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Bright flashes and sonic booms reported above the North Island, New Zealand

Bright lights and sonic booms in the night sky above North Island, New Zealand have been reported on February 11, 2015.The event, which illuminated the sky and later shook doors and windows, happened around 22:00 local time (09:00 UTC). Descriptions of the light ranged

February 11, 2015


Slow-moving daylight fireball recorded over Houston, US

A slow-moving daylight fireball was seen over Houston skies (Texas, US) late Sunday, January 18, 2015 and recorded by Jordan Sterling. The sighting raised a lot of questions after images and videos started appearing on social media, KHOU 11 News reports. Patricia Reiff,

January 21, 2015


Extremely bright fireball recorded over Bucharest, Romania

A bright light followed by a loud noise was recorded over Romanian sky at 01:05 UTC on January 7, 2015 (03:05 local time). The event was observed mainly in the southeastern area of the country and recorded by surveillance cameras in several cities.Based on the data corr

January 09, 2015


Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on January 3rd and 4th

Quadrantids are considered to be one of the best annual meteor showers, known for their bright fireball meteors - larger explosions of light and color that can persist longer than an average meteor streak.This year, they peak on the night of January 3rd and the morning

January 03, 2015


Geminids - the king of meteor showers peaks this weekend

Geminid meteor shower, the king of meteor showers, peaks during the night and early morning hours of December 13 and 14 as our planet passes through a debris field left by asteroid, or a possible "rock comet", named 3200 Phaethon.Geminids are considered by man

December 13, 2014


Space debris or daylight meteor caught on video, Canada

A daylight meteor or falling space debris was observed and caught on tape earlier this week over Canada.Janette Casey Ewens, who owns Labyrinth Farms north of Kamloops, was in the barn yard at 6 a.m. local time on Monday, September 29, when she saw a "thing" f

October 03, 2014


Bright meteor observed over Bosnia and Herzegovina

A bright meteor was observed at 00:54 UTC on September 13 over Bosnia and Herzegovina and recorded by cameras of BiH meteor network run by Astronomical Society Orion and Federal Hydrometeorological Institute from Sarajevo. Mohammed Muminović from Astronomical...

September 14, 2014


Fireball explodes producing small meteorites near Lake Weiss, Alabama

NASA's All Sky Cameras detected a bright fireball that broke apart in a brilliant flash of light above the Alabama town of Henagar, US, around 03:20 UTC on August 3, 2014 (22:20 EDT on August 2). Based on the meteor's speed, final altitude, and weak doppler rada

August 05, 2014


Huge fireball caught on camera by a Devon observatory, UK

A huge fireball passed over the skies of the UK on June 30, 2014, and was captured by Norman Lockyer Observatory in Devon at 02:04 UTC.According to Dave Jones from the UK Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) this was the largest ever meteor captured at the observatory.It

July 02, 2014


Longlasting fireball accompanied by sonic boom streaks over southeastern US

A large and bright fireball accompanied by sonic boom was observed over southeastern US at 13:38 UTC on May 16, 2014 (May 15, 2014, 21:38 EDT). People calling 911 described the incident as a large boom that shook the foundations of their homes.According to a statement f

May 17, 2014


Three significant fireballs over the weekend

American Meteor Society (AMS) said three significant fireballs were observed over the weekend. A large fireball with numerous sonic booms fell over Arkansas on Friday night, May 2nd. Another bright fireball was seen over North Carolina Saturday night, May 3rd. A daytime

May 06, 2014

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Two large fireballs spotted over the skies of Ohio, US

Two very bright fireballs were spotted and recorded over the skies of Ohio, US, in just two days. They quickly became 2nd and 3rd most reported events of all time on the American Meteor Society (AMS) website.Witnesses from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and

September 29, 2013


50 kg meteor explodes and illuminates sky over southeastern US

A meteor with estimated mass of over 50 kg exploded over Tennessee, US, around 07:27 UTC on August 28, 2013 (02:27 local time). Head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, Bill Cook, said the fireball reached a peak magnitude of -13. It was brighter than a full

August 30, 2013


Bright fireball streaked across the sky above Madrid, Spain

A bright fireball streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid and was seen across the entire country on April 13, 2013. The object struck the atmosphere above the Villamuelas district in the province of Toledo, southwest of Madrid around 21:45 UTC...

April 16, 2013

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Bright meteor streaks over eastern United States

The American Meteor Society received over 600 reports of bright meteor that lit up the sky over eastern US and parts of Canada on Friday, March 22, 2013. Reports of this meteor, bright enough to be called fireball, started coming in around 8 pm EDT (midnight UTC). It w

March 23, 2013


Mysterious "fireball" exploded over Sierra Nevada mountain range, US

On Sunday morning, April 22, 2013 the loud explosion rattled homes from central California to Reno, Nevada, and beyond. A spectacular fireball exploded over California's Sierra Nevada mountain range. Some people reported seeing a brilliant light streak across the sk

April 23, 2012

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Sky watchers be ready for meteor shower from Halley's Comet on May 6th

Get up in the wee hours of the morning May 6th and head out into the country, far from the city lights so you can observe eta Aquarid meteor shower. The eta Aquarids are best viewed from the southern hemisphere, but there's something special about them no matter...

April 28, 2011