Meteor activity - page 5

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No moonlight to interfere with 2016 Eta Aquarids

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity this year on the night of May 5 and the morning of May 6. This is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak, with most of the activity seen in the...

May 04, 2016

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Bright green fireball streaks across the skies of Southern California, US

A bright green fireball was recorded streaking across the skies of Southern California at 04:40 UTC on April 27, 2016 (21:40 PDT on April 26). American Meteor Society received more than 65 reports and is investigating the case. According to witness reports, the...

April 27, 2016

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'Once in a life time' photo of neon green fireball over New Zealand

Jono Matla, a photographer from Wellington, New Zealand, captured a bright green meteor flashing across the night sky around 21:00 local time on April 5, 2016. The event started as a ball of orange and turned into a neon green as it streaked the sky over Waikanae,...

April 06, 2016

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Analysis of St. Patrick's day fireball over the UK

A very large fireball illuminated the sky over London, UK for 4 seconds at 03:16 UTC on March 17, 2016. The event was observed from the UK, the Netherlands, France and Belgium and recorded by 5 stations and 7 cameras operated by the United Kingdom Meteor Observation...

March 22, 2016

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Very large fireball observed over London, UK

A very large fireball was observed over London, UK at 03:16 UTC on March 17, 2016. The event was first observed by UKMON's Church Crookham station, northeast Hampshire, England. According to the United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network (UKMON), the fireball...

March 17, 2016

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2015 fireballs recorded by UK Meteor Observation Network

The following video shows all fireballs recorded by the United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) in 2015. UKMON was set up in early 2012 with the aim of it becoming the first UK-wide network using CCTV cameras to capture meteor trails across the night sky....

March 07, 2016

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Dazzling meteor lights up skies over Scotland

A dazzling meteor lit up skies over Scotland at 18:49 UTC on February 29, 2016, turning night into day for several seconds. The white light, seen across Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, was followed by a rumbling sound that lasted about 10 seconds,...

March 01, 2016

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Impressive fireball events light up skies over Iberian Peninsula

At least four bright meteors, of which two exceptionally bright, were observed over the skies of Spain, Portugal and Morocco on February 19, 21, 23 and 24, 2016. A meteorite with a final mass of about 1 kg was later found in Cordoba. The source was fireball observed...

February 26, 2016

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Daylight fireball observed in southern California sky

A large blue-green fireball was observed over southern California around 14:35 UTC on February 11, 2016. According to American Meteor Society, the event was reported by nearly 270 witnesses. It was seen primarily from California but witnesses from Arizona and...

February 13, 2016

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Very bright fireball blasts across the day skies of South Florida and Georgia, US

An extremely bright daylight fireball blazed across the skies of South Georgia and Florida, US, on January 24, 2016. The American Meteorite Society (AMS) stated the event was a meteorite fall. The fireball appeared approximately at 15:25 UTC (10:25 ET) and more than...

January 27, 2016

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Geminid meteor shower - king of meteor showers peaks this weekend

One of the most popular meteor showers in the night sky and the most impressive meteor shower of the year - Geminid meteor shower - is set to peak between the nighttime on December 13 and the early morning December 14, 2015, producing up to 120 meteors per hour in...

December 13, 2015

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Annual Leonid meteor shower peaks this week

As we approach the end of the year, it is time to welcome the annual Leonid meteor shower. This shower is associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle and is considered to be one of the most beautiful meteor showers in existence. This year, the Leonid meteor shower is...

November 16, 2015

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Large fireball lights up Thailand sky

A large fireball was observed over Thailand at 13:56 UTC (20:56 local time) on November 2, 2015 and caputred on numerous dashcams. The Thai Astronomical Society said shortly after the event that it was "expected" to be a meteor. Video credit RT (courtesy...

November 03, 2015

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2015 Orionid meteor shower peaks on October 21 - 22

Every October, stargazers all over the planet look forward to the annual Orionid meteor shower. The Orionids are popular because they are one of the two meteor showers created from the debris field of the extremely popular Halley's comet. The annual Eta Aquarids...

October 21, 2015

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86 new meteor showers discovered

86 new meteor showers have joined the already well known crowd of Perseids, Leonids and Geminids. Astronomers observed the events using a network of security video cameras redesigned to monitor space debris passing through the Earth's atmosphere.The meteor showers c

September 18, 2015

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Meteor like object and crash reported in Oman

A meteor like, but still unidentified, object was observed falling over Oman on Wednesday night, September 9, 2015, according to Saleh Al Shidhani from the Oman Astronomical Society.The Times of Oman reports that locals in Wilayat of Yanqul in Al Dhahira Governorate

September 10, 2015

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Large fireball accompanied by two explosions reported over Thailand

A large, bright fireball was observed by hundreds of people over northern Bangkok, Thailand around 01:41 UTC (08:41 local time) on September 7, 2015. Bangkok residents say they didn't hear any sound associated with the fireball, but people from the Sisawat district

September 07, 2015