Category Archives: Meteor

Near earth asteroids March 9, 2013, More unrelated meteors?, Asteroids 2013 EC20 2013 ET, Meteors reported world wide spectacular and very large

Near earth asteroids March 9, 2013, More unrelated meteors?, Asteroids 2013 EC20 2013 ET, Meteors reported world wide spectacular and very large

“…and there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.”  … Luke 21:25

“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;”… Revelation 8:8-9

“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”…Saint Malachy

Four asteroids will pass by earth on March 8 to March 9, 2013. One of them, 2013 EC20, will pass by at less than one half lunar distance.

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)
(2009 EM1)  2013-Mar-08 0.1240 48.3 68 m – 150 m 22.9 11.75
(2013 EC20)  2013-Mar-09 0.0010 0.4 5.2 m – 12 m 28.5 3.57
(2013 ET)  2013-Mar-09 0.0065 2.5 64 m – 140 m 23.1 11.88
(2011 EC12)  2013-Mar-09 0.1825 71.0 18 m – 41 m 25.8 10.93

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

Here are some recent “unrelated” (NASA terminology)  meteor observations. Note the descriptions.

TE of Event? DATE/MONTH/YEAR (example 11NOV2011) Observer NAME LOCATION (where seen; City/Town; Country) TIME 24hr clock/ please include your TIME ZONE Duration (sec) Start / Stop location in sky — Direction of travel?(N-S;E-W, etc) Right to Left or Left to Right? Any COLOR(s)/Sound (specify what you saw/heard) Brightness? Same as the sun? moon? Venus? Fragment? Where there parts falling off? Comments or other observations?
08MAR2013 Andrew & Henry Picton NSW Australia 21.15 5 sec E-W Green to Aqua Brighter than moon Traveling north on Hume Hwy noticed large fireball green to aqua in color lasting for 5 sec then burning out
08MAR2013 Jacquie Traralgon, Victoria, Australia 12.45 am 5 seconds North to west White then yellow and green Moon bright then sun bright as it turned yellow/green Looked like a shooting star initially but as it travelled down it grew in brightness and changed colour to yellow/green. Very bright.
08MAR2013 Sonja LABERTOUCHE, Australia 0:45:00 5sec rpughly south easterly direction. I was facing south started of just like a sml shooting star then as it was falling it was a bright red/orange ball- lit up the whole paddock, was very bright very bright like the sun not that i could see.just had a long tail on it Very exciting to watch. Nothing i have ever seen before
07MAR2013 Tiffany Wells Spokane, WA USA 18:19:00 6 sec Traveling Northwest from Bright White Venus It had a much longer, wider tail than a shooting star. At first I thought it was a shooting star, but the sun had only just gone down and it was still light. It was at leat big enough and close enough to show up in such light conditions. It was very exciting!
07MAR2013 Jim Flynn colorado springs co usa 1830hrs 10 west moving west star like moving in a westerly diredction equal to Venus no moving very rapidly
07MAR2013 Jesús Otero El Hatillo, Venezuela 18:26:00 1 sec ESE-WNW Orange – red -4 Magnitude (Venus) No None
07MAR2013 KEITH HARVEY Oman, Fins near Sur 2010(D) 10-20 secs Overhead to horizon Direction of travel South East Orange venus No Location: Approx 23N 59E
07MAR2013 SUSIE BARKA MUSCAT OMAN 19.15 5 sec N-S A LARGE ELONGATED FIREBALL BURNING WHITE HOT, WITH AN ELECTRIC BLUE TAIL FOLLOWED BY A GREEN BAND AND THEN ORANGE BAND SUN YES was very large
07MAR2013 DNA Entertainment Montebello, CA 90640 USA appx 1221am appx 4 seconds was facing south east there was a very light blue flash at first then in middle of that flash there was a even brighter blue green big flash that covered a large part in sky no noise heard before or after it was very bright and had more color and larger of flash that would come from lighting no see anything falling off This was a very big and colrful flash in the sky like ive never seen before

http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/

More unrelated meteors or is NASA hiding something?

Asteroid 2013 EC near earth today, March 4, 2013, Size of Russian meteor, Newly discovered at Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona on March 2

Asteroid 2013 EC near earth today, March 4, 2013, Size of Russian meteor, Newly discovered at Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona on March 2

“…and there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.”  … Luke 21:25

“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;”… Revelation 8:8-9

“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”…Saint Malachy

From Universe Today March 3, 2013.

