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The IMO and the American Meteor Society have received more than 330 reports so far about a fireball event over Northeastern US on May 17th 2016 around 12:50am EDT (4:50 UT). The fireball was seen primarily from Maine but witnesses from Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Ontario (Canada) and Québec (Canada) also reported the event.
The fireball has been caught by the webcam of the Portsmouth harbour:
More info (photos, videos and maps) about this fireball can be found on the American Meteor Society website.
The April 2016 issue of the IMO Journal is now in print. It will be mailed shortly and subscribers can also immediately access the journal in PDF format. The contents this month:
Front cover image: New Year's Eve meteor shower. Illustration: Danielle Futselaar/SETI Institute.
The International Meteor Organization received over 50 reports so far about a fireball event over the Netherlands on March 25th 2016 around 23:00 GMT. The fireball was seen primarily from Belgium and from the Netherlands but witnesses from France, Luxembourg and the UK also reported the event.If you saw this fireball, please report it here.
Below is the ground trajectory of the fireball’s entry plotted by the IMO using data from the witness sightings. This map shows also the location of the witnesses.This event has been caught on tape by Klaas Jobse from Oostkapelle (the Netherlands): The fireball has also been captured by the French Network FRIPON (Fireball Recovery and InterPlanetary Observation Network) from Lille, Arras et Cappelle la Grande (North of France).
If you witnessed this event please fill an official fireball report.Below is the map of the first witnesses location and the first estimation of the ground trajectory: Below is a video of the event caught from London by a Twitter user. Below is a video of the event. It was recorded by out Church Crookham station (https://www.ukmeteornetwork.co.uk/2016/03/huge-fireball-17-march-2016-at...)
The February 2016 issue of the IMO Journal is now in print. It will be mailed shortly and subscribers can also immediately access the journal in PDF format. The contents this month:
Front cover image: Fireball on 2015 March 11 from Benningbroek, The Netherlands. Image courtesy: Jos Nijland.