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Meteor fireball over Central Spain on August 18

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This stunning Perseid fireball was recorded over Spain on 2021 August 18, at 2:20h local time. It was produced by a fragment (a meteoroid) from a comet. The meteoroid impacted the atmosphere at about 90.000 km/h. The fireball overflew the province of Cuenca (Region of Castilla-La Mancha). It began at a height of about 104 km and ended at an altitude of around 67 km above the ground level.

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 La Hita (Toledo), La Sagra (Granada), Sevilla, Sierra Nevada (Granada), and El Arenosillo. 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 Missouri and surrounding states

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We received 58 reports about a fireball seen over AR, IL, MO, MS and TN on Thursday, August 19th 2021 around 01:32 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Unexpected Perseid meteor outburst 2021, 300% more fireballs than normal

Perseid outburst 2021

Figure 1 – 2021 Perseid rates according to CAMS Texas and CAMS California video data. The vertical scale is logarithmic. The dashed line is the level of normal annual Perseid activity.
Abstract: An unexpected outburst of Perseids was detected by low-light video observations on August 14, 2021. The outburst peaked at solar longitude 141.474 ± 0.005 degrees (equinox J2000.0) and the activity profile had a Full-Width-at-Half-Maximum of 0.08 degrees solar longitude and a peak rate of ZHR = 130 ± 20 per hour above the normal ~45 per hour annual Perseid activity. The Perseids had a steeper magnitude size distribution index than the normal annual shower component. The activity profile is similar to that derived from visual and forward meteor scatter observations. This activity may be related to the earlier smaller enhancements observed in 2018 and 2019.
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Comment: More reporting from Twitter, with one camera capturing the flashes of the outburst, but not direct footage, and all thanks to the owner's cat walking past their motion detecting camera:



It's notable that the last outburst occurred just a few years ago, and that the origin of this particular one was not expected nor, as of yet, has its origin been ascertained.

Taken together with all the other Fire In The Sky activity being documented these days, it's looking like there's been a significant increase, and that there's likely more to come: See also: Something Wicked This Way Comes

And check out SOTT radio's:


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Stunning Perseid meteor fireball over Central Spain

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This fireball is the brightest Perseid recorded over Spain during the activity peak of this meteor shower. The bolide, which was almost as bright as the full Moon, was observed on 2021 August 12, at 23:58h local time by numerous casual eyewitnesses. It was produced by a fragment (a meteoroid) from Comet Swift-Tuttle that impacted the atmosphere at about 212.000 km/h. The fireball began at a height of about 130 km over the province of Segovia, and ended at an altitude of around 75 km above the ground level over the province of Toledo.

The event was recorded in the framework of the SMART project, operated by the Southwestern Europe Meteor Network (SWEMN), from different observatories along the country. 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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Bright meteor fireball blazes over UK

Observers map - event 4519-2021
© American Meteor Society (screen capture)
Observers map - event 4519-2021
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 51 reports (event 4519-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over Bretagne, England, Noord-Holland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Wales, Zeeland and Zuid-Holland on Tuesday, August 10th 2021 around 22:01 UT.

Two videos were uploaded to the AMS website.

Credit: Nick James.


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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Downfall of civilization triggers

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© YouTube/Adapt 2030 (screen capture)
The Histomap of the last 4000 years of world history published in 1931 shows all of the major Grand Solar Minimums with contractions of empires and kingdoms through history. Its simple, inadequate food supplies equal civilization crumbling. There are several unnamed GSM's in the 4000 years as well. 2024 brings the next global contraction in food supplies.


Comment: See also:


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Meteor fireball above Ciudad Real and Córdoba, Spain

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At 00:55 UT of August 10th, a bright fireball could be seeing above Castilla La Mancha. This phenomena has been registered with the SMART Project's detectors operated at La Sagra and Sierra Nevada in Granada, La Hita in Toledo and Seville as well as it was registered with the North and Northwest surveillance cameras operated at Calar Alto Observatory in Almería.

Following the preliminary analysis carried out by Professor José María Madiedo (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía IAA-CSIC), and SMART project's PI, this event had an cometary origin, and was caused by a rock which impacted against our atmosphere at an estimated speed of 50.000 km/h.



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Meteor fireball in Minas Gerais and Goiás, Brazil

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Live Weather Cameras and Bramon recorded a meteor in cities in Minas Gerais and Goiás late this Sunday (8th). Check out the locations below:

- Piumhi/MG - Grupo Isimples
- Belo Horizonte/MG - Ouro Minas Hotel
- Santo Antônio do Descoberto/GO - Free Combo
- Patos de Minas/MG - Ivan Soares - (2 Bramon cameras and 1 staff)


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Meteor fireball crosses the sky of Salamanca and Ávila, Spain

It was produced by the entry into the atmosphere of a rock detached from an asteroid

It was produced by the entry into the atmosphere of a rock detached from an asteroid
The SMART detectors of the Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics (IAA-CSIC), and which operate within the framework of the Network of Bolides and Meteors of Southwest Europe, have detected a fireball over Salamanca and Ávila, produced by the entrance in the atmosphere of a rock detached from an asteroid.

This fireball has been recorded by the detectors that the SMART project has in different observatories on the Peninsula. SMART is a project coordinated by the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).

As reported through social networks by Jose Maria Madiedo, an astrophysicist , this phenomenon occurred around 01.00 hours.


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Meteor fireball over Morocco

A meteor in the Moroccan sky causes a sensation on Friday evening

A meteor in the Moroccan sky causes a sensation on Friday evening
This fireball was recorded from Spain on the night of 6 August 2021, at 23:12 local time (21:12 UT). The bolide was a bright meteor produced by the entry in the atmosphere of a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid at about 36.000 km/h. The high temperature reached during the atmospheric entry gave rise to a fireball that began at a height of around 81 km over the south of the province of Taza (Morocco). The fireball moved northwest and disappeared from the field of views of our cameras when it was located at an altitude of about 40 km above the same province, almost over the vertical of Bouhlou.

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 the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (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).