The Queen's-RASC Fireball Centre is one node in a network of reporting centres under the umbrella of the Meteorites and Impacts Advisory Committee (MIAC) to the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) .
If your location was outside of the Kingston region, please enter the information on the National MIAC Fireball Report Form. National reports can also be faxed to (403) 284-0074 or emailed to email@example.com.
For more information, see also the North American Meteor Network (NAMN), the International Meteor Organization (IMO), the Dutch Meteor Society (DMS), Space Guard Canada and Peter Brown's (UWO) home page. US Air Force Press Releases which list satellite observations of fireballs can be found here.
Fireballs which deeply penetrate the atmosphere can produce delayed, thunderous sounds. The time delay between the light and sound gives an estimate of the distance to the event (just like lightning/thunder). In addition, there are sometimes reports of simultaneous sound from fireball observers. For some interesting information on simultaneous sounds, see Geophysical Electrophonics or Abnormal Sounds Produced by Meteors .
Canadian Meteorite Catalogue
AUG 23, 1996 (EDT) FIREBALL
Jan 18, 2000 8:45 a.m. (PST) Tagish Lake fireball near Whitehorse, Yukon
Last Updated: November 26, 2001