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 Post subject: Bright Meteor/Fireball
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:39 pm 
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About 15 minutes ago, in full sun and a mostly blue sky, my missus points up at a bird flying over for me to identify and at that moment an incredibly bright metoer flashed overhead West to East and eventually broke up and petered out.
It was bright enough to be bright in full sun and was a bright electricblue/turqouise colour.

Wow!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:49 am 
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What part of the UK are you in, er, Bob? I know the Meteor Section will be interested in as detailed a report as you are able to provide.

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Paul Sutherland wrote:
I know the Meteor Section will be interested in as detailed a report as you are able to provide.


Congratulations 'FatBob' - the Meteor section certainly are very interested. If 'FatBob' and any others fortunate enough to have seen this event could forward a report to the meteor@popastro.com, or to me using the e-mail address at the bottom of this message, we would be very grateful.

The minimum details required are:

1) Exactly where you were (name of nearest town or large village, plus latitude and longitude ideally);

2) The date and timing of the event (please be sure to state whether this was in clock time, currently BST in Britain, or GMT/UT, which is BST minus one hour); and

3) Where the fireball started and ended in the sky, as accurately as possible, or where the first and last points you could see of the trail were if you didn't see the whole flight.

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I've passed details on to meteor@popastro.com as requested.

Cheers,

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Care to share? It would be great to know too if anyone else saw this as daylight fireballs are impressive events.

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