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Re: (meteorobs) A (somewhat) unusual meteor?



Richard,
         It's my understanding that often a meteor will pass through "thin"
and "thick" patches of the atmosphere, causing ignition and reignition.  I
have witnessed a few of these over the years (very few) and they are quite
remarkable.
Kim S. Youmans

Richard Livingstone wrote:

> Hi readers,
>
> One of the swift Perseid meteors I observed early Aug 13 vanished in the
> usual way and then seemed to reappear with two successive flashes before
> finally disappearing. Can anyone offer an explanation. (It's possible
> another meteor may have began where the former ended, so its path would be
> similar.)
>
> Thanks,
> R Livingstone
> UK
>
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