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Bright meteor fireball blazes over Shetland, Scotland

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LOCAL astronomers agree that a fireball seen over Sumburgh airport on Friday evening was a sporadic meteor.

The meteor was captured by one of the Sumburgh Head cliff cameras operated by Shetland Webcam and shared on You Tube.


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Dozens report seeing meteor fireball over northern New England

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A meteor almost surely traveled across the sky over northern New England early Wednesday night, substantiated by numerous reports in the area.

At least two dozen people from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts submitted fireball reports though the American Meteor Society's website.


Reports were submitted from 5:20 p.m. to 6:04 p.m., indicating the flash happened at about 5:15 p.m. Most people said it lasted for 3.5 seconds.

Here's a map of the reports filed on AMS:
AMS fireball map over NE US
© AMS

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Mystery surrounds 'massive flash and boom' over Somerset, UK

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A Somerset resident has spoken of the moment he witnessed what he described as a "massive flash and deep boom" in the sky above his home, prompting the question - what was it?

Martin Mulchinock, from Priddy, near Wells, has been left scratching his head over what the flash and boom was and is wondering whether anyone else heard or saw anything.

The flash and boom could have been seen or heard across Mendip and surrounding areas.

He said: "At approximately 9:55 pm, there was a massive flash in the night sky. A trail was visible but dissipated quickly.

"Roughly five minutes later there was a deep boom which disturbed the grouse. It was pretty dramatic.

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Meteor fireball reported over Cape Town, South Africa

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A bright meteor exploded over Cape Town, South Africa around 18:05 UTC on January 16, 2019 (20:05 local time). Bright light produced by the object was followed by very loud sound and ground shaking.

The American Meteor Society has so far received 6 reports about this event. If you witnessed it, please fill out this form.

People from all over the Cape, from Hermanus to Franschhoek, Cape Town and all the way to the Swartland, have been talking about the 'massive flash of flight' that appeared suddenly in the twilight sky, The Citizen reports.

According to witnesses, this bright object was followed by a loud bang that shook the ground and rattled houses and windows.

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Giant fireball caught on home security cameras in Michigan

Fireball over MI
© WOODTV/Dan Klosterman
Last week, reports from states all over the Midwest started pouring in about a brilliantly bright meteor that streaked across the sky in the middle of the night.

Dan Kloosterman's home security camera in Byron Center was facing in just the right direction to catch the glorious sight at 3:10 a.m. Friday. In Plainfield Township, Christine Ford's security camera got the image from another angle.

The video verifies several reports filed with the Amercian Meteor Society of a fireball meteor that night.
AMS report
© WoodTV/AMS
According to the society, a meteor is considered a "fireball" if it is exceptionally bright, or as bright as the planet Venus, in the night sky. The video submitted to 24 Hour News 8 is exceptionally bright.

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Meteor fireball lights up night sky over Edmonton, Alberta

Fireball over Edmonton
© Fred Thornhill/Reuters
Some stargazers in the Edmonton area reported seeing a large fireball streak across the sky Thursday night.
A few Edmonton-area skywatchers reported seeing a huge fireball light up the sky above northern Alberta Thursday night.

Dozens of people took to social media to report that a meteor was spotted around 10:45 p.m. above the Edmonton skyline.

"I was looking out my balcony when I saw a bright ball of light flying through the air," wrote one witness on Reddit.

"It eventually disappeared/broke up mid flight!"

Six people from Edmonton to Crossfield, Alta., filed reports of fireball sightings to the American Meteor Society on Thursday evening.

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Strange noise heard in the skies of Malacca, Malaysia

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On January 9, 2019, YouTube user 'suraya' posted video footage of strange noises he heard in the skies of Malacca, Malaysia:


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Strange sounds heard in Greenland's skies

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YouTube user 'Finn Enoksen' uploaded video footage of strange sounds he heard in the skies of Greenland on January 4th:


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Dash cam captures meteor fireball flying over southern British Columbia

Fireball over southern BC
An Okanagan man had the video to prove that what he saw in the sky over Okanagan Lake on Monday was more than just a tall tale.

Jeremiah Hyslop was on his way home to West Kelowna just after midnight when he saw a flash of light streak across the sky.

"At the time I actually thought it was an airplane going down because it was that size and shape," Hyslop said.

When the streak of light quickly grew larger, he knew he was watching a meteor.


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Hundreds report seeing bright meteor fireball over East Coast, US

US East coast fireball
© SOURCE/AMERICAN METEOR SOCIETY
Fireball seen from West New York, New Jersey, on Jan. 9, 2018. The bright meteor was seen from New York down to North Carolina.
If you saw a giant ball of burning light fall toward Earth this morning along the East Coast, you're not alone.

Multiple reports of a meteor have surfaced over the course of the day Wednesday, ranging north from New York through New Jersey, Pennsylvania and south to Virginia and North Carolina.

The best available video of the burning object was captured by a camera in West New York, New Jersey.


Comment: The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received over 450 reports about a fireball seen over CT, DE, MD, MS, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC and VA on Wednesday, January 9th 2019 around 11:34 UT.