[meteorite-list] Fireballs Seen In North Dakota Skies

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue Sep 5 11:21:03 2006
Message-ID: <200609051520.IAA07668_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


Strange "Fire Balls" seen in ND skies
September 4, 2006

Three large balls of fire.

So what were they?

According to a Bismarck man, they were mostly likely three parts
of the same meteor.

Here's what one of them looked like... a lot like a comet.

But William Pearce, who holds his PHD in Astronomy and teaches at
Bismarck State College says this was probably just one peice of
three from the same meteor.

It's not every day you see meteors falling from the sky.

But Pearce says most of the time, they break up as they're
falling into the atmosphere.

No worries according to Pearce.

Once they are in the atmosphere, they fall very quickly.

The fireballs seen about 8:30 this evening are already on the

Pearce says it's even possible the peices burnt up before ever
reaching the ground.
Received on Tue 05 Sep 2006 11:20:16 AM PDT

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