Re: Probably OT: fallen object

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Wed Mar 30 2011 - 09:02:32 UTC

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    Op 30-3-2011 10:37, Robert Holdsworth schreef:
    > Some time between approximately 2300 to 2320   New Zealand Daylight Time
    > (1000 to 1020 UTC) ON 29 March 2011  a bright multi coloured fast moving
    > falling object was observed over a large part of the North Island and some
    > of the Northern South Island of New Zealand.
    > I have checked for any indication of the possibility of satellite decay at
    > around that time but come up with nothing, so I guess it was probably a
    > meteor.  If anyone has  information which suggests anything to the contrary,
    > please let me know.
    
    Description in this news article:
    
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/4825382/Meteor-explodes-over-North-Island
    
    ....point to a meteor (especially the short duration of ~4 seconds, and other 
    textual indications that it was very fast, and travelled a large part of the sky).
    
    - Marco
    
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