Very bright fireball over central Italy

Very bright fireball over central Italy

A very bright fireball was seen over central Italy at around 18:55 UTC on March 5, 2022. The event lasted for about 9 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 203 reports from users in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and…

Very bright fireball over Spain produces meteorites

Very bright fireball over Spain produces meteorites

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded over Spain at around 01:02 UTC on February 18, 2022. The event lasted 8 seconds and was brighter than the full Moon. It was generated by a meteoroid from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 74 000 km/h (46 000…

Very bright fireball over Toledo, Spain

Very bright fireball over Toledo, Spain

A very bright fireball was spotted over Toledo, central Spain at 02:26 UTC on February 11, 2022. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 87 000 km/h (54 000 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 115 km…

Very bright fireball over U.K., more than 300 reports received

Very bright fireball over U.K., more than 300 reports received

A very bright fireball was recorded over the United Kingdom at around 18:49 UTC on January 29, 2022. The event lasted about 5 seconds and was seen primarily from England and Scotland. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 318 reports, 3 videos, and…

Very bright fireball over central Europe

Very bright fireball over central Europe

A very bright fireball was seen over central Europe at around 17:29 UTC on December 7, 2021. The event lasted up to 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 34 witness reports from users in…

Bright fireball over Granada, Spain

Bright fireball over Granada, Spain

A bright fireball was observed over the Spanish province of Granada at 19:13 UTC on November 8, 2021. It was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet hitting the atmosphere at about 88 000 km/h (54 680 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 87 km (54…

Extremely bright fireball over southern Croatia

Extremely bright fireball over southern Croatia

An extremely bright fireball was observed over southern Croatia at 00:05 UTC on November 8, 2021. According to Denis Vida, a meteor physics postdoctoral researcher at Western University, the fireball was brighter than -15M. It ended at the height of 35 km (21 miles)…

Bright North Taurid fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

Bright North Taurid fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

This bright North Taurid fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea at 22:52 UTC on November 7, 2021. It was produced by a fragment from Comet Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 111 000 km/h (68 970 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 101 km (62 mph)…

Very bright fireball over southern Norway, hunt for meteorites underway

Very bright fireball over southern Norway, hunt for meteorites underway

A very bright fireball entered Earth's atmosphere over southern Norway at around 23:09 UTC on July 24, 2021 (01:09 LT, July 25). The event lasted for about 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes. ​A spokesperson for the Norwegian…

Slow-moving fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

Slow-moving fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

A slow-moving fireball was recorded over the Mediterranean Sea, between the coasts of Spain and Morocco, at 02:25 UTC on May 14, 2021. The fireball was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 68 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of…