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Meteor fireball spotted over Maryland Tuesday May 25

Shortly before 10 PM on Tuesday May 25 2021, a large fireball streaked across the sky of the Mid Atlantic US. This was centered over Maryland and captured by various cameras. Thanks to Mike Hankey, his All Sky Cam network, and the American Meteor Society for enhancing the documentation of the event.

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Meteor fireball streaks over northeast Brazil

Brazil meteor fireball
© YouTube/Bramon (screen capture)
A beautiful meteor was seen on the night of Saturday, May 22, in four states in the Northeast. The phenomenon occurred at 18:59 (Brasília time) on the coast of Rio Grande do Norte and was recorded by the cameras of BRAMON and Clima ao Vivo in Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Ceará.

(Translated by google).

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Green meteor fireball recorded over Morocco

Meteor fireball over Morocco
© YouTube/American Meteor Society (screen capture)
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 5 reports (event 2847-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over Casablanca-Settat, Drâa-Tafilalet, Marrakesh-Safi and Souss Massa on Monday, May 17th 2021 around 20:31 UT.

For this event, the AMS received 2 videos.

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Daytime meteor fireball recorded by cameras in Bahia, Brazil

Day Meteor

Live Weather Cameras recorded a meteor during the morning of this Monday (17th) in Bahia. Check the locations below:

- Andaraí / BA - Ibsol Telecom
- Ibiquera / BA - Ibsol Telecom
- Ibitiara / BA - Ibsol Telecom
- Miguel Calmon / BA - Heptanet

(Translated by Google)

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Meteor fireball seen over Shanxi, China

We received one report about a fireball seen over Shanxi on Friday, May 7th 2021 around 16:42 UT.

For this event, we received one video.

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Slow-moving meteor fireball recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

Meteor fireball over Med
© YouTube/Meteors (screen capture)
This slow bolide was recorded form Spain on 2021 May 14 at 4:25 local time (equivalent to 2:25 universal time). It overflew the Mediterranean Sea between the coasts of Spain and Morocco. The fireball was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 68,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 89 km over the Mediterranean Sea over a point located at about 13 km from the coast of Spain, and ended at a height of around 29 km over a point located at about 34 km from the coast of Morocco.

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 La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), and Sevilla.

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Meteor fireball spotted in evening skies over Cork, Ireland

The fireball was seen from many different areas of Cork last night

An unusual sight was spotted in Cork skies last night when a meteorite was filmed blazing through the sky before it had even gone dark.

Footage shared on Twitter last night shows the fireball blasting across the Cork skyline while it was still bright.

The video was taken in Ballinhassig at around 9:26pm with experts saying it would be unusual for it to be a meteorite so early in the night.

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Daylight meteor fireball filmed over San Francisco, California

A METEOR which flew through the Californian skies in broad daylight left some locals wondering if the incoming space rock hit the Santa Cruz mountains.

Earlier today, a meteor flew through the skies of California. Tens of people in California saw the meteor, most of those around the San Francisco area. Witnesses flocked to the International Meteor Organisation (IMO) to report their sighting.

Some were concerned that it was going to make land surface - which it did not.

A person named Cole told the IMO: "It was extremely close looking compared to any other meteor-like object I've observed and was headed towards the direction of Briones Reservoir.

"Could've touched down not too far from my location but am unsure. Very visible fragmentation."


Loud mysterious boom has residents of south-west Sydney, Australia scratching their heads

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Experts are baffled by reports of an explosion heard across south-west Sydney with no identified sources nor any indication as to where it came from.

Authorities received multiple reports from residents saying they heard an "explosion" on Saturday night, but found no evidence of an explosion.

Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW police responded to the calls, but said they found nothing, not even a fire, to indicate an explosion had taken place.

Mystery surrounds the incident, with reports the sound was heard across Marrickville, Roselands, Bardwell Park, Campsie and Belmore.

Residents reported windows shaking, and that the sound was something like an explosion or a backfiring car, but with no visual indicators.

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Bright meteor fireball lights up night sky over Minnesota

Minnesota meteor fireball
© YouTube/American Meteor Society (screen capture)
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 39 reports (event 2671-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over MN, ND, SD and WI on Sunday, May 9th 2021 around 08:03 UT.

For this event, it received 6 videos and one photo.