Re: Fireball? (fwd)

Thu, 27 Jun 1996 02:56:23 -0400 (EDT)

> 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.

I think this is what I recall reading about the subject. 
A meteor is what you normally see.
A fireball is a very bright meteor. Brighter than, say, Venus, with a trail.
A bolide is an exploding fireball.  

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