Fireball tally from American Meteor Society

Eboard10

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Thanks for the update Pashalis. So the charts now show US only sightings, correct? Looks like we have another record year across the board.

Do you know what does the total figure include apart from the ones already specified? It seems that the 2015 drop was coming from that section since the number of fragmentation and sound only sightings kept on rising and the confirmed fireballs only saw a modest decrease back then.
 

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Eboard10 said:
Thanks for the update Pashalis. So the charts now show US only sightings, correct? Looks like we have another record year across the board.

Yep that's the case.

Eboard10 said:
Do you know what does the total figure include apart from the ones already specified?

What do you mean exactly, I don't understand? That's the total figure for the US right now (in all departments). Do you mean the total data worldwide? Pierre didn't use that Data in his book, because the US data service from AMS is the most reliable, in regards to showing an actual trend that comes close to reality. The other data from other sytems like the one in japan and germany are far less reliable to draw conclutions from. Pierre is right and that's why I only post the data from the US as well.
 

Eboard10

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Pashalis said:
Eboard10 said:
Do you know what does the total figure include apart from the ones already specified?

What do you mean exactly, I don't understand? That's the total figure for the US right now (in all departments). Do you mean the total data worldwide? Pierre didn't use that Data in his book, because the US data service from AMS is the most reliable, in regards to showing an actual trend that comes close to reality. The other data from other sytems like the one in japan and germany are far less reliable to draw conclutions from. Pierre is right and that's why I only post the data from the US as well.

I meant to ask for the other components of "All Reports about Sightings".

The chart shows that the drop in "All Reports about Sightings" back in 2015 is larger than the drop seen in "Confirmed fireballs", so I was wondering if the former includes sightings about other phenomena?
 

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Eboard10 said:
Pashalis said:
Eboard10 said:
Do you know what does the total figure include apart from the ones already specified?

What do you mean exactly, I don't understand? That's the total figure for the US right now (in all departments). Do you mean the total data worldwide? Pierre didn't use that Data in his book, because the US data service from AMS is the most reliable, in regards to showing an actual trend that comes close to reality. The other data from other sytems like the one in japan and germany are far less reliable to draw conclutions from. Pierre is right and that's why I only post the data from the US as well.

I meant to ask for the other components of "All Reports about Sightings".

The chart shows that the drop in "All Reports about Sightings" back in 2015 is larger than the drop seen in "Confirmed fireballs", so I was wondering if the former includes sightings about other phenomena?

Well that could be but I don't think that is the most likely expalnation. They have a pretty good system that can exclude "other sightings" from their system (speaking about the US system here). So overall, the drop in 2015, in both categories correspondingly, can probably explained by something like this:

Pierre said:
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Pashalis said:
By the way Pierre: http://sonotaco.jp/doc/SNM/index.html just published their data for 2015 as well. The problem now is, if we update that data until 2015 as well, that te premise that there is a increase in that time frame is probably not there anymore, as originally stated in the book back then for that data. That would then also apply to the footnote to that graph. So what should we do there?

I'm still not sure if the Sonota Data is as objective as the AMS data, because of they way they gather their data compared to the Sonota data...

All other data in those two chapters still fits with your analysis of back then (that there is an overall increase)...

Indeed we still can mention an overall increase. Actually, I would not be surprised if we crossed a first cluster ( roughly 2010-2013) then experienced a temporary slowdown before entering a second cluster. Meteor density is not homogeneous. Maybe that could be added in a footnote.

And the simultanious continuation of the trend in the other categories (sound and fragmentation) without the drop, is certainly interesting and I don't quite know either, what exactly to make out of it. Maybe the fragments got smaller at that time frame, thus more likely to fragment and make sounds? Thus the drop was "covered" in those segments?
 

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Pashalis said:
And the simultanious continuation of the trend in the other categories (sound and fragmentation) without the drop, is certainly interesting and I don't quite know either, what exactly to make out of it. Maybe the fragments got smaller at that time frame, thus more likely to fragment and make sounds? Thus the drop was "covered" in those segments?

Reports Report 971a (Event 971-2010)
http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/report/105231
Name Christopher K
Address Wyalusing, WI
Latitude 42° 56' 59.82'' N (42.94995°)
Longitude 91° 8' 20.44'' W (-91.13901°)

Concurrent Sound Yes
Remarks Huge explosion. Louder than any firework or anything I have heard.

