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The Latest Worldwide Meteor / Fireball Reports - Summary
- 01JAN/ 40 EVENTS L-1,M-4
- 02JAN/ 24 EVENTS M-1
- 03JAN/ 17 EVENTS M-1
- 04JAN/ 35 EVENTS M-1
- 05JAN/ 23 EVENTS M-1
- 06JAN/ 32 EVENTS M-4
- 07JAN/ 23 EVENTS M-2
- 08JAN/ 31 EVENTS L-1
- 09JAN/ 12 EVENTS M-1
- 10JAN/ 15 EVENTS
- 11JAN/ 11 EVENTS
- 12JAN/ 9 EVENTS M-1
- 13JAN/ 16 EVENTS
- 14JAN/ 10 EVENTS M-1
- 15JAN/ 12 EVENTS
- 16JAN/ 23 EVENTS L-1,M-1
- 17JAN /17 EVENTS 1
- 18JAN/ 6 EVENTS
- 19JAN/16 EVENTS
- 20JAN/25 EVENTS
- 21JAN/ 17 EVENTS H-1,M-1
- 22JAN/ 21 EVENTS M-2
- 23JAN/ 9 EVENTS
- 24JAN/ 8 EVENTS
- 25JAN/ 22 EVENTS M-2
- 26JAN/ 19 EVENTS M-2
- 27JAN/ 8 EVENTS M-1
- 28JAN/ 16 EVENTS
- 29JAN/ ?18 EVENTS M-3
- 30JAN/ 18 EVENTS L-1
- 31JAN/ 11 EVENTS L-1
- 01FEB 14 EVENTS
- 02FEB 19 EVENTS
- 03FEB 22 EVENTS L-1
- 04FEB 13 EVENTS
- 05FEB 15 EVENTS M-1
- 06FEB 20 EVENTS M-1
- 07FEB 19 EVENTS M-1
- 08FEB 18 EVENTS M-1
- 09FEB 19 EVENTS M-2
- 10FEB 19 EVENTS L-1,M-1
- 11FEB 11 EVENTS M-2
- 12FEB 17 EVENTS M-1
- 13FEB 9 EVENTS
- 14FEB 16 EVENTS M-1
- 15FEB 7 EVENTS
- 16FEB 22 EVENTS L-2
- 17FEB 13 EVENTS M-2
- 18FEB 11 EVENTS M-1
- 19FEB 15 EVENTS M-1
- 20FEB 19 EVENTS
- 21FEB 22 EVENTS M-2
- 22FEB 18 EVENTS M-1
- 23FEB 21 EVENTS M-1
- 24FEB 6 EVENTS M-1
- 25FEB 11 EVENTS
- 26FEB 17 EVENTS L-1,M-2
- 27FEB 23 EVENTS L-1,M-3
- 28FEB 18 EVENTS L-1
- 29FEB 25 EVENTS
- 01MAR 27 EVENTS M-1
- 02MAR 13 EVENTS H-1
- 03MAR 16 EVENTS
- 04MAR 16 EVENTS
- 05MAR 18 EVENTS M-1
- 06MAR 13 EVENTS M-2
- 07MAR 13 EVENTS
- 08MAR 18 EVENTS M-1
- 09MAR 15 EVENTS
- 10MAR 10 EVENTS M-1
LI>11MAR 10 EVENTS
- 12MAR 12 EVENTS
- 13MAR 20 EVENTS M-1
- 14MAR 11 EVENTS
- 15MAR 8 EVENTS
- 16MAR 7 EVENTS
- 17MAR 10 EVENTS
- 18MAR 13 EVENTS M-1
- 19MAR 15 EVENTS M-1
- 20MAR 11 EVENTS
LI>21MAR 16 EVENTS
- 22MAR 18 EVENTS
- 23MAR 14 EVENTS M-2
- 24MAR 11 EVENTS
- 25MAR 16 EVENTS
- 26MAR 15 EVENTS
- 27MAR 19 EVENTS
- 28MAR 17 EVENTS
- 29MAR 12 EVENTS M-1
- 30MAR 16 EVENTS
- 31MAR 24 EVENTS M-1
- 01APR 15 EVENTS M-1
- 02APR 17
- 11APR ? EVENTS
- 03APR 18 EVENTS M-2
- 04APR 10 EVENTS H-1
- 05APR 20 EVENTS M-1
- 06APR 17 EVENTS H-1
- 07APR 24 EVENTS M-3
- 08APR 21 EVENTS M-1
- 09APR 13 EVENTS M-1
- 10APR 17 EVENTS M-1
- 11APR 12 EVENTS
- 12APR 15 EVENTS
- 13APR 7 EVENTS
- 14APR 18 EVENTS M-1
- 15APR 14 EVENTS M-1
- 16APR 20 EVENTS M-2
- 17APR 17 EVENTS M-1
- 18APR 21 EVENTS
- 19APR 12 EVENTS
- 20APR 15 EVENTS M-4
- 21APR 27 EVENTS
- 22APR 41 EVENTS
- 23APR 24 EVENTS
- 24APR 23 EVENTS M-1
- 25APR 27 EVENTS M-1
- 26APR 21 EVENTS M-1
- 27APR 13 EVENTS
- 28APR 15 EVENTS
- 29APR 26 EVENTS L-1
- 30APR 16 EVENTS M-1
- 01MAY 26 EVENTS M-1
- 02MAY 21 EVENTS M-1
- 03MAY 28 EVENTS
- 04MAY 13 EVENTS M-2
- 05MAY 10 EVENTS
- 06MAY 16 EVENTS
- 07MAY 18 EVENTS M-1
- 08MAY 24 EVENTS M-1
- 09MAY 15 EVENTS M-1
- 10MAY 21 EVENTS
- 11MAY 24 EVENTS L-1, M-1
- 12MAY 9 EVENTS
- 13MAY 15 EVENTS
- 14MAY 18 EVENTS L-1, M-1
- 15MAY 18 EVENTS
- 16MAY 18 EVENTS M-1
- 17MAY 18 EVENTS M-1
- 18MAY 14 EVENTS M-1
- 19MAY 10 EVENTS M-1
- 20MAY 19 EVENTS M-1
- 21MAY 14 EVENTS
- 22MAY 23 EVENTS L-1, M-1
- 23MAY 13 EVENTS M-2
- 24MAY 25 EVENTS M-1
- 25MAY 26 EVENTS L-1
- 26MAY 16 EVENTS
- 27MAY 22 EVENTS M-3
- 28MAY 15 EVENTS
- 29MAY 22 EVENTS L-1, M-2
- 30MAY 16 EVENTS L-1
- 31MAY 12 EVENTS
- 01JUN 11 EVENTS M-1
- 02JUN 14 EVENTS M-1
- 03JUN 12 EVENTS M-1
- 04JUN 14 EVENTS M-1
- 05JUN 17 EVENTS
- 06JUN 13 EVENTS L-1, M-1
- 07JUN 18 EVENTS
- 08JUN 23 EVENTS H-1
- 09JUN 16 EVENTS M-2
- 10JUN 12 EVENTS L-1
- 11JUN 16 EVENTS H-1
- 12JUN 20 EVENTS
- 13JUN 23 EVENTS M-1
- 14JUN 20 EVENTS
- 15JUN 22 EVENTS
- 16JUN 25 EVENTS M-1
- 17JUN 9 EVENTS
- 18JUN 13 EVENTS
- 19JUN 11 EVENTS M-1
- 20JUN 22 EVENTS M-1
- 21JUN 22 EVENTS
- 22JUN 17 EVENTS
- 23JUN 19 EVENTS
- 24JUN 24 EVENTS
- 25JUN 13 EVENTS M-1
- 26JUN 14 EVENTS
- 27JUN 21 EVENTS M-1
- 28JUN 18 EVENTS
- 29JUN 9 EVENTS
- 30JUN 9 EVENTS
Did A Meteorite Start A Fire And Leave A Small Crater In Florida? - 08 Jan
A ball of fire, then a small crater left behind. The owners tell us something
had to hit the fence; something had to have been hot enough to set a patch of
trees on fire and burn the siding of a nearby building.
