[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
Paper: Indiana Evening Gazette
City: Indiana, Pennsylvania
Date: February 19, 1948
"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.
Received on Wed 18 Aug 2004 11:41:33 AM PDT