Report a fireball

The simplest way to report a fireball is by using the Fireballs In The Sky app, but you can also submit the sighting through the website.

The Fireballs in the Sky app for iOS is designed to run on iPhone 4 or later iPhone models.

The Fireballs in the Sky app for Android is designed to run on Android 4.0 or later versions.

 

We have received some reports that some users have encountered some problems and frustrations recently – and we send our apologies. We adore our Fireballs in the Sky program, but are significantly hamstrung with resources.

We’re a very small team, and there is very little funding for citizen science. For the last 5 years we have kept it going with no outside support, but upgrades now are beyond what we can fund ourselves. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions, and are exploring other ways to keep the Fireballs spirit alive and community connected. Stay tuned. We have a bright idea for how to do that.

And in the meantime, we hope that your device can support the current version of our app!

 

The Fireballs in the Sky app allows you to get involved with the Desert Fireball Network research by reporting your own fireball sightings to our scientists. We use your reports to track the trajectories of meteors – from their orbit in space to where they might have landed on Earth.

 

With our latest update, you can now use the app to go meteor gazing! Select ‘Meteor Showers’ or ‘Next Shower Peak’ to have your phone point you in the direction of the current meteor shower’s radiant. The radiant is the point in the sky where the meteors will appear to be coming from.

 

Together with our app development partners ThoughtWorks, we have created an easy to use app for iOS and Android users. As well as reporting detailed meteor sightings, the app also keeps you up to date with the latest images, news and announcements from the Desert Fireball Network project.

How to use the app

iPhone App Mockup