[meteorite-list] Addendum on UK fireball

From: Rob Matson <mojave_meteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:46:05 -0700
Message-ID: <GOEDJOCBMMEHLEFDHGMMGEOLEPAA.mojave_meteorites_at_cox.net>

Yes, the fantastic photo from O'Brien's at the Cliffs of Moher on
the west coast of Ireland suggests most of the UK fireball
completely crossed Ireland and headed out over the north Atlantic.
Given that it was already fragmenting when it passed north of
Preston, UK, the altitude must have been very high and the
entry angle extremely shallow. I suggest there's a chance
that some of the meteoroid made it back into space, a la
the Great Daylight Meteor over the Grand Tetons in '72.


-----Original Message-----
From: Graham Ensor [mailto:graham.ensor at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 4:34 PM
To: Rob Matson
Cc: Martin Goff; Alexander Seidel; meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com;
ROBERT.D.MATSON at saic.com
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Addendum on UK fireball

There are several reports though of it still burning up as it traveled
across Ireland....fingers crossed that somebody finds something
unusual lying around out there but think it probably headed out past
Ireland....unless some came down on the west coast were I found my
last one....was only there again this spring hunting.

Received on Sun 23 Sep 2012 10:46:05 PM PDT

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