[meteorite-list] Fireball Flashes Over Australia
From: meteorites_at_space.com <meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:43:29 2004
More meteorites to fall under Western Astralia's restrictive meteorite laws?
On Tue, 03 July 2001, Ron Baalke wrote:
> 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."
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Received on Tue 03 Jul 2001 02:46:19 PM PDT