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NASA says 'boom' and shaking in Virginia was a fireball

Satellite data picked up on lightning flashes over Hardy county Friday morning yet there were no storms. This is why we think a meteor strike is possible.

Satellite data picked up on lightning flashes over Hardy county Friday morning yet there were no storms. This is why we think a meteor strike is possible.
Numerous reports came in all across the Harrisonburg, Virginia, area Friday morning of a "boom" and ground shaking.

NASA says this was a fireball exploding in the sky. Power outages were also reported in Hardy County.

Initial reports came in as a possible explosion in Shenandoah County, but no explosion was found.

WHSV reported that suspicions then turned to a possible earthquake. Dozens of earthquake reports were sent to Volcanodiscovery.com, but an earthquake was not reported by the USGS.


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Meteor fireball seen over Shanghai, China

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We received 4 reports about a fireball seen over Shanghai and Shanghai Shi on Saturday, September 18th 2021 around 20:41 UT.

For this event, we received 4 videos and 4 photos.


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Very bright meteor fireball falls in Spain (Sept. 15)

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On 15 September 2021, at 22:25 local time (equivalent to 20:25universal time), a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid impacted the atmosphere at about 76,000 km / h over the south of Spain.

The high temperature reached during its atmospheric entry gave rise to a fireball that began at a height of around 91 km over the province of Badajoz. The fireball moved northwest and ended at a height of about 22 km above the same province.

The bolide was seen by a wide number of casual eyewitnesses along the country. The preliminary analysis of this event shows that the rock was not fully destroyed: a small part of the object could survive and reach the ground as a meteorite. The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing stations located at the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra, La Hita, and Sevilla.

The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Meteor fireball over Germany, Austria and Czech Republic

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We received 15 reports about a fireball seen over Bayern, Brandenburg, Niedersachsen, Pardubický kraj, Sachsen, Salzburg, Saxony, Thüringen and Wien on Monday, September 13th 2021 around 18:06 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos and 9 photos.


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Meteor fireball over Morocco (Sept. 11)

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This fireball was recorded from Spain on the night of 11 September 2021, at 5:25 local time ( 3:25UT).

The bright meteor was produced by the entry in the atmosphere of a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet at about 245,000 km / h. The high temperature reached during the atmospheric entry gave rise to a fireball that began at a height of around 128 km over the region of La Oriental (northeast of Morocco).

The fireball moved northwest and ended at a height of about 77 km above the same region. The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing stations located at the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra, La Hita, and Sevilla. The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).5:25Peninsular local time.


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Meteor fireball over Spain on September 9

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On 9 September 2021, at about 0:47h local time, a bright fireball was spotted over the center of Spain. This bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 72,000 km / h.

The fireball overflew the province of Ciudad Real (region of Castilla-La Mancha).

It began over that province at an altitude of about 98 km, and ended at a height of around 35 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 located at Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), La Sagra (Granada), Calar Alto (Almería) ), Sierra Nevada (Granada), and Madrid (Jaime Izquierdo, Complutense University of Madrid).


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Meteor fireball seen over Denmark and Germany

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We received 61 reports about a fireball seen over Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringen on Thursday, September 9th 2021 around 19:36 UT.

For this event, we received 4 videos and 5 photos.


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Meteor fireball seen over Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France

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We received 70 reports about a fireball seen over Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Baden-Württemberg, Basel-Landschaft, Berne, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Canton of Bern, Fribourg, Grand Est, Graubünden, Lombardia, Neuchâtel, Piemont, Piemonte, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Rheinland-Pfalz, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino and Trentino-Alto on Monday, September 6th 2021 around 18:33 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos and 3 photos.


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Spectacular meteor fireball lights up night sky over northern France and southern UK

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Meteor fireball over the sky of Brittany on September 5, 2021.
We received 379 reports about a fireball seen over Île-de-France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Brittany, Centre-Val de Loire, Cymru, England, Hauts-de-France, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, St Helier, St Martin, Vale and Wales on Sunday, September 5th 2021 around 21:47 UT.

For this event, we received 5 videos and one photo.


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Meteor fireball seen over Indiana and 7 other states

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We received 37 reports about a fireball seen over AL, GA, IL, IN, KY, OH, SC and TN on Thursday, September 2nd 2021 around 10:12 UT.

For this event, we received one video.