“Newly Found Asteroid to Pass Within Moon’s Orbit on March 4, 2013”

“A newly found asteroid will pass just inside the orbit of the Moon, with its closest approach on March 4, 2013 at 07:35 UTC. Named 2013 EC, the asteroid is about the size of the space rock that exploded over Russia two and a half weeks ago, somewhere between 10-17 meters wide (the Russian meteorite is estimated to be about 15 meters wide when it entered Earth’s atmosphere). 2013 EC was discovered by the Mt. Lemmon Observatory in Arizona on March 2. . There is no chance this asteroid will hit Earth.

2013 EC will come within 396,000 kilometers from Earth, (246,000 miles, or around 1.0 lunar distances, 0.0026 AU.

The Moon’s distance from the Earth varies between 363,104 km (225,622 miles) at perigee (closest) and 406,696 km (252,088 miles) at apogee (most distant point).

Gianluca Masi from the Virtual Telescope Project had a live view of the asteroid when it was about twice the distance of the Moon, and a replay of that webcast is available below.”

http://www.universetoday.com/100440/newly-found-asteroid-to-pass-within-moons-orbit-on-march-4-2013/

More from NASA:

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)
(2013 EC)  2013-Mar-04 0.0025 1.0 6.9 m – 16 m 27.9 20.18

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/

Asteroid 2012 DA14 dislodged with meteoroids plausible answer, Russian Cuban Californian meteors similar trajectories, Asteroid families orbits, Unrelated?

Asteroid 2012 DA14 dislodged with meteoroids plausible answer, Russian Cuban Californian meteors similar trajectories, Asteroid families orbits, Unrelated?

“An asteroid group is a collection of asteroids that move in generally similar orbits. Within a group there may be one or more families of asteroids whose orbital characteristics are so much alike that they almost certainly came from the breakup of a single parent body.”…The Encyclopedia of Science

“Unrelated: 1 not connected to a subject that you are thinking about or discussing 2 not part of the same family”…MacMillan Dictionary

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

I have read the reports, many misquoting NASA, of the meteors over Russia, Cuba and California being unrelated to the near earth Asteroid 2012 DA14. It appears that we are getting the same hasty unreliable reporting from the media as usual and possible ass protecting from NASA.

Near earth Asteroid 2012 DA14 was only discovered about a year ago. Smaller objects dislodged from the asteroid belt at the same time would not have been detected. Indeed, was anyone warned ahead of time about the meteors that just struck?

We know for a fact that asteroids sometimes travel in “families” of pieces that are the result of collisions. These fragments travel in similar orbits. The collision or catalyst responsible for dislodging Asteroid 2012 DA14 could have caused fragmentation of that or a larger asteroid and that “family” could account for the recent meteor strikes.

Why is no one reporting this plausible explanation?

From the Mirror News February 16, 2013.

“Cosmic coincidence: Watch a SECOND meteor in the sky 6,000 miles from Russian space rock crash”

“This is ANOTHER meteor which exploded in the sky – just two hours before a space rock crash-landed in Russia injuring 1,000 people.

The fireball – reportedly followed by a loud explosion some minutes later – was spotted above Cuba at 1am GMT yesterday.

That’s 6,000 miles away from Chelyabinsk where a meteor left a 20ft crater and caused a devastating sonic boom at 3.20am GMT.

China’s Xinhua news agency reported the bright spot in the sky was spotted in the Cienfuegos area, in central Cuba.

One eyewitness said his house shook slightly in the blast and officials are scouring for any remnants of the object.

Some meteorites can be very valuable, selling for up to £433 per gram depending on their exact composition.

Scientists do not believe the space activity was linked to last night’s 150ft wide asteroid 2012 DA14, which passed within 17,000 miles last night.”

Watch the video:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/second-meteor-video-cuba-two-1712957

From Space.com February 16, 2013.

“Fireball Lights Up Northern California Skies”

“It’s really starting to look like the sky is falling.

According to media reports, a fireball streaked through the skies above California’s Bay Area Friday evening (Feb. 15), just hours after another bright meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk and a 150-foot-wide (45 meters) asteroid gave Earth a historically close shave.

The Bay Area fireball blazed up around 7:45 p.m. local time Friday (10:45 p.m. EST; 0345 GMT Saturday), NBC Bay Area reported. The meteor apparently had a bluish tinge and was visible over a wide swath of the region, from Fairfield north of San Francisco Bay down to Gilroy, which is south of San Jose.”

