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Huge meteor fireball up to 16 feet in diameter explodes over Puerto Rico on July 27

Meteor sighted last night was a rock up to 16.4 feet in diameter that exploded in the atmosphere

Meteor sighted last night was a rock up to 16.4 feet in diameter that exploded in the atmosphere
Shocking images captured from the Island show the moment when a large part of a space rock disintegrated over the skies of Puerto Rico on Wednesday night.

"It happened at 11:28 pm and the reports confirm that it was visible from the entire island," said the Caribbean Astronomy Society (SAC).

The educational entity pointed out that both the videos obtained as well as images captured by the NOAA GOES 16 satellite allow a preliminary estimate to be established regarding the size of the rock, which is calculated to have been between 1 to 5 meters (3.3 to 16.4 feet) in diameter.


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Meteor fireball seen over Hungary and nearby countries on July 26

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We received 49 reports about a fireball seen over Žilina Region, Žilinský kraj, Banskobystrický kraj, Bratislavský kraj, Burgenland, Celje, Domžale, Grad Zagreb, Međimurska županija, Moravskoslezský kraj, Nitra Region, Nitriansky kraj, Novo mesto, Osječko-baranjska županija, Sisak-Moslavina County and South Mo on Tuesday, July 26th 2022 around 19:19 UT.


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Meteor fireball over south of Spain (July 26)

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This bolide was spotted over Spain on July 26, at 3:18 local time (equivalent to 1:18 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from comet 169P/NEAT that hit the atmosphere at about 91,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the south of Spain. It began at an altitude of about 99 km over the province of Córdoba, moved northeast, and ended at a height of around 76 km over the province of Jaén.

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, CAHA, OSN, La Sagra, 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).


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Stunning meteor fireball over Spain (July 26)

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This bright bolide was spotted over Spain on July 26, at 1:04 local time (equivalent to 23:04 universal time on July 25). It was almost as bright as the full Moon. The fireball was observed by 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 57,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the south of Spain. It began at an altitude of about 104 km over the province of Jaén, moved southeast, and ended at a height of around 26 km over the province of Granada.

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, CAHA, OSN, La Sagra, 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).


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Bright meteor fireball over Uruguay and Argentina on July 25

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The entry of a celestial fireball into the atmosphere was captured last night by cameras in southern Uruguay and also in neighboring Argentina.

In our country, the phenomenon was recorded by an All Sky camera installed at Liceo No. 1 Dr. Roberto Taruselli, in the town of Dolores. This recording device reaches 90 kilometers in height and covers a radius of 200 kilometers.

As reported by Channel 11 of Fray Bentos, the object appeared in the sky in the north and disappeared seven seconds later to the southwest, lighting up the sky with a remarkable scale of bright green colors.


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Meteor fireball over Texas on July 25

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We received 219 reports about a fireball seen over LA, OK and TX on Monday, July 25th 2022 around 03:24 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos.


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Meteor fireball over Indiana and other states on July 22

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We received 149 reports about a fireball seen over AL, IA, IL, IN, KY, MO, OH and WI on Friday, July 22nd 2022 around 05:52 UT.

For this event, we received 13 videos and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over New Zealand on July 21

A meteor was captured in a Richmond resident's photo on Thursday evening, lighting up the sky green.

A meteor was captured in a Richmond resident's photo on Thursday evening, lighting up the sky green.

We received 7 reports about a fireball seen over Canterbury, Nelson, Otago and West Coast on Thursday, July 21st 2022 around 08:06 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball crosses the sky of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná, Brazil on July 20

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Clima ao Vivo and Bramon cameras recorded a meteor that crossed the sky of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná on Wednesday night (20)


(Translated by Google)

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Meteor fireball over New York and other states on July 17

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We received 12 reports about a fireball seen over MA, NH, NY, Ontario, Quebec and RI on Sunday, July 17th 2022 around 04:55 UT.

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