posted on Nov, 29 2018 @ 05:59 PM
originally posted by: Sabrechucker
a reply to: TritonTaranis
I find it odd no debris was found or noise heard, it seemed close. They still may find it though
As TritonTaranis said above, maybe it completely burned up.
In addition, even if a part of it survived to the ground (and most don't; most burn up virtually completely), the peice that landed may have landed
many miles away from where the fireball was spotted -- sometimes hundreds of miles away.
A case in point is a famous meteorite known as the "Peekskill Meteorite", the fireball from which I was lucky enough to witness for myself mack in
1992. The Peekskill Meteorite is so named because it hit the ground in Peekskill, New York (actually hit a the rear of car parked in a driveway).
However, prior to hitting the ground, it's fireball was witnessed streaking through the sky hundreds of miles away from Kentucky, to Virginia, and
through Pennsylvania (I was in Pennsylvania when I saw it).
It should be noted that if a medium-to-small meteor does make it to the ground to become a meteorite (an "meteorite" is the term reserved for a meteor
that survives to the ground) the fireball eventually stops glowing a while before it lands. As most people are aware, the glowing from a meteor comes
from heat caused by the friction caused as the atmosphere slows it down from 10s of thousands of miles an hour to just a couple of hundred miles per
hour. That is to say, eventually the thick air will slow it down enough cause it to be moving at only terminal velocity -- which is not fast enough
to be glowing...
...Therefore, if it did hit the ground, it was probably not a glowing fireball while it was traveling through the air near the landing site. And
conversly, if you saw it glowing, you may have been too far away from wherever it potentailly might have landed. When a fireball glows, it may look
close, but it is often 20, 30, or more miles up in the air.
And even if it did land somehwere, it's possible that it landed without doing much damage.
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