Re: Significant fireball event - New Mexico - re-entry?

From: Fred Valcho (
Date: Wed Sep 22 2010 - 20:04:57 UTC

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    SOUTHWESTERN FIREBALL RIVALS THE HARVEST MOON:  Last night, sky watchers in the 
    southwestern United States witnessed a  brilliant fireball. It was almost as 
    bright as the full Harvest Moon and  caused a loud sonic boom over parts of New 
    Mexico.  A movie of the  event is highlighted on today's edition of
    From: Thomas Ashcraft <>
    Sent: Tue, September 21, 2010 8:47:17 PM
    Subject: Significant fireball event - New Mexico - re-entry?
      September 22, 2010  0301:27 UTC
    My all-sky camera captured a significant fiereball event over north 
    central New Mexico this evening. It lasted 23 seconds heading from south 
    south-east to north north-westerly. There was a sonic boom heard. I'm 
    not sure of the speed of the object but it was rather "slow-ish", hence 
    I am wondering if it might have been a re-entry.
    If you might have information on this event please contact me. Thanks!
    Thomas Ashcraft
    ashcraft (at)
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