Space

brazil fireball february 21 2018

Bright fireball over the State of Bahia, Brazil

A bright fireball was observed streaking through the night sky over the State of Bahia, eastern Brazil at 01:32 UTC on February 21, 2018. The event lasted about 3 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received...

February 21, 2018

washington british columbia fireball february 19 2018

Green fireball streaks over Washington and British Columbia

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Washington, US and British Columbia, Canada at 04:55 UTC on February 19, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The American Meteor Society received 39 reports, mostly from Washington and several from British...

February 19, 2018

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Two fireballs over Andalusia, southern Spain

Two bright fireballs were recorded streaking through the night sky over Andalusia, southern Spain late February 16 and early February 17, 2018. The first one flew over Córdoba province at 20:52 UTC on February 16 at a speed of about 43 000 km/h (26 700 mph)....

February 17, 2018

Chelyabinsk Asteroid

5th anniversary of Chelyabinsk event, the biggest asteroid airburst since 1908

February 15, 2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the Chelyabinsk event, the biggest asteroid airburst this century so far and the biggest one since the 1908 Tunguska event. This is also the only asteroid confirmed to have resulted in a large number of injuries.​ The...

February 15, 2018

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Partial solar eclipse of February 15, 2018

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Chile, Argentina and Antarctica on February 15, 2018. The greatest eclipse will take place at 20:52 UTC. The Moon will pass in front of the Sun today, creating a solar eclipse. However, the alignment will not be...

February 15, 2018

asteroid 2018 cd3

Asteroid 2018 CD3 to flyby Earth at 0.93 LD on February 15

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 CD3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.93 LD / 0.00238 AU (~356 042 km / 221 234 miles) at 19:42 UTC on February 15, 2018. This is the 14th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

February 12, 2018

asteroid 2018 cn2

Asteroid 2018 CN2 flew past Earth at 0.18 LD, discovered one day before closest approach

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 CN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00047 AU (~ 70 310 km / 43 689 miles) on February 9, 2018, one day after it was discovered. This is the 12th of 13 known asteroids to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

February 11, 2018

asteroid 2018 cf2

Asteroid 2018 CF2 flew past Earth at 0.25 LD, one day before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 CF2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.25 LD / 0.00065 AU (~97 238 km / 60 421 miles) on February 6, 2018, one day before its discovery. This is the 4th closest known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year....

February 11, 2018

asteroid 2018 cs1

Asteroid 2018 CS1 flew past Earth at 0.90 LD, 3 days before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 CS1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.90 LD / 0.00230 (~ 344 075 km / 213 798 miles) on February 4, 2018, 3 days before it was first observed. A total of 13 known asteroids flew past us within 1 lunar distance since the...

February 11, 2018

asteroid 2018 cb

Asteroid 2018 CB to flyby Earth at 0.17 LD on February 9

A newly discovered asteroid designated will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00043 AU (~64 327 km / 39 970 miles) on February 9, 2018. This is the 10th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and, 9th since January...

February 05, 2018

asteroid 2018 cc

Asteroid 2018 CC to flyby Earth at 0.5 LD on February 6

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 CC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.50 LD / 0.00128 AU (~191 485 km / 118 983 miles) on February 6, 2018. This is the 9th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, 8th since...

February 05, 2018

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Night sky guide for February 2018 - Partial Solar Eclipse

After super blue blood Moon on January 31, we are heading toward our next celestial event on February 15 when a partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of Chile, Argentina, and Antarctica. The best time of this month to observe faint objects such as galaxies...

February 01, 2018

southern spain fireball january 29 2018

Fireball brighter than the Moon over southern Spain

A fireball brighter than the Moon was recorded over southern Spain at 05:47 UTC (06:47 local time) on January 29, 2018. The event lasted up to 6 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The event began at an altitude of 101 km (62.7 miles) over the...

January 31, 2018

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Super blue blood Moon and total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018

A rare astronomical event will take place on January 31, 2018 - the third in a series of supermoons, the second full moon of the month known as the blue moon and a total lunar eclipse which will make the Moon take on a reddish tint, known as a 'blood moon.'...

January 30, 2018

sl 32 rb rocket body fragment found in peru

Impressive rocket re-entry over South America, large fragment found in Peru

Residents of eastern Brazil and northern Peru witnessed a rare atmospheric re-entry of a recently launched rocket that ended up hard landing in pieces over South America. The rocket was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 26, 2017, carrying...

January 29, 2018

asteroid 2018 bn6

Asteroid 2018 BN6 flew past Earth at 0.94 LD, 7th within 1 LD in 9 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BN6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.94 LD / 0.00242 AU (~362 026 km / 224 953 miles) on January 24, 2018. Its closest approach to Earth took place 3 days before it was discovered. This asteroid belongs to the Apollo...

January 28, 2018

asteroid 2018 bf3

Asteroid 2018 BF3 flew past Earth at 0.63 LD, 6th in 4 days

A sixth known near-Earth asteroid in just 4 days flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on January 19, 2018. The latest asteroid was designated 2018 BF3 and it flew past Earth at a distance of 0.63 LD / 0.00162 AU (~242 348 km / 150 588 miles) at 03:00 UTC. This...

January 23, 2018