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Meteor fireball over British Columbia and Washington on May 22

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We received 5 reports about a fireball seen over British Columbia and WA on Sunday, May 22nd 2022 around 06:04 UT.

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


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Meteor fireball over the south of Spain (May 18)

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This bright bolide was spotted over Spain on May 18, at 3:01 local time (equivalent to 1:01 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 108,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the south of Spain. It began at an altitude of about 99 km over the south of the province of Córdoba, moved northwest, and ended at a height of around 58 km over the north of the province of Córdoba.

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 Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, El Aljarafe, 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).


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Meteor fireball over England on May 16

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We received 757 reports about a fireball seen over Île-de-France, Bretagne, Castel, England, Hauts-de-France, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Saint Peter Port, St Helier, Vlaams Gewest and Wales on Monday, May 16th 2022 around 20:44 UT.

For this event, we received 5 videos and 2 photos.


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Amazing meteor fireball over south of Spain (May 15)

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This amazing bolide was spotted over Spain on May 15, at 6:08 local time (equivalent to 4:08 universal time). It was as bright as the full Moon. The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 256,000 km/h. The fireball overflew the south of Spain. It began at an altitude of about 128 km over the northwest of the province of Granada, moved northwest, and ended at a height of around 82 km over the south of the province of Córdoba.

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 Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, El Aljarafe, 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).


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Meteor fireball over Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil on May 13

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Meteor fall lasting about 5 seconds. The phenomenon was recorded on Friday, May 13, 2022 around 20:36 (local time), by the JJS2 camera of the monitoring station in Monte Castelo - SC (Jocimar Justino - BRAMON).

The "fireball" was seen in the Southwest direction from the local point of view.

It is estimated that the event took place over the state of Rio Grande do Sul, over the region of Frederico Westphalen.


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Meteor fireball over Spain (May 7)

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This Stunning bolide was spotted over Spain on May 7, at 6:09 local time (equivalent to 4:09 universal time). The event was generated by a rock (a meteoroid) from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 138,000 km/h. The fireball overflew Spain. It began at an altitude of about 108 km over the province of Cuenca, moved northeast, and ended at a height of around 74 km over the same province.

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 Calar Alto, Sierra Nevada, Sevilla, La Sagra (Granada), Huelva, Ayora (Valencia), 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).


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Evidence of extinction event could be at the bottom of a South Carolina pond

Researchers say they've found evidence that an asteroid or comet exploded over Kershaw County thousands of years ago, causing huge changes to life in that area.
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ELGIN, S.C. — A lot of attention has been generated in the South Carolina town of Elgin following the earthquakes there in recent months. But Elgin is also making headlines for a stunning discovery made by a former University of South Carolina archaeologist, Christopher Moore, and his team of researchers.

Moore and his team of researchers believe they've found signs supporting an extinction theory called the Younger-Dryas Impact Hypothesis. And they've found evidence that appears to shows an asteroid or comet exploded over Kershaw County thousands of years ago, causing huge changes to life in that area..

"I wanted to come to White Pond because I knew the mud and the sediments in the pond had a record of climate over the last at least 20 or 30,000 years," Moore explained.

The Younger-Dryas Impact Hypothesis states an asteroid or comet hit the Earth nearly 13,000 years ago, splintering into smaller parts over the skies of several continents. The result led to a decline in animal and human populations. Evidence in support of the proposition, Moore said, was found at the bottom of White Pond in Elgin in recent years.

"Well when you dig down in certain areas you're going back in time," Moore said. "So you start at the surface and you have the most recent time periods, and as you go down, it's like a time capsule, and you're going further back in time."

Teams excavated in three or four feet long block units--individual segments where the Earth is peeled back--across parts of the White Pond area. Moore said at the deepest part of the block they've found artifacts that are 12,000 years old.

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Meteor fireball over North Carolina and other states on May 12

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We received 16 reports about a fireball seen over GA, KY, NC, TN, VA and WV on Thursday, May 12th 2022 around 01:56 UT.

For this event, we received one video.


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Meteor fireball over the UK on May 11

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We received 538 reports about a fireball seen over Angleterre, Île-de-France, County Roscommon, Cymru, England, Flanders, Friesland, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Noord-Brabant, Normandie, Northern Ireland and Wales on Wednesday, May 11th 2022 around 23:36 UT.

For this event, we received 32 videos and 2 photos.


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Meteor fireball over California on May 5

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We received one report about a fireball seen over CA on Thursday, May 5th 2022 around 10:45 UT.

For this event, we received one video.