Possible Earth-grazer fireball over Scotland and Northern Ireland, UK


A long-lasting fireball, possibly an Earth-grazer, was recorded over Scotland and Northern Ireland, UK at around 21:54 UTC on May 26, 2021. The event lasted for about 7 seconds.

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 89 reports from users in the counties of Donegal, Roscommon, and Sligo, Ireland, England, Northern Ireland, Peel, Scotland and Wales, UK.

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Long-lasting fireball over the UK on May 26, 2021. Credit: AMS

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Featured image: Long-lasting fireball over the UK on May 26, 2021. Credit: AMS, Adam Lutton


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