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Bright fireball over southern California, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over southern California at around 03:46 UTC on October 17, 2021 (20:45 LT, October 16). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 116 reports1 from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah as well as 2 videos: ...

October 18, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 TG14 to fly by Earth at 0.6 LD on October 18

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 TG14 will fly by Earth at 0.65 LD / 0.00167 AU (249 828 km / 155 236 miles) at 00:51 UTC on October 18, 2021. This is the 106th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 LD this year and the 12th so far this month. 2021...

October 17, 2021

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Experts seeking public help after a meteorite smashed through a residential roof in B.C., Canada

Western University meteorite experts are seeking the public's assistance in sharing their private video footage after a meteorite fragment smashed through a roof of a private home in British Columbia, Canada at 23:33 LT on October 3, 2021 (05:33 UTC, October 4),...

October 15, 2021

asteroid 2021 te13

Asteroid 2021 TE13 flew past Earth at 0.07 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 TE13 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.07 LD / 0.00018 AU (26 927 km / 16 732 miles) from the center of our planet at 09:53 UTC on October 12, 2021. This is the 101st known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar...

October 14, 2021

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Bright fireball over southern Georgia, U.S.

A bright fireball was observed over the southeastern United States at around 02:05 UTC on October 11, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 88 witness reports from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The event was...

October 11, 2021

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Bright fireball spotted west of Denver, Colorado

A bright fireball was spotted west of Denver, Colorado at around 10:34 UTC on October 3, 2021. While the event was mainly seen from Colorado, the American Meteor Society (AMS) also received reports from Wyoming and New Mexico. In total, the AMS received 50 reports...

October 04, 2021

asteroid 2021 tx

Asteroid 2021 TX flew past Earth at 0.1 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 TX flew past Earth at 21:29 UTC on October 1, 2021, at a distance of 0.11 LD / 0.00028 AU (41 890 km / 26 030 miles) from the center of our planet. This is the 95th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance...

October 04, 2021

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Bright fireball over Spain generated by a meteoroid from Comet D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)

A bright fireball was observed by a wide number of eyewitnesses over southern Spain at 19:41 UTC on October 3, 2021. This bright object overflew the province of Granada in Andalusia and was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the...

October 04, 2021

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Bright fireball illuminates the sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil at 00:44 UTC on September 30, 2021. The event was recorded by Clima ao Vivo platform cameras from the cities of Itamonte, Varginha and Patos de Minas, in Minas Gerais, and from Rio de...

October 02, 2021

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At least 8 fireballs over the United States on September 24

At least 8 fireballs were seen over the United States on September 24, 2021, with the largest grouping of eyewitnesses reports -- more than 130 -- associated with an event that occurred at 23:41 UTC (19:40 EDT) over North Carolina. The fireball became visible 77 km...

September 26, 2021

asteroid 2021 sp

Asteroid 2021 SP flew past Earth at just 0.03 LD - closest flyby in 2021, 10th closest on record

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 SP flew past Earth at a distance of 0.03 LD or 0.0000943 AU (14 107 km / 8 765 miles) from the center of our planet or about 7 700 km (4 780 miles) from the surface on September 17, 2021. This is now the closest asteroid...

September 23, 2021

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Boom-like sounds associated with fireball over northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia, U.S.

There are many reports of 'boom-like' sounds associated with a couple of fireball sightings from northern Virginia around 14:30 UTC on September 17 (10:30 EDT). It's possible this event produced meteorites in the northern Virginia/eastern West Virginia...

September 18, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Spain, meteorites likely

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at 20:25 UTC on September 15, 2021, with parts of it likely surviving the entry. The event lasted about 8 seconds and was seen by a wide number of people across the country. The high temperature reached during...

September 16, 2021

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Astronomers record small asteroid impacting Jupiter

A bright fireball -- most likely a small asteroid or a comet -- struck Jupiter at 22:39 UTC on September 13, 2021. The impact was seen and captured by astronomers across the world who were observing the ongoing transit of the shadow of Jupiter's moon Io. "A...

September 15, 2021

asteroid 2021 rr5

Asteroid 2021 RR5 to fly by Earth at 0.20 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RR5 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.20 LD / 0.00053 AU (79 300 km / 49 250 miles) at 17:44 UTC on September 12, 2021. This is the 86th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

September 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 rg6

Asteroid 2021 RG6 to fly by Earth at 0.22 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RG6 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.22 LD / 0.00057 AU (85 270 km / 52 980 miles) from the center of our planet at 15:31 UTC on September 11, 2021. Since the start of the year, our sky surveys have identified a...

September 11, 2021

asteroid 2021 rs2

Asteroid 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at an exceptionally close distance of 0.06 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.06 LD / 0.00015 AU (22 440 km / 13 945 miles) from the center of our planet at 07:28 UTC on September 8, 2021. This is the 81st known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar...

September 08, 2021