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Asteroid 2019 JH7 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 JH7 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD / 0.00098 AU (71 807 km / 44 618 miles) on May 16, 2019. This Apollo-class asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on May 14, 2019, 2 days before its closest approach. Its...

May 16, 2019

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Bright fireball over Michigan, Ohio and Illinois

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Michigan, Ohio and Illinois around 04:42 UTC on May 11, 2019. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 265 reports by 10:00 UTC on May 13....

May 13, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 JY2 flew past Earth at 0.38 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 JY2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.38 LD / 0.00098 AU (146 606 km / 91 096 miles) on May 5, 2019. This is 22nd asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year. The object was first observed on May 6,...

May 08, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 JX1 flew past Earth at 0.46 LD

Asteroid designated 2019 JX1 flew past Earth at 0.46 LD / 0.00120 AU (179 517 km / 111 546 miles) on May 2, 2019. This is the 21st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2019 JX1 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids....

May 04, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 JK flew past Earth at 0.69 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 JK flew past Earth at a distance of 0.69 LD / 0.00178 AU (266 284 km / 165 461 miles) on April 30, 2019. The object was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on May 1, 2019. 2019 JK belongs to the Apollo group of...

May 03, 2019

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Night Sky Guide for May 2019

May 2 - Conjunction of the Moon and Venus - 11:41 UTC. The Moon and Venus will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 3°37' to the south of Venus. The Moon will be 27 days old. The Moon will be at mag -9.6 in the constellation Cetus, and Venus...

May 01, 2019

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Meteorite hits a house in San Carlos, Costa Rica

A very bright meteor exploded over Costa Rica at 03:10 UTC on April 24, 2019 (21:07 LT on April 23) and was seen and recorded across the country. ​The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 3 reports from Alajuela and Guanacaste. Costa Rica fireball heatmap -...

April 25, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 GP21 flew past Earth at 0.93 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 GP21 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.93 LD / 0.00188 AU (281 243 km / 174 756 miles) on March 31, 2019. It was the second asteroid to flyby Earth that day. The object was first observed at Pan-STARRS 1, Haleakala on...

April 24, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 HE flew past Earth at 0.58 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 HE flew past Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00149 AU (222 900 km / 138 540 miles) on April 20, 2019. This is the 18th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This object...

April 22, 2019

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Very bright green fireball over Germany

A very bright green fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky above northern Germany around 21:50 UTC on April 16, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 40 reports from Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands. Image...

April 17, 2019

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Very bright fireball over New Jersey and Delaware

A very bright fireball was recorded over New Jersey and Delaware at 02:57 UTC on April 17, 2019 (22:57 EDT, April 16). The event lasted up to 8 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 325 reports by 10:20 UTC from Washington DC, Delaware, Massachusetts,...

April 17, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 GN20 flew past Earth at 0.98 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 GN20 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.98 LD / 0.00252 AU (376 986 km / 234 248 miles) on April 12, 2019. 2019 GN20 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Catalina Sky Survey on April 9 and...

April 15, 2019

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Impressive fireball over Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Rio Grande do Sul and State of Santa Catarina, Brazil around 06:23 UTC on April 12, 2019. The event lasted 3 seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received...

April 13, 2019

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Fireball recorded over San Antonio, Texas

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over San Antonio, Texas at 04:14 UTC on April 11, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 43 reports by 12:00 UTC on April 12 and received one video and one photo of the event. #Fireball over...

April 12, 2019

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Bright fireball over Cáceres and Ávila, Spain

A bright fireball was recorded over Spain at 03:06 UTC on April 12, 2019. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project (University of Huelva), operated by the Southwestern Europe...

April 12, 2019

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CLASP-2 to catapult above Earth's atmosphere for 5 minutes of solar observation

CLASP-2 sounding rocket will catapult above Earth's atmosphere for approximately 5 minutes of solar observation today. The launch will take place at the White Sands Missile Range in the New Mexico desert. CLASP-2, short for Chromospheric Layer...

April 11, 2019

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First ever image of a black hole

Scientists using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) have reportedly obtained the first image of a black hole. The image shows a bright ring formed as light bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion times more massive than the Sun. The...

April 10, 2019