Relatos Relato 382b (Evento 382-2019)

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NomeJohn D
Grau de Experiência4/5
ObservaçõesYes. Important details I could not submit. I observed this meteor / fireball event in Texas while observing the lunar eclipse. My wife 650 miles away in Taos NM where our home is was watching the same. I was in a gravity chair on a large dark ranch outside Smithville TX looking almost straight up and a little east as I observed the full lunar excllipse. At around 10:55PM CST I observed the meteor very briefly within about 10 degrees of the eclipsed moon. Excitedly I reported my observation to my wife in Taos. She then reported to me that she had seen the same thing at about the same time and from her perspectve it was near the moon. Realizing we must have witnessed a decent sized event I went to scan radar see if anything showed up. Sure enough....a radar streak occurred right at this time. I took screenshots of the radar signature which I am happy to share. The thin line on radar ran from NW Houston across College Station and ended just south of Waco TX at a 315 degree bearing. Gettin out my Google Earth I plotted this trajectory using the radar image and sure enough it drew a line all the way to Armarillo Texas to NE NM and southern Colorado, crossing over approximately Blanca Peak CO.....all in the correct sighting line my wife would have had in Taos. Living in dark sky Taos we see a lot of meteor showers. This one looked larger yet dimmer than most and was not particularly spectacular except for the timing with the eclipse, and the fact both my wife and I saw the same event 650 miles away. My plot put the crossing about 50 miles NE from my location and about 80 NE from my wife’s location. Hope this is interesting to you. I am happy to share my radar screen shot. Best regards - John
EndereçoSmithville, TX
Latitude30° 5' 15,38'' N (30,09°)
Longitude 97° 6' 55,75'' W (-97,12°)
Hora e Duração
Data & Hora Local20/01/2019 22:55 CST
Data & Hora Universal21/01/2019 04:55 UT
Direção que se moveuDa esquerda baixa para direita alta
Ângulo de descida89°
De frente ao azimute90°
Primeiro azimute80°
Primeira elevação80°
Último azimute315°
Última elevação80°
Brilho e cor(es)
Magnitude estelar-4
CorDim White
Som Simultâneo
Som com atraso
Rastro de poeira (persistente)
Explosão no final