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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 08:54 AM

Did anyone else see the big blue/green fireball in the sky last night ?From where I am,it appeared to be in the Northwest part of the sky.I streaked from East to West,had a quite a long tail on it. Finally after a few seconds,it broke up in to two pasts,and then just seemed to burn out.This was around 8:30 PM last night (I think) . I can't be the only one who saw this.

I wonder if this was a meteor or space junk,or something else ? It was quite big,IMO.

Edited by mjodrey, March 09, 2012 - 02:40 PM.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 09:05 AM

It might be from the solar flare the news has been talking about. I did not see it.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 09:10 AM

Hey Maynard. I did not see it . I wish I did. Yesterday morning on Canada AM news someone had a video of exactly what you described.But obviously it was a different one since it was a day or two earlier. Cool stuff though.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 09:59 AM

It might be from the solar flare the news has been talking about. I did not see it.

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Definitely not from a solar flare.
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Hello Maynard there might be some information at the American Meteor Society web site and you can report seeing one.
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Maynard: What you describe sure sounds like a Meteor. I've seen the same thing and it is amazing. They will light up the night almost like it's daylight. They in fact happen all the time, but very few get close enough to earth to see how spectacular they are. It would have to have been huge because most of it would have burned up in the atmosphere befor it got close enough for you to see it.

The most impressive one I have seen happened around 12 midnight and suddenly the inside of my car was lite up like it was daylight. It was the Blue/green light like you saw.

Incidently, if one can find them, The pieces depending on the makeup can be worth several hundred dollars per gram.

There is a town here in Iowa in a depression several miles across(Manson,Ia) caused by a Meteor fall(who knows how many thousand yrs ago). They claim it is big enough the fireball would have reached to Chicago 300 miles away?
It was on the news a couple weeks ago, because they were trying to drill a new city well and the meteorite is so hard it's wearing out drills very quickly. They were planning to move to another location and try drilling again.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 01:08 PM

Heck I thought this was a Panzer thread. :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 03:50 PM

We didn't see a thing there Maynard but we weren't outside last evening. It's a good thing we didn't see it as my wife gets quite creeped out by unexplained events in the night sky.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 04:01 PM

It was really something to see. I have never seen anything quite like that before.I would like to know exactly what it was,but my guess is a meteorite.
I'll wait and see if they talk about it on Live at 5,or the CTV 6 o'clock news.

Edited by mjodrey, March 09, 2012 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted March 09, 2012 - 04:51 PM

I didn't see anything, I wish I did get a chance to see it. Im fascinated my astronomy, I hope I get a chance to see something like that before my time comes.

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Posted March 09, 2012 - 07:08 PM

It was really something to see. I have never seen anything quite like that before.I would like to know exactly what it was,but my guess is a meteorite.
I'll wait and see if they talk about it on Live at 5,or the CTV 6 o'clock news.

Maynard, you know its an election time here in the states and a lot of their babble is pretty far out !! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Maynard, you know its an election time here in the states and a lot of their babble is pretty far out !! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


Yup, probably nothing but hot air and sewer gas........ :laughingteeth: :firejumper:

Seriously though, that had to be cool. I've seen some in the meteor showers in August, and one not as close as you describe. Your sighting had to be something to see.
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Posted March 09, 2012 - 10:32 PM

Could have been the arrival of superman.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 05:41 AM

Could have been the arrival of superman.

I hope he's not too late.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Maybe it wasn't Superman,it had a greenish tinge to it.Might have been a chunk of Krytonite. :laughingteeth:




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