14 February 2010

Ibaraki, Japan Meteor Fireball Bolide 14FEB2010 8:28pm

Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan Meteor Lights Sky!
I just received a report of a fireball sighting over Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan seen at approximately 8:28pm;
"... (we) were driving near our apartment, and
we saw a bright flash of light in the sky ahead of us. We are not sure
what was it, but it is possible that it was a bolide. It looked like a
very bright falling star.

Time: around 20:28 Japan local time
Place of observation: on Route 296, Shimotsuma City, Ibaraki Pref.
Latitude: ca. 36°10'30"N
Longitude: ca. 139°59'30"E

We were heading south-southeast on Route 296, and the light fell sightly eastwards,
low in the sky."

Thank you to the observers that saw this event and quickly contacted me.

If anyone in Japan has information about this event please kindly contact me.
Thank you. drtanuki@gmail.com

I will update this page if any news develops.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Around 8:00P.M. Central Time, November 1, 2010, My wife and I saw a bright light travel across the night sky. It was a steady path, very large and gets smaller as it went past the Big Dipper, southwest to northeast and it disappeared. Don't know what to make of this. Just wondering if this is a connection to Japan.