Articles tagged "fireballs"

europe fireball december 7 2021

Very bright fireball over central Europe

A very bright fireball was seen over central Europe at around 17:29 UTC on December 7, 2021. The event lasted up to 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 34 witness reports from users in...

December 08, 2021

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Bright fireball streaks through the night sky over Indiana, U.S.

A bright fireball was recorded as it streaked through the night sky over Indiana at 01:04 UTC on December 8, 2021. The event lasted about 4 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 39 reports from witnesses in Ilinois, Indiana, Michigan and...

December 08, 2021

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Very bright fireball streaks through the night sky over Idaho, U.S.

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Idaho, U.S. at around 08:40 UTC on December 5, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 5 reports, 2 videos, and 2 photos.1 Image credit: AMS Image credit: Jordan R., AMS...

December 06, 2021

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Amazing Earth-grazing fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

A stunning, slow-moving fireball crossed the night sky over the Mediterranean Sea at 04:08 UTC on December 4, 2021. The bolide was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 83 000 km/h (51 600 mph), according to the principal...

December 06, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Tennessee, U.S.

A bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Tennessee, U.S at around 03:17 UTC on December 1, 2021 (21:19 CST on November 30). The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 40 reports from the southeastern states and 1 video of the...

December 01, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over Los Angeles, California

A slow-moving fireball was seen and recorded over Los Angeles, California at 04:13 UTC on November 25, 2021 (20:13 PST, November 24). The event lasted more than 12 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 75 reports from California and Arizona...

November 25, 2021

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Daylight fireball over the Northeastern U.S.

A daylight fireball was seen just off the coast of New Jersey, U.S. at 21:30 UTC (16:30 EST) on November 13, 2021. The object was seen for more than 4 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 230 reports, mainly from the New Jersey area but...

November 17, 2021

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Very bright fireball seen over western Japan, changing color from green to red

A very bright fireball was seen plummeting toward Earth over western Japan at 14:16 UTC (23:16 JST) on November 10, 2021. The event lasted up to 5 seconds, changing color from green to red as it streaked through the cloudy sky. It was captured by a live camera...

November 12, 2021

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Very bright fireball over North Carolina coincides with the launch of Falcon 9 rocket, U.S.

A very bright fireball was seen over North Carolina at 02:12 UTC on November 11, 2021. Interestingly, the event took place just a few minutes after the Crew-3 Falcon 9 rocket lifted off the pad at Kennedy Space Center, Florida on its way toward the International...

November 11, 2021

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Bright fireball over Georgia and Alabama, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the partially overcast skies over Georgia and Alabama at 23:39 UTC on November 9, 2021. The event was also detected by 3 NASA meteor cameras in the region, allowing the determination of trajectory and orbit.1 The meteor was first...

November 10, 2021

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Bright fireball over Granada, Spain

A bright fireball was observed over the Spanish province of Granada at 19:13 UTC on November 8, 2021. It was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet hitting the atmosphere at about 88 000 km/h (54 680 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 87 km (54...

November 09, 2021

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Extremely bright fireball over southern Croatia

An extremely bright fireball was observed over southern Croatia at 00:05 UTC on November 8, 2021. According to Denis Vida, a meteor physics postdoctoral researcher at Western University, the fireball was brighter than -15M. It ended at the height of 35 km (21 miles)...

November 09, 2021

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Bright North Taurid fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

This bright North Taurid fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea at 22:52 UTC on November 7, 2021. It was produced by a fragment from Comet Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 111 000 km/h (68 970 mph). The fireball began at an altitude of about 101 km (62 mph)...

November 08, 2021

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Bright fireball seen over the Midwest, U.S.

A bright fireball was reported by many eyewitnesses in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Missouri, U.S. at 01:37 UTC on October 31, 2021 (20:34 CDT, October 30). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 101 reports, 1...

November 02, 2021

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Bright fireball over Arkansas, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Arkansas, U.S at around 01:09 UTC on October 20, 2021 (20:09 LT, October 19). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 59 reports1 from users in Arkansan, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and...

October 21, 2021

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Bright fireball recorded over western Hungary

A very bright fireball was recorded over western Hungary at around 16:28 UTC (18:28 LT) on October 20, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 39 reports1 from users in Hungary and neighboring countries of Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, and...

October 21, 2021

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Bright fireball over southern California, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over southern California at around 03:46 UTC on October 17, 2021 (20:45 LT, October 16). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 116 reports1 from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah as well as 2 videos: ...

October 18, 2021

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Bright fireball over southern Georgia, U.S.

A bright fireball was observed over the southeastern United States at around 02:05 UTC on October 11, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 88 witness reports from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The event was...

October 11, 2021

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Bright fireball spotted west of Denver, Colorado

A bright fireball was spotted west of Denver, Colorado at around 10:34 UTC on October 3, 2021. While the event was mainly seen from Colorado, the American Meteor Society (AMS) also received reports from Wyoming and New Mexico. In total, the AMS received 50 reports...

October 04, 2021

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Bright fireball over Spain generated by a meteoroid from Comet D/1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)

A bright fireball was observed by a wide number of eyewitnesses over southern Spain at 19:41 UTC on October 3, 2021. This bright object overflew the province of Granada in Andalusia and was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the...

October 04, 2021

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Bright fireball illuminates the sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Minas Gerais, Brazil at 00:44 UTC on September 30, 2021. The event was recorded by Clima ao Vivo platform cameras from the cities of Itamonte, Varginha and Patos de Minas, in Minas Gerais, and from Rio de...

