[meteorite-list] HUGE Meteor Sighting in Cottonwood AZ - Stats from fall

From: Ruben Garcia <rubengarcia85382_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:05:00 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJet4mOTSxeykaPz2H7b7Hyd83XpmZ_4KiN1xLh8GAGj_iKoEQ_at_mail.gmail.com>

Hi Greg,

It wouldn't be the first time a meteor event ended in a restricted
zone. I didn't participate, but ask anyone that went looking near
Dugway in Utah. If it landed in White Sands it may as well landed in
the ocean...it's gone.

On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 4:21 PM, Greg Crinklaw <crinklaw at tularosa.net> wrote:
> 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:
> http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/
> 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
> --
> Greg Crinklaw
> Astronomical Software Developer
> Cloudcroft, New Mexico
> skyhound.com
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Rock On!
Ruben Garcia
Received on Sun 13 Apr 2014 08:05:00 PM PDT

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