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30 April 2009
Fireball Streaks Across Northwestern California 29APR09
Photo credit Yuba City Sentinel (c)2009
Fireball Over Northern California 29April09
Report by YC Sentinel
20090429_2342:56 PST (20090430_0643 UT)
Northwestern California. Should have been visible for good distances.
5.3 Seconds duration, at an apparent slow velocity.
Wide & Bright ablation.
Start Azimuth: 304 Degrees True North with Elevation of 36 Degrees.
End Azimuth: 322 Degrees True North at an Elevation of apprx. 5 Degrees.
This could be a meteorite dropping fireball. More observations or camera captures are necessary for trajectory to be estimated if it was on a steep angle downward.
What appeared to be a terminal explosion did not occur. Sentinel camera timed out on this slow fireball. Examination of Handyavi records shows this fireball continued a slow diminishing burn without a terminal detonation. Those avi. records will be added later to website: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/YEAR2.html.
About three other small meteors were also recorded in the western portions of the Yuba City, CA sky at different times on 29APR09.
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