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#1 Quinn

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:52 AM

At approx 05:20 AM Pacific time, 17 Jan 2013, at N 34.26º ~ W 118.55º I saw due North a very bright fireball that looked like it was falling vertically until it went behind hills 3 miles away. My elevation 1100 ft. the hills to the North of me are 3000 to 3300 ft elevation.

The bright ball was fairly large maybe 0.1º with a trail that was of 0.5º The end of the trail looked like a sparkler white with some green in it.

Did anyone see this or hear about this.

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#2 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

At approx 05:20 Pacific time at N 34.26º ~ W 118.55º I saw due North a very bright fireball that looked like it was falling vertically until it went behind hills 3 miles away. My elevation 1100 ft. the hills to the North of me are 3000 to 3300 ft elevation.

The bright ball was fairly large maybe 0.1º with a trail that was of 0.5º The end of the trail looked like a sparkler white with some green in it.

Did anyone see this or hear about this.

Quinn


Quinn:

I believe I missed that one but I did see a very bright fireball somewhat later, probably around 7-8pm from my San Diego Backyard. It traveled somewhere around the moon and died out near Capella. It was probably the brightest fireball I have seen from my urban backyard.

I am not sure if this associated with any particular shower or maybe it was a satellite burning up. ????

Jon

#3 Quinn

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:06 AM

Jon I saw this about 40 minutes a go at 05:20 AM Sorry I forget not everyone used 24 hour time.

#4 RafaelP

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:15 AM

I am in LA visiting, I had just set up my scope on the porch when I saw the one that happened at 7:30pm 1/16. I think it was going west to east. I just caught the tail end of it, but it did look a bit like a sparkler!

#5 lintonius

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:42 AM

At approx 05:20 AM Pacific time, 17 Jan 2013, at N 34.26º ~ W 118.55º I saw due North a very bright fireball that looked like it was falling vertically until it went behind hills 3 miles away. My elevation 1100 ft. the hills to the North of me are 3000 to 3300 ft elevation.

The bright ball was fairly large maybe 0.1º with a trail that was of 0.5º The end of the trail looked like a sparkler white with some green in it.

Did anyone see this or hear about this.

Quinn


I was out observing Saturn around 5:30... must have just missed it, Quinn.
There was talk about it on the meteorite-list.
Apparently, it was widely seen from Sacramento, the Bay Area, and western Nevada.
PM me for more info.
Linton

#6 Quinn

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Thanks Linton
Seems like this was a bigger event than I thought. Do you know if it reached the ground?

Quinn


I was out observing Saturn around 5:30... must have just missed it, Quinn.
There was talk about it on the meteorite-list.
Apparently, it was widely seen from Sacramento, the Bay Area, and western Nevada.
PM me for more info.
Linton



#7 Quinn

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:55 AM

I found reports about this particular event at the American Meteor Society website
http://www.amsmeteors.org/
Very interesting site if you are into meteors.






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