Report a fireball

You saw something bright and fast? Like a huge shooting star? Report it: it may be a fireball.

Report a Fireball

Latest News

Meteor Activity Outlook for November 9-15, 2019

During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday November 12th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon sets just before dawn allowing some observing before dawn to view under dark conditions.

by - Nov 8, 2019 - 2

Meteor Activity Outlook for November 2-8, 2019

During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Monday November 4th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 0200 local summer time. With each passing night the dark window between moon set and dawn shrinks so by next weekend there is little time for viewing in a dark sky.

by - Nov 1, 2019 - 1

Meteor Activity Outlook for October 26-November 1, 2019

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Sunday October 27th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will be invisible at night. Late in this period the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with meteor observing.

by - Oct 25, 2019 -

Meteor Activity Outlook for October 19-25, 2019

During this period the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Monday October 21st. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees west of the sun and will rise near 0200 local daylight saving time (LDST). This weekend the waning gibbous moon will interfere with morning observations. Evening skies will be dark until moonrise near midnight local summer time (LST). Conditions will improve with each passing night as the moon wanes and rise later during the morning hours.

by - Oct 18, 2019 - 1

Latest Major Fireball Events

Everyday, we receive reports about fireballs from all around the world. Here are some of the latest major Fireball Events (with at least 30 reports):

    Browse all events Report a Fireball

    Pending Fireball Reports

    We are currently investigating 228 reports about fireballs seen over FL, CA, NC, KS, OK, MO, CO, TX, NJ, VA, TN, AL, NY, WA, MD, ID, HI, SC, MA, GA, AR, CT, IL, IA, IN, MI, WI, PA, AK, KY, OH, AZ, DE, NH, NE, NM, MT, WV, WY, California, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Washington, Mississippi, Texas and Massachusetts.

    We are also currently investigating 73 reports from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands and Philippines.

    Featured Photo

    Salvador Aguirre
    Credit: Salvador Aguirre

    Featured Video

    Vincent Perlerin
    Credit: Kcal 9

    2018 was a pretty good year for AMS

    Other news

    Meteor Activity Outlook for October 12-18, 2019

    by - 3

    During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Sunday October 13th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and lie above the horizon all night long. Toward the end of this period there will be a moonless period of a couple of hours between dusk and moonrise. Unfortunately meteor rates at this time are very low.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for October 5-11, 2019

    by - 2

    During this period the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday October 5th. At this time the moon will be located 90 degrees east of the sun and will set near 23:00 local daylight saving time (LDST). As the week progresses the window of dark skies during the morning hours will decrease with each passing night.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for September 28 – October 4, 2019

    by - 3

    During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday September 28th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but will not interfere with viewing meteor activity as it sets long before the more active morning hours arrive.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for September 14-20, 2019

    by -

    During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Saturday September 14th. This will be the worst time of the month to try and view meteor activity as the bright moon will obscure all but the brightest meteors. Toward the end of this period the evening hours will be free of moonlight but rates during this time of night are low, seldom exceeding 5 meteors per hour.