Articles tagged "fireball"

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Very bright, slow-moving fireball recorded over central Europe

A very bright, slow-moving fireball was recorded over central Europe at 03:46 UTC on November 19, 2020. The event lasted some 18 seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 34 reports from witnesses in Germany,...

November 20, 2020

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CSIRO research vessel Investigator films bright green meteor breaking up off the southern coast of Tasmania, Australia

A bright green meteor was spotted by the crew of the research vessel Investigator, operated by Australia's national science agency -- CSIRO -- at 10:21 UTC on November 18, 2020. The vessel was located off the southern coast of Tasmania, Australia at the time of...

November 19, 2020

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Bright Leonid fireball explodes over Missouri

A bright Leonid fireball exploded over Missouri, U.S. at around 11:24 UTC on November 18, 2020 (05:24 CST). The event was so bright that it cast shadows and momentarily blinded the Missouri Skies Observatory camera located in Albany, Missouri. The American Meteor...

November 19, 2020

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Brilliant fireball explodes over the eastern U.S.

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over the eastern U.S. at around 23:30 UTC (18:30 LT) on October 31, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 247 reports from eyewitnesses, most of whom described the object as the "brightest" and...

November 04, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Puerto Rico

A brilliant fireball exploded over the night sky in Puerto Rico around 07:45 UTC (03:45 LT) on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The trajectory suggests that it moved over the Mona channel towards Desecheo, according to the Society of Astronomy of the Caribbean (SAC)....

October 20, 2020

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Spectacular fireball lights up the sky over Mexico, hits land and sparks a fire

A brilliant fireball blazed over northeastern Mexico around 03:14 UTC on October 7, 2020 (22:14 LT on October 6), leaving witnesses and sky observers startled as the space object put on a spectacular display. The meteorite hit a small town in Tamaulipas, sparking a...

October 08, 2020

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Fireball explodes over Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, turning night into day, Brazil

A very bright fireball turned the night sky into a day as it exploded over the Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Brazil, at around 04:03 UTC (01:30 LT) on October 1, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 35 witness reports, while the Brazilian Meteor...

October 02, 2020

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Bright fireball lights up the sky over Ohio, U.S.

A brilliant fireball exploded over Ohio, U.S. at around 10:24 UTC (06:24 EDT) on September 30, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 701 reports about the meteor, which was observed in more than a dozen states. The event was primarily seen...

October 01, 2020

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Slow-moving meteor over southern Spain

This stunning and slow meteor overflew southern Spain at 02:02 UTC on August 22, 2020 (04:02 LT). The event was recorded by the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, Sierra Nevada, and Calar Alto. The meteor hit the atmosphere at around 62 000 km/h. It began...

August 25, 2020

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Slow-moving meteor over southern Spain

This stunning meteor overflew the south of Spain at about 00:31 UTC on July 29, 2020 (02:31 local time), and was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, which is being conducted by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). The meteoroid hit the...

July 29, 2020

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Green fireball captured over New South Wales during a thunderstorm, Australia

A green fireball streaked across New South Wales, Australia, at around 07:36 UTC (17:36 LT) on July 13, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received four reports about the event. Many watchers were stunned by the view as the meteor came down during a...

July 22, 2020

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Meteorites recovered in Chiba weeks after fireball exploded over Tokyo, Japan

A fireball that exploded over Tokyo, Japan, on July 1, 2020, has been identified as a meteor after two meteorites were recovered in the prefecture of Chiba, the National Museum of Nature and Science announced on July 13, 2020. The fragments, which landed on a...

July 15, 2020

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Spectacular, long-lasting green fireball recorded over Pilbara, Western Australia

A spectacular, long-lasting green fireball was recorded over Pilbara, Western Australia at around 16:45 UTC on June 14, 2020 (00:45 LT on June 15). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received two reports about the event from Port Hedland and Exmouth, but according...

