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2 Fireballs caught on the night of 16 to 17 April, 2019

17 Apr 2019, 09:57 UTC
2 Fireballs caught on the night of 16 to 17 April, 2019
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Last night was a busy night for the AMS: 2 very bright fireball events occurred less than 6 hours apart.
If you witnessed one of these events and/or if you have a video or a photo of these events, please
Submit an Official Fireball Report
If you want to learn more about Fireballs: read our Fireball FAQ.

Fireball over Germany: 45 reports from 4 countries
We first received 45 reports (so far) about of a slow green fireball seen above north Germany on Tuesday, April 16th 2019 around 21:50 Universal Time (23:50 local time – CEST). The event was mainly seen from Germany but we also received reports from Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.
AMS Event #1774-2019 – Witness location and estimated ground trajectory
Trajectory
The preliminary 3D trajectory computed based on all the reports submitted to the AMS* shows that the fireball was traveling from South East to North West and ended its flight right above Hamburg.
* through our partners: Arbeitskreis Meteore e.V. (D), the International Meteor Organization, Werkgroep Meteoren (NL), Vallendesterren (NL) and UKMON (UK).
AMS Event #1774-2019 – Estimated 3D trajectory
Video
AMS AllSky6 Camera operators André Knöfel from Lindenberg, Germany and Sirko Molau from Seysdorf, ...

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