Sky Anomalies

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    The day money fell from the sky: Hundreds of pieces of meteorite rain down on Brazilian town

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    Thousands of people have rushed to a remote Santa Filomena in northeastern Brazil after hundreds of chunks of a huge meteorite began to fall ‘like rain’ from the sky.

    Up to 200 fragments of the meteorite, which fell on August 19, have been found so far. And there may be much more left.

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    The biggest piece weighed 40kg and is worth over $26,800 – the same as 10 years’ worth of the average salary in the area – and was found on August 27. Locals living in the town now refer to the meteorite storm as a ‘miracle‘ and the day when ‘money fell from the sky.’

    Most of the biggest rocks were found around the church, further convincing locals that the rare meteorite was ‘sent by God.’

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    Within hours of the rocks falling, meteorite hunters travelled to the town from other parts of Brazil, as well as professional collectors from the US and Uruguay.

    A team of 4 scientists from Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeirois trying to negotiate a price for the biggest stone. They fear they won’t be able to beat the price being offered by an American hunter, and that the rare rock will be shipped out of Brazil.

    The meteorite is believed to be a rare chondrite which dates back to the origins of the Solar System. Only 1% of meteorites are of this type, and specimens can sell for tens of thousands of dollars. The largest chondrite ever recorded weighs 1,770kg and was recovered from the Jilin meteorite shower of 1976.



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    Red rainbows
    Spotting a single-colored arch is an unusual sight.

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    On occasion, a red rainbow can form with the Sun a few degrees below the horizon — and that is what occurred in Maun, Botswana, on January 9, 2020. My wife, Deborah Carter, and I went outside to enjoy a postsunset sky infused with fiery hues. As the display faded, we turned and saw a partial red rainbow in the east.

    At first, a hint of yellow-green could be seen right after sunset. But as the minutes ticked away, so too did all colors except for red. We were equally amazed to see a double rainbow companion with Alexander’s dark band in between, as well as at least a first-order supernumerary bow associated with the primary bow, all of which glowed red. The bow gradually faded, disappearing a full 19 minutes after sunset, with the Sun nearly
    5° below the horizon.

    Had we been in a more open environment without trees, we would have likely seen the lower part of the bow “screened off,” as Minnaert explains, by the shadow of the horizon, “so that [the] bow appears to begin at some height above the horizon.”


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    That looks like a manmade projectile from space.
     
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