Fire in the sky

A fireball as bright as the Moon occurred over Belgium and the Netherlands just after midnight on 23 February 2018. It was recorded by three cameras of the FRIPON network.

A meteoroid - a bolide - seen burning as bight as the Moon over Oostkapelle, Belgium, at 00:11 UTC 24 February 2018. 'Astronomy! Project Oostkapelle/Jobse'

A meteoroid – a bolide – seen burning as bight as the Moon over Oostkapelle, Belgium, at 00:11 UTC 24 February 2018. Credit: Astronomy! Project Oostkapelle/Jobse

The colour photograph shows one of the camera stations (Oostkapelle) with the fireball in the background. It shows the fireball reflected in the protective dome of the camera.

Did you see this fireball?

Then report it to the International Meteor Organisation via http://fireballs.imo.net/members/imo/report_intro

(You can browse their database of all reports here). 

Credits: FRIPON network/videos by F. Colas & colour still image by Astronomy! Project Oostkapelle/Jobse

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