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Long-lasting green fireball lights up night sky over Mexico City

An impressive meteor fireball lit up the night sky over Mexico's capital Mexico City at 05:15 CST (11:15 UTC) on December 8, 2018. The event lasted for more than 10 seconds. According to Rodolfo Cobos Arriaga, president of Acapulco Astronomical Association, the...

December 10, 2018

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Three bright meteors recorded over Spain

SMART framework project detected and recorded three bright meteors over Spain on December 5, 2018. Their all-sky cameras registered the objects at 01:51 UTC, 03:33 and 05:41 UTC over the provinces of Valladolid, Granada, Jaén and Albacete. They were...

December 05, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 WA3 flew past Earth at 0.84 LD

Asteroid 2018 WA3, with an estimated diameter between 7.3 and 16 m (24 - 52 feet), flew past Earth at a distance of 0.84 LD / 0.00215 AU (323 131 km / 200 784 miles) on November 28, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed...

December 05, 2018

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Night sky guide for December 2018

December 2 - 69P/Taylor reaches its brightest. Comet 69P/Taylor is forecast to reach its brightest, at around mag 11.9. It will lie at a distance of 2.40 AU from the Sun, and at a distance of 1.53 AU from the Earth. December 3 - C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) at perihelion....

December 01, 2018

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Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WG2 flew past Earth at 0.52 LD

A small asteroid designated 2018 WG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.52 LD / 0.00134 AU (200 461 km / 124 560 miles) on November 30, 2018. Asteroid 2018 WG2 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona and has an...

December 01, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 WV1 will flyby Earth at a very close distance of 0.09 LD on December 2, 2018

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WV1 will make a very close approach to our planet at 03:11 UTC on December 2, 2018. The object will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.09 LD / 0.00022 AU (32 911 km / 20 450 miles) - third closest this year. This object...

November 30, 2018

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Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WZ1 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WZ1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00073 AU (109 206 km / 67 857 miles) on November 27, 2018. This is the 69th known asteroid to fly by our planet within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the...

November 30, 2018

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Bright green fireball recorded over Hungary

A bright green fireball was recorded streaking through the early morning sky over southern Hungary at 04:10 UTC on November 29, 2018. The event lasted up to 4 seconds and was recorded by numerous web cameras located in Austria. The International Meteor Organization...

November 29, 2018

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Bright fireball over Toronto, Canada

A bright meteor was recorded streaking through the night sky over Toronto, the capital of Canadian province of Ontario at around 02:15 UTC on November 29, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 85 reports by 23:00 UTC. The...

November 29, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 WE1 flew past Earth at 0.28 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WE1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.28 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 214 km / 65 998 miles) on November 25, 2018. This is the 68th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

November 28, 2018

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Glowing green fireball recorded over Novosibirsk, Siberia

A bright green fireball was recorded over the Russian city of Novosibirsk, Siberia around 01:00 UTC (08:00 LT) on November 27, 2018. The event lasted up to 3 seconds before the object disintegrated. Novosibirsk Planetarium asked those who witnessed and filmed the...

November 28, 2018

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Newly discovered asteroid 2018 WA1 flew past Earth at 0.65 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 WA1 flew past Earth at 0.65 LD / 0.00168 AU (251 324 km / 156 165 miles) on November 13, 2018. The asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on November 16, three days after it made closest approach to our planet....

November 24, 2018

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4 newly detected asteroids within 1 lunar distance, including second closest of the year

Four new <1 LD Apollo-class asteroids were detected at Catalina and Mt. Lemmon sky surveys on November 17, 2018. Three of them, including the second closest of the year, flew past our planet on November 16 and 18 while the fourth is expected at 23:23 UTC today,...

November 19, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 VJ10 flew past Earth at 0.52 LD

Asteroid designated 2018 VJ10, first observed at Palomar Observatory in California (ZTF) on November 15, flew past Earth at a distance of 0.52 LD / 0.00133 AU (198 965 km / 123 631 miles) on November 14, 2018. 2018 VJ10 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. Its...

November 18, 2018

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Very bright fireball caught on camera over Texas, sonic boom reported

A very bright meteor was caught on camera over Texas at 03:25 UTC on November 16 (21:25 CDT, November 15). The object was seen for about 3 to 7 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. It was primarily seen from Texas but was also seen from Louisiana and Oklahoma,...

November 16, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 VC7 to flyby Earth at 0.87 LD on November 13

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 VC7 will make a close approach to our planet at a distance of 0.87 LD / 0.00224 AU (335 099 km / 208 221) early November 13, 2018. 2018 VC7 belongs to the Aten group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna...

November 12, 2018

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Asteroids 2018 VT5 and VO5 flew past Earth at 0.48 and 0.37 LD

Two newly discovered asteroids designated 2018 VT5 and 2018 VO5 flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on November 5 and 6, 2018. Asteroid 2018 VT5 flew past Earth at 01:33 UTC on November 5 at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00123 AU (184 005 km/ 114 335 miles). It was...

November 10, 2018