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Partial solar eclipse of January 6, 2019

A partial solar eclipse will take place early January 6, 2019 (UTC) and be visible from northeast Asia and north Pacific. The eclipse starts 22:39 UTC, January 5 and ends 04:37 UTC, January 6. The Moon will pass in front of the Sun, creating a partial eclipse of...

January 05, 2019

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Cosmos 2430 Missile Early Warning Satellite re-entry recorded over New Zealand

Russian Cosmos 2430 early warning satellite, launched 11 years ago, re-entered Earth's atmosphere on January 5, 2018, producing a spectacular show to all New Zealanders lucky enough to witness it. The object was first seen shortly after 20:58 NZDT (07:58 UTC)...

January 05, 2019

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Bright fireball, sonic boom reported over Japan

A very bright fireball followed by a loud rumbling noise was seen over a wide area of western Japan early January 3, 2019 (LT). It's quite possible that parts of it survived atmospheric entry. The event took place at 19:50 UTC on January 2 (04:50 JST, January...

January 04, 2019

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Asteroid 2018 YO2 flew past Earth at 0.51 lunar distances

A small asteroid designated 2018 YO2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.51 LD / 0.00131 AU (195 973 km / 121 772 miles) on December 28, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain, ZTF on December 29, 2018,...

January 02, 2019

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Night Sky Guide for January 2019 - Total Lunar Eclipse, Partial Solar Eclipse, Quadrantids

January 1 - Conjunction of the Moon and Venus - 21:49 UTC. The Moon and Venus will share the same right ascension, with the Moon passing 1°16' to the north of Venus. The Moon will be 25 days old. The Moon will be at mag -10.7, and Venus at mag -4.5, both in...

January 01, 2019

asteroid 2018 yl2

Asteroid 2018 YL2 flew past Earth at 0.15 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 YL2 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.15 LD / 0.00040 AU (59 839 km / 37 182 miles) on December 27, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa,...

December 30, 2018

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Bright fireball over San Francisco Bay, California

A bright fireball streaked above the San Francisco, CA area at 01:35 UTC on December 20, 2018 (17:35 PST, December 19). The fireball was primarily seen from Northen California but people living in Nevada and Oregon also reported seeing the event. The American Meteor...

December 20, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 XA4 flew past Earth at 0.97 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 XA4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.97 LD / 0.00248 AU (371 002​ km / 230 530 miles) on December 11, 2018. This is 73rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This object...

December 15, 2018

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Bright fireball over San Antonio and Austin, Texas

A bright fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over southern Texas around 19:59 CST on December 10, 2018 (01:59 UTC, December 11). The event lasted 7 seconds before the object disappeared in a bright flash. The American Meteor Society...

December 11, 2018

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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

asteroid 2018 wg2

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

asteroid 2018 wz1

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