July 31, 2010 4:54:46 am MDT ( 10:54:46 UTC )

There was a significant fireball over eastern New Mexico this morning
that "turned night into day" as the saying goes. I am still processing
the data but here is a preliminary movie with the audio of the radio
head echo. The full radio reflection was over three minutes duration. (
Of possible significance is the subtle "whizz" or whistle sound
initially which may be direct meteor emission rather than forward
scatter reflection.)

It is also possible this meteor was an SDA or alpha Cap or may trace
back generally to that radiant region. Not sure about that though due
to cloud.

I do not know what the magnitude of the meteor was but the Moon is fully
evident in the frame. If anyone has magnitude estimates I would
appreciate hearing from you. Thank you.

4 MB .mp4 movie

Thomas Ashcraft / New Mexico