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Bright meteor fireball observed over wide areas of Japan

Japan meteor fireball
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People in many parts of Japan have reported seeing what appeared to be a fireball flashing through the sky on Wednesday night.

Eyewitness reports were posted on social media about the phenomenon that was observed shortly after 8:30 p.m. in regions including Kanto, Tokai and Kinki.

A video taken by an NHK camera in the western prefecture of Osaka shows a ball of light streaking across the sky for several seconds at around that time.

Fujii Daichi, a curator who specializes in astronomy at the Hiratsuka City Museum, near Tokyo, said he believes it was a fragment of an asteroid that burned up in the Earth's atmosphere.


Meteor fireball booms over eastern USA as witnesses report being 'scared' by burst of light

A bright blast of light lit up the skies across eastern USA on Saturday, as a meteor entered the atmosphere above the coast of North Carolina. The blast was so big that it could be seen across three different states - Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina - as well as Washington DC.

Footage of the event was captured by a back garden security camera.

The film shows the black of night suddenly turn bright as a streak of light ventures through the sky.

Dozens of people headed to the International Meteor Organisation (IMO) to report their sighting.

Mary told the IMO: "It seemed so big and close. I waited after it to pass and believed I would hear something but didn't.


Watch meteor fireball streak over Sydney, Australia - 'Most insane thing I've ever seen'

Video has emerged of a sizeable fireball hurtling across the horizon during the weekend. Dramatic footage shared online clearly depict the space rock glowing bright against the inky black night sky.

During this period, the meteor is incinerating as it encounters Earth's thick atmosphere approximately 50 miles (80km) up.

Sydney residents flocked to Twitter to share their excitement at spotting the meteor.

Ron Sweeney tweeted: "Did anyone see a meteor/comet/piece of junk flash east to west across the Sydney sky tonight?

"Very visible and appeared to be low in the sky with no sound."

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Suspected bolide observed over Spain's Galicia region, loud boom reported

Galicia bolide
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According to Marca, early this morning (18th Jan) at 01:10 am, a 'great ball of fire' illuminated the skies of Galicia, Castilla y León (El Bierzo) and Portugal .

The suspected bolide was accompanied by a loud roar that was heard minutes after the sky was tinted green, orange or blue .

This spectacular phenomenon, as published by 'El Faro de Vigo', has been seen and heard in Vigo, Pontevedra, O Grove, Ourense, Sanxenxo, Lugo, Chantada, Santiago, Ponferrada or León.

A video was uploaded to YouTube:

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Several meteors and a bright meteor fireball reported over Puerto Rico

Meteor fireball over Puerto Rico
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The Caribbean Astronomy Society (SAC) reported that several bright meteors were observed over Puerto Rico on Saturday 16th January, including a fireball that was captured on video at around 10:47pm according to El Nuevo Dia.com.

Observers reported that the fireball showed a striking and colorful wake, while others even perceived a sound.

"The detail that it emitted a sound is extremely interesting, because as we know light travels faster than sound, but on several occasions a simultaneous sound with a meteor has been recorded. It is known as an electrophonic meteor, "said Eddie Irizarry, vice president of the SAC, in written statements.


Bright meteor fireball over the Mediterranean Sea (Jan. 13)

This beautiful meteor was spotted form Spain on 2021 January 13 at 22:10 local time (equivalent to 21:10 universal time). It overflew the north of Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea. The bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 65,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 106 km over the north of Morocco, and ended at a height of around 65 km over the Mediterranean Sea, after traveling about 55 km in the Earth's atmosphere.

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

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Meteor fireball over San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico

This video has been uploaded on the American Meteor Society Website. AMS Event: 302-2021, Report 220353 (302a-2021) - San Cristóbal de las Casas MX

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Meteor fireball captured over Irkutsk Oblast, Russia

Observers map for event 292-2021.
© AMS (screen capture)
Observers map for event 292-2021.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 45 reports (event 292-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over Irkutsk Oblast, Irkutskaya oblast', Республика Бурятия and Иркутская область on Friday, January 15th 2021 around 00:24 UT.

A video was uploaded to the AMS website.


'Loud boom' sounds reported in several North Carolina counties

Booms in North Carolina
Across several North Carolina counties, thousands of people reported hearing loud "boom" sounds late Saturday afternoon. No official explanation for the mysterious noises has been issued as of Sunday morning.

WFMY News 2 is continuing to reach out to officials about the "booms," and this article will be updated as we learn more.

In terms of location, viewers reported hearing the sounds in Forsyth, Yadkin, Stokes, Davie, Rockingham, and Surry counties.

On social media, descriptions of the boom's impact range from simply hearing the noises to people's homes shaking. Viewers shared what they heard on the WFMY News 2 Facebook page.


'Sonic boom' possibility on loud noise heard in Southern Ohio

Mystery boom (stock)
A loud boom was heard around 2 pm this afternoon and for some people it shook their house.

We have had several messages on this incident and after discussing it with several local authorities we think this is the possibility of a sonic boom from an aircraft. Local authorities have nothing to report on the incident.

The "boom" was heard throughout Pickaway county, East Fairfield county and Northern Ross county.