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Meteor fireball over Wisconsin and other states on July 12

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We received 34 reports about a fireball seen over Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin on Friday, July 12th 2024 around 04:04 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over North Carolina and other states on July 10

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We received 40 reports about a fireball seen over DE, MD, NC, SC, VA and WV on Wednesday, July 10th 2024 around 03:24 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos and one photo.


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Mysterious tremor felt in Corsica and surrounding areas thought to be caused by meteorite

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© Eva Bocek/ShutterstockThe tremor was felt close to Bastia, in the east of the island
What sounded like an explosion was heard as far away as Italy

An unexplained tremor that struck the French island of Corsica was likely a meteor entering the earth's atmosphere, according to experts. The tremor, accompanied by what sounded like a huge explosion, was felt on the afternoon of Thursday, June 20.

It rattled windows in areas along the eastern coast of the island, according to local residents, and was felt as far away as Tuscany in Italy.

"The most plausible hypothesis is that a small asteroid-type object entered the atmosphere and then exploded... what we call an "air burst" or an atmospheric explosion," Jérôme Gattacceca, director of research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), told Corse Matin .

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Meteor fireball over Hawaii on July 8 and another on the 9th

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A fireball observed in Mauna Kea on HST July 09, 2024, at 22:03:21.

A scene from "Meteor Shower and Starry skies 24/7 LIVE from the Subaru Telescope on MaunaKea, Hawaii"


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Meteor fireball over Maryland and other states on July 8

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We received 6 reports about a fireball seen over CT, MD, NC, NY, Ontario and PA on Monday, July 8th 2024 around 02:36 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball lights up Orihuela's sky in Spain on July 3

Dazzling dawn: Fireball lights up Orihuela's sky.
© MeteOrihuela / Twitter.Dazzling dawn: Fireball lights up Orihuela's sky.
An impressive stellar event was captured from the La Aparecida district in Orihuela.

The image, taken by Vicente Cayuelas, a meteorite hunter and collaborator with the Fireball and Meteorite Research Network (SPMN), showcases a fireball associated with a fragment of comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke.

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This spectacular sight was observed early on Wednesday, July 3 at 4:29.AM.

The SPMN reported that the fireball disintegrated over the Bay of Cartagena.

The captured video highlights the remarkable speed and size of the object, making it a breathtaking spectacle for astrophysics enthusiasts.


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Meteor fireball spotted blazing across night sky in Turkey on July 5

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A glittering fireball lit up the night sky in Turkey, captivating onlookers and sparking widespread interest.

The meteor, seen blazing across the sky, was captured in numerous videos that quickly surfaced online.

Visuals captured by people show the sky illuminated in flashes of green as the meteor traveled through the clouds over the area.

Witnesses described the event as a stunning display of natural beauty.


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Meteor fireball over Alabama and other states on July 5

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We received 22 reports about a fireball seen over AL, Alabama, FL, GA, MS, Tennessee and TN on Friday, July 5th 2024 around 03:50 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Impressive meteor fireball seen over central Poland on July 2

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Shortly after midnight from Monday to Tuesday, residents in parts of Poland witnessed a vivid flash in the night sky. The cause was a meteoroid hurtling towards Earth, its flight captured by observation stations affiliated with the Skytinel project.

"The fireball, whose trajectory passed entirely over the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship in Poland, was observed by two monitoring stations affiliated with our project: SN05 (operated by Dariusz Wiosna) and SN07 (operated by Mateusz Roman). Fortunately, no meteorites reached the ground this time," confirmed the authors of the Skytinel research project, which gathers enthusiasts of sky observation.

Calculations indicated that the meteoroid became visible at an altitude of 95.42 km and traveled towards Earth at an initial speed of approximately 25 km/s. During its flight, it decelerated to about 9 km/s and completely burned up at an altitude of 38.45 km, explained representatives of Skytinel on their websites.


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Best of the Web: Multiple meteor fireballs seen over Melbourne, Australia on July 3

Melburnians were treated to a remarkable sight on Wednesday night, as a “huge” meteor lit up the sky.
Melburnians were treated to a remarkable sight on Wednesday night, as a “huge” meteor lit up the sky.
Experts say back-to-back sightings of multiple fireballs detected across Victoria overnight were purely coincidental.

The events were detected by the Global Fireball Network — an Australia-wide network of cameras designed to track meteoroids entering the atmosphere.

Monash University professor and member of the network Andy Tomkins said the first sighting came in just before 6:30pm, followed by another about 9pm and two more just after 4am.

Dozens of Victorians reported spotting meteors across several locations including in the suburbs of Frankston, Footscray and Seaford.

"That's not uncommon with large fireballs, because they burn up in the upper atmosphere quite high up in the sky," Professor Tomkins said.