Fireball, Meteor, Comet

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

This is a real photo of the surface of a comet

Released today by ESA, from the 2014 Rosetta Philae mission landing a probe on comet 67P. On 30 September 2016, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft came closer than ever to the target it had studied from afar...

Our solar system’s largest asteroid, Ceres, is covered by ice volcanoes

We usually associate volcanoes with extreme heat. But new results demonstrate that the Solar System’s largest asteroid, Ceres, is covered in volcanoes that have spewed ice throughout their history. Scientists analyzed images of Ceres, a...

Bright green comet 21P will light up the skies of September – And you can even see it with binoculars!

September brings a chance to see a comet. It will be bright enough that you can readily glimpse it using binoculars, though it will be much easier to see using just a small telescope....

Large fireballs rattling homes and mysterious booms baffling people around the world

In the last few days, large fireballs disintegrated in loud sonic booms rattling homes of baffled people. What's going on in the sky? Bright fireball lights up the night sky over Perth, Western Australia A mysterious...

NASA ALERT: There is a potentially hazardous asteroid on a close approach toward Earth

NASA has issued an alert that a "potentially hazardous asteroid" is on a "close approach" toward Earth. However, it's nothing to be alarmed at, as the asteroid is expected to zoom past the planet...

Skull-shaped asteroid RETURNS tomorrow, November 11, 2018

If you're suffering from Halloween withdrawal, a spooky asteroid will soon be here to help. The 700 metre asteroid that looks uncannily like a skull first passed our planet on October 31, 2015, in...

Mysterious fireball explodes with the power of a small nuclear bomb above US base in Greenland puzzling NASA scientist

A mysterious fireball exploding with the power of a small nuclear bomb which was detected not far from the US air base in Greenland has alerted a NASA space explorer. Another called for calm,...

Two meteorite-like hot stones fall from the sky in India and this is not first time it has happened in this village

Two hot "stones" have fallen from the sky in Uttar Pradesh's village of Kasoli. The meteorite-like objects will be examined by a team and will identify the nature of the unearthly object. But this...

Previously unknown asteroid struck Earth’s atmosphere over South Africa on Saturday

Astronomers found the asteroid – now labeled ZLAF9B2 – Saturday morning, hours before closest approach. Trajectory models, observer reports and a video all suggest the 10-16 feet (3 to 5 meters) in diameter space...

Mysterious light flashes across sky and causes loud bang over San Jose, California – Powerful explosion rattles houses and sets off car alarms (video)

What was this mysterious light that flashed across sky and caused a loud bang in the sky above San Jose, California on March 25, 2018? Hundreds of people reported spotting and hearing the bizarre...

Explosive fireball disintegrates in the sky over Antofagasta in Chile (video)

Look at that! It's amazing! On February 25, 2018, this huge fireball disintegrated in the sky over Antofagasta in Chile. WOW! The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 13 reports so far about the fireball seen over the...

The sky is falling on our heads: Bright fireballs explode over USA, Canada and Spain within 3 days

There is no active meteor showers, but the sky is on fire! More than 4 fireballs explode over USA, Canada and Spain within 3 days. http://meteorshowertonight.org/sky-falling-bright-fireballs-explode-spain-canada-usa-videos/ Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Meteor explosion causes M2.0 earthquake in New Haven near Detroit, Michigan

USGS confirms meteor occurred around 811pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake. The very bright fireball illuminated the sky over Michigan, US on January 16, 2018 and was followed by a sonic boom reported several...

Another Chelyabinsk meteorite? Huge bolide changes night into day while disintegrating in loud rattling booms over thousands of kilometers in Russia on Orthodox Christmas Day

Was that another huge Chelyabinsk meteorite? A very bright bolide changed night into day while disintegrating in loud rattling booms especially in the three Russian republics of Bashkortostan, Udmurtia, and Tatarstanin on Orthodox Christmas Day,...

Geologists discover unknown meteorite impact crater in Scotland that could explain ancient volcanic activity across the North Atlantic

Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world, namely ejecta from a previously unknown meteorite impact, opening questions about its possible connection to Paleogene volcanic activity across the North Atlantic. Scientists...

Loud boom rattles homes after meteorite hits Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Geminid meteor shower was pretty awesome. And in a rural part of Canada it almost turned out dangerous as a large meteor exploded in the sky over Thunder Bay, Ontario rattling homes. One...

That was another big one lighting up the sky!

