Meteorite Lights Up Sky Over Frazier Park

FRAZIER PARK, CA (February 21, 2013 at 11:08 p.m.)—Scott Robinson (a trustee with the El Tejon Unified School District) made an unusual "Sighting" report last night: a meteor. Here it is:

We saw it as we where exiting the southbound Interstate-5 freeway at Frazier Mountain Park Road (at 10:35 p.m.) coming home from our anniversary night out. My wife and I observed a brilliant light as it streaked downwards traveling from SouthEast to NorthWest. It was bluish/greenish/white in color as fragments from a meteorite entering the earths atmosphere were falling away in the large trail of white light.

We saw it for approximately 3-4 seconds before disappearing behind the south slope of Frazier Mountain. It was an incredible sight, to say the least. It reminded me of the one that fell in Russia a few days ago in the Ural Mountains. Fortunately it was not as destructive or as large!


This is part of the February 15, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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