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20 October 2014

MBIQ Detects UK Meteor 19OCT2014

MBIQ Detects UK Meteor Approx. 2015 GMT 19OCT2014
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UK Meteor Approx. 2015 GMT 19OCT2014
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Initial Meteor Sighting Reports-
19OCT2014 Peter Nottingham, UK 20:15 gmt Maybe 1 to 2 seconds Left to right at about 45 degrees, we were facing south Bright white, blue white trail off both sides Bright bulb White trail about 4 times longer than the bright light at from of formation Nothing else. Extremely fast

19OCT2014 Ivan Friedman Eastbourne,UK 20:15pm? 2 Facing the sea, left to right, white, blue, yellow halo brighter than the moon, dimmer than the sun no, just one big ball of flame It looked really big and I saw it for a very short time before it disappeared into the sea mist.

All meteor sighting reports can be seen here
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.com/

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19 October 2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 10OCT2014

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite New 18OCT2014
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Bright Fireball Meteor Lights Up Japan Skies 15OCT2014 Posted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 117 views. Slow fireball emerged from the .

PA NY Fireball Meteor 17OCT2014
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
"click on image to enlarge" PA NY Fireball Meteor Apprx. 0:45 AM EDT 17OCT2014 v.1 c2014 LunarMeteoriteHunter / Google Earth ..

Local astronomer thinks big 'boom' heard in ArkLaTex could have been meteor
KLTV
... afternoon, but there are some clues and plenty of theories, including what one local astronomer described as a meteor entering the atmosphere.

The once in a million year flypast of Mars: Nasa prepares to observe close encounter with 'dawn of ...
Daily Mail
Observations of the Martian atmosphere are designed to check for possible meteor trails, changes in distribution of neutral and charged particles, and ...

A close encounter in the city's skies?
Plymouth Herald
David Wilton, chair of the astronomical society, said: "There is a big meteor shower that peaks next Tuesday, so possibly it could be one of these.

Meteor Activity Outlook for October 18-24, 2014
American Meteor Society
The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 as seen from the northern hemisphere and 2 as seen from southern ...

Russia's Meteor Shower As Seen By Social Media
YouTube ⋅ 07:24
Catalyst: Meteors - Citizens of Chelyabinsk document the natural phenomenon through social media : ...

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18 October 2014

Two Daytime Meteors Witnessed Over US in 9 Days

Two Daytime Meteors Witnessed Over the US in 9 Days, one in Arizona and one in Louisiana,
... and BOTH likely produced meteorites. Hunters are currently scouring the fall areas for them.

The Flagstaff, AZ daytime bolide meteor was seen leaving a debris trail on 04OCT2014 at approximately 0900 MDT and then on 13OCT2014 at 1623 CDT the Shreveport, LA Loud Boom was heard and witnessed. We now have solid evidence including radar images of the debris clouds. Debris clouds from both events indicate meteorites have survived, and are yet to be found.

More details will be added later... off to bed.

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite New 18OCT2014

Japan Fireball Meteor 15OCT2014
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Bright Fireball Meteor Lights Up Japan Skies 15OCT2014 Posted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 117 views. Slow fireball emerged from the ...

The Big Boom: Could it have been a meteorite?
KSLA-TV Shreveport - 5 hours
One theory that the loud "boom" heard around the ArkLaTex on Monday might have been a meteorite fits a few of the clues some say could be ..

Local astronomer thinks big 'boom' heard in ArkLaTex could have been meteor
KSLA-TV
"The best answer is that it must have to be some type of meteor that for some odd reason we didn't see, and it exploded in our atmosphere," he said.

Ready for Prime Time: Comet to Buzz Mars on Sunday
Discovery News - 5 hours
Comet Siding Spring will make a heart-stopping close flyby of the Red Planet in Sunday, giving our Martian armada of robotic explorers a ...

