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Massive meteor fireball last month turned night into day in Adelaide, Australia

A late night sight that definitely woke up countless residents!

Fireball over Adelaide
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Late last month, Australia's Adelaide experienced a spectacular and somewhat alarming sight as a fireball released a massive flare in the night sky before plummeting to Earth.

The meteor, captured on the Royal Adelaide Hospital's helipad camera, shined so bright that it made the sky appear to be in mid-sunrise at one point.

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Large Fireball Lights up Skies Over Andalucia, Southern Spain

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In the early hours of Saturday June 1st 2019, a large fireball was seen above the skies of Southern Spain. The startling spectacle lasted approximately 3 seconds as the meteor/fireball turned night into day for a brief moment over the town of Benamaurel, Granada province.
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Driver shocked as meteor fireball flashes across south east England

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A 'FIREBALL' has been seen blazing a trail across the skies of Sussex.

One Twitter user said: "Just driving through and looked up to see something we could only describe as a fireball.

"It was a real 'wow' moment, I just saw it fly across the windscreen.

"It was low and very fireball-like."

The UK Meteor Observation Network posted an image of the fireball, taken in East Barnet in London.

Fireball seen in Sussex
© UK Meteor Observation Network
Fireball seen in Sussex

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Mystery surrounds 'massive bang' in Plymouth, England

Loud bang in Plymouth, England
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Plymouth residents say they were woken to "a massive bang" in the middle of the night - but no-one knows what it was.

Several people on social media said there was some activity in the St Judes area of the city during the early hours of Monday morning.

She tweeted: "there was a massive bang at 4.10am heard in st Jude's, anyone know what it was please? Scared the life outta me it was so loud."

Comment: A subsequent article reports that the loud bang was caused by fireworks. The noise was heard the Hooe, Laira, Mutley and St Jude's sections of Plymouth which encompasses about a 4-5 mile area. We doubt fireworks could cause such an uproar at 4:00 am.
"I sat up and opened the window, (I live in an attic room, so I have a very good view south over the PL4 area and over to PL1 and PL9) but couldn't see anything. I could hear seagulls flying away, squawking in surprise and fear.

"To me the boom noise sounded like a firework, but I saw no fireworks or lights in the sky.

One comment on social media read: "Defo a pretty firework, I saw it whilst working nights on Laira train depot."

Another said: " Sure there were fireworks going off between 3-4 o'clock I could hear from Mutley."



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Nighttime meteor fireball reported flying over Germany, France

Fireball over Germany
© Martin R.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 8 reports of a meteor flying over Germany and France on the night of May 22, 2019. AMS member Jurgen D. uploaded video footage of the event from his all-sky camera:


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Meteor fireball captured over northern Germany

Fireball over Germany
© Andre K.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received two reports of a meteor over northern Germany on May 24, 2019. AMS member A. Knofel uploaded video footage of the fireball as is flew over Tauche:


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Meteor fireball flies over La Aparecida, Spain

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On May 25, 2019, American Meteor Society member V. Cayuelas Moila recorded video of a fireball as it flew over southeastern Spain.


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Meteor fireball lights up Queensland sky in Australia

A view of the meteor from The Hummock Lookout,
© Ezi-Web Wholesale Bargara/ Tim Sayre
A view of the meteor from The Hummock Lookout, left, and a still from dashcam footage taken on McCarthy Road, in Bundaberg.
Some Queenslanders are counting their lucky stars after catching a glimpse of what's believed to be a bright meteor.

Tim Sayre and his wife were two skygazers left in awe when the night sky lit up above their car about 6.40pm on Monday.

They captured the shooting star on dashcam on McCarthy Road, in Bundaberg.

"Really a case of the right place, right time!" Sayre told 7NEWS.com.au.


Comment: Two other similar events have happened over the same continent within the last 8 days: Spectacular light show as meteor fireball lights up south-eastern Australia

Meteor fireball detonates over Australia's Northern Territory, turns night into day


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Meteor fireball lights up Northern New Zealand's sky

Meteor Over NZ
© ABC
Kiwis and Australians witnessed a short but stunning light show as a meteor burnt up in the atmosphere just after midnight.
Kiwis and Australians witnessed a short but stunning light show in our skies this morning as a meteor burnt up in the atmosphere just after midnight.

At around 12.25am Northlanders were woken to a flight of light, a deep rumbling and a flash of colour flying off the burning meteor.

Locals took to social media to describe what they saw and heard, with many revealing they thought it was a supersonic aircraft.

"It was a meteor. I saw it really close overhead at Oromahoe shortly after midnight. I could see green, yellow, orange flames coming off the rock as it burnt up," described one Northlander.

"It was very close and incredibly bright and afterwards there was a long rumbling sound. It was certainly bright enough to be seen at Paihia and Kaikohe."

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Meteor fireball detonates over Australia's Northern Territory, turns night into day

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A meteor has lit up the Northern Territory night sky with a flash that created "daylight" in Alice Springs and a noise that shook windows.

NT Police Duty Superintendent James O'Brien said officers received a phone call from an Alice Springs resident just after midnight, and quickly started checking their own CCTV vision.

The footage shows the meteor also shooting over Tennant Creek, more than 500 kilometres north of Alice Springs.

"We were a bit dubious about it," he said.

"But then we started looking around our CCTV and the one in Tennant Creek sees this beautiful purple light coming down.

"And the ones in Alice Springs basically show Alice Springs showing up like daylight. It was quite magnificent."