[meteorite-list] video and fall: related?
From: Sterling K. Webb <kelly_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed Oct 19 02:06:48 2005
The time zone for Magadan is UTC+11 hours:
The time reported is 11h 36m UTC.
The time zone for Yemen is UTC+3 hours:
The time reported is 11h 44m UTC.
The distance between them is approximately
6700 miles, or one quarter of the planetary circumference.
The times are reasonably concordant except
for one glaring inconsistency: they are 24 hours
apart!! One on July 15th; one on July 16th.
The answer to the question is: they are possibly
connected ONLY if the dates reported are incorrect.
A low entry angle object is one class of meteroid
most likely to survive, and a 6700 mile "graze" of
the atmosphere is almost possible. The Chant
Trace graze path was over 13,000 miles long,
assuming that it was not a sequence of objects.
Consistent objects were observed over 3000 miles.
Putulsk "peas" were found as far away as Sicily
(perhaps 3000 miles or more).
It's a thin but interesting case, but impossible
unless the dates are wrong. Any information
on the compass orientation of the fireball path?
Sterling K. Webb
Note: Coordinated Universal Time is the same
as GMT/Zulu, or the same as British time except
no daylight savings is admitted.
Martin Horejsi wrote:
> I Mike,
> I suspected as such, but wondered if maybe it was somehow related.
> Any idea what is the actual time difference between the two events.
> Hey Mike, Bill, Anne, anyone: is the time in A to Z local or UT?
> On 10/18/05, Michael Farmer <meteoritehunter_at_comcast.net> wrote:
> > There is no way it can be the same meteorite, Magadan is in far eastern
> > Russia, and Yemen is over 3000 miles away.
> > Mike Farmer
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Martin Horejsi" <accretiondesk_at_gmail.com>
> > To: "Meteorite List" <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 3:31 PM
> > Subject: [meteorite-list] video and fall: related?
> > Hi All,
> > Here is a link to a Russian video of a fireball:
> > http://www.geokhi.ru/~meteorit/film/capture2.mpg
> > The info states the following:
> > Location of fall: Magadan
> > Latitude +59 ? 33 '
> > Longitude 150 ? 49 '
> > Time Zone 10
> > Date of Fall July 16, 2000
> > Time of fall UT 11h 36m or local summer time 22h 36m, probable error ?10
> > minutes
> > According to A to Z, there was a fall named Yafa that fell in Yemen on
> > July 15, 2000 at 1444 hours.
> > Does anyone know of evidence linking the two events?
> > Cheers,
> > Martin
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