Bright fireball over Andalusia, Spain

Bright fireball over Andalusia, Spain

This bright bolide was spotted over Andalucia, Spain at 23:04 UTC on July 26, 2022. It was almost as bright as the full Moon.

Bright fireball over Texas, sonic boom reported, U.S.

Bright fireball over Texas, sonic boom reported, U.S.

A very bright fireball was seen over Texas, U.S. at around 03:24 UTC on July 25, 2022. A delayed sonic boom was associated with this event, indicating that pieces of the object might have survived down to the ground.

Bright Kreutz sungrazing comet destroyed by the Sun

Bright Kreutz sungrazing comet destroyed by the Sun

A bright Kreutz sungrazing comet appeared in ESA/NASA SOHO C3 coronagraph imagery on July 11 and entered the C2 field of view on July 13, just before it faced its total destruction.

Comet 2017 K2 ‘The Record-Breaker’ makes its closest approach to Earth on July 14, 2022

Comet 2017 K2 ‘The Record-Breaker’ makes its closest approach to Earth on July 14, 2022

Comet 2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) – dubbed ‘The Record-Breaker’ – will make its close approach to Earth on July 14, 2022, and then reach perihelion (the closest point to the Sun) on December 19, close to the orbit of Mars. The comet is record-breaking because it was already becoming active when it was discovered in 2017 under the feeble glow of the distant Sun.

Very bright daylight meteor over New Zealand, loud boom reported

Very bright daylight meteor over New Zealand, loud boom reported

A very bright daylight fireball was seen and recorded over Wellington, New Zealand at around 01:50 UTC on July 7, 2022 (13:50 LT). The event lasted about 10 seconds and was followed by a loud boom. It provided a wealth of scientific data as it left signatures on weather radars, seismometers, and geostationary satellites.

Asteroid 2022 NF to fly past Earth at 0.2 LD

Asteroid 2022 NF to fly past Earth at 0.2 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 NF will fly past Earth at a distance of just 0.2 LD / 0.00060 AU (89 328 km / 55 506 miles) at 13:00 UTC on July 7, 2022. This is the 65th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the third so far this month.

Asteroid 2022 NE to fly past Earth at 0.3 LD

Asteroid 2022 NE to fly past Earth at 0.3 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 NE will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.3 LD / 0.00091 AU (135 958 km / 84 480 miles) at 10:55 UTC on July 6, 2022. This is the 64th known asteroid to fly past Earth within 1 lunar distance since the start of the year and the second so far this month.

Asteroid 2022 MN1 to fly past Earth at 0.9 LD

Asteroid 2022 MN1 to fly past Earth at 0.9 LD

A newly-discovered asteroid designated 2022 MN1 will fly past Earth at a distance of 0.92 LD / 0.00239 AU (357 240 km / 221 979 miles) at 09:29 UTC on June 28, 2022.