|Basic information||Name: Bovedy|
This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: Yes
Year fell: 1969
Country: United Kingdom
Mass: 5.46 kg
This is 1 of 555 approved meteorites classified as L3. [show all]
Search for other: L chondrites (type 3), L chondrites, Ordinary chondrites (type 3), and Ordinary chondrites
Writeup from MB 46:
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FALL OF BELFAST STONY METEORITE, GREAT BRITAIN
The place of fall or discovery: Near Belfast, Northern Ireland, Great Britain
Date of fall or discovery: FALL, April 25, 1969, at 21h 25m GMT.
Class and type: STONY, chondrite.
Number of individual specimens: 3.
Total weight: About 8 kg.
Circumstances of the fall or discovery: The fireball was seen all the way from Sussex through London, Doncaster and Yorkshire to Northern Ireland toward Belfast. It was moving from ESE to W NW very rapidly. There was a swishing noise and people reported explosions. The largest fragment of the meteorite weighing 7,400 g was found near the village of F ilrea, Londonderry County. Searches are being conducted.
Source: Information Reports No. 516-518, 520, 523-526 of the Center for Shortlived P1 enomena of the Smithsonian Institution, Cambridge, USA.
|References:||Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 46, Moscow (1969) reprinted Meteoritics 5, 85-109 (1970)|
This is 1 of 2 approved meteorites from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
This is 1 of 22 approved meteorites from United Kingdom (plus 23 unapproved names)
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