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The National Weather Service released this statement at 11:17pm Sunday: Numerous reports have been called in to this office and into local law enforcement concerning what appeared to be flashes of light in the sky over the Suffolk/Virginia Beach area. We are confident in saying that this was not lightning...and have been in contact with military and other government agencies to determine the cause.
Originally posted by mandroid
I have tried to find a radar and doppler run for that time period and can only get up till 9pm last night local time. Are there any weather junkies that know where the loops are from that time period. If they were seen in those loops we would get some idea of speed and height. if they are not captured they were too high or too small indicating their bark is worse than their bite.
Originally posted by 27jd
If anybody has a metal detector over there you may wanna go detect in the area, meteorites are worth some good $$....
Originally posted by XD9611
there sure has been alot of meteoric displays over the past year or so, hope its not a precursor to a larger event
On the other hand, while the orbits of some particles are quite dispersed, it is still likely that the Taurid stream has a narrow and dense core consisting of particles concentrated near the orbit of the stream's parent object, which is presumably related to Comet 2P/Encke. As the orbits of the material constituting this narrow, dense core have been subject to perturbations over thousands of years, it may be inferred that intense bombardment episodes have resulted at epochs when the material reaches Earth intersection. Dynamical calculations show that, as a Taurid-like orbit precesses, the northern daytime intersection occurs just a little (a few centuries) before the southern nighttime one, and the southern daytime one just before the northern nighttime one. That is, the four intersections occur in two pairs, and the influx of material to Earth is enhanced during epochs lasting a few centuries and spaced by a few millennia. The term "coherent catastrophism" has been used by astronomers at Armagh and elsewhere to describe the idea that there are strong patterns in the influx of extraterrestrial material to Earth.
Originally posted by pa.Frost
it is just strange that MSM is more worried about ms. spears than stuff like this cuz i had no knowledge about any other meteors until now.
Originally posted by C.H.U.D.
Most falls are of non-metal type meteorites, and because most of these are quite fragile, they often explode high up in the atmosphere, showering a wide area with small rocks.
Originally posted by squiz
Hi C.H.U.D in a bit of a hurry at the moment, hopefully I'll give a detailed answer later to your comments. It's has a lot of angles of investigation.
For now you might want to have a look at some of these.