Persistent train Yes
Duration 3s
Length 10°
Remarks Could hear it sizzle as it went directly above us. Sounded as though it was possibly dropping rain drop sized fragments in trees around us. Mostly green and very bright.

Terminal flash Yes
Remarks Flash occurred just over hill we were standing next to. Very bright daylight flash.

With daily checks on the AMS site, this is one of the many, consistent reports this observer cites.

Brighter,
Longer lasting,
Sounds, often, (sizzling)
Larger displays of sparks and trains leaving spectators in awe.
Multiple fragmentation's.
Uncertainty if maybe some fragments (small) may have impacted near the observation.
Lots of level 3 and 4 sighting experience's more common.

Yes agreed, the charts show a labor of love, as the accumulation of the data and the time it takes to deliver is labor intensive.

Thanks P.

UK Meteor Observation Network 1-2-17

https://youtu.be/_nb5eeLWAmQ
 

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An asteroid just flew by Earth about 50% closer than the moon, and we barely saw it coming
_http://uk.businessinsider.com/asteroid-flyby-nearer-than-moon-2017-1?r=US&IR=T
5873d146dd08951e208b47e0-1433


Two large meteor fireballs caught on camera in northwestern Russia Video
RT Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:28 UTC
Sott.net https://www.sott.net/article/339046-Two-large-meteor-fireballs-caught-on-camera-in-northwestern-Russia

Navy Satellite Images/Comet Honda Approaching Earth.
Published on Jan 8, 2017
_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bYdFP1gD-0

Near-Earth Asteroid Set to Pass Within Earth-Moon System
The newly discovered asteroid will fly safely by Earth on 2017-01-09 at 1247 UTC.
_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVKCxmSerGg

Published on Jan 7, 2017 AMS_Event_37 captured on 01/06/2017 at 10:32pm

https://youtu.be/vVqZZsqNbNU
 

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Pashalis, can you please attach your 2016 AMS Fireball graphs here? The bilderload.com links no longer work.
 

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Pashalis, can you please attach your 2016 AMS Fireball graphs here? The bilderload.com links no longer work.

The table is here:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1s8RP2pao-F7Y45f6ax8Sz_WIC6Z-7rzI-u8bwBfpdLo/edit?usp=sharing

And the two pictures are attached...
 

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angelburst29

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Homes in Texas were shaken by a sonic boom this weekend as what appeared to be a gigantic meteor streaked overhead. Dozens of locals reported that the meteor was clearly visible as it barreled through the night sky of west Texas.

Texas Homes Rattled by Meteor’s Sonic Boom (VIDEO)
https://sputniknews.com/us/201702281051133454-texas-meteor-sonic-boom-sighted/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIECzwnNiUs (0:59 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6Fy8KEgEVA (0:07 min.)

28.02.2017 - The meteor also created a sonic boom so loud that police and fire departments in Parker County received phone calls from distressed locals who thought there had been an explosion. The American Meteor Society received reports from people in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Kansas as well. The meteor was spotted as far west as Arkansas.

Weatherford police officer Tiffany Vanzant's patrol car dash camera captured the meteor streaking across the sky, looking like a spear of light.

"Officer Vanzant had a front-row seat to a truly spectacular sight, and thanks to her in-car camera and a little movie-making magic, we want to share it with everyone," the Weatherford Police Department said. "It is important to note that there were no space aliens hurt in the making of this video!"

Nathan Fines, a deputy fire marshal, claimed to have heard a crack like thunder when the meteor made its flyby. "You could see a flash, like if an electrical transformer flashes at night, up to our northwest, but it was cloudy here — kinda rainy — so we didn't actually see any kind of fireball or anything," Hines told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

Mike Hankey with the American Meteor Society said that Earth is hit with hundreds of meteors a day but only a tiny fraction have the size necessary to produce a sonic boom. "A lot of people think it's something hitting the ground," he told Lubbock. "Actually, like 10 miles up into the atmosphere creates that sonic effect that's like a rumbling sound or an exploding sound."

The meteor likely made landfall somewhere in Lubbock County, 50-100 miles southeast of the city of Lubbock, according to Hines. "Local residents, just be on the lookout for any weird black rocks," he said, adding that the rocks would be unusually heavy and smooth.
 

tohuwabohu

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Here is monthly chart of fireball events from AMS database for those who are interested. Confirmed fireball events in the US only. Seems there is slight change in distribution throughout the year, more fireballs in the summer compared to what it used to be.
 

