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Viewing the eta Aquariid Meteor Shower in 2023

Every year between mid-April and the end of May, the Earth encounters the outbound debris from Halley's Comet. Outbound describes the motion of each particle as it moves away from the sun and passes near the Earth on its way back to the outer realms of the solar system...

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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):

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    Pending Fireball Reports

    We are currently investigating 13 reports about fireballs seen over NC, UT, NM, OR, OK, FL, GA and Georgia.

    We are also currently investigating 31 reports from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and New Zealand.

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    Viewing the Lyrid Meteor Shower in 2023

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    The Lyrids are particles shed from comet 1861 G1 Thatcher, which last passed through the inner solar system in 1861. Don’t expect this comet to return anytime soon as its orbit has been calculated to be near 415 years!

    Some of the images shown on this website may involve HDR technology and as such may not be compatible with either meteor magnitudes or meteor rates obtained by traditional visual or other standard photometric techniques.