Aug 30, 2013

August 30, 2013: Fireballs and Auroras!

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Space Weather News for August 30, 2013

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 at SpaceWeather News.

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 SpaceWeather.com.


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