June 15, 2020

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Spectacular fireball explodes over northern Turkey

A bright fireball exploded over northern Turkey around 17:35 UTC (20:35 LT) on Wednesday evening, May 27, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received three reports, including from a witness in Tbilisi, Georgia. Based on the AMS' trajectory, the fireball...

May 28, 2020

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Very bright fireball streaks across the night sky over central Russia

A brilliant fireball streaked across the night sky in central Russia at around 15:40 UTC (22:40 LT) on May 18, 2020. The spectacular event was seen in the southern part of the Krasnoyarsk region, as well as in the republics of Khakassia and Tyva. Eyewitnesses said...

May 21, 2020

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Brilliant fireball lights up midnight sky over southeast U.S.

A bright fireball lit up the skies over the southeast U.S. at around 04:43 UTC (00:43 LT) on May 14, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 64 reports, including from eyewitnesses in Alabama, Florida, and the Carolinas. The witnesses claimed that the...

May 19, 2020

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Bright fireball streaks across Louisiana, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked across the sky over Louisiana at around 01:45 UTC on May 11, 2020 (20:45 LT on May 10). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 24 reports about the event from eyewitnesses as far north as Bogue Chitto in Mississippi and as far east as...

May 12, 2020

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Sonic boom reported as daylight fireball explodes over Washington state, U.S.

A fireball exploded over Washington state, U.S. at around 01:57 UTC on May 7, 2020 (18:57 PDT, May 6), with a dozen eyewitness reports submitted to the American Meteor Society (AMS).​ A loud and deep boom was reported during the event, which startled many people...

May 09, 2020

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Bright fireball streaks across French Antilles

A bright fireball exploded over the French Antilles at 00:40 UTC on April 27, 2020 (20:40 LT on April 26), lighting up the night skies between Martinique to as far north as Anguilla and as far west as Puerto Rico. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received seven...

April 30, 2020

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Back to back fireball events recorded over Brazil

Two very bright fireball events were recorded over Brazil within 24 hours-- the first at 06:43 UTC on April 23, 2020, and the second at 05:24 UTC on April 24. The first recorded fireball was seen over Minas Gerais. According to Professor Carlos Fernando Jung from...

April 28, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Peru

A bright fireball exploded over Peru at around 01:00 UTC on April 16, 2020 (20:00 LT on April 15). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received two reports from witnesses in the Callao Region and Ica. According to local media, dozens of witnesses in Lima and Ica...

April 16, 2020

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Daylight fireball over central Europe

A daylight fireball streaked across the sky over central Europe at around 13:33 UTC on Monday, April 6, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 350 reports about the event, with eyewitnesses from Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Switzerland, and Germany....

April 07, 2020

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Very bright fireball over the northeastern Netherlands

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over the northeastern Netherlands, near the border with Germany at around 21:44 UTC (23:44 LT) on April 4, 2020. The event comes after two fireballs exploded within one hour over Belgium on April 1, followed by...

April 06, 2020

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Bright fireball over Florida, U.S.

A bright fireball exploded over Florida, U.S., on April 1, 2020, and was captured on camera. The American Meteor Society received 16 eyewitness reports, with one also coming from Georgia. The observers reported seeing the fireball at around 04:30 UTC (00:30 LT). 15...

April 02, 2020

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Bright fireball over Belgium, meteorites possible

A bright fireball exploded over Belgium at 02:04 UTC on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 6 reports from eyewitnesses including those in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Germany. According to IMO, the meteoroid entered...

March 24, 2020

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Brilliant fireball streaks across northwestern Germany

A bright fireball streaked across the sky over Germany at 23:38 UTC on March 2, 2020 (0:38 LT on March 3). 165 eyewitness reports were submitted to the American Meteor Society (AMS) by 13:30 UTC, mostly from the Netherlands and Belgium. The trajectory stretched over...

March 03, 2020

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Spectacular daylight fireball explodes over northern Croatia, meteorites likely

A spectacular daylight fireball exploded over northern Croatia at 09:31 UTC on February 28, 2020. The event was witnessed from all over Croatia, Slovenia, and parts of northern Italy. It was followed by a sonic boom, registered by seismographs as an earthquake. It...

