Fireball, Meteor, Comet

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

Green comet to flyby Earth on April 1st 2017

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 closest approach on April 1st,...

Large fireballs explode around the world in March 2017 (video)

This is a compilation of videos featuring fireballs disintegrating in the sky of different countries around the world. Lots of meteor explosions although the month of March isn't known for any big meteor showers. Large blue-green meteor...

Huge blast and bright flash of light in the sky cause fear and panic in Pakistan

Residents of Gilgit and Ghizer Districts in Pakistan ran into fear after they experienced a huge blast and a bright flash of light in their sky. The blast was so strong that some of the citizens...

Fireball explodes in loud boom over Texas

A bright fireball was reported flying over an area between Abilene to Snyder, Texas on February 26, 2017 at around 9 p.m. And the meteor suddenly disintegrated in a loud boom! Did you also see the bright...

Fifth newly discovered asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January 8, 2017

A new asteroid discovered on February 21, 2017 will shave Earth at 21:08 UTC on February 23, 2017. This 8-meter-large space rock is the fifth asteroid to flyby Earth within 1 lunar distance since January...

Mysterious flying object interrupts Chilean Air Force flight demonstration over Puerto Varas, Chile

What the heck is this mysterious object flying during a Chilean Air Force flight demonstration held at Puerto Varas, Chile on February 10, 2017? If this was a fireball, it was enormous! Another witness filmed the same event...

Meteor noises somehow defy the laws of physics

Bright, flaring meteors are sometimes accompanied by faint noises. What's strange about these popping, sizzling, rustling, and hissing sounds are that they reportedly occur almost instantly to earthly onlookers. This makes little sense, as meteors...

Lunar eclipse, comet, full moon all coming Friday night: Rare space TRIPLE event on February 10, 2017

Skywatchers will enjoy a rare space triple-header Friday night and early Saturday morning... A "penumbra" lunar eclipse during the full "snow" moon... and the flyby of a comet. Here's a look at what you will see...

Asteroid attack? Large fireballs change night into day over Wisconsin and Illinois, Brazil while Comet 45P approaches Earth

What is going on in our Solar System? Is there an asteroid attack? After three near misses in nearly 2 weeks, now two large fireballs have changed the night into day over Wisconsin and Illinois and...

Third near miss in January 2017: Newly discovered asteroid makes closest flyby since September 6, 2016

A newly discovered asteroid named 2017 BH30 made the closest flyby since September 6, 2016 on January 30, 2017. 2017 BH30 belongs to Apollo group of asteroids. It was discovered by Catalina Sky Survey on...

Multiple meteor fireballs disintegrate in the sky over the US and the UK in the last few days

Is the sky falling on us? More than 7 fireballs were reported disintegrating in the US and the UK in the last four days! A bright flash in the sky was caught in the sky around 6:16...

Second near miss in 3 weeks: Unexpected asteroid slips between Earth and the moon

Less than 3 weeks ago, an asteroid the size of a building slipped past Earth from a distance about halfway to the moon. Now a similar space rock, asteroid 2017 BX, discovered only a few...

Was mysterious Lake Cheko formed from the exploding Tunguska meteorite?

Was the mysterious Lake Cheko formed by the exploding Tunguska meteorite? Russian scientists deny theory of respected Italian team by 'proving' that the remote blue lake is older than the famous 1908. Lake Cheko is...

Large fireball disintegrates in the night sky over Omsk

I love fireballs! Especially if they are green, disintegrate slowly letting us the time to stare at them! This space bolide flew in the night sky over Omsk, Russia on January 16, 2017. Follow us on Facebook...

Nasa detects two space rocks heading towards Earth: A comet and an unknown object

This week a comet that started life in the outer reaches of our solar system will be visible from Earth for the first time, as it approaches our planet's orbit. The comet will be...

Very bright fireball explodes just over Puerto Rico on Jan 12, 2016

This very bright fireball explodes just south of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico on Jan 12, 2016 at 5:11am local time. The space rock left behind what looks to be some very dense debris. Follow us on Facebook...

Jumbo asteroid has close shave with Earth

An asteroid between 11 to 34 meters across (36 to 111ft), roughly the size of 10 jumbo African elephants, made a remarkably close approach to Earth on Monday morning. The space rock, dubbed 2017 AG13,...

Two massive fireballs explode over Russia in loud booms

Two massive fireballs falling during the first major meteor shower of 2017 – the Quadrantids – have been caught on camera by lucky car driver in northwestern Russia. The two luminous space rocks were filmed by dashboard cameras...

Anomalous Quadrantid meteor shower: 3 fireballs pictured in Southern Hemisphere – Extremely rare

The Quadrantid meteor shower is 2017’s first major meteor shower and it peaks tonight. The display is virtually nonexistent for observers in the Southern Hemisphere. But Franky Lucena shot three rare Quandrantido' meteors in the...

Mysterious noise, bright flash of light over Alberta: Meteor explosion?

Did a meteor crash through the Earth’s atmosphere over northern Alberta on December 31, 2016? Strange noise and bright flash of light in the sky reported by residents of Peace River shortly after midnight. Erika Florence on her...

