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Meteor fireball over Connecticut and adjacent states on December 15

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We received 13 reports about a fireball seen over CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA and RI on Wednesday, December 15th 2021 around 08:00 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Virginia and other states on December 15

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We received 26 reports about a fireball seen over MD, NC, NH, NJ, OH, PA, VA and VT on Wednesday, December 15th 2021 around 03:22 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over England on December 14

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We received 100 reports about a fireball seen over County Dublin and England on Tuesday, December 14th 2021 around 23:02 UT.

For this event, we received 4 videos and 2 photos.


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Meteor fireball over Guangdong Province, China on December 8

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over 广东省 and Guangdong Province on Wednesday, December 8th 2021 around 13:16 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Shanghai, China on December 10

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over Shanghai on Friday, December 10th 2021 around 19:33 UT.

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


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Bright meteor fireball over Heilongjiang, China on December 8

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We received one report about a fireball seen over 黑龙江省 ( Heilongjiang Province) on Wednesday, December 8th 2021 around 18:05 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over southern France on December 13

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We received 326 reports about a fireball seen over Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Genève, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, Piemonte and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur on Monday, December 13th 2021 around 17:05 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball streaks over Vancouver Island on December 12

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© Sean Mark
Many Vancouver Island residents took notice as a bright streaking light flared across the skies Sunday.

Described by some as a "fireball" followed by a loud explosion just after 5 p.m., reports of the celestial event lit up social media from around the island — including Saanich, Duncan, Port Alberni and Campbell River.

Some who reported hearing the loud bang said they thought it might have been an earthquake, but B.C. seismologist John Cassidy suggested it may have been a meteor.


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Meteor fireball over Idaho and California on December 10

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We received 9 reports about a fireball seen over CA and ID on Friday, December 10th 2021 around 13:48 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball 'as bright as a full moon' shoots through Andalucian sky in Spain on December 7

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According to the description made by the Smart project on their website, a "spectacular fireball" shot across the Andalucian sky on the night of December 7, at 10:31pm. "Its brightness was similar to that of the full moon", says the site.

Jose Maria Madiedo is the researcher responsible for carrying out this analysis for the SMART project. He is an astrophysicist from Granada's Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia IAA-CSIC.

Madiedo pointed out that the rock that caused this phenomenon, entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of about 86,000km/h, and came from an asteroid. These types of rocks that intersect the Earth's orbit are called "meteoroids".


Comment: Earlier on the same day: Meteor fireball over Sevilla and Córdoba, Spain (Dec. 7)