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.
Jim Rowe managed to record the fireball from his East Barnet camera from a great distance, pretty much across the UK.
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.
Detailed IMO 5538-2017 event
Probably one of the last bright fireball of 2017, but what a fireball! More than 150 witnesses reported a very bright meteor observed around 17h 35min UT, on Dec 31, and reports keeps coming in! https://t.co/E30Q9PsMVo— IMO Meteor Org. (@IMOmeteors) December 31, 2017
If you observed it, please report! https://t.co/EWCUz6FcK1 pic.twitter.com/wyRaK4dIYk
Looks like a couple of lucky motorists captured the event on their dashboard cameras.
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