[meteorite-list] ...speaking of odd names...

From: Mike Farmer <farmerm_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:44:36 2004
Message-ID: <3AA9922F.90EDB57_at_concentric.net>

Honolulu, witnessed fall from 1825, I have 1.5 gram.

Tracy Latimer wrote:

> ...has anyone ever heard tell of a Hawaiian meteorite; one recovered on or
> near the Hawaiian islands? I couldn't find any reference to one, but
> that might just be because I don't have my newest database yet :-) One of
> our library patrons swore up and down that the ancient Hawaiians had
> knowledge of meteorites, but she couldn't confirm where she had heard it.
> As a cultural sidelight, the term for "fireball" is "akualele"; it means
> "flying god", and usually refers to the mysterious bolides (meteors, swamp
> gas, or ???) sometimes seen in the islands.
> Garans I will hop on the next available plane over if one falls in Hawaii
> (and I'm sure Joseph M. et. al will be doing the same!)
> Alooooooooha!
> Tracy Latimer
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Received on Fri 09 Mar 2001 09:32:15 PM PST

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