Articles tagged "fireball"

france fireball october 5 2017

Very bright fireball streaks over western France

A very bright fireball streaked across the night sky over western France at 03:36 UTC (05:36 local time) on October 5, 2017 and was recorded by REFORME's all-sky camera. It lasted between 3 and 7 seconds and was much brighter than the Moon. REFORME is asking all...

October 06, 2017

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Major fireball explodes over Shangri-La, China, meteorites very likely

A major fireball was observed and recorded over southwest China at 12:07 UTC (20:07 local time) on October 4, 2017. The event lasted more than 10 seconds before the object disintegrated in a very bright flash. It was followed by a sonic boom. According to witness...

October 05, 2017

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Brilliant fireball over Arizona, sonic boom picked up by a seismometer

A brilliant fireball streaked through the night sky over southern Arizona, US around 03:32 UTC on September 24, 2017 (20:32 MDT, September 23). The event lasted about 12 seconds and produced a sonic boom picked up by a seismometer near Tucson. The American Meteor...

September 27, 2017

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Bright fireball over the Netherlands, over 310 reports to IMO

A bright fireball was observed and filmed over Amsterdam, Netherlands at 19:00 UTC (21:00 CET) on September 21, 2017. The event lasted more than 5 seconds, flaring several times before disappearing. While the fireball was primarily seen from Amsterdam, users...

September 22, 2017

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Bright green fireball recorded over Montgomery, Alabama

A bright green fireball was recorded above Montgomery, Alabama around 08:00 UTC (03:00 CDT) on September 19, 2017. The event lasted between 1 and 2 seconds and was recorded by a security camera. At this time, the American Meteor Society has no reports about this...

September 20, 2017

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Bright fireball over Pennsylvania, good chance of meteorites

A bright green fireball streaked across the sky over Maryland and Pennsylvania at 04:59 UTC (00:59 EDT) on September 17, 2017. The fireball lasted between 2 and 3 seconds and was followed by a sonic boom. The event was seen primarily from Maryland and Pennsylvania...

September 19, 2017

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Very bright daylight fireball explodes over Mauritius and Reunion

A very bright fireball streaked across the sunset sky over Mauritius and Reunion islands around 14:30 UTC (18:30 local time) on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The event reportedly lasted up to 20 seconds before it exploded and left a smoke trail. The object was...

September 16, 2017

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Bright, slow-moving fireball recorded over Iceland

A bright, slow-moving fireball meteor was observed and recorded over Iceland at 22:48 UTC on September 12, 2017. The event lasted for about 10 seconds. Iceland's leading astronomy website, Stjörnufræðivefurinn, said that the phenomenon was a...

September 13, 2017

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Bright fireball over Saint Petersburg, Russia

A bright meteor streaked across the night sky over Saint Petersbug, Russia around 17:17 UTC (20:17 local time) on September 11, 2017 and was observed and recorded by numerous witnesses. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. According to...

September 13, 2017

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Large fireball recorded over Krugersdorp, South Africa

A large fireball was observed and recorded over the South African city of Krugersdorp at 16:59 UTC (18:59 SAST) on August 22, 2017. The object had a bright blue-green color and lasted for more than 4 seconds. It was recorded by Jan Breytenbach over Krugersdorp but...

August 23, 2017

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Slow fireball recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

This beautiful fireball overflew the western Mediterranean Sea, south of Span, at 22:18 UTC on July 25, 2017 (00:18 CET, July 26). The event lasted nearly 9 seconds. Following the analysis carried out by the SMART Project’s Principal Investigator, Professor...

July 26, 2017

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Very bright fireball over the English Channel

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded above the English Channel at 22:38 UTC on June 1, 2017. The fireball lasted several seconds and was primarily seen from England. The UK Meteor Network (UKMON) started receiving reports just minutes after the event....

June 02, 2017

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Bright green fireball streaks across the New Zealand night sky

A bright green fireball streaked across the night sky over North Island, New Zealand on May 18, 2017. The event took place around 07:15 UTC (19:15 NZST) and lasted up to 7 seconds. According to witness reports, the event lasted a few seconds before it disintegrated...

