Bright September Meteor


Marshall Space Flight Center PAO Steve Roy was out jogging early Friday morning with his dogs, Lilly and Scout, when he couldn’t help but notice this bright meteor low in the eastern sky.

 

Also seen by NASA’s all sky meteor cameras at MSFC and in Chickamauga, GA, the meteor was located above the Atlanta area, some 180 miles away from where he was running.


Moving at 97,500 miles per hour, it disintegrated in a flash of light 45 miles above the ground. You can watch the meteor as captured by the cameras at the Marshall Space Flight Center: 
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=18616453 

and also as seen by the camera at Chickamauga:
https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=18616422.

Images/movies courtesy of Bill Cooke, NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

1 thought on “Bright September Meteor”

  1. I believe I saw another bright one this morning (9/28/2010) at 5:30 am cdt. Northwest of Montgomery.

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