Monday 29 March 2021

Meteor Photographed over Halifax


Meteor photographed over Halifax

On August 20th 1901 a fireball brighter than Jupiter was seen at Bristol and Halifax. It was photographed from Halifax by Mr C J Spencer which shows that the meteor, as it slowly penetrated the atmosphere, exhibited marked fluctuations in its light sufficient to give the trail a beaded aspect.

The meteor fell from a height of 56 to 33 miles along a path 44 miles which it traversed at a rate of about 13 miles per second.

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