The Great Daylight 1972 Fireball

The Great Daylight 1972 Fireball, or US19720810, is an Earth-grazing meteoroid which passed within 35.4 miles of the surface of the Earth at 20:29 UTC on August 10, 1972. It entered the Earth’s atmosphere in daylight over Utah (2:30 pm local time) and passed northwards leaving the atmosphere over Alberta, Canada.

Watch a pretty amazing home movie of the meteoroid that someone shot at GRTE right here. (The video is a little less dramatic than Woody Harrelson watching Yellowstone erupt in 2012.)

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4 Responses to The Great Daylight 1972 Fireball

  1. MANNY August 19, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    how the hell did cusack get in that plane

  2. daniel August 19, 2010 at 8:52 am #

    question of the year, manny.

  3. Eric August 20, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    I just visited Meteor Crater by Flagstaff. It’s nasty when these things hit the ground!

  4. Ken February 25, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    I was standing on a trail near Logan Pass (ele 6000′) in Glacier National Park the day that meteor flew over. I have a photo of the vapor trail it left.

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