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asteroid 2021 wf3

Newly-discovered asteroid 2021 WF3 to fly past Earth at 0.37 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 WF3 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.37 LD / 0.00096 AU (143 615 km / 89 240 miles) at 18:36 UTC on December 1, 2021. This is the 133rd known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

November 30, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over Los Angeles, California

A slow-moving fireball was seen and recorded over Los Angeles, California at 04:13 UTC on November 25, 2021 (20:13 PST, November 24). The event lasted more than 12 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 75 reports from California and Arizona...

November 25, 2021

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Daylight fireball over the Northeastern U.S.

A daylight fireball was seen just off the coast of New Jersey, U.S. at 21:30 UTC (16:30 EST) on November 13, 2021. The object was seen for more than 4 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 230 reports, mainly from the New Jersey area but...

November 17, 2021

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Partial lunar eclipse of November 19, 2021 - the longest since 1440 and until 2669

A partial lunar eclipse, visible from the Americas, northern Europe, eastern Asia, Australia and the Pacific, will take place on Friday, November 19, 2021. The eclipse is followed by a total solar eclipse on December 4, 2021. The partial eclipse phase will last 3...

November 15, 2021

asteroid 2021 vp11

Asteroid 2021 VP11 flew past Earth at 0.15 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VP11 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00039 AU (58 345 km / 36 250 miles) at 16:12 UTC on November 9, 2021. This is the 129th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

November 13, 2021

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Very bright fireball seen over western Japan, changing color from green to red

A very bright fireball was seen plummeting toward Earth over western Japan at 14:16 UTC (23:16 JST) on November 10, 2021. The event lasted up to 5 seconds, changing color from green to red as it streaked through the cloudy sky. It was captured by a live camera...

November 12, 2021

asteroid 2021 vc7

Asteroid 2021 VC7 to fly past Earth at 0.48 LD on November 12

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VC7 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00123 AU (184 000 km / 114 330 miles) at 07:49 UTC on November 12, 2021. This is the 127th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of...

November 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 vy7

Asteroid 2021 VY7 to fly past Earth at 0.83 LD on November 11

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VY7 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.83 LD / 0.00213 AU (318 650 km / 198 000 miles) at 16:51 UTC on November 11, 2021. This is the 126th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

November 11, 2021

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Very bright fireball over North Carolina coincides with the launch of Falcon 9 rocket, U.S.

A very bright fireball was seen over North Carolina at 02:12 UTC on November 11, 2021. Interestingly, the event took place just a few minutes after the Crew-3 Falcon 9 rocket lifted off the pad at Kennedy Space Center, Florida on its way toward the International...

November 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 vu4

Asteroid 2021 VU4 to fly past Earth at 0.28 LD on November 10

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VU4 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00072 AU (107 710 km / 66 930 miles) from the center of our planet at 19:46 UTC on November 10, 2021. This is the 124th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar...

November 10, 2021

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Bright fireball over Georgia and Alabama, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the partially overcast skies over Georgia and Alabama at 23:39 UTC on November 9, 2021. The event was also detected by 3 NASA meteor cameras in the region, allowing the determination of trajectory and orbit.1 The meteor was first...

November 10, 2021

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Bright fireball over Granada, Spain

A bright fireball was observed over the Spanish province of Granada at 19:13 UTC on November 8, 2021. It was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet hitting the atmosphere at about 88 000 km/h (54 680 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 87 km (54...

November 09, 2021

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Extremely bright fireball over southern Croatia

An extremely bright fireball was observed over southern Croatia at 00:05 UTC on November 8, 2021. According to Denis Vida, a meteor physics postdoctoral researcher at Western University, the fireball was brighter than -15M. It ended at the height of 35 km (21 miles)...

November 09, 2021

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Bright North Taurid fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

This bright North Taurid fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea at 22:52 UTC on November 7, 2021. It was produced by a fragment from Comet Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 111 000 km/h (68 970 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 101 km (62 mph)...

November 08, 2021

asteroid 2021 vk3

Three asteroids to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance today

At least 3 asteroids are expected to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance from the center of our planet on November 8, 2021. The objects are designated as 2021 VL3, 2021 VN3, and 2021 VM3. With 2021 VK3 on November 7, this makes 4 <1 LD asteroid flybys in 24...

November 08, 2021

asteroid 2021 vh

Asteroid 2021 VH flew past Earth at just 0.08 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 VH flew past Earth at 0.08 LD / 0.00020 AU (29 919 km / 18 591 miles) from the center of our planet at 10:33 UTC on November 1, 2021. This is about 23 500 km (14 600 miles) from the surface. Since the start of the year,...

November 03, 2021

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Bright fireball seen over the Midwest, U.S.

A bright fireball was reported by many eyewitnesses in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri, U.S. at 01:37 UTC on October 31, 2021 (20:34 CDT, October 30). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 101 reports, 1...

November 02, 2021