Friday, August 30, 2013
Major Fireball Event over the Southeastern USA
Source - Space Weather News for August 30, 2013: http://spaceweather.com
MAJOR FIREBALL EVENT: Two nights ago, a ~100 lb meteoroid traveling 53,000 mph hit the atmosphere over the southeastern USA and exploded, producing sonic booms and a fireball as bright as a full Moon. Researchers are now scouring the countryside for fragments that could reveal the nature and origin of the meteoroid. A movie, more information, and updates are available on http://spaceweather.com.
WEEKEND AURORA WATCH: A solar wind stream is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field on August 30-31. The impact could produce minor geomagnetic storms and auroras at high latitudes. Geomagnetic storm alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).