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Meteor fireball over California on May 2

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We received 5 reports about a fireball seen over CA on Thursday, May 2nd 2024 around 08:46 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Arizona on May 1

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A fireball lit up the night sky about an hour and a half before dawn this morning, according to several reports and video footage captured by Maricopa residents.

Within just one minute — between 3 a.m. and 3:01 a.m. — a slew of reports from here and Phoenix, Casa Grande, Tucson, Willcox and Saint David were all sent to the American Meteor Society.

Heritage district resident Mario Campos shared footage from a home security camera of the meteor with InMaricopa, which shows the fireball sail by, followed by a large flash:


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Meteor fireball over Japan on May 1

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Meteor fireball over Colorado and nearby states on April 29

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We received 7 reports about a fireball seen over Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming on Monday, April 29th 2024 around 08:35 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Connecticut and nearby states on April 27

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We received 128 reports about a fireball seen over Connecticut, CT, DE, Delaware, MA, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, NH, NJ, NY, PA, Pennsylvania and RI on Saturday, April 27th 2024 around 02:08 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos and one photo.


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Bluish meteor fireball explodes in the sky of central-west and southeast Brazil on April 25

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The Clima ao Vivo cameras recorded a bluish and explosive meteor during the early hours of this Thursday (25), which streaked across the sky of 12 cities in the Central-West and Southeast regions.


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What caused a flash and loud boom over Stockton, California?

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A bright flash and then a loud boom filled the sky over Stockton this past weekend. People, officials and even experts are stumped by what might've caused this.

It rattled homes, and several people called the police about it. However, there was no explanation for the bizarre boom.

"All of a sudden, there was this loud whoomph and it sounded like something hit the house," Misha Taylor said.

Taylor was half asleep in her home when she heard the loud boom and thought something bad had happened.


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Explosive meteor fireball over Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on April 18

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Cameras from Clima ao Vivo and the Heller & Jung Space Observatory recorded an explosive meteor that streaked across the sky of some cities in Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul on Thursday night (18).


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Meteor fireball over Badajoz, Spain on April 18

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This video shows a bright bolide recorded over Spain on April 18, at 3:13 local time (equivalent to 1:13 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 95,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the province of Badajoz (Spain). It began at an altitude of about 89 km over the locality of Alconera (province of Badajoz), moved northeast, and ended at a height of around 35 km over the locality of Calamonte (province of Badajoz).

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 Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, La Sagra (Granada), and Sevilla. The event has been analyzed by the team headed by Dr. Jose M. Madiedo (principal investigator of the SMART project), from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Meteor fireball over Toledo, Spain (April 17)

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This bolide was spotted over Spain on April 17, at 21:51 local time (equivalent to 19:51 universal time). 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 69,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the provinces of Toledo and Avila (Spain). It began at an altitude of about 84 km over the locality of San Martín de Montalbán (province of Toledo), moved northwest, and ended at a height of around 40 km over the locality of Hontanares (province of Avila).

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 Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, La Sagra (Granada), and Sevilla. The event has been analyzed by Dr. Jose M. Madiedo (principal investigator of the SMART project), from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).