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Wow, what a meteor!
Old 10-18-2005, 06:17 AM   #1
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Wow, what a meteor!

This morning while walking, I saw the brightest, longest lasting meteor I have ever seen. You didn't have to look for it!

I caught something really bright in my peripheral vison, and turned to face it while walking. Facing South, it was coming down at about a 45 degree angle from the West. Very very bright, and big.* Greenish white was the color I saw. Heavier trees blocked my view of it as it got down nearer to the horizon. It lasted for seconds, enough to continue a few walking steps. Without thinking, I actually expected to hear a "bang", I guess because of the brightness!

Usually when I have seen meteors, they are fast and quick, no time to look around. Not this one!

I've never seen one like this morning's.* Was about 6:30 AM Central Time.* Probably freaked anybody out driving South with a view of the sky. Watch, later today I'll hear that Columbia was destroyed by a meteorite, and the world price of Coke went stratospheric.

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Old 10-18-2005, 07:12 AM   #2
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No biggie, there's always Pepsi*

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Old 10-18-2005, 08:09 AM   #3
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Sounds neat. I saw one like that when I was about 15. I was inside the house working on homework, and saw it go all the way across the sky, with colors and, IIRC, a smoke trail. Sight of a lifetime!
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I was out backpacking at Cape Alava on the Washington coast, and saw a meteor come in, and then break up into about a dozen smaller meteors.... kinda looked like a roman candle. It was bright enough to briefly light up the area That's my 'cool meteor' story.
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