Meteor fireball lit up the night skies over several US states

On March 25, around 10:40 p.m. EDT, a smoke tow could have been seen on the night sky of several US states. Residents from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York reported that they witnessed a color-changing fireball crossing the sky. The American Meteor Society receives seven different reports on the event. The common belief: it must have been a meteorite entering the atmosphere. The interference with the atmosphere causes the object to burst into a meteor. Friction, pressure, and chemical interactions with the atmospheric gases are the ones lightening the piece…

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New Jersey official believes loud noise, shaking was sonic boom

Favorable wind directions, temperatures and atmospheric conditions could have contributed to a possible sonic boom occurring on Thursday morning, officials said. Between 9:25 and 9:30 a.m. Thursday, people as far north as Forked River, as west as Hammonton and south as Sea Isle City reported a loud boom and shake. The noise was described as a noisy truck going by, with something falling out of it. My house was shaking in Hammonton, about 3 shakes over 5-7 seconds — Frank Intessimoni (@SJmedic911) February 27, 2020 Winds were very strong, getting…

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Video captures meteor fireball streaking over Florida

The spectacular phenomenon, often referred to as a “shooting star”, occurs when a meteor enters the atmosphere where it then burns, producing a streak of light visible from our planet. Captivating footage of a meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere over Lakeland, Florida has been posted by the American Meteor Society. In a four-second video, the celestial body is seen streaking across the sky, leaving a blazing trail behind it before disappearing completely. Source

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Meteor fireball filmed above Wigan, UK

A British man has inadvertently captured stunning CCTV footage of a meteor hurtling through the skies over Wigan. Blake Kerwin, 22, filmed the extraterrestrial incident on his home security camera in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Mr Kerwin was reportedly awoken by a notification on his phone linked to the home CCTV. The flyby appeared so close his security system alerted him it had detected suspicious movements outside his home. Only when the Wigan resident reviewed the footage did he release he had filmed a fireball. The hi-res black…

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Fireball meteor seen over Seville in Andalucía, Spain

On Saturday night, at approximately 8:33 local time, a fireball could be seen in the Andalucían night sky. It could be observed in Seville, Granada and Almería. The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucía and head investigator José María Madiedo has analysed the meteorite and concluded that it was a rock that had detached from a bigger asteroid and made its way into our atmosphere with a speed of 54,000 kilometres per hour. The meteor was first spotted at a height of 78 kilometres above Ciudad Real, in Castilla de Mancha.…

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Three fiery meteorites reportedly hit ground in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Three meteorites have reportedly hit the ground close to Sahibabad railway station, Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 5, 2020 according to the Mahanagar Times. Local residents reported seeing three objects falling from the sky at about ten-minute intervals, with thunder-like sounds, which caused panic in the area. Despite heavy rains at the time and attempts at extinguishing the objects by the fire brigade, they continued smouldering for several hours afterwards, producing a noticeable smell. News station TV9 Bharatvarsh has the following report (in Hindi): Source

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Meteor fireball seen over Ohio

A meteor shot across the night sky on Sunday and people in the Miami Valley saw it! This was a special meteor considered to be a fireball. A fireball is just a meteor that is as bright as the planet Venus. These often have a bright tail and sometimes can produce a noise when they flash across the sky. The American Meteor Society keeps track of fireball sightings across the country and according to them, it appeared around 10:22PM on Sunday. There were reports from 16 people that were from…

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Spectacular daytime meteor fireball explodes over Croatia and Slovenia – Shockwave sets off earthquake detectors

A spectacular meteor fireball exploded over Croatia and Slovenia in the northern Balkans today at 10:34 local time (09:34 UTC), Feb 28th. There are numerous reports of a loud sonic boom with the accompanying shockwave which was strong enough to show up on seismographs as an earthquake. The Dubrovnik Times reports that in Zagreb, there was a strong rumble and tremors. A tremor was felt throughout the city, so at first everybody thought that it was an earthquake. Source

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Reports of meteor fireball seen over Aberdeen, Scotland

A number of people have reported seeing what they believe to be a meteor over the north-east. According to the Aberdeen Astronomical Society “a bright light” was seen in the sky above the Bucksburn area shortly before 6am this morning. A number of other witnesses, including people from Ellon, Montrose and even Northumberland reported seeing the object. One eyewitness told the page how they had seen a “single stream that broke up to numerous little flares”. Source

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BEST OF THE WEB: Eerie green meteor fireball turns night into day over Tucson, Arizona

