Bright Fireball

Lyrid Fireball

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At 0230 in the morning of 23rd of April, a bright fireball was detected by the Armagh Observatory video meteor station. All three of the cameras recorded the event. The fireball was also detected by Robert Cobain's meteor station in Bangor where its brightness was estimated to be -11. From Armagh, its brightness was comparable to, if slightly less than, that of the Full moon. Its direction of motion in the sky is consistent with it being part of the Lyrid meteor shower that usually peaks on the 22nd of April.

The meteor also left a persistent bright train lasting at least a second and possibly several seconds following the meteoroid's obliteration in the atmosphere.

See also:
Video Meteor Station
Meteor Log NI

Last Revised: 2009 November 23rd