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Ontario university astronomers capture basketball-sized meteor on video

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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 12:38 PM

LONDON, Ont. - Astronomers from the University of Western Ontario have released rare video of a meteor that travelled through the evening sky east of Toronto earlier this week.

Although the bright fireball appeared near the peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower, astronomers say it's unrelated to that shower.

Six cameras belonging to Western's Southern Ontario Meteor Network captured the slow-moving fireball shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday.

The meteor — estimated to be no bigger than a basketball — was first spotted over Lake Erie then moved toward the north-northeast ending just south of the town of Selwyn, Ont.

Astronomers say it likely dropped small meteorites east of Selwyn near the eastern end of Upper Stony Lake.

Winnipeg Free Press

I just saw this on the news and thought I'd post it for those of you who might enjoy it. Always nice to see these things get picked up on camera, even nicer when it's caught by cameras set out exactly for this.

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posted on Dec, 14 2011 @ 12:42 PM
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Explanation: S&F!

This needs more attention!

Personal Disclosure: Bumped for Justice!

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