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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

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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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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

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Extremely bright fireball observed over Arizona, US

A bright fireball was observed and recorded over Phoenix, Arizona at around 10:57 UTC on June 2, 2016. The event was accompanied by a sonic boom, produced as the asteroid disintegrated in the atmosphere. The fireball was seen primarily from Arizona but witnesses...

June 02, 2016

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Bright fireball accompanied by sonic boom over central Mexico

A bright fireball was observed and recorded over central Mexico at 06:47 UTC on May 21, 2016. The event was accompanied by a sonic boom as the meteor disintegrated in the atmosphere. Several witnesses from Mexico City, Puebla, and Tlaxcala said a green and white...

May 23, 2016

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Very bright fireball over Northeastern US, ground shaking reported

A very bright fireball was observed over the Northeastern US at around 04:50 UTC on May 17, 2016. The event lasted between 3 and 8 seconds and was accompanied by fragmentation and sonic boom. The American Meteor Society received 144 reports by 09:30 UTC. The...

May 17, 2016

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Bright green fireball streaks across the skies of Southern California, US

A bright green fireball was recorded streaking across the skies of Southern California at 04:40 UTC on April 27, 2016 (21:40 PDT on April 26). American Meteor Society received more than 65 reports and is investigating the case. According to witness reports, the...

April 27, 2016

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Dazzling meteor lights up skies over Scotland

A dazzling meteor lit up skies over Scotland at 18:49 UTC on February 29, 2016, turning night into day for several seconds. The white light, seen across Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, was followed by a rumbling sound that lasted about 10 seconds,...

March 01, 2016

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Impressive fireball events light up skies over Iberian Peninsula

At least four bright meteors, of which two exceptionally bright, were observed over the skies of Spain, Portugal and Morocco on February 19, 21, 23 and 24, 2016. A meteorite with a final mass of about 1 kg was later found in Cordoba. The source was fireball observed...

February 26, 2016

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Large fireball lights up Thailand sky

A large fireball was observed over Thailand at 13:56 UTC (20:56 local time) on November 2, 2015 and caputred on numerous dashcams. The Thai Astronomical Society said shortly after the event that it was "expected" to be a meteor. Video credit RT (courtesy...

November 03, 2015

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Large fireball accompanied by two explosions reported over Thailand

A large, bright fireball was observed by hundreds of people over northern Bangkok, Thailand around 01:41 UTC (08:41 local time) on September 7, 2015. Bangkok residents say they didn't hear any sound associated with the fireball, but people from the Sisawat district

September 07, 2015

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Slow moving, very bright fireball turns sky green over Argentina

A slow moving and very bright fireball was observed and recorded over Argentina around midnight UTC on July 31, 2015 (21:00 local time on July 30). Observers say the spectacle lasted about 10 seconds, turning the whole sky green. No sound was associated with the event.

July 31, 2015

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Large fireball observed over UK on April 26, 2015

A large fireball has been observed over the United Kingdom around 21:10 UTC on April 26, 2015. "The first image came from Graham Roche, and it looks like a very large fireball, could be around -10 magnitude or even brighter," the United Kingdom Meteor Observat

April 28, 2015

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Daylight fireball explodes over Kosice, Slovakia

A bright meteor was observed and recorded over eastern Slovakia on April 6, 2015. The event happened around 16:30 UTC (18:30 local time).One video of the meteor was taken from a car in the Hungarian town of Rakospalota, and another in a second car in the Slovak city of

April 11, 2015

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Large green fireball accompanied by sonic booms observed over Europe

A large green fireball accompanied by sonic booms was observed over European countries of Germany, Austria and Switzerland at 19:44 UTC on March 15, 2015.Markus Griesser from the Eschenberg Observatory in Switzerland said the information they received clearly indicates

March 16, 2015

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Two craters found after bright fireball explodes over Kerala, India

A bright fireball accompanied by sonic boom was seen and recorded falling from the sky over Kerala, India on Friday, February 27, 2015. The fireball left behind orange trail as it descended.The phenomenon reportedly happened at around 17:00 UTC (22:30 local time) and la

March 01, 2015

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Very bright fireball seen over Pennsylvania, US

A very bright fireball was seen and recorded by NASA's cameras over Pennsylvania, US at 09:45 UTC (04:45 EST) on February 17, 2015.NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) said the space rock was about 60 cm (2 feet) in diameter, weighing roughly 226 kg (500 po

February 18, 2015

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Slow-moving daylight fireball recorded over Houston, US

