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Friday, April 4, 2014

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A skydiver in Norway taped a rock dropping past him out of the sky. This was almost certainly a meteor that had already burned out and was in dark flight. Your out there editor has been unable to find another video of a meteor in dark flight, so this is probably a world's first. Quite impressive, and a reminder that meteor and asteroid activity is increasing worldwide.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Within two weeks, substantial meteors have now been reported from Russia, the US and New Zealand. This one came down Sunday in Queenstown, and was large enough to be seen during the day. Clearly, it was not as large as the Russian meteor, but nevertheless, it's unusual for so many significant meteors to appear over such a short time. There is no known large meteor shower due until April, when the Lyrids are expected to appear. Do these meteors pose a danger? So far, one of them has caused significant damage and injuries from its shock wave, but there is no way to determine if any others as large or larger are heading toward Earth.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

The descriptions of this event suggest that it was a large meteor breaking up over the region on the night of November 24. The Leonid Meteor Shower took place between November 17 and 20, but the shower was exceptionally weak this year. Most of the Leonids are no larger than a grain of sand, so this object is unlikely to have been associated with the shower.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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A substantial meteor crossed the eastern US at approximately 12:45 PM yesterday, and another fireball caused residents to report a possible plane crash in the UK 7 hours later, at 12:20 AM local time. The object that crossed the eastern US probably weighed around a hundred tons, and would have done signifcant damage if it had reached the ground. However, there were no reports of damage. The second fireball was probably smaller, but also a substantial meteor.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friday, December 10, 2010

Something that streaked across the UK last night apparently went down in the Austrian Tyrol. Meteor, space junk, unknown craft? No way to tell as yet.

Meteor, space junk or something else? A witness writes Unknowncountry: "It was the brightness of an arc light. The entire field was brightly lit behind our house. I thought it was landing."

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