Worldwide Standby for Green Fireballs and Bolides 7FEB-FEB10 ***updated***From "Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News", Tokyo
by LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Tokyo, Japan 3:39pm 8FEB2011
Once again Earth will encounter an increase in meteor activity from passing yet undetected NEOs (Near-Earth Objects) asteroids or their debris. Originally for February 2011 there were 20 known NEOs with scheduled approaches near Earth. Since January 1, 2011 there have been at least 22 new discoveries of NEOs to pass near Earth in February; this is an increase of 100% in number for the month. There are as of today 42 NEOs discovered for February 2011 and it appears that there may be another 10 or more added by the end of the month.
This increase in discoveries indicates to me that we will see a marked increase in meteor activity for February. I also expect that we will have a new meteorite this month.
Have your cameras ready and if possible get outside to watch. Expect to see worldwide several green meteor fireballs and bolides during, just prior to, and just after 7FEB-11FEB. If more findings come in about other newly found NEOs I will post. For the most current information see the NASA NEOs site: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/
If anyone captures video, a photo or has a sighting please email me at: email@example.com
42* NEOs with scheduled approaches for FEB2011
22* FEB2011 NEOs Discovered JUST in 2011 as of 8FEB20111 AU = ~150 million kilometers1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers:
NEWLY found closer NEOs for 9-10FEB2011
|(2011 CZ3)||2011-Feb-10||0.0062||2.4 LD||13 m - 28 m||26.6||13.56|
|(2011 CA7)||2011-Feb-09||0.0007||0.3 LD||2.3 m - 5.1 m||30.4||9.64|