Report a fireball

You saw something bright and fast? Like a huge shooting star? Report it: it may be a fireball.

Report a Fireball

Latest News

Meteor Activity Outlook for September 18-24, 2021

by -

During this period, the moon reaches its full phase on Monday September 20th. At that time the moon lies opposite the sun and remains above the horizon all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will set during the late morning hours, allowing only a limited opportunity to view under dark skies between moon set and dawn.

Meteor Activity Outlook for September 4-10, 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Monday September 6th. At that time the moon lies near the sun and is invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise shortly before dawn and will not interfere with meteor observing. Late in this period the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but again it will set near the end of dusk and will not interfere with meteor observing.

by - Sep 3, 2021 -

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 28-September 3, 2021

During this period evening skies will be free of interfering moonlight, but morning observers must take care to avoid the moon within their field of view. The moon rises later with each passing night enlarging the window of opportunity to view meteor activity under darker skies.

by - Aug 27, 2021 - 2

Meteor Activity Outlook for August 14-20, 2021

During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Sunday August 15th. At that time the moon lies 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near 23:00 local daylight saving time (on Aug. 14). As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon sets later and later, diminishing the available time of dark sky with each passing night.

by - Aug 13, 2021 - 2

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):

    Browse all events Report a Fireball

    Pending Fireball Reports

    We are currently investigating 20 reports about fireballs seen over HI, LA, DC, MN, VA, SC, TN, WV, IN, PA, OH, UT, CA and NH.

    We are also currently investigating 62 reports from China, France, United Kingdom, Ireland and Isle of Man.

    Featured Photo


    Credit: Jp D.

    Featured Video


    Credit: J. Pereira

    2018 was a pretty good year for AMS

    Other news

    Meteor Activity Outlook for August 7-13, 2021

    by - 3

    During this period, the moon reaches its new phase on Sunday August 8th. At that time the moon lies near the sun and is invisible at night. As the week progresses the waxing crescent moon enters the evening sky but will set before the more active morning hours arrive.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for July 31-August 6, 2021

    by - 4

    During this period, the moon reaches its last quarter phase on Saturday July 31st. At that time the moon lies 90 degrees west of the sun and rises near midnight local daylight saving time (on August 1st). As the week progresses the waning crescent moon rises later each morning, allowing a better view of the active morning sky as glare from the moon subsides.

    Meteor Activity Outlook for July 24-30, 2021

    by - 11

    During this period, the moon phase wanes from 100 percent illuminated down to nearly one-half illuminated. This weekend the moon lies opposite the sun and is above the horizon all night long. As the week progresses the waning gibbous moon rises later each night, allowing early evening observing under dark skies later next week.

    Viewing the Perseid Meteor Shower in 2021

    by - 4

    The Perseids are often the most impressive Meteor Shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. The Perseid meteor shower offers a consistently high rate of meteors every year and it occurs in August when the temperatures are usually nice enough for a night under the stars!

    Meteor Activity Outlook for July 17-23, 2021

    by -

    During this period, the moon reaches its first quarter phase on Saturday July 17th. At this time the moon lies near 90 degrees east of the sun and sets near midnight local daylight saving time (LDST). As the week progresses the waxing gibbous moon enters the morning sky and will begin to interfere with morning meteor observing. By the end of the week the nearly full moon will be in the sky nearly all night long making meteor observing difficult at best.

    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.