Monday, March 05, 2012

Large bright fireball over the U.K. - March 3, 2012

This is making the news all over the net - a massive and unusually slow moving meteor was sighted by thousands over the U.K. on March 3, 2012. If you also spotted this object please respond to this post and let us know about what you saw.

Huge Meteor Passing Over Whitley Bay , UK. 3 March 2012:
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Anonymous said...

I can confirm I saw this 95% sure. the alleged time was 21h40. I went to a restaurant tonight and walked back home, by the time I got there, the time was 21h30. I rolled a cigarette and then smoked it at the window.
for me.. what I saw was nothing more than a Chinese Lantern, could see no trail, and had a yellow/redish color. It gradually loosed light intensity as would a lantern when it dies out. So I thought nothing of it.
However the timing was the same and I was looking towards the north.
( note that I am in Plymouth,Devon, South of England )

anybody from south of England see the same?

Anonymous said...

I saw it through my window in Edinburgh. I didn't think it was "unusually slow" for a meteorite. At first, I didn't know what it was because it was so large and bright, but after thinking about it I concluded it was a meteorite due to it's tail, which is what it turned out to be. It was pretty spectacular though, and I can see why some people phoned the police with fears that it was a burning plane. It seemed to be a lot lower and closer than it actually was.

Bec said...

There was also a meteor similar to this one in Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. Check it -

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