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Total Solar Eclipse of July 2, 2019

A total solar eclipse will be visible on July 2, 2019, from South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina. The instant of greatest eclipse takes place at 19:22 UTC, 2.4 days before the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Gemini. The...

July 01, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 MO detected 12 hours before exploding over the Caribbean Sea

A small asteroid designated 2019 MO entered Earth's atmosphere over the Caribbean Sea and exploded south of Puerto Rico at 21:25 UTC on June 22, 2019, 12 hours after it was discovered. The object was first detected just after 10:00 UTC (00:00 HST) on June 25 at...

June 26, 2019

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Bright fireball explodes over Brisbane, Australia

A very bright fireball exploded over Brisbane, Queensland, Australia at 22:00 LT (12:00 UTC) on June 22, 2019. ​The event lasted several seconds before the object exploded in a bright flash. Thousands of people have seen or heard it. Three booms were heard in...

June 23, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 LW4 flew past Earth at 0.65 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 LW4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.65 LD / 0.00166 AU (248 332 km / 154 306 miles) on June 8, 2019. 2019 LW4 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. Its estimated diameter is 9.3 to 21 m (30.5 - 68.8 miles). The...

June 17, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 LY4 flew past Earth at 0.22 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 LY4 flew past Earth at 0.22 LD / 0.00056 AU (83 774 km / 52 055 miles) on June 6, 2019. This is the 25th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This object belongs to the Apollo...

June 17, 2019

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Bright fireball over Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

A bright fireball was recorded disintegrating over Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul at 01:29 UTC on June 7, 2019. The event lasted approximately 20 seconds. ​The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 90 reports from Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa...

June 08, 2019

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International Astronomical Union concerned about satellite constellations

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has expressed its concern about light pollution posed by an increasing number of satellite constellations in low-Earth orbits (LEO), manly SpaceX's Starlink constellation launched May 23, 2019 - next-generation...

June 05, 2019

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Night Sky Guide for June 2019

June 1 - Conjunction of the Moon and Venus - 18:15 UTC. The Moon and Venus will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 3°14' to the south of Venus. The Moon will be 28 days old. The Moon will be at mag -8.9, and Venus at mag -3.9, both in the...

June 01, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 KT to flyby Earth at 0.85 LD on May 28

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 KT will flyby Earth at 0.85 LD / 0.00217 AU (324 627 km / 201 714 miles) on May 28, 2019. The object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed on May 26, two days before its close approach. Its...

May 27, 2019

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Small asteroid explodes over Australia

An asteroid with an estimated diameter of 1.2 m (3.9 feet) streaked through the night sky over central Australia around 14:50 UTC on May 19 (00:20 ACST May 20) and was captured by multiple cameras. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated in...

May 20, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 JH7 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 JH7 flew past Earth at 0.19 LD / 0.00098 AU (71 807 km / 44 618 miles) on May 16, 2019. This Apollo-class asteroid was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on May 14, 2019, 2 days before its closest approach. Its...

May 16, 2019

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Bright fireball over Michigan, Ohio and Illinois

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Michigan, Ohio and Illinois around 04:42 UTC on May 11, 2019. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 265 reports by 10:00 UTC on May 13....

May 13, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 JY2 flew past Earth at 0.38 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 JY2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.38 LD / 0.00098 AU (146 606 km / 91 096 miles) on May 5, 2019. This is 22nd asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year. The object was first observed on May 6,...

May 08, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 JX1 flew past Earth at 0.46 LD

Asteroid designated 2019 JX1 flew past Earth at 0.46 LD / 0.00120 AU (179 517 km / 111 546 miles) on May 2, 2019. This is the 21st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. 2019 JX1 belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids....

May 04, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 JK flew past Earth at 0.69 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 JK flew past Earth at a distance of 0.69 LD / 0.00178 AU (266 284 km / 165 461 miles) on April 30, 2019. The object was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey, Arizona on May 1, 2019. 2019 JK belongs to the Apollo group of...

May 03, 2019

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Night Sky Guide for May 2019

May 2 - Conjunction of the Moon and Venus - 11:41 UTC. The Moon and Venus will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 3°37' to the south of Venus. The Moon will be 27 days old. The Moon will be at mag -9.6 in the constellation Cetus, and Venus...

May 01, 2019

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Meteorite hits a house in San Carlos, Costa Rica

A very bright meteor exploded over Costa Rica at 03:10 UTC on April 24, 2019 (21:07 LT on April 23) and was seen and recorded across the country. ​The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 3 reports from Alajuela and Guanacaste. Costa Rica fireball heatmap -...

April 25, 2019