Fragments of asteroid 2024 BX1 identified as extremely rare Aubrite meteorites

Fragments of asteroid 2024 BX1 identified as extremely rare Aubrite meteorites

Initial investigations of meteorites from the strewn field of asteroid 2024 BX1, which entered the Earth’s atmosphere on January 21, 2024, near Ribbeck, northwest of Berlin, have identified them as rare aubrite achondrites. The findings were submitted to the Meteoritical Society’s Nomenclature Committee on February 2, 2024, for official examination.

Very bright fireball over downtown Beijing, China

Very bright fireball over downtown Beijing, China

A very bright fireball was observed in the skies over downtown Beijing, China at 11:40 UTC (19:40 local time) on Monday, January 29, 2024, creating a spectacular sight for residents and visitors.

Very bright fireball over Spain and Portugal

Very bright fireball over Spain and Portugal

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Spain and Portugal at 20:03 UTC on January 21, 2024. This event took place some 19 hours after asteroid 2024 BX1 impacted Earth’s atmosphere over Berlin, Germany, as the 8th asteroid on record to be discovered before impacting Earth.

Bright daylight fireball over Kanto, Japan

Bright daylight fireball over Kanto, Japan

A bright daylight meteor was recorded over Japan’ Kanto Region at 06:55 JST on January 15, 2024. The event was accompanied by a sonic boom.

Birth of a new meteor shower expected on December 12

Birth of a new meteor shower expected on December 12

Meteor watchers are gearing up for the birth of a new meteor shower, the λ-Sculptorids, on December 12, 2023, with prime viewing from Eastern Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia.

Misleading video alleges meteorite impact in Punta Carnero, Ecuador

Misleading video alleges meteorite impact in Punta Carnero, Ecuador

On September 19, 2023, reports of a bright green meteorite over Ecuador were debunked after investigations found the claims to be false. The supposed meteorite was rumored to have impacted Punta Carnero in Santa Elena Province.

Very bright fireball explodes over Bariloche, Argentina

Very bright fireball explodes over Bariloche, Argentina

A very bright fireball entered Earth’s atmosphere over Bariloche, Argentina, and disintegrated in a series of bright flashes around 03:36 UTC on September 9, 2023. The event lasted up to 5 seconds.