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Meteor fireball over New York and other states on July 17

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© Rick N.
We received 12 reports about a fireball seen over MA, NH, NY, Ontario, Quebec and RI on Sunday, July 17th 2022 around 04:55 UT.

For this event, we received one video and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over California and Arizona on July 16

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We received 52 reports about a fireball seen over AZ, Baja California and CA on Saturday, July 16th 2022 around 05:02 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over Hungary and other adjacent countries on July 13

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We received 10 reports about a fireball seen over Besztercebányai kerület, Ljubljana, Lower Austria, Oberösterreich, Vojvodina and Wien on Wednesday, July 13th 2022 around 01:10 UT.

For this event, we received one video and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over Germany and the Netherlands on July 11

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© Bernd K.
We received 19 reports about a fireball seen over Gelderland, Limburg, Niedersachsen, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Overijssel, Région Wallonne, Rheinland-Pfalz, Schleswig-Holstein and Utrecht on Monday, July 11th 2022 around 22:22 UT.

For this event, we received one video and 3 photos.


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Meteor fireball over California and Nevada on July 8

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© Mike L
We received 6 reports about a fireball seen over CA and NV on Friday, July 8th 2022 around 06:35 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos and 3 photos.


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Meteor fireball over Connecticut and adjacent states on July 8

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© Mark Kirschner
We received 10 reports about a fireball seen over CT, MA, NY and RI on Friday, July 8th 2022 around 01:56 UT.

For this event, we received one video and one photo.


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Meteor fireball over Arizona and California on July 7

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We received 18 reports about a fireball seen over AZ and CA on Thursday, July 7th 2022 around 08:51 UT.

For this event, we received 2 videos.


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Huge meteor fireball explodes over Argentina on July 7

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Both in Mendoza and in the vicinity of Santiago de Chile, a huge flash could be seen in the sky, a "fireball" that was heading for the Andes Mountains around 5:30 in the morning.

Thanks to a video shared by a user, you can see the amazing phenomenon that appears above the lights of the city and the dark night and vanishes between the mountains. A similar event was also reported in New Zealand and Mexico.

According to what witnesses told, the fireball sounded like thunder once it entered the atmosphere, so several people from Maipú, San Martín, Godoy Cruz, Tunuyán, Lavalle and Luján de Cuyo, in Mendoza, woke up startled. at dawn.


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Comet heading towards Earth may strike moon!

An animation video shows the giant Comet coming very close to Earth and then moving towards the moon.
Comet C/2017 K2 might strike the moon!
© NASA
Comet C/2017 K2 might strike the moon!
A giant comet C/2017 K2 is likely to make a close approach to Earth this month on July 14, 2022. The comet was first discovered in 2017 by Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope hurtling somewhere between Saturn and Uranus. Now it is approaching Earth and the inner solar system at a distance of around 270 million km. Though it does not pose any threat to our planet, an animation video published by specialist Hazegrayart last week shows the comet coming close to our planet and then getting pulled toward the Moon, and impacting it with its full force. However, nothing can be confirmed as yet.

Meanwhile, skywatchers will be able to see the comet by using a small telescope. C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS) has been traveling from the Oort cloud to the inner solar system and it will be so active and bright that it could be detectable from Earth. The comet relies on energy from the Sun to heat up gasses. Here's all you need to know about Oort cloud and how to spot Comet C/2017 K2 from earth.

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Daytime meteor fireball over New Zealand on July 7

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© Marguerite Kellahan
New Zealanders across the North Island have reported rumbling, crackling sounds, a fireball and a huge flash of light streaking across the sky on Thursday afternoon, in what scientists believe was likely a meteor.

Local media outlets and social media were flooded with reports and queries about the sight, with some witnesses describing rumbles, bangs, a crackling sound in their ears, hair standing on end, rattling windows or a streak or explosion of light, followed by a smoke trail.

Seismologists at Geonet picked up a presumed sound wave from the object, and weather scientists for Metservice believe they picked up the object - or its smoke trail - on radar.

Plumber Curtis Powell captured the phenomenon on his dashcam while driving north of Shannon at 1.39pm on Thursday.