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10 September 2013

Breaking News- GA AL TN MS SC Fireball Meteor 09SEP2013 with Sonics!

GA AL TN MS SC Fireball Meteor 2018 CDT 09SEP2013
With Sonic Booms!
MBIQ indicates that this was also seen from Mississippi; no formal reports to verify yet.

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GA AL TN MS SC Fireball Meteor 2018 CDT 09SEP2013
NASA ASGARD Screen Captures and Direction of Travel
Photo courtesy of- Dr.Bill Cooke, NASA
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GA AL TN MS SC Fireball Meteor 2018 CDT 09SEP2013
Orbit of Meteoroid Indicating Cometary Debris
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Video of Fireball from Huntsville, Alabama NASA ASGARD All Sky
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GA AL TN MS SC Fireball Meteor 2018 CDT 09SEP2013
Meteor Reports
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NASA Confirms!
Monday night, at 8:18 PM Central Time, a baseball size fragment of a comet entered Earth's atmosphere above Alabama, moving southwest at a speed of 76,000 miles per hour. At such speeds, fragile cometary material will not last long - Just 3 seconds after hitting the atmosphere, the meteor disintegrated 25 miles above the town of Woodstock, producing a flash of light rivaling the waxing crescent Moon. Because it penetrated so deep into Earth's atmosphere, sonic booms were produced, which were heard by some eyewitnesses.

A montage of the fireball as seen by 5 NASA cameras in the South East is attached, along with the meteor's trajectory, which lies south of Birmingham. Also attached is a diagram showing the meteor's orbit, which extends well beyond the orbit of Jupiter and is similar to those of comets. It was not a member of any known meteor shower.

A fireball is a meteor brighter than the planet Venus - the fireball seen Monday night was 15 times brighter than Venus.

The NASA cameras observing this event are located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville; the James Smith Planetarium near Chickamauga, Georgia; the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville Georgia; and the North Georgia College Observatory near Dahlonega, Georgia.

Bill Cooke
Meteoroid Environments Office
EV44, Marshall Space Flight Center

Initial Meteor Reports to The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News-
Cassidy Atlanta, GA 20:15:00 4 sec S Bright white light with purple/orange outline. Much larger than shooting star As bright as the sun No fragmentation I could see disappeared behind a sky scraper so I couldnt watch it fall all the way

Wally Lancaster Wetumpka al USA 20:19:00 3sec E-W Bright orange Like a fireball Yes tail Biggest I've seen 200 ft in air

Elizabeth Oswald Lawrenceburg, TN USA 20:17:00 About 5 seconds I was facing East and it shot across the sky South Lit up like a green Roman candle Very bright! About like a full moon Just the trail behind it that I could tell Prettiest thing I've ever witnessed!

Kendra Reports Meteor from Trenton, GA- First Reported!
Wow! Really interesting. I live in GA -- Trenton, to be exact, which is very close to Chickamauga. Anyways, tonight (I guess a bit after 9 PM) me and three other people were out in the city watching these large bats when we seen this bright green streak fly nearby -- it didn't *look* like it was very high up or very far away, although I'm sure it really was. Anyways, it streaked green (going in an upward then downward direction) for several long seconds, then went orange and finally died out.
  We've been trying to figure out what on earth it was. Strange! It was so weird. At first I thought it was a firework, but it most definitely was not. It also didn't make any sound, but was so very bright! It looked so close, too. We don't think it was a falling star, but it's really tough because we do not know about it.
  Anyways, it was really interesting & I wonder if you guys would have any ideas what it could be? Would love to hear your thoughts. :)
Yes,  You saw one!  Did you make a wish?   Thank you Kendra!

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