Articles tagged "fireballs"

tokyo japan fireball july 2 2020

Bright fireball explodes over Tokyo, sonic boom reported, Japan

A bright fireball streaked across Japan's capital Tokyo at 17:32 UTC on July 1, 2020 (02:32 JST, July 2). Many people reported hearing a sonic boom minutes after the meteor exploded, which is considered rare, according to the National Astronomical Observatory....

July 03, 2020

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Three fireballs streak across Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Three fireballs streaked across Cabo Rojo in Puerto Rico on June 16, 2020, between 04:40 and 06:08 UTC (00:40 and 02:08 LT). The objects were recorded within a 90-minute period, facing slightly northwestern. Earlier this year, a bright daylight fireball was...

June 22, 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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Bright fireball seen over eastern U.S. and Ontario, Canada

A bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Tennessee, U.S., at around 01:41 UTC on June 8, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 174 reports from witnesses, including those as far north as Ontario, Canada. The fireball was primarily...

June 09, 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

puerto rico fireball jan 18 2020

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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Very bright daylight fireball over Ontario, Canada

A very bright daylight fireball was seen streaking across the sky over Ontario, Canada at 22:28 UTC on October 29, 2019 (18:28 LT). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received just 3 reports by November 3. Paul Delaney from York University said the object had...

November 03, 2019

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Bright green fireball blazes over Ireland

A bright green meteor flashed through the night sky over Ireland before 19:00 LT on October 29, 2019. So far, 71 reports about the fireball were logged with the American Meteor Society (AMS). "We received 71 reports about a fireball seen over County Cavan,...

October 30, 2019

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Spectacular meteor seen shooting across central Trinidad

A local from central Trinidad caught footage of a meteor flashing across the night sky over Trinidad on October 15, 2019. According to Trinidad and Tobago Weather Center, the meteor was spotted sometime between 23:00 and midnight UTC (19:00 - 20:00 LT). The meteor...

October 20, 2019

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Bright fireball seen over eastern France

A brilliant meteor was spotted in the Eastern part of France at 04:48 UTC on October 13, 2019. The fireball was seen not only from France but also from parts of Germany, all over Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands. ​The Fireball Recovery and...

October 14, 2019

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Midnight sky lights up as bright fireball explodes over Northeast China

A brilliant meteor lit up the midnight sky over Northeast China at 18:16 UTC on October 10, 2019 (00:16 LT, October 11). The night briefly turned into a day as the fireball streaked through the clouds. Videos of the meteor were caught by surveillance cameras in the...

October 14, 2019

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Big fireball seen over Ireland, Scotland, and Wales

A big fireball was observed over Ireland and western parts of the UK at 21:00 LT on October 4, 2019. It is still uncertain whether it was one solitary object or two fireballs. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 22 reports from eyewitnesses in Ireland,...

October 08, 2019

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Bright daylight fireball explodes over Queensland, Australia

A bright daylight meteor exploded over Far North Queensland, Australia around 13:40 LT on October 1, 2019. The event lasted several seconds. Residents described it as 'very bright flash of light, followed by a sonic boom which 'shook the ground.' Some...

October 02, 2019

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Bright daylight fireball over northern Germany

A bright daylight fireball flew over Poland and northern Germany around 17:32 UTC on September 27, 2019. This is the second daylight meteor event over northern Germany this month. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 150 eyewitness reports, mostly from...

September 30, 2019

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Bright fireball explodes over Tasmania and Victoria, Australia

A bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky between Tasmania and Victoria, Australia around 10:31 UTC (20:41 AEST) on September 20, 2019. The event was followed by what some residents described as 'massive big bang.' "We are certainly...

September 23, 2019

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Bright daylight meteor over northern Germany

A bright daylight meteor was recorded above northern Germany at 12:49 UTC on September 12, 2019. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 496 reports by 10:30 UTC (September 13) from the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. The Center for Near Earth...

September 12, 2019