Posted by TW on August 05, 2018 in categories Editors' picks, Meteor activity, Video gallery
Long-lasting daylight fireball over Western Siberia, impact reported, Russia
A bright daylight fireball was recorded over Western Siberia during late afternoon hours of August 4, 2018 (local time). The event lasted up to 20 seconds.
The event was recorded from several towns, including Yugansk and Surgut, and reported that it landed in a remote area.
Hundreds record long-lasting bright fireball over Australia, meteorites likely near Canberra
Posted by TW on August 05, 2018 in categories Editors' picks , Meteor activity , Video gallery
A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over New South Wales and Victoria, Australia around 08:30 UTC (18:30 local time) on August 4, 2018. The event lasted for more than 8 seconds and was recorded by hundreds of people. Astronomers said the object could have been between the size of a basketball and a fridge.
Hundreds of people reported seeing the meteor, David Finlay of Australian Meteor Reports said. Witnesses described a spectacular, bright orange or red to green and blue fireball.
"It was traveling east to west at super speed. It had a beautiful long bright blue tail. It split in two and then vanished. I’ve spent the last hour researching fireballs and now I’m completely hooked," Ms. Javs wrote on AMR's Facebook page.
Finlay said up to 700 people had joined his Facebook page since the sighting.
"I'm very confident that this meteor was large enough to survive to the ground," he said.
According to his preliminary analysis, meteorites might have fallen around Cooma, near the Snowy Mountains south of Canberra.
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According to RT, the emergencies ministry said it's unaware of whatever dazzled the locals.
Some suggested it was a piece of a rocket burning up the atmosphere due to its entry angle and long-lasting nature.
There were no planned re-entries for August 4.