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asteroid 2018 ul

Asteroid 2018 UL flew past Earth at 0.57 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 UL flew past Earth at 0.57 LD / 0.00148 AU (221 404 km / 137 574 miles) on October 17, 2018. This is now the 57th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 4th this month. It...

October 19, 2018

hokkaido fireball october 19 2018

Very bright meteor illuminates night sky over Hokkaido, Japan

A very bright meteor was seen and recorded over Hokkaido, Japan at 11:56 UTC (20:56 local time) on October 19, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. Fumitake Watanabe, an engineer at an observatory in the city of Nayoro, said the...

October 19, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 UA flew past Earth at 0.04 LD, 4th closest on record

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 UA flew past Earth at a very close distance of about 0.04 LD / 9.14e-5 AU (15 360 km / 9 544 miles) above Earth's surface. This is the closest known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year and 4th closest...

October 19, 2018

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Space debris impact: Iridium 70 satellite fuel tank crashes into central California

A large metal object fell from the sky near Hanford, California on October 11, 2018. The object crashed in a walnut orchard near 8th and Houston avenues in Kings County and was found October 13. The Iridium representative confirmed this week the object is a...

October 19, 2018

brazil fireball october 16 2018

Two bright meteors over South America, sonic boom reported

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Argentina on October 15, 2018, illuminating both sky and ground. Another meteor was recorded over South America on October 16. This time over Ceara in Brazil. Residents of Argentina's southern cities of...

October 17, 2018

asteroid 2018 tv5

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TV5 flew past Earth at 0.28 LD / 0.00068 AU (101 726 km / 63 209 miles) on October 6, 2018. This is the 55th known asteroid to flyby Earth since the start of the year, 2nd this month and 15th since September 3. 2018 TV5...

October 15, 2018

soyuz MS 10 rocket launched toward ISS october 11 2018 moments before booster failure

Soyuz rocket with crew to ISS malfunctions minutes after launch, capsule returns in a ballistic descent mode

The US-Russian Expedition 57 crew launched toward the International Space Station inside Soyuz MS-10 rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 08:40 UTC on Thursday, October 11, 2018, was forced to make emergency landing several minutes after launch....

October 11, 2018

asteroid 2018 tv

Asteroid 2018 TV to flyby Earth on October 7

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TV will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.75 LD / 0.00190 AU (284 235 km / 176 616 miles) at 20:05 UTC on October 7, 2018. It was first observed at Mt. Lemmon Survey on October 5, 2018. ​This object belongs to the Apollo...

October 07, 2018

newfoundland fireball october 1 2018

Fireballs streak over Washington, D.C. and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Two notable fireballs were reported over the past couple of days over North America. The first over Newfoundland on October 1 and the second over Washington D.C. on October 2, 2018. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just one report about a fireball seen...

October 04, 2018

asteroid 2018 sn3

Asteroid 2018 SN3 flew past Earth at 0.51 LD, 13th in 28 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SN3 flew past Earth at 0.51 LD / 0.00131 AU (195 973 km / 121 772 miles) on September 16, 2018. This is now the 13th known asteroid to flyby Earth in September 2018 and 53rd since the start of the year. 2018 SN3 has an...

October 04, 2018

asteroid 2018 tc

Asteroid 2018 TC flew past Earth at 0.79 LD, 12th in 28 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 TC flew past Earth at 0.79 LD / 0.00204 AU (305 179 km / 189 629 miles) at 20:00 UTC on September 30, 2018. 2018 TC belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at ATLAS-MLO, Mauna Loa on October 2,...

October 04, 2018

reunion mauritius fireball september 25 2018

Third most energetic meteor of the year recorded over Reunion and Mauritius

A very bright fireball was observed over the islands of Reunion and Mauritius islands at 14:10 UTC on September 25, 2018. Its calculated total impact energy is 1.9 kt, making it the third most energetic meteor since the start of the year and 48th on record. The...

October 01, 2018

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Night sky guide for October 2018

October 1 - M110 well placed for observation. M110, the brightest satellite galaxy of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At a declination of +41°41', it...

October 01, 2018

asteroid 2018 sm

Asteroids 2018 SM and SD2 flew past Earth at 0.11 and 0.25 LD

Two newly discovered asteroids - 2018 SM and SD2 - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 15 and 25, 2018. Asteroid SD2 is now the 51st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 11th this month, making...

September 30, 2018

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Bright fireballs streak over Texas and Alabama

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Texas at 03:18 UTC on September 19, 2018. At 03:10 UTC on September 23, another bright fireball was observed over Alabama. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 76 reports about a fireball seen over...

September 24, 2018

asteroid 2018 sc

Asteroid 2018 SC to flyby Earth at 0.70 LD on September 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 SC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.70 LD / 0.00180 (296 276 km / 167 320 miles) at 14:46 UTC on September 18, 2018. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids and has an estimated diameter between 6.9 and 15...

September 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 rz5

Asteroids 2018 RY5 and RZ5 flew past Earth at 0.47 and 0.13 LD, one day before discovery

Two newly discovered asteroids - 2018 RY5 and 2018 RZ5 - flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on September 12, 2018, one day before they were first observed. RZ5 is one of the closest known asteroids to flyby us this year and RY5 one of the biggest (nominal...

September 14, 2018