[meteorite-list] Large UK fireball!

From: Martin Goff <msgmeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 00:43:34 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKEL=tBM-WSbHefjh8zD_vP-ArvipBc6SJx50=JtR6Lom-h3kw_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi all,

I have just been exceedingly fortunate to view a large fragmenting
fireball over the UK. Absolutely amazing sight! Looked so similar to
Peekskill with lots of fragmentation. Am unfortunately at work all
night so unable to further research it but already there are numerous
reports and sightings. A video of the event has been found here:


Might be space junk? The fireball had a definite greenish tinge at the

Going east to west. from the A627 in Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire.
Startpoint 25 degrees altitude, 90 degrees azimuth. Endpoint 20
degrees altitude, 290 degrees azimuth. visible for 40 seconds at
22:55hrs 21/9/12. Went from green to orange to yellow with lots of
fragmentation. Am still gobsmacked that i saw it!!!! Hopefully it will
have dropped some meteorites and hopefully not into the sea!

Anyway back to work now :-(


Martin Goff
IMCA #3387
Received on Fri 21 Sep 2012 07:43:34 PM PDT

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