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Meteor fireball over Spain on September 9

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On 9 September 2021, at about 0:47h local time, a bright fireball was spotted over the center of Spain. This bolide was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 72,000 km / h.

The fireball overflew the province of Ciudad Real (region of Castilla-La Mancha).

It began over that province at an altitude of about 98 km, and ended at a height of around 35 km.

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 Sevilla, La Hita (Toledo), La Sagra (Granada), Calar Alto (Almería) ), Sierra Nevada (Granada), and Madrid (Jaime Izquierdo, Complutense University of Madrid).


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Meteor fireball seen over Denmark and Germany

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We received 61 reports about a fireball seen over Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringen on Thursday, September 9th 2021 around 19:36 UT.

For this event, we received 4 videos and 5 photos.


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Meteor fireball seen over Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France

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We received 70 reports about a fireball seen over Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Baden-Württemberg, Basel-Landschaft, Berne, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Canton of Bern, Fribourg, Grand Est, Graubünden, Lombardia, Neuchâtel, Piemont, Piemonte, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Rheinland-Pfalz, Schwyz, Solothurn, Ticino and Trentino-Alto on Monday, September 6th 2021 around 18:33 UT.

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


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Spectacular meteor fireball lights up night sky over northern France and southern UK

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Meteor fireball over the sky of Brittany on September 5, 2021.
We received 379 reports about a fireball seen over Île-de-France, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Brittany, Centre-Val de Loire, Cymru, England, Hauts-de-France, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire, St Helier, St Martin, Vale and Wales on Sunday, September 5th 2021 around 21:47 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball seen over Indiana and 7 other states

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We received 37 reports about a fireball seen over AL, GA, IL, IN, KY, OH, SC and TN on Thursday, September 2nd 2021 around 10:12 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball seen over Pennsylvania and 6 other states

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We received 41 reports about a fireball seen over IN, MI, NY, OH, Ontario, PA, VA and WV on Sunday, August 29th 2021 around 03:29 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball seen over Ohio, Michigan and Ontario

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We received 13 reports about a fireball seen over MI, OH and Ontario on Friday, August 27th 2021 around 01:57 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball seen over Alabama and 7 other states

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We received 11 reports about a fireball seen over AL, AR, IL, KY, MS, OK, SC and TN on Thursday, August 26th 2021 around 03:54 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball seen over Texas and New Mexico

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We received 9 reports about a fireball seen over NM and TX on Wednesday, August 25th 2021 around 10:20 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball filmed over Croatia on August 14

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The Croatian Astronomical Union has reported that a meteorite fell in the Rijeka area on the night of August 14.

Experts from the Croatian Astronomical Union estimate that a lump weighing about 150 grams ended up on the ground, but say they will not go looking for it because of the dangerous and impassable terrain.

The fireball was filmed by cameras of the Croatian Meteor Network from Buzet, Hum, Pula, Roč and Tićan, but also by cameras of the Global Meteor Network from Italy and Slovenia, and even from Prague.