Fireball seen over UK confirmed as meteor after day of confusion
Experts revise initial assumption that sighting was space junk linked to Elon Musk’s satellite programme
Thu 15 Sep 2022 20.September 14, 2022 Steve Owens, an astronomer and science communicator at the Glasgow Science Centre, said it was a “brilliant fireball”.People queuing near Tower Bridge to see the Queen lying in state.Wed 14 Sep 2022 15.
56 BST Last modified on Thu 15 Sep 2022 21.07 BST A fireball seen over many parts of the northern UK has been confirmed as a meteor after a day of confusion about its identity.” Owens said the sighting was unusual in its duration.The fireball was visible above northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland as it blazed across the clear night sky just after 10pm on Wednesday night.‘If we have a tradition it’s in our ability to talk about queueing and claiming it for ourselves’.It travelled 300km above Wales, the Irish Sea and Belfast before crashing into the Atlantic near Islay, according to new calculations by the UK Meteor Network.This one was streaking across the sky for at least 10 seconds, probably longer than that, and it travelled from due south all the way across to the west so it was a pretty incredible sight.The network’s initial calculation suggested it was space junk that could have come from Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite programme.On Tuesday, the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, declared 19 September a federal holiday.
But it withdrew that theory after collecting more data.“Normally these tiny little streaks of light, these little shooting stars, they all burn up and everything just vanishes and evaporates in the atmosphere, but the thing last night was bigger than a little bit of dust,” Owens said.24 BST W hen two worlds collide.John Maclean, an astronomer at the network, said: “We’ve analysed it from many more angles.It is definitely a meteor.“It looked like it was travelling a fair distance as these things do and it was fairly flat across the sky as I saw it.Probably a small piece of an asteroid that’s broken off an asteroid.Though like many traditions they are not always entirely as they seem.It came in at an asteroidal orbit.Sign up to First Edition Free daily newsletter Archie Bland and Nimo Omer take you through the top stories and what they mean, free every weekday morning Privacy Notice: Newsletters may contain info about charities, online ads, and content funded by outside parties.Read more “Declaring an opportunity for Canadians to mourn on Monday is going to be important,” said Trudeau, during a cabinet retreat in the province of New Brunswick – which will close schools and government offices.
” He added: “We think it probably ended up between 50 and 100km off Islay.It’ll be at the bottom of the ocean now.One dating back many centuries.” He said the fireball was initially mistaken for a space junk because it was travelling more slowly than a typical meteor, and videos of the sighting suggested it broke up higher and earlier than a meteor.He said: “The speed and the way we break it up, is what threw us initially.It was quite slow which is more consistent with a space junk, so thought too slow for a meteor.During the cold war, eastern bloc countries often did little else.Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, said workers would not get a holiday – but could instead observe a “moment of silence”.
“The velocity was 31,950mph, which is more consistent with space debris.Hence our initial thoughts.” On Thursday morning Maclean had speculated the fireball was a spent Starlink satellite burning up in the atmosphere as scheduled.If we have a tradition it’s in our ability to talk about queueing and claiming it for ourselves.Sign up to First Edition Free daily newsletter Archie Bland and Nimo Omer take you through the top stories and what they mean, free every weekday morning Privacy Notice: Newsletters may contain info about charities, online ads, and content funded by outside parties.For more information see our.Small business advocacy groups had been critical of a possible national holiday, arguing the announcement left little time to prepare, arguing a stoppage of work could cost the country billions.
Coincidence or yet another omen to the people in northern England the monarchy is at its end - heed the signs 😂
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