Skip to comments.A Russian emergencies official says at least 1 meteorite has fallen in Chelyabinsk region
Posted on 02/14/2013 9:46:55 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
MOSCOW A Russian emergencies official says at least one meteorite has fallen in Chelyabinsk region.
People on Twitter who have seen this thing say it’s unreal and HUGE
Ah here’s the video at the link below
Link? Twitter link?
I am watching vid links, now.
Wow. That was something!
Meteorite crash in Russia: UFO fears spark panic in the Urals (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
This thing was loud and visible in a city of Yekaterinburg some 200 miles north of Chelyabinsk. You can find dash-cam videos in youtube already. It was spotted all across the middle and south Urals and west Siberia. I think it was really huge.
PArts of DA14 probably did hit; given how closely the Chelyabinsk meteorite(s) arrived to the time of the main flyby, they’re probably pieces of it. DA14 itself isn’t due for another 12 hours or so though.
leading edge debris in front of DA14 I guess
SAw this on abovetopsecret about 45 minutes ago.....didn’t believe it. Think I’m heading out to set up a camera w/fisheye lens.
There seems to be some percussion and broken glass.
so.. the chances that more debris will hit as the earth spins?.... everyone check your camera batteries!
2 smoke trails... it broke up before it hit
FWIW, even tiny meteorites the size of your fist can create this type of blidning light.
Are we going to be able to see this in North America at all? If so, is there a website or something that gives an approximate time of flyover? Those vids are frightening, really... Still, would stay up all night/day looking at the sky for a chance to see it... (I’m in WI)
Thanks for posting the video link!
I didn’t know that. But this doesn’t look tiny.
Yeah, I found the two smoke trails rather interesting.
Your asking if sometime on Friday, does North America cross this possible debris line?
That is a very very good question
A meteor doesn’t become a meteorite until it hits the earth.
Seems odd coincidence...
The asteroid would only be a moving point of light crossing the field of view in a good amateur telescope.
Just saw this leading on Drudge! Wow! Kinda scary with the asteroid coming by as well.could this be part of a debris field associated with the asteroid?
“That is a very very good question”
Don’t know if it will, don’t know if it won’t, but I’ve got some 00 buck in the ol’ 12 gauge, just in case;)
“2 smoke trails... it broke up before it hit”
Urals meteroite shot down by Russian air denfense - military source
And fill your gas tanks.
Bookmark because Wow
Isn’t it? I’m googling and looking at NASA’s JPL website right now, but not finding a map. I’m thinking we could find something like the ISS fly-by maps, but I’m not seeing it. They talk about live feed from a telescope in Alabama starting at 8pm Central and going for 3 hours.
Here’s the latest press release:
February 13, 2013
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA Television will provide commentary starting at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST) on Friday, Feb. 15, during the close, but safe, flyby of a small near-Earth asteroid named 2012 DA14. NASA places a high priority on tracking asteroids and protecting our home planet from them. This flyby will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to study a near-Earth object up close.
The half-hour broadcast from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will incorporate real-time animation to show the location of the asteroid in relation to Earth, along with live or near real-time views of the asteroid from observatories in Australia, weather permitting.
At the time of its closest approach to Earth at approximately 11:25 a.m. PST (2:25 p.m. EST / 19:25 UTC), the asteroid will be about 17,150 miles (27,600 kilometers) above Earth’s surface.
The commentary will be available via NASA TV and streamed live online at:
In addition to the commentary, near real-time imagery of the asteroid’s flyby before and after closest approach, made available to NASA by astronomers in Australia and Europe, weather permitting, will be streamed beginning at about 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) and continuing through the afternoon at the following website:
A Ustream feed of the flyby from a telescope at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will be streamed for three hours starting at 6 p.m. PST (8 p.m. CST / 9 p.m. EST). To view the feed and ask researchers questions about the flyby via Twitter, visit:
The NASA Near Earth Objects (NEO) Program at the agency’s headquarters in Washington manages and funds the search, study and monitoring of NEOs, or asteroids and comets, whose orbits periodically bring them close to the Earth. NASA’s study of NEOs provides important clues to understanding the origin of our solar system. The objects also are a repository of natural resources and could become waystations for future exploration. In collaboration with other external organizations, one of the program’s key goals is to search and hopefully mitigate potential NEO impacts on Earth. JPL conducts the NEO program’s technical and scientific activities.
For more information, including graphics and animations showing the flyby of 2012 DA14, visit:
For more information about asteroids and near-Earth objects, visit:
D.C. Agle 818-393-9011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Steve Cole 202-358-0918
NASA Headquarters, Washington
In their vodka-soaked dreams...
I think this deserves to be in more than “chit chat” ???
It’s a pretty big deal....
I once wondered if I would be FReeping when the world came to an end..hope we don’t find out today....lol.
Unless they are islamisteroids, in which case all NASA employees must report for sensitivity traininig at 8 am the morning after the sighting.
Unless they are islamisteroids, in which case all NASA employees must report for sensitivity trainin at 8 am the morning after the sighting.
There is a photo on twitter of a Zinc factory with a huge chunk taken out of it.
This is certainly more interesting than chit chat if it woke the Russians up.