Re: OT: Fireball

From: Tony Beresford (
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
    American Meteor Society
    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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