Bright fireball streaked across the sky above Madrid, Spain

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…

Bright meteor streaks over eastern United States

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

Jupiter hit by a fireball

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…

Mysterious “fireball” exploded over Sierra Nevada mountain range, US

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

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

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

A bright meteor lit up the night sky above Atlanta

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…