Slow-moving fireball over the United Kingdom, meteorites possible in Gloucestershire


A large slow-moving fireball was observed over the United Kingdom at around 21:55 UTC on February 28, 2021. Meteorites may have been dropped in Gloucestershire.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 846 reports by early March 1.

The event was recorded on many doorbell and dashboard cameras, and by UK Meteor Observation Network's Wilcot camera.

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The fireball might have dropped meteorites in Gloucestershire, from Cheltenham to Stow-on-the-Wold, SCAMP operators said on Twitter.

Fireball over the UK on February 28, 2021 – trajectory and heatmap by AMS​

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Featured image: Fireball over the United Kingdom on February 28, 2021. Credit: UKMON/Wilcot

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