(meteorobs) Fireball over SW USA ..and ANOTHER!

stange stange34 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 20 01:05:11 EST 2009

2153 PST tonight, moments ago. Another big one in the same area. Looks like 
S.Calif. is a fireball magnet lately, this being the third in one day.

(will post picture & movie on website in an hour)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Lunsford" <lunro.imo.usa at cox.net>
To: "Global Meteor Observing Forum" <meteorobs at meteorobs.org>
Sent: 2009/01/19 15:33
Subject: (meteorobs) Fireball over SW USA

> The American Meteor Society has received over two dozen reports of a
> brilliant fireball occurring over southern California. The event occurred 
> at
> 5:33pm PST on January 18 (01:33 UT Jan 19) and was widely observed over 
> the
> southern half of California, western Nevada, and western Arizona 
> (including
> the Phoenix area).
> There are a wide range of magnitude estimates but we can safely assume 
> this
> object was at least as bright as the full moon, magnitude -13.
> Summaries of these reports may be viewed on the AMS website at:
> http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball/fireball_log2009.html
> See event #42.
> Clear Skies!
> Robert Lunsford
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