Fireball, Meteor, Comet

Posts on fireball, fireball strike, meteor strike, comet and other mystery sky phenomena happening around the world

Video of a Comet Smashing Into the Sun: Did a Comet Trigger the Sun Storm on August 20 2013?

Can comets trigger a solar eruption? Well, it seems like the giant solar storm on August 20 2013 may have been created by a comet colliding with our star! Amazing! This awesome video comes from the Solar and...

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Three Amazing Timelapses

Some of you probably missed the Perseid Meteor Shower peaking between the 10th and th 13th of August 2013. Here some of the best timelapses available on the net to date. Enjoy! The first is...

This Fantastic Footage Shows a Perseid Meteor Exploding and its Resulting Expanding Ring

This video was caught early in the morning on August 12, 2013 from a backyard in Victorville, CA by  photographer and digital artist Michael K. Chung. He said he couldn’t believe what he saw when he...

Was Comet ISON a real Comet? Scientists Are Not 100% Sure! Look At These videos!

Was Comet ISON really a comet? Some, even scientists, doubt! Skywatcher Bruce Gary's image of Comet ISON, taken on the morning of Aug. 12, 2013 with a Celestron-11 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. Credit: Bruce Gary WTF! Two different videos...

Two Large Meteor Events: Loud Booms Over Memphis Tennessee and Great Video From Canberra Australia

Two very large fireball events occurred over Memphis, Tennessee, USA and Canberra, Australia. However, nothing or not much was said about these two sky phenomena either on the news or by authorities. We are lucky...

Fireballs Over Cairo (Egypt), Rio and Sao Paulo (Brazil) during Mass Demonstrations – June and July 2013

Probably just a coincidence: Two fireballs were caught on video in Cairo (July 2 2013) and Sao Paulo/Rio de Janeiro (June 18 2013) as mass demonstrations peaked in Egypt and in Brazil. Fireball in Cairo...

Fireball, Meteor and Meteorite Reports Around the World: Poland and USA – June 20 and 21 2013

Rock or meteorite? A Strange object crashes through a roof in Mercer, Pennsylvania - June 21 2013 Mercer, Pennsylvania - There is a mystery surrounding a strange-looking rock that came crashing through the ceiling of...

Amazing Fireball Video Caught in Taiwan on May 31 2013

Amazing Fireball Video Caught in Taiwan on May 31 2013 Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

The Unexplained Light and Strange Sound Phenomenon over Finland was a Fireball Explosion – May 8 2013

An unusual light and sound phenomenon that was sighted in Finnish skies in early May has been confirmed as a fireball, in other words a very bright meteor. The light was seen on May...

Fireball Reports: Meteor Strike and Fragmentation over PA VA MD NJ NY – May 26 2013

Initial Meteor Report 26MAY2013 Jane meyerhofer Leesburg, VA. US 2100. EDST 5 secs East to west Green/white Brighter than Venus Broke into several pieces Smaller than the moon but way bigger than a planet 26MAY2013...

Major Meteor Sightings Around the World: Ireland, Canada, Australia – May 21-25 2013

Meteor sighting in Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada - May 23 2013 Initial Meteor Sighting Reports- 23MAY2013 Diane Rourke Boissevain mb 11:53 pm central 15 sec From west to north east Res fireball with yellowish white...

Meteor with Strange Sounds in Kentucky, Illinois, Arizona, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi – May 18 2013

Initial Meteor Sighting Reports 18MAY2013 Tristen Dixon Vilonia, AR 22:45:00 5 seconds Faced east, went from south to north Green/white Very bright white 18MAY2013 Jb Augusta, Arkansas, USA 22:40:00 Aprox 4 sec S-N Bright blue green...

A Remnant of the ‘Eta Aquarid’ Meteor Shower? Rare Meteorite Falls in Whakamarama New Zealand

A Whakamarama man has geologists excited after a meteorite soared into his garage moving buckets and narrowly missing his head. The man was in his garage talking with his neighbour last on May 6,...

Meteor Showers in 2013: The Best Description and Guide to Meteor, Fireballs and Meteor Sightings in 2013

Watching for “Shooting Stars” can be an enjoyable, if unpredictable, observing opportunity during meteor showers. You may see only a few fleeting meteors, or you may see several, or even a fireball! This graphic...

Meteors and Fireballs Reported Around the World: Namibia, UK, Wales, USA, Japan – May 2013

Meteorite Strikes Mahangu Field in Namibia May 9 2013 Onesi - Thousands of people have flocked to the Omusati Region out of curiosity to view a small piece of meteorite that landed in a mahangu...

Featuring the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse: Videos and Photos of the Partial Solar Eclipse of May 10 2013

This pictures are just magic. Yesterday, the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light. The 'ring of fire' eclipse crossed Australia and the Pacific and created a...

Mysterious booms in Connecticut debunked: Exploding meteor caused the sonic booms heard along CT’s shoreline on April 19 2013

You probably remember that residents from Ledyard, East Haven, Milford, Madison, Branford, and Guilford all reported loud booming sounds accompanied by a big flash of light at around 10 pm along the shoreline in...

Impressive! The Lyrids peaked in Argentina: Huge meteor explosion caught on tape – April 21 2013

Such events always happen at places we are not present! Some in Argentina experienced a great Lyrids meteor shower. Look at this amazing footage showing different views of a meteor explosion over Argentina Sunday...

