Situation Update No. 7 On 2013-02-15 at 15:46:54 [UTC]
Event: Event into space Location: Chebarkul Lake, Chelyabinsk Chelyabinsk Oblast Russia [Europe]
Number of Deads: 0 person(s) Number of Injured: 985 person(s) Number of Evacuated: 0 person(s) Number of Infected: 0 person(s)
A Russian health official says nearly 1,000 people have sought help for injuries caused by a meteor that exploded in the sky, blasting out countless windows. Chelyabinsk health chief Marina Moskvicheva, said Friday that 985 people in her city had asked for medical assistance. The Interfax news agency quoted her as saying 43 were hospitalized. The Russian Academy of Sciences said the meteor – estimated to be about 10 tons – entered the Earth’s atmosphere going at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph). It shattered about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above the ground, releasing several kilotons of energy above the Ural Mountains. Amateur video broadcast on Russian television showed an object speeding across the sky just after sunrise, leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash
Situation Update No. 1 On 2012-09-22 at 13:36:38 [UTC]
Event: Meteor Event UK Location: United Kingdom Scotland and England Between Airdrie and Arbroath, Greater Manchester
Number of Deads: 0 person(s) Number of Injured: 0 person(s) Number of Evacuated: 0 person(s) Number of Infected: 0 person(s)
A spectacular ‘meteor shower’ has been spotted over the skies of Greater Manchester tonight. A dazzling display of bright lights was spotted over Manchester, Salford, Droylsden, Stockport and Wigan with reports of sightings all over the UK. Lynn Doherty, 47, of Oakwood Drive, Salford, said: “I’ve never seen anything like it before, we saw these eight bright lights floating over the house, it took my breath away. “They were in an oval shape and we could see them for a few seconds as they passed overhead then disappeared.” Christiana Shore, from Stockport, said: “At first there was a bright white light with a green shoot coming down from it. “It was there for about 20 seconds and it was quite something to look at, then it disintergrated into about eight or so smaller white lights and vanished.” The lights were spotted by hundreds of Twitter users across the region who sent descriptions and pictures to the Manchester Evening News. No meteor showers had been forecast by astronomers in the UK but the reports are thought to be consistent with such a celestial event.
There have been reports that the reported meteors were infact falling space debris burning up as it entered the earths atmosphere. Either way a great show for all who were lucky enough too see it.
Belolw is a video posted on you tube from footage
from meteor camera set up in Bangor
A great fireball was seen by people all over the UK and Ireland tonight, here is some footage taken by my meteor camera based in Bangor, Northern Ireland. The camera is pointing almost straight up but slightly dipped towards the Belfast direction in the West. There are 5 main chunks of debris, each one was over mag -5 as it entered the frame.
Reports of a huge fireball / meteor over the some parts of the UK were first reported on 27th August 2012.
People across the UK reported witnessing the object in the sky, culminating in a final sighting above Cwmbran at around 11.15pm on Monday.
While estimated to be relatively small in size, the meteor was very bright in appearance, and is reported to have disintegrated with a loud sonic boom. Its journey through the sky was visible across eastern parts of Wales and beyond the Welsh border into the south west of England.
Sonics Heard / Detonations Seen!!! - Important Information! –
Meteorites Produced Perhaps!
Here are some of the reports:
27AUG2012 : Toby Service Ludlow, Shropshire, UK 2315 5-7 seconds West to East and appeared to be heading downwards Bright white with long trail behind Very bright. If it wasnt so silent I would have said it was a plane crashing. A small moon maybe No parts falling off as far as i could see but left a trail behind. I only noticed it because it was so bright, it lit up my garden for a second or two. I turned to see it dissapear behind some houses.Ludlow is a very quiet town, especially late on a Monday evening so although very coincidental, there was also a long low ‘boom’ about 4/5 mins after the sighting.
27AUG2012 Shirley Taylor N. Herefordshire, UK 23.05 12 -15 secs N – SSE Facing S Very bright Silver/White, +orange flames Brightest thing I’ve ever seen There did appear to be bits “spitting” off just before it vanished In 26 years of sky watching up in the hills I have never been so close to a “heavenly” body.About 2-3 mins after going out of sight there was a massive bang that shook the ground, followed by a 2nd bang.
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IF METEORITES DID SURVIVE THE FALL -HAS ANYONE FOUND ONE FROM THIS METEOR -OR HEARD OF ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE FOUND A STRANGE ROCK IN THE GARDEN AFTER SEEING OR EVEN BETTER HEARING THE SONICS OR THE GROUND RUMBLE. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOU STORIES OR ANY LOCAL GOSSIP REGARDING THE POSSIBILITY THAT METEORITES ARE ON THE GROUND. FEEL FREE TO COMMENT BELOW OR EVEN POST PICS OF YOUR POSSIBLE METEOR FINDS TO: email@example.com
A burning trail lit up the sky over Western Australia for 20 minutes after an object suspected to be a meteorite plunged into the sea, leaving a burning orange trail that mesmerised local residents. Beachgoers in Perth debated what could have caused the strange burning line in the sky, which persisted for 20 minutes. Most meteorite trails are only seen briefly – and seeing an object plunge into the sea is rare. Local resident Gavin Trought captured a picture of the ‘burning streak’, saying, ‘The weird streak in the sky seen from Cottesloe last night. I noticed it just before sunset.’ Meteorites are fragments of rock that land on Earth’s surface. Those that burn up – ‘ablate’ – in Earth’s atmosphere are referred to as meteors. The meteorite was reported by Perth Now. Seeing such clear, fiery trails is rare. Perth journalist Pip Moir posted a photo she took at Cottesloe Beach to Twitter shortly after 6pm as puzzled onlookers debated what caused the colourful phenomena. Daniel Jongue, manager at Perth’s The Naked Fig Cafe, said he saw ‘something on the horizon” just before sunset. Jonque said that the fiery trail lasted for around 20 minutes.