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Asteroid 2019 FA flew past Earth at 0.60 LD

A newly discovered asteroid flew past our planet at 0.60 LD / 0.00154 AU (230 380 km / 143 141 miles) on March 16, 2019. This is the 12th asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, including 2019 EA expected to fly past us on March...

March 18, 2019

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Bright green fireball recorded over Krasnoyarsk, Russia

A very bright meteor streaked through the night sky over Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia on March 15, 2019, and was captured on video. The event lasted 9 seconds before the object disintegrated. The object was recorded near the village of Tura in Evenk Autonomous...

March 17, 2019

asteroid 2019 en2

Asteroid 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at 0.86 lunar distances

Asteroid designated 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00221 AU (330 611 km / 205 432 miles) on March 13, 2019, one day before it was discovered. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain...

March 17, 2019

asteroid 2019 dg2

Asteroid 2019 DG2 flew past Earth at 0.61 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 DG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.61 LD / 0.00158 AU (237 112 km / 147 334 miles) on February 26, 2019. This was the first of two known asteroid flybys within 1 lunar distance on February 26. 2019 DG2 was first...

March 13, 2019

asteroid 2019 ea2

Asteroid 2019 EA2 to flyby Earth at 0.8 LD on March 22

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 EA2 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.80 LD / 0.00204 AU (305 179 km / 189 629 miles) on March 22, 2019. This is one of the rare asteroids our sky surveys have discovered before its close approach to our planet. This...

March 11, 2019

asteroid 2019 eh1

Asteroid 2019 EH1 flew past Earth at 0.06 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 EH1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.06 LD / 0.00016 AU (23 935 km / 14 872 miles) on March 1, 2019. This is the 8th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The...

March 07, 2019

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House-sized Sungrazer comet enters LASCO C3 view

A bright sungrazing comet has entered SOHO/LASCO C3 camera view. While this is SOHO's approximately 3 687th comet discovery, it's only the 7th Sungrazer discovered this year, suggesting we're currently seeing a low-density part of the Kreutz stream....

March 01, 2019

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Night Sky Guide for March 2019

March 1 - Close approach of the Moon and Saturn - 18:28 UTC. The Moon, 25 days old, and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 0°18' of each other. The Moon will be at mag -10.8, and Saturn at mag 0.4, both in the constellation Sagittarius. The...

March 01, 2019

2019 df

Asteroid 2019 DF flew past Earth at 0.47 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 DF flew past Earth at a distance of 0.47 LD / 0.00120 AU (179 517 km / 111 546 miles) at 21:21 UTC on February 26, 2019. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this month and 7th since the...

February 28, 2019

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Bright fireball explodes above the island of Mayotte

A meteor exploded over the island of Mayotte, South Indian Ocean on February 18, 2019, sparking panic among residents. According to a statement released by the Mayotte Prefecture, the explosion took place at 21:30 local time (18:30 UTC). "Some of the...

February 19, 2019

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Large fireball over Belgium and Netherlands, seen also from UK, France and Germany

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Belgium and Netherlands at around 20:12 UTC on February 15, 2019. The event lasted several seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 107 eyewitness reports. The object was mostly seen from the...

February 19, 2019

lomonosov satellite

Very powerful explosions of light detected in Earth's atmosphere, possibly a new physical phenomenon

Russian Astro and Geophysics satellite named after 18th-century scientists Mikhail Lomonosov, also known as MVL-300, has reportedly detected a previously unknown physical phenomenon in the Earth's atmosphere. This space-based observatory was launched in 2016 in...

February 17, 2019

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Green fireball explodes near the coast of eastern Florida

A bright green fireball streaked through the night sky near the coast of eastern Florida around 07:03 UTC (02:03 local time) on February 12, 2019. The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a loud rumble. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received only 5...

February 14, 2019

asteroid 2019 cn5

Asteroid 2019 CN5 flew past Earth at 0.31 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid flew past Earth at a distance of 0.31 LD / 0.00079 AU (118 182 km / 73 435 miles) on February 11, 2019. This is the 6th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and first since January 27. Asteroid...

February 13, 2019

van allen probes

Van Allen Probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts

NASA's twin Van Allen Probes, launched in August 2012 and originally designed as a two-year mission, are starting a new and final phase in their exploration. On February 12, 2019, one of the twin Van Allen Probes begins a series of orbit descent maneuvers to...

February 12, 2019

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Very bright fireball over Venezuela

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Venezuela around 23:20 UTC on Saturday, February 9, 2019 around 23:20 UTC (19:20 local time). The event lasted up to 5 seconds. Witnesses said the meteor was seen over Venezuela, Valencia, Victoria and...

February 10, 2019

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Bright fireball seen and recorded over Colorado

A bright fireball was seen and recorded over Colorado around 01:13 UTC on February 8, 2019 (18:13 MST, February 7). The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 62 reports from Colorado,...

February 09, 2019