Meteor activity

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New Year's Day meteor explosion over Pittsburgh captured via GOES-16 satellite, U.S.

A loud boom over the skies of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on January 1, 2022, was caused by a meteor exploding with the blast energy equivalent to 30 tons of TNT. The event took place around 16:20 UTC (11:30 EST) but was not observable from the ground due to clouds....

January 05, 2022

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Very bright fireball over central Europe

A very bright fireball was seen over central Europe at around 17:29 UTC on December 7, 2021. The event lasted up to 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 34 witness reports from users in...

December 08, 2021

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Bright fireball streaks through the night sky over Indiana, U.S.

A bright fireball was recorded as it streaked through the night sky over Indiana at 01:04 UTC on December 8, 2021. The event lasted about 4 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 39 reports from witnesses in Ilinois, Indiana, Michigan and...

December 08, 2021

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Very bright fireball streaks through the night sky over Idaho, U.S.

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Idaho, U.S. at around 08:40 UTC on December 5, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 5 reports, 2 videos, and 2 photos.1 Image credit: AMS Image credit: Jordan R., AMS...

December 06, 2021

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Amazing Earth-grazing fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

A stunning, slow-moving fireball crossed the night sky over the Mediterranean Sea at 04:08 UTC on December 4, 2021. The bolide was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 83 000 km/h (51 600 mph), according to the principal...

December 06, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Tennessee, U.S.

A bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Tennessee, U.S at around 03:17 UTC on December 1, 2021 (21:19 CST on November 30). The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 40 reports from the southeastern states and 1 video of the...

December 01, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over Los Angeles, California

A slow-moving fireball was seen and recorded over Los Angeles, California at 04:13 UTC on November 25, 2021 (20:13 PST, November 24). The event lasted more than 12 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 75 reports from California and Arizona...

November 25, 2021

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Daylight fireball over the Northeastern U.S.

A daylight fireball was seen just off the coast of New Jersey, U.S. at 21:30 UTC (16:30 EST) on November 13, 2021. The object was seen for more than 4 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 230 reports, mainly from the New Jersey area but...

November 17, 2021

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Very bright fireball seen over western Japan, changing color from green to red

A very bright fireball was seen plummeting toward Earth over western Japan at 14:16 UTC (23:16 JST) on November 10, 2021. The event lasted up to 5 seconds, changing color from green to red as it streaked through the cloudy sky. It was captured by a live camera...

November 12, 2021

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Very bright fireball over North Carolina coincides with the launch of Falcon 9 rocket, U.S.

A very bright fireball was seen over North Carolina at 02:12 UTC on November 11, 2021. Interestingly, the event took place just a few minutes after the Crew-3 Falcon 9 rocket lifted off the pad at Kennedy Space Center, Florida on its way toward the International...

November 11, 2021

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Bright fireball over Georgia and Alabama, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the partially overcast skies over Georgia and Alabama at 23:39 UTC on November 9, 2021. The event was also detected by 3 NASA meteor cameras in the region, allowing the determination of trajectory and orbit.1 The meteor was first...

November 10, 2021

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Bright fireball over Granada, Spain

A bright fireball was observed over the Spanish province of Granada at 19:13 UTC on November 8, 2021. It was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet hitting the atmosphere at about 88 000 km/h (54 680 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 87 km (54...

November 09, 2021

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Extremely bright fireball over southern Croatia

An extremely bright fireball was observed over southern Croatia at 00:05 UTC on November 8, 2021. According to Denis Vida, a meteor physics postdoctoral researcher at Western University, the fireball was brighter than -15M. It ended at the height of 35 km (21 miles)...

November 09, 2021

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Bright North Taurid fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

This bright North Taurid fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea at 22:52 UTC on November 7, 2021. It was produced by a fragment from Comet Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 111 000 km/h (68 970 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 101 km (62 mph)...

November 08, 2021

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Bright fireball seen over the Midwest, U.S.

A bright fireball was reported by many eyewitnesses in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri, U.S. at 01:37 UTC on October 31, 2021 (20:34 CDT, October 30). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 101 reports, 1...

November 02, 2021

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Bright fireball over Arkansas, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Arkansas, U.S at around 01:09 UTC on October 20, 2021 (20:09 LT, October 19). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 59 reports1 from users in Arkansan, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and...

October 21, 2021

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Bright fireball recorded over western Hungary

A very bright fireball was recorded over western Hungary at around 16:28 UTC (18:28 LT) on October 20, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 39 reports1 from users in Hungary and neighboring countries of Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, and...

October 21, 2021