18th April 2011 Notes: Not Elenin

We thought we would look at the video taken on March 31st where it was suggested that the object being seen in the sky over Melbourne might perhaps be Comet Elenin.

We processed a snapshot from the video with 2 different images below to show that this could not possibly be Elenin.

Elenin is too far out , still well beyond the orbit of Mars, to be visible in our skies at this stage.

As you can see in our processed pictures below, this appears to be a large fragment of a meteor burning  up upon re-entry into our atmosphere……..  and there have been other fireballs witnessed such as over Colorado in America and Wellington in New Zealand on the same day………    our image on the right clearly shows you the heat source for this object.

Not Elenin (Click to Enlarge)

~ by sydneystargazers on April 18, 2011.

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