Green meteor fireball reported over the Netherlands and Belgium

© René van Oostveen A green meteor fireball was spotted by many in the early morning, around 7.50 AM, on Friday January, 22nd, across large parts of the Netherlands and some parts of Belgium. Twitter users described the fireball as a “green ball” or a “green flash of light”. One Twitter user wrote: “Very bright meteor was visible around 7.52 AM which was moving south.” According to meteorologist Michiel Severin, reports about the fireball mostly came from northern, mid, and western parts of the Netherlands. The meteor fireball was captured…

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Bright meteor fireball observed over wide areas of Japan

© twitter People in many parts of Japan have reported seeing what appeared to be a fireball flashing through the sky on Wednesday night. Eyewitness reports were posted on social media about the phenomenon that was observed shortly after 8:30 p.m. in regions including Kanto, Tokai and Kinki. A video taken by an NHK camera in the western prefecture of Osaka shows a ball of light streaking across the sky for several seconds at around that time. Fujii Daichi, a curator who specializes in astronomy at the Hiratsuka City Museum,…

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Meteor fireball booms over eastern USA as witnesses report being ‘scared’ by burst of light

A bright blast of light lit up the skies across eastern USA on Saturday, as a meteor entered the atmosphere above the coast of North Carolina. The blast was so big that it could be seen across three different states – Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina – as well as Washington DC. Footage of the event was captured by a back garden security camera. The film shows the black of night suddenly turn bright as a streak of light ventures through the sky. Dozens of people headed to the…

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Watch meteor fireball streak over Sydney, Australia – ‘Most insane thing I’ve ever seen’

Video has emerged of a sizeable fireball hurtling across the horizon during the weekend. Dramatic footage shared online clearly depict the space rock glowing bright against the inky black night sky. During this period, the meteor is incinerating as it encounters Earth’s thick atmosphere approximately 50 miles (80km) up. Sydney residents flocked to Twitter to share their excitement at spotting the meteor. Ron Sweeney tweeted: “Did anyone see a meteor/comet/piece of junk flash east to west across the Sydney sky tonight? “Very visible and appeared to be low in the…

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Suspected bolide observed over Spain’s Galicia region, loud boom reported

© InfoBierzo According to Marca, early this morning (18th Jan) at 01:10 am, a ‘great ball of fire’ illuminated the skies of Galicia, Castilla y León (El Bierzo) and Portugal . The suspected bolide was accompanied by a loud roar that was heard minutes after the sky was tinted green, orange or blue . This spectacular phenomenon, as published by ‘El Faro de Vigo’, has been seen and heard in Vigo, Pontevedra, O Grove, Ourense, Sanxenxo, Lugo, Chantada, Santiago, Ponferrada or León. A video was uploaded to YouTube: [embedded content]…

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Bright meteor fireball over the Mediterranean Sea (Jan. 13)

This beautiful meteor was spotted form Spain on 2021 January 13 at 22:10 local time (equivalent to 21:10 universal time). It overflew the north of Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea. The bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 65,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 106 km over the north of Morocco, and ended at a height of around 65 km over the Mediterranean Sea, after traveling about 55 km in the Earth’s atmosphere. The event was recorded in the…

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Meteor fireball over San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

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‘Loud boom’ sounds reported in several North Carolina counties

© WFMY Across several North Carolina counties, thousands of people reported hearing loud “boom” sounds late Saturday afternoon. No official explanation for the mysterious noises has been issued as of Sunday morning. WFMY News 2 is continuing to reach out to officials about the “booms,” and this article will be updated as we learn more. In terms of location, viewers reported hearing the sounds in Forsyth, Yadkin, Stokes, Davie, Rockingham, and Surry counties. On social media, descriptions of the boom’s impact range from simply hearing the noises to people’s homes…

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Bright meteor fireball explodes over Norway

© Norwegian Meteor Network / Solar Observatory at Harestua On the night of 5 January 2021 at 00:21:38, a large meteor fireball lit up the sky over Eastern Norway reports the Norwegian Meteorite Network, and may have produced meteorites. According to the Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR) website infrasound stations on Løten registered signals from the meteor which was heard by people living in Ullensaker. The Norwegian Meteor Network / Solar Observatory at Harestua recorded the event: [embedded content] Source

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Daytime meteor fireball filmed over Hiratsuka, Japan

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Meteor fireball filmed over the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

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Meteor fireball lights up night sky over Antipolo, Philippines

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Mysterious meteor fireball spotted in United Arab Emirates skies

© AstronomyCenter/Twitter The rare occurrence lit up the evening sky for about 4 seconds. A fireball streaked across the Abu Dhabi sky on Friday evening. According to the International Astronomy Centre (ISC), it was spotted at 6.32pm and lit the evening sky for about four seconds. It was detected by the ISC’s UAE Meteor Monitoring Network. “The centre is analysing whether a part of the fireball reached the ground.” Fireball is another term for a very bright meteor. In March 2019, a fireball was spotted in the UAE sky. Mohammed…

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Montana Learning Center catches video of a meteor fireball over Canyon Ferry

The Montana Learning Center (MLC) at Canyon Ferry was able to capture video of a fireball that streaked across the sky on December 29 thanks to their new meteor tracking technology. Believed to be the first of its kind installed in Montana, the All Sky Fireball Camera System is capable of giving a 3D atmospheric trajectory of meteors as well as their velocity, magnitude, pre-atmospheric mass estimate for the meteoroid and determine the orbit of the meteoroid prior to hitting Earth. MLC director Ryan Hannahoe says they were lucky to…

