Fireball Events

The Grimsby Meteorite [25-Sept-2009]

Orbital Animation


This animation shows the relative orbits of the small asteroid ("20090926") and the Earth (in green) prior to its collision with the Earth, rotated to show a three-dimensional view of the inner solar system. The animation is then run forward in time such that the small asteroid collides with the Earth; we are then shown the "asteroid's-eye" view as it approaches the rotating Earth until collision. The red dots distributed throughout southwest Ontario are the all-sky camera locations, with the final dot representing the possible meteorite fall area southeast of Hamilton, Ontario. Animation credit David Clark, UWO: dclark56 at