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  1. IMPACT THREAT LEVEL YELLOW07/01/19 to 09/01/19
  2. IMPACT THREAT LEVEL ORANGE09/01/19 to 09/24/19
  3. IMPACT THREAT LEVEL RED 09/25/19 to 11/11/19
    • 2012 Meteor Shower Calendar
    • Fireball Sightings Log: 2018 (UTC) EVENTS: M10- 50, L51-150, H151+ The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Fireball Reports - Summary
    • DATE/REPORTS
      • 25 SEP/16 EVENTS 16
      • 26 SEP/20 EVENTS 20
      • 27 SEP/26 EVENTS H-1 27H-1
      • 28 SEP/20 EVENTS 20
      • 29 SEP/18 EVENTS 18
      • 30 SEP/22 EVENTS M-2 22M-2
      • 01 OCT/18 EVENTS 18
      • 02 OCT16 EVENTS 16
      • 03 OCT/13 EVENTS M-1 13M-1
      • 04 OCT/15 EVENTS M-1 15M-1
      • 05 OCT/31 EVENTS H-1,L-1,M-2 31H-1,L-1,M-2
      • 06 OCT/26 EVENTS M-1 26
      • 07 OCT/12 EVENTS 12M-1
      • 08 OCT/13 EVENTS L-1,M-2 13
      • 09 OCT/28 EVENTS H-1,M-2 28L-1,M-2
      • 10 OCT/26 EVENTS M-1 26M-1
      • 11 OCT/18 EVENTS 18
      • 12 OCT/12 EVENTS 12
      • 13 OCT/14 EVENTS H-1 14H-1
      • 14 OCT/9 EVENTS 9
      • 15 OCT/27 EVENTS 27
      • 16 OCT/7 EVENTS L-1 7L-1
      • 17 OCT/14 EVENTS 14
      • 18 OCT/25 EVENTS M-2 25M-2
      • 19 OCT/20 EVENTS L-1,M-1 20L-1,M-1
      • 20 OCT/14 EVENTS L-1 14L-1
      • 21 OCT/10 EVENTS 10
      • 22 OCT/22 EVENTS 22
      • 23 OCT/22 EVENTS M-1 22M-1
      • 24 OCT/6 EVENTS 6
      • 25 OCT/14 EVENTS 14
      • 26 OCT/18 EVENTS M-1 ?
      • 27 OCT/32 EVENTS M-4 ?
      • 28 OCT/26 EVENTS M-1,L-1 ?
      • 29 OCT/22 EVENTS ?
      • 30 OCT/16 EVENTS M-1 ?
      • 31 OCT/18 EVENTS ?
      • 01 NOV/19 EVENTS ?
      • 02 NOV/27 EVENTS L-2 ?
      • 03 NOV/18 EVENTS M-1 ?
      • 04 NOV/18 EVENTS M-3 ?
      • 05 NOV/22 EVENTS ?
      • 06 NOV/23 EVENTS M-3 ?
      • 07 NOV/24 EVENTS M-2 ?
      • 08 NOV/22 EVENTS M-1 ?
      • 09 NOV/23 EVENTS ?
      • 10 NOV/31 EVENTS M-1 ?
      • 11 NOV/32 EVENTS M-2 ?
    • Sep. 25, 2019: Meteorites (Comet Fragments) Of Frozen Organic Gases?
    • Night sky illuminated by huge meteor fireball over London, England - 25 Sep 2019
      It was previously reported that a large asteroid was approaching Earth. Its diameter is approximately 190 to 430 metres, making it twice as large as the famous Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt.
      According to eyewitnesses, London has been illuminated by a meteor, with some of them managing to record the dramatic footage.
    • Stunning meteor fireball filmed exploding over the Mediterranean Sea - 25 Sep 2019
      The SMART project captured footage of an 'amazing meteor' as it soared over the Mediterranean Sea on September 25, 2019:
      It was generated by a rock from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 140,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 108 km over the sea, and ended at a height of around 60 km.
    • Meteor fireball caught on camera flying across southern Victoria, Australia - 26 Sep 2019
      oss said the meteor was bright but wasn't travelling as fast as a regular meteor would.
