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Meteor fireball in Minas Gerais and Goiás, Brazil

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Live Weather Cameras and Bramon recorded a meteor in cities in Minas Gerais and Goiás late this Sunday (8th). Check out the locations below:

- Piumhi/MG - Grupo Isimples
- Belo Horizonte/MG - Ouro Minas Hotel
- Santo Antônio do Descoberto/GO - Free Combo
- Patos de Minas/MG - Ivan Soares - (2 Bramon cameras and 1 staff)


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Meteor fireball crosses the sky of Salamanca and Ávila, Spain

It was produced by the entry into the atmosphere of a rock detached from an asteroid

It was produced by the entry into the atmosphere of a rock detached from an asteroid
The SMART detectors of the Andalusian Institute of Astrophysics (IAA-CSIC), and which operate within the framework of the Network of Bolides and Meteors of Southwest Europe, have detected a fireball over Salamanca and Ávila, produced by the entrance in the atmosphere of a rock detached from an asteroid.

This fireball has been recorded by the detectors that the SMART project has in different observatories on the Peninsula. SMART is a project coordinated by the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC).

As reported through social networks by Jose Maria Madiedo, an astrophysicist , this phenomenon occurred around 01.00 hours.


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Meteor fireball over Morocco

A meteor in the Moroccan sky causes a sensation on Friday evening

A meteor in the Moroccan sky causes a sensation on Friday evening
This fireball was recorded from Spain on the night of 6 August 2021, at 23:12 local time (21:12 UT). The bolide was a bright meteor produced by the entry in the atmosphere of a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid at about 36.000 km/h. The high temperature reached during the atmospheric entry gave rise to a fireball that began at a height of around 81 km over the south of the province of Taza (Morocco). The fireball moved northwest and disappeared from the field of views of our cameras when it was located at an altitude of about 40 km above the same province, almost over the vertical of Bouhlou.

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 the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), and Sevilla. 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).


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SOTT Earth Changes Summary - July 2021: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs

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China's monsoon season has been catastrophic so far, unprecedented heavy floods have taken a heavy toll. The southwest and central regions in the Yangtze river basin witnessed the heaviest rainfall in 1,000 years, and the water continues to pour down with no rest.

Across Henan, rains deluged 1,700 large-scale farms, killing more than a million animals, and whose many small farmers still play a major role in meat production. The floods also caused a major explosion in an aluminum alloy unit in central Henan.

At least 14 people lost their lives in Zhengzhou city when their subway train flooded. More than 500 people were trapped in the subway in one of the worst-affected areas of the city.

China's biggest river, the Yangtze, and several of its tributaries have risen to dangerous levels after days of heavy rain, forcing evacuations of thousands of people and triggering an unprecedented emergency response alert.

A very serious double earthen dam failure sent 46 million cubic meters of water to the Hulunbuir area of Inner Mongolia, causing massive flooding.

The Three Gorges Dam has successfully contained the heavy floods, sighing relief to Chinese authorities, as a collapse could have had an even more catastrophic impact on the area.

Severe flooding caused by historic rainfall wreaked havoc across western Europe taking the lives of 189 people. Tens of thousands were unable to return to their homes and were left without access to power and drinking water. Towns in river valleys and low-lying plains in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Austria were heavily damaged. Most of the affected areas had not experienced that much rainfall in 100 years.

Drought and extreme heat triggered the two largest wildfires in the Western US. The fires have burned land nearly the size of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined.

The Dixie Fire in California scorched 241,000 acres has destroyed more than 60 houses. The widespread fires have forced the evacuation of more than 7,800 residents.

The Bootleg Fire is still raging in southern Oregon, burning 413,000 acres since igniting this month. The fire has torn through more than 400 houses.

Greek firefighters faced dangerous and unprecedented conditions as they battled 154 wildfires through Athens, with one of them threatening Mount Parnitha national park — one of the last remaining substantial forests near the city. Meanwhile, in Turkey, eight people died in the country's worst blaze in decades that raged through swaths of the southern coast.

Hot weather and strong winds fueled multiple wildlife fires in Akkar, Lebanon, consuming the iconic Lebanese pine forests. The flames forced thousands to evacuate.

