Very bright fireball over the Adriatic Sea, send your photos and reports


A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over the Adriatic Sea at 18:56 UTC (21:56 CET) on August 18, 2018. The event lasted more than 3 seconds before the object disintegrated near San Marino in northeastern Italy.

The International Meteor Organization has so far received 37 reports.

The event was witnessed from southwestern Croatia, Slovenia and northern Italy and reported as 'extremely' bright.

Bright fireball over the Adriatic Sea on August 18, 2018 – heatmap. Credit: IMO

Just one photo was submitted to IMO.

If you witnessed this event please submit your reports (and photos/videos) to IMO using this form. You can send them to us, but please fill the form on the IMO site, too.

Fireball over the Adriatic Sea on August 18, 2018. Credit: B. Nino

Featured image credit: B. Nino

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