On March 18th, 02h 04min UT, a -7 fireball was observed by half-a-dozen witnesses and recorded by video and radio stations of FRIPON network. The low velocity meteoroid entered the atmosphere at a speed close to 12 km/s and an entry angle close to 60°, which is very close to the meteoroid characteristics of the New Year Italian fireball.

March 18th, 02h 04min UT fireball captured from Liege witha FRIPON network video station. Credit: FRIPON/Vigie-Ciel

March 18th, 02h 04min UT fireball captured from Liege with a FRIPON network video station. Credit: FRIPON/Vigie-Ciel

The bright fireball was observerd from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and recorded from Belgium, especially with FRIPON cameras/radio stations operating in Belgium. Calculations operated from this recordings show the fireball had a quite high entry angle (~60°) and a low atmospheric entry speed (~12 km/s). It was visible as low as 30 km altitude, adn travelled with a North-West to South-East trajectory over Southern Belgium, ending close to the triple point between Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany.

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Trajectory calculated from FRIPON video recordings for the March 18th, 02h 04min UT fireball over Walloon Region (Belgium). Credit: FRIPON/Vigie-Ciel

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