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Just seen an "object", possible large meteor over France

Moving very fast, totally silent, very large and low ..

     
11:32 pm on Jun 30, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Totally clear night, hot here so had the door open to the garden ( door faces south ) ..A huge object came from behind the house ( from the west ) through the night sky, bright yellow green "core" , yellow halo, red sparking trail behind it..not "blinking" ( we get a lot of high and low level aviation, was not a plane ) ..it moved totally silently, very fast from west to east, leaving a sparkly red trail behind it, the greenish yellow core very very bright, as was the yellow "halo" around it..

The apparent size was about 25% of the full moon( it is a full moon tonight )..it appeared to be either very low, or very big, or both..

Disappeared over the horizon ( the "horizon" here is "large" , we are about 400 metres from the sea, with a large clear field to the south, behind the house, the rear door to the garden, allows a view of all the eastern and southern sky ) direction of St Malo ( and eventually the English Channel and the southern UK ) ..

Maybe a meteor, maybe a "whatever"..for now it is "an unidentified"..

I have been around a lot of aviation and ballons..it was not any of them..

Waiting to see what ( if anything ) the French media says about it later today..
My son missed seeing it, the time he got to a window upstairs it was gone, Mrs Leosghost was/is asleep..
I had just gone to the door to stretch my legs and try to catch any breeze that might have been out there..
No time to get to a camera, and yet there is one on my desk next to this computor at all times..
All over in about 2 or 3 seconds..
Sighting at about 12.50 am Paris time..we are in Brittany..North West France
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Raise your hand if your immediate reaction was: Awright, now what is Google doing?
5:28 pm on July 1, 2015 (gmt 0)

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French press covered the story today..link in French language..with IMO very badly "enhanced photo" the object was far more impressive and colourfull than the image shows ..and the night sky was clear with stars ..not greyish and cloudy looking as in the image..
[ouest-france.fr...]

Whether it was a meteor..or the latest streetview "whatever" ( or any other kind of "whatever" suffering "a failure" of some sort..remains to be elucidated ..

It was seen over Lannion ( about 70km from me at the same time..so an approximate speed of 60km per second..
I heard no noise ( someone did report a noise , but I suspect that their imagination "added" the sound ..all other reports mentioned no noise..
If a meteor it must have been very high ( no noise ) and thus very big..

We also got an aurora borealis over North Western France ..later in the night of 30th June /1st July 2015 .. had one the previous week too..
picture and article ( again only in French )..
[ouest-france.fr...]
had one back in 2003 too, the year we moved here from the St Tropez area..
12:05 am on July 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Ooh and aah! Have they found any physical evidence of it - the 6/30 one I mean? A rock or anything?
12:44 am on July 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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No..but at that height and velocity..it ( or bits of it ) may well have landed ( if they did ) over N.E Europe or Russia..

When I was much younger , I had a small ( about 8 cm long ) "nickle/iron" type meteorite..landed with a hell of a bang ( and a trail on the way down ) on land owned by my grandmother, they picked it out of the crater, still hot..I left if in the UK ( along with many other things ) when I left in 87..

Should have kept it..meteorites are worth quite a lot of money per gram..probably weighed about 200 to 250 grams..
I know someone who prospects for them ( or did, may have stopped, as it gets a bit "lively" there nowadays ) in the deserts of the Maghreb..
11:29 am on July 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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That must have been so exciting to see such a big display. Big skies do help, and most people only get a fleeting glimpse, if they are lucky.

Of late, many security cameras are starting to catch events, such as this, as the cameras are usually permanently on.

Thanks for the links.
8:19 pm on July 13, 2015 (gmt 0)

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many security cameras are starting to catch events

Remember the Russian meteor from a couple years ago? There were dozens and dozens and dozens of videos captured spontaneously from dashboard cams.