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13 February 2012

Breaking News - MBIQ Detects Large Meteor Over NC, SC and GA 13FEB2012

Breaking News - MBIQ Detects Large Meteor Over NC, SC and GA 13FEB2012
  Minutes ago MBIQ (Meteor Bot Internet Query) Bot detected a large meteor fireball over North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Anyone that has a security camera in the area that the meteor was seen on 13FEB2012 at 01:42-01:43 EST please check your security camera captures, and IF you find video of this event please SAVE the files and contact me; Thank you!


Persons in the Whitmire, SC area please contact me if you have found a meteorite (it will have a black surface and be attracted to a magnet), a recent unexplained hole in a roof, or recent unexplained broken window. drtanuki@gmail.com
Projected Fall Location using two camera/star triangulation
 by astronomer Esko Lyytinen, Finland.
Radar information provided by Rob Matson.
Sandia Labs Sentinel Allsky camera capture by Stuart McDaniel, Lawnsdale, NC.
Security camera data provided by Clark McClure, Greensboro, NC.
(click on image to enlarge)
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NC GA SC Bolide Sighting 01:42 am 13FEB2012
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Red Circle Markers = Allsky Camera Locations
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Large meteorite produced!!!
Preliminary Estimated Fall Location - Subject to refinement!
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Preliminary analysis of this from on station data only (direction of entry from angular velocity behaviour) would give a roughly 10 kg (from my statistical model, with wide margins for) meteorite down, somewhere to the Sumter National Forest, around: 81.67 W, 34.58 N (very rough).
Coming from about az 312 with the slope (steepness) of 46 degrees. Entry velocity of 13 km/s would have the beginning at 79 km and end about 22 km.
This is very rough. But the velocity is quite low and quite sure did fall good meteorite(s).
Astronomer Esko Lyytinen, Finland

New Video Capture of the Bolide Passing Over Greensboro, NC
NC Bolide Passing Over Greensboro, NC ~01:42 am 13FEB2012
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.gif file created from security camera stills.
v.1 (c) Clark McClure / LunarMeteorite*Hunter, Tokyo, Japan
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Sonics Report Data Map
Sonics Report Map Derived from Witness Reports
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Lawndale, NC Sandia Sentinel Allsky
Date: February 13 2012
Time: 01:42 am EST /06:42:47.831 UTC
(c) 2012 STUART MCDANIEL 
video

Lawndale, NC Sandia Sentinel Allsky
Date: February 13 2012
Time: 01:42 am EST / 06:42:47.831 UTC
(c) 2012 STUART MCDANIEL

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Sighting Reports as updated:
http://thelatestworldwidemeteorreports.blogspot.com/

MBIQ (Meteor Bot Internet Query) Bot Data:

Huntersville, North Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for fireball sky charlotte nc 2-13-12.

Dallas, Georgia arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for shooting star feb 12.

Charlotte, North Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for Huge falling star.
15:50:02 -- 1 minute ago

Grovetown, Georgia arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for something big and green fell out of sky.
15:48:06 -- 3 minutes ago

Chesnee, South Carolina arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Green streak in sky 12NOV2011" by searching for green streaks in the sky.
15:47:05 -- 5 minutes ago

News Media citing my site on this story:
MSNBC TV
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46364405/ns/local_news-greenville_sc/#.TznynU5OhWI

WYFF Channel 4 TV
http://wap.wyff4.com/wap/news/text.jsp?sid=41&nid=844747232&cid=4610&scid=-1&ith=1&title=Local+News&headtitle=Local+Newshttp://www.wyff4.com/news/30442791/detail.html


Charlotte Observer newspaper
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/02/13/3009457/what-was-that-light-in-the-sky.html


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