[meteorite-list] Large Fireball Over Scotland

From: Marco Langbroek <marco.langbroek_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 10:52:16 +0100
Message-ID: <56D80950.4040001_at_online.nl>

> From: Peter Davidson <P.Davidson at nms.ac.uk>

> Dear Ron and Everyone on the List
> Some quite spectacular images were shown on the news here. As usual the broadcasters never seem to get the facts quite right. From what I saw on TV, it seemed to be a meteor or possibly a piece of space junk but what I am not sure about from all that has been said, or written, is the exact trajectory/direction of the fall so at present there is no indication if any material actually fell to Earth. So I would say to any would-be hunters to hold on until more information is available - also that part of the World is having a lot of bad weather at the moment so traipsing around in a sparsely populated area with poor weather, poor light and poor visibility is probably not advisable.
> Cheers
> Peter Davidson
> Senior Curator of Mineralogy
> Natural Sciences Department
> National Museums Collection Centre
> 242 West Granton Road
> Edinburgh

The object on the video is definitely too fast for man-made space junk: it is a

- Marco

Dr Marco (asteroid 183294) Langbroek
Dutch Meteor Society (DMS)

e-mail: dms at marcolangbroek.nl
Received on Thu 03 Mar 2016 04:52:16 AM PST

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