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Bright meteor fireball observed over Scotland and Northern Ireland

Scotland meteor fireball
© AMS (screen capture)
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 122 reports (event 2983-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over County Donegal, County Dublin, County Galway, County Louth, County Roscommon, County Sligo, County Wicklow, England, Northern Ireland, Peel, Scotland and Wales on Wednesday, May 26th 2021 around 21:53 UT.


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Loud boom, shaking in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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© L. Todd Spencer
If you heard a loud boom at the Oceanfront and other areas in Hampton Roads, you're not alone.

Several people are reporting their house shook and there were booming sounds this morning, with the first around 11 a.m.
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One person in north Virginia Beach said they heard "a loud noise like thunder" in First Landing Park off of Shore Drive. In Hampton and Poquoson, several residents said their windows rattled and they felt their houses shake.

Paul Carusol, a seismologist with United State Geological Services, said the agency saw a spike on its seismometers.

Don Blakeman, another seismologist with the agency, said analysts with USGS do not believe there was an earthquake.

When asked whether jets could cause some kind of sonic boom and show up on the agency's monitors, Blakeman said it's possible. Over the years people from Virginia and the Carolinas have called USGS thinking there was an earthquake, which Blakeman said turned out to be a sonic boom caused by military activity.

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Meteor fireball spotted over Maryland Tuesday May 25

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Shortly before 10 PM on Tuesday May 25 2021, a large fireball streaked across the sky of the Mid Atlantic US. This was centered over Maryland and captured by various cameras. Thanks to Mike Hankey, his All Sky Cam network, and the American Meteor Society for enhancing the documentation of the event.


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Meteor fireball streaks over northeast Brazil

Brazil meteor fireball
© YouTube/Bramon (screen capture)
A beautiful meteor was seen on the night of Saturday, May 22, in four states in the Northeast. The phenomenon occurred at 18:59 (Brasília time) on the coast of Rio Grande do Norte and was recorded by the cameras of BRAMON and Clima ao Vivo in Rio Grande do Norte, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Ceará.

(Translated by google).


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Green meteor fireball recorded over Morocco

Meteor fireball over Morocco
© YouTube/American Meteor Society (screen capture)
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 5 reports (event 2847-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over Casablanca-Settat, Drâa-Tafilalet, Marrakesh-Safi and Souss Massa on Monday, May 17th 2021 around 20:31 UT.

For this event, the AMS received 2 videos.


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Daytime meteor fireball recorded by cameras in Bahia, Brazil

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Day Meteor

Live Weather Cameras recorded a meteor during the morning of this Monday (17th) in Bahia. Check the locations below:

- Andaraí / BA - Ibsol Telecom
- Ibiquera / BA - Ibsol Telecom
- Ibitiara / BA - Ibsol Telecom
- Miguel Calmon / BA - Heptanet


(Translated by Google)

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Meteor fireball seen over Shanxi, China

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We received one report about a fireball seen over Shanxi on Friday, May 7th 2021 around 16:42 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Slow-moving meteor fireball recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

Meteor fireball over Med
© YouTube/Meteors (screen capture)
This slow bolide was recorded form Spain on 2021 May 14 at 4:25 local time (equivalent to 2:25 universal time). It overflew the Mediterranean Sea between the coasts of Spain and Morocco. The fireball was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 68,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 89 km over the Mediterranean Sea over a point located at about 13 km from the coast of Spain, and ended at a height of around 29 km over a point located at about 34 km from the coast of Morocco.

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), Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), and Sevilla.


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Meteor fireball spotted in evening skies over Cork, Ireland

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The fireball was seen from many different areas of Cork last night

An unusual sight was spotted in Cork skies last night when a meteorite was filmed blazing through the sky before it had even gone dark.

Footage shared on Twitter last night shows the fireball blasting across the Cork skyline while it was still bright.

The video was taken in Ballinhassig at around 9:26pm with experts saying it would be unusual for it to be a meteorite so early in the night.

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Daylight meteor fireball filmed over San Francisco, California

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A METEOR which flew through the Californian skies in broad daylight left some locals wondering if the incoming space rock hit the Santa Cruz mountains.

Earlier today, a meteor flew through the skies of California. Tens of people in California saw the meteor, most of those around the San Francisco area. Witnesses flocked to the International Meteor Organisation (IMO) to report their sighting.

Some were concerned that it was going to make land surface - which it did not.

A person named Cole told the IMO: "It was extremely close looking compared to any other meteor-like object I've observed and was headed towards the direction of Briones Reservoir.

"Could've touched down not too far from my location but am unsure. Very visible fragmentation."