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).