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Major Fireball Event, Upgraded: 08/29/2013 SE USA Cleveland, TN meteorites maybe

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posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 07:31 AM
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Did anyone see it? Sonic booms heard?


NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office has upgraded its estimates of a major fireball that exploded over the southeastern USA on August 28th. Lead researcher Bill Cooke says " the fireball reached a peak magnitude of -13, brighter than a Full Moon, and cast shadows on the ground. This indicates that the meteoroid had a mass of over 50 kg (110 lbs) and was about 40 cm (16 inches) in diameter. It hit the top of Earth's atmosphere traveling 23.7 km/s (53,000 mph)."


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"As far as I know, this is the brightest event our network has observed in 5 years of operation," he continues. "There are reports of sonic booms reaching the ground, and data from 4 doppler radars indicate that some meteorites may have fallen along the fireball's ground track." (Note: The city in the ground track map is Cleveland, Tennessee, not Cleveland, Ohio.)


Have not found any news reports or any other information, just video on Space weather.com and video listing with Gannet papers.

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edit on 30-8-2013 by donlashway because: (no reason given)
edit on 8/30/2013 by semperfortis because: corrected all caps
edit on 30-8-2013 by donlashway because: fix map link
edit on 30-8-2013 by donlashway because: fix video link
edit on 30-8-2013 by donlashway because: (no reason given)
edit on 30-8-2013 by donlashway because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 07:39 AM
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Your link is broken, i fixed it.

Ground Track



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 07:44 AM
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Most of the fireballs that I have ever witnessed were not of a constant brightness like the one in the video. They got brighter gradually, almost flashed, then dimmed out.

That seems like something else.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 07:45 AM
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reply to post by shaneslaughta
 


Thanks was fixing and maybe someone else was editing at the same time, fix all caps?



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 07:52 AM
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reply to post by donlashway
 


That is a Moderator edit

You can not post in all caps on ATS



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 07:52 AM
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reply to post by butcherguy
 


It was a real event. It was pieces of a comet that we enter the debris field of every five years or so.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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reply to post by semperfortis
 


Thank you always have problems posting one way or the other.



posted on Aug, 30 2013 @ 08:52 AM
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Thanks OP, I hadn't heard any on this my fiancee live just down the road from the track on the ga side. Im in Colorado now but when I get back we are going to fire up the metal detector. She knows a lot of folks in the area so we shouldn't have any problems with trespassing. Shot another 12 miles to the east and the track would of ended in her front yard.



posted on Sep, 1 2013 @ 11:00 AM
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Could you ask your wife if she heard anything about this?
I didn't find any other links to it.
Thanks.





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