Bright Fireball over Belgium on June 16th

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AMS/IMO Event #2065-2018 photographed by Meiser Gernot from Durlach, Germany © Gernot Meiser,

Nearly 170 reports from 7 countries

The AMS and the IMO (International Meteor Organization) have received over 165 reports so far about of a fireball event seen above Belgium on June 16th, 2018 around 21:11 Universal Time. The fireball was seen primarily from Balgium but was also seen from France, Germany, the Netherlands.

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Witness Location and first estimated ground trajectory – AMS/IMO Event #2065-2018

Caught on cams

The fireball has been caught by several cams of the European FRIPON Network from Maubeuge (F), Charleville-Mézières (F), Reims (F) and Brussels (B).

AMS/IMO Event #2065-2018 caught by the FRIPON Network © FRIPON

Estimated Trajectory

The map below shows the witnesses location with the first estimated trajectory. The preliminary estimated trajectory plotted from the witness reports shows the meteor was traveling from the Southeast to Northwest and ended its visible flight near Liège (B).

First estimated 3D trajectory – AMS Event #2065-2018



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