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germany fireball november 6 2017

Very bright fireball explodes over northern Germany

A very bright fireball exploded over northern Germany around 20:56 UTC (21:56 CET) on November 6, 2017. The event lasted between 3 and 20 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS), received 23 reports by 13:00 UTC, November 8. The event was seen from Germany,...

November 08, 2017

british columbia snow november 3 2017

Record-breaking snowfall, low maximum temperatures hit British Columbia

Environment Canada says the first Arctic front of the season moved across British Columbia on Thursday, November 2, 2017, bringing a blast of cold air, strong winds and the first snowfall of the season. As of early November 7, one person is missing. Cranbrook set a...

November 07, 2017

cold blast new zealand november 2017

Unseasonal cold blast hits New Zealand ahead of summer, significant storm expected

An unexpected cold blast and snowstorm hit the lower South Island, New Zealand on Sunday, November 5, 2017, just three weeks out from summer. Thick snow started falling at around 09:30 local time, blanketing the Crown Range between Queenstown and Wanaka. An even...

November 06, 2017

portland indiana tornado november 5 2017

Late-season severe weather outbreak, tornadoes hit Indiana and Ohio

Late-season severe storms accompanied by strong winds, lightning, and several tornadoes rolled through parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania on Sunday, November 5, 2017, causing widespread damage. The worst affected were Indiana and Ohio. At least 2...

November 06, 2017

night sky guide 2017 november

Night sky guide for November 2017

November brings us peaks of 2 notable meteor showers, Northern Taurids (Class II) on November 11 and Leonids (Class I) on November 18. The Moon will be 24 days old during the peak of Taurids and 30 during Leonids, presenting minimal interference. We also have peaks...

November 01, 2017

duluth lakewalk minnesota october 27 2017

Early season snowstorm leaves 4 dead in Minnesota, record waves across Lake Superior

The first significant snowstorm to hit Minnesota this season left four people dead over the weekend. It was the earliest snow in the state since 2009. The storm also produced an 8.78-m-high wave (28.8 feet) in Lake Superior, breaking the previous Great Lakes record...

October 30, 2017

asteroid 2017 uk8

Asteroid 2017 UK8 flew past Earth at 0.59 LD, 10th this month within 1 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 UK8 flew past Earth at 0.59 LD / 0.00151 AU (~ 225 892km / 140 363 miles) at 05:17 UTC on October 30, 2017. This is the 46th known near-Earth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of year, and...

October 30, 2017

2017 U1 orbit

First interstellar near-Earth object originating out of our solar system

Observations of a recently discovered near-Earth object currently designated A/2017 U1 suggest the object approached our solar system almost directly 'above' the ecliptic on September 9, 2017, and passed under Earth's orbit on October 14 at 60 lunar...

October 26, 2017

850 hpa temp anomaly nov 3 2017

First significant cold blast expected in Europe late this weekend

A sharp patter change is expected to affect Europe starting late this weekend with much colder temperatures than average. "Various models are in good agreement for a sharp pattern change starting late this weekend from northern Europe spreading into...

October 25, 2017

record heat wildfires california october 2017

Record-high October temperatures hit California

A record-breaking heat is expected to continue affecting California for the third day in a row today. While more records could fall on Thursday, October 26, the temperatures are expected to return to normal for the season by the end of the week. Hot and dry Santa...

October 25, 2017

comet 96p machholz 2002

Comet 96P/Machholz enters field view of LASCO coronagraphs

For the fifth time since SOHO launched in 1995, fascinating comet 96P/Machholz will be entering the field of view of the SOHO/LASCO coronagraphs. This year, however, it will also pass through the view of STEREO-A/SECCHI COR1 and COR-2 coronagraphs. For the first...

October 24, 2017


10 killed, 7 missing in an avalanche on Otgontenger, Mongolia’s highest peak

Ten people have been killed and 7 are missing after being caught in an avalanche on Mount Otgontenger, Mongolia's highest peak. Authorities banned climbing the peak for safety reasons two years ago. According to the Mongolian National Emergency Management...

October 23, 2017

asteroid 2017 uj2

Asteroid 2017 UJ2 flew past Earth at 0.05 LD, second closest of the year

A small asteroid designated 2017 UJ2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.05 LD or 0.00012 AU (~17 951 km / 11 154 miles) from the center of Earth on October 20, 2017, one day before it was discovered. This is the 42nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1...

October 22, 2017

cme produced by m1 1 solar flare october 20 2017

Moderate M1.1 solar flare off eastern limb, old Region 2673 returns

A moderately strong solar flare measuring M1.1 at its peak erupted at 23:28 UTC on October 20, 2017 from the vicinity of old Region 2682, numbered 2673 two rotations ago. Radio signatures suggested and coronagraph imagery confirmed, a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was...

October 21, 2017

waves off ireland produced by ex hurricane ophelia october 16 2017

Ophelia created biggest waves ever recorded off Irish coast

The M5 buoy off the southeast coast of Ireland recorded one individual wave reached a startling height of 17.81 m (58.4 feet) on Monday, October 16, 2017, the Irish Weather Buoy Network (IWBN) confirms. This is now the biggest individual wave ever recorded off the...

October 20, 2017

new york fireball october 18 2017

Bright daylight meteor recorded over Long Island, New York

A bright daylight meteor was observed and recorded disintegrating over Long Island, New York at around 19:00 UTC (15:00 EDT) on October 18, 2017. The event reportedly lasted from 3.5 to 7.5 seconds. One user reported seeing it for about 20 seconds. Although the...

October 19, 2017

estimated population with arsenic usa

Study estimates about 2.1 million people in United States use wells high in arsenic

A new study by the US Geological Survey and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 2.1 million people in the United States. may be getting their drinking water from private domestic wells considered to have high concentrations of arsenic,...

October 19, 2017