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Meteor fireball over Texas and other states on December 2

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We received 20 reports about a fireball seen over Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas on Saturday, December 2nd 2023 around 01:03 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over UK and Ireland on November 30

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We received 105 reports about a fireball seen over County Galway, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland on Thursday, November 30th 2023 around 17:21 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos.


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Meteor fireball over North Carolina and other states on November 26

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We received 61 reports about a fireball seen over DC, MD, MI, NC, OH, PA, SC, VA and WV on Sunday, November 26th 2023 around 00:31 UT.

For this event, we received one video.

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Meteor fireball lit up the night sky over Western Australia on November 22

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A fireball lit up the night sky over Western Australia earlier this week, according to reports. The meteor event was caught on video, and captured by local dashcams and observatories. Footages of the ball of flame were posted online and different social media platforms showed that it entered Earth's atmosphere on Wednesday night, November 22. Following the spectacle, there have been no reports of property damage or casualties from a potential meteor strike.

Comments regarding the Western Australia fireball suggest that the celestial body could be a larger object from the Leonid meteor shower that peaked last Friday or Saturday, November 17, or November 18. Regardless, the recent space object was observed in the Australian city of Perth and other locations across the state. Earlier this year, a fireball was also seen in Australia, near its southern region, but it turned out to be a Russian rocket body that fell back to Earth.


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Meteor fireball over Alaska on November 22

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We received 3 reports about a fireball seen over AK on Wednesday, November 22nd 2023 around 03:46 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Missouri and other states on November 22

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We received 16 reports about a fireball seen over IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE and OK on Wednesday, November 22nd 2023 around 00:56 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over Florida and Georgia on November 20

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We received 18 reports about a fireball seen over FL and GA on Monday, November 20th 2023 around 11:21 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Best of the Web: Meteorite impact suspected as parked car is punctured in Strasbourg, France

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The fire department in Strasbourg, France, said it suspected "the fall of a stellar body" as the culprit.

Officials in Strasbourg are investigating a suspected meteorite strike, after a parked car was found with a 50-centimetre diameter hole in its roof.

The fire department were called out early on Monday morning to reports of smoke coming from a car which was parked in a suburb of the city in north-east France.

"Following reconnaissance by the first team, we suspect the fall of a stellar body," wrote the Bas-Rhin Sdis, the regional fire department, in its intervention report published mid-day.

"When we arrived, we noticed a relatively large impact, around 50 centimetres in diameter, which had gone through the roof, underbody and fuel tank of the vehicle", fire department captain Matthieu Colobert told AFP.

A search concluded that there was no radioactivity.

Comment: French meteor experts say the country has recorded just 50 or so meteorite falls over four centuries.

So what would you say if we told you that, just 20km west of Strasbourg, and just 4 months ago, another meteorite fell and actually hit someone?!..

Woman struck by meteorite as she sat on her terrace in Alsace, France


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Meteor fireball over British Columbia, Oregon and Washington on November 17

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We received 92 reports about a fireball seen over British Columbia, OR and WA on Friday, November 17th 2023 around 14:24 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Ohio and other states on November 16

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We received 153 reports about a fireball seen over IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, NY, OH, Ontario, PA, WI and WV on Thursday, November 16th 2023 around 00:55 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos and one photo.