Brilliant Fireball Streaks Over Southeastern US - never before Camelopardalid meteor shower overnight on May 23 & 24 (war worlds

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Sat, 05/17/2014 - 01:43.
That ain't no fireball. I've been seeing stuff like this over Northern Louisiana almost on a weekly basis for the last 8 months while out night fishing. The military is up to something. They land at Barksdale AFB in Bossier City Louisiana. This is a new secret aircraft that can take off from the ground, go out of the atmosphere and then come back in.....all on its own. It does not make any noise either. We got some "new stuff" that the world don't know about yet.

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A rare, long-lasting fireball streaked through the skies of the southeastern United States Thursday night (May 15), putting on a show for stargazers lucky enough to see it from the ground.

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The space rock entered Earth's atmosphere above Columbia, South Carolina. The basketball-sized meteoroid then moved northwest at about 78,000 mph (125,500 km/h), burning up above Tennessee, according to a statement from Bill Cooke of NASA's meteoroid environment office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. NASA's skyward-pointing cameras captured an amazing video of the long-duration fireball.

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"This fireball was not part of any meteor shower and belongs to a class of meteors called Earthgrazers," Cooke wrote in the statement. "These meteors skim along the upper part of the atmosphere before burning up. This one travelled a distance of 290 miles [467 km], which is quite rare for a meteor."

While this fireball is not part of any meteor shower, it does come one week before a new meteor shower is expected to grace the skies. The never-before-seen Camelopardalid meteor shower should peak overnight on May 23 and 24 as Earth passes through a stream of debris left behind by Comet 209P/LINEAR.

The new meteor shower could be as amazing as the annual Perseid meteor shower, which occurs each August. Still, no one knows what to expect; the meteor shower could be incredible, generating a "meteor storm" of 1,000 shooting stars per hour, or it could fizzle out, experts say.


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