Archive: Fireball Sightings


Huge Fireball over Northeastern US

The AMS has received nearly 700 reports so far about a fireball event over Northeastern US on May 17th 2016 around 12:50am EDT (4:50 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Maine but witnesses from Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ontario (Canada) and Qu├ębec (Canada) also reported the event.

by - May 17, 2016 - 9

Very large fireball over UK

The AMS received over 45 reports so far about a fireball event over UK (England) on Thursday, March 17th 2016 at 3:16 GMT. The fireball was seen primarily from England but witnesses from France and the Netherlands also reported the event. We expect more reports today.

by - Mar 17, 2016 - 3

It’s Fireball Season!

While March is the least active month for shower meteor activity (no major annual showers are active this month), Northern spring is a good time to see fireballs. In the weeks around the start of spring, NASA noticed that the appearance rate of fireballs can increase by as much as 30 percent.

by - Mar 9, 2016 - 4

November 2015 – Fireball Surge

The American Meteor Society has logged a record number of fireball reports in the last two weeks. In the whole of 2015 there have been 472 unique fireball events witnessed by 5 or more people each. 172 of those have been logged in the last 11 days.

by - Nov 11, 2015 - 52

Taurid Fireballs

Taurids radiants Every October and November the two branches of the Taurid meteor shower become active. The Taurids are not…

by - Oct 30, 2015 - 21

Possible space debris reentry seen over Georgia

The AMS received over 150 reports of a bright fiery object traveling from the south west to the north est over Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The long duration time, witness descriptions and long distance of travel suggest this object was some type of space debris.

by - Jun 30, 2015 - 5