    • Meteor fireball widely reported over northern Germany - 29 Sep 2019
      The American Meteor Society has received 157 reports about a meteor fireball seen over northern and eastern Germany on Friday, September 27th 2019 around 17:32 UT.
    • Bright meteor fireball flies over the north of Spain - 27 Sep 2019
      On September 27, 2019, the SMART projected recorded a bright meteor as it flew over the provinces of Segovia, Valladolid and Zamora, Spain:,BR. This fireball flew over the provinces of Segovia, Valladolid and Zamora on the night of September 27, at 22:40 local time.
      A rock from an asteroid at a speed of about 111 thousand kilometers per hour came into the earth's atmosphere. The ball of fire advanced westward to end south of the province of Zamora.
    • Sep 28, 2019: More Meteorites (Comet Fragments) Of Frozen Organic Gases?

      Video Sept. 28 On Youtube, Showing What Appears To Be 14 Glowing Orbs Over The Water.

    • Meteor Fireball Seen Soaring Over Sao Paulo, Brazil - 29 Sep 2019
      On September 29, 2019, a meteor was captured by EXOSS as it flew over Sao Paulo, Brazil. The footage was uploaded to the American Meteor Society by 'Eduardo S':
    • Bright Flash From Meteor Fireball Captured On Home Surveillance Camera In Denham Springs, Louisiana - 30 Sep 2019
      On September 30, 2019, American Meteor Society member 'J. Prestridge' captured video of a bright flash of light attributed to a meteor on her home surveillance camera:
    • Daytime Fireball Meteor Explodes Over Queensland Emitting A Deafening Sonic Boom - 02 Oct 2019
      The 'very bright flash of light' was seen in the skies around 1.30pm spanning hundreds of kilometres around Cairns.
      It was followed by a sonic boom which left some locals wondering if there had been an earthquake.
    • Bright Meteor Fireball Flies Over Northeastern Portugal - 03 Oct 2019
      On October 3, 2019, the SMART project captured yet another fireball; this time, it flew over northeastern Portugal:
      The meteor was reportedly generated from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 230,000 km/h. It began at an altitude of about 135 km over the northeast of Portugal, and ended at a height of around 96 km over southwest of that country.
      On the same day, The American Meteor Society received 18 reports of a meteor over the Netherlands. The increasing number of fireballs reported on the planet doesn't bode well for humanity
      Bright meteor event on October 3
    • Meteor Fireball (Or Two) Blazes Over Ireland - Also Seen From Scotland And Wales - 06 Oct 2019
      Another big meteor fireball was seen a couple of nights ago, at around 9pm on October 4th, this time over Ireland and western parts of the UK. In fact, we're not sure that it was one solitary object.
    • Rare Daytime Sextantid Meteor Observed Over Arizona - 07 Oct 2019
      This weekend, NASA's Network of All Sky Meteor Cameras captured a rare fireball- -a "Daytime Sextantid." Here it is disintegrating over Arizona just before sunrise on Saturday, Oct. 5th:
    • Meteor Fireball Seen Flying Over Washington State, Southern British Columbia - 06 Oct 2019
      On October 6, 2019, the American Meteor Society (AMS) received 35 reports of a meteor over Washington state and southern British Columbia, Canada. AMS member 'Erik K.' from Seattle captured footage of the fireball on his doorbell camera:
    • Over 100 Report Seeing Large Meteor Fireball Over Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania And West Virginia - 07 Oct 2019
      If you saw a fireball streak across the sky on Saturday evening you're not alone.10TV received several reports from people in central Ohio who saw a bright meteor with a long trail across the sky.
      The American Meteor Society says it received more than 130 reports about the fireball, seen over Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
    • Meteor Fireball Lights Up Sky Across California - 08 Oct 2019
      California residents took to social media Monday night to report a glowing fireball across the night sky over multiple cities including Sacramento, Lynwood and San Diego.
      One social media user caught a video of the fireball shooting across the sky while he was driving.
