Possible B.C. meteorite captured on surveillance videos


spaminator
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Possible B.C. meteorite captured on surveillance videos
CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 07:50 AM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 02:15 PM EDT
VANCOUVER — Mounties answered dozens of calls Monday night due to a possible meteorite strike in south-central British Columbia.
Numerous people took to social media to say they heard a sonic boom and a fireball hit the ground at about 10 p.m.
Police received calls from Nelson, the Okanagan, the Comox Valley and as far as Calgary to the east.
RCMP Staff Sergeant Troy Gross said it’s a little out of the ordinary for so many people across such a large area to call about a single thing.
“Of course we have no idea what it is, but I’m assuming it’s probably a meteor shower. It’s obviously bright enough for people all over to see it.”
One Twitter use said the event “definitely” shook their house in Nelson while another reported a “very bright flash” followed by a “large bang” about four minutes later.
A resident in Creston reported seeing a “huge green flash in the sky” followed by an orange fireball then a sonic boom that shook the house.
Gross said he hopes the experts can determine just what happened in order to satisfy everyone’s curiosity. (CKNW, News1130)
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Johnnny
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What do you expect?

Between us and Russia, this stuff should be expected.
 
Cliffy
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NASA/JPL's Centre for Near Earth Objects has released the data on the Kootenay meteor.
Impact Energy: .13 Kilotons (Equal to 130,000 kg of TNT)
Blast Altitude: 36km
Velocity: 14.7km per second
Peak Brightness: Latitude - 49.3N Longitude - 116.9W
Image is Google Map showing where peak brightness occurred. Other reports place impact of debris around Meadow Creek area.
You can check out all of the meteor hits recorded over the past 30 years here: https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/fireballs/