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asteroid 2022 bt

Asteroid 2022 BT flew past Earth at 0.26 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 BT flew past Earth at a distance of 0.26 LD / 0.00068 AU (101 726 km / 63 209 miles) at 06:22 UTC on January 24, 2022. This is the 10th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

January 26, 2022

asteroid 1994 pc1

Large asteroid 1994 PC1 to fly past Earth at 5.5 LD on January 18

A large near-Earth asteroid designated 1994 PC1 will fly past Earth at a distance of 5.5 LD / 0.01325 AU (1.98 million km / 1.23 million miles) on January 18, 2022. This is the second-closest approach of this object to Earth since 1933. 1994 PC1 is an Apollo-class...

January 17, 2022

asteroid 2022 ac4

Asteroid 2022 AC4 to fly past Earth at 0.24 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2022 AC4 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.24 LD / 0.00062 AU (92 750 km / 57 632 miles) at 05:20 UTC on January 11, 2022. This is the 6th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 1. In 2021,...

January 10, 2022

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Asteroid 2022 AU flew past Earth at 0.83 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 AU flew past Earth at a distance of 0.83 LD / 0.00213 AU (318 643 km / 197 995 miles) at 03:03 UTC on January 2, 2022. This is the second known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

January 06, 2022

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New Year's Day meteor explosion over Pittsburgh captured via GOES-16 satellite, U.S.

A loud boom over the skies of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on January 1, 2022, was caused by a meteor exploding with the blast energy equivalent to 30 tons of TNT. The event took place around 16:20 UTC (11:30 EST) but was not observable from the ground due to clouds....

January 05, 2022

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Very bright fireball over central Europe

A very bright fireball was seen over central Europe at around 17:29 UTC on December 7, 2021. The event lasted up to 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 34 witness reports from users in...

December 08, 2021

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Bright fireball streaks through the night sky over Indiana, U.S.

A bright fireball was recorded as it streaked through the night sky over Indiana at 01:04 UTC on December 8, 2021. The event lasted about 4 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 39 reports from witnesses in Ilinois, Indiana, Michigan and...

December 08, 2021

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Very bright fireball streaks through the night sky over Idaho, U.S.

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Idaho, U.S. at around 08:40 UTC on December 5, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 5 reports, 2 videos, and 2 photos.1 Image credit: AMS Image credit: Jordan R., AMS...

December 06, 2021

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Amazing Earth-grazing fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

A stunning, slow-moving fireball crossed the night sky over the Mediterranean Sea at 04:08 UTC on December 4, 2021. The bolide was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 83 000 km/h (51 600 mph), according to the principal...

December 06, 2021

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Total solar eclipse of December 4, 2021

A total solar eclipse will take place on December 4, 2021, just two weeks after a partial lunar eclipse on November 19 - the longest since 1440 and until 2669​.1 The total eclipse will be visible from Antarctica and partially visible from South Africa and south...

December 01, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Tennessee, U.S.

A bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Tennessee, U.S at around 03:17 UTC on December 1, 2021 (21:19 CST on November 30). The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 40 reports from the southeastern states and 1 video of the...

December 01, 2021

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