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c.a.

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You Tuber brings up some interesting graph's, and time lines of the current fireball activity. The rest of his ideas, or theory's are questionable.


Newest numbers of this year (2017)
Mar 3, 2017
_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNiRnSS9dX0
In Signs No. 13, we looked at the alarming trend for fireballs, based on statistical data up through November 2016. Then we will look at the newest numbers from December 2016 through January of this year.

Edit: Kudos on the chart tohuwabohu. And thanks for your labors.
 

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Not fireballs but we just had three close approaches by asteroids around March 20th:

from _http://iawn.net/

Asteroid designation: 2017 FM1
Discovery station: Catalina Sky Survey
Close approach date (UTC): 2017 03 20.94
Close approach distance (× lunar distance): 0.33

Asteroid designation: 2017 FN1
Discovery station: Mt. Lemmon Survey
Close approach date (UTC): 2017 03 20.88
Close approach distance (× lunar distance): 0.17

Asteroid designation: 2017 FS
Discovery station: Mt. Lemmon Survey
Close approach date (UTC): 2017 03 19.15
Close approach distance (× lunar distance): 0.28
 

c.a.

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Active ..... :halo:............And a good catch from Sott https://www.sott.net/article/352922-Doorbell-camera-captures-meteor-fireball-exploding-over-Arizona

Published on Jun 5, 2017

https://youtu.be/GKEqt8U9YGY
June 5, 2017: At just one location Earth is being hit by over a 100 meteors per hour and are not in any scheduled or foreseen meteor showers.

http://www.meteorscan.com/meteor-live... Here
http://www.livemeteors.com ............and here
 

c.a.

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**EPIC METEOR STORM** - Meteorscan Detects over 500 meteors per hour! :whistle:
Published on Jun 23, 2017

https://youtu.be/OJtZgRqk5CY
June 23, 2017: Earth just went through a unprecedented meteor storm. Blitzed with over 500 meteors per hour!
http://www.meteorscan.com/meteor-live...

Near Earth Asteroids
_http://www.spaceweather.com/
_https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
On June 24, 2017 there were 1803 potentially hazardous asteroids.
Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.
http://icecream.me/uploads/41b75f53f273c4e074dc67c65de3535e.png

Massive asteroids in popular meteor shower Taurids pose major threat
The Cosmos News
_https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RL1qKepHlg
Published on Jun 10, 2017
Scientists have discovered a new branch of the Taurids meteor stream that could pose a major risk to Earth, with asteroids up to 1,000 feet wide flying past us every few years.

The Taurids meteor shower peaks every October and November, producing a relatively small display of shooting stars as the planet passes through its stream.

Meteor shower displays happen when tiny bits of cosmic debris enter Earth’s atmosphere and burn up in the sky. Because the Taurids are made up of branches and a core, activity levels increase and decrease depending on how much debris Earth passes through.

Fireball and Bolide Data (Interactive Chart)
Fireballs Reported by the US Gov Sensors
(!988 April-15 to 2017 June 20)
_https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/fireballs/
The following chart shows reported fireball events for which geographic location data are provided. Each event’s calculated total impact energy is indicated by its relative size and by a color. Hover over an event to see its details.
 

c.a.

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Thought I'd document the recent meteor, fireball, comet, and asteroid observations. These are the reported sightings as of today, September15, 2017.

Fireball Over Missouri 09142017 021636CDT Slowed (:27)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzNc1iK_RAc
Fireball on the night of September 14, 2017 caught by my webcam in Marshall, Arkansas at the Rock N Java Coffee Shop on the Hwy 65 Scenic Overlook. Microseven Webcam faces WNW.

Meteor Sightings Over British Columbia & Alberta Caught On Camera
Published on Sep 13, 2017

https://youtu.be/vwdWE9Ny9CA?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0
Numerous residents say a ball of flame streaked across the night sky in British Columbia, causing a bright flash and a loud boom as a suspected meteor blazed through Earth’s atmosphere. One resident recounts the sighting of the meteor as a "green-colored streak that split into two and spread across the sky, and then just completely went out."

