Tag: meteor

Nov 5, 2015

Video: Shooting Star in Bangkok Lights Up the Night Sky

Video: Shooting Star in Bangkok Lights Up the Night Sky

Amazing dash cam footage shows a mysterious shooting star over Bangkok, Thailand on November 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm local time.

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Nov 18, 2014

Huge Fiery Flash in the Sky Seen in Russia

Huge Fiery Flash in the Sky Seen in Russia

Residents in the Sverdlovsk region of Russia witnessed a huge fiery flash in the sky on 14 November 2014 around 6:39 pm local time. Thankfully the prevalence of dash cams meant there was plenty of amateur footage to capture the event. I’ve included a second video below for another view of the fiery phenomenon.…

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Nov 2, 2014

Timelapse Photographer Capturing the Milky Way Films Giant Fireball in the Sky

Timelapse Photographer Capturing the Milky Way Films Giant Fireball in the Sky

Photographer Wes Eisenhauer was filming a timelapse of the Milky Way Galaxy on the night of 16 October 2014 when he captured an incredible fireball in the sky. The phenomenon is referred to as a bolide which is a very bright meteor of an apparent magnitude of −14 or brighter.

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Jul 29, 2014

This is a Cut and Polished Chinga Meteorite

This is a Cut and Polished Chinga Meteorite

Seen here is a 773 gram polished Chinga meteorite. The quarter-cut specimen was found in Turvinskaya, Russia and has been cut and polished on two sides. The rest of the meteorite retains its natural light brown crust, creating a dramatic contrast. This particular specimen, which was offered by Arizona Skies Meteorites has been sold,…

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Oct 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: The 2013 Perseids Meteor Shower

Picture of the Day: The 2013 Perseids Meteor Shower

THE 2013 PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER Photograph by DAVID KINGHAM Blog | Flickr | Facebook | Google+ | Twitter Seen here are the prolific Perseids meteor shower captured on the night of August 13, 2013 by photographer David Kingham. According to Wikipedia: The stream of debris is called the Perseid cloud and stretches…

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Apr 12, 2013

The 4.5 Billion Year Old Fukang Meteorite

The 4.5 Billion Year Old Fukang Meteorite

Photograph via kikootwo on Reddit Back in the year 2000, a 1,003 kilogram (2,211 lbs) meteorite was discovered near Fukang, a city located in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China. Named the ‘Fukang meteorite‘, it was identified as a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite, with striking olivine crystals throughout. Pallasites are extremely rare…

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