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Old 03-20-2007, 11:39 AM   #43
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Thumbs up One report..

This is a copy of one of the forms used to report..
I used this because it was easy to do over the internet...
it's blank on purpose

American Meteor Society -- Fireball Reporting Form
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This form is intended to be easy to fill out for anyone who has seen a fireball. Your report is important, it alerts us to potentially scientifically significant events that occur, and contributes to the general database of knowledge about meteors. Please provide as much information as you can, any items you cannot fill in, leave blank. We will contact you if we have any follow-up questions. Please note that summaries of your data will be published on our website, including your name and location of observation. If you wish to keep anonymous please supply only your first name. As for location, the nearest town will suffice, even if it lies many miles away. We will contact you if exact locations are needed.
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Contact Information
Observer's name:
Observer's e-mail (required):
Address:
Phone (home): Phone (work):
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Date of Occurrence
Please enter what we call a "double date", i.e. if you saw it before midnight on the evening of August 11th, the double date would be August 11-12. If you saw it early on the morning of December 14th, the double date would be December 13-14. This avoids ambiguities in what day it happened. Please include the year.
Date (required):
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Time of Occurrence
Time (required): AM PM 24 hour clock
Time Zone:
UTC Eastern Central Mountain Pacific Alaskan/Hawaiian
Other (Specify)
Standard time or daylight savings time? Standard Time Daylight Savings Time

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Observation Location
Please give both the name of the location and geographic coordinates if at all possible. If you do not know them, describe the location in reference to nearby cities or towns, or prominent landmarks. Please do not use local or ambiguous descriptions.
Location Name (required):
If possible, provide the geographic coordinates of the observation location.
Latitude - deg, min, sec (or decimal form):
Longitude - deg, min, sec (or decimal form):

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How bright was it?
Standard stellar magnitude scale:
If you're not familiar with the stellar magnitude system, use one of the following:
As bright as Venus
Brighter than Venus but dimmer than the 1st quarter moon
As bright as the 1st quarter moon
Brighter than the 1st quarter but dimmer than the full moon
As bright as the full moon
Brighter than the full moon
As bright as the Sun
Brighter than the Sun

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How long did it last?
Duration (in seconds):
If you're not sure, use one of the following estimations:
Less than 1 second
1 - 2 seconds
2 - 5 seconds
5 - 10 seconds
Greater than 10 seconds

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What color was it?
Color:
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In what direction did you FIRST see it?
Initial Azimuth (bearing) in degrees:
Azimuth Type: Magnetic True
If you are not familiar with determining azimuths, indicate one of the following:
Directly overhead
North
Northeast
East
Southeast
South
Southwest
West
Northwest
I'm not sure

How far above the horizon was it when it first appeared? If it appeared above an elevated horizon, please estimate the height above where the true horizon would be.
Initial Altitude in degrees:

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In what direction did you LAST see it?
Final Azimuth (bearing) in degrees:
Azimuth Type: Magnetic True
If you are not familiar with determining azimuths, indicate one of the following:
Directly overhead
North
Northeast
East
Southeast
South
Southwest
West
Northwest
I'm not sure

How far above the horizon was it when it last appeared? If it appeared above an elevated horizon, please estimate the height above where the true horizon would be.
Final Altitude in degrees:

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Did it pass directly overhead?
Yes No
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Was there a persistent train (trail) associated with it?
Some fireballs leave smoke trails or glowing "trains" after the fireball has disappeared. Did this object have one? If so, describe it as best you can.
Did the object leave a train? Yes No
How long did it last? seconds minutes
What color was the train?
How long was the train (in degrees)?
If you checked "yes" to the above, please describe the details of the train, such as whether you thought it was a either a smoke trail or a glowing train, and any changes that occurred to the train over time. unable to tell as it struck my house by falling from the skies~!!

