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Three fiery meteorites reportedly hit ground in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Meteorite in India
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One of the reported meteorites that fell near Sahibabad railway station, Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
Three meteorites have reportedly hit the ground close to Sahibabad railway station, Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 5, 2020 according to the Mahanagar Times.

Local residents reported seeing three objects falling from the sky at about ten-minute intervals, with thunder-like sounds, which caused panic in the area.

Despite heavy rains at the time and attempts at extinguishing the objects by the fire brigade, they continued smouldering for several hours afterwards, producing a noticeable smell.

News station TV9 Bharatvarsh has the following report (in Hindi):

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Oregon and SW Washington see at least 2 fireballs in night sky

1 day ago kptv.com Doorbell camera catches 1 of 2 fireballs seen in western Oregon

Doorbell camera catches 1 of 2 fireballs seen in western Oregon
If you looked up at the sky last night, you may have seen a fireball visible from western Oregon and southwest Washington!

The American Meteor Society Fireball log says there were numerous reports on the night of March 4. The first one was reported around 7:15 p.m. due southeast.


Meteor fireball seen over Ohio

A meteor shot across the night sky on Sunday and people in the Miami Valley saw it! This was a special meteor considered to be a fireball. A fireball is just a meteor that is as bright as the planet Venus. These often have a bright tail and sometimes can produce a noise when they flash across the sky. The American Meteor Society keeps track of fireball sightings across the country and according to them, it appeared around 10:22PM on Sunday.

There were reports from 16 people that were from five different states. Majority of the eye witnesses were from Ohio. Three in southwest Ohio. The AMS created a map based on reports from the witnesses and it seems the fireball may have flashed somewhere in south central, Ohio, south and east of Columbus.

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Bright meteor fireball lights up night sky over the Netherlands and Belgium

Meteor fireball over Netherlands and Belgium
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 165 reports about a meteor fireball streaking over the Netherlands and Belgium on Monday, March 2nd 2020 around 23:38 UT.

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Spectacular daytime meteor fireball explodes over Croatia and Slovenia - Shockwave sets off earthquake detectors

Meteor fireball over Croatia
© Tomislav Car
A spectacular meteor fireball exploded over Croatia and Slovenia in the northern Balkans today at 10:34 local time (09:34 UTC), Feb 28th. There are numerous reports of a loud sonic boom with the accompanying shockwave which was strong enough to show up on seismographs as an earthquake.

The Dubrovnik Times reports that in Zagreb, there was a strong rumble and tremors. A tremor was felt throughout the city, so at first everybody thought that it was an earthquake.


Reports of meteor fireball seen over Aberdeen, Scotland

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A number of people have reported seeing what they believe to be a meteor over the north-east.

According to the Aberdeen Astronomical Society "a bright light" was seen in the sky above the Bucksburn area shortly before 6am this morning.

A number of other witnesses, including people from Ellon, Montrose and even Northumberland reported seeing the object.

One eyewitness told the page how they had seen a "single stream that broke up to numerous little flares".

Comment: The event was also witnessed from across the North Sea in Denmark and the Netherlands according to the American Meteor Society.

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Eerie green meteor fireball turns night into day over Tucson, Arizona

Meteor fireball over Arizona
© YouTube/S Paris (screen capture)
If you looked up at the sky early Wednesday morning, you may have noticed something spectacular. And it definitely wasn't a bird or a plane.

On Wednesday, YouTuber S Paris captured an object zooming through the sky on his dashcam at around 5:30 a.m. In the video's description, S Paris believes the object that came down is a meteor.

With the sun still down, the video showcased a clear visual of the meteor flying through the sky.

According to YouTuber, the video was captured on the southeast side of Tucson.


Two meteor fireballs sighted across the skies of Spain's Andalucia - 3 in 4 days

Two large fireballs were seen shooting across the sky during the night of February 18 and 19. They could be observed from different points of the Andalucían provinces of Almería, Granada and Seville.

The meteor detection station Calar Alto (CAHA) reported that two large balls of fire were observed shooting across the sky in the early hours of the morning of February 18 and 19.

The first one was detected by the CAHA observation station in Almería, but because of the weather conditions (cloudy night skies), the trajectory could not be calculated nor could more information be collected.

The second fireball, observed on February 19, could just as the first one be observed by the Almería observatory, but also by the observatories in Sierra Nevada (Granada) and Seville.

Comment: Four nights later saw yet another: Bright meteor filmed over Andalusia, Spain

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Bright meteor filmed over Andalusia, Spain

Meteor over Spain
© YouTube/Meteors (screen capture)
On Feb. 23, at around 0:22 local time, numerous casual eyewitnesses saw a beautiful and bright meteor over the south of Spain. It was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 43,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 70 km over Almería (Andalusia), and ended at a height of around 29 km over the Mediterranean Sea.

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from the meteor-observing stations located at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), and Sevilla. 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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A falling meteor fireball caught on camera in Russia's Karelia

The natural phenomenon occurred at 4:35 local time and lasted for about six seconds.
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A falling meteor was caught on a CCTV camera in the Segezhsky district of the Russian Republic of Karelia.

The footage shows a meteor falling at a high speed in the skies above a populated area before a bright flash occurs.

The fall of the meteor happened early in the morning and lasted for about six seconds. Eyewitnesses say that the meteor landed with a loud bang.