May 19, 2017

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Long-lasting fireball over Florida

A long-lasting fireball was seen over Florida around 03:52 UTC on April 26, 2017 (23:52 EDT on April 25). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. The American Meteor Society received 46 reports by 17:35 UTC. Five witnesses reported sound associated with the event while...

April 26, 2017

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Bright sunset meteor over Queensland, house-shaking sound reported

A bright meteor was seen streaking across the sunset sky over Queensland, Australia around 18:00 local time (08:00 UTC) on April 16, 2017. The fireball was observed from southern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales. House-shaking sound was reported in...

April 17, 2017

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Bright fireball over South Carolina

A bright, long-lasting fireball was seen across the sky over South Carolina at 00:45 UTC on April 13, 2017 (20:45 EDT, April 12). Witnesses described a bright, white light lasting for about 10 seconds. Many said the object left a long tail. The event was seen...

April 13, 2017

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Bright fireball over San Diego, California

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over San Diego, California around 04:00 UTC on April 11, 2017 (21:00 PDT, April 10). Witnesses have described the event as green and very bright fireball, lasting for several seconds. As of...

April 11, 2017

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Very large blue fireball illuminates sky over Sweden

A very large blue fireball illuminated the sky over Sweden around 20:30 UTC (21:30 CET) on March 20, 2017. The event was so powerful that the whole sky lit up, Swedish All Sky Meteor Network astronomers said. Images of the event immediately started appearing on...

March 21, 2017

vancouver fireball march 17 2017

Fireball streaks across Vancouver sky, Canada

A bright meteor fireball streaked across Vancouver sky at 03:40 UTC on March 17, 2017 (21:40 PDT on March 16) and was caught on car dash camera. People from Seattle, Washington also reported seeing the event. The American Meteor Society received 7 eyewitness reports...

March 17, 2017

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Bright fireball over Orange, Australia caught on camera

A bright meteor fireball with a fiery tail was recorded over Orange, Australia at 08:45 UTC (19:45 AEDT) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The footage was taken from a car traveling on the Escort Way near Boree, New South Wales. President of the Orange Planetarium Inc.,...

March 16, 2017

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Fireball illuminates sky over Pakistan, causing panic

A bright meteor fireball illuminated the sky over northern Pakistan around 16:00 UTC (21:00 PKT) on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, causing panic among residents. The object was traveling very low and was followed by several, powerful blasts some 5 seconds later. "I...

March 16, 2017

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Long-lasting fireball over Texas captured on video

A long-lasting fireball was captured via Sandia all-sky camera in Hawley, Texas at 02:55 UTC on February 27, 2017 (20:55 CST, February 26). The event was associated with a sonic boom, suggesting the object got relatively close to the ground. The American Meteor...

February 27, 2017

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Bright green fireball, sonic boom over the southeastern US

A bright green fireball was seen streaking across the sky over the southeastern United States at 03:05 UTC on February 19, 2017 (21:05 CST, February 18). The event, a possible meteorite dropper, was accompanied by a sonic boom. The event was seen from Mississippi...

February 19, 2017

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Very bright fireball over the northern US and Canada

A very bright fireball was seen in the northern US and Canada around 04:53 UTC on February 18, 2017. The event was captured in 3 NASA all-sky cameras and cameras belonging to the Southern Ontario Meteor Network. Analysis of the video data shows that the meteor was...

February 18, 2017

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Rare sight: Meteor streaks over erupting Turrialba volcano

Two forces of nature have combined on December 28, 2016, and brought us a rare view of a bright meteor streaking seemingly low over the erupting Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica. The event occurred at 04:22 UTC on December 28 (22:22 local time on December 27),...

December 30, 2016

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Bright fireball disintegrates over Guatemala

A bright fireball was observed disintegrating over Central America at 04:30 UTC on December 28, 2016 (22:30 CST on December 27). The event was observed from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Witnesses from Guatemala said they saw up to seven flashes in the sky....

December 28, 2016

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Impressive fireball streaks across southern Spain

An impressive fireball streaked across the sky in southern Spain at 21:25 UTC on December 11, 2016. The event was captured by Calar Alto Observatory (SMART project). Following the preliminary analysis carried out by the SMART's principal investigator José...

