Meteor or Not?
August 20, 2009 3 Comments
Below are a collection of YouTubevideos of meteors and phenomenon that are mistaken for meteors. First some real, albeit very bright, meteors or fireballs.
1972 Daylight Fireball
1992 Peekskill Meteorite
The next few videos are related to meteors but involve the re-entry of man-made spacecraft rather than small natural bodies.
Jule Verne Re-Entry
Russian Rocket Re-Entry
The final video is of an object going up into space rather then coming down. This is of a rocket launch from the USAF Vandenberg AFB in southern California. I have seen a few of these launches from Tucson. Even though we’re 100s of miles away, launches can be easy to see if the lighting is right.