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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Geminid Fireball Seen

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Name: Colin James Watling

Site Location:
Town: Kessingland, Lowestoft
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Latitude: 52 ° 25 ' 05 " N
Longitude: 1 ° 43 ' 11 " E

Date / Time:
Date (Year - Month - Date): 2011 - 12 - 22
Time: 06 h 28 m 00 s
TimeZone GMT
Start of fireball's track:
70 ° altitude, 70 ° azimuth
h m s RA ° Dec

End of fireball's track:
30 ° altitude, 30 ° azimuth
h m s RA ° Dec

Apparent speed: 3

Visible duration (in seconds): 6
If the object was visible for more than 10 seconds it may not have been a fireball.

Train Details: White train as long from end to end-thin.

Sounds: Slight Sonic boom

Fragmentation: No Fragmentation

Colours: White

Magnitude Estimate: 4

Additional comments: Seen and Observed coming over the sky from my Bedroom window and dissapearing into clouds in the East-slim Crescent Moon rising in the South East with Earthshine-I would say it came from the Constellation of Gemini which is high in the West around this time/year so this was more than likely a Geminid Fireball and the Meteors being active from this Constellation during late December.


Good Clear Skies
Colin James Watling
Various Voluntary work-Litter Picking for Parish Council (Daytime) and also a friend of Kessingland Beach (Watchman)
Lat' 52.41825356698225 North
- (Chimney Pot)
Long' 1.7198766767978668 East
Elev: 38ft/11.5824 Meters above sea level
Real Astronomer and head of the Comet section for LYRA (Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Regional Astronomers) also head of K.A.G (Kessingland Astronomy Group) and Navigator (Astrogator) of the Stars (Fieldwork)
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