12 May 2022 at 11:00 am #610286Martin LewisParticipant
Large fireball seen low down in south-west to west direction last night at 23.40UT from St.Albans, Hertfordshire. Must have been brighter than mag -8. Anyone else see it or video it?
Some good videos on Twitter such as this from Colin McAllister : https://twitter.com/ChrisChatfield/status/1524668364173549568?s=20&t=tMM9aZVPFYzJY3INjfLxwA
Martin12 May 2022 at 2:17 pm #610291David StrangeParticipant
Yes, was captured on NLO camera:
David12 May 2022 at 5:23 pm #610295Nick JamesParticipant
I just caught the very beginning of the trail on my SW facing UK004F camera at Chelmsford. This is the streak on the right side of the attached image. The GMN trajectory solver has a trajectory from UK0002, UK000W, UK003N, UK004F and UK004X which you can see here (https://tammojan.github.io/meteormap/) if you select the latest_daily solutions. It was also picked up by 3 French and 2 British cameras of the Fripon network and their analysis is here: https://fireball.fripon.org/displaymultiple.php?id=17507.
Attachments:12 May 2022 at 5:37 pm #610297David StrangeParticipant
Update on this:
At least nineteen UK cameras caught the event – though some cameras were too close and got blinded, and others only caught a flash or a short part of the event. The event was also captured on several FRIPON/SCAMP cameras in the UK and France.
We’ve exchanged data with our colleagues in Canada and Europe and independent re-analysis is in progress. We take this approach to improve our confidence in the results. At this time it looks pretty promising and we’ll keep everyone informed.
The fireball was picked up on the following UK cameras:
UK0002, UK0006, UK000H, UK0020, UK0024, UK0025, UK002V, UK003C, UK003M, UK003N, UK004X, UK0051, UK005V, UK0067, UK006S, UK003E, UK003F, UK003N and NLO.
NLO video here:13 May 2022 at 12:19 am #610300Mark John PrescottParticipant
Yes, I also managed to capture part of this event on my camera. The trail was at an azimuth of approximately 265deg from my location in Westerham, NW Kent.
Attachments:19 May 2022 at 5:37 pm #610417Nick JamesParticipant
Headline on the front page of the site today from Jim Rowe (https://britastro.org/2022/12th-may-fireball). It looks as if this one might have dropped 100g or so of meteorites over a rather hilly bit of South Wales. An excellent piece of work by all of the camera networks in UKFAll.
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