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Bright fireball over southern California, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over southern California at around 03:46 UTC on October 17, 2021 (20:45 LT, October 16). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 116 reports1 from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah as well as 2 videos: ...

October 18, 2021

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Experts seeking public help after a meteorite smashed through a residential roof in B.C., Canada

Western University meteorite experts are seeking the public's assistance in sharing their private video footage after a meteorite fragment smashed through a roof of a private home in British Columbia, Canada at 23:33 LT on October 3, 2021 (05:33 UTC, October 4),...

October 15, 2021

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Bright fireball over southern Georgia, U.S.

A bright fireball was observed over the southeastern United States at around 02:05 UTC on October 11, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 88 witness reports from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The event was...

October 11, 2021

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Bright fireball spotted west of Denver, Colorado

A bright fireball was spotted west of Denver, Colorado at around 10:34 UTC on October 3, 2021. While the event was mainly seen from Colorado, the American Meteor Society (AMS) also received reports from Wyoming and New Mexico. In total, the AMS received 50 reports...

October 04, 2021

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Bright fireball over Spain generated by a meteoroid from Comet D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)

A bright fireball was observed by a wide number of eyewitnesses over southern Spain at 19:41 UTC on October 3, 2021. This bright object overflew the province of Granada in Andalusia and was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the...

October 04, 2021

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Bright fireball illuminates the sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil at 00:44 UTC on September 30, 2021. The event was recorded by Clima ao Vivo platform cameras from the cities of Itamonte, Varginha and Patos de Minas, in Minas Gerais, and from Rio de...

October 02, 2021

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At least 8 fireballs over the United States on September 24

At least 8 fireballs were seen over the United States on September 24, 2021, with the largest grouping of eyewitnesses reports -- more than 130 -- associated with an event that occurred at 23:41 UTC (19:40 EDT) over North Carolina. The fireball became visible 77 km...

September 26, 2021

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Boom-like sounds associated with fireball over northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia, U.S.

There are many reports of 'boom-like' sounds associated with a couple of fireball sightings from northern Virginia around 14:30 UTC on September 17 (10:30 EDT). It's possible this event produced meteorites in the northern Virginia/eastern West Virginia...

September 18, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Spain, meteorites likely

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at 20:25 UTC on September 15, 2021, with parts of it likely surviving the entry. The event lasted about 8 seconds and was seen by a wide number of people across the country. The high temperature reached during...

September 16, 2021

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Astronomers record small asteroid impacting Jupiter

A bright fireball -- most likely a small asteroid or a comet -- struck Jupiter at 22:39 UTC on September 13, 2021. The impact was seen and captured by astronomers across the world who were observing the ongoing transit of the shadow of Jupiter's moon Io. "A...

September 15, 2021

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Very bright and sonic fireball over the English Channel

A very bright and sonic fireball streaked through the night sky over the English Channel at 21:48 UTC on September 5, 2021. The event and was captured by numerous dashcams and Fripon video stations. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received more than 400...

September 06, 2021

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Very bright and low fireball near Ottawa, Canada

A very bright and low fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over southern Quebec and Ontario, Canada around 02:37 UTC on August 21, 2021. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received more than 110 witness reports.1 The event lasted...

August 23, 2021

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Unexpected large Perseid outburst detected on August 14

The Perseid meteor shower displayed an unexpected outburst between 06:00 and 9:00 UTC on August 14, 2021, at a level of 3 times the Perseid peak level before it returned to normal levels by 13:00 UTC. This activity may be related to the earlier smaller enhancements...

August 15, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over southern Spain

A slow-moving fireball was spotted over southern Spain at about 00:55 UTC on August 10, 2021. The fireball overflew the provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete in the region of Castilla-La Mancha. This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project,...

August 10, 2021

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Very bright alpha-Capricornid fireball over Spain

A bright fireball associated with the alpha-Capricornid meteor shower was recorded over Spain at 00:22 UTC on August 5, 2021. The event was produced by a fragment from comet 169P/NEAT that impacted the atmosphere at about 90 000 km/h (55 900 mph), according to an...

August 07, 2021

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Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12 under excellent viewing conditions

Our planet is entering a stream of debris from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle -- the source of Perseid meteor shower, active each year from July 17 to August 24. This will be your best chance to experience the shower until 2024. The shower is expected to reach peak...

August 06, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Izmir, sonic boom reported, Turkey

A very bright green fireball illuminated the night sky over the city of Izmir, Turkey around 23:00 UTC on July 30, 2021 (02:00 LT, July 31). The visual part of the event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. Several residents reported a sonic...

August 02, 2021