[meteorite-list] NPA 02-19-1948 Norton County Meteorite, Disintegrating Meteor Report

From: MARK BOSTICK <thebigcollector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed Aug 18 11:42:36 2004
Message-ID: <BAY4-F10Jtfob7bOsPT000072c4_at_hotmail.com>

Paper: Indiana Evening Gazette
City: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Date: February 19, 1948
Page: 6

"Ball of Fire" In Sky Seen By Obervers In Six States

     KANSAS CITY, Feb. 19. (AP) - Observers today sought further explanation
of a strange "ball of fire" possibly a disintegrating meteor, seen in six
     The brilliant explosion thousands of feet in the air was observed in
Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Colorado yesterday.
     Oscar Monnig, secretary of the National Meteorological Society, said at
Fort Worth, Tex., he felt sure the fire ball was a meteor disintegrating.


Mark note: This article is referring to the Norton County meteorite. More
Norton Couty meteorite articles on are my website. PDF copies are available
of the newspapers posted today upon request.

Clear Skys,
Mark Bostick
Received on Wed 18 Aug 2004 11:41:33 AM PDT

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