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Alabama Fireball Late Last Night

Alabama Fireball Late Last Night

| August 17, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

A meteor streaking over Alabama just after midnight last night lit up the southern sky. It was seen by many… here is the report from Bill Cooke, Lead, NASA Meteoroid Environment Office… Last night, at 12:19 AM Central Daylight Time, numerous eyewitnesses in the SouthEast reported seeing a very bright fireball, which was also detected […]

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Updated Meteor Info

Updated Meteor Info

| October 31, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

From Bill Cooke of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville…. Update on our visitor from the asteroid belt: 1) Eyewitness reports put the meteor in the same area as the doppler echo – good confirmation. Check out the clump of lines in the map NW of Cullman (along with the eyewitness accounts) at this […]

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Yesterday’s Fireball… More Data

Yesterday’s Fireball… More Data

| October 31, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

Good work by Chip Faust as we work to solve the mystery of the fireball seen by thousands across the Alabama sky around 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Last night, Bill Cooke of the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville wrote… ‚ÄúThis was NOT a Taurid meteor; probably a random interloper from […]

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Meteorites On The Ground In Alabama?

Meteorites On The Ground In Alabama?

| October 30, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

Thanks to Bill Cooke from NASA in Huntsville.. the best meteor expert in the state. He tells us this about the 5:30 p.m. fireball that was seen over much of our state… “This was NOT a Taurid meteor; probably a random interloper from the asteroid belt. Doppler weather radar shows a meteoritic “rain”, indicating that […]

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Bright Streaks, Loud Booms

Bright Streaks, Loud Booms

| October 30, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

Social media lit up like a Christmas tree around 5:30 this evening as thousands across North and Central Alabama saw an extremely bright fireball rolling through the southern sky. Then, loud explosive type “booms” were heard… mostly around Smith Lake and adjacent areas. The Taurid meteor shower is in progress now… and is most likely […]

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Flash Of Light

Flash Of Light

| January 11, 2011 @ 10:43 pm | 38 Replies

The Twitter/Facebook world is buzzing about a bright flash of light seen across the southern U.S. tonight around 8:50 p.m. CST. Many rumors are out there, but little fact. More likely a meteor, but we won’t know much more. I have Bill Cooke with NASA working on it. Did you see it? Hear anything>

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