If you looked up at the sky early Wednesday morning, you may have noticed something spectacular. And it definitely wasn’t a bird or a plane. On Wednesday, YouTuber S Paris captured an object zooming through the sky on his dashcam at around 5:30 a.m. In the video’s description, S Paris believes the object that came down is a meteor. With the sun still down, the video showcased a clear visual of the meteor flying through the sky. According to YouTuber, the video was captured on the southeast side of Tucson.…

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Two meteor fireballs sighted across the skies of Spain’s Andalucia – 3 in 4 days

Two large fireballs were seen shooting across the sky during the night of February 18 and 19. They could be observed from different points of the Andalucían provinces of Almería, Granada and Seville. The meteor detection station Calar Alto (CAHA) reported that two large balls of fire were observed shooting across the sky in the early hours of the morning of February 18 and 19. The first one was detected by the CAHA observation station in Almería, but because of the weather conditions (cloudy night skies), the trajectory could not…

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Bright meteor filmed over Andalusia, Spain

© YouTube/Meteors (screen capture) On Feb. 23, at around 0:22 local time, numerous casual eyewitnesses saw a beautiful and bright meteor over the south of Spain. It was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 43,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 70 km over Almería (Andalusia), and ended at a height of around 29 km over the Mediterranean Sea. The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing…

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A falling meteor caught on camera in Russia’s Karelia

The natural phenomenon occurred at 4:35 local time and lasted for about six seconds. A falling meteor was caught on a CCTV camera in the Segezhsky district of the Russian Republic of Karelia. The footage shows a meteor falling at a high speed in the skies above a populated area before a bright flash occurs. The fall of the meteor happened early in the morning and lasted for about six seconds. Eyewitnesses say that the meteor landed with a loud bang. [embedded content] Source

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A falling meteor fireball caught on camera in Russia’s Karelia

The natural phenomenon occurred at 4:35 local time and lasted for about six seconds. A falling meteor was caught on a CCTV camera in the Segezhsky district of the Russian Republic of Karelia. The footage shows a meteor falling at a high speed in the skies above a populated area before a bright flash occurs. The fall of the meteor happened early in the morning and lasted for about six seconds. Eyewitnesses say that the meteor landed with a loud bang. [embedded content] [embedded content] Source

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Bolide lights up night sky over Dominican Republic

On Feb. 21st, a small space rock hit Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over the Caribbean. Although the impact did not occur directly over Puerto Rico, cameras there had no trouble seeing the explosion. Frankie Lucena recorded this footage from Cabo Rojo, PR: “The sky lit up brightly when the meteor hit,” says Lucena. “The flash came from the direction of the Dominican Republic.” Indeed, he continues, “the GOES16 Group Energy Density image shows that it exploded over the Dominican Republic at 07:30 UTC (Feb. 21st): Source

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Huge meteor fireball filmed exploding over Alberta ski resort – 2nd for the province in 10 days

© sunshinevillage A ski resort in Banff National Park captured a massive fireball meteor burning through the sky early in the morning on Wednesday, February 19. Sunshine Village’s IT team checked on their Jackrabbit chairlift camera after hearing reports of an Alberta meteor sighting. As revealed by the time mark on the footage, at around 12:16 a.m, a giant exploding meteor ripped through the sky in the north-east direction. This isn’t the first time this month that Albertans caught a fireball exploding across the sky. Calgarians witnessed a dazzling fireball…

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Videos show meteor fireball exploding over central Mexico

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Meteor fireball captured on camera over eastern England

© Mark PageThe meteor was caught on camera People in Lincolnshire were left amazed after a meteor was spotted streaking across the night sky in Lincolnshire. The meteor was spotted by people across the county and even seen as far away as London. The UK Meteor Network, which tracks the phenomenon in the UK, said it had received 21 reports of the fireball from people living across five counties at 9.52pm last night, Sunday, February 16. The fireball was seen travelling from North to South and cast a bright light…

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Meteor fireball seen over Malaysia and Singapore

A fiery ball of light plummets through the sky as seen from Johor Bahru, Malaysia, in a dashboard camera recording. Some Malaysians and Singaporeans were lucky witnesses to a rare astronomical phenomenon when they saw a fireball fly through the sky, video of which has gone viral today. Dashcam footage of a meteor streaking through the darkness was posted to YouTube by user Violet Crystal, who wrote that it was filmed about 5am on Wednesday in Johor Bahru. The same clip was reposted to the All Singapore Stuff Facebook page…

