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Anyone else here operate a meteor cam?
Like the ones in this website. Meteor Showers Live UK on their Home page? Do you have one JadeStar, would love to see what you capture here if you do?
Anyone else here operate a meteor cam?
Significant events - defined as being reported by more than 25 people - usually happen three to five times in a month, Hankey said. While meteors fall to the earth all the time, he said, they usually go undetected as they are most easily seen during the middle of the night and because they often fall where there are no people - such as over oceans, deserts or remote parts of Wyoming.
"For it to happen at rush hour in a densely populated area where there's millions of people on the road that have a capability of seeing it is pretty rare," Hankey said. "It's a special thing for someone who saw it, and they will probably never see it again for the rest of their lives."
Reports of meteor sightings are coming into the American Meteor Society by the thousands. According to one of the latest reports posted at the American Meteor Society website, "Its been a busy week for the AMS as we are bombarded by fireball reports from all different parts of the country. The latest event took place over Alabama and Georgia last night September 28th 7:30 PM local time. Over 250 witnesses from Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia have reported the event so far.
Exactly why these meteors are coming into the atmosphere at this time is unknown. NASA and NOAA have yet to publish any reports on this phenomenon, although they did confirm the September 10, 2013 meteor that streaked across the sky in Alabama in theguardian.com article 'Meteor enters atmosphere over Alabama and disintegrates, says Nasa'.An excerpt from the article reads, "Officials at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville say a baseball-size fragment of a comet entered Earth's atmosphere above Alabama at 8:18pm CDT Monday. Nasa officials say the meteor traveled at a speed of 76,000 mph. They say just three seconds after hitting the atmosphere, it disintegrated 25 miles above the central Alabama town of Woodstock, producing a flash of light. Nasa spokeswoman Janet Anderson says that because it penetrated so deep into Earth's atmosphere, eyewitnesses heard sonic booms."
Did you see a flash across the Friday night sky? NewsChannel 4 had reports of a meteor being seen from people in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Many folks are talking about seeing it in Texas and Arkansas.
TULSA, Oklahoma - Thousands of people across northeastern Oklahoma are asking the same question today: So what WAS it?
The "it" in this case was a very loud boom that was heard and felt at about 8 p.m. Saturday, January 25, 2014. Moments after it happened, the News On 6 social media accounts were jammed with people wanting to know if anyone else had heard and felt it.
The police and fire department scanners in the newsroom crackled to life with dispatchers telling crews in the field about all the calls to 911 about it.
People across the News On 6 viewing area reported a very similar experience: a boom loud enough to be heard indoors that shook windows and even rattled doors. It's understandable why they would want to know what caused it. That goes double for those of us here at News On 6.
Heard large booms at 2:31 pm here in Los Angeles and just now at 2:36 pm 4 more booms like sonic booms. Could be a fore shock of some type to a quake? Or space junk entering our atmosphere. Post if you have heard or seen anything today.
Jason W., Baldwinsville
"Appeared to break into several pieces. Glowing and appeared like a firework rocket with sparks trailing it. Amazing show! My first thought was that it was a firework because it was so bright and pronounced."
Samuel W., Oswego
"I saw it enter it was very bright when it came in and then I watched it come straight down at a slight angle and it got brighter and brighter like looking at a street light."
Carol B., Camillus
"It was incredibly bright green, followed by a whitish gold tail. It was quite large and low. It looked like a firework. Amazing."
Nick J., New Hartford
"This was a very large and bright object not normal to the area. The flash was about 1-2 seconds after I first saw it, then continued to burn for about 1 more second."