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north carolina fireball january 25 2017

Fireball lights up sky over eastern US

A bright meteor streaked through the sky over the eastern United States around 09:08 UTC (04:08 local time) on January 25, 2017. The event lasted a couple of seconds and was caught on security camera in Huntsville, North Carolina. By 17:27 UTC, the American Meteor...

January 25, 2017

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Bright green fireball observed over Exeter, England

A bright green fireball lit up the skies over Exeter, England at 21:37 UTC on January 22, 2017. The event lasted about 7 seconds and was recorded by meteor observation camera at Exeter Observatory, part of the UK Meteor Monitoring Network. It is possible the object...

January 24, 2017

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Daylight fireball explodes over Norway

An impressive bright flash appeared above central Norway on January 15, 2017, and was observed from both western and eastern Norway. Eyewitnesses are asked to submit their reports. According to the Norwegian Meteor Network, the event occurred around 13:48 UTC and...

January 17, 2017

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Three fireballs recorded over Brazil

Three fireballs were recorded over Brazil in the past couple of days. Over Campina Grande on January 6, north of Rio de Janeiro on January 7, and over Espirito Santo on January 9, 2017. Fireballs over Brazil on January 6, 7 and 9, 2017. Image credit: Google The...

January 10, 2017

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Quadrantids, known for spectacular fireballs, peak on January 3

The Quadrantid meteor shower, one of the best annual meteor showers and well known for producing spectacular fireballs, will peak around 14:00 UTC on January 3, 2016. The Moon will be 6 days old at the time of peak activity, presenting minimal interference. This is...

January 02, 2017

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Rare sight: Meteor streaks over erupting Turrialba volcano

Two forces of nature have combined on December 28, 2016, and brought us a rare view of a bright meteor streaking seemingly low over the erupting Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica. The event occurred at 04:22 UTC on December 28 (22:22 local time on December 27),...

December 30, 2016

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Bright fireball disintegrates over Guatemala

A bright fireball was observed disintegrating over Central America at 04:30 UTC on December 28, 2016 (22:30 CST on December 27). The event was observed from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Witnesses from Guatemala said they saw up to seven flashes in the sky....

December 28, 2016

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Bright Geminid fireball streaks over Colombia and Venezuela

A bright Geminid fireball streaked through the sky over Colombia and Venezuela at 23:25 UTC (18:25 COT) on December 16, 2016, and was recorded by numerous witnesses. The phenomenon was seen in the municipalities of Bucaramanga, Girón and Zapatoca in the...

December 17, 2016

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Impressive fireball streaks across southern Spain

An impressive fireball streaked across the sky in southern Spain at 21:25 UTC on December 11, 2016. The event was captured by Calar Alto Observatory (SMART project). Following the preliminary analysis carried out by the SMART's principal investigator José...

December 12, 2016

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Large meteor explodes over Norway

A large meteor exploded over the Norwegian Sea at 04:15 UTC on December 6, 2016. The event lit up the sky over Norway and was followed by several sonic booms. The fireball started at 81.4 km (50.6 miles) and ended at 24.4 km (15.2 miles), according to the latest...

December 10, 2016

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Skywatchers alert: Geminid meteor shower to peak on December 13 and 14

The Geminid meteor shower will reach its peak on December 13 and 14, 2016. Despite the bright supermoon falling on the same dates, the numerous and bright Geminids are still expected to provide the skywatchers with a spectacular show. The Geminid meteor shower is...

December 09, 2016

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Siberian meteor up to 15 meters in diameter

The meteor that exploded over Siberia on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, could be up to 10 - 15 meters (33 - 50 feet) in diameter, Russian News Agency quoted a leading Russian space scientist. "Obviously, the meteorite wasn’t big. Judging by the fact that it...

December 07, 2016

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Meteor explodes over Siberia, turns night into day

A very bright meteor exploded above the Republic of Khakassia, Siberia, Russia at 11:35 UTC (18:35 local time) on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, briefly turning night into day. The event was seen for about three to four seconds and was followed by a sonic boom....

December 06, 2016

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Bright Sigma Hydrid fireball burns over central Wales, UK

A meteor significantly brighter than Venus, and bright enough to be called a fireball, entered Earth's atmosphere above the United Kingdom at 02:23 UTC on December 5, 2016. The United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) reports the meteoroid was just a...

December 06, 2016

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Basketball-sized meteorite hits a house in Indonesia

According to local media reports, a basketball-sized meteorite hit a house in Bengkulu City, Sungai Serut District of Indonesia on Thursday, November 24, 2016. The owner of the house said he was having a casual conversation with his friend when suddenly they heard a...

November 25, 2016

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Astronomy Ireland reports large fireball, asks photos

According to Astronomy Ireland, a large fireball was seen streaking across the sky above Ireland around 17:15 UTC on November 23, 2016, creating sparks, a smoke trail and a bright flash said to be more intense than the full moon. As of 17:00 UTC today, there is only...

November 24, 2016

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Bright meteor explodes over the Gulf of Mexico

A bright meteor swept through the night sky above the Gulf of Mexico around 04:19 UTC on November 22, 2016 and exploded about 24 km (15 miles) from the surface, creating a spectacular show. The event was seen from Florida to Alabama and Georgia, and as far away as...

November 23, 2016