October 02, 2021

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Boom-like sounds associated with fireball over northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia, U.S.

There are many reports of 'boom-like' sounds associated with a couple of fireball sightings from northern Virginia around 14:30 UTC on September 17 (10:30 EDT). It's possible this event produced meteorites in the northern Virginia/eastern West Virginia...

September 18, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Spain, meteorites likely

A very bright fireball was recorded over southern Spain at 20:25 UTC on September 15, 2021, with parts of it likely surviving the entry. The event lasted about 8 seconds and was seen by a wide number of people across the country. The high temperature reached during...

September 16, 2021

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Very bright and sonic fireball over the English Channel

A very bright and sonic fireball streaked through the night sky over the English Channel at 21:48 UTC on September 5, 2021. The event and was captured by numerous dashcams and Fripon video stations. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received more than 400...

September 06, 2021

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Very bright and low fireball near Ottawa, Canada

A very bright and low fireball was seen and recorded streaking through the night sky over southern Quebec and Ontario, Canada around 02:37 UTC on August 21, 2021. The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received more than 110 witness reports.1 The event lasted...

August 23, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over southern Spain

A slow-moving fireball was spotted over southern Spain at about 00:55 UTC on August 10, 2021. The fireball overflew the provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete in the region of Castilla-La Mancha. This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART Project,...

August 10, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Izmir, sonic boom reported, Turkey

A very bright green fireball illuminated the night sky over the city of Izmir, Turkey around 23:00 UTC on July 30, 2021 (02:00 LT, July 31). The visual part of the event lasted several seconds before the object disintegrated. Several residents reported a sonic...

August 02, 2021

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Very bright fireball over southern Norway, hunt for meteorites underway

A very bright fireball entered Earth's atmosphere over southern Norway at around 23:09 UTC on July 24, 2021 (01:09 LT, July 25). The event lasted for about 5 seconds before the object disintegrated in a series of flashes. ​A spokesperson for the Norwegian...

July 26, 2021

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Bright fireball over Bosnia and Herzegovina

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Bosnia and Herzegovina at 00:10 UTC on July 22, 2021. The event was captured by 9 Global Meteor Network cameras. The fireball ended at the height of 35.2 km (21.9 miles) with a final velocity of 5 km/s....

July 23, 2021

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Bright fireball explodes over Idaho, U.S.

A very bright fireball exploded over Idaho, U.S. at around 04:48 UTC on July 4, 2021. The event lasted 5 or 6 seconds, culminating in a flash that illuminated the sky. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 84 reports from Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah,...

July 08, 2021

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Very bright fireball explodes over Taiwan

A very bright fireball exploded over Taiwan shortly after 16:02 UTC on July 6, 2021 (00:02 LT, July 7). The event lasted around 40 seconds before the object disintegrated. The fireball was recorded by Lulin Observatory, located at the summit of Lulin Mountain in...

July 08, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over central Spain

A slow-moving fireball was recorded over central Spain at 21:49 UTC on July 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). This bolide overflew the province of Cuenca (region of Castilla-La...

July 03, 2021

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Slow-moving meteor from large asteroid 2004 HW puts on spectacular display over Andalucía, Spain

A slow-moving fireball lit up the night sky over Andalucí​a, Spain, at 21:33 UTC (23:33 LT) on Monday, June 14, 2021. The spectacular event was mostly witnessed in the provinces of Sevilla, Malaga, and Cadiz. According to an analysis, the meteor entered the...

June 16, 2021

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Bright green fireball seen over Florida, U.S.

A bright fireball was spotted across Florida, U.S., at around 01:50 UTC on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received at least 73 reports from witnesses across the state, as far north as Jacksonville and as far south as Fort Lauderdale....

June 10, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Almeria, Spain

A very bright fireball was recorded by Calar Alto Observatory (CAHA) in Almeria, Spain at 23:29 UTC on June 5, 2021. Unfortunately, most of Spain was completely covered by clouds and no other station of the other observatories could detect this object, CAHA said in...

June 08, 2021

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Bright fireball spotted over Brazil for the second time in a week

A brilliant fireball was seen across southern Brazil on Thursday, May 27, 2021-- the second time in a week following a sighting on May 22 over the northeast region. The object was seen by witnesses in the Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states. The fireball...

May 28, 2021

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Bright fireball seen over Washington, D.C.

A bright fireball was seen over Washington, D.C. shortly before 02:00 UTC on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (22:00 LT on Tuesday, May 25). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 23 reports from witnesses in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington....

May 27, 2021

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Possible Earth-grazer fireball over Scotland and Northern Ireland, UK

A long-lasting fireball, possibly an Earth-grazer, was recorded over Scotland and Northern Ireland, UK at around 21:54 UTC on May 26, 2021. The event lasted for about 7 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 89 reports from users in the counties of...

May 27, 2021

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Brilliant fireball streaks across northeast Brazil

A bright fireball streaked across northeast Brazil at around 22:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The phenomenon was witnessed by residents in Paraiba, Pernambuco, and Rio Grande do Norte. Based on videos captured by the Brazilian Meteor Observation...

May 25, 2021

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Bright green fireball streaks through the night sky over Morocco

A bright green fireball was recorded streaking through the night sky over Marocco at around 20:31 UTC on May 17, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 5 reports from Casablanca-Settat, Drâa-Tafilalet, Marrakesh-Safi and Souss Massa,...

May 19, 2021