[meteorite-list] Germany Swiss France Meteor 31MAR2014

From: Marco Langbroek <marco.langbroek_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:05:38 +0200
Message-ID: <533AF1E2.5060909_at_online.nl>

meteorite-list-request at meteoritecentral.com schreef op 1-4-2014 18:00:

> Hi Bernd and List
>>>>> >>>>had a greenish color, apparent
> diameter ca. 2 inches, color greenish, duration seveal seconds
> possibly a magnesium rich meteor? A huge Enstatite maybe? Exciting! I hope something is found
> As layers of the meteoroid abrade and ionize, the color of the light emitted may change according to the layering of minerals. Colors of meteors depend on the relative influence of the metallic content of the meteoroid versus the superheated air plasma, which its passage engenders

Green colours are not due to the meteoroid composition, but to Oxygen in the
atmosphere (the so-called "forbidden" Oxygen line).

- Marco

Dr Marco (asteroid 183294) Langbroek
Dutch Meteor Society (DMS)

e-mail: dms at marcolangbroek.nl
Received on Tue 01 Apr 2014 01:05:38 PM PDT

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