Articles tagged "meteor activity"

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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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Spectacular fireball lights up the sky over Mexico, hits land and sparks a fire

A brilliant fireball blazed over northeastern Mexico around 03:14 UTC on October 7, 2020 (22:14 LT on October 6), leaving witnesses and sky observers startled as the space object put on a spectacular display. The meteorite hit a small town in Tamaulipas, sparking a...

October 08, 2020

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Fireball explodes over Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, turning night into day, Brazil

A very bright fireball turned the night sky into a day as it exploded over the Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, Brazil, at around 04:03 UTC (01:30 LT) on October 1, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 35 witness reports, while the Brazilian Meteor...

October 02, 2020

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Bright fireball lights up the sky over Ohio, U.S.

A brilliant fireball exploded over Ohio, U.S. at around 10:24 UTC (06:24 EDT) on September 30, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 701 reports about the meteor, which was observed in more than a dozen states. The event was primarily seen...

October 01, 2020

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Rare Earth-grazing meteoroid recorded over Europe

A rare Earth-grazing meteoroid was spotted around 03:53 UTC on September 22, 2020 above northern Germany and the Netherlands, getting as low as 91 km (56 miles) above the surface -- which is far below any orbiting satellites - before bouncing back into space. The...

September 30, 2020

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Bright fireball streaks across the sky over Canberra, Australia

A bright fireball put on a fantastic display across the skies over Canberra, Australia, on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. A number of residents said the green object flew over the city around 08:45 UTC (18:45 LT). According to ANU astrophysicist Dr. Brad Tucker, the...

September 03, 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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Slow-moving meteor over southern Spain

This stunning and slow meteor overflew southern Spain at 02:02 UTC on August 22, 2020 (04:02 LT). The event was recorded by the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, Sierra Nevada, and Calar Alto. The meteor hit the atmosphere at around 62 000 km/h. It began...

August 25, 2020

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Bright fireball explodes over Greece

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over Greece at 18:36 UTC (21:36 LT) on August 18, 2020. The event was captured on video by a kopaida.gr web camera located in Livadia, central Greece. Featured image credit: kopaida.gr ...

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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Green fireball captured over New South Wales during a thunderstorm, Australia

A green fireball streaked across New South Wales, Australia, at around 07:36 UTC (17:36 LT) on July 13, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received four reports about the event. Many watchers were stunned by the view as the meteor came down during a...

July 22, 2020

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Bright fireball streaks across the night sky over central Florida

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over central Florida at around 00:56 UTC on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 39 reports about the meteor, including from witnesses as far north as DeLand and as far south as Naples....

July 16, 2020

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Meteorites recovered in Chiba weeks after fireball exploded over Tokyo, Japan

A fireball that exploded over Tokyo, Japan, on July 1, 2020, has been identified as a meteor after two meteorites were recovered in the prefecture of Chiba, the National Museum of Nature and Science announced on July 13, 2020. The fragments, which landed on a...

July 15, 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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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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Two fireballs explode within one hour over Belgium, another over southern Germany hours later

Two fireballs occurred within a period of one hour on April 1, 2020, over Belgium. The first one was spotted by the FRIPON network's four stations at around 22:57 UTC while the second was captured by three cameras at 23:33 UTC (00:57 LT and 01:33 LT on April 2,...

April 03, 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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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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Meteorite crashes into Alwar factory compound in Rajasthan, leaves 6 m (20 feet) deep crater, India

A meteorite crashed into a factory compound in Rajasthan's Alwar village, India early Tuesday local time, February 11, 2020, leaving a 6 m (20 feet) deep crater in the compound. The event was captured on videos, showing the sky lit up as the meteor pummels into...

February 12, 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

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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