Meteorite Action!

Wednesday April 14, 2010 Mifflin (U.S.A)

This evening, Nathan Alf was taking some pictures for a class project when he captured the photo of a lifetime "I was taking pictures of the grass then I looked over, I turned it over really quick and as I took the picture I was watching it happen right up in this sky. The fact that it was glowing green kind of freaked me out a little bit. Once I figured out that it was probably like a meteor or something I was just excited and amazed" Just after 22h the fall, meteorite was found.
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Tuesday October 13, 2009 Groningen (Netherlands)

A fireball as bright as the full Moon raced acroos the Netherland's sky.Many people from Holland, Belgium, Germany and France have seen the event. They report it breaking apart into as many as a half-dozen pieces, followed by sonic booms, low rumbles and shaking windows.The meteor have been caught by lucky photographers, like Robert Mikaelyan taken six beautifull pictures!
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Thursday November 20, 2008 Buzzard Coulee (Canada)

Andrew Bartlett, 63, was trying to film planes passing over his 10th-floor apartment at 103rd Street and Jasper Avenue when he saw what looked like a bright ball of flame.He held his camera steady and caught two seconds of it on tape. The object seemed to burn out just before it reached the horizon."The right place at the right time. It's a million-in-one chance," Bartlett said, marvelling at the video and his good fortune.
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Saturday December 03, 2005 Halls Head (Australia)

8h47 evening, Karun Cowper enjoy a meal with his family at Halls Head ( about 47 miles south of the Western Australia state capital of Perth), when they notice a bright tail in the sky, immediately he caught the meteor on his video camera.We got a bit excited, turned around and there was this spectacular, absolutely amazing thing flying across the sky," said Cowper.
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Sunday January 04, 2004 Villalbeto de la Peña (Spain)

Sunday 17h47 millions of Spaniards celebrate the three kings Gaspard, Melchior et Balthazar who, guided by a star, reached Jesus. However, on this day, 2000 years later, thousands of people over practically all the country saw, them as well, a celestial object illuminate their lives.Did it announce the coming of a Messiah?
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Wednesday March 26, 2003 Park Forest (U.S.A)

A little before midnight in a suburb of Chicago, Robert Gaza sleeps deeply in his bed. Suddenly a meteorite pierces the roof of his house, breaks into two pieces and passes through the ceiling of his room.The smallest of the two pieces (178 g) goes through the window while the second (2,333 kg!) rebounds inside the room, breaking the lamp-shade, the mirror and finally stopping close to the 14 year old boy.The meteorite had exploded above the districts Park Forest, Matteson and Steger. Buildings and cars were damaged by the impact, but nobody was wounded...
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Saturday April 06, 2002 Neuschwanstein (Germany)

22h 20 two luminous flares illuminate successively the sky of Bavaria; a few minutes later, five deafening detonations are heard. The phenomenon is observed in Germany, Austria and even France.The bolide fell into the zone of the systematic observation stations of the EN Fireball network, 10 cameras of it (8 German, 1 Austrian, 1 Czech) caught the event and also 3 radio and 2 infrason stations, and seismographs, it revealed to us its origin and destiny.Fortunate discovery: it had the same orbit as meteorite of Pribram, which fell on April 7, 1959! For the first time an asteroid stream was shown to exist!
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Saturday May 06, 2000 Morávka (Czech Republic)

Thousands of people, from southern Poland to Moravie, observed this extremely luminous bolide.It was an extraordinary event; at its maximum the brightness was comparable to that of the sun!Just after the fireball, the fall of the meteorite was observed in a garden of a small Silesian village - Morávka - and a small piece was immediately found.
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Friday October 09, 1992 Peekskill (U.S.A)

Peekskill, 207 Weels Street, 19h50, a crashing noise resounds, Michelle Knapp runs to the window, a meteorite has just smashed the trunk of her car. A piece of 12,4 kg at a speed of more than 300 km/h had struck her Chevrolet Malibu.It's the most filmed bolide: not less than 15 vidéos followed its race, the majority of the cameramen were watching a football match.An anecdote: this small city is the birthplace of the hero of signs- Mel Gibson.Poor Mel, still persecuted by an "extra-terrestrial"...
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Saturday February 05, 1977 Innisfree (Canada)

Thirteen year-old Brendalee Walker witnesses:"It was approximately 7:15 pm. 5 February, 1977, and I was standing outside of the farmhouse, near the woodbox.[...] I was looking north and I saw what appeared to be car lights shining off our gas tank, and when I looked up the whole east sky was lit up. There was a large spark and about six little ones trailing, [...] They were all pure and very bright..."This bolide have been also photographed by MORP network,the Canadian network of cameras, and became thus the third meteorite, after Lost City and Pribram, of which one was able to deduce its orbit.
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Thursday August 10, 1972 Grand Teton National Park (U.S.A/Canada)

2h30 in the afternoon, a fireball crosses the sky of west American. Linda Baker is spending her holidays with friends in the Grand-Teton national park and, believing it is a rocket fired from of the military base of Vanderburge, takes her 8 mm camera and films 28 s of its path.A few years later they will learn that it was a bolide with a kinetic energy comparable to that of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Fortunately for us, or rather for them, the object rebounds off the atmosphere and sets out again into spacePerhaps the next time !
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Saturday January 03, 1970 Lost City (U.S.A)

A story of discovery: "Within 4 days of the event, the SAO's team predict the impact area. In these winter's days, snow falls and roads are closed.On afternoon of 9th, 700m has calculate, on the road, a directed meteorite, 9.83 kg, was found!A second was recovered by Philip Halpain in his pasture, 272 g, on 17th. And a third! 6.6 kg! on february 2 , the meteorite have also a fusion crust and some flow lines. Mr. Rufus Yaeger resides 600 m of the site, the evening on 3rd, he saw three red lights and heard sonic boom, he says to heard like something heavy hitting the ground, but it seems unlikely that he perceived this noise. Then last piece, 640 g, on May 4.
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Tuesday April 07, 1959 Príbram (Czech Republic)

Pribram is the first photographed terrestrial fall of a meterorite in all the history of the science of meteorites!The photograph was taken from the Ondrejov observation station in the Czech Republic.Thanks to this photographic technique it was finally possible to determine with precision the origin and falling point of a meteorite
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