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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

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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

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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

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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 (11:45pm)

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

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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