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Perseid meteor shower peak falls to 9-13 August 2016, morning hours. As usual UKMON team will be broadcasting live meteor pictures from across the UK and with 20 cameras this year we have more coverage then ever before. Perseids meteors are debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle and happen every year. This spectacular celestial show is enjoyed by people all around…

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Fireball spring season is in full swing and it is no wonder we are seeing more reports and observations of bright fireballs. This time it was the UK’s turn to enjoy a spectacular meteor event, which occurred in the early morning March 17, 2016 at 3:16:54 UT (i.e. GMT). The fireball meteor lit up the countryside for 4 seconds and…

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Very large fireball reported by public was first noticed by our Church Crookham station at 3:16 this morning. It momentarily overloaded the camera with light and with second video we will be able to triangulate and calculate the orbit soon. Preliminary calculations estimate the brightens to be around -7 mag and explosion -14 mag. The event lasted just a couple of…

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Halloween evening is usually time for witches and ghosts to appear on our cameras but this time we caught something more interesting. A sporadic fireball with two explosions, captured by two UKMON cameras and calculated actual magnitude was -6.3 magnitude. Klaas Jobse from Oostkapelle observatory in Netherlands send us this picture. And we roughly calculated orbit and ground position. If you'd like to…

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Every year we observe large number of meteor showers totaling over 20,000 meteors. Perseid meteor shower is probably the most observed shower, mainly thanks to nice August temperatures people venture outside to enjoy this spectacular nature show. Second year in a row UKMON was fortunate to observe Perseid meteor shower and bring it to our screens worldwide but unfortunately most…

A new meteor shower has just been (provisionally) recognised, and observations from ukmon cameras are playing their part in the discovery and confirmation. We are busy checking through meteors captured on or around 15 September to see which seemed to come from part of the constellation of Cygnus. The Wilcot E and Horley cameras caught one at 20:22UT on 14…

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On 12 August 2015 Perseid Meteor shower was about to peak and across the channel a storm was brewing. UKMON managed to observe Perseids meteor shower till about 2 am that night (12-13 August), recorded large number of meteors, one fireball and Wilcot camera was treated to 3 recordings of sprites as well. What a night.

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2015 Perseid meteor shower is fast approaching and UKMON team is gearing up for the Perseid meteor shower live event again this year. Our cameras are now set up to send us the latest images across the United Kingdom for you to enjoy. Don't forget the Perseids peak night from 12 to 13 August 2015 and this year we will not have…

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In just three years UKMON team has grown to 19 members and 24 cameras across United Kingdom. And it is still just a hobby, just something fun to do and yet using affordable and relatively basic equipment we are able to contribute to science by adding 50,000 meteors of our own to a world wide catalogue. We're now rightfully called…

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We have received over 60 public reports about a fireball spotted on 26 April 2015 at 22:10PM. First image is from Graham Roche and it looks like a very large fireball, could be around -10 magnitude or even brighter. Graham's video: Credit: Graham Roche, Dublin, Ireland Another images are from our Steve Hooks from Northern Ireland (UKMON Scotch Street station C3) Youtube Video: And Vimeo:…

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