Whitmore was out walking her dog around 10:15 p.m. Friday (Jan 3, 2020)
when she looked across the street and saw a fire on her neighbor's property. The
flames were along the side of the house on the property line burning in a bank
'Green flash' seen In Fort Collins, Colorado Night Sky Likely A Meteor - 07
Coloradoan reader Krista Vance tipped us off to a bright green ball of light she
said she and her 15-year-old daughter Olivia saw streak across the sky while
driving north on Taft Hill Road near the Cathy Fromme Prairie area around 9 p.m.
Friday(3 Jan 2020?).
"It was only visible for two snaps of your fingers, then ... poof ... gone,"
Vance told the Coloradoan, adding that the sight of the quick green flash gave
'Green Flash' Seen In Fort Collins, Colorado Night Sky Likely A Meteor - 07
The meteors, which originated from Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper, would have
been visible on the East Coast closer to 3 a.m. Saturday (4 Jan 2020???).
Meteor Fireball Illuminates Night Sky In Pozan, Poland - 07 Jan 2020
Meteor fireball Spotted Over Ottawa - Gatineau, Canada - 06 Jan 2020
"The two big things were the diameter and the brightness," Jones said Monday
morning. "It was clearly as bright as Venus or the moon ... and instead of a
pinpoint of light with a tail, it was a sphere with a tail."
Christopher Cordick was driving northbound along Eagleson Road in Ottawa's west
end when he saw what he described as a "very vibrant light in the sky descending
rapidly." Cordick said the time was around
"The light of the fireball remained bright until it descended below the tree
lines and it left my sight," Cordick told CBC News in an email.
Rooftop Cameras Capture Another Meteor Fireball Over Madison, Wisconsin - 08
Hurricanes, Earthquakes And Now A Daytime Meteor: Fireball Blazes Over Puerto
Rico In Broad Daylight - 01/18/2020
Meteor Fireball Filmed Over Sarasota, Florida - 01/18/2020
Shortly before midnight on Thursday, January 16, Gail tells ABC7 she saw a huge
fireball streak across the sky. She was watching TV, facing her backdoor, when
she saw what looked like a comet with a tail going horizontally through the sky.
She says, "It was AWESOME!"
ABC7 posted about it on Facebook to see if anyone got video and, as it happens,
Jackie Greenough did. When you watch the video, which is timestamped at 11:57pm,
you'll see little chaotic streaks - those are bugs flying about - but look in
the upper middle of the screen. You'll see the fireball as it moves decisively
across the sky. It lasts at least 13 seconds before moving out of frame.
Jonathan noted the American Meteor Society had at least 25 reported sightings of
the fireball all over the Suncoast and even as far away as Georgia and Alabama.
Mysterious Fireball Flies Across Sky Before Disappearing Over Southampton,
UK - 21 Jan 2020
A MYSTERIOUS object was seen flying across Southampton before "bursting into
flames" and plummeting to the ground.
Residents watched in shock as an unidentified object with a twisted vapour trail
began to pass over the city, before it caught fire and suddenly began to fall to
This happened at around 4.45pm on Saturday January 18, and the object was seen
to be travelling towards the Weston Shore, but was believed to be around "20 to
30 miles away".
Kev Brophy, of Blackthorn Road, Southampton, witnessed the incident from his
home and described the whole ordeal as "quite scary".
Mysterious fireball flies across sky before disappearing over Southampton,
UK - 21 Jan 2020
Meteor Fireball Filmed Over East Anglia, UK - 22 Jan 2020
A couple were left stunned as they watched a fireball crashing to earth in East
It was spotted across Norfolk and Suffolk on Sunday, January 19 with sightings
in Haddiscoe, Norwich, Blakeney, East Rudham and Wells.
Matthew and Claire Ling were travelling near Ipswich when they spotted it at
Bright Meteor Fireball Blazes Over Cyprus - 22 Jan 2020
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 121 reports about a meteor
fireball seen over Cyprus (Ammochostos, Famagusta, ???????, Larnaca, Larnaka,
Lefko?a kazas?, Limasol, Limassol, Nicosia, North District and Paphos) on
Tuesday, January 21st 2020 around 20:08 UT.
Huge Meteor Fireball Spotted In Skies Over Cornwall, UK - 24 Jan 2020
"An enormous fireball explodes through the sky above Bude in Cornwall two nights
ago (21st January, 11:24pm).
"It was roughly the size of a beach ball (1/2 a metre across) and it was
travelling at a velocity of around 15-20km PER SECOND over the Bristol Channel!
Meteor Fireball Spotted Over Huron County, Ontario - 22 Jan 2020
What's believed to be a meteor lit up the skies over Huron County Tuesday night.