Orionids meteor shower 2014: October peak times, how to watch brilliant fireball display on Oct. 21
ChristianToday
Sky watchers around the world will be able to see the biggest display of meteor rain before the morning breaks on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, when the ...

Possible Meteor Explosion/Mystery Boom over Louisianan Oct 15th 2014
YouTube ⋅ 07:29
Possible Meteor Explosion/ Mystery Boom over Louisianan Oct 15th 2014 http://www.inquisitr.com/1541850/a-lo.

Orionids Meteor Shower 2014: Peak Time and Dates for Orionid Meteors From Comet Halley
The Epoch Times
An astronomer observes the night sky for Orionid Meteors as uses a laser pointer to show a radiate at an observatory near the village of Avren east of ...

Your Chance To Name A Comet Landing Site
Jet Propulsion Laboratory- October 16, 2014
Ever want to get in on the celestial feature-naming action? Now is your
chance. The European Space Agency is inviting the public to suggest a
name for the site where the Rosetta mission's Philae lander will touch

Rare moon rocks and priceless meteorites land in Trimdon school
Northern Echo - 13 hours
FASCINATED children got to grips with rare moon rocks and meteorites dating back billions of years this week.

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PA NY Fireball Meteor 17OCT2014

PA NY Fireball Meteor Apprx. 0:45 AM EDT 17OCT2014 w/ sonics!

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PA NY Fireball Meteor Apprx. 0:45 AM EDT 17OCT2014
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Please report YOUR sightings! Thank you. Report HERE link

Check your security cameras!
Please file your meteor sightings please HERE-
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Please help get the word about this event so that we might recover security camera video or cell phone captures; spread the word about this website via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, GLP, SOTT and your favorite forums; contact your local news outlets; thank you!  Tell them about this website and event.

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Initial Meteor Sighting Reports-
17OCT2014 Geoff Chambers Allentown, PA 00:45 AM (approx) 1-2 sec max approx SE-NW direction (could be off) white, no sound bright as moon unknown fireball broke through overcast sky, witnessed by my wife and me in separate vehicles

17OCT2014 Lisa Osborne Hawley,PA 00:50/EST/AM 5-6 seconds United States Rumbling then explosion sound lit up the woods like day The 3 tafton Firefighters said it was extremely bright and lit up the woods. I and many others heard it as a rolling type of loudness such as an explosion that starts to drift off. No photo but it was heard by myself and by many in Wayne, Pike Monroe County PA witnessed by 3 Tafton PA firefighters.

17OCT2014 gunther buetow sidney ny 00:50/EST 1-3 secs facing south west. start midway/ top of sky heading down. Ended after it passed the tree line. direction north east to south east flash of blue light. lit up whole sky similar to lightning. object was a bright green light bright as full moon and smiliar size to moon in sky no fragmentation visible two other people present. 10 min earlier small shooting star passed in different direction i was not a witness to the shooting star but a witness to the green light ball

17OCT2014 Sister Lynn, CSJ North Merrick, NY USA 0:45 AM 5-10sec NNW Blue/green Brighter than Venus, appeared much larger than visible stars I didn't not any Beautiful

17OCT2014 russ Saratoga New York USA 00:42 eastern am 2-3 sec E-W green very bright like a flare then exploded no when it went below some clouds it exploded and lite up the sky

All 5 meteor sighting reports can be seen here
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.com/

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17 October 2014

Alert Issued - NEO Asteroids Close Approaches October 2014

Alert Issued - NEO Asteroids Close Approaches October 2014
October Meteors
Photo c2014 Dirk Ross, Tokyo
ALERT! - EXPECT A VERY ACTIVE MONTH FOR BOLIDES, FIREBALLS and METEORS!
There are currently  8  13 .15 16 17. 18 known NEO Asteroids discovered that will pass within approximately 10LD or less, LD stands for "Lunar Distance", in the month of October; expect that 10 or more NEOs will be discovered before month end. Be ready for some bolide, fireball, and meteor activity!  Unfortunately we will be Moonblind for ground-based detection from 03OCT until about the 15th so expect some asteroids that will go undetected. -Yellow highlighted cells indicate ALERT!
LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo  02OCT2014JP /01OCT2014US