After the fireworks over Europe and the USA on Nov. 14th-15th, another bolide disintegrating up in the sky was captured on video on November 16, 2017. The bright fireball disintegrated in the sky over Monchegorsk...

Four bright fireballs captured exploding over Arizona, Ohio AND over Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France in 10 hours

I am not saying we are the unluckiest people in the world. But yesterday, Nov. 15th, I - and some or even most of you too - missed FOUR giant fireballs disintegrating in the...

Best Photobomb Ever: Hubble telescope was trying to take a picture of distant galaxies, but asteroids kept getting in the way

Best photobomb ever! Hubble telescope was trying to take a picture of distant galaxies, but asteroids kept getting in the way. Some of our solar system's asteroids have photobombed deep images of the universe taken by...

Meteor melts away in the sky of Japan (video)

On the night of Oct. 26th, skywatchers in Japan witnessed a fireball tearing through the belt of Orion. It was yellow and very bright. Here the dramatic disintegration of the space rock captured by Yasushi...

First clear case of an interstellar comet? Newly discovered Comet 2017 U1 may be from beyond our solar system

Interstellar Comet Found? Comet 2017 U1 was discovered a few days ago using the PANSTARRS telescope and it may be the first clear case of interstellar planet! This new comet, C/2017 U1, discovered by the PanSTARRS...

Superbolide fireball brighter than the full moon explodes and turns night into day over China

Out of this world! Locals were observing the full moon when a large fireball suddenly exploded in the sky over Shangri-La, China changing night into day. The burning space rock exploded in a large bang...

Near miss: A huge asteroid is hurtling toward Earth on October 12

A huge asteroid - asteroid 2012 TC4 - is scheduled to make an uncomfortably close pass by Earth on October 12. The large space rock - discovered 5 years ago - is 30 to 100...

Large meteor fireball disintegrates in loud booms over Arizona – Another bolide explodes over Latvia (videos)

Besides volcanoes and the seismic activity along the Ring of Fire, the sky is also heating up! There are currently plenty of large meteor fireballs disintegrating in Earth's atmosphere. The two latest were captured flying...

Large thundering meteor fireball explodes over La Reunion and Mauritius rattling houses and baffling residents

What was this mysterious ball of fire flying in the sky over Mauritius and La Réunion East Africa on September 14, 2017. The space bolide exploded in a loud boom before rattling houses and windows...

Two bright fireballs light up the sky over Spain on consecutive nights

Two bright fireballs have been recorded exploding in the night sky over Spain on two consecutive nights, Sept. 11th and Sept. 12th. Nice videos below! The first bright meteor disintegrated on September 11, 2017 at 1:26...

Huge fireball explodes in loud boom over St. Petersburg and Smolensk, Russia, baffling residents

A large fireball exploded in the sky over St. Petersburg, Russia on September 11, 2017. The sky event was so bright, that it was witnessed in other cities, in particular, Barnaul, Smolensk and Pskov. The sky...

Exploding fireball changes night into day and rattles windows from British Colombia to Alberta in loud boom

A very large fireball lit up the night sky from Nelson in British Columbia to Calgary in Alberta on September 4, 2017 at around 10pm. Residents reported feeling the explosion of the space rock way...

Comet Swift-Tuttle responsible for the Perseid meteor shower could wipe out Earth

The 16-MILE wide comet responsible for the Perseid meteor shower will wipe out Earth. But nobody knows exactly when. The space object has been recently branded one of humanity's biggest threats. Each year, the most powerful...

This man found a glowing red meteorite in a blazing crater in his yard in Appling, Georgia

Totally out of this world! This is the amazing moment a baffled homeowner in Georgia finds a 15-inch wide blazing crater with a glowing 'meteor' in the middle after hearing a loud BANG. According to Cater...

Loud boom and flash of light baffle residents of Weston, UK

There was a loud bang over Weston, heard as far out as Kewstoke and Banwell, at 1.20am on August 7, 2017. The strong detonation was accompanied by a flash of light and thus may have...

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

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 of the Perseid meteor shower...

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

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, and this family was one...

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

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 Carolina. Residents of Sumaré and Hortolândia...

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

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 we could be next! The 56,000...

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

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 45,648 km / h at...

Threat of Asteroid Hitting The Earth Growing, Say Astronomers

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 to a well defined orbital...

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

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 sightings since June 2017: A...

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

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 early June, and the resulting...

Large fireball explodes in the sky of Texas (video)

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 stamp indicates the first video...