An observatory at Western University captured the fireball heading from Brussels
towards Kintail around 9 p.m.
Blazing Blue Meteor Turns Night Into Day Over Israel - 22 Jan 2020
A large meteor lit up the night sky over Israel with a blue flash so bright it
was seen in neighboring Lebanon and Cyprus.
One witness was driving along Route 6 on Tuesday evening when suddenly he saw a
blue ball flash through the sky. He later discovered his dashboard camera had
captured the sight.
Asteroid Fireball Explodes Over The Great Lakes - 23 Jan 2020
he shattered remains of an asteroid now lie on the floor of one of North
America's Great Lakes after travelling from beyond Mars to rain down on Earth in
a blaze of fire.
Numerous eyewitnesses reported seeing the raging fireball streak across the sky
on Tuesday night and experts calculate that it travelled nearly half a billion
kilometers before coming to rest in its watery grave on the floor of Lake Huron.
Meteor scientist Peter Brown reported that the trajectory of the space rock's
flight reveal that it travelled from the asteroid belt beyond Mars before
hitting our planet.
Meteor Fireball Caught On Camera Exploding Over The Sky Of Lebanon - 26 Jan
An impressive meteor/fireball was caught on camera as it streaked and then
exploded in the skies over mt. Sannine, Lebanon on the night of Jan. 25/26th.
Large Meteor Fireball Explodes Over Andalusia, Spain - Meteorites Possible -
30 Jan 2020
A rock from an asteroid has entered sharply into the Earth's atmosphere at 0:08
am on January 29, generating a brilliant fireball that has been seen from more
than 400 kilometers away. In fact, its luminosity has been greater than that of
the full moon.
Spectacular Meteor Fireball Over Southern California Was Small Asteroid Or Comet
Fragment, NOT Space Debris Re-Entry - 30 Jan 2020
Residents in Southern California were treated to a bright sight Wednesday night,
prompting many to take to social media.
An apparent meteor flashed over the region and was caught on camera.
Another Breathtaking Meteor Fireball Event, This Time Over Russia's Urals -
01 Feb 2020
The amateur astronomer captured footage of the impressive natural light show as
a meteor shower swept across the Urals. The meteor erupted into life as it
burned up while entering Earth's atmosphere shortly after 3am local time.
Video Shows Meteor Fireball Exploding Over Northern England - 04 Feb
A bright line can be seen descending from the sky above Otley before the
'explosion' at around 11.30pm.
Aidan recorded the sighting on the UK Meteor Observation Network's website's
fireball reporting system.
Meteor Fireball Lights Up Alberta Sky - 09 Feb 2020
According to the American Meteor Society (AMS) website, 20 people in Alberta
reported seeing the potential fireball just after 5 p.m. MST on Saturday. Most
of those who registered their sightings were in the Calgary area and said the
apparent meteorite was visible for between 1.5 and 3.5 seconds in the twilight
sky. The Sun sets around 5:40 p.m., local time, in Calgary at this time of year.
Meteorite Hits Factory Compound In Alwar, Rajasthan, India: Reports Of 20-Feet
Deep Crater - 12 Feb 2020
A meteor shower, that took place at 5:11 am in Itarana Industrial area in Alwar,
Rajasthan was captured in videos on Tuesday. Earlier reports had suggested that
the meteorite caused a 20-feet deep crater in the factory compound, however, no
damage was caused to people living in the vicinity.
Meteor Fireball Seen Over Malaysia And Singapore - 14 Feb 2020
A Claudia Jiang also said she saw the fireball at around 6:40am.
"I saw it too on 11th Feb! Facing East Coast direction," she said in the
Someone else wrote that they had seen something similar a day earlier on
International Meteor Organization's website notes four reports of fireball
sightings at 5am on Wednesday from Singapore and Johor Bahru.
Meteor Fireball Captured On Camera Over Eastern England - 17 Feb 2020
he UK Meteor Network, which tracks the phenomenon in the UK, said it had
received 21 reports of the fireball from people living across five counties at
9.52pm last night, Sunday, February 16.
The fireball was seen travelling from North to South and cast a bright light
which motorist Mark Page, from Sleaford, caught the fireball on his dashcam
while he was driving through the town last night.
Two Meteor Fireballs Sighted Across The Skies Of Spain's Andalucia - 3 In 4
days/A> - 22 Feb 2020
Two large fireballs were seen shooting across the sky during the night of
February 18 and 19. They could be observed from different points of the
Andalucían provinces of Almería, Granada and Seville.
The meteor detection station Calar Alto (CAHA) reported that two large balls of
fire were observed shooting across the sky in the early hours of the morning of
February 18 and 19.
The first one was detected by the CAHA observation station in Almería, but
because of the weather conditions (cloudy night skies), the trajectory could not
be calculated nor could more information be collected.
The second fireball, observed on February 19, could just as the first one be
observed by the Almería observatory, but also by the observatories in Sierra
Nevada (Granada) and Seville.
Videos Show Meteor Fireball Exploding Over Central Mexico - 19 Feb 2020
A meteor fireball has been reported over the State of Mexico, Jalisco,
Guanajuato, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Michoacán and Mexico City.
Huge Meteor Fireball Filmed Exploding Over Alberta Ski Resort - 2nd For The
Province In 10 Days - 20 Feb 2020
A ski resort in Banff National Park captured a massive fireball meteor burning
through the sky early in the morning on Wednesday, February 19. Sunshine
Village's IT team checked on their Jackrabbit chairlift camera after hearing
reports of an Alberta meteor sighting. As revealed by the time mark on the
footage, at around 12:16 a.m, a giant exploding meteor ripped through the sky in
the north-east direction.
The footage shows a massive ball of white light moving across the sky and as it
falls, it explodes into a yellow flame. By the time it hits the horizon, it has
It may have only lasted for a few seconds but these are the kind of natural
sensations that last in our memories for a long, long time.
Bolide Lights Up Night Sky Over Dominican Republic - 22 Feb 2020
On Feb. 21st, a small space rock hit Earth's atmosphere and exploded over the
Caribbean. Although the impact did not occur directly over Puerto Rico, cameras
there had no trouble seeing the explosion. Frankie Lucena recorded this footage
from Cabo Rojo, PR:
"The sky lit up brightly when the meteor hit," says Lucena. "The flash came from
the direction of the Dominican Republic."
