be found ... Shortly after the meteor was noted, Tarah Feland decided to look through some of the footage on the security camera she has installed at the ...

Meteor fireball seen over South Carolina (VIDEO)
Sott
'Last night at 9:57 PM Eastern Standard Time (8:57 PM Central), eyewitnesses in the southeastern United States reported seeing a bright meteor, which was also observed by 4 NASA all sky meteor cameras in the region. The video data enable us to establish that the fireball was first spotted 55 miles ...

Meteorite in Brazil Sky 2018 It's happening worldwide
YouTube
At approximately 10:45 pm in the vicinity of the city of Savior a flash could be seen in the sky. Many people saw the night turn day by seconds. I saw it, bu... (video may be from 20FEB2018)

fireball shocks
Vox Charta
We have empirically estimated how often fireball shocks produce overpressure at the ground sufficient to damage windows. Our study used a numerical entry model to estimate the energy deposition and shock production for a suite of 23 energetic fireballs reported by US Government sensors over the ...

Meteor Art
Amanda Riffo
ink chromatography on plaster, 2015 Meteor. Congratulations Amanda!-LMH, Tokyo

Event 692-2018
Fireball event
ID, UT Date & Time, Local Date & Time, City, State, Dur. Magn. D. Sound, C. Sound, Frag. Observer, Exp. a, 2018-02-21 05:40 UT, 2018-02-20 21:40 PST, La Mesa, CA, ≈3.5s, -7, -, -, -, Laura M, 3. b, 2018-02-21 04:50 UT, 2018-02-20 20:50 PST, Lakewood, CA, ≈3.5s, -7, -, - ? Jerome S, 1.

Event 690-2018
Fireball event
Events in 2018 690-2018 KML. AMS received 15 reports about a fireball seen over Bahia and State of Bahia on Wednesday, February 21st 2018 around 01:31 UT. D. Sound. 1 yes. 14 no. C. Sound. 15 no. Frag. 13 no. 15 Reports. a - Victor O. Level 1. b - CAMILA ...

Event 677-2018
Fireball event
Events in 2018 677-2018 KML. AMS received 32 reports about a fireball seen over TN, AL, NC, KY, GA and SC on Tuesday, February 20th 2018 around 03:00 UT. D. Sound. 27 no. C. Sound. 2 yes. 26 no. Frag. 2 yes. 23 no. 32 Reports. a - Megan M. Level 1.

Videos : American Meteor Society
Videos : American Meteor Society
This video has been uploaded on the American Meteor Society Website. AMS Event: 168-2018, Report (168apj-2018). Uploaded by. © E. Noffz. Credit E. Noffz. Date 2018-01-16 20:10:00 EST ...

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