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Old 06-03-2018, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Possible meteor impact event?

Did we witness a possible meteor impact event?

https://www.businessinsider.co.za/se...otswana-2018-6
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:54 PM   #2
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Possible - but it could also have exploded at low altitude, near the horizon of the camera.
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:09 PM   #3
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 Possible - but it could also have exploded at low altitude, near the horizon of the camera.
My thoughts too.
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:11 PM   #4
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 My thoughts too.

At least, it should be possible to find evidence, even if it did not form a crater. Unless it ended up in Zimbabwe of course. Nothing escapes from there.
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:24 PM   #5
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According to a quick Google Map measurements, the location where the footage was captured from (Ottosdal) is located 27 miles from a point halfway between Hartebeesfontein and Coligny, and 54 miles between Lichtenburg and Mahikeng.

From https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/20...ck-north-west/
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According to the Suburban Control Centre, one meteorite had fallen between Lichtenburg and Mahikeng‚ and the one in the video had fallen between Hartebeesfontein and Coligny‚ eNCA reported.
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:32 PM   #6
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 At least, it should be possible to find evidence, even if it did not form a crater. Unless it ended up in Zimbabwe of course. Nothing escapes from there.
I laughed at that "Nothing escapes from there."

So true.
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