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Posts on fireball, fireball strike, meteor strike, comet and other mystery sky phenomena happening around the world

Gigantic coronal hole opens up on the sun: Geomagnetic storms during peak of Perseid meteor shower on August 12th

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A gigantic coronal hole has opened in the sun's atmosphere just behind sunspot AR2670. And it is turning toward Earth... Weak geomagnetic storms should occur on Earth during the peak...

Newly discovered asteroid group. the dark asteroids, reveals secrets of the early solar system

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How did asteroid formed? This is a mystery since decades. But a newly discovered asteroid group, the dark asteroids, could show how the objects formed. Planetesimals had to be huge,...

Meteor fireballs create booms and rattle windows in Brazil and North Carolina

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Noise and tremor scared residents of Hortolândia and Sumaré, Brazil at 11pm on July 13, 2017. On the same day, at around 10pm another meteor also jolted homes in North...

We could be next: Meteor with explosive power of TEN cruise missiles has struck the Moon

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END OF WORLD WARNING: A METEOR with the explosive power of TEN cruise missiles has struck the Moon, sparking a massive explosion visible with the naked eye. Now, NASA warns...

A large asteroid is approaching Earth at an enormous speed and will zip past Earth on June 24

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A potentially hazardous asteroid 300 meters in diameter will flyby Earth on 24 June. The space rock called 441987 2010 NY65 will zip past our Planet at a speed of...

Threat of Asteroid Hitting The Earth Growing, Say Astronomers

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The risk of a sizeable asteroid hitting the Earth is significantly growing every years. The Taurid meteor shower showed significantly enhanced activity in 2015. Astronomers found that this was due...

Strange things from the sky: Megacryometeor in Florida, mysterious rock-like object in India, and latest fireballs sightings in June 2017

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Since the beginning of the month, skywatchers around the world are reporting an increased of bright fireballs, sometimes brighter than the moon, disintegrating around the world. Here the latest meteor...

Unknown source creates daytime Arietid Meteor Shower which peaks on June 7th

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This week, Earth is passing through a stream of debris from an unknown source, and the encounter is causing a meteor shower in broad daylight. This happens every year in...

Large fireball explodes in the sky of Texas (video)

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The fireball was caught by a dashcam camera while streaking across the sky in Bastrop. The meteor was bright white, but right before it exploded it turned a reddish-orange. The time...

Space junk re-enters Earth’s atmosphere in awesome fireworks

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On May 18, 2017, a mysterious flying object left a bright trail in the sky over Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Although looking like a bright fireball disintegrating in the night sky, I...

Bright fireball videos exploding over Brazil and Australia in May 2017

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It's been a long time that I haven't reported any meteors / fireballs disintegrating in the night sky. But beginning of May 2017 wasn't so quiet around the world, especially...

New theory to explain the mysterious noises of meteor fireballs

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For centuries, some observers have claimed that shooting stars or meteors make mterious noises as they arc through the night sky. Scientists have submitted a theory to explain how eyes...

Discovery of one of the biggest impact craters in the world near the Falkland Islands

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Scientists have discovered what they believe is one of the biggest impact craters in the world near the Falkland Islands. First investigations estimate the age of the crater between 270...

Meteorite hunters find 14 kilos of space rocks in Iran desert

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Iranian deserts are not onl rich in oil and gas, but also in extraterrestrial matter. In January 2017, four UrFU researchers spent 10 days in the Lut desert, Iran and...

What would an asteroid impact be like: 1,000-mph winds and powerful shock waves deadliest effects

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The end of the world wouldn't be pretty if a big asteroid slammed into the Earth. The deadliest effects would be ferocious winds of up to 1,000 mph and intense...

Mysterious boom and shaking as bright fireball explodes over Queensland, Australia

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A bright fireball exploded in the sunset sky over Queensland, Australia around 18:00 local time (08:00 UTC) on April 16, 2017. The disintegration was accompanied by loud, explosion-like booms in...

Huge fireball flies across the sky over San Luis, Mexicali, Tijuana and Ensenada on April 4, 2017

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Just a few days prior the major fireball event over southern California on April 10, 2017, another green fireball exploded over northern Mexico, frightening the hell out witnesses on April 4,...

Extremely bright green fireball lights up the sky over much of San Diego and Los Angeles, California, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico (videos)

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For a few seconds on Monday, night turned into day as an extremely bright green fireball lit the sky over much of California, Los Angeles, Arizona, Nevada and New...

Huge 1km-wide potentially hazardous asteroid is hurtling towards Earth and will be the closest asteroid to flyby Earth in 400 years

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A huge ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid is hurtling towards Earth and will flyby Earth on April 19, 2017. The giant space rock, dubbed ‘2014 JO25’, will be the closest asteroid of...

Green comet to flyby Earth on April 1st 2017

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Green comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is flying over Earth's North Pole this week where sky watchers can find it all night long not far from the bowl of the Big Dipper. At...