Dr. Marc Fries at NASA posts meteor event information to this page, including meteorite strewn fields.
The NASA Skyfall Database, with supporting data supplied by the American Meteor Society.
Automated data analysis, sourced from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) aboard the GOES 16 and GOES 17 satellites. Operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), it is designed to capture natural lightning activity, but it is also capable of detecting bolides.
A classified government sensor network provides data on the largest meteor fireball events, anywhere on the planet! Also referred to as the JPL site or USG data, we have a love/hate relationship with this site. On one hand, fireballs posted here are always huge and exciting, but on the other hand, we think the DoD might be using monkeys and typewriters to transfer the data. Sometimes this data is accurate, other times… not so much.
The goal of this project is to observe meteors, by a global network of cameras pointed at the night sky. Each camera is connected to a Raspberry Pi running open-source software for video capture, compression and meteor detection.
The Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network (FRIPON) is an international consortium of camera networks, including much of western Europe, but also Canada and Chile. They have excellent data collection and analysis capability and much of the data is publicly available.
The SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center host this site with a network of cameras in California, which are part of the Global Fireball Observatory (GFO). GFO is a global network of all-sky cameras to help recover meteorites with measured entry orbits. Contact is Dr. Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute.
A ground-based Allsky camera network, aiding in the research of atmospheric phenomena, centered around the detection and tracking of the atmospheric impacts of large Bolides in support of U.S. Near Earth Object (NEO) Impact and Hazzard Mitigation Programs.
An Italian camera network, that posts meteor news and fireball information. PRISMA is an open project that encourages the collaboration of professional and amateur meteor enthusiasts.
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News – This website, managed by Dirk Ross, uses search engines to constantly search for meteor-related activity on the Internet, and also maintains a public meteor reporting venue. Find “ALL Meteor Sighting Reports Click Here” on the web page to visit the EW list.
Desert Fireball Network – The Desert Fireball Network in Australia uncovers the mysteries surrounding our Solar System origins studying meteorites, fireballs and their pre-Earth orbits. It’s part of the growing Space Science and Technology group at Curtin University.
IAU Meteor Data Center – The IAU Meteor Data Center (MDC) operates at the Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, under the auspices of Division F (Planetary Systems and Bioastronomy) of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The MDC acts as a central list of all meteor showers.
Forums & Blogs
Our Strewnify Discord server contains discussion channels for meteor and meteorite related topics, in 20+ languages, as well as custom private channels for meteorite hunters and scientists. Joining is easy, and you get free early access and up-to-the minute info on the latest falls!
A German blog by Martin Kappler, with amazing detail on the stories and chronology of falls and finds around the world, as well as news on the latest scientific research.
A German forum for atmospheric phenomenon, administered by Sirko Molau. European fireballs are often discussed here.
A Russian astronomy forum, that often breaks the news of new falls, around the world.
A forum for learning about, talking about, buying, selling, and trading meteorites.
A German forum on meteorites, minerals, and gold.
A classic forum dedicated to treasure hunting of all sorts, including meteorites
Meteorite Facebook Groups
Meteorite Hunters, Collectors, and Enthusiasts – The name says it all. Largest meteorite hunters group on Facebook, with over 5K members.
Meteorites, Tektites, Impactites & Ephemera – “Meteorite, Tektites, Impactites & Ephemera” is a group dedicated to people that are passionate about meteorites and all things meteorite related including tektites and impactites. This group focuses on education, business and camaraderie.