Sunday, November 6, 2011

1491e 2011/11/04–05

1491e 2011/11/04–05 20:36:55 EDT Foxmead W window 8 ne

Meteor: Sitting watching TV in the living room, I saw a beautiful fireball out the window:

I just saw a bright fireball, at least -5 magnitude, out my west-facing window at 08:36:55 EDT. Time is within 5 seconds, as I just synched my watch with my computer. It came down very steadily, slightly angled from left to right as it fell, and disappeared behind distant hills to the west. It was pure white in colour, and seemed a little bit larger than point-sized to my naked eye.
After posting this report online, I received several replies:
Subject: Re: [RASCals] Bright fireball
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 23:18:36 -0400
From: Rob Weryk <>
Reply-To: RASCals Discussion List <>
To: RASCals Discussion List <>

Hi Geoff,

This was recorded by my software which runs the Southern Ontario 
Meteor Network.  You can view video clips from three of the 
stations here:

The event was travelling at about 14.5 km/s, ended at a height 
of 44 km, and reached a peak magnitude of at least -4.5.

  Rob Weryk 
Subject: Re: [RASC Toronto List] Re: Bright fireball
Date: Sat, 05 Nov 2011 11:40:38 -0400
From: Denis J Grey <>

Hi Geoff,

We also saw it up at the CAO last night. Very bright and also on
the western horizon so it's probably in Lake Huron.

It would definitely be on the All-Sky Camera network so let's
keep our fingers crossed.



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