Meteor activity

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Very bright fireball caught on camera over Texas, sonic boom reported

A very bright meteor was caught on camera over Texas at 03:25 UTC on November 16 (21:25 CDT, November 15). The object was seen for about 3 to 7 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. It was primarily seen from Texas but was also seen from Louisiana and Oklahoma,...

November 16, 2018

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Very bright North Taurid meteor over Spain

A very bright North Taurid meteor event was spotted over the south of Spain at 23:46 UTC on November 2 (00:46 local time, November 3). The meteor was brighter than the full Moon. The object is believed to be produced by a fragment from Comet Encke that hit the...

November 04, 2018

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Very bright meteor illuminates night sky over Hokkaido, Japan

A very bright meteor was seen and recorded over Hokkaido, Japan at 11:56 UTC (20:56 local time) on October 19, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. Fumitake Watanabe, an engineer at an observatory in the city of Nayoro, said the...

October 19, 2018

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Two bright meteors over South America, sonic boom reported

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Argentina on October 15, 2018, illuminating both sky and ground. Another meteor was recorded over South America on October 16. This time over Ceara in Brazil. Residents of Argentina's southern cities of...

October 17, 2018

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Fireballs streak over Washington, D.C. and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Two notable fireballs were reported over the past couple of days over North America. The first over Newfoundland on October 1 and the second over Washington D.C. on October 2, 2018. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just one report about a fireball seen...

October 04, 2018

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Third most energetic meteor of the year recorded over Reunion and Mauritius

A very bright fireball was observed over the islands of Reunion and Mauritius islands at 14:10 UTC on September 25, 2018. Its calculated total impact energy is 1.9 kt, making it the third most energetic meteor since the start of the year and 48th on record. The...

October 01, 2018

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Bright fireballs streak over Texas and Alabama

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Texas at 03:18 UTC on September 19, 2018. At 03:10 UTC on September 23, another bright fireball was observed over Alabama. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 76 reports about a fireball seen over...

September 24, 2018

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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...

August 19, 2018

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Sonic boom, very bright fireball reported over Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina

A very bright fireball, at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon, streaked across the night sky over the U.S. Southeast at 05:19 UTC (12:19 CDT) on August 17, 2018. The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society...

August 17, 2018

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WATCH: Real-time Perseid meteor shower - Best of 2018 by Adrien Mauduit

Photographer Adrien Mauduit put together a two-minute compilation of his best real-time sequences of the Perseid meteor shower peaking on August 12 - 13, 2018 in the Valais in Switzerland. ​Did you miss it because of weather or personal reasons? Fear not, we got...

August 13, 2018

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Long-lasting daylight fireball over Western Siberia, impact reported, Russia

A bright daylight fireball was recorded over Western Siberia during late afternoon hours of August 4, 2018 (local time). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. The event was recorded from several towns, including Yugansk and Surgut, and reported that it landed in a...

August 05, 2018

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Hundreds record long-lasting bright fireball over Australia, meteorites likely near Canberra

A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over New South Wales and Victoria, Australia around 08:30 UTC (18:30 local time) on August 4, 2018. The event lasted for more than 8 seconds and was recorded by hundreds of people. Astronomers said the object...

August 05, 2018

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Very bright fireball over the Mediterranean Sea on July 23

Another bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the Mediterranean Sea on July 23, 2018, just 5 days after a long-lasting fireball over the same region. It was recorded by the meteor observing stations operating in the framework of the SMART...

July 25, 2018

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Bright meteor streaks across the night sky over Spain

A bright meteor was recorded streaking across the night sky over Spain at 03:28 UTC on July 19, 2018. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The meteor was recorded over Andalusia at 05:28 local time. It was produced by a fragment from a...

July 19, 2018

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Long-lasting fireball recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

A bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the Mediterranean Sea at 02:20 UTC on July 17, 2018. The event lasted up to 12 seconds and was recorded by several SMART Project cameras. According to the preliminary analysis by the SMART...

July 18, 2018

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Very bright fireball recorded over Sao Paulo, Brazil

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil at 00:56 UTC (03:56 local time) on July 11, 2018. The event lasted 3 - 4 seconds. According to astronomer Julio Lobo of the Jean Nicolini Municipal Observatory in...

July 13, 2018

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Potential meteorite-producing event over the Mediterranean Sea

A bright fireball flew above the coast of Almeria, Span and the Mediterranean Sea at 03:13 UTC on July 9, 2018. The object was recorded by several SMART Project detectors. It is possible that this was a meteorite-producing event. According to the preliminary...

July 09, 2018