Perseid meteor shower
The Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak with a display of up to 80 meteors an hour.
A small meteor travelling at an estimated 55,000 mph (88,514 km-h) explodes above western Mississippi, United States, causing several sonic booms.
A meteor explodes over Croatia. The Croatian Astronomical Union say the meteor disintegrated at an altitude of at least 30 kilometers above sea level. The meteor was likely roughly 2 meters across.
NASA reports that it has detected a huge meteor explosion in Earth's atmosphere on December 18, 2018, above Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. The explosion went largely unnoticed due to its location. The explosion, which was ten times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, was the second largest of its kind in 30 years.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory releases a report officially disclosing a meteor explosion of roughly 2.1 kilotons of force near Thule Air Base in northwest Greenland on July 25. The United States Air Force confirms the explosion, adding that it did not impact operations at Thule Air Base.
Chelyabinsk meteor: A meteor breaks up in the vicinity of the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia. More than 1,200 people are injured, two of them seriously, from the shattering of windows caused by the shockwaves and the debris.
A rare sighting of a meteor fireball is seen over large parts of the United Kingdom.
The Leonid meteor shower was visible across much of the US early this morning.