Author: Richard Kacerek

Another fireball for UKMON

Not even a week later UKMON has reported another fireball across the Channel. This time however members of public reported the event first. On 1 June 2017 just before midnight visitors flooded IMO and UKMON fireball report form and so far 74 reports were gathered about 1808-2017 event. Wilcot station captured the fireball from a bit of a distance: The UKMON team will be also looking closely at footage from Dawlish Beach camera to possibly attempt...

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Exeter fireball from UKMON

On 27 May 2017 at 10PM a large meteor/fireball was spotted by members of public. It was warm and clear saturday evening with many people enjoying the weather when UKMON started to receive first reports. Quick alert was sent though the network with a match from Exeter camera. UK Meteor Observation Network names the fireball events by a station name that reported it first and this is a first one for Exeter. So far over 50 public reports have been collected by IMO Fireball report website, event is marked as Fireball event 1768-2017. The fireball was exceptionally bright, it was...

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Fireball over United Kingdom on 23 September 2016

On 23 September 2016 at 22:34:15 UT United Kingdom saw another fireball. Long overdue for one, in 2016 UKMON network captured only 4 fireballs. Much lower counts than other years. This fireball was first spotted by public using IMO Fireball Report Form and quickly reported by UKMON’s first station in Ash Vale via Twitter and YouTube: ALERT: Large fireball spotted at 23:34:15 pic.twitter.com/E2P1LY5MfI — UK Meteor Network (@UKMeteorNetwork) September 23, 2016 Then other UKMON stations confirmed the sighting: Klass Jobse also confirmed this fireball from All Sky Camera in Holland: Preliminary calculations (without deceleration) show that meteor was a Sporadic one...

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Perseid meteor shower live

United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network has prepared live event for the annual Perseid Meteor shower. Like the year before UKMON will be broadcasting images from nationwide cameras in near real time. As soon as a meteor is captured it will be displayed on UKMON live web page. This year Perseid meteor shower is predicted to be quite a spectacle and with 20 UKMON’s cameras available there should be no shortage of fireball images for anyone to enjoy. UKMON team is also very active on social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook. Get ready, Perseid meteor shower peaks 9-13 August...

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New England Fireball 17 May 2016

American Meteor Society received nearly 700 public reports about a very large meteor spotted over North East US on 17 May 2016 at 12:50 AM. The fireball was seen primarily from Maine but witnesses from Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ontario (Canada) and Québec (Canada) also reported the event. Read more about this fireball at AMS...

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