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asteroid 2021 ah8

Asteroid 2021 AH8 flew past Earth at 0.14 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AH8 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.14 LD / 0.00035 AU (52 360 km / 32 534 miles) from the center of our planet at 19:22 UTC on January 4, 2021. This is the 9th known asteroid to fly past Earth since the start of the...

January 26, 2021

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Twilight fireball over Belgium

A bright fireball streaked through the early morning sky over Belgium at 06:52 UTC on January 22, 2021. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 192 reports from the Netherlands, Belgium, northern France, and England, UK. According to FRIPON, some...

January 25, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Madrid, Spain

A very bright fireball was spotted over Madrid at about 02:56 UTC on January 21, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). The bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the...

January 22, 2021

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AMS camera system detects meteor outburst of unknown origin

The American Meteor Society (AMS) camera system captured a swarm of 7 bright meteors of unknown origin within just 3 seconds of one another at 11:50 UTC on January 18, 2021. Five of the seven meteor paths intersected in an area just east of the 3rd magnitude star...

January 22, 2021

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Bright fireball seen over wide areas of Japan

A bright fireball was seen and recorded over Japan at 11:32 UTC on January 20, 2021 (20:32 JST). The object was seen for several seconds over wide areas of Japan, including Kanto, Tokai, and Kinki. Fujii Daichi, a curator who specializes in astronomy at the...

January 21, 2021

asteroid 2021 br2

Asteroid 2021 BR2 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 BR2 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD / 0.00049 AU (73 300 km / 45 550 miles) from the center of our planet at 02:25 UTC on January 16, 2021. This is the 8th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start...

January 21, 2021

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Large fireball explodes over Galicia, loud boom reported, Spain

A large fireball streaked across the skies of Galicia in Spain at 00:10 UTC (01:10 LT) on Monday, January 18, 2021. Witnesses reported hearing a loud roar minutes after the meteor exploded. The Spanish Fireball and Meteorite Research Network (SPMN) have started...

January 18, 2021

asteroid 2021 bo

Asteroid 2021 BO flew past Earth at 0.06 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 BO flew past Earth at 0.06 LD / 0.00016 AU (23 935 km / 14 900 miles) at 08:19 UTC on January 18, 2021. On the same day, at 01:16 UTC, another asteroid -- designated 2021 BK -- flew past us at a distance of 0.59 LD...

January 18, 2021

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Bright fireball explodes over Norway, ground impact recorded south of Løten

A bright fireball exploded over Norway at 23:21 UTC on January 4, 2021 (00:21 LT, January 5), producing a loud bang that was heard by many people, particularly those in Ullensaker. Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR) said ground impact was recorded at 23:24 UTC, 15 to...

January 12, 2021

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Bright fireball over Kamchatka, Russia

A bright meteor was reported over the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, on Tuesday morning, January 12, 2021. The object burnt up before reaching the ground and was less than 10 m (33 feet) in diameter, preliminary assessments suggested. "We were shown a video which...

January 12, 2021

asteroid 2021 as2

Asteroid 2021 AS2 to flyby Earth at 0.28 LD on January 9

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AS2 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00072 AU (107 710 km / 66 900 miles) at 09:39 UTC on January 9, 2020. This is the 3rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. In...

January 08, 2021

asteroid 2021 ah

Asteroid 2021 AH flew past Earth at 0.13 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AH flew past Earth at a distance of 0.13 LD / 0.00033 AU (49 367 km / 30 675 miles) from the center of our planet at 23:37 UTC on January 3, 2021. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

January 04, 2021

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Daylight fireball over Bahia, Brazil

A bright daylight fireball was recorded above Bahia, Brazil at 18:59 UTC on January 2, 2021 (15:59 LT). The event reportedly scared some of the residents of central Bahia. The bolide was also recorded by NOAA/GOES-16 satellite. Featured image credit: BRAMON...

January 04, 2021

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Fireball as bright as the full Moon spotted over southern Spain

A fireball as bright as the full Moon was recorded streaking through the night sky over southern Span at 04:08 UTC on January 2, 2021. This bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 230 000 km/h. The fireball began at an altitude...

January 03, 2021

asteroid 2021 aa

Asteroid 2021 AA flew past Earth at 0.6 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 AA flew past Earth at a distance of 0.62 LD / 0.00159 AU (237 860 km / 147 800 miles) from the center of our planet at 13:16 UTC on January 1, 2021. This is the first known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

January 03, 2021

asteroid 2020 ys4

Asteroid 2020 YS4 flew past Earth at 0.25 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2020 YS4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.25 LD / 0.00064 AU (95 742 km / 59 491 miles) at 22:27 UTC on December 28, 2020. This is the 107th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

December 29, 2020

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Spectacular fireball explodes over China's Yushu City, the largest fireball event since December 2018

A spectacular fireball exploded over northwestern China's Yushu City, Qinghai Province at around 23:23 UTC on December 22, 2020 (07:23 LT, December 23). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. Many locals reported hearing a series of loud bangs. The event was...

December 24, 2020