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12 February 2023 at 10:32 pm #615710
Peter Birtwhistle has reported that NEOCP object Sar2667 is showing a probable impact over northern France tomorrow morning. It is tiny, only around 1m, so it will burn up in the atmosphere but it could be a spectacular fireball. The latest impact prediction is:
2023 Feb 13 02:59 UTC at lat +49.81751, lon E 0.43452
The current astrometry covers a short arc but is of good quality.
My camera UK004E covers that area. The weather here is thick cloud at the moment but the forecast is for some breaks around 3am. I might set my alarm!
I think this would be the 7th object discovered before impact.
Nick.12 February 2023 at 10:47 pm #615711
Details of the astrometry so far.
Attachments:13 February 2023 at 3:19 am #615725Martin LewisParticipant
Brief blue flash light up a totally clouded sky from StAlbans at 02.59.20, as if distant lightning. Guess that was it?
Martin13 February 2023 at 6:35 am #615728Jeremy ShearsParticipant
I saw this video posted: https://youtu.be/QOvJrE01ENA13 February 2023 at 7:15 am #615730Martin LewisParticipant
Here’s another from Brighton:
Martin13 February 2023 at 7:25 am #615731
The bright fireball recorded off northern France at 02:59:20 this morning was the cause of these flashes. The object that caused the fireball has now been officially named 2023 CX1:
It is the seventh time that an object has been discovered just prior to entry. The previous ones being 2008 TC3, 2014 AA, 2018 LA, 2019 MO, 2022 EB5 and 2022 WJ1.
Unfortunately weather over most of the UK was poor but people along the south coast saw it.
John Mason saw it from Sussex and has sent me a video. I saw the flashes through thick cloud from Chelmsford at 02:59:21.13 February 2023 at 9:57 am #615733MikeRushtonParticipant
It looks like we picked it up on our Crayford meteor camera.
I’ll analyse it soon.13 February 2023 at 2:09 pm #61573514 February 2023 at 7:20 am #615738
John Mason send me a video of the event from Barnham, West Sussex. I’ve put a processed version here: https://www.nickdjames.com/meteor/2023/202302/2023cx1_20230213025922_jmason.mp4
This was shot using a Sony A7s and 20mm lens at f/4.
14 February 2023 at 5:12 pm #615741Nick QuinnParticipant
- This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Nick James.
East of John, from Steyning, West Sussex, under a cloudy sky I observed and videoed the event with an IP camera and a Canon 70D DSLR..
See here: https://www.njq.me.uk/wp/?p=12115 February 2023 at 9:44 pm #615752Alex PrattParticipant
Fragment of meteorite found in France
a la Winchcombe!
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