Very bright Bideford Fireball with Explosions


Fireball date: 10 November 2018 at 05:07:02 UT

Fireball ID: M20181110_050702


Many UKMON cameras recorded yet another November fireball and this one is quite something. From initial video and picture examination we can see two large explosions at the beginning and and the end with two smaller explosions in the middle. Initial quick brightness estimation suggests -9.0 magnitude which puts the fireball into bolide category and orbit estimation suggests Taurid shower complex again.

Bideford

 M20181110_050702 fireball from Bideford Camera

Loughborough SW

M20181110_050702 fireball from Loughborough SW Camera

Chard Observatory

M20181110_050702 fireball from Chard Observatory Camera

Richard Bassom

M20181110_050702 fireball from Richard Bassom

Wilcot W

M20181110_050702 fireball from Wilcot W Camera

Clanfield NW

M20181110_050702 fireball from Clanfield NW Camera

Ground Map

Rough estimation of ground map:

Ground Map of M20181103_031639 fireball

Orbit

We are currently gathering all data and will update our results soon.