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Bright Meteor of 29th November 2013 at 21:00:04 GMT

On 29th November 2013 Paul Brierley reported on the BAA Forum and on the SPA Forum that a green fireball had occurred over Macclesfield at approximately 21:01 UTC. This was captured by NEMETODE Cameras and from the resultant data we've been able to derive a ground track and orbit. We can confirm that although it was a bright sporadic meteor, it wasn't quite bright enough to be classed as a fireball as the maximum magnitude was -3.5. The top left image is from Leeds whereas the top right is from Ravensmoor. The dashed line is due to the beacons from a passing aircraft that initially triggered the capture. The video has been edited down to cover the period when the fireball passed. Note that the Ravensmoor camera has been rotated clockwise through 90 degrees within its housings in order to minimise local overlap (see Nodes) and so what appears to be the bottom of the field of view is actually the left hand side. The derived ground track and orbit is shown on the bottom row.

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