Despite the huge size of the Russian meteor, its appearance in the skies was a surprise. It entered Earth’s atmosphere completely unnoticed by anyone. <iframe width=”540″ height=”304″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/58KLko50yE4″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
Fireballs have been reported above Cuba and California in the same week that a meteor streaked across the skies over Russia. In Cuba on Tuesday, residents reported seeing a bright light in the sky and a loud explosion that shook windows and walls, although there were no reports of any injuries or damage. One resident of the city of Rodas,… Read more →
A collection of dashboard camera footage captured, as the fireball skimmed across the skyline in front of motorists. Report by Ashley Fudge.
An asteroid as large as an Olympic swimming pool will race past the Earth on Friday at a distance of just 27,700km (17,200mi) – the closest ever predicted for an object of that size. It will pass closer even than the geosynchronous satellites that orbit the Earth, but there is no risk of impacts or collisions. Its closest approach will… Read more →
A meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring more than 750 people. The spectacle deeply frightened thousands, with some elderly women declaring the world was coming to an end. The meteor — estimated to be about 10 tons — entered… Read more →
The path of asteroid 2012 DA14′s approach to earth is shown in this graphic from NASA. Photo: NASA/REUTERS Scientists have dismissed fears an asteroid due to whizz past the Earth on Friday will ‘destroy London’ – but it could take out vital telecommunications satellites. Scientists say they are sure there is no chance of the 150ft (45.7m) wide space rock hitting… Read more →
An Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME) on Jan. 31, 2013 was accompanied by a large prominence eruption best visible in light with a wavelength of 304 angstroms. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this footage from 10 p.m. EST on Jan. 30, 2013, to 4 a.m. the next morning. In this video, the imaging cadence is one frame every 36 seconds…. Read more →
Sun reaching peak of 11-year activity cycle.
The Moon and Jupiter are converging for a heavenly sky show on Christmas 2012. Got a telescope? Something extra-special is happening on Jupiter that makes it an appealing target for backyard optics.
Sunset Beach, Calif., residents are attempting to protect themselves from the effects of an alignment of the Earth, moon and sun called a “King Tide.” KCAL-TV’s Juan Fernandez reports.