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Was this fireball a bolide?
A bolide is a fireball that ends its visible flight in a bright terminal flash (explosion).
Did you see a terminal flash with this fireball? Yes No
If you checked "yes," please describe the details of what you saw.
only in the sense that it landed in my backyard and I have it..

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Were there sonic effects associated with it?
Some fireballs will have sounds (sonics) associated with them, divided into two types: (1) those sounds which are heard concurrently with the fireball observation (called electrophonic sounds), and (2) those sounds which are delayed, usually occurring within a few minutes after the observation (these can be sonic booms or terminal burst booms).
Did you hear any concurrent sounds associated with this fireball? Yes No
Did you hear any delayed sounds (booms) associated with this fireball? Yes No
If you checked "yes" to either of the above, please describe the details of what you heard. If the sounds were delayed, please include your best estimation of the length of time between the fireball and the sounds, and the time interval between successive booms.
I heard the noise as it struck my house..

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Remarks
Place any remarks or additional information you feel is important here:
I have this meterorite in hand..i have only touched it once..it's now covered in plastic box
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Thank you for taking the time and initiative to submit your data.


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Old 03-20-2007, 11:42 AM   #44
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Let get one...

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I kinda agree with Rodney - "Odd".

Wonder if one of the neighbor kids threw a clinker.

Pat
Pat,
I don't have any neighboors..
You're more than welcome to come and view it anytime you care to..
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:19 PM   #45
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Pat,
I don't have any neighboors..
You're more than welcome to come and view it anytime you care to..
ciao
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Here's a few pictures with a dime for references..
(I should have done this earlier..)
I would like to add this: I haven't reported this to the newspapers.
Not until I find out what and/or where it originated.
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Old 03-20-2007, 01:22 PM   #46
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If it weren't for the snow cover...you woulda missed it!

Cute little bugger ~

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Old 03-20-2007, 04:16 PM   #47
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Whatever you find out about this specimen, it'll be a great conversation piece!
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:58 PM   #48
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You should add it to the "View from your Loo" thread.
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Old 03-20-2007, 11:15 PM   #49
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You should add it to the "View from your Loo" thread.
I like that..

So far, no response from any of the agencies that a report has been submitted..One way or another, I'll keep you posted.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:41 AM   #50
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Does it bear any resemblance to anybody or anything religiously iconic?
We could start a new sect! Lol!
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:49 AM   #51
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Hello Vernon,

As Meteorite Coordinator for NAMN, Mark fwd. your email to me.
This sounds very interesting. Congratulations.
The first thing to do is to take it a college or University kn your area that has a Geology Dept.
They will be able to do tests on it to verify if it is a meteorite or not. further testing will
be able to tell you what type of meteorite it is.
Keep us updated as to what the testing reveals


Keep looking up,

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At least the email is getting thru..
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Cool Interesting..

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Does it bear any resemblance to anybody or anything religiously iconic?
We could start a new sect! Lol!
I couldn't say...

But if you willing to buy it..
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Gonna make you an offer you can't refuse....

I dare say we could come to some arrangement. But I would need provenance! If 53FlyingCloud could say it wasn't (quite literally) crap, we could talk dollars and cents! Something .99 would be good!
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Smile

Actually..
I am not even close to being serious about selling it.
(My son would "tank me" if I did.. )

At this point, I am as much mystified as the next person to it's origin.

The hard facts about it's appearances and, how it arrived from the sky above remains as stated.
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Some things are worth more than $$ cash money $$. This is one of them !

However you should be able to easily get your face value price for that gigantic dime I see in the picture !

UNH does have quite a Soils and Geology department.
Adjunct Professor Sid Pilgrim may be able to give you some direction....
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May I remind you that you were the one who brought up the subject of money!

I was merely trying to identify if there was any deeper meaning in clinker hitting your lavy roof!

At the pearly gates you may discover that it was a call to the evangelical and your dissolute lifestyle, drinking beer INSIDE an ali-can, had reserved your hot-seat on a SOB to another place

Enjoy your little piece of heaven!

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