Search for Fireballs

Fireballs and bright meteors are small-sized NEOs, typically centimetres to metres in diameter, that collide with the Earth. They are sufficiently small to disintegrate almost completely in the atmosphere, leaving long bright trails. Some of the original material can survive the entry phase and reach the ground as meteorites. The study of meteors and meteorites can give important clues on the small-size distribution of the NEO population and the composition of asteroids and comets.

 

A fireball over The Netherlands on 13 October 2009

Credits: Robert Mikaelyan

 

If you see a fireball, please report it using the International Meteor Organization fireball report form:

 

Contact


The Fireball Information System is currently under preparation. It currently focusses on providing a long-term archive of the German part of the ‘European Network (EN)’ of fireball cameras.

 


EXTERNAL LINKS

IAU Meteor Data Center
https://www.iaumeteordatacenter.org/

ESA Research and Science Support Department Meteor Research Group
https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/meteor

International Meteor Organization: Fireball observations
http://www.imo.net/fireball

NASA's All Sky Fireball Network
http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/