[meteorite-list] HUGE Meteor Sighting in Cottonwood AZ - Stats from fall
From: Greg Crinklaw <crinklaw_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:21:49 -0600
On 4/13/2014 5:06 PM, Ruben Garcia wrote:
> Also, the lack of Sonic reports may be due to the fact that it landed
> where no one lives and not that it didn't produce a sonic boom.
For what it's worth, I heard what sounded like distant thunder last
night at about the right time. This from Cloudcroft.
The data described earlier is from ASGARD:
Follow the 20140413 link and look for the 20140413 03:04:25 UTC event. I
believe this is an automated system that did the calculation based on
the single NMSU camera only.
I'm interested in this one because it is in my back yard; in the general
area where I have previously hunted.
BTW the NMSU camera shows the fireball moving almost directly away. This
gives us a radial direction away from the camera. A very preliminary
analysis: when I combine this with the nearby visual reports, it appears
most likely that any meteorites fell on the White Sands Missile Range.
If so, even if it fell through somebody's roof we are not likely going
to have access to the area.
-- Greg Crinklaw Astronomical Software Developer Cloudcroft, New Mexico skyhound.comReceived on Sun 13 Apr 2014 07:21:49 PM PDT