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Scientists Seeking Meteorite Footage w/ Dr Michele Bannister: July 25, 2022

Scientists Seeking Meteorite Footage w/ Dr Michele Bannister: July 25, 2022

Scientists Seeking Meteorite Footage w/ Dr Michele Bannister: July 25, 2022 Scientists Seeking Meteorite Footage w/ Dr Michele Bannister: July 25, 2022, 18.32 MB
Monday, July 25, 2022

A meteor’s sonic boom was heard across South Canterbury at around 8:00pm on Thursday night. It didn’t take long for reports to come through on social media by people from across the South Island. The arrival was caught by at least four specialised meteorite detection cameras, as well as on CCTV and by at least one lucky astrophotographer.

This is New Zealand’s second meteorite this month. On July 7th, a meteor crashed near Wellington during the day with a force equivalent to 1,800 tonnes of TNT, creating a sonic boom heard across New Zealand. Two weeks on, Canterbury experienced its own meteor strike.

Joe spoke to Dr Michele Bannister, a Senior Lecturer from the University of Canterbury, on the matter