February 28, 2020

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Rare, back to back fireballs light up Arizona sky and southwest U.S.

A brilliant fireball streaked across the skies of Arizona at 12:32 UTC (05:32 LT) on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, and was also spotted in several southwest U.S. states. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 64 reports about the meteor. In a rare event, another...

February 27, 2020

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Bright fireball over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico at 02:18 UTC on February 19, 2020 (20:18 LT on February 18). The event was recorded by several webcams. At this time, there are no eyewitness reports submitted to the...

February 19, 2020

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Bright green fireball over Malaysia and Singapore

A very bright fireball described to be green in color was seen streaking through the sky over Malaysia and Singapore on February 11, 2020. According to the American Meteor Society (AMS), the meteor was spotted around 05:01 LT on February 12 (February 11 at 21:01...

February 17, 2020

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Fireball over Mount Sannine, Lebanon

A large green fireball was recorded over Lebanon at 20:15 UTC (22:15 LT) on January 21, 2020. It was reportedly captured by Nizar Nurr near the peak of Mount Sannine. According to KameraOne, it's one of the brightest meteors ever captured over Lebanon. Featured...

February 02, 2020

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Bright fireball over the Urals, Russia

A very bright meteor streaked through the night sky over the Urals, Russia at 22:13 UTC on January 29, 2020 (03:13 LT, January 30). Photographer Ilya Jankowsky captured it from the town of Irbit, Sverdlovsk Oblast. According to RT, the object was also seen from...

February 02, 2020

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Large fireball explodes over Andalusia, meteorites possible, Spain

A large fireball exploded over Spain's Andalusia region around 23:00 UTC on January 28, 2020. The event was particularly seen over the cities of Cadiz and Seville, from more than 400 km (248 miles) away. One fragment reportedly fell in La Campina de Sevilla, in...

January 30, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Cyprus

A brilliant fireball was spotted across the island of Cyprus on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at around 20:00 UTC (22:00 LT). The American Meteor Society (AMS) said they received around 144 eyewitness reports. The fireball was seen over Ammochostos, Beirut Governorate,...

January 22, 2020

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Bright daylight fireball over Puerto Rico

A bright ball of fire was seen flashing across the sky over Puerto Rico at 21:27 UTC (17:27 local time) on Friday, January 17, 2020. Some of the residents reported loud noise associated with the event. The American Meteor Society (AMS) receiver 31 reports from...

January 20, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Germany and Poland

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over eastern Germany and Poland at around 03:05 UTC on January 5, 2020. The event was captured on two AMS/AKM cameras. There is a possibility some pieces of the object survived and ended somewhere in far western...

January 11, 2020

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Bright fireball seen over northern Italy, two meteorites retrieved days after crash

A bright and long-lasting fireball was observed and recorded over northern Italy on January 1, 2020. After a thorough trajectory analysis and informing the public of potential meteorite fall in the Cavezzo region, Modena province, two pieces of the fresh meteorite...

January 06, 2020

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Bright 'green' fireball flashes across Arizona, USA

A brilliant fireball was seen streaking across the night sky over Arizona at around 04:26 UTC on December 7, 2019. Witnesses said the light appeared green, likely a "shooting star" but more than a quick flash that such phenomenon commonly produces. The...

December 09, 2019

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Large fireball seen crashing over Salem in Oregon, U.S.

A fireball was spotted over the skies of Salem City, the capital of coastal state Oregon, crashing somewhere in the wilderness of Polk County on Thursday evening, November 21, 2019. Police officers have since started conducting investigations. The event was...

November 22, 2019

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Fireball lights up the sky over St. Louis, Missouri during Northern Taurid meteor shower

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over St. Louis, Missouri at around 02:53 UTC on November 11, 2019, one of the peak nights for the Northern Taurid meteor shower. Radio station KSDL and TV station KMOV reported that local residents saw a flash of...

November 12, 2019