Fireball? (fwd)

Larry Klaes (
Tue, 25 Jun 1996 16:02:10 -0400 (EDT)

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Date: Mon, 24 Jun 1996 16:27:34 -0400
Subject: Fireball?

Hello Astro....

Forst, I am a bit fuzzy on the terminology..... what is the difference
between a meteor, a fireball and a bolide?  For the purposes of this report,
I will call this a meteor.

OK, so......  Anyone else see the meteor of early Sunday morning June 23rd?
 I saw it from Hastings Michigan (north of Kalamazoo).  I believe it was
about 1:00AM EDT and it began at about azimuth 160 and elevation maybe +30
degrees.  It ended about azimuth 90 and elevation about +20 degrees  Very
bright..... maybe magnitude +3 or more, bright green with a short orangish
trail that lasted about a second.  I can't swear to it, but my memory is that
there was a small disk visible?  I was walking north but was looking at a
campsite to the southeast and I just happened to be looking right at it when
it appeared.  Spectacular!

Paul Goelz
Evanston, IL