Stunning Video Of A Fireball Explosion In the Sky Over Madrid In Spain – April 15 2013

A brilliant ball of flame streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid, dazzling stargazers and astronomers alike. The celestial display was so bright it could be seen across the entire country. The...

Strange Phenomena Around The World In 2013: Red Arcs, Destructive Landslides, Insect Pledge

Red arcs, caused by magnetic storms, spotted for the first time in Italy Red arcs over Europe: Astronomers capture bizarre phenomenon caused by magnetic storms for first time. Invisible to the naked eye, the arcs...

Florida Loud Booms Related To A Fireball? Fireball Strike Over Florida On March 21 2013

Yesterday evening, a fireball was witnessed in many Florida's counties. As previously presented here, meteorites can produce sonic booms while they enter atmosphere. So could some booms heard in NCF be related to...

Loud Detonation After Explosion Of A Meteorite In The Sky Of Cape Town, South Africa – March 12 2013

Residents across Cape Town claimed to have witnessed a meteorite on Tuesday at around 12 PM after what appears to have been a fireball “exploded” in the sky. The South African Astronomical Observatory sayy...

Unexplained Large Crater In Ice Covering Dawe’s Lake, Central Newfoundland: A Meteorite? – March 12 2013

An amateur astronomer says a large hole, which measures about 55 metres by 60 metres and was first discovered on Friday morning by a cabin owner on Dawe's Lake near Badger in central Newfoundland,...

Comet Pan-STARRS: A Naked-Eye Comet in March 2013

Comet PanSTARRS glows with a fanlike tail in this image captured by Argentine astrophotographer Ignacio Diaz Bobillo on Feb. 15. The comet, falling in from the distant reaches of the solar system, is expected...

Unexpected Space Phenomenon: Until Now, 2013 Is Not The Predicted Year Of Solar Maximum Activity

Figure. Monthly sunspot numbers for solar cycle 24 (the current one), cycle 23, and cycle 21, the last one with one, normal peak. 2013 was supposed to be the year of “solar maximum,” the peak...

Discovery of the Largest Antarctic Meteorite in 25 Years on Nansen Ice Field, East Antarctica

Understanding how our planet works necessitates studying its interior. Direct geological records only document the crustal or uppermost fraction of our planet while the deeper parts remain totally outside of our reach. Meteorites coming...

Strange sounds in the sky: What is a meteor infrasound?

I already introduced that strange sounds can be linked to meteorite falls. Now I will explain how the meteor infrasound is created. Any shock generating mechanism in the atmosphere can generate infrasonic waves that...

Chelyabinsk meteor infrasounds were the largest ever recorded… And Even in Antarctica!

The infrasounds produced by the Chelyabinsk meteor were the largest ever recorded by the CTBTO’s International Monitoring System. The blast has even been recorded in Antarctica, 15,000km from the Ural mountains. Incredible! A new recording lets...

The Meteor Fireball Spotted Over California Bay Area was Accompanied by Loud Sonic Booms

Here a few reports about the sonic boom that accompanied the meteor fireball sighted on February 21 2013 in Ventura, Anaheim, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Paso Robles, San Francisco and Santa Barbara. We live near...

Strange Sounds Heard Over Russia After Meteor Hit. February 15th, 2013 (2-15-13)

These sounds were heard after the meteor exploded in Russia. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Meteor Spotted Over Bay Area Fireball Streaks Across Northern California Sky – February 21 2013

Several residents in Ventura, Anaheim, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, Paso Robles, San Francisco and Santa Barbara reported late Thursday at around 10:35 p.m. a bright light zoom across the sky. Dozens of sky watchers...

Breaking new discovery: Huge meteorite impact crater found in Australian outback – February 2013

A new study reports the discovery of a 200-kilometre-wide (125-mile-wide) impact zone of a huge asteroid in southern Australian outback which represents the third largest asteroid impact site on the planet. This impact changed...

The end is near! After the meteorite explosion in Russia, North Korea prepares more nuclear tests

A key source of Reuters signals that North Korea is preparing one or even two more nuclear tests to force the United States into diplomatic talks with Pyongyang. These new tests could be accompanied...

Update about meteorite explosion in Russia: Pictures from devastation

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Huge meteorite explosion resulting in “meteorite rain” in Siberia, Russia – February 15 2013

Meteorites were raining this morning over several locations (Chelyabinsk, Tyumen and Sverdlovsk) in Russia's Urals region. These crashed were accompanied by loud booms as recorded in the following video. Crazy! So loud! Roughly 500...

Mysterious Fireball in the US and Canadian Sky was an Old Russian Satellite – January 27 2013

The giant fireball that had a short appearance in the sky all over from Canada to Georgia at around 9:30pm Sunday was most certainly an old Russian satellite, Cosmos 1484, launched in 1983. This...

Loud Fireball Explosion Reported in North Kanto Area, Japan – January 20 2013

January 20 2013 - Japan. Meteors are observed almost everyday. However a good quality footage of such events is very rare although more and more cameras are pointing at the sky to help astronomers,...

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Weird Noises Associated With Meteorite Falls – A Link to the Strange Sounds in the Sky?

Are meteors or fireballs making weird noise when passing through the atmosphere? And what about meteorites. Could their disintegration be linked to the strange sounds in the sky phenomenon? During a witnessed fall, a meteorite presents...