    • Meteor Fireball Widely Reported Over France - 11 Oct 2019
      The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 246 reports about a meteor fireball seen over France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Île-de-France, Bourgogne- Franche-Comté, Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Normandie, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie, Pays de la Loire and Provence-Alpes- Côte d'Azur) on Wednesday, October 9th 2019 around 17:47 UT.
    • Brilliant Midnight Meteor Fireball Lights Up Sky Over Northeast China - 13 Oct 2019
      It turned night into day.
      What appears to be a dazzling meteor lit up the sky over northeast China on Friday (Oct. 11), appearing as a brilliant fireball in surveillance videos of the event.
      The meteor occurred at about 12:16 a.m. Beijing Time, turning night into day and casting dark shadows as it streaked through the sky, according to the state-run CCTV. Videos of the fireball were captured by surveillance cameras in the city of Songyuan in the province of Jilin, as well as by many residents across northeast China, CCTV reported.
    • Meteor fireball soars over Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland - 13 Oct 2019
      The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 238 reports of a fireball over Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland on October 13, 2019. Several AMS members captured photos and videos of the event.
      Video footage from AMS members 'Marco H' and 'Christophe F':
    • Watch: Meteor fireball over the Mediterranean - 15 Oct 2019
      SMART project detectors at the Calar Alto observatory in the Filabres mountains and at observatories in the Sierra Nevada and Seville captured stunning images of the fireball as it made its way across the night sky at 3.44 am on October 13 at an altitude of some 95 kilometres.
    • Slow-moving bright meteor fireball over Trinidad and Tobago - 17 Oct 2019
      SOME lucky citizens were on Tuesday night treated to what appeared to be a meteor blazing its way into Earth's atmosphere, looking much like a comet as it streaked across the sky.
      The fireball appeared to have been visible mostly to those living in Central and Northern Trinidad and a number of people yesterday posted video clips of the celestial activity, accompanied by exclamations of wonder.
      According to the Trinidad and Tobago Weather Centre, most people said the event took place between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
    • NASA Footage Shows Huge Explosion Of Meteor Fireball In Skies Above Arizona - 17 Oct 2019
      The video showed a fireball travelling at more than 200,000 kilometres per hour light up the night sky over Arizona yesterday. The space rock was part of the relatively newly-discovered meteor shower, the October Ursae Majorids, which was only deemed separate from the usual October Orionid and Taurid meteors in 2007. NASA said the small object was travelling at a staggering 57.2 kilometres per second
      NASA has traced the meteor back to the Big Dipper constellation, which allowed the space agency to confidently state it is part of the October Ursae Majorids shower.
      The meteor shower peaks during mid-October, and on clear nights one fireball can be seen per hour on average.
    • Meteor Fireball In Missouri Seen Hundreds Of Miles Away In Northwest Arkansas - 18 Oct 2019
      A fireball streaking across the night sky near Kansas City, Missouri spotted hundreds of miles away in Northwest Arkansas.
      Residents of Northwest Arkansas self-reported seeing a fireball in the northern evening sky Thursday evening.
      According to AMSMeteors.org, 20 reports about a fireball seen over Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 around 8:21 p.m. CT.
    • Mysterious boom spurs fear, confusion in Mount Vernon, Ohio - 21 Oct 2019
      A dozen Mount Vernon residents called 911 on Sunday night (Oct 20) saying they heard a loud bang, according to 911 calls obtained by Knox Pages. But 24 hours later, local authorities still have no idea where the noise came from.
      Those who reported the loud boom on Sunday night seemed scared and confused. A woman calling from North Mulberry Street seemed to tremble as she described a "loud explosion." A man calling from West Curtis Street said it "shook the hell out of our house," and a woman calling from East Burgess Street said she had retreated indoors, in case it was a gunshot.
      "It was the kind of boom like if you're very, very close to fireworks," the caller said.
    • Loud booms heard in Genesee County, Michigan attributed to meteor - 22 Oct 2019
      Around 7:45 ET last night, a series of loud booms were heard throughout the area. We heard them in Burton and, according to Facebook, they were heard in Davison and Holly, too.
