[meteorite-list] Large UK fireball!
From: Martin Goff <msgmeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 23:15:09 +0100
Was amazing Dave! :-) Right place, right time. Was so similar to
Peekskill, just awesome!
22/09/2012, Dave Gheesling <dave at fallingrocks.com> wrote:
> What good fortune...to see that live, Martin :)
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> 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
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-- Martin Goff www.msg-meteorites.co.uk IMCA #3387Received on Sat 22 Sep 2012 06:15:09 PM PDT