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31 May 2016

Taiwan Earthquake 7.2 MAG 31MAY2016

Taiwan Earthquake 7.2 MAG 1323 Local Time UTC +8 31MAY2016
 This was felt even in central Taiwan, ChangHua near Taichung.

Taiwan Central Weather Bureau Report-
http://www.cwb.gov.tw/V7e/earthquake/Data/quake/EE0531132372077.htm

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Brazil Bolide Meteor -The "Juggernaut of Varginha" 00:47 BRT 29MAY2016

The "Juggernaut of Varginha" 00:47 BRT  = 03:47 UTC, 29th May 2016, Brazil.
Brasil Bolide Meteor 29MAY2016

Bolido 29 05 2016 - estações Bramon
Posted to YouTube by Bramon - Brazilian Meteor Observation Network 381 views

5 meteor cameras under Brazil's meteor observation network "Bramon", spread over the country's vast expanse, simultaneously made a fireball grab.  Triangulation of the captures and processing of the data yielded a trajectory (ground track) and facilitated orbit determination. The object was going prograde, NW to SE.



The fireball's visible trail bega
n at an altitude of 96 km and it exploded at an altitude of about 28 km.


03:47 UTC 29th May 2016 = 00:47 BRT, Brazil.
According to  Carlos Augusto Di Pietro, a researcher on the network, the entry angle for the fireball was almost vertical, 97°, hence this didn't leave a huge trail in the sky, only a glimmer of magnitude -13,2 , bigger than the brightness of the full moon! The steep entry angle would suggest a relatively small dispersion zone for any surviving fragments (if any).
Carlos Augusto Di Pietro shared that the first orbital analyses show that the "Juggernaut of Varginha" could possibly be of cometary origin linked to a meteor shower.




Bramon is an open and collaborative organization maintained by volunteers and employees of the non-profit body, whose mission is to develop and operate a network monitoring meteors, with the aim to produce and provide scientific data to the community through the analysis of their catches.

Credit to the ever vigilant station mangers who captured the event:
Alcione Caetano in Belo Horizonte / MG, Vinicius Lenci of Santo Antônio de Posse/SP, Wellington Albertini of Varginha / MG, Welter Mesquita Vaz of Oliveira/MG and William Siqueira de Maria da Fé/MG AND to the administration of Bramon.
Kudos to the operators and admin at bramon for all material and information contained in this report.

30 May 2016

25th May 2016 19:03 UTC close Approach of Aten asteroid 2016 KO at 2.17 LD and a slow relative velocity of 7.3 Km/s


20 metre wide Aten asteroid 2016 K0 discovered


Discovered on the 28th of May 2016, 3 days after it made a close approach of our planet and moon, 20 metre sized Aten asteroid 2016 KO crawled past us at a minimum distance of 2.17 LD and a relative velocity of a mere 7.3 Km/s crossing the plane of the ecliptic S to N at an inclination of 6.4 degrees.

2016-May-25 19:03 UTC Earth 0.00558 AU = 2.17 LD Vr = 7.3 Km/s 
2016-May-25 19:25 UTC Moon 0.00759 AU Vr = 8.25 Km/s
i = 6.49 deg
http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2016KO

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29 May 2016

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28 May 2016

Bright prograde (SW to NE) meteor with delayed sonics observed over Mexico 01:48 CDT May 21 = 06:48 UTC 2016


Bright prograde (SW to NE) meteor with delayed sonics (20 seconds later) observed over Mexico and surrounding states 01:48 CDT May 21 = 06:48 UTC 2016




The state’s Civil Protection office said this morning it is working with firefighters in several areas of the state to determine whether it was indeed a meteorite that landed.The Puebla Astronomical Society weighed in on Twitter by observing that the loud explosion heard by people in Mexico City, Puebla and Tlaxcala didn’t necessarily mean it was a meteorite that had landed on Earth.The society said it was more likely a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere.  http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/ball-of-fire-explosion-witnessed-in-3-states/#sthash.M2F5fGq0.dpuf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omjf3mQTbGU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzTycJ417Dc

Seeking more information on the object's trajectory. If you have any data to share please add a comment.

Heads up!
A Couple of sources are using the Argentinian bolide of July 2015 (linked below) to represent this event. Please do not refer to this video for your study.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP6w97G4d9s

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27 May 2016

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26 May 2016

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25 May 2016

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24 May 2016

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23 May 2016

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22 May 2016

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