n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Spectacular meteor over the Northern Province : news notes

Volume 69, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



A very bright meteoric event took place over the northern parts of South Africa and southern Botswana / Zimbabwe on Saturday, 21 November 2009 at around 23h00. It was widely seen, as far north as Gweru, Zimbabwe, Durban in the south and Boshof in the west. A few surveillance cameras recorded footage of the actual meteor while others showed their night scene turn into "day" and shadows tracking the movement of the source.

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