Meteor activity

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Bright fireball explodes over Puerto Rico

A brilliant fireball exploded over the night sky in Puerto Rico around 07:45 UTC (03:45 LT) on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The trajectory suggests that it moved over the Mona channel towards Desecheo, according to the Society of Astronomy of the Caribbean (SAC)....

October 20, 2020

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Two fireballs over the southern Spain

Two bright meteors were recorded over southern Spain on October 11, 2020. The first of them was spotted at about 19:37 UTC. It was generated by a meteoroid from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at around 58 000 km/h. The event began at an altitude of about 84 km...

October 12, 2020

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Spectacular fireball lights up the sky over Mexico, hits land and sparks a fire

A brilliant fireball blazed over northeastern Mexico around 03:14 UTC on October 7, 2020 (22:14 LT on October 6), leaving witnesses and sky observers startled as the space object put on a spectacular display. The meteorite hit a small town in Tamaulipas, sparking a...

October 08, 2020

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Fireball explodes over Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, turning night into day, Brazil

A very bright fireball turned the night sky into a day as it exploded over the Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Brazil, at around 04:03 UTC (01:30 LT) on October 1, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 35 witness reports, while the Brazilian Meteor...

October 02, 2020

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Bright fireball lights up the sky over Ohio, U.S.

A brilliant fireball exploded over Ohio, U.S. at around 10:24 UTC (06:24 EDT) on September 30, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 701 reports about the meteor, which was observed in more than a dozen states. The event was primarily seen...

October 01, 2020

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Rare Earth-grazing meteoroid recorded over Europe

A rare Earth-grazing meteoroid was spotted around 03:53 UTC on September 22, 2020 above northern Germany and the Netherlands, getting as low as 91 km (56 miles) above the surface -- which is far below any orbiting satellites - before bouncing back into space. The...

September 30, 2020

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Bright fireball streaks across the sky over Canberra, Australia

A bright fireball put on a fantastic display across the skies over Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. A number of residents said the green object flew over the city around 08:45 UTC (18:45 LT). According to ANU astrophysicist Dr. Brad Tucker, the...

September 03, 2020

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Very bright fireball illuminates sky over Japan's Kanto region

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Japan's Kanto region at 14:32 UTC (22:30 LT) on August 21, 2020. This is the second notable meteor event in Japan since July 1. One of the many eyewitnesses described it as a completely red...

August 25, 2020

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Slow-moving meteor over southern Spain

This stunning and slow meteor overflew southern Spain at 02:02 UTC on August 22, 2020 (04:02 LT). The event was recorded by the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, Sierra Nevada, and Calar Alto. The meteor hit the atmosphere at around 62 000 km/h. It began...

August 25, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Greece

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Greece at 18:36 UTC (21:36 LT) on August 18, 2020. The event was captured on video by a kopaida.gr web camera located in Livadia, central Greece. Featured image credit: kopaida.gr ...

August 25, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over the city of Linyi, China's Shandong Province

A bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Linyi, Shandong Province at 14:59 UTC on August 16, 2020 (22:59 LT). The event was captured on camera run by the Chinese Meteor Monitoring Organization (CMMO). According to the CMMO's Linyi observation station,...

August 18, 2020

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2020 Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight

The Perseid meteor shower -- one of the best and brightest of the year -- is set to peak in the late hours of Tuesday into Thursday, August 11 into 13. This is one of the most anticipated showers of the year, particularly in the Northern Hemisphere. This year,...

August 11, 2020

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Slow-moving meteor over southern Spain

This stunning meteor overflew the south of Spain at about 00:31 UTC on July 29, 2020 (02:31 local time), and was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, which is being conducted by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). The meteoroid hit the...

July 29, 2020

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Green fireball captured over New South Wales during a thunderstorm, Australia

A green fireball streaked across New South Wales, Australia, at around 07:36 UTC (17:36 LT) on July 13, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received four reports about the event. Many watchers were stunned by the view as the meteor came down during a...

July 22, 2020

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Bright fireball streaks across the night sky over central Florida

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over central Florida at around 00:56 UTC on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 39 reports about the meteor, including from witnesses as far north as DeLand and as far south as Naples....

July 16, 2020

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Meteorites recovered in Chiba weeks after fireball exploded over Tokyo, Japan

A fireball that exploded over Tokyo, Japan, on July 1, 2020, has been identified as a meteor after two meteorites were recovered in the prefecture of Chiba, the National Museum of Nature and Science announced on July 13, 2020. The fragments, which landed on a...

July 15, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Tokyo, sonic boom reported, Japan

A bright fireball streaked across Japan's capital Tokyo at 17:32 UTC on July 1, 2020 (02:32 JST, July 2). Many people reported hearing a sonic boom minutes after the meteor exploded, which is considered rare, according to the National Astronomical Observatory....

July 03, 2020