THE WEEK OF FIREBALLS…..AND A CLOSE SHAVE?!
Photo By: Angela McClain of Jewett Ohio; CLICK photo for full size and see below for related links and resources.
This is a beautiful photo of the September 28, 2013 fireball over Ohio. In the last few weeks there have been four reported fireballs in the United States alone. What’s not known for sure if it has anything to do with the September 30, 2013 near-miss of a 15 meter asteroid that passed Earth within only 11,300 km. which is similar to the Chelyabinsk Russia meteor that air burst above the city. It was discovered on Friday night by a team at Moscow State University.
Here’s a quick informal write up of Solar System Object Classifications that I pulled together a few weeks ago: https://danspace77.com/solar-system-objects/
American Meteor Society (AMS) page for this photo: http://www.amsmeteors.org/photos/?photo_id=495
American Meteor Society (AMS) news: http://www.amsmeteors.org/articles/
Reports of a near-miss asteroid: http://en.ria.ru/science/20130930/183845808/Russian-Scientists-Report-Asteroid-Near-Miss.html
Russia Today news on the near-miss: http://rt.com/news/asteroid-russia-near-earth-530/