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Meteor fireball over England on December 14

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We received 100 reports about a fireball seen over County Dublin and England on Tuesday, December 14th 2021 around 23:02 UT.

For this event, we received 4 videos and 2 photos.


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Meteor fireball over Guangdong Province, China on December 8

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over 广东省 and Guangdong Province on Wednesday, December 8th 2021 around 13:16 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Shanghai, China on December 10

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over Shanghai on Friday, December 10th 2021 around 19:33 UT.

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


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Bright meteor fireball over Heilongjiang, China on December 8

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We received one report about a fireball seen over 黑龙江省 ( Heilongjiang Province) on Wednesday, December 8th 2021 around 18:05 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over southern France on December 13

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We received 326 reports about a fireball seen over Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Genève, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Piemonte and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur on Monday, December 13th 2021 around 17:05 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball streaks over Vancouver Island on December 12

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Many Vancouver Island residents took notice as a bright streaking light flared across the skies Sunday.

Described by some as a "fireball" followed by a loud explosion just after 5 p.m., reports of the celestial event lit up social media from around the island — including Saanich, Duncan, Port Alberni and Campbell River.

Some who reported hearing the loud bang said they thought it might have been an earthquake, but B.C. seismologist John Cassidy suggested it may have been a meteor.


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Meteor fireball over Idaho and California on December 10

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We received 9 reports about a fireball seen over CA and ID on Friday, December 10th 2021 around 13:48 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball 'as bright as a full moon' shoots through Andalucian sky in Spain on December 7

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According to the description made by the Smart project on their website, a "spectacular fireball" shot across the Andalucian sky on the night of December 7, at 10:31pm. "Its brightness was similar to that of the full moon", says the site.

Jose Maria Madiedo is the researcher responsible for carrying out this analysis for the SMART project. He is an astrophysicist from Granada's Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia IAA-CSIC.

Madiedo pointed out that the rock that caused this phenomenon, entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of about 86,000km/h, and came from an asteroid. These types of rocks that intersect the Earth's orbit are called "meteoroids".


Comment: Earlier on the same day: Meteor fireball over Sevilla and Córdoba, Spain (Dec. 7)


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Meteor fireball captured on retired scientist's home camera in Victoria, Australia on November 29

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Most mornings, retired scientist Derek Poulton gets up and checks a special camera.

One of just three in Victoria, his camera at Mooroopna switches on from dusk until dawn every night with the aim of capturing footage of meteors.

And when Mr Poulton checked the camera on the morning of November 29, he spotted something.

"Lo and behold, we had a fireball!"

"Initially I could just see this flash," Mr Poulton said.

"You can process the data as a short video and when I did, you could see this huge bolide [an exceptionally bright meteor] that's moving through the atmosphere. It was very exciting to see that sort of vision."


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A hard rain's a-gonna fall: Meteor fireballs observed over a wide area of Japan on December 10

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After 7:00 pm on the 10th, a "fireball" that shines brightly among shooting stars was observed in a wide range of the country.

NHK cameras in Aichi and Chiba prefectures shot bright and shining fireballs flowing down for a few seconds like a tail.

It is said that the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has also received information that fireballs have been witnessed in a wide area such as Saitama and Fukuoka prefectures.

According to the curator of the Hiratsuka City Museum in Kanagawa Prefecture, Daichi Fujii said, "Because the fireballs are being observed and the meteor shower is active, we may be able to find them during the year-end and New Year holidays." ..