Earth and Sky united: Large fireball explodes over erupting Turrialba volcano (video)

Earth and Sky were literally united on December 27, 2016. A large fireball was recorded disintegrating over the erupting Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica. Awesome! Witnessing a volcanic eruption is a spectacular sight on its own,...

Comet near Moon on New Year’s Eve: Harbinger of incoming destruction

Forget the fireworks - And look for a comet in the sky on New Year's Eve! As we ring in the new year, a comet - 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková - will near the moon and be visible...

Mysterious fireball disintegrates in the sky of Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador

A mysterious fireball was filmed exploding in different pieces in the sky over Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua at 04:30 UTC on December 28, 2016 (22:30 CST on December 27). Some witnesses report loud booms...

Large fireball illuminates the sky over Colombia (videos)

A large exploding fireball illuminated the night sky of Colombia on December 16, 2016. The Geminid bolide struck the skies over the municipalities of Bucaramanga, Girón and Zapatoca of the department of Santander and the...

Disintegrating extremelly bright fireball explodes in loud booms over Spain

This extremelly bright fireball exploded in loud booms over Spain on December 11, 2016. The sky phenomenon was observed across all the country. Many reported a large explosion boom and tremblor like during an earthquake. The massive...

Huge fireball 50 times brighter than a full moon explodes several times off Norway turning night into day

A huge greenish fireball exploded several times off Norway on December 6, 2016 sparking fears among residents from both western and eastern Norway. The meteor, 50 times brighter than a full moon, turned the night...

Supermoon and Geminids peak on December 14 2016

In a spectacular case of bad timing, the full Moon coincides with the annual Geminid meteor shower. Don't feel put out. There's still something for everyone, including a consolation prize. A supermoon is a good thing....

Meteor explosion turns night into day over Siberian city

A large meteor exploded over Siberian city turning night into day on December 6, 2016. Not as insane as Chelyabinsk, but quite a large space bolide! The meteor was seen for three or four seconds and...

Two extremely bright fireballs over Spain within 12 hours – Meteor after Fukushima earthquake – Giant ball of fire in Florida

Signs in the sky! Two extremely bright fireballs disintegrated over Spain within 12 hours on November 18, 2016. Moreover, a teenager recorded a meteor shortly after yesterday's Fukushima earthquake and large space bolide was recorded...

Strange ball of fire disintegrates Over Niigata, Japan

Look at this strange video... And please tell me what is this weird ball of fire traveling across the sky of Niigata, Japan on October 31, 2016. And here another one: So long, so bright, so green......

Green exploding meteor falls from the sky over the Denver metro area, Colorado

Look at this green exploding meteor falling from the sky over the Denver metro area on October 27, 2016. The space rock disintegrated in the evening sky at around 6:50 p.m. According to the video uploader from Littleton,...

Fiery meteor disintegrates in the sky over Ust-Kut, Russia

This fiery meteor disintegrated in the sky over Ust-Kut, Russia on October 25, 2016. Was that another chelyabinsk fireball? Here a first youtube video: and here a second one: Yes that was an impressive space ball: Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

Mysterious meteor-like objects fall from the sky in Kerala, India

Several mysterious meteor-like objects have fell from the sky and landed near the city of Peerumade in the Indian state of Kerala on October 18, 2016, creating moments of tension. Although the image shows something...

Portal to another dimension opens up over California

Look, a portal to another dimension opened up in the sky over Gaviota Beach, California on October 2, 2016. But what is actually this bizarre ring floating distantly over the ocean? A meteor smoke ring... Video by...

Bright green fireball disintegrates across the sky from Texas to Kentucky

A bright green fireball was so big it disintegrated across the sky from Texas to Kentucky at sunrise on October 12, 2016. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received over 290 reports. Many witnesses described glowing...

Large meteor fireball explodes over the eastern United States and Canada, setting off confusion about a possible plane crash in Toronto

A large meteor fireball was spotted over New York. The space rock disintegrated above the eastern United States and Canada, setting off confusion about a possible plane crash in Toronto. Loud boom! The fireball was spotted at about...

Latest fireball sightnings around the world

Here's a compilation of the latest fireball sightings around the world. When will the next one hit Planet Earth? Weird meteor strikes over UK, France and Wales on October 2, 2016 The American Meteor Society received 28...

Huge meteorite impacts Queensland, Australia in large explosion boom

A bright flash or light has been reported by hundreds of people and lots of reports coming in of a tremor around Gladstone today at around 8:27pm Autralia time? Who felt it? It looks like...

Large fireball explodes over UK

This large fireball exploded in the night sky over UK on September 23, 2016 at 23:34:15 local time. It was luckily captured by some cameras of the UK Meteor Observation Network at Ash Vale. Enjoy! Imagine the impact of...

Spectacular fireball disintegrates over Quebec, Ontario, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire

A spectacular fireball was reported flying over Quebec, Ontario, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire on September 21, 2016. The AMS has received over 125 reports so far about this bright meteor event...