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Fireball brighter than the Moon over southern Spain

A fireball brighter than the Moon was recorded over southern Spain at 05:47 UTC (06:47 local time) on January 29, 2018. The event lasted up to 6 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The event began at an altitude of 101 km (62.7 miles) over the...

January 31, 2018

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Super blue blood Moon and total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018

A rare astronomical event will take place on January 31, 2018 - the third in a series of supermoons, the second full moon of the month known as the blue moon and a total lunar eclipse which will make the Moon take on a reddish tint, known as a 'blood moon.'...

January 30, 2018

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Impressive rocket re-entry over South America, large fragment found in Peru

Residents of eastern Brazil and northern Peru witnessed a rare atmospheric re-entry of a recently launched rocket that ended up hard landing in pieces over South America. The rocket was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 26, 2017, carrying...

January 29, 2018

asteroid 2018 bn6

Asteroid 2018 BN6 flew past Earth at 0.94 LD, 7th within 1 LD in 9 days

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BN6 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.94 LD / 0.00242 AU (~362 026 km / 224 953 miles) on January 24, 2018. Its closest approach to Earth took place 3 days before it was discovered. This asteroid belongs to the Apollo...

January 28, 2018

asteroid 2018 bf3

Asteroid 2018 BF3 flew past Earth at 0.63 LD, 6th in 4 days

A sixth known near-Earth asteroid in just 4 days flew past Earth within 1 lunar distance on January 19, 2018. The latest asteroid was designated 2018 BF3 and it flew past Earth at a distance of 0.63 LD / 0.00162 AU (~242 348 km / 150 588 miles) at 03:00 UTC. This...

January 23, 2018

asteroid 2018 br1

Asteroid 2018 BR1 flew past Earth at 0.33 LD on January 16, 5th in 4 days

A small asteroid designated 2018 BR1, first observed on January 17 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.33 LD / 0.00088 (~131 646 km / 81 801 miles) on January 16, 2018. This is now the 5th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance in 4 days and the 6th...

January 20, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 BX to flyby Earth at 0.73 LD on January 19, second of the day

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BX will flyby Earth at 0.73 LD / 0.00188 AU (~281 243 km / 174 756 miles) at 23:00 UTC on January 19, 2018. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance today, the other one will fly by at 20:22...

January 19, 2018

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Fireball over Alberta captured on dashcam, Canada

Numerous people witnessed a bright fireball streaking through the sky over Alberta, Canada at around 00:22 UTC on Wednesday, January 18, 2018 (17:22 local time, January 17). The event lasted 4 seconds before the object disappeared in a bright flash. As reported by...

January 19, 2018

asteroid 2018 bw

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 BW flew past Earth at 0.43 LD on January 15

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BW flew past Earth at a distance of 0.43 LD / 0.00112 (~167 549 km / 104 110 miles) at 15:13 UTC on January 15, 2018, 2 days before it was first observed. This is the 4th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar...

January 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 bd

Asteroid 2018 BD missed Earth by just 0.10 LD on January 18

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BD flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.10 LD / 0.00026 AU (~38 895 km / 24 168 miles) at 15:43 UTC on January 18, 2018, some 7 hours after it was discovered. This is the fourth closest approach to our planet...

January 18, 2018

asteroid 2018 bc

Asteroid 2018 BC to flyby Earth at 0.73 LD on January 19

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 BC will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.73 LD / 0.00189 AU (~ 282 739 km / 175 686 miles) on January 19, 2018. This is the second known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 1, 2018, and 55th since...

January 18, 2018

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Bright fireball explodes over Michigan, USGS registers it as M2.0 earthquake

A very bright fireball illuminated the sky over Michigan, US at 01:11 UTC on January 17, 2018 (20:11 EST, January 16) and was followed by a sonic boom heard over a wide area. The USGS registered it as M2.0 earthquake just north of Detroit, Michigan. The American...

January 17, 2018

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Very bright flash over thousands of kilometers, ground-shaking explosion, Russia

A very bright flash was seen over thousands of kilometers over Russia around 00:22 local time January 7, 2018 (20:22 UTC, January 6). The flash was followed by a ground-shaking explosion. According to witness reports, the explosion was centered west the Ural...

January 09, 2018

asteroid 2018 ah

Large asteroid 2018 AH flew past Earth at 0.77 LD, 2 days before discovery

A relatively large newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 AH flew past Earth at 0.77 LD / 0.00199 AU (~297 699 km / 184 982 miles) on January 2, 2018. This is the 1st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD this year, 54th since January 1, 2017 and the largest...

January 08, 2018

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Nice Quadrantid fireball over Spain

This stunning Quadrantid meteor was spotted over Spain at 00:42 UTC on January 4, 2018 (01:42 local time), during the peak activity of this meteor shower. The event lasted about 6 seconds before the object disintegrated. The meteor overflew the Mediterranean Sea. It...

January 06, 2018

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Brilliant blue-green fireball explodes over Minnesota, Manitoba and Ontario

A very bright blue-green fireball exploded above Minnesota, Manitoba and Ontario border region at 03:24 UTC on January 4, 2018 (21:24 CST, January 3). The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 338...

January 05, 2018

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Quadrantid meteor shower reaches its peak

A major meteor shower is peaking January 3/4 with a potential to produce 50 - 100 meteors at its peak, up to 200 in perfect conditions. However, this assumes moonless dark skies and a right spot at the right time. While some shooting stars associated with...

January 03, 2018