Re: OT: Fireball

From: Tony Beresford (dberesford@adam.com.au)
Date: Wed Jan 05 2005 - 02:29:15 EST

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    At 12:23 PM 5/01/05, skywise wrote:
    >Location, Stanton CA
    >
    >118 west 33.8 north (almost exact).
    >
    >17:43 Pacific time, fireball travelling due east from zenith, or maybe
    >a little south of there.
    >
    >Only saw out a window so only saw ending at about 30 degree elevation.
    >
    >Brilliant white as bright as an airplane landing light seen head on
    >from 10 miles. (I'm familiar with landing patterns at John Wayne).
    >
    >Definately not a re-entry. Was travelling waaaay too fast. I estimate
    >it could have covered the whole sky in 10-15 seconds.
    >
    >Sorry for off topic but I don't have addresses of anyone to report
    >to offhand.
    List members,
    Fireball observations can be reported at the following URLs
    International meteor organization
    http://www.imo.net/fireball/index.html
    American Meteor Society
    http://amsmeteors.org/fireballs.html
    
    Its very improbable that the same object would be seen over Northern Wisconsin
    and in California, even with a time coincidence.  The distance is just too great.
    Also of course the great circle track between the locations must be at least
    30 degrees N or E in California.
    Enough of this topic
    Tony Beresford
    
    
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