Bright fireball burns up in the sky of Hampshire, UK on April 20, 2016

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This is the second fireball over Hampshire in a month.

And as for the first time, this meteor was bright, really bright… And took many seconds before it had completely disintegrated in the night sky. Awesome!

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Church Crookham camera; Twitter / UK Meteor Network

The St Patrick’s Day Fireball was a rare event.

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Basingstoke camera; Twitter / UK Meteor Network

So to get another bright fireball in the same camera a mere 34 days later is most unusual.

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Clanfield camera; Twitter / UK Meteor Network

This new space rock flew directly over the Clanfield Observatory, Hampshire, UK, in a north westerly direction at 12:51 (UTC) on the morning of 20th April 2016.

It had a magnitude of around -5. This is about 70 times brighter than the brightest star in the sky, Sirius.

After a few seconds, the ball of fire disintegrated as it burnt up in the atmosphere.

Did you hear a low rumbling or a loud boom?

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