Fireball, Meteor, Comet

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

Strange Sky Phenomenon in Värmland, Sweden: bright blue light running across the night sky, December 12 2012

December 12 2012 - Strange Sky Phenomenon in Värmland, Sweden: bright blue light running across the night sky Bloggers from the two very interesting blogs: the Flying cuttlefish Pycayune and the lasinkhole blog send me...

Featuring the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse: Videos and Photos of the Partial Solar Eclipse of May 10 2013

This pictures are just magic. Yesterday, the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light. The 'ring of fire' eclipse crossed Australia and the Pacific and created a...

Draconid Fireball Strikes Over Venezuela and Colombia – October 5 2013

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, at around 6:30 PM, a huge firewall struck over Venezuela and Colombia scaring inhabitants from San Cristobal, Tachira and Cucuta in Colombia.  It was probably a draconid meteor or fireball. The...

Fireball in the Sky Over Oxford County Maine – February 8 2014 (VIDEO)

Space Junk? Fireball? Contrail? What did fly in the sky over Oxford County on February 8 2014? If it's a piece of rock, it's big... However, as it is so often the case,  the stone...

Fireball Blast? Unexplained Explosion Lights Up Siberian Sky (VIDEO) – March 6 2014

A mysterious and still unexplained blast lit up the sky over Siberia on March 6, 2014. So: What was it? A rocket malfunction? A fireball explosion? An explosion of unclear origin illuminated the sky over...

A Remnant of the ‘Eta Aquarid’ Meteor Shower? Rare Meteorite Falls in Whakamarama New Zealand

A Whakamarama man has geologists excited after a meteorite soared into his garage moving buckets and narrowly missing his head. The man was in his garage talking with his neighbour last on May 6,...

Mysterious Explosion Lights Up The Sky Of Corsica – Meteor Disintegration?

What was this mysterious explosion reported over Corsica on August 30 2014? According to witnesses, the loud boom lit up the sky. Was it a disintegrating fireball? In the night of Friday to Saturday, August 30,...

Unexplained Large Crater In Ice Covering Dawe’s Lake, Central Newfoundland: A Meteorite? – March 12 2013

An amateur astronomer says a large hole, which measures about 55 metres by 60 metres and was first discovered on Friday morning by a cabin owner on Dawe's Lake near Badger in central Newfoundland,...

Meteors and Fireballs Reported Around the World: Namibia, UK, Wales, USA, Japan – May 2013

Meteorite Strikes Mahangu Field in Namibia May 9 2013 Onesi - Thousands of people have flocked to the Omusati Region out of curiosity to view a small piece of meteorite that landed in a mahangu...

US Fireball: Splitting Meteor During Rising Supermoon In Texas – July 12 2014

What a sighting! Imagine you are watching the supermoon rising when suddenly a meteor lights up the sky and starts decomposing just above your head! Yes, two amazing sky and mystic phenomena in one! Amazing! This...

Is This a Chunk of the Russian Meteorite? Huge Meteorite Fragment Pulled from Lake Chebarkul in the Urals

You probably remember the huge Meteorite explosion that occurred last February over Chelyabinsk. Well, it seems that a huge chunk of the Russian Meteorite was recovered and pulled from Lake Chebarkul in the Urals. If it...

Strange Sounds In The Sky: Fireball Meteors Emit Unique And Previously Undiscovered Low Frequency Radio Wave Signals

In a previous post, I tried to explain that some of the strange sounds around the world could be related to fireballs or/ and meteors exploding or just travelling in our atmosphere. Now it's...

Loud Detonation After Explosion Of A Meteorite In The Sky Of Cape Town, South Africa – March 12 2013

Residents across Cape Town claimed to have witnessed a meteorite on Tuesday at around 12 PM after what appears to have been a fireball “exploded” in the sky. The South African Astronomical Observatory sayy...

Impressive! The Lyrids peaked in Argentina: Huge meteor explosion caught on tape – April 21 2013

Such events always happen at places we are not present! Some in Argentina experienced a great Lyrids meteor shower. Look at this amazing footage showing different views of a meteor explosion over Argentina Sunday...

Mysterious Fireball in the US and Canadian Sky was an Old Russian Satellite – January 27 2013

The giant fireball that had a short appearance in the sky all over from Canada to Georgia at around 9:30pm Sunday was most certainly an old Russian satellite, Cosmos 1484, launched in 1983. This...

Comet Pan-STARRS: A Naked-Eye Comet in March 2013

Comet PanSTARRS glows with a fanlike tail in this image captured by Argentine astrophotographer Ignacio Diaz Bobillo on Feb. 15. The comet, falling in from the distant reaches of the solar system, is expected...

Orionid Meteor Shower: Huge Grazing Meteor over New Mexico – October 19 2013

Despite a bright moon, the Orionid meteor shower produced some amazing cosmic sights for stargazers. Here some videos coming back on the 15 Orionid meteors detected, including two brilliant fireballs. A bright grazing  fireball was caught...

Perseid Meteor Shower 2013: Three Amazing Timelapses

Some of you probably missed the Perseid Meteor Shower peaking between the 10th and th 13th of August 2013. Here some of the best timelapses available on the net to date. Enjoy! The first is...

Mysterious Space Junk Fireball Goes Sonic Over Australia – July 10 2014

'Meteor' which lit-up the Australian sky may have been space junk from a weather satellite launched 10,000km away in Kazakhstan Shocked Australians believed they were witnessing a plane explosion as a bright light lit the skies...

