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Meteor fireball passes through Cruzeiro do Sul and illuminates the skies of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Meteor was registered in SC this Thursday (19)
© Jocimar Justino/Reprodução
Meteor was registered in SC this Thursday (19)
Brilliant and with an estimated speed of over 70 km/s. So was the meteor that had a fall recorded this Thursday (19) in Monte Castelo, in the North of Santa Catarina. The record was shared with the public this Friday (20).

According to the meteor monitoring station JJS/SC, associated with Bramon ( Brazilian Meteor Observation Network), the JJS2 camera captured the exact moment of the phenomenon. The video was posted on social networks and shows, in various ways, the luminous phase of the star.

With a magnitude of -1, the meteor lit up the sky for 4.4 seconds, peaked at a magnitude of -1. The path began to glow at azimuth 222 with an elevation of 43° and an estimated altitude of 91 kilometers. In the video, it is possible to see the moment in contrast and at different speeds, as it passed close to the Cruzeiro do Sul constellation. On the way, the meteor reached enough capacity to cover the distance between the cities of Fraiburgo and Campo Belo do Sul in Santa Catarina in less than five seconds.


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Meteor fireball over Central Spain on August 18

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This stunning Perseid fireball was recorded over Spain on 2021 August 18, at 2:20h local time. It was produced by a fragment (a meteoroid) from a comet. The meteoroid impacted the atmosphere at about 90.000 km/h. The fireball overflew the province of Cuenca (Region of Castilla-La Mancha). It began at a height of about 104 km and ended at an altitude of around 67 km above the ground level.

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing stations located at La Hita (Toledo), La Sagra (Granada), Sevilla, Sierra Nevada (Granada), and El Arenosillo. 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 Missouri and surrounding states

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We received 58 reports about a fireball seen over AR, IL, MO, MS and TN on Thursday, August 19th 2021 around 01:32 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Stunning Perseid meteor fireball over Central Spain

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This fireball is the brightest Perseid recorded over Spain during the activity peak of this meteor shower. The bolide, which was almost as bright as the full Moon, was observed on 2021 August 12, at 23:58h local time by numerous casual eyewitnesses. It was produced by a fragment (a meteoroid) from Comet Swift-Tuttle that impacted the atmosphere at about 212.000 km/h. The fireball began at a height of about 130 km over the province of Segovia, and ended at an altitude of around 75 km above the ground level over the province of Toledo.

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from different observatories along the country. 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 blazes over UK

Observers map - event 4519-2021
© American Meteor Society (screen capture)
Observers map - event 4519-2021
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 51 reports (event 4519-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over Bretagne, England, Noord-Holland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Wales, Zeeland and Zuid-Holland on Tuesday, August 10th 2021 around 22:01 UT.

Two videos were uploaded to the AMS website.

Credit: Nick James.


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Meteor fireball above Ciudad Real and Córdoba, Spain

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At 00:55 UT of August 10th, a bright fireball could be seeing above Castilla La Mancha. This phenomena has been registered with the SMART Project's detectors operated at La Sagra and Sierra Nevada in Granada, La Hita in Toledo and Seville as well as it was registered with the North and Northwest surveillance cameras operated at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería.

Following the preliminary analysis carried out by Professor José María Madiedo (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía IAA-CSIC), and SMART project's PI, this event had an cometary origin, and was caused by a rock which impacted against our atmosphere at an estimated speed of 50.000 km/h.



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Meteor fireball in Minas Gerais and Goiás, Brazil

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Live Weather Cameras and Bramon recorded a meteor in cities in Minas Gerais and Goiás late this Sunday (8th). Check out the locations below:

- Piumhi/MG - Grupo Isimples
- Belo Horizonte/MG - Ouro Minas Hotel
- Santo Antônio do Descoberto/GO - Free Combo
- Patos de Minas/MG - Ivan Soares - (2 Bramon cameras and 1 staff)


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Meteor fireball crosses the sky of Salamanca and Ávila, Spain

It was produced by the entry into the atmosphere of a rock detached from an asteroid

It was produced by the entry into the atmosphere of a rock detached from an asteroid
The SMART detectors of the Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics (IAA-CSIC), and which operate within the framework of the Network of Bolides and Meteors of Southwest Europe, have detected a fireball over Salamanca and Ávila, produced by the entrance in the atmosphere of a rock detached from an asteroid.

This fireball has been recorded by the detectors that the SMART project has in different observatories on the Peninsula. SMART is a project coordinated by the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).

As reported through social networks by Jose Maria Madiedo, an astrophysicist , this phenomenon occurred around 01.00 hours.


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Meteor fireball over Morocco

A meteor in the Moroccan sky causes a sensation on Friday evening

A meteor in the Moroccan sky causes a sensation on Friday evening
This fireball was recorded from Spain on the night of 6 August 2021, at 23:12 local time (21:12 UT). The bolide was a bright meteor produced by the entry in the atmosphere of a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid at about 36.000 km/h. The high temperature reached during the atmospheric entry gave rise to a fireball that began at a height of around 81 km over the south of the province of Taza (Morocco). The fireball moved northwest and disappeared from the field of views of our cameras when it was located at an altitude of about 40 km above the same province, almost over the vertical of Bouhlou.

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing stations located at the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), 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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Rare meteor cluster event captured by Subaru telescope in Hawaii

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© Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and Asahi Shimbun Company
Screenshot: Video: The "meteor cluster event" captured by the "Subaru-Asahi Sky Camera" which occurred at 3:58 a.m. Hawai'i time on July 14 (1:58 p.m. UTC). In the foreground are the domes of other Maunakea Observatories.
Subaru Telescope's "Subaru-Asahi Sky Camera" has been live-streaming the spectacular starry skies above Maunakea every day since April 2021 (Note 1). Hundreds of people enjoy the beautiful night sky above the Maunakea observatories every night.

In the early morning hours of July 14, the camera captured an unusual phenomenon in which more than a dozen meteors streamed from the same direction in just 10 seconds.

This is a rare meteor outburst event associated with a "meteoroid cluster." A meteoroid cluster is thought to be caused by meteoric material breaking up into smaller pieces for some reason a short time before it enters the Earth's atmosphere. This phenomenon provides valuable information about the structure of meteor bodies. Meteoroid clusters are so rare that only a few cases have been reported so far since the phenomenon was first identified during the Leonid meteor shower in 1997 (Note 2).

Comment: Is this yet another sign of the increasing space rock activity in our skies? Also check out SOTT radio's: