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Asteroid 2021 RR5 to fly by Earth at 0.20 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RR5 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.20 LD / 0.00053 AU (79 300 km / 49 250 miles) at 17:44 UTC on September 12, 2021. This is the 86th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the...

September 11, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 RG6 to fly by Earth at 0.22 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RG6 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.22 LD / 0.00057 AU (85 270 km / 52 980 miles) from the center of our planet at 15:31 UTC on September 11, 2021. Since the start of the year, our sky surveys have identified a...

September 11, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at an exceptionally close distance of 0.06 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 RS2 flew past Earth at a distance of just 0.06 LD / 0.00015 AU (22 440 km / 13 945 miles) from the center of our planet at 07:28 UTC on September 8, 2021. This is the 81st known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar...

September 08, 2021

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Very bright and sonic fireball over the English Channel

A very bright and sonic fireball streaked through the night sky over the English Channel at 21:48 UTC on September 5, 2021. The event and was captured by numerous dashcams and Fripon video stations. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received more than 400...

September 06, 2021

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Very bright and low fireball near Ottawa, Canada

A very bright and low fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over southern Quebec and Ontario, Canada around 02:37 UTC on August 21, 2021. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received more than 110 witness reports.1 The event lasted...

August 23, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 PA17 flew past Earth at 0.17 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 PA17 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00045 AU (67 320 km / 41 830 miles) from the center of our planet at 14:11 UTC on August 14, 2021. This is the 75th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

August 16, 2021

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Unexpected large Perseid outburst detected on August 14

The Perseid meteor shower displayed an unexpected outburst between 06:00 and 9:00 UTC on August 14, 2021, at a level of 3 times the Perseid peak level before it returned to normal levels by 13:00 UTC. This activity may be related to the earlier smaller enhancements...

August 15, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over southern Spain

A slow-moving fireball was spotted over southern Spain at about 00:55 UTC on August 10, 2021. The fireball overflew the provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete in the region of Castilla-La Mancha. This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project,...

August 10, 2021

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Rare 'recurrent nova' visible to unaided eye in the constellation Ophiuchus

A rare 'recurrent nova' event is visible to the unaided eye in the constellation of Ophiuchus this week. RS Ophiuchi (RS Oph) is a recurrent nova system, located about 5 000 light-years away from Earth, with a recurrence rate of about 15 - 20 years. Its...

August 10, 2021

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Very bright alpha-Capricornid fireball over Spain

A bright fireball associated with the alpha-Capricornid meteor shower was recorded over Spain at 00:22 UTC on August 5, 2021. The event was produced by a fragment from comet 169P/NEAT that impacted the atmosphere at about 90 000 km/h (55 900 mph), according to an...

August 07, 2021

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Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12 under excellent viewing conditions

Our planet is entering a stream of debris from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle -- the source of Perseid meteor shower, active each year from July 17 to August 24. This will be your best chance to experience the shower until 2024. The shower is expected to reach peak...

August 06, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Izmir, sonic boom reported, Turkey

A very bright green fireball illuminated the night sky over the city of Izmir, Turkey around 23:00 UTC on July 30, 2021 (02:00 LT, July 31). The visual part of the event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. Several residents reported a sonic...

August 02, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Norway, hunt for meteorites underway

A very bright fireball entered Earth's atmosphere over southern Norway at around 23:09 UTC on July 24, 2021 (01:09 LT, July 25). The event lasted for about 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes. ​A spokesperson for the Norwegian...

July 26, 2021

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Bright fireball over Bosnia and Herzegovina

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Bosnia and Herzegovina at 00:10 UTC on July 22, 2021. The event was captured by 9 Global Meteor Network cameras. The fireball ended at the height of 35.2 km (21.9 miles) with a final velocity of 5 km/s....

July 23, 2021

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Long-lasting fireball over Puerto Rico

A large meteor entered the atmosphere over the Caribbean Sea at around 08:55 UTC (04:55 LT) on July 16, 2021, and was visible for 27 seconds. The object had a turquoise green color, suggesting it contained magnesium and copper. Eddie Irizarry, vice president of the...

July 20, 2021

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Cosmic rays decreasing as Solar Cycle 25 gains strength

New data provided by the students of Earth to Sky Calculus and Dr. Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com show that cosmic radiation levels in the Earth's atmosphere are decreasing as the new solar cycle -- Solar Cycle 25 -- gains strength. The plot below shows...

July 14, 2021

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Bright fireball explodes over Idaho, U.S.

A very bright fireball exploded over Idaho, U.S. at around 04:48 UTC on July 4, 2021. The event lasted 5 or 6 seconds, culminating in a flash that illuminated the sky. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 84 reports from Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah,...

July 08, 2021