Very bright fireball over U.K., more than 300 reports received

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A very bright fireball was recorded over the United Kingdom at around 18:49 UTC on January 29, 2022.

The event lasted about 5 seconds and was seen primarily from England and Scotland. 

The International Meteor Organization (IMO) received 318 reports, 3 videos, and 6 photos of the event by 13:00 UTC on January 31.

The preliminary trajectory indicates a northeast to southwest path over the North Sea, ending over the English coast near between Rothbury and Morpeth.

UK fireball heatmap – January 29, 2022. Credit: IMO

Featured image credit: Mark E.

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