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Meteor fireball over California on September 23

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© Robert Lunsford (University of Arizona)
We received 11 reports about a fireball seen over CA on Thursday, September 22nd 2022 around 03:35 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over the UK and Ireland on September 14

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© Paul M.
We received 876 reports about a fireball seen over County Carlow, County Cavan, County Clare, County Cork, County Donegal, County Dublin, County Galway, County Kilkenny, County Leitrim, County Limerick, County Louth, County Mayo, County Sligo, County Tipperary, County Waterford, County Wexford, County Wicklow, England and No on Wednesday, September 14th 2022 around 20:58 UT.

For this event, we received 10 videos and 4 photos.


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Scientists shine light on 66-million-year-old meteorite wildfire mystery

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© compiled by Vellekoop et al
(A) location map of the study area. (B) paleogeographic reconstruction of Gulf of Mexico and Baja California Pacific margin taken from Stéphan et al, and Helenes & Carreño, with location of this study, Chicxulub crater, and impact-related slumps, faults, slides, and tsunami deposits.
The meteorite that wiped out Earth's dinosaurs instantly ignited forest wildfires up to thousands of kilometres from its impact zone, scientists have discovered.

The six-mile-wide meteorite struck the Yucatan peninsula in what is now Mexico at the end of the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction that killed off more than 75 percent of living species.

Uncertainty and debate have surrounded the circumstances behind the devastating wildfires known to have been caused by the strike, with several theories as to how and when they started, and their full extent.

By analysing rocks dating to the time of the strike, a team of geoscientists from the UK, Mexico and Brazil has recently discovered that some of the fires broke out within minutes, at most, of the impact, in areas stretching up to 2500km or more from the impact crater.

Wildfires that broke out in coastal areas were short-lived, as the backwash from the mega-tsunami caused by the impact swept charred trees offshore.

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Meteor fireball over Idaho on September 9

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We received 6 reports about a fireball seen over ID, MT and OR on Friday, September 9th 2022 around 04:57 UT.

For this event, we received one video and 2 photos.


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Meteor fireball over Morocco (Sept. 5 )

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This bright bolide was seen from Spain on September 5, at 2:01 local time (equivalent to 0:01 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 235,000 km/h. The fireball overflew Morocco. It began at an altitude of about 133 km over the Mediterranean Sea, moved southwest, and ended at a height of around 78 km over the locality of Iamourane.

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, CAHA, OSN, La Sagra, 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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Meteor fireball over Scotland and the Netherlands on September 4

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We received 45 reports about a fireball seen over Noord-Holland, Scotland and Utrecht on Sunday, September 4th 2022 around 20:46 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball crosses the sky of 3 cities in Minas Gerais, Brazil on September 5

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Meteor in Minas Gerais

The cameras of Clima ao Vivo and Bramon, recorded a meteor that crossed the sky of the South and Southeast of Brazil, in the dawn of this Monday (05). Check out the locations and our partners below:

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Minas Gerais

- Pedro Leopoldo/MG - Blink Telecom
- Patos de Minas/MG - Ivan Soares (Bramon)
- Belo Horizonte/MG - Aeroclube de Minas Gerais


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Meteor fireball over New York and other states on September 3

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© Rick Needham
We received 112 reports about a fireball seen over CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, Ontario, PA, Québec, Quebec and VT on Saturday, September 3rd 2022 around 03:30 UT.

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


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Amazing meteor fireball over the Atlantic Ocean (Sept. 3)

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This stunning bolide was spotted over Spain on September 3, at 5:34 local time (equivalent to 3:34 universal time). It was as bright as the full Moon. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 57,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the Gulf of Cádiz. It began at an altitude of about 94 km over the Atlantic Ocean, moved southeast, and ended at a height of around 38 km over the sea, over a point located at about 300 meters from the coast of the province of Cádiz (southwest of Spain).

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 Observatory (Toledo), 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).


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Meteor fireball over New York and other states on August 29

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We received 121 reports about a fireball seen over CT, DE, MD, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, Ontario, PA, Quebec, VA and WV on Monday, August 29th 2022 around 00:48 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos.