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"SONIC BOOM": reports of bright white meteorites, "strong"


Yesterday at 4.55 a lot of surprised locals witnessed something unusual in our skies.

There have been dozens of reports on a white or bright orange meteorite, followed by a "strong", like a thunder or "sonic boom", shortly after observation.

On the Facebook page of Australia Meteor Reports, administrator David Findlay wrote: "Something just happened in the north of NSW. There are many people that are starting to join. Post your comments here. ".

There were many answers.

Mitch Roberts: "There are reports of a glittering white glowing meteorite, also some weak sonic booms."

Sarah Molles: "My daughter and I heard what looked like a crazy sonic in Lismore … people from local groups say they've heard in Casino, Ballina and the surrounding area."

Zoë Harewood: "I saw it in Larnook, it was white, and probably more than three seconds I called my partner's attention. Traveling to Southeast of Larnook and it was a brilliant target. The Sonic Crazy Boy goes feel like 30 seconds. "

Philip Chilli Tsourlinis: "Lismore, Goonellabah, Nimbin, Casino, Larnook and other parts of our region heard a strong break like a thunder. It has been supported by many observations of an orange meteorite with a white tail similar to a plane that lasted five seconds. Obviously it exploded in the air. "

Kathrina Southwell: "I heard the sonic boom through the ground before feeling it. The water in my dam had ripples! I'm in Ballina in North Creek. The noise passed a few seconds."

According to the Australian Museum, small particles that become meteorites tend to oscillate between the size of a grain of sand to the size of a pea.

"When it is heated to incandescence by friction with the air in our atmosphere, it burns completely at a height of about 80 km to some 130 kilometers," explains the museum's website.

"The trace of glowing and electrically charged gas that surrounds and flows away from the meteorite is called a meteorite.

"These brief and bright streaks of light are sometimes called" trigger stars "."

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