December 12, 2016

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Large meteor explodes over Norway

A large meteor exploded over the Norwegian Sea at 04:15 UTC on December 6, 2016. The event lit up the sky over Norway and was followed by several sonic booms. The fireball started at 81.4 km (50.6 miles) and ended at 24.4 km (15.2 miles), according to the latest...

December 10, 2016

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Siberian meteor up to 15 meters in diameter

The meteor that exploded over Siberia on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, could be up to 10 - 15 meters (33 - 50 feet) in diameter, Russian News Agency quoted a leading Russian space scientist. "Obviously, the meteorite wasn’t big. Judging by the fact that it...

December 07, 2016

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Meteor explodes over Siberia, turns night into day

A very bright meteor exploded above the Republic of Khakassia, Siberia, Russia at 11:35 UTC (18:35 local time) on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, briefly turning night into day. The event was seen for about three to four seconds and was followed by a sonic boom....

December 06, 2016

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Bright Sigma Hydrid fireball burns over central Wales, UK

A meteor significantly brighter than Venus, and bright enough to be called a fireball, entered Earth's atmosphere above the United Kingdom at 02:23 UTC on December 5, 2016. The United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) reports the meteoroid was just a...

December 06, 2016

fireball over japan october 31 2016

Rare fireball shoots across the sky over Japan

A mysterious green fireball streaked across the sky over northern Japan on October 31, 2016, sparking speculations what the fiery object might be. The event lasted for about 15 seconds and was captured by several cameras. While one astronomer said the object was a...

November 01, 2016

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Sunrise meteor breaks apart over Mississippi and Alabama, US

A bright green meteor streaked across the sky of Alabama and Mississippi around 11:48 UTC (06:48 CDT) on October 12, 2016. The event was seen from Texas to Kentucky. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 290 reports by 18:20 UTC. Witnesses described...

October 12, 2016

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Orionid meteor lights up sky over Pennsylvania, US

A bright meteor was seen streaking across the night sky over the US states of Pennsylvania and New York around 02:36 UTC on October 5, 2016 (22:36 EDT on October 4). The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports submitted to the American...

October 05, 2016

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Daylight meteor seen over North Carolina, US

A rare daylight meteor was seen over North Carolina around 18:03 EDT on September 8, 2016 (22:03 UTC). At around the same time, a bright meteor exploded over Cyprus and parts of it are believed to have fallen north of the island. The American Meteor Society received...

September 09, 2016

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Meteor explodes over Cyprus, parts of it believed to have fallen north of the island

A bright meteor exploded over Cyprus and was observed across a wide area of the south of the island around 00:45 local time on Friday, September 9, 2016 (21:45 UTC on September 8). The phenomenon was followed by a sonic boom, prompting hundreds of calls to the...

September 09, 2016

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Bright Alpha Capricornid fireball recorded over Northern Africa

A very bright fireball was observed over Northern Africa at 21:05 UTC on July 8, 2016, and recorded by Spain's SMART Project meteor-observing network. The data collected by SMART network have been analyzed by its principal investigator, Professor José...

July 09, 2016

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Meteor lights up early morning sky over Puget Sound, Washington

A bright meteor has lit up the early morning sky over Puget Sound, US state of Washington on June 10, 2016. The event happened around 11:35 UTC (04:35 local time) and was recorded by Darren Clayton. Clayton was on his way to work, coming from Lake Stevens and...

June 11, 2016

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Asteroid 2016 LT1 to pass close to Earth (0.4 LD) on June 7, 2016

A newly discovered asteroid 2016 LT1 will pass extremely close to Earth, between the Moon and Earth, at 20:25 UTC on June 7, 2016. This is a small asteroid discovered on June 4 by the Panstarrs survey in Hawaii. Its estimated size is about 4.2 to 9.5 meters (13.7...

June 07, 2016

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Bright, slow moving meteor over Puerto Rico

A bright, slow moving meteor was observed over Puerto Rico about 01:06 UTC on June 3, 2016 (21:06 local time on June 2), the Caribbean Astronomical Society (SAC) reports. SAC said the meteor was moving from the northeast to the southeast and was visible from the...

June 03, 2016