Oct 29, 2004
- Confirmed: Meteor Passes Over Region
- Rumours have been flying thick and fast since a bright light with a short flame and trail of white behind it crossed over the
Murraylands at 10.25am on Friday. Astronomical Society of South Australia technical information officer Tony Beresford said a
meteor had been seen in areas from Renmark to Adelaide before fading out. The meteor was brighter than the full moon and left a
trail of dust which took about 10 minutes to dissipate. A sonic boom, which occurs when the meteor enters the atmosphere below
30 kilometres, was heard at Renmark and Gumeracha.