Exploring abrupt climate change induced by comets and asteroids during human history

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  1. Correction – The first one is not in Korkino, but in Yetluk.

    I know. I found the exact street and positions in the video.

  2. I didn’t have the name of the street before, but now I do. It is called Novaya ulitsa, a N-S street in Yetluk.

  3. That first video is the one I was able to determine the heading of the meteor. At one point (about 0:25), the cameraman stops, points the camera to the view shown by George, then pans UP and over, to the other end of the trail, with another building right where another alignment can be determined.

    The heading was 279.0°. I am confident I have it within within 0.25°.

  4. Don’t you worry
    About a thing…
    ‘Cause every little thing
    is going to be alright.

    Im trying to figure out how wide that plume got. It obviously kept growing after the visitor was no longer present (half vaporized and half escaped). Looks like a couple of miles wide before it stopped growing. I’m also still wondering how much lower the fireball fragment got than the flyby piece.

    All of the angles have problems with this determination – too close and the angle from underneath is wrong after passage and it was too bright during passage – too far and refractive gradient makes it mostly guess work. Too late and the plumes have migrated and become entrained with each other.

    I just keep thinking 3 minutes is a long way for a shock wave to travel and still deliver substantial energy.


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