A very bright fireball was seen over the southwestern United Kingdom at 23:40 UTC on May 11, 2022 (00:40 LT, May 12). The event lasted several seconds and was seen from England, Wales, France, and the Netherlands.
The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 300 reports so far, with most of them coming from the UK Meteor Network.1
The ground trajectory computed from the reports shows that the meteor was traveling from SW to NE and ended its visible flight over Wales.
1 Fireball event 2823-2022 – AMS – May 12, 2022
2 Orbital Analysis for matched events on 20220511_233957.839_UK – UKMON – May 12, 2022
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