New Year's Eve fireball

Fireball date: 31 December 2017 at 17:33:12 UT

Fireball ID: M20171231_173321

Very large fireball meteor event was spotted over UK on 31 December 2017 at 17:33:12 UT. UKMON received 900+ public reports. Many observers reported green colour and fragmentation at the end. The meteor was apparently moving quite slowly.

East Barnet Camera

Jim Rowe managed to record the fireball from his East Barnet camera from a great distance, pretty much across the UK.

M20171231_173321 fireball from East Barnet Camera


UKMON’s newly formed wing SCAMP (the System for Capture of Asteroid and Meteorite Paths) is also celebrating a success tonight! Low on the North horizon is visible white line as the path of the meteor.

M20171231_173321 fireball SCAMP image

IMO public reports

Detailed IMO 5538-2017 event

M20171231_173321 fireball IMO public reports

Youtube videos

Looks like a couple of lucky motorists captured the event on their dashboard cameras.

Credit: D. Cooper

Credit: H. Marcus

Credit: K. Miller

Credit: I. Mark

Credit: J. White

Credit: T. Langfield

Credit: D. Morton

Credit: P. Chiew