Captured over the Avalon Marshes nature reserve at Shapwick Heath last Wednesday, these pictures of a curious light in the sky have many people baffled.
The pictures were snapped at the bird sanctuary by Annie Henderson who lives on the Somerset Levels.
Unlike the usual blobs of light, which can be explained away as the contrails of distant jet aircraft, Chinese sky lanterns, weather balloons or passing satellites, the distant light appears to be burning up with flaming gases shooting off its form.
Annie said: “We were out photographing the starlings at 5.25pm and saw the bright thing in the sky, but thought it was just a high flying plane or a satellite.
“It was only the next morning that I uploaded the pictures on my computer and saw what was on the pictures when I zoomed in.”
Annie, who is a wildlife photographer, only had a small lens with her for her Sony DSLR camera.
But she still managed to pick out the strange shape in the sky.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before, and I’ve lived on the levels for 17 years.”
Is it something entering the Earth’s atmosphere such as piece of space debris or a meteorite?
We would love to hear from you if you have any idea what the object in the sky was.
Before long, the experts in Conspiracy Theory and the subject of this living being fed by a Russian official who must still live in the cold war. The worst of a possible rise and even remote chance of an event occurring and reported worldwide, to have been the work of military maneuvers of any government, can arouse all kinds of feelings in people who have no access to information or if you do not have the capacity to understand them.
Another Conspiracy Theory that is trying to gain strength would be that actually the Meteorite that fell on Russia would be the 2012 ADA14 and all images related to coverage of the passage of the meteor near Earth, would have been an orchestrated by NASA and the USA.
We must not forget that in recent disasters occurred when the earthquake struck Japan causing Tsumanis that swept the Japanese coast, and several others. Soon there were theories claiming that everything was execicios result of a new arm of the government of the USA, called HARP.
Now, The nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky raised conspiracy theories about the meteorite that crashed in Russia on Friday (15). He explains that, in fact, what happened on Russian territory, was something that could precede a war.
According to the website Cnet, Zhirinovsky believes that what happened was not falling meteorites. He said the Americans were testing a new weapon in the region.
In response, the Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Pushkov said Zhirinovsky’s theory was nonsense. However, the local media not to disclose the conspiracy theories about the case. A Russian newspaper, for example, says that the meteorite fell only because it was hit by a missile that was undergoing testing in the region.
According Zhirinovksy, the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry tried to warn Russians about the attack, but the Russian Foreign Minister Kerry ignored.
Remember that the meteorite fell to 10 tonnes in the region of Chelyabinsk, in the Ural Mountains in Russia. Over a thousand people were injured, according to the Ministry of Interior of Russia released by Russia Today portal.
Meteorites are objects composed of rock and metal that can break off of solar system bodies, traveling through space and hit the Earth’s surface. Often, these celestial objects are so small that disintegrate when entering the Earth’s atmosphere. So incidents like Russia are rare.
It is likely that the meteorite that hit Russia exploded before reaching the ground because of the enormous heat generated by compression of air in front of the celestial body. This phenomenon is known as a bolide or airburst. According to witnesses, phones stopped working and windows shattered when the meteorite exploded. The phenomenon can be seen above.
The asteroid that slammed into the atmosphere and exploded over the Ural Mountains, injuring over 1,000 people, gets an animated treatment. Close up and over Earth views are shown.
Credit: Animation courtesy of Analytical Graphics
Rocky pieces were located on the edge of the frozen lake Chebarkul.Particle analysis enabled to identify a celestial body.
|Rocky pieces were located on the edge of the frozen lake Chebarkul|
Scientists at Federal University Urals in Russia, said on Sunday (17) to the Russian news agency “Ria Novosti” that fragments found in Lake Chebarkul in the Chelyabinsk region, are of a meteorite that fell on Friday (15) in the country, leaving more than a thousand people injured, hit by splinters of glass that broke with the passage of a celestial body.
|The mark of the fall of the meteorite on the surface of the icy lake city Chebarkul|
In the Russian press, the scientist Viktor Grohovsky said a study of particle fragments found in the region of the frozen lake showed that the material is part of an ordinary chondrite meteorite – the name given to the most common class of meteorites. Its composition is 10% iron. The scientist also said that the celestial body can be called “Chebarkul meteorite.”
The meteorite that fell on Friday, 15, in the region of Chelyabinsk left its mark on the frozen surface of the lake from the small town of Chebarkul. Around the hole of circular form were found pieces of dark material to not more than one centimeter in diameter, which were collected for study. The heavenly body that was designed on Russia, according to scientists, part of a large meteorite that broke up when entering the Earth’s atmosphere.
