FRIPON camera network officially launched on May 31, 2016

last update: 10 June 2016 With two-thirds of the cameras installed the French camera network FRIPON was officially launched on May 31, 2016. The remaining cameras will be installed in the course of this year….

On the frequency of the superfireballs: more than 150 years of reports

Sandra Zamora, Fancisco Ocaña, Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, Maruška Mole Proceedings of the IMC, Mistelbach, 2015 PDF (full text) abstract “Superfireballs are rare phenomena for which the reports are scarce and the estimation of their…

Possible meteorite fall near Aremark, Østfold, Norway on August 13, 2015?

Steinar Midtskogen of the Norsk Meteornettverk reports about a possible meteorite fall near Aremark, Østfold, Norway on August 13, 2015. Frequent search expeditions have so far not resulted in any finds. LINK VIDEO

Large daytime bolide above Si Sawat (ศรีสวัสดิ์) , Kanchanaburi, Thailand, September 7, ~ 8.41a.m. local time (updated: Aug 22)

Last update: Aug. 22, 2016 Meteorites are expected to have fallen in the Sai Yok ( ไทรโยค) or Si Sawat (ศรีสวัสดิ์) districts (Amphoe), Kanchanaburi province. Two possible fall areas could be around or between Khao…

A Fireball from an Aten Type Orbit Over Germany and Switzerland

Wimmer K., Gnos E., Heinlein D., Hofmann B. 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (2015), abstract #5355 LINK

Large bolide disintegrates above Swiss Alps (15 March, 19:44 UTC)

Large bolide with fragmentations and detonations, at least 8.8 seconds The end of the trajectory was probably above the high Alps in Switzerland, just southsoutheast of Lake Lucerne. Update (16 March 2015): First trajectory calculation…

Chelyabinsk, Zond IV, and a possible first-century fireball of historical importance

Hartmann, W. K. (2015) Meteoritics & Planetary Science doi: 10.1111/maps.12428 LINK

Meteor northeast of Grenaa, Jutland, Denmark, 4 November, 20:17 UTC

Seen from Oslo in southern direction. The bolide was also recorded for 2 seconds by Jesper Green from Silkeborg in Denmark* and the bearing reveals that the meteor coming from an eastsoutheasterly direction ended its…

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