(meteorobs) Nice variety of Fireballs occured.
epmajden at shaw.ca
Sat Oct 6 19:53:06 EDT 2007
On 6-Oct-07, at 4:06 PM, Chris Peterson wrote:
>> The cut off limit for a meteorite dropping fireball is around -6.0 or
>> brighter. One has to be careful here as high velocity Cometary
>> fireballs do not drop meteorites as these burn up in the atmosphere.
> What does that mean? Clearly, fireballs that are brighter than -6
> (either apparent or absolute) do drop meteorites sometimes. As do
> meteors that don't even reach fireball status.
What is your reference for a meteorite dropping meteor that didn't
reach fireball brightness? I guess you could be talking about
micro-meteorites that float to the ground as dust!
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