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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

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Situational awareness for potentially hazardous comets last near-Earth as far back as 4 000 years ago

SETI Institute researchers are reporting that they can now detect showers from the debris in the path of comets that pass close to Earth orbit and are known to return as infrequent as once every 4 000 years. "This creates a situational awareness for potentially...

May 21, 2021

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Bright green fireball streaks through the night sky over Morocco

A bright green fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Marocco at around 20:31 UTC on May 17, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 5 reports from Casablanca-Settat, Drâa-Tafilalet, Marrakesh-Safi and Souss Massa,...

May 19, 2021

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Daylight fireball recorded over Bahia, sonic boom reported, Brazil

A daylight fireball was recorded over the sky of Bahia, Brazil at around 13:02 UTC (10:02 LT) on Monday, May 17, 2021. The event was followed by a sonic boom heard by residents of the Macaúbas Brotas region. The bolide was detected by the GOES-16 weather...

May 18, 2021

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Newly-discovered asteroid 2021 JU6 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JU6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00044 AU (65 820 km / 40 900 miles) from the center of our planet at 15:01 UTC on May 14, 2021. This is the 57th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since...

May 17, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

A slow-moving fireball was recorded over the Mediterranean Sea, between the coasts of Spain and Morocco, at 02:25 UTC on May 14, 2021. The fireball was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 68 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of...

May 15, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 JB6 flew past Earth at 0.27 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 JB6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.27 LD / 0.00071 AU (106 210 km / 66 000 miles) at 22:55 UTC on May 13, 2021. This is the 56th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

May 14, 2021

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Daylight fireball over San Francisco, California

A daylight fireball was recorded over Southern California, U.S. at around 02:19 UTC on May 14, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 34 reports and 1 video. Daylight fireball over California on May 14, 2021 - heatmap + trajectory. Credit: AMS Featured...

May 14, 2021