Re: Discriminating re-entries from meteoric fireballs

Larry Klaes (
Fri, 12 Jul 1996 11:26:37 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 12 Jul 1996, Robert H. McNaught, Anglo-Australian Observatory wrote:

> Whilst solar-system debris can collide with the atmosphere tangentially, this
> is a relatively rare event and few meteoric fireballs would last more than
> about 30 seconds.  The vast majority lasting under 10 seconds.

Don't forget the grazer over North America on August 10, 1972.  It was
captured on film by a US military satellite and numerous cameras on the