Indeed, he continues, "the GOES16 Group Energy Density image shows that it
exploded over the Dominican Republic at 07:30 UTC (Feb. 21st):
A Falling Meteor Fireball Caught On Camera In Russia's Karelia - 21 Feb
The footage shows a meteor falling at a high speed in the skies above a
populated area before a bright flash occurs.
The fall of the meteor happened early in the morning and lasted for about six
seconds. Eyewitnesses say that the meteor landed with a loud bang.
Bright Meteor Filmed Over Andalusia, Spain - 23 Feb 2020
On Feb. 23, at around 0:22 local time, numerous casual eyewitnesses saw a
beautiful and bright meteor over the south of Spain. It was generated by a rock
from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 43,000 km/h. It began at an
altitude of about 70 km over Almería (Andalusia), and ended at a height of
around 29 km over the Mediterranean Sea.
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 Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), 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
Eerie Green Meteor Fireball Turns Night Into Day Over Tucson, Arizona - 26
On Wednesday, YouTuber S Paris captured an object zooming through the sky on his
dashcam at around 5:30 a.m. In the video's description, S Paris believes the
object that came down is a meteor.
Reports Of Meteor Fireball Seen Over Aberdeen, Scotland - 26 Feb 2020
A number of other witnesses, including people from Ellon, Montrose and even
Northumberland reported seeing the object.
One eyewitness told the page how they had seen a "single stream that broke up to
numerous little flares".
Spectacular Daytime Meteor Fireball Explodes Over Croatia And Slovenia -
Shockwave Sets Off Earthquake Detectors - 28 Feb 2020
A spectacular meteor fireball exploded over Croatia and Slovenia in the northern
Balkans today at 10:34 local time (09:34 UTC), Feb 28th. There are numerous
reports of a loud sonic boom with the accompanying shockwave which was strong
enough to show up on seismographs as an earthquake.
The Dubrovnik Times reports that in Zagreb, there was a strong rumble and
tremors. A tremor was felt throughout the city, so at first everybody thought
that it was an earthquake.
According to STA - Slovenska Tiskovna Agencija Slovenian and Croatian media have
published pictures of white smoke in the sky, estimated to be at a height of
about 30 kilometres.
Dashcam Footage Of Meteor Exploding Over Croatia Goes Viral - Video -
A meteor was seen flashing across the sky above Croatia at 10:31 a.m. local time
on Friday, followed by what witnesses claim was a loud clap of thunder.
Caught on Dashcam video, the bright object is clearly visible as it streaks
across the heavens only to explode when entering the atmosphere.
Meteor Fireball Seen Over Ohio/A> - 02 Mar 2020
A meteor shot across the night sky on Sunday and people in the Miami Valley saw
it! This was a special meteor considered to be a fireball. A fireball is just a
meteor that is as bright as the planet Venus. These often have a bright tail and
sometimes can produce a noise when they flash across the sky. The American
Meteor Society keeps track of fireball sightings across the country and
according to them, it appeared around 10:22PM on Sunday.
Bright Meteor Fireball Widely Reported Over The Netherlands And Belgium - 03
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 165 reports about a meteor
fireball streaking over the Netherlands and Belgium on Monday, March 2nd 2020
around 23:38 UT.
Oregon And SW Washington See At Least 2 Fireballs In Night Sky - 06 Mar
The American Meteor Society Fireball log says there were numerous reports on the
night of March 4. The first one was reported around 7:15 p.m. due southeast.
A second fireball appeared around 12:50 a.m. early Thursday morning due
westward. This second one was visible from the Oregon coast and Tacoma,
Three Fiery Meteorites Reportedly Hit Ground In Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh,
India - 08 Mar 2020
Three meteorites have reportedly hit the ground close to Sahibabad railway
station, Ghaziabad in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on March 5, 2020
according to the Mahanagar Times.
Local residents reported seeing three objects falling from the sky at about ten-
minute intervals, with thunder-like sounds, which caused panic in the area.
Despite heavy rains at the time and attempts at extinguishing the objects by the
fire brigade, they continued smouldering for several hours afterwards, producing
a noticeable smell.
Fireball Meteor Seen Over Seville In Andalucía, Spain - 09 Mar 2020
On Saturday night, (7 March) at approximately 8:33 local time, a fireball
could be seen in the Andalucían night sky. It could be observed in Seville,
Granada and Almería.
The Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucía and head investigator José María
Madiedo has analysed the meteorite and concluded that it was a rock that had
detached from a bigger asteroid and made its way into our atmosphere with a
speed of 54,000 kilometres per hour.
Meteor Fireball Filmed Above Wigan, UK - 12 Mar 2020
A British man has inadvertently captured stunning CCTV footage of a meteor
hurtling through the skies over Wigan. Blake Kerwin, 22, filmed the
extraterrestrial incident on his home security camera in the early hours of
Wednesday (11 March) morning.
Video Captures Meteor Fireball Streaking Over Florida - 14 Mar 2020
According to the International Meteor Organisation, there have been 25 reports
of meteors in the area as of 12 March (00:13 UT).
Meteorite Destroys Buildings In Nigeria - Mar 30, 2020
Some have stated to us that the earth is going through a Debris field and others
mock the idea but the residents in Nigeria are not laughing after they took a
Scientist Claims Massive Crater In Akure, Nigeria Caused By METEOR IMPACT -
30 Mar 2020
A Professor of Geophysics at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has
debunked the explanation given by Ondo governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the police
for the deafening blast
experienced early on Saturday (28March) near Akure.
Professor Adekunle Abraham Adepelumi, after leading a research team to the site
said emphatically it was caused by a meteorite.
The P.M.News first reported that the blast, which left a crater on its trail,
and destroyed several buildings, was caused by a meteorite.
"Our findings suggest that the impact of the blasting covers 1km radius of the
surroundings of the crater.
"The field evidence point to a conclusion that A METEORIC FROM AN ASTEROID BELT
THAT TRAVELS AT A GREAT SPEED FROM SPACE IMPACTED THE LOCATION AT AN ANGLE OF 43
degrees created an ejecta at South-Western part.
"No evidence of buried vehicle, buried ordinance or IED was found. However,
crack opening that vary in thickness from 3mm to 4metres occurs on the wall of
most of the buildings but not at the base of the buildings.
"Also, foreign rocks and strange metallic objects were found within the crater.
Most of the destruction occurs on top and roof/ceilings of the buildings."