AMS American Meteor Society (:07)
Published on Sep 12, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LZCpbXZSG4
This video has been uploaded on the American Meteor Society Website. AMS Event: 3171-2017, Report 120019 (3171a-2017) Credit:A. Wallace

Events in 2017 3140-2017
https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2017/3140
AMS received 25 reports about a fireball seen over CA, NV and OR on Monday, September 11th 2017 around 02:52 UT.

Fireball 2
Two bright meteor fireballs recorded over Spain on consecutive nights
https://www.sott.net/article/361932-Two-bright-meteor-fireballs-recorded-over-Spain-on-consecutive-nights
Sott.net Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:52 UTC

Meteor fireball shoots across the night sky in Iceland (video)
https://www.sott.net/article/361869-Meteor-fireball-shoots-across-the-night-sky-in-Iceland
Iceland Monitor Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:35 UTC

Meteor fireball streaks over St. Petersburg, Russia
https://www.sott.net/article/361803-Meteor-fireball-streaks-over-St-Petersburg-Russia
RT Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:04 UTC

Fireball meteor shoots across Iceland's night sky
Wed 13 Sep 2017 | 9.15 GMT
http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/nature_and_travel/2017/09/13/fireball_meteor_shoots_across_iceland_s_night_sky/

Meteor shower stuns residents of Townsville, Australia
https://www.sott.net/article/361709-Meteor-shower-stuns-residents-of-Townsville-Australia
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:55 UTC Andrew Backhouse Townsville Bulletin

Events in 2017 3138-2017
https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2017/3138
AMS received 68 reports about a fireball seen over Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie, Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Grand Est, Aargau, Fribourg, Valais and Bade-Wurtemberg on Sunday, September 10th 2017 around 19:29 UT.

Fireball
Huge, unidentified fireball filmed over Krasnodar, Russia
https://www.sott.net/article/361562-Huge-unidentified-fireball-filmed-over-Krasnodar-Russia
RT Sat, 09 Sep 2017 17:55 UTC

Events in 2017 3122-2017
https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2017/3122
AMS received 31 reports about a fireball seen over CA on Friday, September 8th 2017 around 04:28 UT.

AMS American Meteor Society
Published on Sep 7, 2017

https://youtu.be/OTSR5s4W-5w?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0
This video has been uploaded on the American Meteor Society Website. AMS Event: 3068-2017, Report 119822 (3068lw-2017) Credit:A. BESSEL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyYwhFaZZGw

Autumn comets (Plus Latest images)
https://www.britastro.org/node/11146
http://www.britastro.org/cometobs/2017o1/index.html
C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)
2017o1_20170902_0040_dgb_0.jpg

This is a fairly recent discovery picked up by the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae. It was discovered on 2017 July 19 and appeared to be in outburst at the time. The comet is very diffuse there has been a large scatter in total magnitude estimates however the comet has been brightening slowly. At the beginning of September it was around 9th magnitude and it is expected to brighten to around 8th magnitude in October by which time it will be very well placed in Perseus. It continues to move north and by the end of December will be a 9th magnitude object a few degrees from the pole.

Events in 2017 3068-2017 (14 videos)
https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2017/3068
AMS received 313 reports about a fireball seen over Alberta, MT, ID, WA, British Columbia and Saskatchewan on Tuesday, September 5th 2017 around 05:08 UT.

Large meteor fireball lights up night sky over British Columbia, Canada
Kenny Mason News1130
https://www.sott.net/article/361123-Large-meteor-fireball-lights-up-night-sky-over-British-Columbia-Canada
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 06:56 UTC

https://youtu.be/pVcQqJ492y0?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0

39541_1876_mid.jpg

Location Hansville US Geo Loc 47.9202° / -122.5856°Elevation 17.3010m

Events in 2017 3047-2017
https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2017/3047
AMS received 31 reports about a fireball seen over OR, WA and NV on Saturday, September 2nd 2017 around 06:24 UT.

Giant asteroid 'Florence' has two moons as it whizzed past Earth
https://www.sott.net/article/360922-Giant-asteroid-Florence-has-two-moons-as-it-whizzed-past-Earth
RT Sat, 02 Sep 2017 16:58 UTC
AsteroidMap-Florence-horizon-view-m-002.jpg

http://bcmeteors.net/?p=719

06 - Monitoring comet outbursts (Miles 22:45)
britishastronomical Published on Sep 1, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExFJBIlgsoE
A talk given at the BAA Comet Section meeting on 2017 June 17
 
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