    • Meteor fireball caught on dash-cam as it flies over California - 22 Oct 2019
      The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 25 reports of a meteor over California on October 22, 2019. AMS member 'Paul M.' caught footage of the fireball on his dash-cam as it flew over Leona Valley.
      The AMS also received reports the same day of a fireball over San Antonio, Texas. Footage was uploaded to their website by AMS member 'Brad S.
    • Grimsby, England residents report late-night 'deafening bang' - 28 Oct 2019
      Did you hear the "deafening bang" that awoke residents last night?
      The noise was was heard at around 11pm last night, and there have been a number of theories about what may have caused it, ranging from a sonic boom to neighbours putting their bins out too loudly - although as it was heard from as far away as Waltham and Killingholme, the latter is unlikely.
    • Large green meteor fireball widely observed flying over IrelandLarge green meteor fireball widely observed flying over IrelandLarge green meteor fireball widely observed flying over Ireland - 28 Oct 2019
      An Irish driver has captured stunning footage of a low-flying meteor over Co Cork.
      Sean Linehan was driving near Banteer, Co Cork at around 7pm on Monday night when we recorded amazing footage of the green meteor on his dashcam.
      A spokesman said: "We've had sightings all over the country. From Cork to Clare, Fermanagh to Dublin, Sligo, Galway.
    • Meteor fireball streaks over northeast Ontario - 28 Oct 2019
      People across northeastern Ontario are still talking about seeing a fireball falling through the sky during the evening hours on October 29.
      It happened around 6:30 p.m. and social media lit like the fireball people reported seeing streaking across the horizon.
      "We've always watched the meteor showers in August at the cottage, so you can see all of the white streaks just all over the sky... but this was completely different because it was red and bright. It was a massive fireball. To see something like that, you see videos of it, but to actually see it with your own eyes... videos don't do it justice," says Hamlin.
    • Doorbell camera captures 'huge' meteor fireball over Southern California - 02 Nov 2019
      #fireball #meteor at 12:56:56am 11/2/19 - camera facing North. Lake Forest, California #orangecounty
    • Loud house-shaking boom rattles residents in Wichita, Kansas - 02 Nov 2019
      Beginning around 1:40 p.m., Sedgwick County emergency dispatchers fielded many calls about "possible explosions."
    • Big boom, bright streak of light across the sky over Pacific Northwest was a meteor - 04 Nov 2019
      The awe wasn't confined to the Seattle area. A Reddit user in Vancouver, B.C., reported seeing "a relatively large streak of light cut diagonally across the sky tonight around 11:30 p.m. We're in the Dunbar and 16th area and saw it in a north-northwest direction, about 30 degrees up. I thought it was just white, my girlfriend said it was rainbow coloured.
      Mike Hankey of the American Meteor Society confirmed that it was, indeed, a meteor. The organization received about 30 reports of the sighting on Sunday night, Hankey said.
      Hankey said that usually indicates that the meteor "penetrated deep enough into the atmosphere to create a sonic boom. This means the underlying mass is larger than a typical meteor."
      Comment: The East Oregonian reports the boom shook windows, doors and rattled walls in northeast Oregon:
      "It was a loud boom that lasted a long time and rattled the walls," said Crystal McKee, who lives near the center of town.
      "It sounded like they were lighting off dynamite in the park," said Jason Martinez. He lives across the street from Athena City Park, which sits at the southern edge of town.
    • Two in two days: Another meteor fireball seen over Southern California - 04 Nov 2019
      On November 4, 2019, a meteor was caught flying through the sky in Acton, California. Patrick L. caught the fireball on his dashcam and uploaded it to the American Meteor Society (AMS). The AMS received 6 additional sighting reports from San Diego to Long Beach.
      Just two days prior, a fireball was seen soaring over the state.
    • Meteor fireball soars over Germany, the Netherlands - 04 Nov 2019
      On November 4, 2019, the American Meteor Society received 25 reports of a meteor over Germany and the Netherlands. There were two reports of the fireball being seen from northeastern France.
