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Earth-grazing meteor...

Started by Rick, Jul 14, 2024, 11:18:32

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Rick

Inevitably some meteors just skim the outer edges of the Earth's atmosphere and then skip off back into space. Occasionally one comes along that spends a while (in meteor terms) doing this, and there was one earlier in the month that had a visible track extending from Austria to the Channel. Here's the latest orbital analysis of this object:

https://archive.ukmeteors.co.uk/reports/2024/orbits/202407/20240707/20240707_002746.047_UK/index.html

(If the link goes dead, let me know, as it probably means there's been more analysis done and a better orbit computed...)

Carole