Another Large Green Meteor Fireball Lights Up Florida Night Sky - 02 Apr
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 16 reports (1532-2020) about a meteor
fireball seen over Florida on Wednesday 1st April. A video was uploaded to the
Credit: Joseph G.
Hundreds Report Bright Meteor Fireball Blazing Over Netherlands - 06 Apr
The Meteoren Working Group received more than a hundred reports from people in
the Netherlands who had seen a bright meteor fireball on 4th April around 11:45
According to RTL Nieuws a number of people on Twitter saw the colour green. "It
looked like a green rocket. Never seen such a bright fireball before," wrote
Daytime Meteor Fireball Over Central Europe Observed By Hundreds - 07 Apr
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 350 reports (1591-2020) about a
meteor fireball seen over Central Europe on Monday, April 6th 2020 around 13:33
Meteor Fireball Streaks Across Arkansas, Louisiana, And Texas - 09 Apr
Many South Arkansas residents saw a fireball in the southern sky on Wednesday
According to local reports, and reports posted to the American Meteor Society
website, the event took place about 8:15 p.m. and was seen by people in
Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.
Observers said the fireball appeared to move east to west and had a green-
Meteor Fireball Lights Up Brunei, Borneo Sky - 14 Apr 2020
A large green meteor streaked through the sky over Brunei Darussalam last Sunday
(12 April), with many excited observers taking to social media to discuss
the natural phenomenon.
The passing meteor was photographed at 7.27pm by Mohammad Nazhif bin Haji Abdul
Khalid, who was taking pictures of the planet Venus in the clear sky at his home
in Kampong Lambak.
He recalled, "At first, I thought that it was a fireworks display, but there
were no exploding sounds."
The photo of the event uploaded to his Instagram page caught the attention of
the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD), which has been receiving
eyewitness accounts about a vivid ball of light on the evening of April 12.
Bright Meteor Fireball Explodes Over Peru - 17 Apr 2020
According to the reports filed by the eyewitnesses, the fireball appeared on
April 16 at 1 a.m. UT, or on April 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. Based on their
observations, the magnitude of the fireball ranged from -13 to -19. This means
that the meteor produced a very bright illumination that was capable of lighting
up its surroundings. It was also much brighter than the planet Venus when viewed
from Earth, which has a magnitude of about -5.
An eyewitness named Miguel A. from the Lima Callao region stated in his report
that the fireball remained in the sky for about 20 seconds. As it streaked
across the sky, it produced different colors, including white, green and pink.
After a while, the fireball began to break apart, producing around five to six
Mysterious 'boom' rattles windows, startles wildlife in the Midlands,
Ireland - 06 Apr 2020
Anna Duffy from Moate heard a massive boom on Saturday(April 4), that she
says shook windows and startled wildlife. Others in the area also reported
hearing the noise, but it later emerged people as far away as Galway noticed the
Ms. Duffy says speculation is now rife on social media as to what could have
made the unusual sound, with some suggesting it could have been a meteor.
Bizarre fireball spotted over Hull, UK last night likely a meteor - 20 Apr
Professor Brad Gibson, Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics at the
University of Hull, told MailOnline: 'Without more context, the most likely
explanation as to the object reported in the sky over Hull on Sunday(April
19) evening is that it was a meteor.
News Photographer Captures Video Of Meteor Fireball Streaking Through Texas
Sky - 20 Apr 2020
Cesar Martinez said he was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 59 early Monday
morning near Beasley, Texas, when his vehicle's dashcam caught video of a bright
green flash in the western sky.
Martinez said the light only lasted about six seconds before fading away.
The activity seen on camera appears consistent with video of confirmed meteor
sightings. The light is the result of a space rock (meteoroid) burning up as it
enters Earth's atmosphere.
Bright fireball Caused By Meteor Explodes, Fragments Over Northwestern US -
24 Apr 2020
The American Meteor Society reported that the fireball event happened on April
20 at around 10:30 pm MDT, or April 21 at 12:30 am EDT. Although most of the
eyewitness reports regarding the fireball event came from the stated of Idaho,
the incident was also spotted by individuals from Washington and Oregon.
According to some eyewitnesses, the object had a minor explosion before breaking
off into several fragments. "It popped, giving off a bit of a bright light and
some little fragmentation before it was all gone," an eyewitness named Kisa J.
from Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, stated in her report.
Meteor Smoke Captured On Video Over Slovakia - 26 Apr 2020
The best meteor during this month's Lyrid meteor shower might not have been a
Lyrid at all. On April 21st, Robert Barsa was outside the city of Košice,
Slovakia, watching meteors fly out of the constellation Lyra when a flash lit up
the sky from a completely different direction.
"I saw it in my peripheral vision," says Barsa. "As I looked reflexively above
my head, I was speechless staring at a meteor much brighter than Venus."
"The fireball was moving very slowly with at least two outbursts," he says. "It
reminded me of a decaying spaceship or satellite entering the atmosphere."
Huge Meteor Fireball Observed Over Brazil - 25 Apr 2020
A large meteorite crossed the Brazilian night sky and became extinct at an
altitude of 67 kilometers, just one kilometer above the cities of Nova
Petrópolis, Canela and Gramado, in the south of the neighboring country.
This was reported this Saturday by the Heller and Jung Space Observatory, which
recorded last Thursday how the bolide (a type of meteorite with a very intense
brightness) fell in the Hortensias region, in a sect of the mountain ranges of
the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
As explained by the professor Carlos Fernando Jung, from said observatory, the
meteorite entered the Earth's atmosphere at a latitude of 106.4 km and exploded
at a latitude of 67.1, just one kilometer from the cities of Nova Petropolis,
Canela and Gramado.
Bright Meteor Fireball Turns Night Into Day Sky Over Eastern Caribbean
Islands - 28 Apr 2020
At approximately 8:40 PM on Sunday 26th April 2020, a bright meteor streaked
across the night sky, lighting up between Martinique to as north as Anguilla and
as west as Puerto Rico.
Truly spectacular meteor fireball breaks apart over northern Spain and
Portugal - 06 May 2020
According to the eyewitness reports, the fireball event occurred on April 28 at
4:47 a.m. UT or around 12:47 a.m. EDT. The reports indicated that the fireball
had a magnitude or general brightness that ranged from -6 to -17, which means it
was much brighter than the planet Venus when viewed from Earth.
