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Meteor fireball over the Mediterranean Sea (Jan. 7)

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This bolide was spotted over Spain on January 7, at 2:12 local time (equivalent to 1:12 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 66,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the Mediterranean Sea. It began at an altitude of about 80 km over the sea, between Spain and Morocco, moved east, and ended at a height of around 44 km over the sea.

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, 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 the south of Spain (Jan. 7)

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This bolide was spotted over Spain on January 7, at 6:31 local time (equivalent to 5:31 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 141,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the south of Spain. It began at an altitude of about 89 km over the southwest of the region of Murcia, moved southeast, and ended at a height of around 27 km over the south of the same region.

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, 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 Idaho on January 9

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We received one report about a fireball seen over ID on Sunday, January 9th 2022 around 03:39 UT.

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


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Impressive meteor fireball over Spain (January 9)

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This impressive bolide was spotted over Spain on January 9, at 1:18 local time (equivalent to 0:18 universal time). It was brighter than the full Moon. The fireball was observed by some casual eyewitnesses, who reported it on social networks.

The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 150,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the south of Spain. It began at an altitude of about 104 km over the north of the province of Málaga Málaga, moved northwest, and ended at a height of around 31 km over the province of Sevilla.

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, El 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 Michigan and other states on January 7

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We received 18 reports about a fireball seen over IL, IN, MI, OH and WI on Friday, January 7th 2022 around 23:50 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over France on January 6

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© Michel Vrinat
We received one report about a fireball seen over Nouvelle-Aquitaine on Thursday, January 6th 2022 around 03:01 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over England on January 6

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We received 8 reports about a fireball seen over England on Thursday, January 6th 2022 around 02:03 UT.

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


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NASA says Pittsburgh New Year's Day meteor explosion equivalent to 30 tonnes of TNT

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© Izvor: Wikimedia
A meteor captured by an observation camera. The Pittsburgh meteor would have been easily visible in the day had it not been for the cloudy weather
A meteor that caused an earthshaking boom over suburban Pittsburgh on New Year's Day exploded in the atmosphere with an energy blast equivalent to an estimated 30 tonnes (27,200kg) of TNT, officials said.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh initially responded, suggesting the most likely explanation was a "meteor explosion" as people took to social media in search of answers.

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Meteor fireball over New York and other states on January 3

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© Rick N.
We received 10 reports about a fireball seen over MI, NH, NY, Ontario, PA and VT on Monday, January 3rd 2022 around 10:29 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland on January 3

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© Michael F.
We received 17 reports about a fireball seen over Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Kärnten, Piemonte, Tessin, Tirol, Trentino-Alto Adige, Trentino-Südtirol, Tyrol, Valle d'Aosta and Veneto on Monday, January 3rd 2022 around 18:03 UT.

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