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!
The St Patrick’s Day Fireball was a rare event.
So to get another bright fireball in the same camera a mere 34 days later is most unusual.
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?