Burning Object Recorded In New Zealand Sky Likely A Meteor - 30 Apr 2020
The best possible explanation was that it was a meteor entering Earth's
"It's likely nothing would have hit the ground, and that it was possibly as
small as a golf ball, or even smaller."
"If that was an asteroid that came in Queenstown probably wouldn't exist
The footage was captured late on Wednesday evening.
Meteor Fireball Spotted Across Several Washington State Counties - 30 Apr
Many people have reported spotting a fireball in the sky above parts of
Washington on Thursday.
According to the American Meteor Society, reports came in of a fireball came in
from Twisp, Moses Lake, Omak and Richland.
The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office also received several reports of a loud
explosion or sonic boom-type noise being heard or felt across the county.
Falling Meteor Fireball Creates Bright Flash Over Arizona - 30 Apr 2020
Based on the data compiled by the AMS, the fireball event happened on April 25
at around 11:00 p.m. UT or around 7:00 p.m. EDT. The event was mainly spotted
from various cities in Arizona.
Based on the eyewitness reports, the fireball produced by the falling meteor had
a brightness or magnitude that ranged from -5 to -19, making it brighter than
the planet Venus when viewed from Earth. As noted by the eyewitnesses, the
fireball appeared for about 1.5 to 3.5 seconds long.
Dashcam Captures Meteor Fireball Over Metro Vancouver In Broad Daylight - 01
If you happened to be looking skyward over Metro Vancouver on Thursday
afternoon, you may have been lucky enough to catch a shooting star so bright it
was visible in broad daylight.
Motorist Al Dinis caught the bright flash on his dashcam as he was eastbound on
Marine Way at North Fraser Way in Burnaby, around 1:30 p.m.
Meteor Fireball Streaks Over Florida's Panhandle - 01 May 2020
A viewer of WJHG's shared a video from his security camera of a meteor shooting
over the sky of Panama City Beach Thursday night.
Early Morning Loud Boom Wakes Residents In Hereford, UK - 05 May 2020
Described as 'a huge boom', and 'like a cannon', the sudden noise was heard all
over the city, from Kings Acre Road to Hampton Dene, at around 2.45am.
Stargazer Captures Intriguing Meteor Fireball Explosion Over Oregon - 08 May
The image, taken on April 21, 2020, was sent to the IMO (the International
Meteor Organization) and AMS (the American Meteor Society) displays the meteor
seemingly shattering twice as it reaches the atmosphere, meaning that Earl
captured a double bursting fireball. In the image, we can spot the "W" of
Cassiopeia lying to the lower right of the fireball.
Meteor Fireball Caught On Camera Above Spain's Costa Del Sol - 06 May
As reported by the principal investigator of the SMART project, José María
Madiedo, from the Institute of Astrophysics in Andalucia (IAA-CSIC), the
fireball was recorded shooting by at 3.43 am last night.
Video Captures Exploding Meteor Fireball Over Washington State - 07 May
An apparent exploding meteor made for an incredible sight... and sound across
parts of the Puget Sound region in Washington state Wednesday evening.
Several reports into the American Meteor Society indicated a brilliant white and
colorful object streaked across the skies around 7 p.m. or so, culminating in a
flash and then after a few minutes' delay, a massive explosion.
Woman Spots 'Ball Of Fire' Streaking Across Sky Over Her Garden In Liverpool,
UK - 07 May 2020
Lottie, from Whiston, told the Echo : "It was yesterday evening at about 8.00pm.
Meteor Fireball Seen Streaking Across The Sky In Natchez, Mississippi - 12
Living near Merit Health Natchez, Sandel said he has stepped outside to watch a
helicopter take off from the hospital's helipad Sunday evening at approximately
10:15 when he was startled by the fireball streaking across the sky.
Meteor Fireball Lights Up Sky Over Parts Of Southeast US - 14 May 2020
A fireball and bright flash were reported across portions of Florida, Georgia,
and the Carolinas early Thursday morning.
A bright flash was seen by some in the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry around
12:45 a.m. The sight was even captured by some home security cameras.
'Like A Bomb!': Massive Boom Causes Homes To Shake In East Yorkshire,
England - 15 May 2020
Many living in the region took to social media to ask others if they had felt
the earth moving and heard the sound that "reverberated" at around lunchtime on
Thursday, May 14.
One man said: "Everything shook! Like a bomb!"
The strange activity was soon explained as a sonic boom - a very loud sound
caused by shock waves created by any object that travels through the air faster
than the speed of sound.
Spectacular Green Fireball Blazes Over Western Siberia - 19 May 2020
Bewildered residents in Russia have witnessed a spectacular glowing meteor
shooting across the night sky. The incident was caught on CCTV cameras and was
seen from several locations.
The dazzling object was seen travelling over the city of Kansk in western
Siberia and several other areas of the Krasnoyarsk Region at around 22:40 local
Some local media reported that witnesses also heard a "loud bang." However, top
local emergency official Eduard Bille told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper that
everything was quiet.
It literally lasted several seconds; a bright ball crossed the sky and
disappeared somewhere near the ground. It was all quiet: no bangs, no blasts,
Mystery Over Loud Boom Heard Along East Kent, UK Coast - 21 May 2020
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "Neither the RAF nor USAF were doing any
night flying in the period mentioned so we do not believe the late night noise
was aviation related."
Caught On Camera: Meteor Fireball Spotted In Skies Near Taber, Alberta - 24
05/22/2020 Don Schmitz sent in the video, which shows a large fireball, possibly
a meteor, falling to Earth at about 1 a.m. on May 22.
He says it happened to the southwest of the community.
Bright Meteor Fireball Illuminates Night Sky Over Spokane, Washington State
- 23 May 2020
A bright flash of light caught on many Spokane security cameras Thursday night
was likely a small meteor or fireball, area astronomers say.
The flashes of light, seen by many locals and captured on many dash and front-
door cameras, occurred just before midnight Thursday. Videos posted on the
American Meteor Society's website show it disappearing after a few seconds.
Was The Mystery 'Flaming' Object Spotted Hurtling Over Midlothian, UK A
Fireball? - 25 May 2020
Videos and pictures emerged showing what witnesses described as a "flaming"
object falling from the skies over Midlothian last week, on Thursday night.
Residents in New Zealand report mystery fireball 'crashing' into river - 26
Several Pakuranga Residents Reported Seeing A Bright Flash Of Light Or A
"Fireball" Above The Tamaki River In The Vicinity Of Waipuna Bridge at around
6:47 pm on Monday 25 May. According to some eyewitnesses, the object was alleged
to have then crashed into the water.
