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Very bright but slow moving meteo. Possible Bolide

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Very bright but slow moving meteo. Possible Bolide

Posted by Paul A Brierley at 10:38 on 2012 Mar 04

Although I didn't get to witness this, for myself.I believe this, "Fire Ball" for want of a better word. Was spectacular.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17249423

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Re:Very bright but slow moving meteo. Possible Bolide

Posted by Nick James at 16:22 on 2012 Mar 04

Paul,Yes it looks as if it was a spectacular event. There is no sign of it on my sky video camera but I'm in the southeast, the camera points south and the bolide track looks like it was over Scotland and northern England.If BAA members saw this, or know anyone who saw it, please send reports to the Meteor Section. Please include, at least, location, estimated direction of the start and end of the trail and the time. Lots of the reports on the BAA website aren't much use since they don't contain any of these details.Nick.

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Posted by Nick James at 21:38 on 2012 Mar 04

That should have said "BBC website" not "BAA website"! Our reports are always useful!!

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Posted by David Howard at 15:53 on 2012 Mar 08

Wow! Spectacular indeed. Like most people, I missed it myself. Does anyone know if the Meteor Section has had any reports? Would be interested to hear if we know any more..

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Posted by Nick James at 18:48 on 2012 Mar 09

I haven't heard any details of reports to the Meteor Section yet but I'll chase John Mason (the Section Director) and see what has come in.