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Explosion in sky startles early risers in Malaysia (July 23)

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© Loh Chee Kean,
A photograph by Astronomical Society of Penang member Loh Chee Kean of the unidentified flying object, captured from his personal observatory camera, July 23, 2021
A bright spark and loud boom within Penang's airspace startled many early risers on a Wednesday morning, who were puzzled by an object apparently falling from the sky.

Those living in the southwest district of Sg Ara thought that it was a blast from the nearby quarry site, and others questioned if it was remnants of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' rocket launch to space.

It is possible that it is rubbish falling from the International Space Station, which is usually left to burn up in the earth's atmosphere.

Astronomy enthusiast Lim Choon Kiat, 49, was keeping watch at the time, taking pictures of the night sky, but missed the event by two minutes.

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Meteor fireball lights up the sky over Pilbara, Western Australia

Perth Observatory’s Matt Woods confirmed it
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Perth Observatory’s Matt Woods confirmed it was a meteor known as a bolide — French for missile. Appearing as a fireball in the sky, it was likely a space rock the size of a cricket ball or slightly larger plunging towards earth that burned up high in Earth’s atmosphere, before it could hit.
Two of Roebourne's finest have been left gobsmacked after their night on the beat was interrupted by a meteor.

Police bodycam vision captured the fireball lighting up the Pilbara sky, shocking the officers who were talking with a local at the time.

"Did you see that, did you see that?" says one.

"Oh wow! That was a big flash I thought that was a torch. Make a wish, quick, make a wish," says a female officer who has her back turned when the meteor first lights up the sky.


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North Texas residents observe bright meteor fireball, boom reported

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© YouTube/Wood County Now (screen capture)
North Texas residents took to social media Sunday night to discuss and share videos of a flash streaking across the sky.

Many people across Dallas-Fort Worth noted they saw a brilliant fireball about 8:57 p.m. Sunday. In fact, it was seen as far south as Austin, as far north as Oklahoma and as far east as Louisiana.

It streaked from the southwest to the northeast and exploded, evidently over Northeast Texas. One resident in Bonham said it "shook his house."


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Bright meteor fireball lights up night sky over Norway

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© YouTube/Guardian News (screen capture)
An 'unusually large' meteor briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, as it sped at up to 20km per second across the morning sky. Reports of sightings started at around 1am, with sightings of the phenomenon recorded as far north as Trondheim. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage


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Meteor fireball over the south of Spain (July 24)

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On 24 July 2021, at about 0:00 h local time, a slow-moving fireball was spotted over Spain. This bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 75,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the provinces of Ciudad Real (region of Castilla-La Mancha) and Jaén (Andalusia). It began over the south of Ciudad Real at an altitude of about 85 km, and ended over the province of Jaén at a height of around 34 km.

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 Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), La Sagra (Granada), Calar Alto (Almería), Cerro Negro (Sevilla), Sierra Nevada (Granada), and Madrid (Jaime Izquierdo, Complutense University of Madrid). 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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14 cameras record a meteor fireball over Brazil

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Live Weather Cameras recorded a meteor in Minas Gerais and São Paulo in the early hours of Monday (19).


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Large meteor fireball visible for 27 seconds over Puerto Rico

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A large meteor was visible at 4.55 local time this Friday from almost all of Puerto Rico as reported by the Caribbean Astronomy Society (SAC).

"Although most meteors are only visible for a few seconds, this event was significant since images that we managed to capture show that it was visible for 27 seconds, that is almost half a minute," said Eddie Irizarry, vice president of the SAC.

"It looked bigger and bigger, it didn't look like a common meteor," said Idaly Correa, who witnessed the spectacular sighting from the municipality of Guayanilla.

The SAC director clarified that despite the long duration of the meteor, it was not space debris, but a natural meteor, that is, a space rock disintegrating through the atmosphere.


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Meteor fireball explodes in the sky over Brazil

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Live Climate Cameras and Bramon recorded a meteor in Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Bahia and Distrito Federal in the early hours of this Thursday (15).


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Meteor fireball spotted in Minas Gerais and Goiás, Brazil

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Live Weather Cameras recorded a meteor in Minas Gerais and Goiás at dawn this Monday (12).


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Meteor fireball explodes over Taiwan

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© East Coast National Scenic Area Administration
Dozens of spectacular videos surfaced on social media Wednesday (July 7) after a meteor blasted through the atmosphere over Taiwan.

Shortly after 12:02 a.m. on Wednesday, the Lulin Observatory, located at the summit of Lulin Mountain in Nantou County's Xinyi Township, recorded a meteor erupting into a ball of fire as it burst through the atmosphere. Within a span of 50 seconds, the meteor could be seen streaking across the sky as it ignited into a series of explosions.

It flashed four times during its descent, with each ignition causing the fireball to grow bigger and brighter. After the fourth explosion, the extraterrestrial orb went dark and disappeared below the horizon.

Soon, residents of Taipei as well as Yilan, Hualien, and Taitung counties posted videos of the unusual atmospheric phenomenon. Some people reported hearing a sonic boom following each flash of light.