A slow-moving daylight fireball was seen over Houston skies (Texas, US) late Sunday, January 18, 2015 and recorded by Jordan Sterling. The sighting raised a lot of questions after images and videos started appearing on social media, KHOU 11 News reports. Patricia Reiff,

January 21, 2015

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Extremely bright fireball recorded over Bucharest, Romania

A bright light followed by a loud noise was recorded over Romanian sky at 01:05 UTC on January 7, 2015 (03:05 local time). The event was observed mainly in the southeastern area of the country and recorded by surveillance cameras in several cities.Based on the data corr

January 09, 2015

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Fireball explodes producing small meteorites near Lake Weiss, Alabama

NASA's All Sky Cameras detected a bright fireball that broke apart in a brilliant flash of light above the Alabama town of Henagar, US, around 03:20 UTC on August 3, 2014 (22:20 EDT on August 2). Based on the meteor's speed, final altitude, and weak doppler rada

August 05, 2014

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Huge fireball caught on camera by a Devon observatory, UK

A huge fireball passed over the skies of the UK on June 30, 2014, and was captured by Norman Lockyer Observatory in Devon at 02:04 UTC.According to Dave Jones from the UK Meteor Observation Network (UKMON) this was the largest ever meteor captured at the observatory.It

July 02, 2014

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Longlasting fireball accompanied by sonic boom streaks over southeastern US

A large and bright fireball accompanied by sonic boom was observed over southeastern US at 13:38 UTC on May 16, 2014 (May 15, 2014, 21:38 EDT). People calling 911 described the incident as a large boom that shook the foundations of their homes.According to a statement f

May 17, 2014

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Three significant fireballs over the weekend

American Meteor Society (AMS) said three significant fireballs were observed over the weekend. A large fireball with numerous sonic booms fell over Arkansas on Friday night, May 2nd. Another bright fireball was seen over North Carolina Saturday night, May 3rd. A daytime

May 06, 2014

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Two large fireballs spotted over the skies of Ohio, US

Two very bright fireballs were spotted and recorded over the skies of Ohio, US, in just two days. They quickly became 2nd and 3rd most reported events of all time on the American Meteor Society (AMS) website.Witnesses from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and

September 29, 2013

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50 kg meteor explodes and illuminates sky over southeastern US

A meteor with estimated mass of over 50 kg exploded over Tennessee, US, around 07:27 UTC on August 28, 2013 (02:27 local time). Head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, Bill Cook, said the fireball reached a peak magnitude of -13. It was brighter than a full

August 30, 2013

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Bright fireball streaked across the sky above Madrid, Spain

A bright fireball streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid and was seen across the entire country on April 13, 2013. The object struck the atmosphere above the Villamuelas district in the province of Toledo, southwest of Madrid around 21:45 UTC...

April 16, 2013

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Bright meteor streaks over eastern United States

The American Meteor Society received over 600 reports of bright meteor that lit up the sky over eastern US and parts of Canada on Friday, March 22, 2013. Reports of this meteor, bright enough to be called fireball, started coming in around 8 pm EDT (midnight UTC). It w

March 23, 2013

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Exploding fireballs reported all over the globe: Europe, Japan, Russia, Cuba, US, Australia, Timor

In last couple of days exploding fireballs were reported on all sides of the world - Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Australia, Cuba, South Africa, Morocco, Germany, Switzerland, northern Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, UK... Latest updates: - A ball of light in the sky

February 16, 2013

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Jupiter hit by a fireball

There has been a visual sighting of an apparent fireball on Jupiter on September 10, 2012. The amateur who observed the flash was Dan Petersen, from Oregon, who made the observation at approximately 11:35 UTC on September 10. Petersen reported it to Richard Schmude...

September 11, 2012

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Mysterious "fireball" exploded over Sierra Nevada mountain range, US

On Sunday morning, April 22, 2013 the loud explosion rattled homes from central California to Reno, Nevada, and beyond. A spectacular fireball exploded over California's Sierra Nevada mountain range. Some people reported seeing a brilliant light streak across the sk

April 23, 2012

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New Year's bolid fireball seen over New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado, US

The bright fireball streaked over the southwestern USA on Jan. 1st at 03:15 UTC. It was visible from Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Thomas Ashcraft managed to take some images and video from his rural observatory outside of Santa Fe by operating a combination

January 01, 2012

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A bright meteor lit up the night sky above Atlanta

A bright meteor lit up the night sky above Atlanta on Sunday, August 28, 2011, in a dazzling display caught by NASA cameras. The meteor streaked over Atlanta, Ga., and its surrounding cities at the mind-blowing speed of about 52,800 mph (84,970 kph). NASA's...

August 29, 2011