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Worldwide Meteor Alert Issued - Jan 14 - Jan 21 2014 Lunar Meteor Hunters Blog Spot
This is a warning that a large meteor outburst is certain during January 14 - January 31, 2014 and is related to asteroid 2007 SJ perihelion Jan 21 2014 . I am not sure but does this sort of thing get posted very often? The site encourages getting the word out on social media and forums.
Area residents are wondering what's been causing loud booming sounds that have been heard throughout the region.
"We had two calls from the 1700 block of Westover Avenue this morning around 7:45 to 7:50," Petersburg Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt said. She added that officers cleared up from the area when nothing was detected that would have caused the sound.
She added that others at the Petersburg Bureau of Police said that they heard the same noise this morning in Colonial Heights and that some had heard the sound last week and thought perhaps "it was military-related."
But, officials at Fort Lee say it isn't their doing.
"We're not the source of the booms," said Stephen Baker, Fort Lee Public Affairs Officer. "We do sometimes do training at the range on post which sometimes involves the use of small explosives or simulators but nothing to the magnitude of what's been heard."
reply to post by whatnext21
Thanks for the very detailed report and link list. Nice work. I really hope some of those nights this month come with meteors and good viewing. And I've heard about the May showers, do you personally think those will be very large? One of these anticipated events lately is bound to "pay off" with some nice sights.
Cool! I like discussing meteors and fireballs.
Tonight there is 14 fireballs that may penetrate Earth's atmosphere.
U.S. doctors:”Drop and take cover when you see the bright flash from a meteor”
At the time of the Emergency Management Agency of Utah (UEMA) conference on Jan 9, 2014, Physicians for Civil Defense issued the following statement:
All Americans, starting with first responders and emergency managers, need to know this basic life-saving principle: “Drop and cover if you see a sudden very bright light.”
Such a light will be followed by a deadly shock wave within seconds. Those who drop and cover will probably survive. Those who do not are likely to be killed or suffer severe injury.
The weather radar screencap doesn't show an incoming meteor, but a common form of glitch caused by interference - it's neither significant nor interesting. For the record, weather radar isn't designed to pick up meteors, incoming or otherwise, and they wouldn't show up on it. Sorry!