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Huge fireball lights up night sky over Phoenix, Arizona - Residents stunned as meteor explodes, shaking homes

No, that's not the sun

Comment: In terms of size, this doesn't seem to have been 'a small meteor' - it sounds more like it was a comet fragment!

Will we be seeing another Chelyabinsk type event in the not too distant future?

A meteor flared across the sky over Phoenix, Arizona Thursday morning, reportedly waking many residents from their slumber with the sound of a loud bang as it passed.

Locals took to social media to question what the noise was, as others confirmed it was a meteor streaking through the sky.

Comment: Notice the recent uptick in meteor fireball events, as well as the increase in lightning deaths, volcanic eruptions, and extreme weather.

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Two meteor fireballs illuminate Brazilian skies on two subsequent nights

© YouTube/Bramon (screen capture)
On May 29 and May 30, 2016, two fireball explosions illuminated the sky of Brazil. The first event was so big, it was captured by five different cameras. Awesome meteor videos.

On May 29, 2016, 5 cameras from Bramon, the Brazilian Meteor Observation Network, simultaneously captured a disintegrating fireball over Varginha, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

The major fireball almost entered the atmosphere vertically (97°) at an altitude of 96 km The rock disintegrated rather rapidly in a strong but short explosion brighter than the full moon at about 28 km above sea level!

First orbital analyses show that this space rock may be of cometary origin and thus related to a meteor shower.

Comment: Another meteor fireball was recorded over Brazil just over a week ago.

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Bright meteor fireball captured over Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

© YouTube/Frankie Lucena (screen capture)
This fireball was captured on May 25, 2016 at 12:35am local time. It was located just south of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico in the sky above the Caribbean Sea.

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Meteor fireball filmed over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

© Exoss
Bright meteor fireball filmed over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Flaming object falls from the sky in Sheerness, UK

© Kent Online
A flaming object fell from the sky, shaking the ground "like an explosion", according to Sheerness residents.

Zoey Cross says her 11 year old daughter Tamuka captured footage of what seemed to be a fireball plummeting towards Sheppey at 6pm yesterday.

Although it could be a flare, there is confusion as to why it was accompanied by a series of bangs and made the ground shake when it landed. It appeared to be plunging towards the sea near Beachfields park as youngsters played nearby.

The concerned mum said: "My daughter was by the sandpit and she messaged me asking if I had just heard the bang. There were two or three loud explosions that made the ground vibrate then the fireball fell from the sky."

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Brilliant meteor fireball flies through Japanese skies

© Nippon Meteor Society
Look at this brilliant fireball striking the sky of Japan on May 23, 2016.The path of disintegration is so long! Insane!

The bright meteor was recorded by cameras of the Nippon Meteor Society on May 23, 2016 at 8pm local time.

You clearly see that the disintegrating ball of fire is brighter than the moon.

I wonder if some loud booms were reported when it exploded.

Now watch other fireball events that produced sonic booms across Finland, Brazil, the USA and Canada, Argentina and Mexico since May 1, 2016.


Meteor fireball? Mysterious burning object disintegrates over Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

© YouTube/Kanishka Verma (screen capture)

The strange light was observed by baffled residents on May 20, 2016 at 8.37 pm.

Is that another big meteor exploding in thousand incandescent pieces? Well it seems that the weird flying object is disintegrating. However the phenomenon is too long to be a meteor flying in the sky.

Or could it be space junk re-entering Earth's atmosphere? According to Satview.org, no re-entries have taken place on May 20, 2016. The next re-entry is sheduled for tomorrow, May 22, 2016, at around 9pm (UTC).

So what was this weird light on fire in the night sky of India?

Comment: Actually, it is not flying too slow to be a meteor. It could be electrically charged which can have many effects on speed and trajectory.

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Extremely bright meteor fireball explodes in loud detonation over Puebla, Mexico

The giant fireball exploded in the sky of Puebla, Mexico in loud sonic boom.
This extremely bright fireball stuck the sky over Puebla, Mexico on May 21, 2016.

This major meteor exploded in a loud boom at around 1:48 am local time. Another frightening but awesome natural fireworks.

Can you just imagine seeing that flying over your head? OMG!

The meteor fireball exploded in a loud detonation. Here you can have a look at the flash of light this bright fireball produced when it disintegrated:


Meteor fireball explosion generates strong tremor in Pinamar, Argentina

A giant meteor explosion triggered a strong tremor after it disintegrated in the sky of Pinamar, Argentina on May 18, 2016.

The loud sky event occurred at 9.25 pm (local time) and generated much fear among residents of this city situated on the Atlantic coast.

After the major meteor events over Finland, Brazil, the USA and Canada, now it's the turn of Argentina to be shaken by a meteor sonic boom.

According to witnesses, the blue-green bolide crossed the sky on fire and created a strong rumble as it suddenly disappeared in a bright flash of light.

The strong tremor was most probably linked to the sonic boom, as the space rock entered the Earth's atmosphere.

Here is a video of this loud and bright fireball exploding over Argentina:

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Fireball lights up sky over Ontario, Quebec, Canada

© amsmeteors
$20,000 US reward offered for meteorite fragments of at least a kilogram

A blazing "giant" fireball streaked across the sky and exploded with a "boom" over Ontario, Quebec and several northeastern U.S. states after midnight last night.

The American Meteor Society received more than 330 reports of sightings around 12:50 a.m. ET.

"It was SO white and the bright light hurt my eyes," wrote Diana Legault of Stittsville, Ont., in an email to CBC News, who called it an "amazing sight."

Another witness in Ontario described it as a "giant ball of fire."

Someone who saw it in Canton, Maine, said three to five minutes after it appeared in the sky, he heard and felt a loud boom that "shook the home, unlike anything I have ever experienced before."

The event was captured on video from across northeastern North America, including Montreal's South Shore.

Comment: This is the same fireball that was spotted over Maine and other northeastern US States.