[meteorite-list] Fireball Flashes Over Australia

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:29 2004
Message-ID: <200107031558.IAA05636_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Fireball flashes over WA's south-west
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
July 3, 2001

Residents in Perth and the state's south-west were treated to a natural
lightshow last night as a meteor entered the atmosphere.

The meteor was first spotted over Denmark near Albany about 6:30pm AWST,
before travelling north-east and burning out over Northam.

The Perth Observatory's Peter Birch, says many people in the south-west
caught a glimpse of the meteor.

"But there were quite a lot of people in Perth that saw it in its final
phases through the clouds," Mr Birch said.

"It was very, very bright indeed, quite startling and we call them fireballs
when they're that bright."
Received on Tue 03 Jul 2001 11:58:00 AM PDT

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