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#1 BrentAbba

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 10:08 AM

Bright bolide fall last night 30 March.

Set off quite a few dash and surveillance cameras.  Also managed to show up on weather radar.

 

https://www.rt.com/u...-video-dashcam/

 

 


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:19 PM

I got lucky and saw that sucker ! Car was pointed in just the right direction.

 

Coming home from a public star gaze on Sat night after doing a science camp  thingy for kids on Friday and Sat. Maybe Karma was paying me back !

 

Best meteor I ever saw. VERY bright and VERY green. Estimates range from -13 mag to -20...which equal the brightness of the full moon to about 600 times the brightness of the full moon. The most common estimate for duration was 3.5 seconds....which sounds about right to me.

 

The IMO reports are interesting to look at.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:44 PM

CNN ran a story about it:

 

https://www.cnn.com/...o-st=1554168907

 

A bunch of us observing at Chiefland saw it. For a split-second I thought it was someone‚Äôs high beams.  Even though it landed nearly 70 miles away to the north, it was still incredibly bright.  A beautiful fireball with a very intense blue-green glow.  It messed up my dark adaptation but was totally worth it.  lol.gif



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:56 PM

I thought I saw some red in the fainter part of the "tail"....did you see any of that?



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Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:44 AM

I got lucky and saw that sucker ! Car was pointed in just the right direction.

 

Coming home from a public star gaze on Sat night after doing a science camp  thingy for kids on Friday and Sat. Maybe Karma was paying me back !

 

Best meteor I ever saw. VERY bright and VERY green. Estimates range from -13 mag to -20...which equal the brightness of the full moon to about 600 times the brightness of the full moon. The most common estimate for duration was 3.5 seconds....which sounds about right to me.

 

The IMO reports are interesting to look at.

Absolutely amazing!




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