A very bright fireball was seen and recorded above the English Channel at 22:38 UTC on June 1, 2017. The fireball lasted several seconds and was primarily seen from England.
The UK Meteor Network (UKMON) started receiving reports just minutes after the event. "It appears a very bright meteor/fireball, lasting few seconds has been spotted from Nottingham to Guernsey and as far as French Lorient and Rennes," they said.
The American Meteor Society and the International Meteor Society received 68 reports by 17:00 UTC on June 2. Five people said a sound was associated with the event, while one witness said he saw fragmentation.
Fireball over the English Channel June 1, 2017 – Heatmap. Credit: AMS
After a detailed search, UKMON's Wilcot station got a match:
Bright fireball over the English Channel on June 1, 2017. Credit: UKMON/Wilcot
The image below shows a rough direction of the object:
Bright fireball over the English Channel on June 1, 2017 – Direction. Credit: UKMON/ Wilcot
Featured image: Bright fireball over the English Channel on June 1, 2017. Credit: UKMON/ Wilcot
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