Read more:

http://www.space.com/19836-meteor-california-bay-area.html

Russian meteor unrelated to near earth asteroid, NASA preliminary data, 55 feet 10K tons, Trajectory significantly different, Asteroid groups in similar orbits

Russian meteor unrelated to near earth asteroid, NASA preliminary data, 55 feet 10K tons, Trajectory significantly different, Asteroid groups in similar orbits

“Unrelated: 1 not connected to a subject that you are thinking about or discussing 2 not part of the same family”…MacMillan Dictionary

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984”

According to NASA:

“Preliminary information is that this object was unrelated to asteroid 2012 DA14”

I would caution the use of the word “unrelated” in reference to the meteor.

From NASA February 15, 2013.

“Russia Meteor Not Linked to Asteroid Flyby”

“Update: February 15, 2013 7pm PST

New information provided by a worldwide network of sensors has allowed scientists to refine their estimates for the size of the object that entered that atmosphere and disintegrated in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia, at 7:20:26 p.m. PST, or 10:20:26 p.m. EST on Feb. 14 (3:20:26 UTC on Feb. 15).

The estimated size of the object, prior to entering Earth’s atmosphere, has been revised upward from 49 feet (15 meters) to 55 feet (17 meters), and its estimated mass has increased from 7,000 to 10,000 tons. Also, the estimate for energy released during the event has increased by 30 kilotons to nearly 500 kilotons of energy released. These new estimates were generated using new data that had been collected by five additional infrasound stations located around the world – the first recording of the event being in Alaska, over 6,500 kilometers away from Chelyabinsk. The infrasound data indicates that the event, from atmospheric entry to the meteor’s airborne disintegration took 32.5 seconds. The calculations using the infrasound data were performed by Peter Brown at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

“We would expect an event of this magnitude to occur once every 100 years on average,” said Paul Chodas of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “When you have a fireball of this size we would expect a large number of meteorites to reach the surface and in this case there were probably some large ones.”

The trajectory of the Russia meteor was significantly different than the trajectory of the asteroid 2012 DA14, which hours later made its flyby of Earth, making it a completely unrelated object. The Russia meteor is the largest reported since 1908, when a meteor hit Tunguska, Siberia.


Preliminary information indicates that a meteor in Chelyabinsk, Russia, is not related to asteroid 2012 DA14, which is flying by Earth safely today.

The Russia meteor is the largest reported since 1908, when a meteor hit Tunguska, Siberia. The meteor entered the atmosphere at about 40,000 mph (18 kilometers per second). The impact time was 7:20:26 p.m. PST, or 10:20:26 p.m. EST on Feb. 14 (3:20:26 UTC on Feb. 15), and the energy released by the impact was in the hundreds of kilotons.

Based on the duration of the event, it was a very shallow entry. It was larger than the meteor over Indonesia on Oct. 8, 2009. Measurements are still coming in, and a more precise measure of the energy may be available later. The size of the object before hitting the atmosphere was about 49 feet (15 meters) and had a mass of about 7,000 tons.

The meteor, which was about one-third the diameter of asteroid 2012 DA14, was brighter than the sun. Its trail was visible for about 30 seconds, so it was a grazing impact through the atmosphere.

It is important to note that this estimate is preliminary, and may be revised as more data is obtained.”

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/asteroids/news/asteroid20130215.html

We know that asteroids can travel in “family” groups in the asteroid belt. This is believed to be the result of collisions that break up asteroids with the pieces continuing to travel in similar orbits.

“Several asteroids, including (243) Ida, (45) Eugenia, and (762) Pulcova, are known to have small moons of their own.”

“Collisions gave rise to the Hirayama families and at least some of the planet-crossing asteroids. Tiny fragments from the latter enter Earth’s atmosphere to become sporadic meteors, while larger pieces survive passage through the atmosphere to end up as meteorites. The very largest produce craters such as the Barringer Crater, and one may have been responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.”

“An asteroid group is a collection of asteroids that move in generally similar orbits. Within a group there may be one or more families of asteroids whose orbital characteristics are so much alike that they almost certainly came from the breakup of a single parent body.”

http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/A/asteroid.html#groups

Whether or not this meteor was officially associated with the near earth asteroid, it is certainly plausible and could happen in the future.