Reports of a "bright light" and "an explosion" flooded the east Auckland
grapevine page as local people recounted what they had seen. Many speculated a
meteor, a rocket from nearby Rocket Lab, or even a flare was responsible.
Large Meteor Fireball Explodes Spectacularly Over Northern Turkey - 28 May
On the evening of Wednesday 27 May, residents of northern Turkey were treated to
a spectacular light show. Videos on social media show a meteor fireball
streaking across the sky, before exploding in the air with a thunderous boom.
According to Turkish news website Daily Sabah a "ball of light" was observed in
several provinces at around 8:30 pm local time, including Artvin, Erzurum,
Sivas, Tuncel and Ardahan.
Meteor Fireball Caught On Camera Over Armenia - 28 May 2020
Residents of Armenia's Kotyak province were likely in for quite a surprise on
the evening of 27 May as a flying object, which Public Radio of Armenia suggests
might've been a meteor, flashed across the sky.
According to the media outlet, videos of this event that started emerging online
show the object falling in the vicinity of the town of Hrazdan which is located
about 45 kilometers northeast of the capital Yerevan.
Bright Green Fireball Falls From The Sky In North Texas - 29 May 2020
A North Texas family's home security camera was recording when a giant fireball
fell from the sky Thursday night.
Samantha Deann Pinson shared the video pointed at her driveway in Burleson,
which showed the green ball of light streak across the frame.
Home Security Camera Records Loud Boom, Flash Of Light Over Altoona,
Pennsylvania - 02 Jun 2020
A home security camera recorded the moments a large bang, followed by a flash of
light occurred over the skies of Altoona, Pennsylvania on June 1, 2020:
Meteor fireball lights up skies in eastern US, burns so bright it was seen from
Canada - 08 Jun 2020
A brilliant fireball lights up the night sky over Knoxville, Tennessee, in this
cell phone video captured from a moving vehicle by witness Austin R. at 9:42
p.m. EDT on June 7, 2020 (0142 GMT June 8).
The American Meteor Society received at least 120 reports from 12 states across
the US -and several from Ontario in Canada- about an extremely bright object in
the sky. Despite the number of observers, so far only one video of the fireball
has appeared online.
Bright fireball seen over Otaga Peninsula, New Zealand spurs rescue call -
09 Jun 2020
"Then it turned bright green then disappeared. It was very eerie but fascinating
at the same time."
"At 7.10am when I was delivering my neighbour's paper I saw a very bright white
light speeding through the sky, stopped me in my tracks," one witness said.
Two meteor fireballs back to back over California - 10 Jun 2020
The AMS received over 110 reports so far about a fireball event that occurred
over California (LA area) on June 10th, 2020 around 3:33 Universal Time (June
9th, 2020 08:33pm PDT). We also received nearly 90 reports about a similar event
that occurred the next day North of San Francisco, CA. This second event
occurred on June 11th 2020 around 03:51 Universal Time (June 10th, 2020 08:51pm
The preliminary trajectories computed based on all the reports submitted to the
AMS so far shows that the tow fireballs were mainly travelling from
East to West. The first one (AMS#2779-2020)
Reports of 'explosion' like noise heard across Waterford, Ireland - 11 Jun
They were responding to claims that a very loud noise, described as being like
an explosion was heard at around half past ten last night.
Mystery surrounds the noise, heard by people in the city centre, Ferrybank and
in the Dunmore Road and Tramore Road areas.
It has been described by some who heard it as a 'sonic boom'.
Spectacular meteor fireball lights up the night sky over Pilbara, Western
Australia - 15 Jun 2020
Mysterious green glow seen shooting across Australian night sky - Jun 14,
Three bright meteor fireballs recorded within 90 minutes over Puerto Rico -
19 Jun 2020
Three bright meteor fireballs were recorded within 90 minutes over Cabo Rojo,
Puerto Rico on June 16th 2020, facing slightly NW between the hours of 04:40 UTC
and 06:08 UTC
(12:40 and 2:08 am).
Almost a year ago, on 22 June 2019, astronomers spotted a
car-size asteroid just hours before it exploded over Puerto Rico. The
asteroid, 13 feet (4 meters) long, made a spectacular fireball that was
equivalent to about 6,000 tons of exploding TNT, according to the Center for
Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), which is run by the Jet Propulsion Lab in
The asteroid's impact was so powerful, even satellites in orbit spotted it.
Satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) recorded its impact and destruction at 5:25 p.m. EDT (21:25 UTC), as you
can see on this tweet below.
Another meteorite-like object falls from sky in Rajasthan, India - 19 Jun
A meteorite-like object fell from the sky in Rajasthan's Sanchore town on Friday
morning. The object resulted in a one-foot-deep crater and created an explosive
sound that was heard up to two kilometers away. The unidentified object is
currently with the police and under investigation.
The object was emitting heat even three hours after it crashed leading many to
believe it may explode. As a result, the administration advised locals to stay
away. After it cooled down, it was put in a jar.
"There was a massive sound in the morning when the object fell from the sky --
it was as if an airplane had crashed. However, no one could spot what had
fallen. It was only after sometime that the object was noticed in a one-foot-
deep pit in the ground. It had fallen about 100 metres from my house.
"After we received information about the unidentified object, department
officials reached the spot. The unidentified object was found to be three
kilometers heavy and was very hot. Investigation is underway."
Source of early-morning boom that echoed in Aspen, Colorado remains mystery
- 26 Jun 2020
The source of a loud bang or explosion that was heard around the Aspen area
early Friday morning remains a mystery as officials from different agencies have
not been able to track down where it originated.
- Secondary Data
Bolide Explodes Over Kansas Illuminating The Night Sky - 21 Jun 2020
The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 22 reports (event 2967-2020)
about a meteor fireball seen over AR, KS, MO, OK and TX on Friday, June 19th
2020 around 05:36 UT.
Ancient Comet 'Atlas' Measures Half The Size Of The Sun And It's Back! - 02
The comet’s last Earth fly-by was sometime around 4000 BC when it was witnessed
by early ancient Egyptian farmers as well as Neolithic tribes in Ireland,
northern Scotland and across Scandinavia, but this most recent pass was first
spotted on December 28, 2019 by Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (
The comet's atmosphere measures five times the physical size of Jupiter and
about half the size of the Sun and scientists say that by the end of April the
space rock will appear brighter than Venus in our night sky. As it approaches
our inner solar system, the comet will become one of the brightest objects in
the night sky and according to a report in the Daily Mail “potentially the comet
of a generation."
