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Daylight fireball over North and South Carolina, over 770 reports received

A daylight fireball streaked through the sky over North and South Carolina at around 10:50 UTC (06:50 on April 4, 2019. The event lasted up to 10 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 775 reports by 07:44 UTC, April 5. The event was seen from Alabama,...

April 04, 2019

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Fireball over Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo, Brazil

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo, Brazil at 06:16 UTC on April 3, 2019, and was registered by 4 Exoss stations. The closest station was Observatório do Pico dos Dias (OPD-LNA) while EPS stations of Eduardo...

April 03, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 FV1 flew past Earth at 0.87 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 FV1 flew past Earth at 0.87 LD / 0.00223 AU (333 603 km / 207 291 miles) on March 31, 2019. This is the 15th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 7th this month. 2019 FV1...

April 01, 2019

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Night Sky Guide for April 2019

April 1 - M104 well placed for observation. The Sombrero galaxy (M104, NGC 4594) will be well placed for observation. It will reach its highest point in the sky at around midnight local time. At a declination of -11°37', it is easiest to see from the...

April 01, 2019

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Bright fireball captured over Florida, over 240 reports received

A bright fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over Florida at 03:52 UTC on March 31, 2019. The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 248 eyewitness reports by 10:00 UTC on...

April 01, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 FC1 flew past Earth at 0.27 lunar distances, largest of the year

A relatively large asteroid designated 2019 FC1 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.27 LD / 0.00069 (103 222 km / 64 132 miles) on March 28, 2019. This is the largest known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance so far this year. Asteroid 2019 FC1 belongs to...

March 31, 2019

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Bright fireball over Ashokan Reservoir, New York

A bright fireball was seen above Ashokan Reservoir, NY at 10:13 UTC on March 28, 2019 (18:13 EST). The event lasted several seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 261 reports by 12:00 UTC, March 29, mainly from Connecticut and Pennslyvania. Eyewitness...

March 29, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 FQ flew past Earth at 0.86 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 FQ flew past Earth at 0.86 LD / 0.00220 (329 115 km / 204 502 miles) on March 23, 2019. This is the 13th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and 5th this month. The object...

March 27, 2019

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Eugene Bagashov: Martian geology, past and present

In part one of this presentation, physicist Eugene Bagashov began his examination of some of the enduring geological mysteries on Mars. Of course, geologists examining the surface of Mars project familiar earthly processes onto the Red Planet — they imagine...

March 27, 2019

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Big fireball over Florianópolis, Brazil

A very bright fireball streaked through the sky above of Santa Catarina, Brazil at around 21:40 UTC (18:40 local time) on March 24, 2019. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society received 31 reports by 12:00 UTC,...

March 25, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 FA flew past Earth at 0.60 LD

A newly discovered asteroid flew past our planet at 0.60 LD / 0.00154 AU (230 380 km / 143 141 miles) on March 16, 2019. This is the 12th asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year, including 2019 EA expected to fly past us on March...

March 18, 2019

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Bright green fireball recorded over Krasnoyarsk, Russia

A very bright meteor streaked through the night sky over Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia on March 15, 2019, and was captured on video. The event lasted 9 seconds before the object disintegrated. The object was recorded near the village of Tura in Evenk Autonomous...

March 17, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at 0.86 lunar distances

Asteroid designated 2019 EN2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.86 LD / 0.00221 AU (330 611 km / 205 432 miles) on March 13, 2019, one day before it was discovered. This object belongs to the Apollo group of asteroids. It was first observed at Palomar Mountain...

March 17, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 DG2 flew past Earth at 0.61 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 DG2 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.61 LD / 0.00158 AU (237 112 km / 147 334 miles) on February 26, 2019. This was the first of two known asteroid flybys within 1 lunar distance on February 26. 2019 DG2 was first...

March 13, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 EA2 to flyby Earth at 0.8 LD on March 22

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 EA2 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.80 LD / 0.00204 AU (305 179 km / 189 629 miles) on March 22, 2019. This is one of the rare asteroids our sky surveys have discovered before its close approach to our planet. This...

March 11, 2019

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Asteroid 2019 EH1 flew past Earth at 0.06 lunar distances

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2019 EH1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.06 LD / 0.00016 AU (23 935 km / 14 872 miles) on March 1, 2019. This is the 8th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year. The...

March 07, 2019

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House-sized Sungrazer comet enters LASCO C3 view

A bright sungrazing comet has entered SOHO/LASCO C3 camera view. While this is SOHO's approximately 3 687th comet discovery, it's only the 7th Sungrazer discovered this year, suggesting we're currently seeing a low-density part of the Kreutz stream....

March 01, 2019