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

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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, 2013 when a meteorite soared past his head. He decided to show the stone to a geologist about one week after. The chief geologist reported...

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

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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 shows the major showers for this year, and their “radiants.” Best times for observing is meteor showers is after midnight. January 3, 2013 before dawn, the...

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

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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 field in the village of Oshika, in Onesi Constituency. The incident created fear and panic among villagers who suggested the 'strange object' had something to do...

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

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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 shimmering circle of light in the sky on the sun. This partial eclipse is the second of its type to hit Australia in six months. In...

Full Moon Almanac: Native Americans Follow Seasons by Giving Distinctive Names to each Recurring Full Moon

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Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were...

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

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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 south-central CT on April 19 2013. However, the source of these mystery booms remained unexplained. Many thought it was a small thunderstorm passing by. But...

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

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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 21st April 2013. The explosion was caught on tape above the city of Santiago del Estero, Argentina at around 3:20 AM (local time) and lit up...

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

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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 eye-popping moment was caught on camera by the Hita Observatory at the University of Huelva at around 11:45pm local time (21:45 GMT). The object struck...

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

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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 have been captured stretching from about 50 to 370 miles (85 to 600 kilometers) above the Earth, so high in the ionosphere, for the first...

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

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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 this meteor fall? I would say that lots of things speak for this hypothesis (time and area at least!). Here the link to the Florida...