Networks across the world that record meteors and fire balls

thorbiorn

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Accross the world there are local networks of people who track meteors and fire balls with cameras. One possibility of this thread could be to collect links to local networks, so people can go an check out what is going on in their local skies.

In Denmark there is:
Social network page: _https://www.facebook.com/stjerneskud/
Twitter account _https://twitter.com/stjerneskudinfo where updates get posted automatically directly from the cameras
A website: _stjerneskud.info that lists the observation
A site where one can report observations of fire balls: _http://www.ildkugle.dk

The inspiration for this thread arose as I saw a picture from the UK Meteo Network which presented the picture attached below. The picture gives rise to many questions about the coverage and sensitivity of the various cameras, but shows that there are many cameras in Europe that keep their lenses open, when others are asleep. In order to show up on the twitter there has to be two camera observations, otherwise there is no data to calculate the orbit and pathway. Sometimes there are spectacular events that get missed out, because of lack of sufficient and accurate observations. If there is only one or no camera the observations of people have to be accurate, which is why the above page _www.ildkugle.dk has many questions in case one wishes to report. For instance there was a bright fireball over eastern Denmark on november 18, but not enough incoming data from cameras and or people to do more calculations.

For UK I found so far:
Twitter account: _https://twitter.com/UKMeteorNetwork
Web page: _https://ukmeteornetwork.co.uk/ For instance the just published a full report of the fireball observed in late November 24-25: _https://ukmeteornetwork.co.uk/news/fireball-night-full-report/
 

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thorbiorn

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While looking for more networks:
For Central Europe, there is: European Fireball Network - Wikipedia
Feuerkugelnetz – Wikipedia has a picture of the camera positions.
For France, though less specific, as they cover very many other areas: http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/index.htm which on http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/url.htm mentions:
From
Norway: http://norskmeteornettverk.no/wordpress/?p=2112
Sweden: https://www.astro.uu.se/~meteor/
One can no doubt find more.
 

thorbiorn

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Perhaps one way of looking for meteor and fireball scouting networks in different countries is to translate words like meteor, fireball, bolide etc. into local languages and then look up these words using different search engines and social networks. That is how I found some of the links in the previous post.
 

thorbiorn

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A comment about data on the Scandinavian meteor networks
Looking a bit more here is the Swedish page that has a log of recent bright meteor and fireball events: Index of /~meteor/data/trigger In the summer they would have fewer observations because the nights are short. In winter, there may be a lot of cloud cover.
The corresponding for Norway is: Meteorobservasjoner
For Denmark, it is: Stjerneskud -> click "Observationer"

Below is an example of finding information about meteors, bolides etc in a language I did not speak.
Moving into Chinese the faster way
One can look up relevant words on the Wiki in say English, then find Chinese and look up the article, take the highlighted term and enter it into the search engines of one's choice.
As an example, Chelyabinsk meteor - Wikipedia gave https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013年车里雅宾斯克小行星撞击事件 which then led to https://haokan.baidu.com/web/search/page?query=车里雅宾斯克小行星撞击事件

Moving into Chinese the slow way - with examples
First was the job of translating. Translate.yandex.com and fanyi.baidu.com translated "meteor observation" as 流星观测 with the first two signs meaning just meteor. I tried to look up what is posted on the Chinese website Baidu. The search string for videos is https://haokan.baidu.com/web/search/page?query=流星观测 Among these, videos about meteor showers may look like: 一年一度英仙座流星雨即将来临,每小时60颗,我国是最佳观测地! or 年终天象压轴大戏!双子座流星雨迎来极大值,看流星洒满夜空

Bolide impact became 地外行星撞击 and this string should lead to a selection of videos, most of which are short and educational: https://haokan.baidu.com/web/search/page?query=地外行星撞击 as for example 流星到底有多脏?了解它的成分后,才知道向流星许愿有多傻

Meteorite became 陨石 and there is a video that shows several finds as well as the finders. 罕见的陨石
One can use the same search words and try them on Youtube. As a result, one gets other results. For a longer presentation, there is
 
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