Wednesday, December 25, 2013

On Dec. 24, 2013, the Sky Fireball Network reported 19 fireballs

via spaceweather.com

All Sky Fireball Network


Every night, a network of NASA all-sky cameras scans the skies above the United States for meteoritic fireballs. Automated software maintained by NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office calculates their orbits, velocity, penetration depth in Earth's atmosphere and many other characteristics. Daily results are presented here on Spaceweather.com.

On Dec. 24, 2013, the network reported 19 fireballs.
(14 sporadics, 4 December Leonis Minorids, 1 Geminid)



In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point--Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue). [Larger image] [movies]

On Dec. 23, 2013, the network reported 4 fireballs.
(4 sporadics)



In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point--Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue). [Larger image] [movies]

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