Articles tagged "meteor activity"

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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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Long-lasting fireball over Puerto Rico

A large meteor entered the atmosphere over the Caribbean Sea at around 08:55 UTC (04:55 LT) on July 16, 2021, and was visible for 27 seconds. The object had a turquoise green color, suggesting it contained magnesium and copper. Eddie Irizarry, vice president of the...

July 20, 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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Earth-grazer fireball recorded over Rio Grande do Sul on Sunday may have interstellar origin, Brazil

An earth-grazer fireball recorded over the Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil on Sunday, May 30, 2021, may have been from an interstellar meteoroid, according to the Brazilian Meteor Watch Network (BRAMON). It was the third fireball sighting in a week for the country, with...

June 02, 2021

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Bright meteor recorded over Cordoba, Spain

A bright meteor was recorded over Cordoba, Spain at 02:12 UTC on June 2, 2021, and recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), La...

June 02, 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

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Daylight fireball recorded over Bahia, sonic boom reported, Brazil

A daylight fireball was recorded over the sky of Bahia, Brazil at around 13:02 UTC (10:02 LT) on Monday, May 17, 2021. The event was followed by a sonic boom heard by residents of the Macaúbas Brotas region. The bolide was detected by the GOES-16 weather...

May 18, 2021

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Slow-moving fireball over the Mediterranean Sea

A slow-moving fireball was recorded over the Mediterranean Sea, between the coasts of Spain and Morocco, at 02:25 UTC on May 14, 2021. The fireball was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 68 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of...

May 15, 2021

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Daylight fireball over San Francisco, California

A daylight fireball was recorded over Southern California, U.S. at around 02:19 UTC on May 14, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 34 reports and 1 video. Daylight fireball over California on May 14, 2021 - heatmap + trajectory. Credit: AMS Featured...

May 14, 2021

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Bright fireball streaks across the sky over Minnesota

A bright fireball streaked across the sky over Minnesota at around 08:03 UTC on May 9, 2021. The event lasted several seconds before the object fragmented and disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 39 reports by early Monday morning, from users in...

May 10, 2021

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Bright fireball lights up the sky over southern France

A bright fireball streaked across southern France at 20:28 UTC (22:28 LT) on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The fireball traveled over the Gulf of Lion, from Marseille to Montpellier. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 579 reports, from France, Italy, and...

April 26, 2021

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Earth-grazing fireball recorded over Spain

An Earth-grazing fireball was recorded over Span at about 20:10 UTC on April 16, 2021. The event lasted for almost 50 seconds and was seen over much of the country. According to an analysis by Dr. Jose M. Madiedo of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia...

April 18, 2021

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Bright fireball explodes between Florida and The Bahamas

A bright fireball exploded between Florida and The Bahamas at around 02:18 UTC on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 205 reports and 9 videos. The fireball moved in a south to north direction, NE of West Palm Beach,...

April 13, 2021

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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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Rare daylight fireball over the English Channel, sonic boom reported

A rare daylight fireball was observed over the English Channel at 14:50 UTC on March 20, 2021. The event was followed by a sonic boom, heard by many people from the UK. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 131 reports so far. The event was mainly seen from the...

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 blue fireball lights up night sky over Mallorca, Spain

A bright fireball streaked across the skies of Mallorca, Spain, at around 20:17 UTC (21:17 LT) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Sources from the Institute of Space Sciences said that their experts are now working on the reconstruction of the orbit and trajectory of...

February 25, 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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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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AMS camera system detects meteor outburst of unknown origin

The American Meteor Society (AMS) camera system captured a swarm of 7 bright meteors of unknown origin within just 3 seconds of one another at 11:50 UTC on January 18, 2021. Five of the seven meteor paths intersected in an area just east of the 3rd magnitude star...

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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Bright fireball explodes over Norway, ground impact recorded south of Løten

A bright fireball exploded over Norway at 23:21 UTC on January 4, 2021 (00:21 LT, January 5), producing a loud bang that was heard by many people, particularly those in Ullensaker. Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR) said ground impact was recorded at 23:24 UTC, 15 to...

January 12, 2021