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night sky guide 2018 july

Night Sky Guide for July 2018 - longest lunar eclipse of 21st century, partial solar eclipse

The Earth's annual orbit around the Sun will carry it to its furthest point from the Sun – its aphelion – on July 6 at a distance of 1.02 AU. This month's New Moon is on July 13, making it the best time of the month to observe faint objects such...

July 01, 2018

uttar pradesh suspected meteorite june 29 2018 credit htp

2 suspected meteorites found after loud boom in Uttar Pradesh, India

Residents of Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district claim that two meteorites have fallen from the sky on June 29, 2018, after heavy rain in the area. The objects, so far two of them, have been found near a house in Kasoli village after a loud noise shook the...

June 30, 2018

fireball netherlands june 29 2018

Bright fireball over the Netherlands, 112 reports submitted to IMO

A bright fireball was seen streaking across the sky above the Netherlands at 21:30 UTC on June 29, 2018. The event lasted between 3 and 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The fireball was seen over Vlaanderen, Friesland, Noord-Brabant, Nordrhein-Westfalen,...

June 30, 2018

asteroid ryugu hayabusa2

Ion-powered Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrives at asteroid Ryugu

The unmanned Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has arrived at asteroid Ryugu, currently located 284 million km (176 million miles) away from Earth. The spacecraft will attempt 3 brief touch-and-go landings over the next 18 months to collect samples and return them to...

June 27, 2018

dust storm mars june 2018

Martian dust storm now officially a global dust event

One of the most intense dust storms ever observed on Mars is raging across the planet since May 30, 2018. The storm grew rapidly over the next 20 days and is now officially a 'planet-encircling' (global) dust event. Although Martian dust storms are common...

June 21, 2018

bright daylight fireball over central russia june 21 2018

Very bright daylight fireball explodes over Russia, meteorites possible

A very bright daylight fireball exploded over western Russia at 01:11 UTC on June 21, 2018. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash. The meteor was seen from the cities of Kursk, Lipetsk, Voronezh and Orel. A sonic boom was...

June 21, 2018

south island new zealand fireball heatmap imo june 19 2018

Bright fireball explodes over South Island, New Zealand

A bright fireball exploded over New Zealand's South Island at 09:15 UTC (21:15 local time) on June 18, 2018. Witnesses say the object was green or blue and brighter than the full moon. ''Anybody see the crazy lights and hear the boom at 9.15,''...

June 20, 2018

asteroid 2018 mz4

Asteroid 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 MZ4 flew past Earth at 0.54 LD / 0.00139 AU (207 941 km / 129 208 miles) on June 16, 2018, one day before it was discovered. This is 36th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

June 20, 2018

fireball over belgium june 16 2018 gernot meiser f

Bright fireball streaks over Belgium, nearly 170 reports received

A bright fireball was observed streaking through the night sky over northern Europe at 21:11 UTC on June 16, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 168 reports by 09:50 UTC on June 18. The object was observed...

June 18, 2018

2018 mars dust storm progression over 25 hrs june 2018 by mark justice australia f

Rapidly intensifying, possibly planet-wide dust storm affecting Mars

A massive and intensifying dust storm, one of the most intense ever observed on Mars, is affecting the Red Planed since May 30, 2018. The storm is growing rapidly and is likely to go, or has already gone, global. On June 10, the storm covered more than 41 million...

June 13, 2018

asteroid 2018 lv3

Asteroid 2018 LV3 to flyby Earth at 0.86 LD on June 15

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LV3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00219 AU (327 619 km / 203 573 miles) on June 15, 2018. This is the 35th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. This...

June 12, 2018

chelyabinsk meteor trail 2013

Ozarks shaken by massive boom, meteor explosion suspected, US

A massive boom was heard and felt over much of the Ozarks shortly after noon (local time) on June 6, 2018. The National Weather Service said their working theory is a meteor exploding high in the atmosphere. "I felt the ground shake and wondered what in the...

June 07, 2018

china fireball june 1 2018

Meteorite fragments from June 1 fireball found, several homes damaged, China

Numerous fragments of a meteorite that fell in southwest China's Yunnan Province on June 1, 2018 have been found by locals in Menghai County. Executive deputy director of the Professional Committee for Meteorite Scientific Investigation of the China Scientific...

June 04, 2018

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Asteroid 2018 LA explodes over South Africa and Botswana several hours after discovery

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2018 LA exploded somewhere along the South Africa - Botswana border region at 16:53 UTC on June 2, 2018. The asteroid was discovered several hours before it entered our atmosphere. It is possible pieces of it survived the entry...

June 03, 2018

south africa fireball june 2 2018

Very bright fireball explodes over South Africa, impact, meteorites possible

A very bright fireball exploded over northern South Africa around 16:49 UTC (18:49 local time) Saturday, June 2, 2018. The footage, posted to Facebook by farmer Barend Swanepoel from Ottosdal, has since gone viral. Local media reports the event as meteorite strike...

June 03, 2018

fireball over china june 1 2018

Very bright fireball explodes over Jinghong City, China, several homes damaged

A very bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Jinghong in Yunnan Province at 13:40 UTC on June 1, 2018. Locals reported sonic booms associated with the event. According to witness reports, the event lasted for about 2 seconds and was followed by two sonic...

June 02, 2018

night sky guide june 2018

Night Sky Guide for June 2018

The summer of 2018 in the northern hemisphere will officially begin on June 21 with June Solstice at 09:54 UTC. On this day, Earth's North Pole will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over...

June 01, 2018