      AMS member Stefan F. caught footage of event from Viernheim, Hesse, Germany:
    • Meteor fireball lights up sky in metro Atlanta, Georgia - 07 Nov 2019
      he American Meteor Society received 39 reports of this fireball. It was also seen in North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
      Events in 2019 5510-2019
      We received 41 reports about a fireball seen over GA, NC, SC, TN, VA and WV on Wednesday, November 6th 2019 around 23:29 UT.
    • Meteor fireball reported over France; seen in Switzerland, Germany - 06 Nov 2019
      On November 6, 2019, the American Meteor Society (AMS) received 14 reports of a fireball over southeastern France. The meteor was also seen in Switzerland and Germany.
    • Mystery bang, flash of light rocks homes in Coventry, England - 08 Nov 2019
      Social media was rife last night after 'loud bangs', an 'explosion' and a 'massive flash' were seen and heard over the city.
      People living across the north of the Coventry were shocked when they heard the loud bangs in the early hours.
      Across social media, more than one bang was heard, with people saying it sounded louder than a firework.
      One said: "I've just heard a massive bang", while another said "what the hell was that."
      Bedroom lights were reported to have dimmed while flashing lights were said to have lit up rooms inside the houses.
    • Flash of light, loud boom shakes up Cabarrus County, North Carolina residents - 08 Nov 2019
      Residents in Cabarrus County flooded the 911 call center after they said there was a loud boom and bright flash in the sky overnight Friday.
    • Bright meteor fireball streaks across the US East Coast - 10 Nov 2019
      The meteor was seen about 7:40 p.m. from New York to North Carolina, with several reports from the D.C. area, including Leesburg and Vienna.
    • Secondary Data
      • Asteroid swarm: SEVEN asteroids to zoom past Earth today! NINE more later this week... - 08 Oct 2019
        The largest asteroid from the group is bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. According to the agency's Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), Earth will see a total of seven asteroids fly past on October 8. As noted by CNEOS, these asteroids are 2019 TU, 2019 TW1, 2019 RK, 2019 TC1, 2019 SB6, 2019 TM and 2019 TS.
      • Asteroid Swarm: NASA Detects 16 Space Rocks Hurtling Towards Earth This Week - 12 Oct 2019
        The largest asteroid from the group is bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. According to the agency's Centre for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), Earth will see a total of seven asteroids fly past on October 8. As noted by CNEOS, these asteroids are 2019 TU, 2019 TW1, 2019 RK, 2019 TC1, 2019 SB6, 2019 TM and 2019 TS.
        Although most of these asteroids will approach Earth from very safe distances, one of them is expected to fly close to the planet.
      • 111-Foot Asteroid Screeching Towards Earth At Over 22,000 Miles Per Hour - 13 Oct 2019
      • An Asteroid Flew Past Earth Last Night. No One Knew About It Until It Was Gone - 16 Oct 2019
        Asteroid 2019 SR8 is considered a 'near-Earth object' or NEO by NASA, and whizzed past us at a distance of over 3 million miles around 03:45 BST Wednesday. SR8 measures between 65 and 144 feet in diameter (20 and 44 meters).
      • NASA Warns Space Rock Twice The Size Of Eiffel Tower Due To Skim Past Earth In November - 22 Oct 2019
        The seemingly never-ending stream of Earth-bound space rocks continues, as an Apollo-class asteroid measuring between 918ft and 2,034ft in diameter (280m- 620m) is due to skim past our planet on November 21.
        Affectionately dubbed '481394 (2006 SF6),' the asteroid is traveling at a speed of roughly 17,780mph (27,360kph) and will make what NASA dubs a 'close approach' shortly after midnight (GMT) in mid-November at a distance of 2.6 million miles (4.2 million kilometers) away, or approximately eleven times as far away as the Moon.
      • Incoming! Five asteroids flew past Earth Friday - one twice as big as Empire State Building - 25 Oct 2019
        Five asteroids will skim past Earth today and one of them is bigger than the tallest building in the world.
        Asteroid 1998 HL1 is so big that some astronomers think it will be possible to see from Earth.
