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Daytime meteor fireball filmed over Hiratsuka, Japan

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A meteor fireball spotted falling from sky yesterday over Hiratsuka, Japan.


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Meteor fireball filmed over the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

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According to scientists, its diameter was less than ten meters. The meteorite collapsed before reaching the ground.


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Nest camera captures meteor fireball in Bedford County sky in Virginia

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Focus on the upper-righthand corner of the video

Wow, what a shot!

The Capen Family in Forest sent Chris Michaels this footage from their home security camera showing a fireball in the sky.

A number of reports came into the American Meteor Society on Monday morning across Virginia.


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Meteor fireball streaks over US East Coast

Observers map for AMS event 183-2021
© AMS (screen capture)
Observers map for AMS event 183-2021
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 42 reports (event 183-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over DC, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA and WV on Sunday, January 10th 2021 around 04:17 UT.

Two videos were uploaded to the AMS website.

Credit: Timothy Bruno.


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Meteor fireball lights up night sky over Antipolo, Philippines

Meteor fireball over Philippines
© YouTube/Fish News (screen capture)
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received a report (event 171-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over Central Luzon on Saturday, January 9th 2021 around 12:24 UT.

A video was uploaded to YouTube:


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Mysterious meteor fireball spotted in United Arab Emirates skies

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The rare occurrence lit up the evening sky for about 4 seconds.

A fireball streaked across the Abu Dhabi sky on Friday evening. According to the International Astronomy Centre (ISC), it was spotted at 6.32pm and lit the evening sky for about four seconds.

It was detected by the ISC's UAE Meteor Monitoring Network. "The centre is analysing whether a part of the fireball reached the ground."

Fireball is another term for a very bright meteor.

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Multiple meteor fireball sightings reported in Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada

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A large meteor that appeared as a fireball with a bright tail lit up the skies across North Dakota, Minnesota and Canada.

According to the American Meteor Society, the fireball was reported by at least 32 people at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses reported seeing the fireball in southern, central and northwestern Minnesota, eastern North Dakota and Manitoba.

One witness wrote "Unlike anything I have ever seen." Another report said the meteor had a "spark trail" as it fell from the sky.

The organization says several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth's atmosphere each day. The vast majority occur over the oceans and uninhabited regions.


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Montana Learning Center catches video of a meteor fireball over Canyon Ferry

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The Montana Learning Center (MLC) at Canyon Ferry was able to capture video of a fireball that streaked across the sky on December 29 thanks to their new meteor tracking technology.

Believed to be the first of its kind installed in Montana, the All Sky Fireball Camera System is capable of giving a 3D atmospheric trajectory of meteors as well as their velocity, magnitude, pre-atmospheric mass estimate for the meteoroid and determine the orbit of the meteoroid prior to hitting Earth.

MLC director Ryan Hannahoe says they were lucky to catch the fireball: "We just set up the camera system and focused the camera on the night of the twenty-ninth and it just so happened about five or six hours later we captured that fireball," said Hannahoe. "So that was beginner's luck, as they call it."


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Daytime meteor fireball streaks over Bahia, Brazil

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© YouTube/Bramon (screen capture)
The passage of a meteor in broad daylight scared residents of several locations in the interior of Bahia on Saturday, January 2. The meteor was recorded by the GOES-16 meteorological satellite and by a Clima Live camera in Nova Redenção.


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Meteor fireball as bright as full moon over Spain on January 2

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On 2 January 2021, at about 5:08 local time, a fireball as bright as the full Moon was spotted over the south of Spain. This bolide was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 230,000 km/h. The fireball began at an altitude of about 113 km over Andalusia (south of Spain), and ended at a height of around 58 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 Sagra (Granada), and La Hita (Toledo). 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).