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Extremely bright fireball over southern Croatia

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An extremely bright fireball was observed over southern Croatia at 00:05 UTC on November 8, 2021.

According to Denis Vida, a meteor physics postdoctoral researcher at Western University, the fireball was brighter than -15M.

It ended at the height of 35 km (21 miles) and, unfortunately, it is improbable that it produced any meteorites.

The object produced lots of small fragments at the end, Vida said.

Vida is building a global network of video meteor cameras at globalmeteornetwork.org.

The goal of his project is to observe meteors, by a global network of cameras pointed at the night sky.

Each camera is connected to a Raspberry Pi running open-source software for video capture, compression, and meteor detection.

If you want to be a part of the network, visit the website and order / or build your own all-sky camera.

Featured image credit: Denis Vida, globalmeteornetwork.org

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