[meteorite-list] Re: Beskydy Meteorite Article

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:38 2004
Message-ID: <200012282021.MAA26214_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

> In the February 2001 issue of Astronomy Magazine, on page 115, there is a
> nice article about the bolide and the meteorites that were recovered from
> the Beskydy fall on May 6, 2000. It also states over 20 pieces of the
> Beskydy meteorite were recovered.

Here's some info about this meteorite from Pavel Spurny, head of the
Department of Interplanetary Matter at Ondrejov Observatory and one of
the principal investigators of the European Fireball Network:

  you will be probably interested in our last case from May 6.
> Thousands of people observed extremely bright daylight bolide
> over the southern Poland and north-eastern Moravia on May 6,
> at 11:51:25 UT. It was a really huge event - at the maximum
> the brightness was comparable with the Sun! Just after the bolide,
> the meteorite fall was observed on the garden at small silesian
> village Moravka (Ostrava and Beskydy mountain region) and one
> very nice small meteorite (214.2g) was immediately found.
> What is very important for us is the fact that we already have three
> good quality videorecords of this event and thus we are able
> completely reconstruct the atmospheric trajectory and also
> heliocentric orbit. In this respect it is the fifth case in the history.
> Moreover, on Wednesday May 10 we have the second case with
> practically the same brightness!!! and also during daylight - 17:15:25
> UT.
> This fireball flew over southern part of Moravia and terminated over
> north-eastern part of Austria. We have a lot of visual observations
> from our country, Slovakia but no one from Austria.

Ron Baalke
Received on Thu 28 Dec 2000 03:21:13 PM PST

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