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Re: C. B. Moore's '49 Sighting

From: David Rudiak <DRudiak@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 13:12:50 EST
Fwd Date: Mon, 04 Jan 1999 15:22:16 -0500
Subject: Re: C. B. Moore's '49 Sighting

>From: David Rudiak <DRudiak@aol.com>
>Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 22:10:29 EST
>?Fwd Date: Mon, 04 Jan 1999 11:47:33 -0500
>Subject: Re: C. B. Moore's '49 Sighting

>Most extraordinary, however, was the enormous range and duration
>of the fireballs. Chance placed the minimum flight path at 2400
>miles, requiring 4 to 5 minutes for each object to cover its
>entire observed track. In 1968, John O'Keefe in the R.A.S.C.
>Journal reported more historical data showing that the event
>actually extended some 6000 miles, from Brazil to western
>Canada. At the upper end of estimated speed of 10 miles/second
>or 36,000 mph, this required 10 minutes of transit time. At the
>lower end of the speed spectrum of 5 miles/second, which also
>seemed to best-fit the seeming constant-altitude circular
>trajectory of the fireball train (according to British meteor
>expert M. Davidson), a transit time of 20 miles would be needed.

Obviously "a transit time of 20 miles" should instead read "a
transit time of 20 minutes."  Sorry for the error.

David Rudiak

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