Dozens report bright fireball in New Hampshire skies

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WMUR Manchester 19 April, 2021 - 03:54pm 33 views

Meteor likely entered atmosphere Sunday night off coast of Maine

Meteor likely entered atmosphere Sunday night off coast of Maine

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Meteor likely entered atmosphere Sunday night off coast of Maine

The American Meteor Society received at least 45 reports of the meteor from as far away as Nova Scotia, Rhode Island and Vermont. Based on the reports, it's likely the fireball entered the atmosphere above the ocean off the coast of Maine at about 8:20 p.m. and streaked northwest above Casco Bay.

A surveillance video captured by a Nest security camera in Rochester submitted by a local user shows a short, bright streak of light in the sky. The submitter said the fireball was accompanied by a loud boom, and an emailer from Strafford told News 9 his house shook after the fireball was seen. Just one of the reports submitted to the AMS indicated that the witnesses heard any sound.

Fireballs are meteors that are unusually bright, at least as bright as Venus. They can create a sonic boom that is heard a few minutes after the fireball is seen.

It's unlikely that the fireball reached the ground. Most meteors are destroyed high in the atmosphere.

The Lyrid meteor shower peaks this week on Wednesday and Thursday. It's unknown whether the meteor was associated with the Lyrids.

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The list for your West Seattle Monday

West Seattle Blog 19 April, 2021 - 05:00pm

Happenings you might want to know about:

CITY COUNCIL: Monday means two meetings, the 9:30 am briefing – including an around-the-table chance for each councilmember to share updates on what they’re focusing on right now – and the 2 pm weekly regular meeting (agenda here). Watch both via Seattle Channel, online or cable 21.

QUALITY CLEANERS PICKUP, FINAL DAY: Noon-4 pm, it’s the last of three days for customers who still have items at the closed cleaners (2601 California SW) to go in and retrieve them – unclaimed items will be donated. Mask required; one person in the shop at a time.

CAREER EXPLORATION: 3-5 pm online, discover what Seattle Colleges offer students for Arts, Design, and Graphics career pathways. Info’s in our calendar listing.

FOOD-TRUCK FUNDRAISER: 5-8:45 pm, order from the Thai-U-Up food truck at 30th/Roxbury, and 10 percent of the proceeds benefit Friends of Roxhill Elementary.

METEOR SHOWER: The Lyrid meteor shower should be visible this week, until the clouds return. Here’s info on looking for the meteors.

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