Fireball, Meteor, Comet

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

Mysterious light in the sky explodes in a loud boom over Russian Far East

The sky in Russia's Far East was lit up by a strange object on January 17, 2016. The mysterious glowing object flew over the city of Belogorsk and Blagoveschensk leaving behind a long trail of white...

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...

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...

Exploding Lyrids fireball lights up the sky of Japan

Look at this awesome exploding fireball. The brilliant meteor fragmented in the sky of Japan on April 22, 2016. Just wow! Have you also been able to watch some Lyrids in the last few days? Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

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...

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...

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...

Bright fireball visible from the entire island of Puerto Rico

A bright fireball struck the sky over Puerto Rico on June 2, 2016 at aound 9 pm. The slow meteor was visible from the entire island moving from Northeast to Southeast. The Caribbean Astronomical Society (SAC)...

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

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 Mexico, blinding all-sky meteor cameras. The...

America’s Largest Asteroid Impact Wreaked Havoc on the Land and Water Across the Eastern United States

About 35 million years ago, an asteroid traveling nearly 144,000 mph (231,000  km/h) smashed into the Atlantic Ocean near the modern-day town of Cape Charles, Virginia. The space rock vaporized...

Mysterious flaming objects disintegrate over Hawaii

Mysterious flaming objects disintegrated in Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on January 31, 2016. According to stargazers, the source of this sky show is a the re-entry of a Chinese rocket that...

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...

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...

Long-tailed sungrazing comet smashes into the sun after large solar explosion on May 1, 2016

Look at this sungrazing comet smashing into the sun on May 1, 2016. And did you see the large solar explosion just before? Insane! That is an awesome 'suicide comet' gif video! Share! Follow us: Facebook and...

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,...

6 meteor showers peak in October 2018 – The Draconids tonight!

6 meteor showers peak in October 2018. Enjoy the sky shows! Draconids: Minor to Major; peaks on Oct. 9/10 best seen during the EVENING not dawn Tau Cancrids: Minor; peaks on Oct. 17 Epsilon Geminids: Minor; peaks...

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...

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...

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...

Mysterious booms and rumblings baffle residents of Southern Wisconsin

A strange roaring sound was felt by residents of Beloit, Milton, Evansville, Albany, Monticello and Monroe as well as Janesville in southern Wisconsin on April 19, 2015. The still mysterious noise was louder and longer...

Daytime fireball strikes over St. Louis, Missouri (video) – Loud boom reported

A bright daytime fireball streak across the sky over St. Louis, Missouri on June 6, 2016. Some reported hearing a sonic boom as the meteor disintegrated in the Earth's atmosphere. The bolide flew over the St....

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

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, 2017. It seems to be much...

First-Ever Interstellar Comet Successfully Imaged By Gemini

On August 30, amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov spotted a comet of extrasolar origin passing through our Solar System. This is the second time in as many years that an...

Awesome fireball strikes over Wisconsin and Michigan

This awesome fireball was filmed by cameras placed at the University of Madison, Wisconsin on February 1, 2016. The fiery space bolide was captured at 6:27 pm. No sounds have been reported yet. But maybe you...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

First meteor of the summer recorded over Spain on June 21, 2016

The first meteor of the summer was captured over Spain on June 21, 2016 at 12:05 am local time. The bright fireball was caught by two different cameras in the network of the University of Huelva. Awesome...

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

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 shock waves. A new scientific study...

Asteroids Just Keep Coming: Another Skyscraper-sized Space Rock Will Pass Earth This Week

Another Apollo asteroid measuring almost the height of New York's Rockefeller Center is due to make a flyby of Earth this week. We appear to be entering a...

Asteroid flyby on March 5 2016 with unknown closest approach distance

The small asteroid 2013 TX68 will fly by our planet again on March 5, 2016. But scientists are unable to calculate at which distance... As far out as 9 million miles (14 million kilometers) or...

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...

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,...

Over 148 fireballs detected by NASA all-sky cameras on June 9 2015

What the heck is going on! On June 9, 2015, about 148 fireballs were detected by the network of NASA all-sky cameras. So did you hear any loud booms or strange noises from the sky? They could...