(meteorobs) Fireball over the UK [26 June 2004 23:58 GMT]

Marco Langbroek marco.langbroek at wanadoo.nl
Tue Jun 29 14:52:16 EDT 2004

> Hi there, my co-ordinates are 53.334431N, -1.989524 and im 210m ASL.
> on the night of the 26th June, at 23:58 (GMT time) I was in the garden
> observing Ursa Major, I turned to look NorthEastwards and there was this
> green fireball "flying" across the sky.
> Ive heard that at the general time, a Rocket Motor from a Russian
> was seen burning up over N.America, do you think I might have witnessed
> this, or a remnant of the motor, or was it something else.

Hello Rob,

This certainly was not related to the 27 June 2:53 GMT decay of 1992-088E:
its orbit did not bring it over the UK during those hours (it was actually
over Africa at the moment of your observation).

There were no other possible decay candiidates that night, so this must have
been a true meteor.

- Marco

Dr Marco Langbroek
Dutch Meteor Society (DMS)
Leiden, the Netherlands
52.15896 N, 4.48884 E (WGS 84)

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