Hundreds of people in Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of England have A fire ball It crosses the night sky today, Wednesday (14). UK Meteor Network, a group of 170 people Cameras All over England to record information about MeteoritesReports of sightings started coming in around 10pm (local time).
“There were around 800 reports of fireball sightings in the UK last night. The preliminary trajectory was calculated by the IMO [Organização Marítima Internacional, na sigla em inglês] And what we now believe to be space debris indicates that it may have fallen into the Atlantic Ocean south of the Hebrides. [arquipélago na costa oeste da Escócia]” said the UK Meteor Network in a tweet.
There were almost 800 reports of fireball sightings in the UK last night. A preliminary trajectory has been calculated by the IMO and indicates that what we now believe to be space debris could have landed in the Atlantic south of the Hebrides. pic.twitter.com/skSvl0YH5Y
— UK Meteor Network (@UKMeteorNetwork) September 15, 2022
Pictures taken by the team are used Scientists To determine whether the object is actually space debris or a meteorite – whether it actually fell into the ocean or burned up. Initial calculations indicated that the object would have traveled in a north-northeast direction.
I saw this and couldn’t believe I was able to catch it on camera!! Goes over Paisley at 10pm☄️ #Glasgow #Paisley #Meteor #Confident #fireball @UKMeteorNetwork @dinamani_padivu pic.twitter.com/mH9o2062nI
— Vanessa (@_vangal) September 14, 2022
Astronomer Steve Owen of the Glasgow Science Center told the BBC the sighting was “amazing”. “Usually small shooting stars burn up and everything disappears into the atmosphere and evaporates,” he said. “But last night this object was bigger than normal shooting star fragments.”
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