Meteor Falls Seen in British Sky After Queen Elizabeth II Dies

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Meteor Falls Seen in British Sky After Queen Elizabeth II Dies

Friday, September 16, 2022


edisiindonesia.com - Scots were amazed by the falling meteors clearly visible in the sky. The falling meteor phenomenon was seen on Wednesday night (14/9) local time. 


Initially there was speculation that the celestial body was not a meteor, but rather part of a man-made machine (space junk), or related to the satellite of Elon Musk. However, the UK Meteor Network has given confirmation that the object is indeed a meteor. 


"The fireball seen in Northern Ireland and Scotland last night was clearly a meteor. The fireball seen yesterday (September 14, 20:59:40 UT) over the United Kingdom lasted for 20 seconds and headed southwest, crossing directly over Belfast," wrote @UKMeteorNetwork, quoted Friday (16/9/2022).


Can't believe I seen this and managed to catch it on camera!! Going over Paisley at 10pm☄️ #glasgow #paisley #meteor #comet #fireball @UKMeteorNetwork @Daily_Record pic.twitter.com/mH9o2062nI


— Vanessa (@_vangal) September 14, 2022

The UK Meteor Network explained that it was likely that the meteor fell into the North Atlantic Ocean, about 50-100 kilometres west of the Isle of Islay. 


The UK Fireball Alliance stated something similar on Twitter. The visible fireball was indeed a meteor and most likely fell in the ocean. The fall position was predicted between north londonderry and west of Islay.


This phenomenon of falling meteors is quite interesting because it happens that a leader has just died in Scotland, namely Queen Elizabeth II. He died at Balmoral Castle and his remains were briefly taken to the Scottish capital for burial, before being taken to London.


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