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Bright meteor event over southern Spain

This amazing meteor overflew the south of Spain at 02:05 UTC on September 7, 2019 (04:05 LT). It was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 120 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 84 km (52 miles) over the region of Murcia and...

September 08, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 RP1 flew past Earth at 0.10 lunar distances - third closest in 2019

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 RP1 flew past Earth at 0.10 LD / 0.00025 AU (37 399 km / 23 238 miles) on September 5, 2019. This is the 41st known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the third closest. 2019...

September 07, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 RC1 to flyby Earth at 0.48 LD on September 7

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 RC1 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.48 LD / 0.00122 AU (182 509 km / 113 406 miles) at 10:48 UTC on September 7, 2019. This is the 40th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

September 06, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 RQ flew past Earth at 0.29 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 RQ flew past Earth at 0.29 LD / 0.00074 AU (110 702 km / 68 787 miles) on September 2, 2019. This is the 39th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The object was first observed...

September 05, 2019

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Bright fireball, loud boom reported over Lake Ontario, USA

A fireball was reported streaking through the sky over the state of New York, USA at around 17:09 EDT (21:09 UTC) on September 2, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 19 reports from people living in New York, NY, Pennsylvania and Ontario,...

September 04, 2019

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Bright meteor event over Spain on September 3

This bright meteor overflew Spain at 20:52 UTC (22:52 local time) on September 3, 2019. It was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 85 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 91 km (56 miles) over the province of Cáceres,...

September 04, 2019

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The best 2019 Perseid meteors recorded by AMS

The American Meteor Society compiled the best meteors captured by 7 AMS Meteor Camera Stations from August 10 to August 14, 2019. In this 3.5-minute video compilation, the AMS features the most stunning shots out of over 2 200 meteors recorded. Special thanks to...

September 04, 2019

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Meteor-dropping fireball over Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at around 04:28 UTC on September 1, 2019 (22:28 local time, August 31). The event lasted for about 5 seconds before the object disintegrated. There is possibility pieces of the...

September 02, 2019

asteroid 2019 qq3

Asteroid 2019 QQ3 flew past Earth at 0.25 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 QQ3 flew past Earth at 0.25 LD / 0.00064 AU (95 724 km / 59 491 miles) on August 26, 2019. This is the 38th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the 4th this month. The...

August 29, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 QH2 flew past Earth at 0.13 LD - fourth closest of the year

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 QH2 flew past Earth at 0.13 LD / 0.00033 AU (49 367 km / 30 675 miles) on August 20, 2019. This is the 37th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the fourth closest after...

August 28, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 QB1 flew past Earth at 0.32 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 QB1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.32 LD / 0.00083 AU (124 166 km / 77 153 miles) on August 22, 2019. This is the 36th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, the second this...

August 24, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 QD flew past Earth at 0.78 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 QD flew past Earth at 0.78 LD / 0.00200 AU (299 195 km / 185 911 miles) on August 22, 2019. This is the 35th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the first since July 29....

August 22, 2019

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Very bright fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over the Mediterranean Sea at 20:39 UTC on August 16, 2019. ​The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 92 reports from Italy, southern France and Sardinia, Spain and northern Tunis. Fireball over the...

August 18, 2019

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Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight

It's that time of year again when you have the chance to comfortably experience the passage of planet Earth through debris trails left over by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Perseids are considered one of the best meteor showers. They occur every year between July 17 and...

August 12, 2019

asteroid 2019 on3

Asteroid 2019 ON3 flew past Earth at 0.56 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 ON3 flew past Earth at 0.56 LD / 0.00142 AU (212 428 km / 131 997 miles) on July 29, 2019. This is the 34th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year and the 8th this month. 2019 ON3 belongs to...

July 31, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 OD3 flew past Earth at 0.49 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 OD3 flew past Earth at 0.49 LD / 0.00126 AU (188 493 km / 117 124 miles) on July 28, 2019. This is the 33rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 LD since the start of the year and the 7th this month. 2019 OD3 is...

July 31, 2019

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Meteorite hits a rice field in Mahadeva village, Bihar, India

A suspected meteorite hit a rice field near Mahadeva village in northern Bihar, India around 14:30 LT on July 22, 2019. Local farmers working in the field at the time of the event said they saw a fireball-like object coming down from a sky and heard an unusually...

July 26, 2019