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sao paulo brazil fireball july 11 2018

Very bright fireball recorded over Sao Paulo, Brazil

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil at 00:56 UTC (03:56 local time) on July 11, 2018. The event lasted 3 - 4 seconds. According to astronomer Julio Lobo of the Jean Nicolini Municipal Observatory in...

July 13, 2018

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Partial solar eclipse of July 13, 2018

A partial solar eclipse will take place on Friday, July 13, 2018, but will only be visible in extreme southern Australia and Antarctica. This eclipse belongs to Saros 117 and is number 69 of 71 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the...

July 12, 2018

asteroid 2018 nw

Asteroid 2018 NW flew past Earth at 0.32 LD, the second at 0.3 LD in 8 hours

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 NW flew past Earth at 0.32 LD / 0.00083 (124 166 km / 77 153 miles) at 03:12 UTC on July 8, 2018. Asteroid 2018 NW belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter of 7.2 to 16 m (23 - 52 feet). It...

July 10, 2018

asteroid 2018 nx

Asteroid 2018 NX flew past Earth at 0.30 LD, one day before discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 NX flew past Earth at a distance of 0.30 LD / 0.00078 AU (116 686 km / 72 505 miles) on July 7, 2018, one day before it was discovered. Asteroid 2018 NX belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was discovered at Palomar...

July 10, 2018

potential meteorite producing event over the mediterranean sea

Potential meteorite-producing event over the Mediterranean Sea

A bright fireball flew above the coast of Almeria, Span and the Mediterranean Sea at 03:13 UTC on July 9, 2018. The object was recorded by several SMART Project detectors. It is possible that this was a meteorite-producing event. According to the preliminary...

July 09, 2018

fireball over iowa illinois july 9 2018

Bright daylight meteor over Iowa and Illinois, US

A bright daylight meteor streaked across the sky over Iowa and Illinois, US at 01:40 UTC on July 9 (08:40 CDT, July 8). The event lasted between 7 and 20 seconds. The American Meteor Association (AMS) has so far received 189 reports. The fireball was seen from Iowa...

July 09, 2018

brazil fireball july 8 2018

Very bright fireball over Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

A bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil at 01:35 UTC on July 8, 2018. The object was visible for several seconds before it disintegrated in a bright flash. It is possible some pieces survived the...

July 08, 2018

fireball over guangdong china july 2 2018

Very bright fireball recorded over Guangdong, China

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking across the sky over southeast China's province of Guangdong at 17:50 UTC on July 2, 2018 (00:50 local time, July 3). According to EXOSS Citizen Science Project, the fireball crossed over Guangdong's Buolo County...

July 03, 2018

night sky guide 2018 july

Night Sky Guide for July 2018 - longest lunar eclipse of 21st century, partial solar eclipse

The Earth's annual orbit around the Sun will carry it to its furthest point from the Sun – its aphelion – on July 6 at a distance of 1.02 AU. This month's New Moon is on July 13, making it the best time of the month to observe faint objects such...

July 01, 2018

uttar pradesh suspected meteorite june 29 2018 credit htp

2 suspected meteorites found after loud boom in Uttar Pradesh, India

Residents of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district claim that two meteorites have fallen from the sky on June 29, 2018, after heavy rain in the area. The objects, so far two of them, have been found near a house in Kasoli village after a loud noise shook the...

June 30, 2018

fireball netherlands june 29 2018

Bright fireball over the Netherlands, 112 reports submitted to IMO

A bright fireball was seen streaking across the sky above the Netherlands at 21:30 UTC on June 29, 2018. The event lasted between 3 and 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The fireball was seen over Vlaanderen, Friesland, Noord-Brabant, Nordrhein-Westfalen,...

June 30, 2018

asteroid ryugu hayabusa2

Ion-powered Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrives at asteroid Ryugu

The unmanned Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has arrived at asteroid Ryugu, currently located 284 million km (176 million miles) away from Earth. The spacecraft will attempt 3 brief touch-and-go landings over the next 18 months to collect samples and return them to...

June 27, 2018

dust storm mars june 2018

Martian dust storm now officially a global dust event

One of the most intense dust storms ever observed on Mars is raging across the planet since May 30, 2018. The storm grew rapidly over the next 20 days and is now officially a 'planet-encircling' (global) dust event. Although Martian dust storms are common...

June 21, 2018

bright daylight fireball over central russia june 21 2018

Very bright daylight fireball explodes over Russia, meteorites possible

A very bright daylight fireball exploded over western Russia at 01:11 UTC on June 21, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The meteor was seen from the cities of Kursk, Lipetsk, Voronezh and Orel. A sonic boom was...

June 21, 2018

south island new zealand fireball heatmap imo june 19 2018

Bright fireball explodes over South Island, New Zealand

A bright fireball exploded over New Zealand's South Island at 09:15 UTC (21:15 local time) on June 18, 2018. Witnesses say the object was green or blue and brighter than the full moon. ''Anybody see the crazy lights and hear the boom at 9.15,''...

June 20, 2018

asteroid 2018 mz4

Asteroid 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD / 0.00139 AU (207 941 km / 129 208 miles) on June 16, 2018, one day before it was discovered. This is 36th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

June 20, 2018

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Bright fireball streaks over Belgium, nearly 170 reports received

A bright fireball was observed streaking through the night sky over northern Europe at 21:11 UTC on June 16, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 168 reports by 09:50 UTC on June 18. The object was observed...

June 18, 2018