Midnight In The Desert — fireball

Brilliant Fireball Shakes Southeastern Michigan with 2.0 Earthquake

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Brilliant Fireball Shakes Southeastern Michigan with 2.0 Earthquake

A brilliant fireball lit up the night sky over southern Michigan Tuesday (Jan. 16), dazzling skywatchers lucky enough to see it. Many more felt the earth shake from the meteor's sonic boom, according to media reports. The meteor occurred at 8:10 p.m. CST and registered as a 2.0 magnitude earthquake, officials with the National Weather Service wrote in an alert. The American Meteor Society has received 399 sightings of the brilliant fireball, which lit up social media. Take a look at some of those sightings: Space.comn

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Nasa reports largest fireball since Chelyabinsk falls into Earth

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Nasa reports largest fireball since Chelyabinsk falls into Earth

A huge fireball crashed into the Atlantic earlier this month - and went almost unseen. The event took place on February 6 at 14:00 UTC when a meteor exploded in the air 620 miles (1,000km) off the coast of Brazil. It released energy equivalent to 13,000 tons of TNT, which is the same as the energy used in the first atomic weapon that leveled Hiroshima in 1945. This was the largest event of its type since the February 2013 fireball that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, leaving more than 1,600 people injured. A huge fireball crashed into the Atlantic earlier this...

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Streak of light in Western sky a Russian rocket

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Streak of light in Western sky a Russian rocket

PHOENIX (AP) — The body of a Russian rocket that burned up as it entered the Earth's atmosphere set off a wave of excitement on social media and fueled speculation over what caused the flash of light to shoot across the sky in the American West. The fireball seen over Arizona, Nevada and California on Tuesday night was an SL-4 rocket body booster from Russia that launched Monday, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn said. U.S. and Russian officials declined to discuss the rocket's use, but experts outside the government say it was launched as part of a project to...

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Huge Fireball Fly Above Las Vegas Sky

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Huge Fireball Fly Above Las Vegas Sky

At around 6:00 pm a large object flew over Las Vegas from NW to SE and broke apart.

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