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21 September 2012

MBIQ Detects MA NJ NH MD DC RI Fireball Meteor 20SEP2012

MBIQ Detects MA NJ NH MD DC RI Fireball Meteor ~22:40 20SEP2012
This event MAY have produced a meteorite according to (unpublished) sampled data set.  Indications are that this was a bright long duration event.

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Initial Reports:
20SEP2012 PKelly Auburn, nh, USA 22:40:00 2sec N-E Brite white and orange bright firework like Yes Twin tails

20SEP2012 Todd James Portsmouth, RI, USA 2245 EST 4 to 5 seconds South to North Initially white, turned orange, then turned greenish-blue as it got low on horizon Like a flare but definately not a flare. Yes, from the "ball" itself. The tail was approximately 5 times longer than the ball itself. The tail remained a bright white even though the ball changed color.  Was definately not the typical "shooting star".

Email:
Massachusetts fireball
My wife and daughter just got home. About 15 minutes ago, around 0230
UTC, while driving to the north on a road aligned north/south, they
saw an extremely bright fireball pass overhead from south to north,
disappearing below the northern horizon in front of them. They
described is as bright white, brighter than a full moon, large in
appearance, leaving what appeared to be a smoke trail. The
observation was made at approximately 71 deg 10.5 min W 42 deg 6 min
N. They perceived the light from behind them before sighting the
meteor as it passed overhead. It was moving somewhat slowly. Duration
of the passage was approximately 15 seconds.
It would likely have also been visible in New Hampshire.
Richard Kramer - posted on meteorobs list
Thank you Richard for your fine report!

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Other event ~ 01:00 20SEP2012
20SEP2012 Charles Vartanian Jefferson Township, NJ  1:04 AM EST 4 seconds I was facing northwest. It appeared to be slowly dropping or moving direcly down and away. Direction the fireball or meteor was travellingh was probably northwest. Bright white with a bit of other color. No sound heard but we experienced a brief power outage about 30 seconds after I saw it. 8 times Venus brightness. Yes. I think it was heading away towards the northwest but falling rapidlly till below the horizon.

MBIQ Partial Sampled Data:
Walpole, Massachusetts arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for i think i saw a shooting star tonight 9/20/2012.
11:56:05 -- 51 minutes ago

Basking Ridge, New Jersey arrived from search.yahoo.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: Nashua, NH Meteor? 24NOV2011" by searching for meteor nh.
12:10:15 -- 38 minutes ago

Bedford, New Hampshire arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News: New Hampshire Fireball 13?APR2010" by searching for meteor strike nh.
12:21:49 -- 27 minutes ago

Bel Air, Maryland arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for fireball in the sky september 2012.
12:32:07 -- 17 minutes ago

Clifton, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News" by searching for meteor over new jersey.
12:37:00 -- 12 minutes ago


2012 THE Year of Meteors!

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