Exeter fireball at dusk


Fireball date: 27 May 2017 at 21:00:20 UT

Fireball ID: M20170527_210020


Bright fireball was reported by public on evening of 27 May 2017 just after 10PM BST. UKMON received over 20 reports and many messages on social media.

After quick search Exeter camera found a match:

Fireball from Exeter on 27 May 2017 at 10PM

Wilcot also found a match through the clouds:

Fireball from Exeter on 27 May 2017 at 10PM

Public reports

All public reports are now logged as 1768-2017 Fireball event at International Meteor Organization

Exeter fireball IMO report map

Orbit calculations

Jakub Koukal kindly looked at the data available and calculated rough orbital elements.

Ground map

The fireball was -6.8 mag Sporadic type, started burning at 67.5 km and terminal altitude was just 41.8 km.

Exeter fireball ground map

Orbit

Exeter fireball orbit

Exeter fireball orbit