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Meteorite hits factory compound in Alwar, Rajasthan, India: Reports of 20-feet deep crater

© TIMES NOW/YouTube A meteor shower, that took place at 5:11 am in Itarana Industrial area in Alwar, Rajasthan was captured in videos on Tuesday. Earlier reports had suggested that the meteorite caused a 20-feet deep crater in the factory compound, however, no damage was caused to people living in the vicinity. [embedded content] Comment: A local resident, Rajesh Kumar Gupta, said that he felt an explosion and after leaving his house felt a gust of strong wind, according to reports. Farmers in Fauladpur city of Shahjahanpur also saw the…

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Meteor fireball lights up Alberta sky

‘Shooting stars’ are typically more of a nighttime phenomenon, but a bright flash in the sky over Alberta on Saturday might have been an unusual daytime meteor sighting. The trail of light was captured on film by several viewers in the province, including Tim Wiebe, who found his doorbell camera spotted the streak. [embedded content] According to the American Meteor Society (AMS) website, 20 people in Alberta reported seeing the potential fireball just after 5 p.m. MST on Saturday. Most of those who registered their sightings were in the Calgary…

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Video shows meteor fireball exploding over Northern England

© Gary RogersVideo footage captured the rare phenomenon A stargazer has filmed the moment a meteor ‘exploded’ over his home on Monday night. Aidan Patten captured the incredible footage on the doorbell security camera of his house in Burley-in-Wharfedale. A bright line can be seen descending from the sky above Otley before the ‘explosion’ at around 11.30pm. Aidan recorded the sighting on the UK Meteor Observation Network’s website’s fireball reporting system. [embedded content] There was a flurry of meteor sightings submitted from all over the UK and Europe at the…

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WATCH breathtaking fireball burst into life as it rains down on Russia’s Urals

© Getty Images/Pete SaloutosIllustrative image A meteor which put on a spectacular show as it sped across Russia’s Urals region was caught on camera lighting up the night sky as it erupted in a blaze of glory this week. Photographer Ilya Jankowsky captured the stunning spectacle in the town of Irbit in Sverdlovsk Oblast on Thursday night. [embedded content] The amateur astronomer captured footage of the impressive natural light show as a meteor shower swept across the Urals. The meteor erupted into life as it burned up while entering Earth’s…

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Another breathtaking meteor fireball event, this time over Russia’s Urals

A meteor which put on a spectacular show as it sped across Russia’s Urals region was caught on camera lighting up the night sky as it erupted in a blaze of glory this week. Photographer Ilya Jankowsky captured the stunning spectacle in the town of Irbit in Sverdlovsk Oblast on Thursday night. [embedded content] The amateur astronomer captured footage of the impressive natural light show as a meteor shower swept across the Urals. The meteor erupted into life as it burned up while entering Earth’s atmosphere shortly after 3am local…

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Spectacular meteor fireball over Southern California was small asteroid or comet fragment, NOT space debris re-entry

Residents in Southern California were treated to a bright sight Wednesday night, prompting many to take to social media. An apparent meteor flashed over the region and was caught on camera. On social media, residents took video of the large bright light resembling a meteor as it flashed across the night sky. Video from a person in San Diego showed streaking lights as it broke into several smaller pieces and dropped out of sight. Several Southern California residents called into the ABC7 newsroom saying they saw the apparent meteor. Source

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Large meteor fireball explodes over Andalusia, Spain – Meteorites possible

© YouTube/Meteors (screen capture) The YouTube channel Meteors has uploaded a video of a large meteor fireball exploding over Andalusia, Spain on January 29. [embedded content] (Translated by google) A rock from an asteroid has entered sharply into the Earth’s atmosphere at 0:08 am on January 29, generating a brilliant fireball that has been seen from more than 400 kilometers away. In fact, its luminosity has been greater than that of the full moon. The phenomenon has been able to be recorded by the detectors that the Southwest Europe Meteor…

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Apparent meteor fireball seen on video flashes across night sky in Southern California

Residents in Southern California were treated to a bright sight Wednesday night, prompting many to take to social media. An apparent meteor flashed over the region and was caught on camera. On social media, residents took video of the large bright light resembling a meteor as it flashed across the night sky. Video from a person in San Diego showed streaking lights as it broke into several smaller pieces and dropped out of sight. Several Southern California residents called into the ABC7 newsroom saying they saw the apparent meteor. Source

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