Fireball Report Form
A fireball is an unusually bright meteor ('shooting star').
If you would like to report a fireball sighting please fill in this form
and click on the Send button. Your report will be added to our Fireball Reports Database.
If you had a security or CCTV camera recording at the time
it may have captured the event and both the Observatory and the media would be
very interested to see images of the fireball.
The following details are especially useful.
- the direction you were facing,
- the direction the fireball moved (e.g. Left to Right, or NE to SW, or S to N, etc),
- height of the fireball above your horizon at start, highest point, and end of its visibility,
- how bright it was compared to a full moon or a bright star,
- how long it was it visible,
- how far across the sky did you see it travel - e.g. halfway? Less? More?
- did you hear any sounds, like bangs, or pops, or crackling?
- did you see it break up, or any pieces fall off it?
- did you see it fade away to nothing, or did you see it disappear behind a building, or tree, or hill etc?
Last Revised: 2011 July 25th