Flaring meteor 20210421_225733

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Alex Pratt

Hi Bill,

Thanks to data from NEMETODE members David Anderson (Dunure), Denis Buczynski (Tarbatness) and William Stewart (Ravensmoor) we can confirm the following: Its ground track

showing it travelled approximately S to N, descending from 97 km altitude to 66 km. It had an absolute mag. of about -3.

Its radiant was at RA 13h 34m, Dec 5.1, amongst the Virginid / antihelion source. Its Vg was slow, ~18.5 km/s – confirming your assessment!

We have a Q3-quality solar system orbit which is very similar to the alpha Virginid (AVB) stream.