Meteor activity

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ISS astronaut shares her view of Quadrantid meteor shower and aurora over Edmonton, Canada

NASA astronaut Christina Koch shared a stunning photo of the Quadrantid meteor shower-- this year's first meteor shower-- from her view aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The majestic view also features green bands of the aurora borealis or northern...

January 24, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Cyprus

A brilliant fireball was spotted across the island of Cyprus on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at around 20:00 UTC (22:00 LT). The American Meteor Society (AMS) said they received around 144 eyewitness reports. The fireball was seen over Ammochostos, Beirut Governorate,...

January 22, 2020

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Bright daylight fireball over Puerto Rico

A bright ball of fire was seen flashing across the sky over Puerto Rico at 21:27 UTC (17:27 local time) on Friday, January 17, 2020. Some of the residents reported loud noise associated with the event. The American Meteor Society (AMS) receiver 31 reports from...

January 20, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Germany and Poland

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over eastern Germany and Poland at around 03:05 UTC on January 5, 2020. The event was captured on two AMS/AKM cameras. There is a possibility some pieces of the object survived and ended somewhere in far western...

January 11, 2020

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Bright fireball seen over northern Italy, two meteorites retrieved days after crash

A bright and long-lasting fireball was observed and recorded over northern Italy on January 1, 2020. After a thorough trajectory analysis and informing the public of potential meteorite fall in the Cavezzo region, Modena province, two pieces of the fresh meteorite...

January 06, 2020

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Geminid meteor shower's dust trail spotted for the first time

NASA's Parker Solar Probe spotted Geminid meteor shower's dust trail from space for the first time ever. As it orbits the Sun 21 more times, the probe will help scientists examine the mysterious structure of the trail. Meteors in yearly showers such as the...

December 16, 2019

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2019 Geminid meteor shower peaks under nearly full moon

The Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak on December 14, 2019. At its peak, the shower can produce up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour. However, the Moon will be only 4 days past full phase at the shower's peak, presenting significant interference...

December 12, 2019

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Bright 'green' fireball flashes across Arizona, USA

A brilliant fireball was seen streaking across the night sky over Arizona at around 04:26 UTC on December 7, 2019. Witnesses said the light appeared green, likely a "shooting star" but more than a quick flash that such phenomenon commonly produces. The...

December 09, 2019

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'Vivid and long-lasting' meteor over Alabama, USA

A long-lasting fireball was seen flying through the sky over Alabama at around 01:31 UTC on December 5, 2019. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham was able to catch footage on its Skycam. NWS Birmingham said they received reports of a "vivid and...

December 05, 2019

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Large fireball seen crashing over Salem in Oregon, U.S.

A fireball was spotted over the skies of Salem City, the capital of coastal state Oregon, crashing somewhere in the wilderness of Polk County on Thursday evening, November 21, 2019. Police officers have since started conducting investigations. The event was...

November 22, 2019

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Meteor storm predicted for November 22

An outburst of alpha Monocerotid meteor shower is predicted to occur at around 04:50 UTC on November 22, 2019. While the source of this meteor shower is an unknown long-period comet, the 2019 outburst prediction is coming from well-known meteor scientists Esko...

November 20, 2019

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Fireball lights up the sky over St. Louis, Missouri during Northern Taurid meteor shower

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over St. Louis, Missouri at around 02:53 UTC on November 11, 2019, one of the peak nights for the Northern Taurid meteor shower. Radio station KSDL and TV station KMOV reported that local residents saw a flash of...

November 12, 2019

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Very bright daylight fireball over Ontario, Canada

A very bright daylight fireball was seen streaking across the sky over Ontario, Canada at 22:28 UTC on October 29, 2019 (18:28 LT). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just 3 reports by November 3. Paul Delaney from York University said the object had...

November 03, 2019

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Bright green fireball blazes over Ireland

A bright green meteor flashed through the night sky over Ireland before 19:00 LT on October 29, 2019. So far, 71 reports about the fireball were logged with the American Meteor Society (AMS). "We received 71 reports about a fireball seen over County Cavan,...

October 30, 2019

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Spectacular meteor seen shooting across central Trinidad

A local from central Trinidad caught footage of a meteor flashing across the night sky over Trinidad on October 15, 2019. According to Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center, the meteor was spotted sometime between 23:00 and midnight UTC (19:00 - 20:00 LT). The meteor...

October 20, 2019

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Bright fireball seen over eastern France

A brilliant meteor was spotted in the Eastern part of France at 04:48 UTC on October 13, 2019. The fireball was seen not only from France but also from parts of Germany, all over Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. ​The Fireball Recovery and...

October 14, 2019

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Midnight sky lights up as bright fireball explodes over Northeast China

A brilliant meteor lit up the midnight sky over Northeast China at 18:16 UTC on October 10, 2019 (00:16 LT, October 11). The night briefly turned into a day as the fireball streaked through the clouds. Videos of the meteor were caught by surveillance cameras in the...

October 14, 2019