The Tetons Meteor, A Near Miss - Video

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The Tetons Meteor, A Near Miss

This is a short home movie from the Tetons filmed in the summer of 1972.  The meteor was moving north over the Rocky Mountains from the U.S. Southwest to Canada on August 10, and was filmed by a tourist at the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming with an 8-millimeter color movie camera

This meteor was supposed to have ended its life in a Hiroshima-atomic bomb like blast, but it never hit the ground.  It continued to fly 58km above the ground and grazed Earth's atmosphere for about 100 seconds, before skipping out and going back into its orbit around the sun.
 

The Tetons Meteor, A Near Miss

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