[meteorite-list] Spectacular Green Fireball Seen Over UK

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:06:39 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201603172206.u2HM6dMb016909_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Spectacular green fireball seen over UK
Astronomy Now
March 17, 2016

The spectacular fireball recorded by the UK Meteor Observation Network's
monochrome camera at the Clanfield Observatory, Church Crookham in Hampshire
at 03:16:54 UT on 17 March 2016. Image credit: UKMON / Hampshire Astronomical

The passage of a spectacular fireball widely observed across the British
Isles just before 3:17am GMT on Thursday, 17 March was also recorded by
the UK Meteor Observation Network's camera at the Clanfield Observatory
in Church Crookham, Hampshire.

According to Richard Kacerek of UKMON, the camera was facing northwest
and the fireball traversed from west to north. The northeast-facing camera
did not record it, but it did register a "white out" at the same time.

The demise of the brilliant meteor in a green flash and a pure-white trail
was also recorded by the car dashcam of Paul Gilbert whilst driving in
Battersea, London and posted on Twitter.

Chris Cameron-Wilton captured the meteor from North Wales on his weather
station camera looking South-South-East from his house.

Spectacular green fireball seen over UK
Received on Thu 17 Mar 2016 06:06:39 PM PDT

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