21 January 2011

Meteor/Meteorite News 21JAN2011

Two Major Fireballs Over North America on January 19

by Robert Lunsford, AMS
The American Meteor Society has received 39 reports of seven separate fireball events over North America on January 19th. Two of these were widely seen events. Both of these events occurred near 21:00 EST. The first occurred over the northern Midwest and southern Canada. There is some wide scattered timing of this event and the possibility exists that this may be more than one fireball. The second occurred over the southeastern states and was seen from Florida north to North Carolina. There is good agreement for the timing plus it seems to been a bit brighter with a majority of those reporting that the peak brightness exceeded that of the full moon.
For more details please visit the AMS website at: 
Refer to reports 83 and 86.
Clear Skies!
Robert Lunsford
American Meteor Society 

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