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Meteor fireball over Morocco and Spain on December 4

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On 4 December 2021, at about 5:08 local time (equivalent to 4:08 universal time), this stunning slow fireball crossed the night sky and was recorded from. This bolide was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 83,000 km/h.

The fireball began at an altitude of about 99 km over the north of Morocco, moved northeast following an almost parallel trajectory with respect to the ground, and overflew the Mediterranean Sea. It ended at a height of around 100 km over the Sea, over a point located at around 85 km southeast of Ibiza (Balearic Islands, Spain).

The meteoroid that gave rise to this Earth-grazing bolide survived and left our atmosphere following a modified orbit around the Sun. In total, the distance traveled in the atmosphere by this bolide was of about 760 km.


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Meteor fireball over Washington and Oregon on December 5

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We received 15 reports about a fireball seen over British Columbia, OR and WA on Sunday, December 5th 2021 around 05:25 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over North Carolina and other states on December 3

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We received 25 reports about a fireball seen over GA, NC, OH, SC and VA on Friday, December 3rd 2021 around 06:11 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball seen over Germany on December 3

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© Gerhard L.
We received 15 reports about a fireball seen over Bayern, Brandenburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt and Thüringen on Friday, December 3rd 2021 around 01:42 UT.

For this event, we received one video and 13 photos.


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Meteor fireball over New Taipei City, Taiwan on December 2

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© Aven Y.
We received one report about a fireball seen over New Taipei City on Thursday, December 2nd 2021 around 12:46 UT.

For this event, we received one video and one photo.


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Meteor fireball seen over the Netherlands and adjacent countries on December 2

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© Hensie p.
We received 62 reports about a fireball seen over Gelderland, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Overijssel, Pays de la Loire, Région Wallonne, Rheinland-Pfalz, Utrecht, Vlaams Gewest, Waals Gewest, Wallonia and Zuid-Holland on Thursday, December 2nd 2021 around 18:27 UT.

For this event, we received one video and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over south of Spain (Dec. 1)

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The bolide shown on this video was recorded over Spain on 1 Dec. 2021 at 3:59 local time (2:59 universal time). It was produced by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 80,000 km/h. The event overflew the province of Ciudad Real (region of Castilla-La Mancha). It began at an altitude of about 91 km over the south of Ciudad Real, moved east, and ended at a height of around 43 km over the southeast of the same province.

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN). 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 Idaho and others states on December 1

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We received 9 reports about a fireball seen over CA, ID, NV and OR on Wednesday, December 1st 2021 around 03:15 UT.

For this event, we received one video and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over Alabama and Tennessee on November 30

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over AL and TN on Tuesday, November 30th 2021 around 15:18 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball seen over Tennessee and other states on December 1

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© Ed A.
We received 52 reports about a fireball seen over AL, FL, GA, IN, KY, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN and VA on Wednesday, December 1st 2021 around 03:14 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos and one photo.