Fireballs

List of large meteors recorded over UK

Large meteor over The Channel on 25 March 2017


25 March 2017 at 00:03:36 UT (M20170325_000336)

UKMON was first alerted by the public about a large meteor spotted over the Southern part of UK. Quick check revealed Ash Vale and Wilcot cameras captured the event. Later on meteor was verified also by Clanfield camera and French BOAM network. So far we have received dozen of public reports.

Ash Vale South camera

Ash Vale South camera large meteor from 25 March 2017 at 00:03:36 UT

Ash Vale South 2 camera

Ash Vale South 2 camera large meteor from 25 March 2017 at 00:03:36 UT

Wilcot South East camera

Wilcot South East camera large meteor from 25 March 2017 at 00:03:36 UT

Wilcot South East camera

Perhaps the best view was from Clanfield Observatory at Hampshire Astonomical Group.

Clanfield Observatory camera large meteor from 25 March 2017 at 00:03:36 UT

GRAVES

Wilcot also got a strong radar reflection off this meteor as it was well placed for GRAVES

GRAVES radar reflection

Richard Bassom

Caught a picture of this from Ringwood, Hampshire, low down in the south-eastern sky. Date and time in EXIF was 2017:03:25 00:03:33

Richard Bassom's picture of the fireball

IMO

International Meteor Organization created a public report map for 1108-2017 event. The event was spotted and reported in the UK, Netherlands and Belgium.

IMO fireball event 1108-2017

BOAM

French BOAM network camera operated by Andre Dominique recorded the same event.

The fireball from BOAM network

Also as a part of BOAM, Stephane Jouin also recorded this event on his camera.

The fireball from BOAM, Stephane Jouin network

Analysis and Orbit

Meteor analysis from Wilcot and Ash Vale show a ground map.

Fireball M20170325_000336 ground map

Interestingly object orbit reaches between Neptune and Pluto.

Fireball M20170325_000336 Orbit 1

Fireball M20170325_000336 Orbit 2