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Meteor fireball over Victoria, Australia on December 20

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We received one report about a fireball seen over Victoria on Monday, December 20th 2021 around 12:05 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Massachusetts and New York on December 27

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over MA and NY on Monday, December 27th 2021 around 01:13 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball seen over England on December 14

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over England on Tuesday, December 14th 2021 around 23:48 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


Comment: On the same night over England and less than an hour earlier than the one noted above another fireball was also videoed.


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Meteor fireball over New Jersey and other states on December 23

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We received 93 reports about a fireball seen over CT, DE, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA and WV on Thursday, December 23rd 2021 around 12:10 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos.


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Meteor fireball over South Carolina and other states on December 23

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We received 10 reports about a fireball seen over FL, GA, KY, NC, SC and VA on Thursday, December 23rd 2021 around 10:04 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia on December 17

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We received 17 reports about a fireball seen over Bratislavský kraj, Lower Austria, Niederösterreich, Slovenija, Steiermark and Wien on Friday, December 17th 2021 around 18:27 UT.

For this event, we received one video and 2 photos.


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Meteor fireball over Germany, Austria and Slovenia on December 21

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© Michael F.
We received 13 reports about a fireball seen over Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Hessen, Kamnik, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Sachsen, Salzburg and Thüringen on Tuesday, December 21st 2021 around 18:46 UT.

For this event, we received one video and 13 photos.


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Meteor fireball over Brunei on December 16

A rare astronomical phenomenon of a blazing fireball streak in the sky was seen on Thursday night. Photo shows a dashcam footage of the flashing bright green light along Jalan Kebangsaan. -
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A rare astronomical phenomenon of a blazing fireball streak in the sky was seen on Thursday night. Photo shows a dashcam footage of the flashing bright green light along Jalan Kebangsaan. -
Several lucky individuals in the country witnessed a rare astronomical phenomenon of a blazing fireball streak in the sky on Thursday night.

The incident, which turned out to be a meteor shooting down the sky, was reported to the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD).

According to PABD, observers from Brunei-Muara and Tutong districts reportedly witnessed the spectacular sight and one of them managed to capture the bright green flash of light on a vehicle dashcam.


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Meteor fireball over the north of Spain (Dec. 15)

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This bolide was spotted over Spain on December 15, at 5:38 local time (equivalent to 4:38 universal time). It was as bright as the full Moon. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 84,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the region of Castile and León (north of Spain). It began at an altitude of about 106 km over the province of Valladolid, moved east, and ended at a height of around 59 km over the province of Palencia.

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 Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, Aljarafe, El Guijo (Madrid, operated by Adolfo San Segundo), and La Hita (Toledo). 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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Spectacular meteor fireball over the Mediterranean sea (Dec 14)

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This stunning bolide was spotted over Spain on December 14, at 1:16 local time (equivalent to 0:16universal time). It was brighter than the full Moon. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from asteroid Phaethon that hit the atmosphere at about 131,000 km / h. The fireball was a Geminid that overflew the Mediterranean Sea. It began at an altitude of about 109 km over the sea, over a point located at about 45 km west of the coast of Spain. From there it moved west, and ended at a height of around 35 km over on the Mediterranean.

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 Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, Aljarafe, and La Hita (Toledo). 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).