East Coast meteor lights up sky from New York to Ontario

first_imgDid you see or hear the bright fireball that exploded over Texas into a brilliant shade of turquoise last night?! Follow the link here to file a report with @amsmeteors and send me your pics/videos if you’ve got them!VIDEO: https://t.co/DDfopFHL6i pic.twitter.com/cBFCMtResH— Travis Herzog (@TravisABC13) November 16, 2018Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FILE photo – April Wong/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Pieces of a meteor were seen falling from the sky across the East Coast of the United States and Canada in the middle of the day.Residents in upstate New York began seeing flashes of light around noon Wednesday, and by the evening, the American Meteor Society(AMS) had received more than 150 reports in seven states. The event was mainly seen in New York and Ontario, but the organization also received reports of sightings in Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.Dozens of people in New York contacted local authorities and media Wednesday afternoon after hearing a “loud boom,” according to the AMS. The sound occurs when a very bright fireball penetrates the stratosphere below an altitude of around 30 miles and explodes as a bolide — an extremely bright meteor.While traveling westward at a speed of about 56,000 miles per hour, the meteor broke into pieces at an altitude of approximately 22 miles, which then produced the bright lights seen throughout the East Coast.The fireball’s physical flight ended somewhere over Cayuga Lake in New York, the ground track of the event, which was computed by NASA, shows.EarthCam tweeted a video of the meteor flashing through the Toronto skyline Wednesday afternoon, captured by a camera that faces the CN Tower. This fireball has been seen from Central & Western Japan last Sunday (Nov. 28 16:04 Universal Time).If you see this kind of event, please report it here: https://t.co/6WrVfuI28I pic.twitter.com/boY8oKyDvx— AMSMETEORS (@amsmeteors) November 30, 2020NASA also confirmed that a streak of blue light seen across central Texas near Killeen in mid-November was a meteor.“A giant ball like a meteorite changed the rainbow spectrum of colors until it turned into a beautiful turquoise,” Texas resident Mary Ann Miron told ABC’s Houston station KTRK, describing the light as “huge” and colorful.center_img Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a meteor? At the same moment in time, our cameras that face the CN tower in Toronto caught this object. We’re not sure what it is or whether it is related. Follow the red circle and you tell us! Comment below! @TourCNTower pic.twitter.com/NCsY9DHFX2— EarthCam (@EarthCam) December 2, 2020Several thousand fireballs occur in the Earth’s atmosphere each day, but the majority of them occur over oceans and uninhabited regions, and many are masked by daylight, according to the AMS. In addition, fireballs that occur at night are often missed because no one is out to see them. The brighter the meteor, the rarer the event.But multiple meteor sightings have occurred in the past month.On Monday, a bright meteor was seen throughout Japan as it fell through the sky. Small fragments of the meteor may have reached the ground, experts said.last_img read more

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Odegbami Tips Eagles to Win Nigeria v Argentina Clash

first_img“One of the State FA chairmen came to me at breakfast this morning and asked me seriously if I thought Nigeria would win the next match. He reminded me that I assured everyone the Eagles would defeat Iceland.“It will be very arrogant of me to claim any kind of pre-knowledge of anything at all, least of all the result of a football match of this magnitude and at this level. I simply told him my feeling: that the match against Argentina is likely to be Nigeria’s best match so far.“The Nigerian team is settling down. Although, it will be a very difficult match for both teams particularly because Argentina needs an outright win to start to redeem their battered image.“Remember they were one of the pre-competition favourites, and now this catastrophe. It has been a disastrous World Cup for them so far and they will throw everything at the Super Eagles to steady their wobbling and sinking ship.“So, we have a battle on our hands. But that’s what also gives me confidence – they will màke mistakes in their rear as they attack ceaselessly, and our running forwards will, therefore, find space to inflict maximum damage. “There could be a many goals in this match as I play it in my head through 90 minutes, I cannot see how Argentina will go stop the Eagles this time without tears, sweat and blood.“All the Eagles need is to play deliberately, constructively and intelligently for 90 minutes. Not giving away anything as a ‘gift’ to Argentina.“On the strength of which is the better of the two teams presently, the Super Eagles have an edge and will win! Forget about the big names, including Messi, and consider the teams.  I am looking forward to meeting up with the players again when they arrive in St. Petersburg later tonight (last night).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Nigerian star footballer, Chief Segun Odegbami, is among the ex internationals here in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He met the Super Eagles to motivate them before the second game against Iceland which has now revived the nation’s hope of a second round berth. ‘Mathematical’ as he’s fondly called, has been providing useful insights into how Eagles can make the dream of qualifying to the next round a reality.Yesterday, he spoke again, about Nigeria’s next must win or burst Group D match against Argentina here at the St Petersburg Stadium. Excerpts…“It is Sunday morning in St. Petersburg. The mood around Park Inn Hotel is different today. It is very much like the weather here since yesterday – chilly and sombre. The celebrations of the victory over Iceland are over. No one is even talking about it anymore. Tension has started to build up for the Argentine encounter on Tuesday.last_img read more

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