Posted by Jorge Namour
September 22, 2010 at 9:29am
Around 09:01 pm MDT, a dazzling fireball
glided across the skies of New Mexico and
west Texas. "We’ve been getting a lot of
calls in the newsroom about an object –
maybe a meteorite – falling from the sky,"
says Peter St. Cyr of KOAT TV in
Albuquerque. An all-sky camera outside Santa
Fe caught the object in flight.
"It took 23 seconds to cross the sky and was
nearly as bright as the full Moon," says Thomas Ashcraft, who operates the
camera. "The fireball made a sonic boom loud enough to be heard inside above fan
noise and household din. At first I thought it was thunder."