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Meteor fireball as bright as full moon over Spain on January 2

On 2 January 2021, at about 5:08 local time, a fireball as bright as the full Moon was spotted over the south of Spain. 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 of about 113 km over Andalusia (south of Spain), and ended at a height of around 58 km. This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations…

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Loud boom heard in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky tri-state area

© WEHT A loud boom could be heard in various communities across the Tri-State around 2 p.m. Friday, leaving numerous residents wondering what it was. “The whole apartment shook so I was pretty confused. I didn’t know what was going on,” said Rita Langston of Henderson. That’s the mystery that has the Tri-State talking as we start off the new year. What was that boom? It even took social media by storm with comments rolling in on a post made on the Henderson Watch Facebook page. “Some of them were…

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‘Booming noise’ prompts police investigation in Muskego, Wisconsin

© myjournalcourier.com Muskego police said Sunday, Dec. 27 they couldn’t determine what caused some loud booming noises that caused a flurry of questions online. Several people said they got up to check for damage because the sound was so loud. They found nothing, just like Muskego police. Instead, they may have witnessed a relatively rare weather phenomenon. Just after noon on Sunday, the noise ruffled some feathers in southeastern Wisconsin. “I was watching TV and then I heard a really loud boom,” said Michelle Bykowski. “Kinda sounded like something happened…

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Cause of mysterious booms leaves Tucson, Arizona residents shaking for answers

© KVOA Whether it be from an earthquake, a UFO or something else entirely, Tucsonans are working on trying to figure out what shook the Old Pueblo Tuesday morning. Loud booms followed by ground shakes were observed by various residents across Tucson at around 11 a.m. Tuesday. Reports of the booms came from various parts of the Old Pueblo, including Marana, the Catalina Foothills and the southwest side of town. While many Tucsonans speculated that the cause may have been from an earthquake, News 4 Tucson Chief Meteorologist Matt Brode…

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Did a huge fireball crash near a lake in Allegan County, Michigan?

Some Allegan County residents claim to have seen a huge fireball coming from the sky before crashing into Allegan Lake. Holy crap did anybody see that huge flaming ball crash by lake allegan ~Robert James Some residents in Allegan are left scratching their heads this morning wondering just what happened Sunday evening. An Allegan area resident posted to a social media group called Allegan County Informed on the evening of Sunday, December 27 stating he saw a large fireball come from the sky before crashing into Allegan Lake. The alleged…

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Meteor fireball lights up sky from New Jersey to North Carolina

A large meteor streaked across the sky along the East Coast Monday evening, prompting two dozen reports to the American Meteor Society with an hour. The fireball was seen from New Jersey to North Carolina right around 7:30 p.m. People reported it as very bright, moving from left to right and seeming to dissolve or flame out at the end. Color reports varied from bright white to orange, red, yellow and ending in green. One observer wrote it looked like a “trail of fire in the sky.” The American Meteor…

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‘Sonic boom’ sends people into a tizzy in Chandigarh, India

© Tribune (file photo) A loud thumping sound echoed across the tri-city on Tuesday evening. Residents were shocked wondering what had happened. People heard a thumping sound as their doors, windows and cars shook around 8 pm. “I was surfing the Internet when I heard a loud sound as if someone had smashed my door. I ignored it, but later got calls from my friends, who said they had a similar experience,” said Kunal, a Mohali resident. “I was sitting in my car when it suddenly shook to my utter…

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Meteor fireball falls from the sky north of Sandpoint, Idaho

© KTVB A KREM viewer captured video of a meteor falling north of Sandpoint on Dec. 23. In the video, a fireball is seen falling from the sky. It flares brightly before disappearing behind a small mountain ridge, according to the KREM viewer who sent in the video. The video was captured at his mother’s Upper Pack River Valley home about 15 miles north of Sandpoint. There are three other reports of people witnessing a fireball in Idaho that night according to the American Meteor Society. However verification of those…

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Asteroid bigger than the Statue of Liberty will fly past Earth on Christmas Day, NASA says

© Daily Mail, UKThe asteroid could be more than twice the size as the Statue of Liberty (305 feet) or Elizabeth Tower (better known as Big Ben) and bigger than Salisbury Cathedral (404 feet) An asteroid bigger than the Statue of Liberty will fly past Earth at 8:20pm GMT on Christmas Day, according to data from NASA’s Center for Near Earth Studies. The asteroid, called 2014 SD224, will come within 0.02019 astronomical units, or nearly 1.9 million miles, from the Earth’s surface. 2014 SD224 has a diameter anywhere between 302…

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Meteor fireball lights up sky over Alabama

A meteor was captured on camera in Marshall County, Alabama, on the evening of December 22, as it hurtled across the sky. This clip, posted by Michael Brooks on Twitter, shows the fireball as viewed from Lake Guntersville. The meteor moved at 29,000 miles per hour according to Dr Bill Cooke, Meteoroid Environment Program Manager at NASA, as reported by local meteorologist Jason Simpson. [embedded content] Credit: Michael Brooks via Storyful Source

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Meteor fireball lights up Yushu city China

A suspected low-flying meteor has lit up the sky in northwestern China’s Yushu City on December 23. Video from the event in the city in China’s Qinghai Province showed a bright fireball streaking across and lighting the dark sky. © WeiboThis shot of the meteor was taken from a plane. According to reports, the fireball was probably a bolide and it might have dropped several meteorite fragments somewhere in the area. A bolide is a very bright meteor. [embedded content] Chinese social media reported users as saying there was a…

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