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Huge blue meteor fireball lights up Spain's night sky on March 22

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An impressive meteor lit up the night sky over eastern Spain on Friday.

Residents of the provinces of Tarragona and Castellón were able to observe a bright blue tail of light.

The phenomena occur when extraterrestrial rock or metal particles enter the atmosphere.


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Meteor fireball over Italy and nearby countries on March 23

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We received 31 reports about a fireball seen over Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand Est, Grigioni, Lombardia, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Rheinland-Pfalz, Schwyz and Veneto on Saturday, March 23rd 2024 around 19:42 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball seen on video falling just south of Galveston, Texas on March 19

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Talk about a sight for sore eyes! Cameras caught a quick glimpse of a large meteor falling south of Galveston.

Video shared by Saltwater-Recon.com via Twitter shows two different angles of the greenish-blue fireball.

Interestingly, Meteorologist Anthony Yanez says meteors falling aren't as rare as we might think. In fact, just last week there were more than 150 reports of fireball activity across the U.S.

And while it might be too late to make a wish, or whatever it is folks do when they see a falling rock, we can still enjoy re-watching the footage and be in awe of the galaxy's wonders.


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Bright meteor fireball crosses the sky of 10 cities in the northeast of Brazil on March 18

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The Clima ao Vivo cameras recorded a fire during the night of this Monday (18), which streaked across the sky of Bahia, Ceará, Pernambuco and Sergipe.


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Meteor fireball over Connecticut and nearby states on March 19

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We received 54 reports about a fireball seen over Connecticut, CT, DE, MA, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, NH, NJ, NY, Ontario, PA, Pennsylvania, RI and VA on Tuesday, March 19th 2024 around 10:08 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over Portugal on March 16

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This extraordinary bolide was spotted from Spain on March 16, at 2:54 local time (equivalent to 1:54 universal time). It was brighter than the full Moon. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 61,000 km/h. The fireball overflew Portugal. It began at an altitude of about 91 km over Foros de Vale Figueira (west of the region of Évora), moved northeast, and ended at a height of around 19 km over Cano (south of region of Alentejo).

The preliminary analysis of this event shows that the rock was not fully destroyed: a part of the meteoroid survived and reached the ground as a meteorite.

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 Huelva, La Hita (Toledo), Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, La Sagra (Granada), and Sevilla. The event has been analyzed by the team headed by Dr. Jose M. Madiedo (principal investigator of the SMART project), from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).


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Impressive meteor fireball streaks through Otago sky in New Zealand on March13

The fireball was captured entering the atmosphere above South Canterbury and North Otago.
© Allsky7, Richard Querel (NIWA), James ScottThe fireball was captured entering the atmosphere above South Canterbury and North Otago.
An impressive meteorite was caught on camera as it blazed over Canterbury and Otago earlier this week.

A number of Fireballs Aotearoa's monitoring cameras managed to catch a glimpse of the blazing ball of rock, which made itself known to skygazers around 9pm on Wednesday night.

The fireball was reported from Te Anau to Christchurch, with several lucky enough to witness it from their spa pools.

A report written by University of Otago's James Scott, detailed how the event played out.


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Meteor fireball explodes over Mount Sakurajima in Japan on March 11

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Meteor fireball crosses the sky of 4 Brazilian states on March 11

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Clima ao Vivo and Bramon recorded images of the meteor that crossed the sky of the South and SP region, on Monday night (11).


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Meteor fireball over Germany and nearby countries on March 8

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We received 266 reports about a fireball seen over Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Bayern, Berlin, Brandenburg, England, Friesland, Gelderland, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Groningen, Hessen, Limburg, Niederösterreich, Niedersachsen, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Nordrhein-Westfalen and North Rhine-Westph on Friday, March 8th 2024 around 21:47 UT.

For this event, we received 3 videos and 4 photos.