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Four fireballs spotted during the week-end

22 Mar 2021, 10:50 UTC
Four fireballs spotted during the week-end
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We received 791 fireball reports during the week-end, mainly from the US, the UK and from France.
Daylight Fireball over the English Channel on Friday, 19th
Thanks to our European partners Vigie-Ciel (FR) and UKMON (UK), we received 119 reports about a daylight fireball event that occurred over the English Channel on Saturday, March 20th 2021 around 14:50 UT. The AMS #2021-978 event was mainly seen from the west of France (from Brittany, Normandy and the Parisian region) and from South West England and Wales.

Many witness from the UK heard a sonic boom and Soundcloud user Joseph Stockwell had the chance to record the event:

Joseph Stockwell

UK driver, Jan Dryhurst caught the event on his dashcam:

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a meteor! ☄️
Ian Dryhurst's dash-cam captured the moment a space rock began burning up in the atmosphere over Jersey this afternoon.
— ITV News Channel TV (@ITVChannelTV) March 20, 2021

Fireball over Tampa Bay, on Saturday 20th, 8:30 PM EDT
Even though there was significant cloud cover, 60 of eyewitnesses in middle Florida reported us seeing a bright fireball around 8:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time (2021-03-21 00:30 Universal ...

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