      • Halloween surprise! Asteroid narrowly missed Earth yesterday - Discovered as it flew by - Closest on record - 31 Oct 2019
        Even space rocks are supplying jump scares on Halloween, just like your favorite horror flick.
        A near-Earth asteroid currently identified as C0PPEV1 was spotted in the early morning hours Thursday by the Catalina Sky Survey, based in Arizona, and shortly thereafter by New Mexico's Magdalena Ridge Observatory and Arizona's Mt. Lemmon Steward Observatory.
        According to data from these early observations, the asteroid came closer to the surface of our planet (without actually colliding with our atmosphere) than any other close approach in NASA's database of known near-Earth objects.
      • Yet another asteroid just skimmed Earth - ONE day after it was discovered - 03 Nov 2019
        Earlier today, planet Earth was buzzed by a tiny asteroid that ventured incredibly close to the planet's surface, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have announced. Cruising through space at speeds of a little over 19,300 mph, the minuscule space rock passed closer than the moon, creeping in within just 65,100 miles of Earth.
        To put that into perspective, the moon sits at an average distance of 238,900 miles from Earth. This means that during today's extremely close flyby of Earth, the tiny rock flew at just 0.28 times the distance to the moon.
        Notice how, two paragraphs in, this report has already described the asteroid as "tiny" twice, and "miniscule". They haven't even reported what size range or estimate astronomers have given it, yet they're already opining on with their baseless threat assessment. This is typical of space weather reporting, which is generally abominable.
      • ANOTHER one! Chelyabinsk-sized asteroid skims Earth, third close fly-by in 5 days - 04 Nov 2019
        A 65-foot asteroid is set to shoot past the Earth at 26,843mph in a close flyby altitude of just 107,850 miles. Worryingly, NASA's space rock hunters only spotted the asteroid about a week ago.
      • They just keep coming: Skyscraper-sized asteroid due to pass Earth this week - 11 Nov 2019
        Asteroid 2019 UN12 is estimated to measure between 110m-250m (360-820.21ft), or roughly five Statues of Liberty standing on top of each other, and will whizz past the Earth on Wednesday at a whopping 64,467mph.
        Thankfully, it will speed by at a relatively safe distance of 892,294 miles (1,436,008km),
  4. IMPACT THREAT LEVEL YELLOW11/11/19 to 12/31/19
    • 2012 Meteor Shower Calendar
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    • Fireball lights up the skies over St. Louis during Northern Taurid meteor shower - 12 Nov 2019
      Cameras in St. Louis, Missouri caught what appeared to be a meteor falling from the skies on Monday night, KSDL and KMOV reported.
      Both stations reported that local residents saw a flash of light and loud noise at about 8:55 p.m. local time (9:55 p.m. ET).
    • Spectacular meteor fireball caught on camera above St. Louis, Missouri - Event seen from across US Midwest - 12 Nov 2019
      Local news station KMOV reported that the jaw-dropping meteor was spotted "from Columbia to St. Charles County and into St. Louis County and south St. Louis City," before disappearing into the night over Wellsville.
      Reports of a fireball - a bright, slow-moving meteor - began to emerge at roughly 8:45 p.m. local time, with some residents reporting that the flashing rock was accompanied by the sound of a loud boom.
    • Kilkenny, Ireland early risers spot giant meteor fireball in the frosty sky - 18 Nov 2019
      A giant fireball was spotted streaking over Kilkenny's frosty sky early this morning.
      Some reports are saying it was a meteorite, while some claim it landed in neighbouring Carlow.
      At 5.20am this morning, the flashing fireball was seen by those up early for work, or those out for an early morning run. The huge fireball illuminated the frosty and foggy sky as it shot over.
    • Meteor fireball lights up sky in Costa Del Sol, Spain - 20 Nov 2019
      Star gazers had a treat in the early hours of today (November 20) as a slow ball of fire graced the sky above the Costa del Sol in Spain.
      The impressive sight was a rock from a comet that entered the Earth's atmosphere at a speed of about 47,000 kilometres per hour at 3.48 am.
