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Green fireball explodes near the coast of eastern Florida

A bright green fireball streaked through the night sky near the coast of eastern Florida around 07:03 UTC (02:03 local time) on February 12, 2019. The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a loud rumble. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received only 5...

February 14, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 CN5 flew past Earth at 0.31 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid flew past Earth at a distance of 0.31 LD / 0.00079 AU (118 182 km / 73 435 miles) on February 11, 2019. This is the 6th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and first since January 27. Asteroid...

February 13, 2019

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Van Allen Probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts

NASA's twin Van Allen Probes, launched in August 2012 and originally designed as a two-year mission, are starting a new and final phase in their exploration. On February 12, 2019, one of the twin Van Allen Probes begins a series of orbit descent maneuvers to...

February 12, 2019

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Very bright fireball over Venezuela

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Venezuela around 23:20 UTC on Saturday, February 9, 2019 around 23:20 UTC (19:20 local time). The event lasted up to 5 seconds. Witnesses said the meteor was seen over Venezuela, Valencia, Victoria and...

February 10, 2019

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Bright fireball seen and recorded over Colorado

A bright fireball was seen and recorded over Colorado around 01:13 UTC on February 8, 2019 (18:13 MST, February 7). The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 62 reports from Colorado,...

February 09, 2019

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Sonic boom shatters windows as meteor explodes over Cuba, numerous meteorites found

A relatively big meteor exploded over the town of Vinales in western Cuba at 18:17 UTC (13:17 local time) on Friday, February 1, 2019. The object produced a loud sonic boom and left a long trail of smoke. Numerous meteorites have already been found. Residents...

February 02, 2019

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Night Sky Guide for February 2019

February 2 - Close approach of the Moon and Saturn - 07:05 UTC. The Moon and Saturn will make a close approach, passing within 0°37' of each other. The Moon will be 27 days old. The Moon will be at mag -9.5, and Saturn at mag 0.5, both in the constellation...

February 01, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 BZ3 flew past Earth at 0.13 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 BZ3 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.13 LD / 0.00032 AU (47 871 km / 29 745 miles) on January 27, 2019. This is the 5th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

January 29, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 BV1 flew past Earth at 0.35 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 BV1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.35 LD / 0.00090 AU (134 638 km / 83 660 miles) on January 24, 2019. This is the 4th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This near-Earth...

January 27, 2019

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Meteor recorded as it impacts Moon during total lunar eclipse

A meteor hit the lunar surface on January 21, 2019 at the time millions of people were watching total lunar eclipse. While not visible to the naked eye, this rare event was captured by telescopes operating in the framework of MIDAS survey at 04:41 UTC on January 21....

January 23, 2019

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Moon sheds light on Earth’s impact history

By analyzing data on lunar craters provided by the Diviner instrument aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists have made a fascinating discovery about the history of impacts on both the Earth and the Moon. According to the first comprehensive timeline of...

January 22, 2019

asteroid 2019 bo

Asteroid 2019 BO flew past Earth at 0.18 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 BO flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00046 AU (68 815 km / 42 759 miles) on January 16, 2019. This is the third known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance this month. Asteroid 2019 BO...

January 20, 2019

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Total lunar eclipse of January 21, 2019

A total lunar eclipse will take place early Monday, January 21, 2019 (UTC) as the Moon passes through the Earth's shadow. The totality will last 62 minutes. The next total lunar eclipse will be on May 26, 2021. The eclipse will be visible from Africa, the...

January 19, 2019

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Meteor explodes over Cape Town, South Africa

A bright meteor exploded over Cape Town, South Africa around 18:05 UTC on January 16, 2019 (20:05 local time). Bright light produced by the object was followed by very loud sound and ground shaking. The American Meteor Society has so far received 6 reports about...

January 17, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 AE9 flew past Earth at 0.26 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 AE9 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.26 LD / 0.00067 AU (100 230 km / 62 280 miles) on January 12, 2019. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year. It comes just 4 days...

January 13, 2019

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Early-morning fireball over East Coast, US

A bright fireball was seen and recorded above the Northern East Coast at 11:35 UTC (06:35 EST) on January 9, 2019. The event lasted up to 6 seconds. ​The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 195 reports by 19:00 UTC. The event was seen from New York state to...

January 09, 2019

asteroid 2019 as5

Asteroid 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 AS5 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.04 LD / 0.00010 AU (14 959 km / 9 295 miles) on January 8, 2019. This is the 1st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance this year and the closest since...

January 09, 2019