Two bright fireballs over southern England, UK

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Two bright fireballs were observed streaking through the night sky over southern England, United Kingdom over the past 24 hours. The first at 23:59 UTC on Friday, November 24 and the second at 07:12 UTC on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Sound was associated with both events.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 81 reports by 17:25 UTC about the first fireball (00:06 UTC). The event lasted between 3 and 7 seconds and was witnessed from England and Wales, UK and Normandie, France. 7 people heard delayed sound and 3 concurrent. 20 witnesses reported fragmentation.

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 23:59 UTC on November 24, 2017. Credit: UK Meteor Network

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 23:59 UTC on November 24, 2017. Credit: UK Meteor Network

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 23:59 UTC on November 24, 2017

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 23:59 UTC on November 24, 2017. Credit: UK Meteor Network

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 23:59 UTC on November 24, 2017 - Heatmap

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 23:59 UTC on November 24, 2017 – Heatmap. Credit: AMS

86 reports were submitted for the second fireball, observed at 07:12 UTC on November 25. This event was seen over England and Wales, UK and Bretagne, Normandie and Pays de la Loire, France.

3 witnesses heard delayed and 1 concurrent sound associated with the event. 44 people witnessed fragmentation.

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 07:12 UTC on November 25, 2017

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 07:12 UTC on November 25, 2017. Credit: UK Meteor Network

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 07:12 UTC on November 25, 2017 - Heatma

Fireball over the United Kingdom at 07:12 UTC on November 25, 2017 – Heatmap. Credit: AMS

Featured image: Fireball over the United Kingdom at 23:59 UTC on November 24, 2017. Credit: UK Meteor Network

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6 Comments

  1. I witnessed one of these while driving from Portsmouth UK heading west. I found this post about it after I just witnessed another large one just 10mins ago. NNE direction from Ringwood in Hampshire UK. There does seem to be a higher activity of Meteorites at the moment and they are big enough to actually fragment in to multiple parts on entry.

  2. I saw one last night to it was the biggest iv ever seen and bright green. I could not film it because I was driving. I live in Texas united States and it was spotted over Giddings Texas around 11:45 pm last night.

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