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Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:25 PM

Meteor sighted across UK (tweet-heavy thread)

Last edited Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:06 PM - Edit history (2)

At least 60 fireball sightings have come in from southern Scotland to Cardiff and London tonight:













Some folks were a bit spooked:







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Response to Emrys (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:45 PM

1. WOW!

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Response to Emrys (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:58 PM

2. That's no meteor you idiots, it's a Jewish Space Laser

Marjorie Taylor Greene said so

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Response to Emrys (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:11 PM

3. Gotta get one of those doorbell cameras.

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Response to Emrys (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 11:22 PM

4. It got very confusing putting this OP together because there was also a major sighting on the 22nd,

Last edited Mon Mar 1, 2021, 09:49 AM - Edit history (1)

and some folks tweeting didn't check the dates out, so were reporting on the earlier meteor sightings.

As a consolation, I found this tweet from 24 February, which is too good not to share:




Pareekh Jain
@pareekhjain
A beautiful meteor photo.

Daniel Kordan accidentally caught this meteor on photo while trying to photograph an erupting volcano.

#EIIRInteresting #meteor
Credit: Daniel Kordan, ViaWeb

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Response to Emrys (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:03 AM

5. Clearly, the last tweet is a Spider from Mars that came on the meteor (nt)

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Response to Emrys (Original post)

Mon Mar 1, 2021, 10:05 AM

6. Because the meteor fragmented over land, pieces of it may be recovered:






SCAMP - a component of the FRIPON network
@SCAMP_Meteors

Last night's #fireball may have dropped meteorites near Cheltenham to Stow-on-the-Wold. More detail below, and we'll update the strewn field as we refine the calculations #meteor #meteorite @UKMeteorNetwork @FireballsUK @CardiffCurator @EarthSolarSystm



SCAMP - a component of the FRIPON network
@SCAMP_Meteors

Here's roughly where we think meteorites may have landed.



More here, including a map of the reported sightings: https://ukmeteornetwork.co.uk/news/fireball-meteor-28-february-2021/

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