Articles tagged "fireball"

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Meteorite hits a house in San Carlos, Costa Rica

A very bright meteor exploded over Costa Rica at 03:10 UTC on April 24, 2019 (21:07 LT on April 23) and was seen and recorded across the country. ​The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 3 reports from Alajuela and Guanacaste. Costa Rica fireball heatmap -...

April 25, 2019

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Very bright green fireball over Germany

A very bright green fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky above northern Germany around 21:50 UTC on April 16, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 40 reports from Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands. Image...

April 17, 2019

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Very bright fireball over New Jersey and Delaware

A very bright fireball was recorded over New Jersey and Delaware at 02:57 UTC on April 17, 2019 (22:57 EDT, April 16). The event lasted up to 8 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 325 reports by 10:20 UTC from Washington DC, Delaware, Massachusetts,...

April 17, 2019

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Impressive fireball over Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Rio Grande do Sul and State of Santa Catarina, Brazil around 06:23 UTC on April 12, 2019. The event lasted 3 seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received...

April 13, 2019

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Fireball recorded over San Antonio, Texas

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over San Antonio, Texas at 04:14 UTC on April 11, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 43 reports by 12:00 UTC on April 12 and received one video and one photo of the event. #Fireball over...

April 12, 2019

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Very bright fireball over Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Puerto Rico at 08:01 UTC on April 9, 2019. The event lasted up to 5 seconds before the object disintegrated. The event was recorded from Cabo Rojo by Frankie Lucena. The American Meteor Society received no...

April 10, 2019

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Very bright daylight fireball over Krasnoyarsk, Russia

A very bright fireball was caught on video as it split into several pieces over Krasnoyarsk, Russia on April 6, 2019. This is the third major meteor event in Russia since December 18. Residents described it as blindingly bright, 'akin to the light and sparks...

April 07, 2019

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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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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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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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Green fireball explodes near the coast of eastern Florida

A bright green fireball streaked through the night sky near the coast of eastern Florida around 07:03 UTC (02:03 local time) on February 12, 2019. The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a loud rumble. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received only 5...

February 14, 2019

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Very bright fireball over Venezuela

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Venezuela around 23:20 UTC on Saturday, February 9, 2019 around 23:20 UTC (19:20 local time). The event lasted up to 5 seconds. Witnesses said the meteor was seen over Venezuela, Valencia, Victoria and...

February 10, 2019

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Bright fireball seen and recorded over Colorado

A bright fireball was seen and recorded over Colorado around 01:13 UTC on February 8, 2019 (18:13 MST, February 7). The event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 62 reports from Colorado,...

February 09, 2019

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Sonic boom shatters windows as meteor explodes over Cuba, numerous meteorites found

A relatively big meteor exploded over the town of Vinales in western Cuba at 18:17 UTC (13:17 local time) on Friday, February 1, 2019. The object produced a loud sonic boom and left a long trail of smoke. Numerous meteorites have already been found. Residents...

February 02, 2019

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Meteor explodes over Cape Town, South Africa

A bright meteor exploded over Cape Town, South Africa around 18:05 UTC on January 16, 2019 (20:05 local time). Bright light produced by the object was followed by very loud sound and ground shaking. The American Meteor Society has so far received 6 reports about...

January 17, 2019

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Early-morning fireball over East Coast, US

A bright fireball was seen and recorded above the Northern East Coast at 11:35 UTC (06:35 EST) on January 9, 2019. The event lasted up to 6 seconds. ​The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 195 reports by 19:00 UTC. The event was seen from New York state to...

January 09, 2019

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Bright fireball, sonic boom reported over Japan

A very bright fireball followed by a loud rumbling noise was seen over a wide area of western Japan early January 3, 2019 (LT). It's quite possible that parts of it survived atmospheric entry. The event took place at 19:50 UTC on January 2 (04:50 JST, January...

January 04, 2019

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Bright fireball over San Francisco Bay, California

A bright fireball streaked above the San Francisco, CA area at 01:35 UTC on December 20, 2018 (17:35 PST, December 19). The fireball was primarily seen from Northen California but people living in Nevada and Oregon also reported seeing the event. The American Meteor...

December 20, 2018

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Bright fireball over San Antonio and Austin, Texas

A bright fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over southern Texas around 19:59 CST on December 10, 2018 (01:59 UTC, December 11). The event lasted 7 seconds before the object disappeared in a bright flash. The American Meteor Society...

December 11, 2018

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Long-lasting green fireball lights up night sky over Mexico City

An impressive meteor fireball lit up the night sky over Mexico's capital Mexico City at 05:15 CST (11:15 UTC) on December 8, 2018. The event lasted for more than 10 seconds. According to Rodolfo Cobos Arriaga, president of Acapulco Astronomical Association, the...

December 10, 2018

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Three bright meteors recorded over Spain

SMART framework project detected and recorded three bright meteors over Spain on December 5, 2018. Their all-sky cameras registered the objects at 01:51 UTC, 03:33 and 05:41 UTC over the provinces of Valladolid, Granada, Jaén and Albacete. They were...

