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Kosice - On February 28, 2010



OBSERVED FALL

On February 28, 2010, around 10:24 PM, in the middle-east Slovakia, the luminous bolide has appeared in the sky. Cloudy and rainy weather made it impossible to register this phenomenon by the European Fireball Network. The bolide has reached at least -18 mag. maximum brightness. When it comes to shakes, they were registered in a few seismic stations – in Slovakia, Hungary and Poland (P. Kalenda, CzASO). Meteorite fall area was being calculated, basing on two records from cameras operating in Hungary (A. igaz, HAA) J. Borovička (CZAS). At the beginning of March, 2010, the first expedition, organized by Slovaks, did set off. The first meteorite (27.2 g) was found on March 20, 2010 by J. Toth on north-west from Košice, (west Slovakia). The biggest piece was of weight 2.2 kg.

When we have heard about meteorite fall in the neighbouring country, we decided to immediately go there. At the beginning of April, 2010, we were already at the place where the Košice meteorite did fall. We have spent 6 months researching, only with short breaks to regenerate. Unfortunately, the terrain was truly demanding and not easy to explore. Meteorites fell close to the Vysny Klatow village, on mountainous terrain covered with dense forests. In some places bushes, brambles and big cliffs were making it very difficult to search. Also, we cannot forget about few bites of ticks. Despite these difficulties, we have managed to find and save from destruction, which would be caused by a harsh climate, some extraordinary specimens. Most of meteorites were lying under tough coating of leaves – if not a special equipment, it would not be possible to find them.



 

 

 

 


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