      The event began at an altitude of about 81 km off the coast of Malaga. From there the fireball advanced in a northeasterly direction. It was finally extinguished at an altitude of 38 km above sea level, at a point about 78 km off the coast of Malaga and 83 km off the coast of Morocco, after a trajectory of 81 km in the atmosphere.
    • 'Large fireball' in the sky reported in Polk County, Oregon - 22 Nov 2019
    • 'Boom!' Sonoma Valley, California residents look to skies for answer following nocturnal noises - 22 Nov 2019
      People all over Sonoma County looked up at about 7:40 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, when a brief series of "booms" rolled across the valleys. But there was no glow in the sky, the stars were visible in the cloudless sky.
    • Meteor fireball lights up night sky over northern New England - 23 Nov 2019
    • Meteor fireball videoed over Lake Mendota, Wisconsin - 24 Nov 2019
      A Sunday morning tweet from NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the UW-Madison showing a meteor flashing over Lake Mendota drew a host of "oohs" and "ahhhs".
      The video is only 13 seconds long, but you likely won't be able to watch it just once.
    • Mysterious 'Fireball' Streaks Across Oregon Sky, Leaves Cops Scratching Their Heads - 25 Nov 2019
      The Polk County Sheriff's Office initially called the object caught on camera at about 4:45 p.m. a "large fireball" but later said it was likely a meteor.
      "Fireball" was actually a contrail from Alaska Flight 845 from Portland to Kona passing through 33,000 ft. I saw the same contrail & confirmed on FlightAware that flight was at that same spot heading in the same direction at the same time.
    • Flash Of Light, Window-Shaking Boom Heard In Peru, Illinois - 25 Nov 2019
      After a loud, deep kaboom shook windows in Peru on Sunday night (24 Nov), neighbors began pointing fingers at possible fireworks enthusiasts.
      Could it have been a fireball? Mike Hankey from American Meteor Society said www.amsmeteors.org received 13 notifications Sunday about fireball sightings over Iowa and Illinois. However, most of those were logged at 5:30 p.m. So, not likely.
    • Marlboro, New Jersey's Late-Night Mysterious Booms Remain Unexplained - 26 Nov 2019
      Police Chief Ron Devies was in the police station when both booms rang out — the first at 8 p.m. and the second at 8:45 p.m.
      "I was indoors and our building's pretty tight. It's a brick structure," he said, adding, "I heard it clearly."
    • Night Sky Lit Up By Apparent Meteor Over Camarillo, California - 26 Nov 2019
      A bright light lit up the sky over Camarillo late Monday night (25 Nov).
      The unexpected sighting was witnessed by drivers on the 101 Freeway about 11:30 p.m.
    • AMS event #5388-2019 - 02 Dec
    • Bright Meteor Fireball Streaks Through Night Sky Over Alabama - 05 Dec 2019
      The NWS tweeted it has received multiple reports of a "vivid and long-lasting meteor/fireball" around 7:25 p.m. Wednesday night. The video was taken at the Shelby County Airport.
    • VIDEO SHOWS STUNNING METEOR FIREBALL LIGHT UP SKY OVER HOUSTON, TEXAS - 05 Dec 2019
      On Thursday, the agency received roughly 50 reports about a fireball seen over Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The majority of the reports came from Houston, according to the data.
      Did a meteor fly over Houston? See video of the streak - 05 Dec 2019
    • Bright Meteor Fireball Reported Over Phoenix, Arizona - 07 Dec 2019
      And that's what was happening Friday night (06 Dec), as numerous Twitter posts surfaced from people who said they saw a bright light streak across the nighttime sky over Phoenix sometime around 9:30 p.m.
    • Secondary Data
      • Amateur Crimean Astronomer Discovers New Comet In Solar System: C2019V1 (Borisov) - 14 Nov 2019
        Not content with leading NASA to detect water from an alien star system on board an interstellar visitor, Crimean amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov has discovered another comet.
        The new comet, traveling at roughly 30km per second in the patch of sky between the Lynx and Cancer constellations, marks the ninth stellar object Borisov has discovered. Unlike his previously discovered comet, dubbed 2I/Borisov, this one is a resident of our solar system.
