[meteorite-list] "What did I see"?

From: ensoramanda at ntlworld.com <ensoramanda_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 19:45:40 +0000
Message-ID: <20081109194540.SFHD19264.aamtaout01-winn.ispmail.ntl.com_at_smtp.ntlworld.com>

Hi Mark,

My wife and sister reported a fireball last night which split into two and lit up the whole sky...my thoughts are that they are just from the Taurid meteor shower...I have seen many at this time of year and they can be quite spectacular compared to they usual meteors folks see...and they get slightly exaggerated.

Graham Ensor, UK
> From: Mark Crawford <mark at meteorites.cc>
> Date: 2008/11/09 Sun PM 12:19:00 GMT
> To: Meteorite List <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] "What did I see"?
> I got a note today from someone in N Texas who reckons she saw four
> fireballs last night. I'm sure list folks have had many such emails over
> the years.
> Rather than try to list all the possible things that it might/might not
> have been, does anyone have a link to a site with beginners' guide to
> this kind of thing? I mean something that characterises how to tell
> meteorites from planes, iridium flares, chines lanterns, aircraft, etc.
> Mark
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