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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.

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Massive meteor fireball filmed over US Northeast (VIDEOS)

© Portland Police
Fireball above Portland, Maine
A fireball that the American Meteor Society described as "huge" lit up the sky over the Northeast early Tuesday.

The society said it received videos and over 160 reports of the fireball, which was spotted around 1:50 a.m. Most reports were from Maine but some came from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as parts of Ontario and Quebec.
Fireball images cease to amaze me. Viewer Michael McCormack in Portsmouth caught this on his cam. pic.twitter.com/7uiiFnpmS3

— Michael Page (@MichaelPageWx) May 17, 2016
One of the videos of the fireball was captured by the dashcam of a Portland, Maine police cruiser.

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Bright bolide recorded over Espirito Santo, Brazil

© YouTube/Exoss Citizen Science (screen capture)
Bolide recorded in southern Espirito Santo. The Exoss Citizen Science recorded a bolide early on 05/16/2016 at 4:22 am on the cities of the southern state of Espirito Santo . The event was filmed by three monitoring stations : Colatina -ES , San Jose de Uba -RJ and Campos dos Goytacazes -RJ. More details in press.exoss.org

[Translated from Portuguese by Google]

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Giant meteor fireball '10 times brighter than the full moon' explodes with loud boom over southern Finland

© Aki Taavitsainen / Ursa Mikkeli
Bright meteor over Finland
A fireball 10 times brighter than the full moon exploded in the sky of Finland on May 12, 2016. The disintegrating blue-green ball of fire emitted a powerful and loud boom reported all across southern Finland.

The meteor flew from north to south and was 10 times brighter than the full moon, according to first calculations.

The 'shockingly gorgeous' falling space rock was reported more than 100 times all over southern Finland.

The blue-green meteor flew up to 8 seconds before exploding in a loud sonic boom.

This unusually bright object traveled through the Earth's atmosphere at 16 kilometers per second and disintegrated at about 89 kilometers altitude.

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Meteor fireball caught on camera in Şanlıurfa, near Turkey's border with Syria

© Screenshot YouTube
Meteor fireball caught on camera in Şanlıurfa, near Turkey's border with Syria

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Meteor fireball blazes over US state of Georgia

© YouTube Screen Capture
Did you see it? Driver Jeremy Wall captured dashcam video of this fireball streaking across on Harrington Road in the Lawrenceville area on May 3.

The meteor was likely part of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, the first of two celestial light shows that occur every year in early May as a result of Earth passing through dust released by Halley's Comet. The shower peaks May 5 and 6 with about 10 to 20 meteors streaking across the sky per hour. The best time to catch the show is just before dawn.