Uk News Fireball meteor fragments 'likely fell in New Forest' after space rock caused sonic boom United Kingdom news
PremierLeague-News.Com - The fireball was spotted at 14:53 on 20 March, with a loud bang heard across Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Jersey
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Fragments from a meteor could have fallen in the New Forest following a rare daytime fireball spotted in Jersey, experts have said.A sonic boom was heard two minutes after it was spotted at 14:53 on 20 March, with a loud bang heard across Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Jersey.Scientists have worked out the fireball’s route from the time of the sonic boom.Green Shoots: i's Guide to Helping the Planet in your Everyday LifeEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Experts have worked out the route of the fireball (Photo: UKFall)Experts believe there could be meteor pieces between Verwood in Dorset and Romsey in Hampshire.Dr Ashley King of the Natural History Museum commented that “it’s a pity there was thick cloud over Dorset at the time. Otherwise it would have been bright and highly visible going overhead at very high speed, followed two minutes later by the sonic boom”.Because of this, it is unclear where the rock exactly is.
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.Dr John Mason of the British Astronomical Association’s Meteor Section, who analysed the car dashcam footage from Jersey, said “in the video, the meteor is first visible in the direction of Plymouth and its altitude is around 90km. “Four point six (4.6) seconds later it’s visible in the direction of Dorchester at an altitude of about 38km, then it disappears out of the frame of view”. Nick James of the NEMETODE meteor network, who worked with Dr Mason on the analysis, said “we were also really lucky to have two good measurements of the timing of the sonic boom, along with many reports of its direction.”Scientists from the UK Fireball Alliance (UKFAll), which is led by staff at the Natural History Museum, along with meteorite experts from the University of Glasgow and University of Manchester, are keen to hear from anyone who finds anything, but also urged caution.“If you do find a meteorite on the ground, ideally photograph it in place, note the location using your phone GPS, don’t touch it with a magnet, and, if you can, avoid touching it with your hands,” Dr Katherine Joy of the University of Manchester warned.“Please do exactly what the Wilcock family did so brilliantly in Winchcombe, and pick it up in a clean bag or clean aluminium foil if possible.”
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