On 27 May 2017 at 10PM a large meteor/fireball was spotted by members of public. It was warm and clear saturday evening with many people enjoying the weather when UKMON started to receive first reports. Quick alert was sent though the network with a match from Exeter camera.

UK Meteor Observation Network names the fireball events by a station name that reported it first and this is a first one for Exeter. So far over 50 public reports have been collected by IMO Fireball report website, event is marked as Fireball event 1768-2017.

The fireball was exceptionally bright, it was just after dusk, but unfortunately since there is no match from any other station we cannot triangulate. Hopefully there is another recording of this meteor in the UK. If you have a recording please contact UKMON directly at ukmeteornetwork@gmail.com