Meteorite Action!

Wednesday April 14, 2010 Mifflin (U.S.A)

This evening, Nathan Alf was taking some pictures for a class project when he captured the photo of a lifetime "I was taking pictures of the grass then I looked over, I turned it over really quick and as I took the picture I was watching it happen right up in this sky. The fact that it was glowing green kind of freaked me out a little bit. Once I figured out that it was probably like a meteor or something I was just excited and amazed" Just after 22h the fall, meteorite was found.
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Saturday January 17, 2009 Maribo (Denmark)

6 weeks after the fireball observed in Northern Europe, and several days spent on field, Thomas Grau perform feat to find a unique, 25 gr, carbonaceous chondrite on Lolland's island in Denmark. Indeed, according to meteor's trajectory, there was a high probability that it falls in the Baltic Sea. In addition to hundreds eyewitness and noise report, fireball was caught on a surveillance video camera in Sweden and on an all sky camera in Netherlands.
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Saturday April 06, 2002 Neuschwanstein (Germany)

22h 20 two luminous flares illuminate successively the sky of Bavaria; a few minutes later, five deafening detonations are heard. The phenomenon is observed in Germany, Austria and even France.The bolide fell into the zone of the systematic observation stations of the EN Fireball network, 10 cameras of it (8 German, 1 Austrian, 1 Czech) caught the event and also 3 radio and 2 infrason stations, and seismographs, it revealed to us its origin and destiny.Fortunate discovery: it had the same orbit as meteorite of Pribram, which fell on April 7, 1959! For the first time an asteroid stream was shown to exist!
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Saturday February 05, 1977 Innisfree (Canada)

Thirteen year-old Brendalee Walker witnesses:"It was approximately 7:15 pm. 5 February, 1977, and I was standing outside of the farmhouse, near the woodbox.[...] I was looking north and I saw what appeared to be car lights shining off our gas tank, and when I looked up the whole east sky was lit up. There was a large spark and about six little ones trailing, [...] They were all pure and very bright..."This bolide have been also photographed by MORP network,the Canadian network of cameras, and became thus the third meteorite, after Lost City and Pribram, of which one was able to deduce its orbit.
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Saturday January 03, 1970 Lost City (U.S.A)

A story of discovery: "Within 4 days of the event, the SAO's team predict the impact area. In these winter's days, snow falls and roads are closed.On afternoon of 9th, 700m has calculate, on the road, a directed meteorite, 9.83 kg, was found!A second was recovered by Philip Halpain in his pasture, 272 g, on 17th. And a third! 6.6 kg! on february 2 , the meteorite have also a fusion crust and some flow lines. Mr. Rufus Yaeger resides 600 m of the site, the evening on 3rd, he saw three red lights and heard sonic boom, he says to heard like something heavy hitting the ground, but it seems unlikely that he perceived this noise. Then last piece, 640 g, on May 4.
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Tuesday April 07, 1959 PrÝbram (Czech Republic)

Pribram is the first photographed terrestrial fall of a meterorite in all the history of the science of meteorites!The photograph was taken from the Ondrejov observation station in the Czech Republic.Thanks to this photographic technique it was finally possible to determine with precision the origin and falling point of a meteorite
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