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Bright green fireball seen over Florida, U.S.

A bright fireball was spotted across Florida, U.S., at around 01:50 UTC on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received at least 73 reports from witnesses across the state, as far north as Jacksonville and as far south as Fort Lauderdale....

June 10, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 LO2 to fly past Earth at 0.5 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LO2 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00148 AU (221 404 km / 137 574 miles) at 16:16 UTC on June 13, 2021. This the 64th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 09, 2021

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First close-up images of Ganymede in more than 20 years

The first two images from Juno spacecraft's June 7, 2021, flyby of Jupiter’s giant moon Ganymede have been received on Earth. This was the closest any spacecraft has come to this moon in a generation. The photos – one from the Jupiter orbiter’s...

June 09, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Almeria, Spain

A very bright fireball was recorded by Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA) in Almeria, Spain at 23:29 UTC on June 5, 2021. Unfortunately, most of Spain was completely covered by clouds and no other station of the other observatories could detect this object, CAHA said in...

June 08, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 LX1 flew past Earth at 0.42 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LX1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.42 LD / 0.00107 AU (160 069 km / 99 462 miles) at 04:31 UTC on June 4, 2021. This is the 63rd known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 08, 2021

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'Ring of Fire' - Annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021

An annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021, will be visible from northern Canada, Greenland, and Russia, with a partial eclipse visible from northern North America, Europe, and Asia. During the event, a bright ring will surround the moon silhouette at the peak of the...

June 06, 2021

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Earth-grazer fireball recorded over Rio Grande do Sul on Sunday may have interstellar origin, Brazil

An earth-grazer fireball recorded over the Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil on Sunday, May 30, 2021, may have been from an interstellar meteoroid, according to the Brazilian Meteor Watch Network (BRAMON). It was the third fireball sighting in a week for the country, with...

June 02, 2021

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Bright meteor recorded over Cordoba, Spain

A bright meteor was recorded over Cordoba, Spain at 02:12 UTC on June 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), La...

June 02, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 KT2 to fly past Earth at 0.76 LD on June 1

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KT2 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.76 LD / 0.00195 AU (291 715 km / 181 263 miles) at 22:44 UTC on June 1, 2021. This is the 61st known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

June 01, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 KQ2 flew past Earth at 0.46 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KQ2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.46 LD / 0.00119 AU (178 021 km / 110 617 miles) at 05:43 UTC on May 31, 2021. This is the 60th known asteroid to fly past Earth since the start of the year, the 9th during the month...

June 01, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 KO2 flew past Earth at 0.96 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KO2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.96 LD / 0.00248 AU (371 002 km / 230 530 miles) from the center of our planet on May 30, 2021. This is the 59th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the...

May 31, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 KN2 flew past Earth at 0.38 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2021 KN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.38 LD / 0.00097 AU (145 109 km / 90 167 miles) at 02:14 UTC on May 31, 2021. This is the 58th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 31, 2021

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Bright fireball spotted over Brazil for the second time in a week

A brilliant fireball was seen across southern Brazil on Thursday, May 27, 2021-- the second time in a week following a sighting on May 22 over the northeast region. The object was seen by witnesses in the Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states. The fireball...

May 28, 2021

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Bright fireball seen over Washington, D.C.

A bright fireball was seen over Washington, D.C. shortly before 02:00 UTC on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (22:00 LT on Tuesday, May 25). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 23 reports from witnesses in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington....

May 27, 2021

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Possible Earth-grazer fireball over Scotland and Northern Ireland, UK

A long-lasting fireball, possibly an Earth-grazer, was recorded over Scotland and Northern Ireland, UK at around 21:54 UTC on May 26, 2021. The event lasted for about 7 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 89 reports from users in the counties of...

May 27, 2021

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Brilliant fireball streaks across northeast Brazil

A bright fireball streaked across northeast Brazil at around 22:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The phenomenon was witnessed by residents in Paraiba, Pernambuco, and Rio Grande do Norte. Based on videos captured by the Brazilian Meteor Observation...

May 25, 2021

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Total lunar eclipse of May 26, 2021

The Earth will pass between the Moon and Sun from 09:45 to 12:52 UTC on May 26, 2021, creating a total lunar eclipse -- visible from eastern Asia, Australia, the Pacific, and the Americas. The total eclipse will last from 11:12 until 11:26 -- with the greatest...

May 22, 2021