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Originally posted by PinkPoinson31
ok so had to go back out and do a video dont think u can really hear it on vid compared to the voice recording i got earlier .... i cant get that to upload onto utube as it not a video so not supported ... any ideas on that b fab maybe email it to sum1 ... heres the vid link maybe amplifying it will help ..
Huge fire ball from east at 9.55 UTC heading west mag -6 to -7
Any other observers? this was big, trajectory went from east, south east and headed to the west, broke up over west coast, many fragments
Definite up surge in meteor activity now, seen many before and continuing after, may suggest more than space junk or may be trivia
No real active showers of note...will research more in the morning but what a night.
Originally posted by UKWO1Phot
I was looking on casperflights a minute ago, and there aren't any planes in northern airspace?
Originally posted by Ramcheck
Yes, very much so. Dalbeattie is like 100 miles north west of Liverpool.edit on 21/9/12 by Ramcheck because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by j.r.c.b.
reply to post by angelchemuel
Wow!! What a sight! Certainly worth the wait.. TY angel.....
Originally posted by Xquizit
One has just been seen in Eastern Ontario about 20 mins ago. What is going on? I'm going outside to look
Originally posted by Tardacus
Is it normal for meteors to travel such a long distance at such a low altitude and low speed, before hitting the ground?
These grazers can traverse unusually long paths through the atmosphere because they are skimming horizontally through less dense portions of air , rather than penetrating downward to denser layers. These meteors are quite spectacular to observe and can occasionally cover more than 100 degrees of arc for an observer below.
Several thousand meteors of fireball magnitude occur in the Earth’s atmosphere each day. The vast majority of these, however, occur over the oceans and uninhabited regions, and a good many are masked by daylight. Those that occur at night also stand little chance of being detected due to the relatively low numbers of persons out to notice them.