[meteorite-list] NP Article, 09-1922 Meteor Discharges Gas In Its Flight
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Fri Jul 4 10:29:33 EDT 2003
Paper: Gettysburg Times
City: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 1922
Meteor Discharges Gas In Its Flight
Explosion Shatters Windows and Fumes Almost Overpower New Jersey Residents
Asbury Park, NY - A meteor, discharging gases flashed through space to
the south of here and disappeared in a thunderous roar, frightening
residents of many coast towns.
Window panes in residents in Tools River were shattered by the explosion,
and the gases, polluting the atmosphere for more then a quarter of an
hour, compelled the residents to hold dampened handkerchuefs to their
nostrils. In Lakehurst many of the buildings were shaken, but the
gases were not noticed.
The astmospheric phenomenom is said to have last for about a minute.
Only a tiny streak of light at first, it became beautifully colored as it
neared earth and at times appeared to halt momentarily in space,
adopt a new course, then zig-zag back again.
The meteor fell into the sea, about a mile off shore, at Seaside Park,
35 miles south of here, with an explosion that shook residences
and threw spray to a great height. Volumes of steam then arose,
and drilling ashore, nauseated many.
The meteor is described as having the appearance of a gigantic
airplane on fire.
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