Booming sounds across Dorset, Somerset, and Devon

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  • #574920
    Richard Miles
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    Have we experienced another large bolide causing audible phenomena around 1500 UT today (2021 03 20)?

    Would something have shown up on radar meteor watches?

    The British Geological Survey say there has not been a seismic event to cause it.

    Richard

    #583979
    David Strange
    Participant

    Yes, I heard it this afternoon in Sidmouth. Thought it was gunfire practice off Portland. Apparently heard as far away as Normandy. David

    #583978
    Alex Pratt
    Participant

    Hi Richard,

    Here’s its IMO Fireball Event webpage

    Fireball event (imo.net)

    but almost all observers don’t mention any sound. Is it the same event?

    NEMETODE members didn’t detect it on radio, but more checks awaited…

    Cheers,

         Alex.

    #583980
    Mike German
    Participant

    I use GRAVES transmitter and received 15 meteor events between 1430 and 1530 UTC yesterday, 20/3/21. The largest of these was at 15:07:19 and the signiture was that of an underdense meteor with a head-echo. The duration was 0.37 seconds.   On a subjective assessment the recieved scatter signal was moderate for me in Derbyshire and nothing special.   

    Updated after seeing IMO page which makes it earlier than my event.  I guess the geometry wasn’t rignt for scatter for my location.

    #583981
    Len Entwisle
    Participant

    Picked up this report from ITV of the ‘fireball’ event  probably/possibly  connected with the ‘boom’. Here is the link for the report  https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2021-03-20/watch-meteor-sighted-over-jersey

    #583982
    Alex Pratt
    Participant

    Here’s the Sat24 image from 15:00 UT yesterday which shows the cloud cover that masked views of the fireball from southern England

    Cheers,

         Alex.

    #583989
    Richard Miles
    Participant

    What a shame it was cloudy here.

    My wife was gardening and the sounds were unmistakable as they went on for nearly 10 seconds she reported. Sadly looks to have undergone a watery end in The Channel. Thanks for everyone’s contributions.

    #583990
    Michael O’Connell
    Participant

    No signal detected on my Gravers radio system.

    In fact, it was so quiet at the time, I wondered if Graves was actually active.

    A previous fireball in this area generated a very strong signal.

    Regards,

    Michael.

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