        "I discovered a new comet in early November. I have just received a letter from the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union. This is not an interstellar comet. It's an ordinary one, which is a solar system object. It got the name C2019V1 (Borisov). This is a confirmed discovery," Borisov told TASS news agency.
      • Huge Asteroid Twice the Size of Big Ben Whizzed Past the Earth in Near Miss - 14.11.20019
        A humongous asteroid twice the size of London's Big Ben clock tower whizzed past the Earth on 13 November, NASA reported. The UN12, which was 790 feet long and flew 30 time faster than a bullet, swooshed within 900,000 miles of Earth at 1:41 p.m. GMT. In cosmic terms this is a tiny distance. This big guy was among two other celestial objects that were expected to come close to our planet on 13 November. One of them – 2019 UH1, measuring 290 feet across, whizzed past the Earth at the speed of five miles per hour.
      • Asteroid the size of the Great Pyramid could hit Earth in 2022 - 16 Nov 2019
        The American space agency predicted that a 128-meter-long space rock - the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt - could collide with our planet on 6 May 2022, potentially causing devastating consequences by wiping out an entire city just in seconds and causing millions of deaths.
        As JF1 is believed to strike the Earth with a power of 230 kilotons of TNT - 15 times higher than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima that was equivalent in energy to 15 kilotons of TNT.
        "Larger NEOs [Near-Earth Objects] greater than 140 meters would have the potential to inflict severe damage to entire regions or contents," a report delivered to the White House on the dangers of an asteroid impact back in 2018 said.
      • They Just Keep Coming! NASA Tracking THREE Asteroids Headed This Way, Two Spotted Just 2 Days Ago - 19 Nov 2019
        The first of Wednesday's cosmic flybys and the largest, measuring 157.5ft to 360.8ft (48 to 110 meters) across, will be asteroid 2019 UK6, which will speed past at approximately 6.20am GMT (1.20am EDT). It is 2019 UK6 we had most prior warning about, as it was first observed on October 24.
      • NASA Detects Three Asteroids Currently Approaching Earth, Will They Hit The Planet? - 19 Nov 2019
        NASA's system has detected three near-Earth asteroids that are expected to approach the planet tomorrow
      • Asteroids Big Enough To Destroy Cities Hit Earth More Often Than Expected, Scientists Say - 22 Nov 2019
        A scary new study has revealed that asteroids big enough to wipe out millions of people hit Earth much more frequently than previously believed.
        Research by an international team led by Professor Tim Barrows from the University of Wollongong has found that the object probably hit us 120,000 years ago – much more recently than the previous estimate of 300,000 years.
        This finding prompted Barrows to increase the estimate of how often we are hit by similar-sized objects. He claimed a similar impact could occur roughly once every two centuries.
      • * COLLISION IN 3, 2… SCIENTISTS MAY PREDICT WHEN HUGE METEORITE WILL CRASH INTO EARTH - 22.11.2019
        "Although the rate is only one large meteor hitting Australia every 17,000 years, it isn't that simple. The craters are only found in the arid parts of Australia. Elsewhere, craters are destroyed by geomorphic activity like river migration or slope processes in the mountains. Since Australia has an excellent preservation record with dated craters within the arid zone, we can extrapolate a rate for the whole Earth. Taking into account that arid Australia is only about one percent of the surface, the rate increases to one every 180 years or so", Professor Barrows said.
      • Gigantic, 500ft Asteroid To Fly Past Earth On Monday & Come Back In 7 Years - 24 Nov 2019
        The space rock, called 2019 VF1, was discovered this year and will pass Earth at about 4:09am GMT on Monday.
        The asteroid is 492 feet in diameter and travels more than 60 times faster than a Boeing 747 jet.
      • * ANOTHER Large Asteroid, Discovered Last Week, To Make Earth Fly-By On Friday - 01 Dec. 2019
        WR3 is believed to have a diameter of between 76m to 170m. It is expected that on December 6, the asteroid will pass within 5.44 million km of Earth at speeds of 27,036 km/hr.