A green fireball lit up the UK sky late on Wednesday (September 14).
An incoming meteorite (or group of space debris, which some experts say may be) crashed between Scotland and Northern Ireland in full view of much of the United Kingdom, which has a population of nearly 70 million people.
More than 1000 reports (Opens in a new tab) It streamed to the Meteor Society of America despite the clock being late, including a bunch of photos and videos of the fireball event. Dozens of reports and videos have also surfaced on Twitter, as you can see below, from dashcams, doorbell cams, and cell phones.
Related: Shiny yellow and green fireball lights up the sky over England (video, photos)
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Did you just see a meteor at Motherwell or is something coming out of the sky? pic.twitter.com/DBQh8zXjnTSeptember 14, 2022
I can’t believe I saw this and managed to catch it on camera!! Going over Paisley at 10pm #glasgow #paisley #meteor #comet #fireballUKMeteorNetworkDaily_Record pic.twitter.com/mH9o2062nISeptember 14, 2022
Fireball was spotted crossing #Donegal this evening. It is described as green and lights up the sky. Some described hearing the sound of pregnancy after a short time. pic.twitter.com/0WavzL7cuKSeptember 14, 2022
Wow the comet tonight #comet #asteroid #meteor pic.twitter.com/jQ5YFvmhHLSeptember 14, 2022
Fireball over Glasgow, captured on my dash cam. #fireball #meteor pic.twitter.com/eoWDL6JgwNSeptember 14, 2022
So far we have received 35 public reports of a fireball spotted at 21:00 and captured by our cameras pic.twitter.com/jLDrHMPQvdSeptember 14, 2022
One viewer joked that the universe is celebrating the new Ph.D.
So cool if the universe #glasgow #meteor will give me the day I get my PhD 🥳😂☄️ If you have any screenshots please be sure to send them to @UKMeteorNetwork and UK_FireballSeptember 15, 2022
The AMA’s initial computer track indicates that the fireball first appeared north of Loch Ryan (about a two-hour drive southwest of Glasgow) and disappeared north of Islay, further north along the coast of the United Kingdom.
UK meteorite network You have reported 800 views (Opens in a new tab) from the fireball in the early morning hours, adding that their experts suspect it is space debris.
Given the length of the reported event, at 19 seconds, astronomer Will Gatter also said on Twitter that he suspected a fireball. It could be a space debris event (Opens in a new tab). Jonathan McDowell, a debris observer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, chirp (Opens in a new tab) It may be the SpaceX Starlink 4653 satellite, ‘but my estimation has it head a little further south of the UK’
Gater also wrote an article for New Scientist (Opens in a new tab)I spoke with University of Glasgow planetary scientist Luke Daley; Daly, a member of the Fireball Alliance in the UK, said there was a “reasonably high probability that this was space junk” based on metrics such as its slow speed, “shallow entry angle” [and] Too much fragmentation.”
Regardless of the fireball’s origin, the event was harmless as it occurred dozens of miles (or kilometers) in the atmosphere. No astronomical community has yet reported whether they have generated meteorites, which rarely happens when a space rock naturally breaks up in the atmosphere and parts of it reach Earth.
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