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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 Québec (Canada) also reported the event.

by - May 17, 2016 - 10

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 - 4

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 - 5

Orionids 2015

The Orionids The Orionids, like all meteor showers, are named after the constellation in which they appear to come from,…

by - Oct 21, 2015 - 2

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