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Meteor fireball over Granada, Spain (3 October)

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On 3 October 2021, at 21:41h local time, this stunning fireball was observed by a wide number of eyewitnesses over the south of Spain. This bolide was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from Comet D / 1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos) that hit the atmosphere at about 54,000 km / h. The fireball overflew the province of Granada (Andalusia).

It began over the east of that province at an altitude of about 81 km, moved northwest, and ended at a height of around 34 km over the north of the same province. This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from different meteor-observing stations located in Spain.

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).21:41(local peninsular time) on October 3, this impressive ball of fire could be seen by crowds of people crossing the skies of the south and the center of the country.

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Meteor fireball turns night into day over Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming

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© K N.
We received 50 reports about a fireball seen over CO, NM and WY on Sunday, October 3rd 2021 around 10:33 UT.

For this event, we received 12 videos and 4 photos.



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Meteor fireball crosses cities in Minas Gerais and lights up Copacabana's sky in Brazil

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Sky watchers could see the luminous route of a celestial body that entered the Earth's atmosphere last night (29) and crossed four Brazilian cities. As recorded by the climate observation cameras of the Clima ao Vivo platform, a bolide - an object of unknown origin on a high-speed route - lit the skies of Itamonte, Varginha and Patos de Minas, in Minas Gerais, and could also be seen from Rio de January.

See the video record:


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NASA: 'At least 5 fireballs' reported over US

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There were reports of at least five fireballs over the U.S. last week.


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Meteor fireball seen over British Columbia and Washington on September 25th

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We received 5 reports about a fireball seen over British Columbia and WA on Saturday, September 25th 2021 around 09:11 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball seen over Germany on September 26th

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© Uwe B.
We received 12 reports about a fireball seen over Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Grand Est, Kamnik, Marche, Rheinland-Pfalz, Sachsen, Salzburg and Schwyz on Sunday, September 26th 2021 around 02:06 UT.

For this event, we received one video and 8 photos.


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Meteor fireball seen over North Carolina and 3 other states

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We received 81 reports about a fireball seen over NC, SC, VA and WV on Friday, September 24th 2021 around 23:40 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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NASA says 'boom' and shaking in Virginia was a fireball

Satellite data picked up on lightning flashes over Hardy county Friday morning yet there were no storms. This is why we think a meteor strike is possible.

Satellite data picked up on lightning flashes over Hardy county Friday morning yet there were no storms. This is why we think a meteor strike is possible.
Numerous reports came in all across the Harrisonburg, Virginia, area Friday morning of a "boom" and ground shaking.

NASA says this was a fireball exploding in the sky. Power outages were also reported in Hardy County.

Initial reports came in as a possible explosion in Shenandoah County, but no explosion was found.

WHSV reported that suspicions then turned to a possible earthquake. Dozens of earthquake reports were sent to Volcanodiscovery.com, but an earthquake was not reported by the USGS.


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Meteor fireball seen over Shanghai, China

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© Xijiang W.
We received 4 reports about a fireball seen over Shanghai and Shanghai Shi on Saturday, September 18th 2021 around 20:41 UT.

For this event, we received 4 videos and 4 photos.


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Very bright meteor fireball falls in Spain (Sept. 15)

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On 15 September 2021, at 22:25 local time (equivalent to 20:25universal time), a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid impacted the atmosphere at about 76,000 km / h over the south of Spain.

The high temperature reached during its atmospheric entry gave rise to a fireball that began at a height of around 91 km over the province of Badajoz. The fireball moved northwest and ended at a height of about 22 km above the same province.

The bolide was seen by a wide number of casual eyewitnesses along the country. The preliminary analysis of this event shows that the rock was not fully destroyed: a small part of the object could survive and reach the ground as a meteorite. 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 the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra, La Hita, and Sevilla.

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).