Strange Sounds Heard Over Russia After Meteor Hit. February 15th, 2013 (2-15-13)

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The sky is on fire! Loud booms and meteor reports around the world: May 2014

Here some loud booms and meteor reports from around the world. We start this overview with the amazing fireball that was caught on tape by the SAC (Caribbean Astronomical Society) over Puerto Rico on April...

Amateur Astronomer Records A Strange Explosion in the Sky, Sacramento, California, USA, December 30 2012

December 30 2012 - Amateur Astronomer Records A Strange Explosion in the Sky First I hope you had a great start in this New Year! CBS 13 Sacramento reports that Elijah Prychodzko, an amateur astronomer,...

Stunning Video Of A Fireball Explosion In the Sky Over Madrid In Spain – April 15 2013

A brilliant ball of flame streaked across the sky above the Spanish capital Madrid, dazzling stargazers and astronomers alike. The celestial display was so bright it could be seen across the entire country. The...

Huge Meteor Flies Over Arizona – April 12 2014

A huge orange fireball has been seen in the sky over Arizona on Saturday night, April 12, 2014. The fireball is actually thought to be a meteorite since witnesses have reported it crashing to...

A Comet Crashed on Earth 28 Million Years Ago Say Scientists

Amazing planetary discovery: This is the first time ever that scientists find evidences showing that a comet struck Earth. And this apocalyptic event happened about 28 Mio years ago. In their study, they analyzed a...

Amazing Fireball Caught in the Sky of Japan – October 30 2013

This car driver was lucky to have is camera on... He indeed recorded a long fireball traveling across the sky over Japan. This great meteor record was caught on Oct. 30, 2013 near Yokohama, in...

This new ancient and huge meteor crater found in Alberta would have had completely destroyed Calgary

Scientists have discovered a vast, ancient meteorite crater in southern Alberta. According to geologists the huge asteroid crashed near what is now the hamlet of Bow City, near Brooks, Alberta between 50 million and...

Unexpected Space Phenomenon: Until Now, 2013 Is Not The Predicted Year Of Solar Maximum Activity

Figure. Monthly sunspot numbers for solar cycle 24 (the current one), cycle 23, and cycle 21, the last one with one, normal peak. 2013 was supposed to be the year of “solar maximum,” the peak...

Strange sounds in the sky: What is a meteor infrasound?

I already introduced that strange sounds can be linked to meteorite falls. Now I will explain how the meteor infrasound is created. Any shock generating mechanism in the atmosphere can generate infrasonic waves that...

Two Amazing Fireballs Over The Midwest After Christmas 2013

Huge fireballs are dramatic events and can really be stunning. In the span of two days, just after Christmas 2013, the U.S. Midwest was treated to two separate but dramatic fireballs. The first was on Dec....

This Skydiver was Almost Hit by a Meteor (VIDEO and GIF)

Imagine! You are skidiving and suddenly you feel something but cannot register what is actually happening directly. Then you look at the video you made from your dive... And wow! You have almost been struck by...

Colombia Investigates Possible Meteorite Impact

Colombian authorities reported the fall of a yet unidentified strange object in the central department of Meta. It is most probably a meteorite. Researches have begun  in the town of Puerto Lopez, near ​​Guadalupe, where the...

Huge Fireball Lights Up Swiss, German and French Sky – March 31 2014

A huge green meteor with reddish tail was sighted and reported in the sky over Basel, Zurich, Zug (Switzerland), in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse (Germany) and also in Austria and France on Monday, March...

Loud Booms Created By Meteor Explosion In Upstate New York

Meteor sightings and fireball explosions are always impressive phenomena. If you add booming sounds and rattling, than it becomes terrifying. And this is exactly what happened last Sunday afternoon around Lake Ontario! Did you hear...

Camelopardalid meteor explosions: Loud booms in Louisianna, Virginia and Illinois

People in central Illinois are reporting a giant boom that shook a whole apartment complex about three hours ago on May 23, 2014. Some have seen flashes (green and orange) in the sky other nothing. In...

Fiery Meteor Disintegrates In Colorado Skies – September 2 2014

A fiery meteor lit up the sky over Boulder on September 2 2014 at around 10:30PM Did you see it? Did you hear it? What did light up Boulder skies? Was this a meteor? Well many...

Huge Fireball Leaves Strange Clouds Over Chile – July 7 2014

Residents of San Antonio, Chile were surprised by a large meteor fireball flying over their heads. But, first, they believed they were being visited by extraterrestrials. How did these strange elongated clouds formed in the sky over...

Huge fireball explosion recorded in the sky over Russia and Finland – April 19 2014 (VIDEO)

A huge fireball lit up and exploded in the sky over Murmansk in Russia on April 19, 2014. Look at the dashcam video below! It is simply amazing!   The meteor explosion, almost as bright as...

Meteor Photo: Amazing Fireball Strikes Over Minnesota – September 12 2014

Meteor Photo: Watch this amazing fireball striking over Minnesota. These two couples were out looking for Northern Lights. They didn't have chance. But their consolation prize was gorgeous! They both shot the same fireball from...

Meteor And Fireball Reports Around The World: UK, USA, Brazil, Spain – June 20 To 30 2014

Within the last ten days of June, an increase of meteor and meteor sightings have been reported around the world! Since I love meteor desintegrations but I haven't witnessed one in a long time, you...