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Meteor fireball over north of Spain (Jan. 30)

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This stunning bolide was spotted over Spain on January 30, at 0:26 local time (equivalent to 23:26 universal time on January 29). It was as bright as the full Moon. The fireball was observed by casual eyewitnesses, who reported it on social networks.

The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 64,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the north of Spain. It began at an altitude of about 82 km over the north of the province of Zamora, moved south, and ended at a height of around 30 km over the same province.

This bright meteor was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN) from the meteor-observing stations located at El Guijo (Madrid), Calar Alto, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, Sevilla, El Aljarafe, and La Hita (Toledo). The event has been analyzed by the principal investigator of the SMART project: Dr. Jose M. Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Meteor fireball over Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais, Brazil on January 28

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We received 3 reports about a fireball seen over Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais on Friday, January 28th 2022 around 22:46 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Texas and Mexico on January 29

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We received 69 reports about a fireball seen over Coahuila de Zaragoza and TX on Saturday, January 29th 2022 around 06:06 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos.


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Meteor fireball over UK, Ireland and the Netherlands on January 29

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We received 268 reports about a fireball seen over County Dublin, Cymru, England, Flämische Region, Flevoland, Noord-Holland, Südholland, Scotland, Utrecht, Wales and Zuid-Holland on Saturday, January 29th 2022 around 18:49 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos and 5 photos.


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Meteor fireball amazes citizens over Iquitos, Peru on January 27

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Last Thursday midnight, a meteorite fell into the atmosphere of Iquitos causing astonishment in the citizens. This phenomenon is not usual in the region, so it surprised several people.

The cameras captured illumination that lasted for at least five seconds. In addition, a young woman who was recording a Tiktok in the Belén district managed to capture this image on her cell phone.

The National Head of Meteorology and Hydrology of Senamhi in Iquitos, stated that it was the entry of a meteorite into the Loreto atmosphere that can rarely be seen in this part of the country.

Usually this phenomenon is recorded in the Andean zone of the country and for what caused surprise due, also, to the clear sky that was yesterday in the city.


(Translated by Google)

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Meteor fireball over Missouri on January 29

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We received one report about a fireball seen over MO on Saturday, January 29th 2022 around 03:31 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Alaska on January 26

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We received 2 reports about a fireball seen over AK on Wednesday, January 26th 2022 around 14:37 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Tianjin, China on January 26

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We received one report about a fireball seen over Tianjin on Wednesday, January 26th 2022 around 13:07 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over North and South Carolina on January 26

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We received 4 reports about a fireball seen over NC and SC on Wednesday, January 26th 2022 around 08:25 UT.

For this event, we received one video and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over Lazio region in Italy on January 26

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On the evening of Tuesday 25 January 2022, immediately after sunset, a clearly visible fireball was spotted and reported by many people over the skies of the Roman Sabina and the eastern areas of Rome.


(Translated by Google)