Articles tagged "meteor activity"

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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

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Bright fireball over Kamchatka, Russia

A bright meteor was reported over the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, on Tuesday morning, January 12, 2021. The object burnt up before reaching the ground and was less than 10 m (33 feet) in diameter, preliminary assessments suggested. "We were shown a video which...

January 12, 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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Three fireballs over Spain on November 21

Three bright meteors were recorded over Spain on November 21 - at 01:32, 01:47 UTC, and 02:21 UTC. The first was generated by a meteoroid produced by Comet Encke that hit the atmosphere at around 101 000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 105 km (65 miles) over...

November 23, 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, slow-moving fireball recorded over central Europe

A very bright, slow-moving fireball was recorded over central Europe at 03:46 UTC on November 19, 2020. The event lasted some 18 seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 34 reports from witnesses in Germany,...

November 20, 2020

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CSIRO research vessel Investigator films bright green meteor breaking up off the southern coast of Tasmania, Australia

A bright green meteor was spotted by the crew of the research vessel Investigator, operated by Australia's national science agency -- CSIRO -- at 10:21 UTC on November 18, 2020. The vessel was located off the southern coast of Tasmania, Australia at the time of...

November 19, 2020

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Bright Leonid fireball explodes over Missouri

A bright Leonid fireball exploded over Missouri, U.S. at around 11:24 UTC on November 18, 2020 (05:24 CST). The event was so bright that it cast shadows and momentarily blinded the Missouri Skies Observatory camera located in Albany, Missouri. The American Meteor...

November 19, 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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Brilliant fireball explodes over the eastern U.S.

A bright fireball streaked across the night sky over the eastern U.S. at around 23:30 UTC (18:30 LT) on October 31, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 247 reports from eyewitnesses, most of whom described the object as the "brightest" and...

November 04, 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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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