Hi, Was listening to the news at 8am this morning and there was a report about fireball seen in the south. There even was a comment about it being part of Halley's Comet. Perhaps this was an Eta Aqu fireball? Anybody else hear anything? Cheers, Bill.
The eta Aquarids' radiant rises at around 02:00 UT, so it's most unlikely that you would see a shower member 5 hours earlier.
My camera of the NEMETODE network captured the fireball at 20:47:16 UT in the extreme bottom right of its FOV in a twilight sky. A provisional check with UFO Analyser suggests that from its alignment and slow speed it could have been an alpha Bootid.
As mentioned in the BBC report, it could also have been a random chunk of asteroidal debris.
Hi, The piece I heard only had the re hash from the usual pundits. No mention of time of event. Even looking at the video snippet I think we've all caught much brighter, maybe a slow news day...? cheers, Bill.