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Nest camera captures meteor fireball in Bedford County sky in Virginia

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:


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.


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

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.


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

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

Bahia meteor fireball
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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.


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

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).


Loud boom heard in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky tri-state area

Loud boom in IN, KY, IN
A loud boom could be heard in various communities across the Tri-State around 2 p.m. Friday, leaving numerous residents wondering what it was.

"The whole apartment shook so I was pretty confused. I didn't know what was going on," said Rita Langston of Henderson.

That's the mystery that has the Tri-State talking as we start off the new year. What was that boom? It even took social media by storm with comments rolling in on a post made on the Henderson Watch Facebook page.

"Some of them were saying they heard it in Newburgh, in Evansville, and on the south side of Henderson," Langston said.


'Booming noise' prompts police investigation in Muskego, Wisconsin

Mystery boom (stock)
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Muskego police said Sunday, Dec. 27 they couldn't determine what caused some loud booming noises that caused a flurry of questions online. Several people said they got up to check for damage because the sound was so loud.

They found nothing, just like Muskego police. Instead, they may have witnessed a relatively rare weather phenomenon.

Just after noon on Sunday, the noise ruffled some feathers in southeastern Wisconsin.

"I was watching TV and then I heard a really loud boom," said Michelle Bykowski. "Kinda sounded like something happened in my garage, like it collapsed or something."

From Waukesha to Franklin, Caledonia to Wind Lake, Wisconsinites took to Facebook, asking if others heard a loud booming noise -- like an explosion...