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Bright meteor fireball over Japan on February 18

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A bright fireball streamed this morning! This is a view of the fireball at 3:10:06 on February 18, 2024, as captured by a camera pointed north from Fuji. It brightened at the end and lit up the sky like lightning. It was a scattered meteor.


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Bright meteor fireball over Antalya, Türkiye on February 16

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An object falling from the sky in the evening hours in Antalya's Kepez district caused great excitement.

The images captured on mobile phone cameras spread rapidly on social media. Many people claimed that this object was a meteor.

Eyewitnesses stated that they saw a bright light falling in the sky and then heard a loud noise.

However, it is not yet known exactly where this object fell. Comments were made on social media about a meteor falling in Antalya.


(Translated by Google)

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Meteor fireball over Texas and 3 other states on February 13

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We received 28 reports about a fireball seen over Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas on Wednesday, February 14th 2024 around 00:53 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Illinois and other states February 10

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We received 19 reports about a fireball seen over IA, IL, KS, MO and NE on Saturday, February 10th 2024 around 01:50 UT.

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


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Bright meteor fireball crosses the sky of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil on February 9

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Bright meteor crosses the sky of São Paulo and Minas Gerais - 02/09/24


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Meteor fireball over Tennessee and other states on February 7

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We received 13 reports about a fireball seen over Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee on Wednesday, February 7th 2024 around 06:48 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over Florida on February 4

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We received 13 reports about a fireball seen over FL and Florida on Sunday, February 4th 2024 around 23:50 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over California on February 3

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We received 5 reports about a fireball seen over California on Saturday, February 3rd 2024 around 08:08 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos and 2 photos.


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Meteor fireball over Georgia and other states on February 1

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We received 36 reports about a fireball seen over AL, AR, GA, Georgia, Indiana, KY, MS, NC, North Carolina, SC, Tennessee and TN on Thursday, February 1st 2024 around 05:39 UT.

For this event, we received 5 videos and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over the south of Spain (Jan 30)

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This video shows a bolide recorded on January 30, at 23:17 local time (equivalent to 22:17 universal time). The fireball was observed by a wide number of 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 51,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the provinces of Granada and Almería (Spain). It began at an altitude of about 78 km over Loja (province of Granada), moved southeast, and ended at a height of around 41 km over Ruescas (province of Almería).

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 Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, La Sagra (Granada), 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).