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Alec
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While i was at work yesterday i saw something odd, and thought it maybe a meteor.

I was a couple of miles south of Sheffield and saw a green light moving from east to west at 17:33hrs.

 

At the time i dismissed it as a firework as it was bright green, however i followed it for around 5 seconds, 

and it carried on the westerly course before splitting into 2 and then disappearing.

 

Can meteors be green ? I'm talking Tele-vue green.

Checked around for reports of something at around that time, but didn't see anything.

Interesting though.

 

 

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That was it Pete :) Spot on. It was as green as the one in the video. It must have been the same object.

And the time is right too. I always log the time and trajectory when i see something unusual like this.

They report it at about 17:30, which ties in with my 17:33 exact (train drivers) time.

Thanks for posting the link.

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On 1/1/2018 at 13:42, Tweedledee said:

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/watch-glowing-green-meteor-lights-14099092

Could have been this Rob. Apparently copper and nickel give the green colour.

With the Christmas period, I've been not active, wished I'd been out that night.  I had heard that it may have landed in Northumberland? Has anyone heard any additional stories of a landing, or recovery?  I'm hoping I will have caught this meteor on my radio meteor detector.  I will post a trace if I recorded it.

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8 minutes ago, Orion said:

With the Christmas period, I've been not active, wished I'd been out that night.  I had heard that it may have landed in Northumberland? Has anyone heard any additional stories of a landing, or recovery?  I'm hoping I will have caught this meteor on my radio meteor detector.  I will post a trace if I recorded it.

Wouldn't it be one heck of an event to both catch and record a meteorite with a detector and then actually find the thing on the ground! :)

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2 minutes ago, Tweedledee said:

Wouldn't it be one heck of an event to both catch and record a meteorite with a detector and then actually find the thing on the ground! :)

Yes, it certainly would.  

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