NEOs, LD 10 or less for October 2014 list w/ links
2012 SL50 , 2014 SX261 , 2014 SC324 , 2014 SF304 ,
2014 SB145 , 2011 TB4 , 2010 FV9 , 2010 VQ , 2009 TD8 ,
2014 TL , 2014 TB , 2014 TC , 2014 TM , 2014 TR ,
 2014 TV ,2014 TT35 , 2014 TP57 ,2014 UR  ,
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updated 19OCT2014
(2014 UR) 2014-Oct-180.00752.915 m - 33 m26.34.44

updated 17OCT2014
(2014 TT35) 2014-Oct-220.01776.916 m - 37 m26.010.68
(2014 TP57) 2014-Oct-220.02118.214 m - 32 m26.45.71

updated 04OCT2014
(2014 TR) 2014-Oct-110.02539.99.2 m - 21 m27.34.38
(2014 TV) 2014-Oct-180.01144.435 m - 79 m24.412.21

updated 02OCT2014
(2014 TL) 2014-Oct-010.00070.38.0 m - 18 m27.611.13
(2014 TB) 2014-Oct-010.01495.86.0 m - 14 m28.23.74
(2014 TC) 2014-Oct-030.01546.015 m - 34 m26.210.19
(2014 TM) 2014-Oct-050.01154.515 m - 35 m26.26.75
(2014 SC324) 2014-Oct-230.00311.239 m - 88 m24.210.68

UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES TO EARTH
AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
CA
Distance*
(AU)
CA
Distance*
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter**
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2014 HR178) 2014-Oct-010.056622.0270 m - 590 m20.010.55
(2012 SL50) 2014-Oct-010.027810.814 m - 31 m26.411.09
(2009 BK2) 2014-Oct-010.164764.123 m - 52 m25.34.17
(2014 SQ260) 2014-Oct-020.141855.239 m - 88 m24.112.96
(2014 SU261) 2014-Oct-030.055521.671 m - 160 m22.918.02
(2014 SX261) 2014-Oct-030.02308.990 m - 200 m22.427.49
(2011 PT) 2014-Oct-030.045417.744 m - 99 m23.92.71
(2000 TH1) 2014-Oct-040.109242.580 m - 180 m22.611.09
(2012 HN1) 2014-Oct-040.085633.311 m - 24 m27.03.25
(2012 TS) 2014-Oct-040.103740.3180 m - 410 m20.88.61
(2014 SF304) 2014-Oct-050.00501.98.3 m - 19 m27.56.83
399308 (1993 GD) 2014-Oct-050.141455.0180 m - 410 m20.810.61
(2014 SB145) 2014-Oct-060.01134.414 m - 31 m26.47.04
(2005 TQ45) 2014-Oct-060.145256.520 m - 45 m25.614.34
(2012 UV136) 2014-Oct-060.099838.821 m - 47 m25.52.91
68267 (2001 EA16) 2014-Oct-070.091335.51.2 km - 2.6 km16.824.48
(2014 MK55) 2014-Oct-080.137953.7150 m - 330 m21.37.89
(2014 SM142) 2014-Oct-080.121447.290 m - 200 m22.417.54
(2011 TB4) 2014-Oct-090.01505.821 m - 47 m25.513.60
(2012 KY3) 2014-Oct-100.050519.6560 m - 1.2 km18.417.85
(2014 SC304) 2014-Oct-110.126049.161 m - 140 m23.214.89
(2010 FV9) 2014-Oct-110.02238.722 m - 49 m25.47.11
(2014 SD304) 2014-Oct-120.074128.837 m - 83 m24.32.14
256004 (2006 UP) 2014-Oct-140.146957.267 m - 150 m23.03.24
(2007 SW2) 2014-Oct-140.169265.9140 m - 310 m21.417.47
(2010 UK) 2014-Oct-150.170166.212 m - 26 m26.811.23
(2014 SL260) 2014-Oct-150.083032.333 m - 73 m24.56.32
(2014 SN260) 2014-Oct-170.066625.934 m - 75 m24.59.58
(2014 SU1) 2014-Oct-180.035213.728 m - 64 m24.92.98
(2014 GA) 2014-Oct-180.151458.914 m - 31 m26.45.15
(2006 SE6) 2014-Oct-180.121847.473 m - 160 m22.811.35
(2014 SM261) 2014-Oct-200.186772.7160 m - 350 m21.28.34
(2014 SM143) 2014-Oct-200.028811.2230 m - 510 m20.418.10
(2007 CX50) 2014-Oct-200.129350.331 m - 68 m24.76.18
(2010 VQ) 2014-Oct-210.027110.67.7 m - 17 m27.73.98
2340 Hathor 2014-Oct-210.048218.8300 m20.011.91
(2014 RQ17) 2014-Oct-220.030511.993 m - 210 m22.36.41
(2014 SX141) 2014-Oct-240.188973.576 m - 170 m22.74.12
(2014 SP260) 2014-Oct-250.159662.150 m - 110 m23.65.40
(2009 TD8) 2014-Oct-270.027510.711 m - 25 m26.96.97
(2014 SR260) 2014-Oct-280.196076.364 m - 140 m23.16.53
36017 (1999 ND43) 2014-Oct-290.152659.4400 m - 900 m19.16.05
(2011 HF) 2014-Oct-300.157361.2220 m - 490 m20.410.67
363505 (2003 UC20) 2014-Oct-310.134852.4640 m - 1.4 km18.112.26
Data Source NASA/JPL Uptodate website link- http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