December 05, 2018

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Bright green fireball recorded over Hungary

A bright green fireball was recorded streaking through the early morning sky over southern Hungary at 04:10 UTC on November 29, 2018. The event lasted up to 4 seconds and was recorded by numerous web cameras located in Austria. The International Meteor Organization...

November 29, 2018

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Bright fireball over Toronto, Canada

A bright meteor was recorded streaking through the night sky over Toronto, the capital of Canadian province of Ontario at around 02:15 UTC on November 29, 2018. The event lasted several seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 85 reports by 23:00 UTC. The...

November 29, 2018

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Glowing green fireball recorded over Novosibirsk, Siberia

A bright green fireball was recorded over the Russian city of Novosibirsk, Siberia around 01:00 UTC (08:00 LT) on November 27, 2018. The event lasted up to 3 seconds before the object disintegrated. Novosibirsk Planetarium asked those who witnessed and filmed the...

November 28, 2018

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Very bright fireball caught on camera over Texas, sonic boom reported

A very bright meteor was caught on camera over Texas at 03:25 UTC on November 16 (21:25 CDT, November 15). The object was seen for about 3 to 7 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. It was primarily seen from Texas but was also seen from Louisiana and Oklahoma,...

November 16, 2018

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Fireballs streak over Washington, D.C. and Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Two notable fireballs were reported over the past couple of days over North America. The first over Newfoundland on October 1 and the second over Washington D.C. on October 2, 2018. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just one report about a fireball seen...

October 04, 2018

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Third most energetic meteor of the year recorded over Reunion and Mauritius

A very bright fireball was observed over the islands of Reunion and Mauritius islands at 14:10 UTC on September 25, 2018. Its calculated total impact energy is 1.9 kt, making it the third most energetic meteor since the start of the year and 48th on record. The...

October 01, 2018

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Bright fireballs streak over Texas and Alabama

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Texas at 03:18 UTC on September 19, 2018. At 03:10 UTC on September 23, another bright fireball was observed over Alabama. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 76 reports about a fireball seen over...

September 24, 2018

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Very bright fireball over the Adriatic Sea, send your photos and reports

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over the Adriatic Sea at 18:56 UTC (21:56 CET) on August 18, 2018. The event lasted more than 3 seconds before the object disintegrated near San Marino in northeastern Italy. The International Meteor...

August 19, 2018

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Sonic boom, very bright fireball reported over Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina

A very bright fireball, at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon, streaked across the night sky over the U.S. Southeast at 05:19 UTC (12:19 CDT) on August 17, 2018. The event lasted several seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The American Meteor Society...

August 17, 2018

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Long-lasting daylight fireball over Western Siberia, impact reported, Russia

A bright daylight fireball was recorded over Western Siberia during late afternoon hours of August 4, 2018 (local time). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. The event was recorded from several towns, including Yugansk and Surgut, and reported that it landed in a...

August 05, 2018

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Hundreds record long-lasting bright fireball over Australia, meteorites likely near Canberra

A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over New South Wales and Victoria, Australia around 08:30 UTC (18:30 local time) on August 4, 2018. The event lasted for more than 8 seconds and was recorded by hundreds of people. Astronomers said the object...

August 05, 2018

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Very bright fireball over the Mediterranean Sea on July 23

Another bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the Mediterranean Sea on July 23, 2018, just 5 days after a long-lasting fireball over the same region. It was recorded by the meteor observing stations operating in the framework of the SMART...

July 25, 2018

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Bright meteor streaks across the night sky over Spain

A bright meteor was recorded streaking across the night sky over Spain at 03:28 UTC on July 19, 2018. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The meteor was recorded over Andalusia at 05:28 local time. It was produced by a fragment from a...

July 19, 2018

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Long-lasting fireball recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

A bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the Mediterranean Sea at 02:20 UTC on July 17, 2018. The event lasted up to 12 seconds and was recorded by several SMART Project cameras. According to the preliminary analysis by the SMART...

July 18, 2018

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Very bright fireball recorded over Sao Paulo, Brazil

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking across the night sky over the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil at 00:56 UTC (03:56 local time) on July 11, 2018. The event lasted 3 - 4 seconds. According to astronomer Julio Lobo of the Jean Nicolini Municipal Observatory in...

July 13, 2018

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Potential meteorite-producing event over the Mediterranean Sea

A bright fireball flew above the coast of Almeria, Span and the Mediterranean Sea at 03:13 UTC on July 9, 2018. The object was recorded by several SMART Project detectors. It is possible that this was a meteorite-producing event. According to the preliminary...

July 09, 2018

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Bright fireball over the Netherlands, 112 reports submitted to IMO

A bright fireball was seen streaking across the sky above the Netherlands at 21:30 UTC on June 29, 2018. The event lasted between 3 and 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The fireball was seen over Vlaanderen, Friesland, Noord-Brabant, Nordrhein-Westfalen,...

June 30, 2018

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Very bright fireball explodes over South Africa, impact, meteorites possible

A very bright fireball exploded over northern South Africa around 16:49 UTC (18:49 local time) Saturday, June 2, 2018. The footage, posted to Facebook by farmer Barend Swanepoel from Ottosdal, has since gone viral. Local media reports the event as meteorite strike...

June 03, 2018