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Quinn
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Fireball report
      #5627639 - 01/17/13 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.

Quinn

Edited by Quinn (01/17/13 09:07 AM)


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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Fireball report new [Re: Quinn]
      #5627650 - 01/17/13 09:01 AM

Quote:

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


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Quinn
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Reged: 03/19/12

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Re: Fireball report new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5627655 - 01/17/13 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.

Edited by Quinn (01/17/13 09:08 AM)


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RafaelP
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Re: Fireball report new [Re: Quinn]
      #5627749 - 01/17/13 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!

Edited by RafaelP (01/17/13 10:33 AM)


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lintonius
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Re: Fireball report new [Re: Quinn]
      #5629319 - 01/18/13 03:42 AM

Quote:

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


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Quinn
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Reged: 03/19/12

Loc: California, Los Angeles
Re: Fireball report new [Re: lintonius]
      #5630199 - 01/18/13 04:18 PM

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

Quinn


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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




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Quinn
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Reged: 03/19/12

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Re: Fireball report new [Re: Quinn]
      #5631006 - 01/19/13 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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