[meteorite-list] Viewer Descriptions Of Flash In Sky

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue Oct 26 12:15:32 2004
Message-ID: <0af701c4bb67$2482bd30$f551040a_at_bellatrix>

As a rule, you find strewn fields directly (or nearly so) beneath the point
of terminal explosion. People who are far enough away to see the fireball
moving "downwards" are usually nowhere near the area where meteorites fall-
they are typically 50-200 miles away. What I'd be looking for is someone who
saw the fireball traveling upwards and high overhead. Of course, the guy who
saw it go straight down can potentially provide a good azimuth for the
fireball path.

I haven't read any reports of sonic booms or electrophonic noise. These are
usually a very good sign that you are in the right area for meteorite


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rob Wesel" <nakhladog_at_comcast.net>
To: "ken newton" <magellon_at_earthlink.net>;
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2004 12:46 AM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Viewer Descriptions Of Flash In Sky

> Some good accounts..and some not so good.
> I'd be looking for the one reporter that saw it go straight down. From my
> limited involvement with the Chehalis bolide there is enough here to start
> to try and map it out. using accounts and security cameras.
> Only one sonic boom report though, doesn't instill confidence.
> Rob Wesel
Received on Tue 26 Oct 2004 10:21:40 AM PDT

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