ELPALLSKY Reader Files Report Of A Large Fireball Witnessed Over England 02:48 UTC (GMT) 15JUL2011
E-mail From:D. Thomas-Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England:
I was looking East, and the meteor was travelling from North to South on a level trajectory. I watched it for approx. 5 seconds. It didn't burn out and didn't look any diffferent when it was obscured from my view by buildings than it had when I first saw it.
Other info: It appeared large-ish, but that could be deceptive and I couldn't tell if it was large and more distant than it appeared, or smaller and closer. I didn't notice any colour (appeared white), but it had a short tail with some fire or sparks, and was low in the sky. The best I can do is tell you I am 5ft 3 inches tall, and looking over the top of a fence panel which is approx. 5ft 6 inches tall. I was approx. 4 ft from the panel. I guess that would put the height of the meteor at somewhere between 40 and 50 degrees?
I hope this is of some use to you although, from my not even amateur-ish description, I doubt it. I would love to know if anyone else saw it though.
D. Thomas thank you D.! Excellent report! Anyone else in the UK see this fireball?
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