[meteorite-list] Fireball Outburst from September Perseids

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 10:43:55 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <200809101743.KAA09410_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

Space Weather News for Sept. 9, 2008

FIREBALL OUTBURST: This morning, Sept. 9th, a surprising flurry of
fireballs lit up the sky over eastern parts of the United States.
All-sky cameras at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville,
Alabama, recorded 25+ meteors, most as bright as Jupiter or Venus.
A preliminary analysis by NASA astronomers suggests this is an
outburst of "September Perseids," a little-known shower that has
erupted this way three times in the past century. Although the
show is almost certainly over, sky watchers are advised to be on
the lookout for more fireballs tonight and in the nights ahead;
the September Perseids are not well understood and they could
surprise us again.

Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates to
this developing story.
Received on Wed 10 Sep 2008 01:43:55 PM PDT

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