According to a recent ABC News piece, Michael Jager from Austria - the scientist
who captured images of the comet Atlas or formally ‘Comet C-2019-Y4 Atlas’,
described it as a "brilliant suicidal comet that baffles astronomers." The exact
size of the icy rock isn't known, but it’s likely to be only a few miles across
with a much larger atmosphere.
Hundreds of mystery objects pass ISS in strange video to spark conspiracy
frenzy - 14 Apr 2020
The baffling footage appeared to show the swarm of lights moving in formation
past the International Space Station
Some of the lights seem to flicker and all remain in the same position before
disappearing out of sight.
Rodrigo shared the clip to his YouTube channel on April 4, before it was shared
to conspiracy channel Mavi 777 and seen thousands of times.
Viewers quickly flocked to the comments section to voice their thoughts.
Hundreds of mysterious objects pass International Space Station - Apr 15,
"Just wondering if the ISS clip of all the orbs going past might be the same
sort of space phenomenon that most orb sightings caught on camera here on earth
are," one commented. Another wrote: "All of a sudden, the ISS is showing lots of
activity of orbs and strange lights etc.
Hundreds of Mystery UFOs Pass ISS In Strange Video To Spark Conspiracy
Frenzy - Apr 15, 2020
And below you can see some of the videos made by different people.
Video 1 (this was recorded on the same day April 4, 2020
Another mass UFO sighting! Cleveland, Ohio -April 4, 2020
Mass UFO sighting above Detroit, Michigan - April 2020 - Apr 5, 2020
Meteor Fireball? Mystery Burning Object Leaves Smoky Trail For 20 Minutes Over
Cambridgeshire, UK - 17 Apr 2020
The mysterious plume was there for several minutes after an object was seen
spiralling towards earth
He was sitting outside his canal boat in Stretham, having a little fire, when he
spotted the trail. He said: 'It looked like a very thick
chemtrail to start with. It looked like a short, skinny cloud. It wasn't moving
quickly at all. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a meteorite,
because they are gone in seconds.
'We have seen hundreds of shooting stars, but this definitely wasn't that
either. This was coming down very slowly and
spiralling. It started to glow orange as you can see
in the pictures.
Comment: The electrical interaction of meteor fireballs with different charge
layers of the atmosphere can cause them to appear to move 'slowly and
spiraling.' In September 2019 a bright slow-moving meteor fireball was recorded
over the English Channel.
'There were flames coming out of the back of it as well. It was really
Burning object spotted spiraling through sky for up to 20 minutes Video
Gerry took several pictures of the burning entity dropping through the sky, in
which a huge trail can be seen behind it as it descends into the distance.
Gerry said he was watching the unidentified object fall through the sky for
'between 10 and 20 minutes,' as it was coming down so slowly.
Eventually, the burning mass disappeared behind the trees in the distance.
He said: 'The sheer size of it is what's got me. When you look at the pictures, they show the trees in the
foreground and it's way beyond that, it was very
'It landed beyond the horizon,
that's how big it was - we couldn't see it land.'
There is no evidence that it landed, it apparently just passed by Earth and
kept on going. It was one, or a fragment of, one of the B Swarm Cluster 1 Red
Investigators Confirm Meteorite Discovery In El Empalme, Ecuador - 25 Apr
Images of people in Ecuador manipulating a rocky body with their hands went
viral on the night of Wednesday, April 22, 2020 on social media networks. In the
videos, residents of the Los Naranjos compound in El Empalme (Guayas) spoke of
an object that had fallen from the sky. The area also suffered several power
The specialists indicated that the space rock measures 20 centimeters (cm) high
by 17 wide and that it formed a hole of 60 cm. and 30 cm. deep.
Chemical engineer Hólger Naranjo, from the Undersecretary of Control and Nuclear
Applications of the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources, also
collaborated in the inspection that was carried out around 14:30 on Thursday
reported El Universo.
Tests were carried out with a radiation meter resulting in a 0.09 Sievert / hour
range, which according to the expert did not represent any risk to life.
Hubble Watches Comet ATLAS Disintegrate Into More Than Two Dozen Pieces -
Apr 29, 2020
The disintegrating comet was approximately 91 million miles (146 million
kilometers) from Earth when the latest Hubble observations were taken. If any of
it survives, the comet will make its closest approach to Earth on May 23 at a
distance of about 72 million miles (116 million kilometers), and eight days
later it will skirt past the Sun at 25 million miles (40 million kilometers).
Asteroid Sneaks Past Satellites In One Of The Closest Flybys On Record - 05
A previously unseen asteroid the size of a truck flew about 4,350 miles (7,000
kilometers) over the Pacific Ocean on Monday, making it one of the closest
passes by our planet on record.
Astronomers had no notice of asteroid 2020 JJ's existence, as it was discovered
using the Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona right around the time it reached its
closest point to us.
Asteroid NY65 - Another Close Call To Occur In June - 20 May 2020
NASA Asteroid Tracker: 4 Space Rocks Approaching, Flying Past Earth Today -
01 Jun 2020
NASA warns of another FIVE asteroids headed our way, after MISSING one that
passed closer than the moon - 15 Jun 2020
NASA is reporting a rather rocky start to the week, as the Earth is set for at
least five asteroid flybys. It comes hot on the heels of another asteroid
unexpectedly whizzing between Earth and the Moon without anyone noticing.
Four of the five space rocks due to buzz the Earth this week were only spotted
in May, raising concerns about just how prepared our planetary defenses are;
While we caught them, we cut it very close if we needed to shoot them out of the
sky or at least deflect them, our only two options to stave off an asteroid
apocalypse at present.
NASA warns of FIVE more asteroids set to blaze past Earth, as scientists devise
method of planetary defense - 22 Jun 2020
Another week, another warning of impending asteroid activity in Earth's
vicinity, as at least five asteroids ranging in size from a small passenger jet
to roughly the size of an apartment building are set to shoot past the Earth,
three of which were only spotted in the last two months.
Mercifully, the closest any of them will come to us is 1.2 million miles (1.9
million km) away. That's five times the distance between the Earth and Moon - so
those concerned can breathe a sigh of relief.