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Bright meteor fireball lights up night sky over Puerto Rico

Taurid meteor fireball
© YouTube/Frankie Lucena (screen capture)
This Taurid meteor was captured facing southwest in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico on Nov. 13, 2020 at 1:23am local time (5:23 UTC). It was taken the day after the peak of the Taurid meteor shower which was on the 11th and the 12th of November.


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Meteor fireballs reported over Quebec and Japan

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The American Meteor Society received a total of 9 observer reports from Quebec and New Hampshire of a meteor fireball on November 9th at around 06:27 UT.

A single video of the event is available:


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Bright meteor fireball captured over Mediterranean Sea

Med sea meteor fireball
© YouTube/Meteors (screen capture)
This beautiful meteor spotted from Spain overflew the Mediterranean Sea on 2020 November 8 at about 4:13 local time (equivalent to 3:13 universal time). It was generated by a rock from Comet Encke that hit the atmosphere at about 101,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 97 km over the sea, and ended at a height of around 46 km after traveling about 79 km in the Earth's atmosphere.

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 Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Sagra (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), and Sevilla.


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Giant green meteor fireball lights up Norway night sky

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A meteor camera captured a giant green fireball shooting across the night sky of Larvik, Norway, on November 7.

Sveinung Vegum's camera captured the moment the fireball approached from afar before falling on the horizon.

Local media in Norway reported the fireball had fallen over Sweden. Norwegian Meteor Network said it received close to 100 reports of a powerful fireball seen in Norway on Saturday.


Credit: Sveinung Vegum via Storyful

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Meteor fireball in the sky of Rome

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In the afternoon today, around 5:45 pm, a huge meteorite was spotted on the sky of Rome and the inland areas of Lazio, in particular from Guidonia, Tivoli and Rieti: spectacular images of the videos arriving from the territory of Italy central, especially between Lazio and Abruzzo. " A unique and wonderful show ", some witnesses said.

A fireball is commonly understood as a body coming from space and which, falling into the atmosphere, looks like a fireball followed by a luminous trail. Normally the bolide is a meteorite, that is a fragment of rock generally originating from a comet or an asteroid which, finding itself passing near the Earth, is attracted by the gravitational field of our planet, thus falling towards the ground.


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Bolide filmed over Goiás, Brazil

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Recorded at 8:54 pm on the night of 11/8/2020 during the light show of DJ Alok's presentation in Goiânia. More in:https://www.bramonmeteor.org/bramon/bo ...

Did you see or record this meteor? Send your report: http://bramon.imo.net


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New Jersey resident captures meteor fireball on dashcam

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A New Jersey resident captured video of a meteor that flashed across Northeast states over the weekend.

The video, obtained by The Lakewood Scoop, shows the small fireball in Lakewood around 7:16 p.m., according to the timestamp on the dashcam footage.


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Doorbell cam catches meteor fireball over Lakeland, Tennessee

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A fireball shot across the sky Tuesday night in the northwest part of Tennessee.

Clint Starnes, a resident in Lakeland, says his doorbell cam caught the fireball zoom across the night sky. If you look closely at the video above you can see it fly by.

The American Meteor Society asks anyone who believes they may have seen a fireball to remember as many details as possible and report it.

Last night's fireball: it was in NW Tennessee at 6:28p CST. It started out 56 miles above Paris, TN and burned up about 40 miles above Dyersburg - speed was 60,400 mph. The speed/location of the radiant are an excellent match to what we expect from the Taurid meteor shower.

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Slow-moving meteor fireball? Mysterious light moving across the night sky stuns residents in a Chinese city

Footage filmed on Friday night shows the bright flash of light moving at a relatively slow speed above a residential area on Friday night in north-eastern China's Heilongjiang Province

Footage filmed on Friday night shows the bright flash of light moving at a relatively slow speed above a residential area on Friday night in north-eastern China's Heilongjiang Province
A mysterious beam of light has been spotted sweeping across the night sky in front of stunned onlookers in a Chinese city.

Footage shows the bright light moving at a relatively slow speed above a residential area on Friday night in north-eastern China's Heilongjiang Province.

The unusual scene, amassing over 1.7million views on Chinese Twitter-like Weibo, has been likened by curious social media users to an illuminating UFO.


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Meteor fireball over northeastern USA so bright it could be seen 550 miles away - 'Brightest shooting star of my life'

Fireball video: Fireball booms across US on Halloween - 'Brightest shooting star of my life'

Fireball video: Fireball booms across US on Halloween - 'Brightest shooting star of my life'
A fireball which some have described as the biggest and brightest they had ever seen boomed over northeastern USA on Halloween.

The spooky season kicked off with a bang on Halloween when residents across nine states witnessed a huge fireball. The meteor was so big and bright that it could be seen in the north of Michigan, all the way down to Georgia, more than 900 kilometres away.

Witnesses described the booming fireball as having a plethora of colours, mainly blue, white and green, coming from the main body as it hit Earth's atmosphere.

Almost 200 people flocked to the International Meteor Organisation (IMO) to report their sightings.