Author: Enrico Stomeo

Fireball of 30 May 2017 over NE Italy – Preliminary results

Fireball of 30 May 2017 over NE Italy – Preliminary results Enrico Stomeo, Maurizio Eltri On Tuesday  30 May 2017 at 21h09m22s UTC, a large meteoroid entered the atmosphere of northern Italy and caused a very brilliant fireball. The meteor has been reported from almost all regions of northern Italy and also from the northeastern boundaries. The meteoroid, which came into the atmosphere at a very low speed and with a trajectory roughly from south to north, showed a sequence of explosions some of which almost as bright as the Full Moon, if not brighter. According to the visual...

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FIREBALL OVER N-W ITALY – 30 October 2016

FIREBALL OVER N-W ITALY 30 October 2016   This big fireball appeared at 17h34m41s UT of 30 October 2016 at the sky above the Ligurian Sea. At that time in central and northern Italy the nautical twilight was already finished, the Sun was at -17° below the horizon in the north-east and at -14 ° in the north-west.  Due to the evening hour and to the brightness of the meteor, there have been many visual witnesses, mainly occasional. The fireball was reported also visually by many people from France and Switzerland through the IMO fireball platform. All  IMG-UAIsm [1] video...

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