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26 October 2012

NC GA TN Fireball Meteor 26OCT2012

NC GA TN Fireball Meteor approximately 01'25 am 26OCT2012
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Very bright event at 05:24:38 UTC on October 26 (1:24:38 AM EDT), rivalling Moon.

Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 
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Very bright event at 05:24:38 UTC on October 26 (1:24:38 AM EDT), rivalling Moon.

Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 
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Very bright event at 05:24:38 UTC on October 26 (1:24:38 AM EDT), rivalling Moon.

Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 
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Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 

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Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center 

NASA Report by Dr. Bill Cooke-
Very bright event at 05:24:38 UTC on October 26 (1:24:38 AM EDT), rivalling Moon. Flash seen by our cameras even through dense clouds
Trajectory analysis indicates this could be a South Taurid (a bit on the fast side). Details are:
Speed: 36.0 +/- 2 km/s
Radiant coordinates: 44.0 +/- 2 deg RA, 17.0 +/- 0.5 deg Dec
Start location: 83.872 W, +34.517 at an altitude of 102.9 km
*End location: 83.940 W, +34.599 at an altitude of 72.9 km
End location is the last point we could determine before the flare got so huge it was impossible to determine the center of light. The meteor lasted several frames beyond this.
Probably too fast and too high to produce meteorites, but I will wait to see if there is a doppler signature.
Regards,
Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center

Initial Meteor Sighting Reports-
26OCT2012 Justin troester Charlotte, nc 120 am 12 seconds Southeast it fell Orange fire red... Tail was huge, the moon looked like a dime compared to it Little less than the sun Nor that I saw Biggest one I have ever seen

26OCT2012 ReneeC Alcoa, TN, USA 0128 EST 5-10sec unknown white then a multicolor burst moon yes none

26OCT2012 Colt Tallant Cuming, Georgia, United States 1:29am EST less than five seconds. appeared at approximately magnetic north, traveled North by Northwest. bright white, like a magnesium flame. brighter than the moon, which is very bright out tonight no parts falling off it was so bright when it first appeared I thought my back yard was about to be struck by lightning. After it passed there was a vapor trail visible in the sky.

26OCT2012 Brad S Newnan, GA Approximately 5:30 GMT (1:30 Eastern) Few seconds from flash to trail disappearing. I was on motorcycle facing East. Bright flash and trail was to North with trail going northwest. Short white trail disappeared after a few seconds. Did not see meteor itself. Saw very bright flash that illuminated entire sky like a large flash of lightning. Looked up to see disappearing white trail to the north. Not that I saw, but did not see it directly. Very bright flash. have never seen one that bright before.

26OCT2012 Robert MacKenzie Pinehurst, NC  USA 0100 hrs. 6 sec NW-E very bright with flames and smoke trail Venus yes Objest did not appear to originate from the area of Orion

All sighting reports can be viewed at-
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2012 THE Year of Meteors!

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