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Long-duration meteor fireball seen from all over northeastern US - December 2

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More than 1100 reports and 10 videos from 14 states

The AMS received 1102 reports so far and some videos displaying a fireball event that occurred over Ohio and West Virginia on Thursday December 1st 2022, 7:34 PM Eastern Standard Time (Dec 2nd, 2022 0:34 Universal Time).

The initial computer generated trajectory of the AMS #2022-9579 event show the fireball entering the atmosphere few miles north of Cumberland, OH and terminating few miles southeast of Pittsburgh, PA. More accurate results are now available through an analysis conducted by NASA that shows that the meteor was first sighted 52 miles (84 km) above the Ohio town of Morganville. Moving downward at a shallow angle and almost due east at 34,500 miles per hour (55,500 km/h), the fireball traveled 113 miles (182 km) through the atmosphere before disintegrating 19 miles (31 km) above the town of Ringgold in West Virginia, just south of Morgantown. The duration of this event is relatively long as the fireball was visible for almost 10 seconds. The fireball was produced by a meteoroid approximately 5 inches (12 cm) in diameter with a weight around 3 pounds (1.3kg). The event has been captured by 3 NASA meteor cameras in the area and has been reported by witnesses mainly from Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio. The AMS also received reports from Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and from Canada (Ontario).

It is doubtful that this fireball produced meteorites on the ground - the shallow entry angle, relatively high speed at last sighting and lack of doppler radar signatures showing falling meteoritic particles indicate that the fragment's disintegration produced no substantial pieces.

This was not a member of the Geminid meteor shower, which will reach its peak on the night of December 13/14.


'Unprecedented': Shockwave & 'huge roar' reported in Gran Canaria following meteor fireball event

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First, it ripped the sky over La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife at great speed, like lightning that emitted colours with shades of green and red, to then cause such a roar over Gran Canaria that it was heard from many areas of the island before, finally, crashing in the sea, causing astonishment among the islanders who, at first, didn't know what it was.

Scientists have confirmed that it was a meteorite which, although it is not the first to fall in the Archipelago, there are no precedents for what happened yesterday, as it was accompanied by tremors. Fortunately, the Emergency Services announced that there is no record that it caused injuries or material damage.

The incident occurred yesterday (Wednesday) just after 3pm, although the exact time of the impact recorded by the measurement systems installed by Involcan and the National Geographic Institute (IGN) recorded various readings between 3:16pm and 4:35pm.

Comment: It sounds like it was a particularly bodacious meteor fireball. And, while small meteorites may have fallen into the sea following the object's overhead explosion, it's more likely that eyewitnesses observed it 'disappear over the horizon', not literally make impact in the Atlantic Ocean.

The Canary Seismic Network, which operates INVOLCAN, has registered at 16:35 hours (Canary time) a seismic signal on the island of Gran Canaria caused by the passage of a powerful acoustic wave across the island.The preliminary analysis of seismograms shows a form compatible with an N-wave, produced by the impact on the earth's surface of a shock wave caused by an object, natural or artificial, moving in the atmosphere at its speed personality.The following figure shows the seismogram recorded by the GART seismic station (Artenara).The N-wave is a signal that produces a crash wave that impacts the Earth's surface and most likely its source was a solid https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B3lido

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Meteor fireball reported over Belgium, France, Germany and UK on November 24

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A meteor fireball is caught on dashcam on Thursday November 24th in the Belgian village of Beersel in Antwerp province.
Belgian news site Nieuwsblad reports that a reader of their site noticed a short but remarkable light spectacle on Thursday morning above the Belgian village of Beerzel in Antwerp province. He captured the meteor fireball with his dashcam. The short clip can be viewed here.

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Impressive meteor fireball flares upon entry over Toronto, Canada - Object was observed in space several hours beforehand

Astronomers spotted an asteroid just hours before it impacted with Earth this morning (November 19, 2022), near Lake Erie. This is not the first time this year astronomers have discovered a rock from space just hours before it hit Earth.

Comment: When it's that small, it's a meteor, not an 'asteroid'.

But this time, it impacted over a populated area, crossing the skies of Toronto, Canada. So we have video and witnesses who said they saw, heard and felt the impact.

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Meteor fireball over New Zealand on November 18

We received 20 reports about a fireball seen over Auckland, Northland and Waikato on Friday, November 18th 2022 around 15:23 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos.

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Meteor fireball over Alberta, British Columbia and 4 American states on November 17

We received 21 reports about a fireball seen over Alberta, British Columbia, ID, MT, OR and WA on Thursday, November 17th 2022 around 13:23 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos and one photo.

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Meteor fireball over Indiana and other states on November 14

We received 10 reports about a fireball seen over IL, IN, MI and WI on Monday, November 14th 2022 around 01:16 UT.

For this event, we received one video.

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Meteor fireball over Oregon and adjacent states on November 13

We received 26 reports about a fireball seen over ID, NV, OR and WA on Sunday, November 13th 2022 around 11:35 UT.

For this event, we received 4 videos and one photo.

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Meteor fireball over Maryland and other states on November 13


We received 27 reports about a fireball seen over CT, MA, NH, NY and RI on Sunday, November 13th 2022 around 01:15 UT.

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

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Meteor fireball over Ohio and other states on November 9

We received 20 reports about a fireball seen over CT, IL, IN, MI, OH, Ontario and PA on Wednesday, November 9th 2022 around 07:03 UT.

For this event, we received one video.