updated17OCT2014 and reposted
updated 04OCT2014 and reposted
reposted and updated 03OCT2014
original post- 02/10/2014 06:43Japan Standard Time -Alert Issued
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Japan Fireball Meteor 15OCT2014

Japan Fireball  Meteor 0453 JST 15OCT2014
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Japan Fireball  Meteor 0453 JST 15OCT2014
c2014 INOUE / SonotaCo

Bright Fireball Meteor Lights Up Japan Skies 15OCT2014
Posted to YouTube by nemesis maturity 117 views
Slow fireball emerged from the Southwest.

Sonotaco Meteor Forum- For Many more spectacular photos and videos of this event.
http://sonotaco.jp/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3360&sid=3332f088d9831ecdecaf7de367f745ab

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The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite New 17OCT2014

Bright Fireball Meteor Lights Up Japan Skies 15OCT2014
YouTube ⋅ 01:08
Japan Bright Fireball Meteor 15OCT2014 Japan Fireball Meteor 04:53 JST 15OCT2014 Slow fireball emerged from the Southwest.

Recife, Brasil Large Bolide
Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News
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Mysterious Loud Boom Heard In ArkLaTex
Headlines & Global News
IF media witness reports are correct, and IF this event was meteor related, the detonation occurred near Greenwood, LA and Waskom, LA areas at ...

Orionid Meteor Shower, Morning 22 October 2014
Astroblog
You can find out the predicted rates for your location using the NASA meteor flux estimator (use 8 Orionids and make sure you set the dates to 21-22 ...

How is a meteor crater formed?
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Louisiana Loud Boom - Mystery NOT solved / Meteor After All?

