Petersburg Pilot -

Fireball passed overhead from the Northeast

 

Courtesy Marc Fries, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston

The blue line in the Google Earth image shows the direction of the camera lens, facing towards the bright flash, from the harbor security camera. The trajectory of the fireball track runs from the NE to SW (roughly) along the red line in this image. 

Marc Fries a scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. continues his work to track the Petersburg fireball, which passed over Petersburg early on Saturday, Nov. 21. Fries told the Pilot, via email on Wednesday, "I've been able to find the location of the camera at the harbor with sufficient accuracy to plot the azimuth from the camera towards the fireball.  Shadows from the fireball are clearly visible in that camera image. The blue line in the Google Earth image is the direction towards the bright flash," explained Fries. The Pilot sent Fries copies of the harbor video surve...



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