The fall of the meteorite in russia and near collision of asteroid 2012 DA14 on Friday (February 15th) came at a time when the UN is discussing measures to prevent the possible impacts of objects to our planet.
Heated discussions about the explosion of the meteor on Russia and encounter with Earth Asteroid 2012 DA14 were high on the agenda of the February 15 Action Team-14 during the session 50 of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Use Pacific Outer Space (COPUOS), to be held from February 11 to 22 at the UN headquarters in Vienna.
|This video screenshot shows the fireball from a meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Feb. 15, 2013, creating a shockwave that shattered windows and injured more than 1,000 people.Credit: Russia Today|
|A meteor seen flying over Russia on Feb. 15 at 3:20: 26 UTC impacted Chelyabinsk. Preliminary information is that this object was unrelated to asteroid 2012 DA14, which made a safe pass by Earth on the same day. Credit: Google Earth, NASA/JPL-Caltech|
|Thermal Impact of Russia Meteor
Credit: EUMETSATIR3.9 image of the thermal impact of the Russia meteor taken by Meteosat-9 satellite, Feb. 15, 2013, 3:15 UTC.
Up for discussion at the Vienna gathering is the report: “Near-Earth Objects, 2011-2012, Recommendations of the Action Team on Near-Earth Objects for an International Response to the Near-Earth Object Impact Threat.”
Future threatening asteroids
“This event in Russia and the pass of the larger asteroid 2012 DA14 are good reminders that many thousands of objects like it pass near Earth daily,” said Ray Williamson, a senior advisor to the Secure World Foundation and a participant in the Vienna gathering.
Williamson said that some objects will be larger and cause considerable damage if they strike Earth. Furthermore, it is critical that efforts continue to identify and track asteroids in order to counter the largest ones before they do serious damage to population centers.
|Asteroid 2012 DA14|
“Work is continuing within the United Nations on developing international responses to future threatening asteroids. Given the uncertainties concerning where such asteroids might strike Earth and how much damage they might do, international responses will be critical,”
Compilation of all images taken from security cameras, cars, mobiles, condos, traffic, etc. .. see all angles of the stunning images of the fall of the meteorite in Russia. See also the moment of “Sonic Bang” caused by the entry into our atmosphere.
About 950 people were injured as a result of a meteor that crossed the sky over Russia on Friday (15), throwing fireballs into the Earth, smashing windows and triggering car alarms, said the governor of Chelyabinsk region Mikhail Yurevich, quoted by Ria Novosti agency public.
“The number of wounded is 950,” said the governor. The previous balance was more than 500 injured in the region, many of them with shrapnel due to the breaking of windows. Many wounded were treated for superficial cuts and bruises caused by broken glass, said local police agency RIA Novosti.
The meteorite crossed the horizon, leaving a long white trail on your way that could be seen as far as 200 miles away, in Yekaterinburg. Alarms sounded cars, smashed windows and cell phones had the operation affected by the incident.
“I was driving to work, it was pretty dark, but suddenly there came a flash as if it were day,” said Viktor Prokofiev, 36, a resident of Yekaterinburg, in the Urals. “I felt like I was blinded by the light,” he added.
According to unconfirmed reports, the meteorite was intercepted by an air defense unit at the Urzhumka settlement near Chelyabinsk. A missile salvo reportedly blew the meteorite to pieces at an altitude of 20 kilometers.
A bright flash was seen in the Chelyabinsk, Tyumen and Sverdlovsk regions, Russia’s Republic of Bashkiria and in northern Kazakhstan.
Lifenews tabloid said that at least one piece of the fallen object caused damage on the ground in Chelyabinsk. According to preliminary reports, it crashed into a wall near a zinc factory, disrupting the city’s Internet and mobile service.
Witnesses said the explosion was so loud that it seemed like an earthquake and thunder had struck at the same time, and that there were huge trails of smoke across the sky. Others reported seeing burning objects fall to earth.
Police in the Chelyabinsk region are reportedly on high alert, and have begun ‘Operation Fortress’ in order to protect vital infrastructure.
Office buildings in downtown Chelyabinsk are being evacuated. Injuries were reported at one of the city’s secondary schools, supposedly from smashed windows. No other injuries have been reported so far.
An emergency message published on the website of the Chelyabinsk regional authority urged residents to pick up their children from school and remain at home if possible.
No information about the relationship of the fall of the meteorite with the passage on Friday of an asteroid 50 meters in length to 27,700 km above the Earth’s surface. The distance is smaller than the orbit of satellite communication.