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Meteor fireball over Illinois on January 18

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over IL on Tuesday, January 18th 2022 around 04:32 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Rajasthan, India on January 2

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We received one report about a fireball seen over Rajasthan on Sunday, January 2nd 2022 around 20:07 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over 4 states of Brazil on January 14

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We received 42 reports about a fireball seen over Distrito Federal, Goiás, Minas Gerais and São Paulo on Friday, January 14th 2022 around 23:51 UT.

For this event, we received 4 videos.


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Bright meteor fireball over the south of Spain (Jan. 14)

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This stunning bolide was spotted over Spain on January 14, at 22:27 local time (equivalent to 21:27universal time). It was almost as bright as the full Moon. The fireball was observed by a wide number of casual eyewitnesses, who reported it on social networks. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 48,000 km/h.

The fireball overflew south of Spain. It began at an altitude of about 86 km over southwest of the province of Ciudad Real (region of Castilla-La Mancha), moved east, and ended at a height of around 23 km over the same province. The preliminary analysis of this event shows that the rock was not fully destroyed in the atmosphere: a small part of the meteoroid survived and reached the ground as a meteorite.

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 Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, El Aljarafe, Madrid (Universidad Complutense), and La Hita (Toledo). The event has been analyzed by the main 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 Hungary and other countries on January 13

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We received 33 reports about a fireball seen over Bayern, Jihočeský kraj, Jihomoravský kraj, Niederösterreich, Nitriansky kraj, Oppeln, Pardubice Region, Sachsen, Salzburg, Středočeský kraj, Thüringen, Upravna enota Maribor and Wien on Thursday, January 13th 2022 around 17:06 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos and 11 photos.


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Meteor fireball over the Mediterranean (Jan. 12)

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This stunning bolide was spotted over Spain on January 12, at 3:43 local time (equivalent to 2:43 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 105,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea. It began at an altitude of about 82 km over the Mediterranean, moved northeast, and ended at a height of around 51 km over the sea.

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 Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, Huelva, El Aljarafe, and La Hita (Toledo). 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 North Carolina and other states on January 12

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We received 7 reports about a fireball seen over MD, NC, NJ, NY and VA on Wednesday, January 12th 2022 around 08:15 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Texas on January 7

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We received 4 reports about a fireball seen over TX on Friday, January 7th 2022 around 06:00 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over the Philippines on January 9

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We received one report about a fireball seen over Cordillera Administrative Region on Sunday, January 9th 2022 around 18:27 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball lights up sky above Mexico City on January 7

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A meteor lit up the sky above Mexico City in the early hours of Friday, January 7, according to Mexico's Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology.

This footage by Luis Rodriguez captured the spectacle from the Mexico City borough of Azcapotzalco and Cuautitlán Izcalli, a city just north of the Mexican capital. Credit: Luis Rodriguez via Storyful