[meteorite-list] UK bolide flight path update
From: Rob Matson <mojave_meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2012 14:35:08 -0700
I went back to Graham's original post and see that the fireball was also
travelling right-to-left as seen from Preston, UK:
>Reports of massive fireball travelling across the UK just over 1 hour ago...
>Very much like Peekskill....video here...lots of other pictures coming in...
This moves the ground track a bit further to the north, crossing more
over the center of the Isle of Man than the southern tip. It's
unfortunate that the meteoroid has already broken up into dozens of
pieces by the time it passes north of Preston -- a lot of those will
have ended up in the sea (though with luck maybe some on the Isle of
Man itself). And yet many pieces seem to maintain a decent fraction
of their cosmic velocity as they continue to the WNW, so they must
be of pretty good size. --Rob
Received on Sat 22 Sep 2012 05:35:08 PM PDT