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Las Vegas Allsky camera captures slow moving meteor

© Via YouTube/AMS American Meteor Society
Slow moving meteor with small frag.

Credit: Dolan Dave Las Vegas Allsky Cam.

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Bright meteor fireball explodes over Espírito Santo, Brazil

© YouTube/Exoss Citizen Science (screen capture)
According to globo.com a meteor fireball exploded in the sky above Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil on Sunday 11th June. It is estimated that the fireball struck the Capixaba sky at a speed of 48.5 km / h.

It was recorded by an Exoss Citizen Science station (Luciana Fontes) located in Vitória. Preliminary data from Exoss indicates the magnitude recorded was -5, meaning that the glow of the fireball was similar to that of the planet Venus as seen from Earth.

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Meteor fireball streaks over Florida

© YouTube/American Meteor Society (screen capture)
This is in reference to event 1891-2017 meteor seen in Florida on 6/09/2017 at 11:30 pm local time I checked my skycam video
And have video of the event.
Credit:Joseph Gresham

Comment: The American Meteor Society (AMS) have received 31 reports (Event 1891-2017) of a meteor fireball over Florida on Saturday, June 10th 2017 around 03:25 UT.

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Flaming meteor fireball seen exploding in South Africa

© Wikimedia.
The Southern Cross, near where the meteor fragment passed.
A resident was astounded when he spotted a large fireball while stargazing at Kaapmuiden last week. He approached an astronomical expert to find out what it was.

A resident spotted a massive fireball in the sky, the result of a falling meteor fragment, while stargazing last Tuesday at 19:35.

Bertus van der Merwe said he was standing outside his house, looking south, when a large fireball came from the east, moved west over the treetops and exploded. He was stunned and mesmerised, as it wasn't just a light, he could make out flames.

He said when he went back into his house, he joked that he now knew where the expression "great balls of fire" comes from.

Van der Merwe found a fireball report form on the Internet and sent it to Tim Cooper of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa for answers.

Given the size and brightness of the fireball, Cooper stated that it might have been a large meteor fragment. After determining Van der Merwe's location, Cooper plotted the path the meteor may have followed.


Possible meteorite impact in Jaipur, India

© TopYaps
The universe has its own peculiar ways to establish contact with the planet Earth. Although we have been quite lucky for the past hundreds of years that nothing as destructive as the extinction of dinosaurs has happened, however, every now and then, the cosmic bodies give us a visit in the form of meteorites.

Monday night turned into a nightmarish experience for the people of Mukundpura village when a mysterious object resembling a fireball fell on the farm of Banshi Bagha. Scared and skeptical of the object, people spent the night fearing an explosion. The area is situated on the outskirts of city of Jaipur.

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Meteor fireball filmed across Washington DC sky

Fireball spotted across DC sky

Some people around D.C., Maryland and Virginia witnessed a fireball light up the sky Tuesday night just before 10 p.m.

This fireball, which appears to be a shooting, burst of light, is actually a meteor. The meteor is a piece of debris and appears bright because it is burning up as it passes through our atmosphere.

This fireball or meteor was reported to the American Meteor Society 28 times. If a fireball or meteor were to reach Earth's surface, it would be called a meteorite.

Small meteors pass through our atmosphere almost every day, but most go undetected.


Greek photographer captures meteor fireball over Corfu

© Bill Metallinos
The photo above showing a startling fireball appearing to rip apart the night sky was seen during a star observation session at Mount Pantokrator on the Greek island of Corfu.

I had set my camera up to get a picture of our small group and before long this brilliant meteor lit up the surrounding landscape. It was approximately -8 magnitude or about 25 times brighter than Venus at its brightest -- so bright that we were bathed in a sea of blue-green light. You can see the reflection on my 16 in (41 cm) telescope, on the table at right-center and on the side of my car.

Click here to see a short animation. [Revised May 2017]


Doorbell camera captures meteor fireball exploding over Arizona

© Via YouTube/Vivint Smart Home
A meteor flew over Arizona at 3 a.m. Not many saw it, but these 2 Vivint Smart Home customers were able to catch it on their doorbell camera.


Meteor fireball lights up southern English coast

A fireball brighter than the moon lit up the skies over Dawlish on Thursday night - and a video shows the spectacular ball of light plummeting down to earth.

An amazing video, shot by Dawlish Beach Cam, shows the fireball, otherwise known as a meteor, at 11.38pm. It is reported that over 50 members of the public reported seeing phenomenal light ball to the UK Meteor Network.

The operators of the Dawlish Beach Cam reported the sighting to the UK Meteor Network.

A spokesman from Dawlish Beach Cam said: "This particular type is known as a Bolide fireball which means that it is brighter than the moon.

"The team are still collating information on this particular event but they do have some other footage and the trajectory they believe the fireball took.

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Meteor fireball explodes over southern Switzerland

© YouTube/OGVT (screen capture)
#Meteor over the southern part of #Switzerland recorded in #Montsevelier #ValTerbi #Jura on 06/02/2017, 00:38:41 UTC

Further data: http://www.meteorastronomie.ch/detail...