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Very bright fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

This amazing fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea on November 18, 2016 at 22:31 UTC and was recorded by the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto and La Sagra, Spain (SMART Project). On the following day, a bright daylight meteor was recorded from Sevilla....

November 22, 2016

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Bright fireball observed over Spain

A very bright fireball swept across the sky over southern Spain at 02:55 UTC on November 15, 2016, and was captured by several meteor observing cameras. The event took place during the Supermoon. The bolide was a part of the Taurid meteor shower and was a remnant...

November 15, 2016

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UAE meteor detecting stations now in operation

Three stations for detecting meteors in the United Arab Emirates are now operational, the UAE Space Agency announced on November 13, 2016. A network of cameras has been established to contribute to the monitoring of meteor showers and discover the potential new...

November 15, 2016

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Rare fireball shoots across the sky over Japan

A mysterious green fireball streaked across the sky over northern Japan on October 31, 2016, sparking speculations what the fiery object might be. The event lasted for about 15 seconds and was captured by several cameras. While one astronomer said the object was a...

November 01, 2016

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Meteorite crashes near Lake Baikal, Russia

Residents of eastern Siberia, Russia reported seeing a flash of green light falling on Earth around Lake Baikal at 11:45 UTC on October 25, 2016. The observed green light in the Irkutsk Region and the Buryatia Republic closely resembled the famous Chelyabinsk...

October 26, 2016

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Several meteor-like objects land in Kerala's Peermade, India

Several meteor-like objects survived their passage through the Earth's atmosphere and landed near the city of Peermade in the Indian state of Kerala on October 18, 2016. District Collector G.R. Gokul said for The Hindu that the image of the objects from Peermade...

October 19, 2016

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Sunrise meteor breaks apart over Mississippi and Alabama, US

A bright green meteor streaked across the sky of Alabama and Mississippi around 11:48 UTC (06:48 CDT) on October 12, 2016. The event was seen from Texas to Kentucky. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 290 reports by 18:20 UTC. Witnesses described...

October 12, 2016

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Orionid meteor lights up sky over Pennsylvania, US

A bright meteor was seen streaking across the night sky over the US states of Pennsylvania and New York around 02:36 UTC on October 5, 2016 (22:36 EDT on October 4). The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports submitted to the American...

October 05, 2016

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Bright flash, 'space junk or meteor impact' reported in central Queensland, Australia

A very bright flash followed by a sonic boom was reported across central Queensland, Australia around 10:27 UTC (20:27 AEST) on September 26, 2016. Many witnesses said the bright light was followed by a tremor, leading media and public to speculate whether it was a...

September 26, 2016

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Daylight meteor seen over North Carolina, US

A rare daylight meteor was seen over North Carolina around 18:03 EDT on September 8, 2016 (22:03 UTC). At around the same time, a bright meteor exploded over Cyprus and parts of it are believed to have fallen north of the island. The American Meteor Society received...

September 09, 2016

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Meteor explodes over Cyprus, parts of it believed to have fallen north of the island

A bright meteor exploded over Cyprus and was observed across a wide area of the south of the island around 00:45 local time on Friday, September 9, 2016 (21:45 UTC on September 8). The phenomenon was followed by a sonic boom, prompting hundreds of calls to the...

September 09, 2016

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Perseids to peak in outburst mode on August 11 and 12, 2016

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most prolific annual meteor showers and this year it is expected to peak in outburst mode on the night of August 11 and the morning of August 12 (UTC). This means the shower has a great potential to be spectacular, with up to...

August 07, 2016

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Bright Alpha Capricornid fireball recorded over Northern Africa

A very bright fireball was observed over Northern Africa at 21:05 UTC on July 8, 2016, and recorded by Spain's SMART Project meteor-observing network. The data collected by SMART network have been analyzed by its principal investigator, Professor José...

July 09, 2016

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Meteorite hits a house in Thailand

According to the Bangkok Post, a mysterious rock, believed to be a meteorite, crashed through the roof of a house in Phitsanulok's Muang district on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. An initial investigation concluded the object could very likely be a meteorite. Nobody...

June 28, 2016

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FRIPON, a network of 100 cameras, set to watch the skies in search for meteorites over France

A French research team announced the launch of the FRIPON (Fireball Recovery and Planetary Interobservation Network) project, an interconnected network of, at least, one hundred cameras in charge of watching the skies in search for meteorites. The cameras have been...

June 15, 2016

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Meteor lights up early morning sky over Puget Sound, Washington

A bright meteor has lit up the early morning sky over Puget Sound, US state of Washington on June 10, 2016. The event happened around 11:35 UTC (04:35 local time) and was recorded by Darren Clayton. Clayton was on his way to work, coming from Lake Stevens and...

June 11, 2016

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Daylight meteor captured over the Midwestern US

A daylight meteor was observed and recorded over the Midwestern US states around 16:41 UTC (11:41 CDT) on June 6, 2016. The event was seen from Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. The American Meteor Society (AMS) said early Tuesday,...

June 07, 2016