If NASA had a clear understanding of the meteor and its trajectory, why wasn’t Russia warned?

Russian meteor part of Asteroid 2012 DA14?, Comet Shoemaker Levy broke up approaching Jupiter, Meteor comet similarities, Near earth asteroid fragments, Cuba meteor?

Russian meteor part of Asteroid 2012 DA14?, Comet Shoemaker Levy broke up approaching Jupiter, Meteor comet similarities, Near earth asteroid fragments, Cuba meteor?

“…and there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.”  … Luke 21:25

“And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;”… Revelation 8:8-9

“In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End.”…Saint Malachy

At approx. 8:30 ET time this morning, in the presence of 2 college student friends, I proposed the theory of the Russian meteor being a fragment or tag along of Asteroid 2012 DA14 which is passing close to earth today. Another meteor make have struck Cuba today.

Asteroids and Comets are made up of some of the same substances.

From NASA.

“What Are The Differences Between An Asteroid, Comet, Meteoroid, Meteor and Meteorite?

In space, a large rocky body in orbit about the Sun is referred to as an asteroid or minor planet whereas much smaller particles in orbit about the Sun are referred to as meteoroids. Once a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere and vaporizes, it becomes a meteor (i.e., shooting star). If a small asteroid or large meteoroid survives its fiery passage through the Earth’s atmosphere and lands upon the Earth’s surface, it is then called a meteorite. Cometary debris is the source of most small meteoroid particles. Many comets generate meteoroid streams when their icy cometary nuclei pass near the Sun and release the dust particles that were once embedded in the cometary ices. These meteoroid particles then follow in the wake of the parent comet. Collisions between asteroids in space create smaller asteroidal fragments and these fragments are the sources of most meteorites that have struck the Earth’s surface.

Because they are readily available for study, many meteorites have already been subjected to detailed chemical and physical analyses in laboratories. If particular asteroids can be identified as the sources for some of the well-studied meteorites, a detailed knowledge of the meteorite’s composition and structure will provide important information on the chemical mixture and conditions from which the parent asteroid formed 4.6 billion years ago.

Summary Table

Asteroid A relatively small, inactive, rocky body orbiting the Sun.
Comet A relatively small, at times active, object whose ices can vaporize in sunlight forming an atmosphere (coma) of dust and gas and, sometimes, a tail of dust and/or gas.
Meteoroid A small particle from a comet or asteroid orbiting the Sun.
Meteor The light phenomena which results when a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere and vaporizes; a shooting star.
Meteorite A meteoroid that survives its passage through the Earth’s atmosphere and lands upon the Earth’s surface.

http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/faq/

Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9

“Comet P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 was discovered by Carolyn and Gene Shoemaker and David Levy in a photograph taken on March 18, 1993 with the 0.4-meter Schmidt telescope at Mt. Palomar. The comet was in orbit around Jupiter with a period of about 2 years, and last made a close approach to Jupiter on July 7, 1992, at a distance of approximately 0.38 Jupiter radii (71,400 km) above the cloud tops. Approximately 1.5 to 2.2 hours after closest approach, the comet (which was presumably a single body at the time) was broken apart by tidal forces into at least 21 pieces.”

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/comet_body.html

From Planet Infowars February 15, 2013.

“BREAKING NEWS

Meteor Crash, This Time In CUBA
Meteor fall again

Cuba, 15.02.2013 Residents of a locality ‘in the central region of Cuba said they had seen an object that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook the houses of the place: it is learned from testimonies collected by local television. In service published this morning by Rodas, town in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses described a very bright light that has come to have large size, comparable to that of a bus, before exploding in the sky.

Huge explosion in the sky in Cuba Meanwhile, also from Cuba has been reported in an explosion sky. In the central region of the island has seen an object that fell from the sky and exploded with a great noise, which shook the houses in the place, reports on local television. In a report released this morning by Rodas, town in the province of Cienfuegos, witnesses described a very bright light that has come to have large size, comparable to that of a bus, before exploding in the sky. Marcos Rodriguez, a resident in region, as defined by the issuer an expert, reported that “everything seems to indicate that it was a fireball, which is a fragment of stone and metal that enters the Earth’s atmosphere at high speed.” Experts are now examining the area for possible remains Rodas minerals falling from the sky, the TV station added.”

http://planet.infowars.com/science/cuba-meteor-explodes-breaking-news-of-science-astronomy-via-world-update-on-fb