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Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania, U.S.

A very bright fireball was recorded over Pennsylvania, U.S. at around 04:25 UTC (00:25 EDT) on March 21, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 263 reports, mostly from Pennsylvania, but users from Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky,...

March 22, 2021

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Fireball seen north of Los Angeles, southern California

More than 80 people submitted their eyewitness reports to the American Meteor Society (AMS) after a bright fireball streaked through the night sky over southern California at 02:49 UTC on March 21, 2021 (19:49 PDT, March 20). According to NASA Meteor Watch, the...

March 22, 2021

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Bright fireball over Tampa Bay, Florida

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 61 reports about a fireball seen over Florida and Georiga, U.S. around 00:32 UTC on March 21, 2021. Even though there was significant cloud cover, tens of eyewitnesses in middle Florida reported seeing a bright fireball at...

March 22, 2021

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Rare daylight fireball over the English Channel, sonic boom reported

A rare daylight fireball was observed over the English Channel at 14:50 UTC on March 20, 2021. The event was followed by a sonic boom, heard by many people from the UK. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 131 reports so far. The event was mainly seen from the...

March 22, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 FH to flyby Earth at 0.61 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 FH will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.61 LD / 0.00157 AU (234 870 km / 145 940 miles) from the center of our planet at 16:51 UTC on March 23, 2021. This is the 30th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

March 22, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 FO1 to flyby Earth at 0.84 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 FO1 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.84 LD / 0.00215 AU (320 140 km / 198 925 miles) from the center of our planet at 03:05 UTC on March 23, 2021. This is the 29th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance...

March 22, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 EN4 flew past Earth at 0.18 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EN4 flew past Earth at a distance of 0.18 LD / 0.00047 AU (70 310 km / 43 640 miles) at 03:49 UTC on March 15, 2021. This is the 26th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and...

March 16, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 EQ3 to flyby Earth at 0.72 LD on March 16

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EQ3 will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.72 LD / 0.00186 AU (278 252 km / 172 897 miles) at 04:48 UTC on March 16, 2021. This is the 25th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year...

March 12, 2021

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Fireball streaks across Vermont, producing loud boom and shock waves that rattled buildings, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Vermont, U.S., at around 22:36 UTC on Sunday, March 7, 2021. According to NASA, the meteor traveled at a speed of around 66 000 km/h (42 000 mph), producing a loud boom as it "fragmented so violently"...

March 11, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 EF1 to flyby Earth at 0.73 LD on March 8

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EF1 will fly by Earth at a distance of 0.73 LD / 0.00187 AU (279 750 km / 173 830 miles) at 04:46 UTC on March 8, 2021. This is the 23rd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year....

March 07, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 EA flew past Earth at 0.24 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 EA flew past Earth at a distance of 0.24 LD / 0.00063 AU (94 246 km / 58 562 miles) from the center of our planet at 15:11 UTC on March 2, 2021. This is the 22nd known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since...

March 03, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over the United Kingdom, meteorites possible in Gloucestershire

A large slow-moving fireball was observed over the United Kingdom at around 21:55 UTC on February 28, 2021. Meteorites may have been dropped in Gloucestershire. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 846 reports by early March 1. The event was recorded on many...

March 01, 2021

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Bright blue fireball lights up night sky over Mallorca, Spain

A bright fireball streaked across the skies of Mallorca, Spain, at around 20:17 UTC (21:17 LT) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Sources from the Institute of Space Sciences said that their experts are now working on the reconstruction of the orbit and trajectory of...

February 25, 2021

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New map of solar neighborhood shows binary stars are all around us

The recent data from the Gaia space observatory has allowed astronomers, for the first time, to create a large 3D atlas of widely separated binary stars--1.3 million of them, within roughly 3 000 light-years of Earth. The atlas, generated by Ph.D. astrophysics...

February 25, 2021

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Bright fireball streaks across Alberta, Canada

A brilliant fireball streaked across the skies of Alberta, Canada, at 13:23 UTC (06:23 LT) on Monday, February 22, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 400 reports and 100+ videos from witnesses as far north as Pink Mountain in British...

February 23, 2021

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Artificial bolide produced by the re-entry of the second stage of Falcon 9 rocket

A bright and slow-moving artificial bolide -- designated SPMN160221ART -- was recorded over the Mediterranean Sea at 05:57 UTC on February 16, 2021, by the SPanish Meteor Network (SPMN). The source of the event was atmospheric re-entry of the second stage of the...

February 22, 2021

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Asteroid 2021 DG to flyby Earth at 0.43 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2021 DG will flyby Earth at a distance of 0.43 LD / 0.00111 AU (166 050 km / 103 180 miles) from the center of our planet at 14:21 UTC on February 18, 2021. This is the 20th known asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar...

February 18, 2021