The Novato meteorite is an ordinary chondrite which entered the earth’s atmosphere and broke up at 19:44 Pacific time on 17 October 2012. The fireball created sonic booms and fragmented. This animation is a composite of 18 still photographs taken by Bay Area, Calif., resident, Bob Moreno, of the October 17 fireball.

Image credit: NASA/Robert P. Moreno Jr.

The Novato meteorite is an ordinary chondrite which entered the earth’s atmosphere and broke up at 19:44 Pacific time on 17 October 2012. The fireball created sonic booms and fragmented. This animation is a composite of 18 still photographs taken by Bay Area, Calif., resident, Bob Moreno, of the October 17 fireball.

Image credit: NASA/Robert P. Moreno Jr.


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