Update- 18OCT2014 0515 JST
X-37B Returns Safely / Louisiana X-37B Loud Boom - Mystery NOT Solved / Meteor Again?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From: 30th Space Wing Public Affairs, www.vandenberg.af.mil

X-37B ORBITAL TEST VEHICLE-3 LANDS AT VANDENBERG AFB
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.
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The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 3 (OTV-3), the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 9:24 a.m. Oct. 17 . "The 30th Space Wing and our mission partners, Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Boeing, and our base support contractors, have put countless hours of hard work into preparing for this landing and today we were able to see the culmination of that dedication," said Col Keith Balts, 30th Space Wing commander. "I'm extremely proud of our team for coming together to execute this third safe and successful landing. Everyone from our on console space operators to our airfield managers and civil engineers take pride in this unique mission and exemplify excellence during its execution." The OTV-3 conducted on-orbit experiments for 674 days during its mission, extending the total number of days spent on-orbit for the OTV program to 1367 days. "The landing of OTV-3 marks a hallmark event for the program" said the X-37B program manager. "The mission is our longest to date and we're pleased with the incremental progress we've seen in our testing of the reusable space plane. The dedication and hard work by the entire team has made us extremely proud." The X-37B is the newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft. Managed by the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, the X-37B program performs risk 
reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies. The Air Force is preparing to launch the fourth X-37B mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2015.
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Louisiana X-37B Loud Boom - Mystery Solved NOT Solved -Scrap this hypothesis
SECRET X-37B Re-entry Path Over Shreveport, LA. 13OCT2014 -- Controlled Deceleration of the Craft Caused the Loud Boom!
Convenient cloudy overcast provided cover.
written 2340 JST,  16OCT2014 Tokyo
by Dirk Ross...LunarMeteoriteHunter, Tokyo

SECRET Boeing X-37B / NASA
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SECRET X-37B Likely Flight path with LA being the sound barrier point
. calculated and discovered by Dirk Ross, Tokyo.
c2014 Dirk Ross / Google Earth
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
May NOT be used without prior written permission.
LunarMeteoriteHunter@gmail.com
Since the mystery Loud Boom in the Shreveport, Louisiana area on Monday, October 13 at approximately 4:27 pm CDT, the event was felt and heard by thousands of residents in and around the city.and even over the state line into Texas some 35 miles away.

   At the time of the event I started getting an unusual pattern of traffic indicating an event and then queries starting coming in.  I immediately set off to post about the event in hopes of capturing reports from witnesses and to break the news story ahead of the media..  Minutes later I had the event confirmed via my network.

  Since Shreveport has had past loud booms, one on October 15, 2012 being the most recent, it was first guessed that it might have been a munitions bunker again, but it wasn't.  The Calumet plant was the next suspect because they had a prior loud boom; Calumet - negative!  Pipelines, other possible factories, and the military bases no cause was found.

 The next likely culprit, and my favorite at the time was a bolide, a large meteor, entering and fragmenting and this hypothesis lasted about two days for me.

 After contacting Marc Fries, a meteor radar expert, asked him to search for possible radar debris evidence;  Marc reported, "Nothing!". Meanwhile the National Weather Service, found a debris plume to the southeast of Shreveport.  NWS called the artifact a debris cloud. Marc found the same artifact on the same radar 15 minutes PRIOR to the event, discounting radar debris field evidence.

  This started me thinking about other possibilities. Was it a re-entry craft or vehicle, and what kind?

   The Google Search bar quickly found the SECRET X-37B, "Space Drone", was scheduled to be back at any time soon and of course secret, but open sources gave the location as Vandenberg AFB in California, but I also found that there was talk of landing one "in the future" at KFC as a trial run.

  Ok, I had my possible cause, looking more deeply into the bowels of Google and an IDEA hit me; check the Columbia return path!  Well I didn't just then, but I found that the Columbia had first entered over land at San Francisco, California and was to land at Kennedy Flight Center.  On Google Earth, I drew a line between the two locations, the line went right over Shreveport!  I found the Columbia's path on an official map, the map showed the flight path right over the Shreveport, LA area.

  This set me off on a search chase to find out more about the X-37B ......which I will write about later.  ........More about the story to come................ to be continued after I have some sleep

  The previous original post reports and prior updates can be read here -
http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2014/10/shreveport-louisiana-loud-boom-meteor.html

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