Fireball tally from American Meteor Society

Gawan

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Oh dear. It seems like we're going up another notch. All these articles on SOTT:

Yet another fireball lights up early-morning sky in U.S. Midwest, American Meteor Society says September 2013 most active month since it began tracking in 2005

And then:

Meteor Alert - Several larger meteor events expected! NEO Asteroids close approaches October 2013

I went back to AMS yesterday and was shocked to see that there had been 106 new confirmed events in a mere 8 days since the last update. Now I went back this morning and was shocked again to see 25 new events in less than a day. So we've had 131 new reports in the last 9 days! That is truly significant.

The event #2456 was even reported by as many as 71 people over 7 states (it happened yesterday/today depending on your time zone).

Event Map

Now if I compare with the rate 9 days ago and add the new events we get up to 8.45/d so an increase of 2.4%. We already have 278 more events that last year's total. And the year's certainly not over yet.

I've got a bad feeling over this. We may be very soon to witness another major event. Let us hope that this time people will wake up.

Of course, the NASA won't be there to help...

Eventually it could get up even more since earth should come across some meteor streams/showers. As I'm aware of Orionids and Dragonids for October.

_http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

But I get the impression if earth is constantly in a stream and if it gets more dense in a way.
 

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Gawan said:
Eventually it could get up even more since earth should come across some meteor streams/showers. As I'm aware of Orionids and Dragonids for October.

_http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

But I get the impression if earth is constantly in a stream and if it gets more dense in a way.

Indeed, though the Orionids, and to a lesser extent the Draconids, will be out there, and there's always a chance they will be blamed for unrelated sightings: http://www.sott.net/article/267581-Brilliant-fireball-seen-over-most-of-Western-Australia-14-October-2013

Another big one: http://www.sott.net/article/267580-Spectacular-Meteor-12-October-2013-Saitama-Japan
 
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1984 said:
Gawan said:
Eventually it could get up even more since earth should come across some meteor streams/showers. As I'm aware of Orionids and Dragonids for October.

_http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide

But I get the impression if earth is constantly in a stream and if it gets more dense in a way.

Indeed, though the Orionids, and to a lesser extent the Draconids, will be out there, there's always a chance they will be blamed for unrelated sightings: http://www.sott.net/article/267581-Brilliant-fireball-seen-over-most-of-Western-Australia-14-October-2013

Another big one: http://www.sott.net/article/267580-Spectacular-Meteor-12-October-2013-Saitama-Japan

Indeed, since the time of Draconids and Orionids has cometh, they might be blamed in any case something happens. Kind of like: ''Don't worry, that was just a bigger chunk in the Orionids but it's over now. Go back to sleep. Nothing to see.''
 

SeekinTruth

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Yeah, it's REALLY remarkable how much these things continue to increase. Kinda scary and exciting to keep track of them.
 

Aeneas

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Spaceweather.com must have caught on that there is an increase happening and that they can't keep silent about it.

They now have a new feature called All Sky Fireball Network, which everyday shows the number of fireballs observed over the US in the 24 hours before. It includes trajectory. Just scroll down on their page. It is located just above the Near Earth Asteroid section.
 

c.a.

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SeekinTruth said:
Yeah, it's REALLY remarkable how much these things continue to increase. Kinda scary and exciting to keep track of them.

A good link for listening to the incoming, with the continued rain of cometary, and meteor debris bombardment. :whistle:

S.P.A.M
The S.P.A.M. Meteor Detection Group is based at the Norman Lockyer Observatory

Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, Devon, U.K.
www.merriott-astro.co.uk/About.htm
How it works
When a meteor strikes Earth’s atmosphere it decelerates rapidly. The ram pressure created by Earth’s atmosphere causes the meteor to burn up at extremely high temperatures creating the bright “shooting star” that we are all familiar with. This process also ionises the air along the trail making it possible to reflect radio waves.
Live Audio
merriott-astro.no-ip.org:88/broadwave.m3u?src=1&rate=0
SPAM 3D
Our system translates the reflected wave into three main parameters - amplitude (strength), frequency shift (Doppler shift) and decay time. This helps us determine the relative size of the meteor strike (vertical scale) and the relative approximate speed and deceleration (amount of shift and width of the trace).
www.merriott-astro.co.uk/spam3D.htm

Fire in the Sky News / Meteorite hits home
Published on Oct 15, 2013
104 reports from East Coast Event! Big fireball/Japan 12th / ISON in California!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUbSmcucQzs
 

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LQB

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There is also a little-known form of EM communications called "meteor burst" and looks just like the pic at the end of c.a.'s post above. This works in the 40-60 MHz band - where these frequencies are not usually reflected back to earth. What happens is that a small meteor burst results in a short period of dense ionization of the local upper atmosphere, allowing short bursts of comm signals to be reflected back to earth. The signals that use this mode are usually low bandwidth remote sensors like those planted in remote areas to measure temp, humidity, rain, etc.

The way things are today, you could probably use this band to communicate near continuously due to meteor density.
 
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UPDATE

As of today (315 days into 2013), we are now up to 2,829 confirmed events in the USA.

Therefore, the rate has now gone up to 8.98/d meaning a 8.8% increase since last month.
 

LQB

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Here is the latest AMS data up to today:
 

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Pashalis said:
LQB said:
Here is the latest AMS data up to today:

Well that speaks for itself (again)...
And we still have one month to go!

Yep. Since the last update there were nearly 200 more events (meaning in a little over half a month). We're already over 3000. Talk about a increase since last year.

I think that it is rather evident that it's only a question of time before everything goes bad.
 

SeekinTruth

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JayMark said:
Pashalis said:
LQB said:
Here is the latest AMS data up to today:

Well that speaks for itself (again)...
And we still have one month to go!

Yep. Since the last update there were nearly 200 more events (meaning in a little over half a month). We're already over 3000. Talk about a increase since last year.

I think that it is rather evident that it's only a question of time before everything goes bad.

Yeah, following this data really keeps the very pronounced increase of this phenomena very prominent in one's mind. It's really remarkable for those paying attention....
 

c.a.

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U tube commentary, with a thought of it's possible origin. :whistle:

ISON Incoming Update!
_www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXVimdMpea8
Meteor Alert! Large Bolide Meteor Events Expected from 26DEC-12JAN2014
Links
AMS
http://amsmeteors.org/fireball_event/...
The AMS has received over 460 reports so far about a fireball over the border of Iowa and Minnesota. (Dec. 26th) around 5:35pm central time.
Witnessed described a fireball as bright as the Sun that fragmented into many parts. Several witnesses reported sonic effects associated with the meteors including at least three reports of delayed booms.

Below is an estimated trajectory of the fireball based on witness reports based on two different algorithms. (RA: 205.72714158 / 13:42 – DEC: -2.72008690)

Meteor over North Liberty
The National Weather Service reported a possible meteor over Iowa last night, possibly catching it on one of its cameras.
This morning, Assistant Streets Superintendent Dan Lange discovered that a security camera at the public works facility on S. Front Street captured the meteor.
vimeo.com/82795929 (Video)

Breaking News- OK TX Meteor 27DEC2013 with video
_http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot...

-The Heavens :halo: against the :evil: psychopaths-
_www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUU5rMgSj_I
 

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Gloria54

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This fireball was sighted 12/27
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=674FCoO_xYs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D674FCoO_xYs
 
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