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Very bright fireball explodes over Taiwan

A very bright fireball exploded over Taiwan shortly after 16:02 UTC on July 6, 2021 (00:02 LT, July 7). The event lasted around 40 seconds before the object disintegrated. The fireball was recorded by Lulin Observatory, located at the summit of Lulin Mountain in...

July 08, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over central Spain

A slow-moving fireball was recorded over central Spain at 21:49 UTC on July 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). This bolide overflew the province of Cuenca (region of Castilla-La...

July 03, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 NA to fly by Earth at 0.17 LD on July 3

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 NA will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.17 LD / 0.00044 AU (65 820 km / 40 900 miles) on July 3, 2021. This is the 68th known asteroid to fly by Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This object was...

July 02, 2021

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C/2014 UN271 (Bernardinelli-Bernstein) - the largest comet ever discovered

Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein (C/2014 UN271) -- the largest comet ever discovered -- is heading towards our solar system and forecast to make its closest approach in 2031 at 10.1 AU or slightly farther than Saturn. The current estimate suggests its nucleus is...

June 25, 2021

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Slow-moving meteor from large asteroid 2004 HW puts on spectacular display over Andalucía, Spain

A slow-moving fireball lit up the night sky over Andalucí​a, Spain, at 21:33 UTC (23:33 LT) on Monday, June 14, 2021. The spectacular event was mostly witnessed in the provinces of Sevilla, Malaga, and Cadiz. According to an analysis, the meteor entered the...

June 16, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 LG5 flew past Earth at 0.41 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LG5 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.41 LD / 0.00106 AU (158 573 km / 98 533 miles) at 22:19 UTC on June 12, 2021. This is the 65th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 14, 2021

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Bright green fireball seen over Florida, U.S.

A bright fireball was spotted across Florida, U.S., at around 01:50 UTC on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received at least 73 reports from witnesses across the state, as far north as Jacksonville and as far south as Fort Lauderdale....

June 10, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 LO2 to fly past Earth at 0.5 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LO2 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.58 LD / 0.00148 AU (221 404 km / 137 574 miles) at 16:16 UTC on June 13, 2021. This the 64th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 09, 2021

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First close-up images of Ganymede in more than 20 years

The first two images from Juno spacecraft's June 7, 2021, flyby of Jupiter’s giant moon Ganymede have been received on Earth. This was the closest any spacecraft has come to this moon in a generation. The photos – one from the Jupiter orbiter’s...

June 09, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Almeria, Spain

A very bright fireball was recorded by Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA) in Almeria, Spain at 23:29 UTC on June 5, 2021. Unfortunately, most of Spain was completely covered by clouds and no other station of the other observatories could detect this object, CAHA said in...

June 08, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 LX1 flew past Earth at 0.42 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 LX1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.42 LD / 0.00107 AU (160 069 km / 99 462 miles) at 04:31 UTC on June 4, 2021. This is the 63rd known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

June 08, 2021

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'Ring of Fire' - Annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021

An annular solar eclipse of June 10, 2021, will be visible from northern Canada, Greenland, and Russia, with a partial eclipse visible from northern North America, Europe, and Asia. During the event, a bright ring will surround the moon silhouette at the peak of the...

June 06, 2021

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Earth-grazer fireball recorded over Rio Grande do Sul on Sunday may have interstellar origin, Brazil

An earth-grazer fireball recorded over the Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil on Sunday, May 30, 2021, may have been from an interstellar meteoroid, according to the Brazilian Meteor Watch Network (BRAMON). It was the third fireball sighting in a week for the country, with...

June 02, 2021

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Bright meteor recorded over Cordoba, Spain

A bright meteor was recorded over Cordoba, Spain at 02:12 UTC on June 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), La...

June 02, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 KT2 to fly past Earth at 0.76 LD on June 1

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KT2 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.76 LD / 0.00195 AU (291 715 km / 181 263 miles) at 22:44 UTC on June 1, 2021. This is the 61st known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

June 01, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 KQ2 flew past Earth at 0.46 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KQ2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.46 LD / 0.00119 AU (178 021 km / 110 617 miles) at 05:43 UTC on May 31, 2021. This is the 60th known asteroid to fly past Earth since the start of the year, the 9th during the month...

June 01, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 KO2 flew past Earth at 0.96 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 KO2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.96 LD / 0.00248 AU (371 002 km / 230 530 miles) from the center of our planet on May 30, 2021. This is the 59th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the...

May 31, 2021