Meteor -100 times bright than the moon!

October 7th, 2009 at 9:25 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

Ground track and projected meteorite fall area for the September 25th Grimsby fireball <–Click the map to enlarge.  A meteor “100 times brighter than the full moon” lit up the skies in southern Ontario the evening of Sept. 25th. Check out the video here. The meteor was said to be about the size of a tricycle as it entered the atmosphere and there is a chance fragments could have reached the ground.  Seven all-sky cameras from Western’s Southern Ontario Meteor Network (SOMN) recorded the brilliant fireball at 9:03 PM.  In Canada, meteorites belong to the owner of the land upon which they are discovered.  The meteor was first detected at an altitude of about 63 miles above the ground.

4 Responses to “Meteor -100 times bright than the moon!”

  1. direfloyd (SE Mich) says:

    Cool vid!

  2. Rob Dale says:

    Hmm… I wonder how much work it’d be to set up a similar camera and throw it on a cheap PC…

  3. Slim Jim(nw GR) says:

    Just seeing if my new look is on LOL

  4. Didn’t we have a large meteor go over MI in the early 60s?

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