And on the southern hemisphere, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay reported rare snowstorms and surprisingly cold temperatures this winter.

A magnitude-8.2 earthquake rattled Chignik, Alaska this month, it has been recorded as the most powerful U.S. earthquake in half a century. Several Alaskan coastal communities were evacuated following the quake, but no major damage was reported due to the remote location and depth of the epicenter.

Have you noticed that more and more people, cattle, buildings, and trees are getting struck by lightning? Things are charging up in higher layers of the atmosphere. Keep your eyes open, and prepare accordingly!

All this and more in our SOTT Earth Changes Summary for July 2021:


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Stunning meteor fireball over south of Spain

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This stunning fireball was recorded over Spain on the night of 5 August 2021 at 2:22 local time (0:22 universal time). It was associated to the alpha-Capricornid meteor shower. The event was produced by a fragment from comet 169P/NEAT that impacted the atmosphere at about 90.000 km/h. The fireball began over the Mediterranean Sea at a height of about 104 km and ended at an altitude of around 73 km above the province of Almería (Andalusia).

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 the astronomical observatories of Calar Alto (Almería), La Hita (Toledo), La Sagra (Granada), Sierra Nevada (Granada), and Sevilla and Huelva. 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).


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Perseid meteor fireball over Toledo, Spain (Aug. 3)

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This impressive Perseid fireball was recorded at dusk over Spain on 2021 August 3, at 21:59h local time. It was produced by a fragment (a meteoroid) from Comet Swift-Tuttle that impacted the atmosphere at about 210.000 km/h. The fireball began at a height of about 130 km over the province of Cuenca (region of Castilla-La Mancha), crossed the provinces of Toledo and Ciudad Real (Castilla-La Mancha), and ended at an altitude of around 78 km above the ground level over the province of Jaén (Andalusia).

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


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Meteor fireball recorded over Northeastern US

Observers map - AMS event 4176-2021
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Observers map - AMS event 4176-2021
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 19 reports (event 4176-2021) about a meteor fireball seen over CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, Québec, RI and VT on Tuesday, August 3rd 2021 around 03:23 UT.

A video was uploaded to the AMS website. Credit: Rick Needham.


Comment: A few days ago another meteor fireball streaked across the sky over New England.


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Meteor fireball explodes and lights up the night like daylight in Santiago, Chile

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Several users have reported the fall of a possible meteorite in the metropolitan region, being visible from various points of the capital, local media report.

A meteorite with a "flash of light" soars through the skies of Santiago as far away as in Tomé and the Biobío region , several Internet users report through social networks.

The cameras manage to capture the meteorite with a strong light illuminating the sky of various sectors of the capital of Chile.

We have compiled some videos of the meteorite fall in Santiago, Chile:


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New Comet C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS)

CBET xxxx & MPEC 2021-P05, issued on 2021, August 01, announce the discovery of a new comet (magnitude ~20) on CCD images taken on July 26.5 UT with the Pan-STARRS1 1.8-m Ritchey-Chretien reflector at Haleakala. The new comet has been designated C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS).

Stacking of 15 unfiltered exposures, 240 seconds each, obtained remotely on 2021, July 30.3 from X02 (Telescope Live, Chile) through a 0.61-m f/6.5 astrograph + CCD, shows that this object is a comet with a compact coma about 8" arcsecond in diameter (Observers E. Guido, M. Rocchetto, E. Bryssinck, M. Fulle, G. Milani, C. Nassef, G. Savini, A. Valvasori).

Our confirmation image (click on the images for a bigger version; made with TYCHO software by D. Parrott)

Comet C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS)
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Meteor fireball streaks across sky over New England

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A fireball shot across the night sky over New England on Friday.

It occurred around 11:15 p.m., according to the American Meteor Society (AMS).

The AMS received 85 reports about the bright meteor spotted over Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. It was also seen in New Jersey and New York, as well as Canada.

The event dazzled people across the region, with Sarah C., from Cumberland, Maine, saying it left her speechless.

"Never seen anything like it," she reported to the AMS. "Reminded me of a shooting star but much faster and much brighter."