Sunday 8 September 2019 at 4:51:43 UT British UKMON and French BOAM meteor detection networks recorded a great fireball across the channel.

The event was a slow-moving bright meteor, captured by four cameras in the UK and one in France.

Richard Bassom, New Forest, UK

Steve Bosley, Clanfield Observatory, UK

Richard Fleet, Wilcot, UK

Stéphane Jouin, May-sur-Orne, France

There are 91 public reports so far from Île-de-France, Bretagne, England, Hauts-de-France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire and Wales. Many reports indicate a fragmentation of at least two pieces.

In the UK a concerned public reported a loud noise which triggered a two police helicopters search in the Plymouth area, though to be a crashed plane.

Both networks are currently gathering data from cameras and trying to triangulate the event.

Judging from the location, over the English Channel, there is virtually zero chance of recovery of any potential meteorites.

Trajectory calculated by Steve Bosley from Clanfield Observatory using UKMON data from Wilcot and Clanfield.

And trajectory as calculated by FRIPON and SCAMP camera in Honiton.