Saturday, September 13, 2014

On Sep. 13, 2014 NASA reports a whopping 253 fireballs

Holy smokes!

Via Spaceweather.com

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 Sep. 13, 2014, the network reported 253 fireballs.
(250 sporadics, 3)





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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