Rare Fireball Meteor caught on Camera by Ladd Observatory in Rhode Island

 

meteorRare Fireball Meteor caught on Camera by Ladd Observatory in Rhode Island – Jan 19, 2012

“Last week, scientists at Brown University’s Ladd Observatory noticed something very unusual showing up on their overnight sky camera.

The skies in Providence were clear on January 19 when a fireball meteor appeared around 3 a.m.

The camera, mounted on the roof of Observatory rolls overnight automatically and often records expected meteor showers. But this one was a pleasant surprise.”

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2 responses to “Rare Fireball Meteor caught on Camera by Ladd Observatory in Rhode Island

  1. My wife just came back from walking the dog & was excited/scared/concerned that she had just observed “a huge flaming object moving rapidly across the night sky near ” . She said it lasted just a couple seconds and she was concerned it was going to impact in a housing tract but instead it flamed out before making impact. It was huge and on fire.
    Anyone else hear of it or see it?

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  2. ETown, where was it?

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