Articles tagged "fireballs"

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Bright fireball lights up night sky over Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

A brilliant fireball streaked across Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, leaving witnesses in awe as the meteor turned the night sky into a day. Authorities and experts said they will provide more information after the analysis. Footage of the event...

April 09, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Spain on March 28, 2021

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at about 04:21 UTC on March 28, 2021. The bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 96 000 km/h, said Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, principal investigator of the SMART Project and...

March 29, 2021

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Very bright fireball explodes over Sulawesi, Indonesia

A very bright fireball exploded over Sulawesi, Indonesia at around 14:20 UTC (21:20 WIB) on March 16, 2021, briefly turning night into day. Videos from the event show a bright fireball streaking across Pagimana District, Banggai Regency, Central Sulawesi. A sonic...

March 22, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania, U.S.

A very bright fireball was recorded over Pennsylvania, U.S. at around 04:25 UTC (00:25 EDT) on March 21, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 263 reports, mostly from Pennsylvania, but users from Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky,...

March 22, 2021

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Fireball seen north of Los Angeles, southern California

More than 80 people submitted their eyewitness reports to the American Meteor Society (AMS) after a bright fireball streaked through the night sky over southern California at 02:49 UTC on March 21, 2021 (19:49 PDT, March 20). According to NASA Meteor Watch, the...

March 22, 2021

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Bright fireball over Tampa Bay, Florida

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 61 reports about a fireball seen over Florida and Georiga, U.S. around 00:32 UTC on March 21, 2021. Even though there was significant cloud cover, tens of eyewitnesses in middle Florida reported seeing a bright fireball at...

March 22, 2021

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Fireball streaks across Vermont, producing loud boom and shock waves that rattled buildings, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Vermont, U.S., at around 22:36 UTC on Sunday, March 7, 2021. According to NASA, the meteor traveled at a speed of around 66 000 km/h (42 000 mph), producing a loud boom as it "fragmented so violently"...

March 11, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over the United Kingdom, meteorites possible in Gloucestershire

A large slow-moving fireball was observed over the United Kingdom at around 21:55 UTC on February 28, 2021. Meteorites may have been dropped in Gloucestershire. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 846 reports by early March 1. The event was recorded on many...

March 01, 2021

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Bright fireball streaks across Alberta, Canada

A brilliant fireball streaked across the skies of Alberta, Canada, at 13:23 UTC (06:23 LT) on Monday, February 22, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 400 reports and 100+ videos from witnesses as far north as Pink Mountain in British...

February 23, 2021

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Twilight fireball over Belgium

A bright fireball streaked through the early morning sky over Belgium at 06:52 UTC on January 22, 2021. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 192 reports from the Netherlands, Belgium, northern France, and England, UK. According to FRIPON, some...

January 25, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Madrid, Spain

A very bright fireball was spotted over Madrid at about 02:56 UTC on January 21, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). The bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the...

January 22, 2021

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Bright fireball seen over wide areas of Japan

A bright fireball was seen and recorded over Japan at 11:32 UTC on January 20, 2021 (20:32 JST). The object was seen for several seconds over wide areas of Japan, including Kanto, Tokai, and Kinki. Fujii Daichi, a curator who specializes in astronomy at the...

January 21, 2021

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Large fireball explodes over Galicia, loud boom reported, Spain

A large fireball streaked across the skies of Galicia in Spain at 00:10 UTC (01:10 LT) on Monday, January 18, 2021. Witnesses reported hearing a loud roar minutes after the meteor exploded. The Spanish Fireball and Meteorite Research Network (SPMN) have started...

January 18, 2021

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Daylight fireball over Bahia, Brazil

A bright daylight fireball was recorded above Bahia, Brazil at 18:59 UTC on January 2, 2021 (15:59 LT). The event reportedly scared some of the residents of central Bahia. The bolide was also recorded by NOAA/GOES-16 satellite. Featured image credit: BRAMON...

January 04, 2021

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Fireball as bright as the full Moon spotted over southern Spain

A fireball as bright as the full Moon was recorded streaking through the night sky over southern Span at 04:08 UTC on January 2, 2021. This bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 230 000 km/h. The fireball began at an altitude...

January 03, 2021

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Spectacular fireball explodes over China's Yushu City, the largest fireball event since December 2018

A spectacular fireball exploded over northwestern China's Yushu City, Qinghai Province at around 23:23 UTC on December 22, 2020 (07:23 LT, December 23). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. Many locals reported hearing a series of loud bangs. The event was...

December 24, 2020

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Bright fireball over Sao Paulo, Brazil

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over the state of São Paulo, Brazil at 00:35 UTC on December 16, 2020. The event was recorded by several BRAMON (Bramon Brazilian Meteor Observation Network) cameras as well as residents. The event lasted up to...

December 18, 2020

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Bright meteor over the Mediterranean Sea

This meteor overflew the Mediterranean Sea at 23:40 UTC on December 2, 2020, and was recorded from Spain in the framework of the SMART project. The bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 147 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of...

December 04, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over southern Texas

A bright fireball exploded over southern Texas, U.S. at around 02:58 UTC on November 20, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 50 reports from Texas, U.S., and Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Fireball over southern Texas on November 3, 2020 - heatmap. Credit: AMS...

November 21, 2020

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Very bright fireball explodes over southern Spain

A very bright fireball exploded over southern Spain, on Monday, November 16, 2020. The object entered the atmosphere at an altitude of about 132 km (82 miles) over Andalucia and ended at a height of about 61 km (38 mph) over southern Portugal. The fireball was...

November 17, 2020

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Very bright fireball over Sweden, deep exploding sounds reported

A very bright fireball was observed and captured on camera as it streaked through the sky over Sweden at around 21:27 UTC on November 7, 2020. It's possible pieces of the object survived atmospheric entry. Residents living close to the trajectory reported deep...

November 10, 2020

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Bright meteor over the Mediterranean Sea

This beautiful meteor spotted from Spain overflew the Mediterranean Sea at about 03:13 UTC on November 8, 2020 (04:13 LT). It was generated by a rock from Comet Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 101 000 km/h. The visual part of the event began at an altitude...

November 10, 2020

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Bright fireball over Connecticut and New York, U.S.

A bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Connecticut and New York, U.S. at 02:22 UTC on November 9, 2020 (19:22 EST, November 8). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 210 reports from 12 states, including Massachusetts,...

November 09, 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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Two fireballs over the southern Spain

Two bright meteors were recorded over southern Spain on October 11, 2020. The first of them was spotted at about 19:37 UTC. It was generated by a meteoroid from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at around 58 000 km/h. The event began at an altitude of about 84 km...

October 12, 2020

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Very bright fireball illuminates sky over Japan's Kanto region

A very bright fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Japan's Kanto region at 14:32 UTC (22:30 LT) on August 21, 2020. This is the second notable meteor event in Japan since July 1. One of the many eyewitnesses described it as a completely red...

August 25, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over the city of Linyi, China's Shandong Province

A bright fireball exploded over the Chinese city of Linyi, Shandong Province at 14:59 UTC on August 16, 2020 (22:59 LT). The event was captured on camera run by the Chinese Meteor Monitoring Organization (CMMO). According to the CMMO's Linyi observation station,...

August 18, 2020

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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