terça-feira, 28 de agosto de 2012

Meteorite 'size of golf ball' believed to have exploded over South Wales

A meteorite the size of a golf ball exploded over South Wales last night, according to reports.

At around 11.10pm, people across the UK reported seeing a bright light travelling across the skies which allegedly exploded near Cwmbran.

Police said they were not aware of the incident, but dozens of Twitter users and people on meteor forum Meteorite News said the bright light stayed within view for between three and eight seconds as it travelled.

Nathan Jones from St Athan, writing on Meteorite News, said: “After about eight seconds I lost line of sight due to houses.

“I saw an object, I can’t specify what, with a heat trail behind. It was orange and white and very bright, and also seemed very close, not that I could see.

“Never seen something so amazing in my life. It looked like it was skimming through the atmosphere due to the curved path it was taking.”

Hannah Sabido said it looked like a “bright white ball with a long bright tail and possibly a green hue”.

She said: “It became more orange towards the North East, giving off orange sparks before bursting out.

“There was no sound distinguishable above background. It began brighter than the moon. It was first noticed as a very bright glowing light behind cloud, ravelling very fast.”

T Doran, of New Brighton, Wirral, Merseyside, wrote: “We were on the beach walking towards the sea wall, facing the South East and it travelled from right to left across the sky.

“It just appeared in the sky, then the view was obscured by the sea wall.

“It was silent, a large orange and white globe with a long straight green tail.”

Fonte: walesonline.com.uk

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