Daytime Fireball, 27 April 2022

Seen any good fireballs lately?
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Christopher K.
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Daytime Fireball, 27 April 2022

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At approximately 8:04am Central Daylight Time on Wednesday the 27th, dozens of witnesses . This fireball must have had an extreme level of intrinsic brightness, as the Sun had risen at 6:24am. Witnesses were in the local area as well as Gretna, New Iberia, Lafayette, Tichnor (in Arkansas), Jackson and Laurel and Hattiesburg (all in Mississippi), and at the Stennis Space Center. Reports have poured in to the American Meteor Society and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
artbarrios
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Re: Daytime Fireball, 27 April 2022

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Any all sky cameras still in operation around town? Maybe one captured this.
Christopher K.
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Re: Daytime Fireball, 27 April 2022

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Hi, Art!

A relatively new BRAS member (and past President) named Steven Tilley has an all-sky camera on family property. I'm not quite sure where it's located, and I haven't had an opportunity to talk to him since the event. Steven is very much into comet astrometry, but he also is interested in establishing an all-sky camera at HRPO.

I don't know if Mike's all-sky camera is still in operation.
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Re: Daytime Fireball, 27 April 2022

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Meteorites in Mississippi reported after loud fireball overhead

Meteorites are turning up in Mississippi following a fireball over the state on April 27.

Linda Welzenbach-Fries was among the people on the ground who spotted the rocks originating from a small body in space, while accompanying her husband Marc Fries, a meteorite expert at NASA Johnson Space Center's astromaterials branch.

"Marc and I, along with a host of scientists from around the country, will be studying these rocks over the next months," Welzenbach-Fries, a science writer at Rice University in Texas, told Space.com by email. The husband-wife duo made the first two official finds of at least three confirmed in the region.

Read more: https://www.space.com/meteorites-missis ... rock-finds
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