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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. -
© Borneo Bulletin/ANN
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).


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Meteor fireball over Oregon and Washington on December 14

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© Allison McGillivray
We received 48 reports about a fireball seen over OR and WA on Tuesday, December 14th 2021 around 14:11 UT.

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


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Bight meteor fireball over Yunnan, China on December 10

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© yaolei w.
We received one report about a fireball seen over Yunnan on Friday, December 10th 2021 around 15:13 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Georgia and other states on December 14

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© Ed Albin
We received 7 reports about a fireball seen over AL, GA, NC, SC and TN on Tuesday, December 14th 2021 around 01:02 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Michigan and other states on December 14

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We received 25 reports about a fireball seen over IL, MI, NY, OH, Ontario and PA on Tuesday, December 14th 2021 around 03:20 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Connecticut and adjacent states on December 15

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© Marc P.
We received 13 reports about a fireball seen over CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA and RI on Wednesday, December 15th 2021 around 08:00 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos and 2 photos.


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Meteor fireball over Virginia and other states on December 15

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We received 26 reports about a fireball seen over MD, NC, NH, NJ, OH, PA, VA and VT on Wednesday, December 15th 2021 around 03:22 UT.

For this event, we received one video.