Bovedy

bovedy

Specimen of Bovedy meteorite showing well-developed chondrules image: Virtual  Microscope; specimen: Natural History Museum

Type – Ordinary Chondrite L3

Fell 25th April 1969

Location – Bovedy, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Total known weight 5.46kg

Circumstances – A fireball was widely seen over England, Wales and Ireland along with associated sonic booms. Remarkably some of these sounds were recorded on tape by Eileen Brown who was in her garden recording birdsong at the time. Bovedy is known for its numerous, well-defined chondrules and is a beautiful example of a type 3 chondrite.

Information compiled by BIMS

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