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#1 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 05:54 PM

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 08:17 PM

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Posted 27 July 2021 - 09:04 PM

Of course. Just like all the meteor showers I have attended I'm always looking in the wrong direction...


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 09:46 PM

Of course. Just like all the meteor showers I have attended I'm always looking in the wrong direction...

LOL, you too?  I was at a star party with my club years ago-- and yes, it was for a meteor shower!-- and I swear I was the ONLY person facing the opposite way from everyone else when they all gasped and said, "BOLIDE!"

 

It was a short-lived one, so by the time I turned around... nothing.

 

Let's go out together and sit back-to-back and one of us is guaranteed to see something, lol.


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 10:05 PM

LOL, you too?  I was at a star party with my club years ago-- and yes, it was for a meteor shower!-- and I swear I was the ONLY person facing the opposite way from everyone else when they all gasped and said, "BOLIDE!"

 

It was a short-lived one, so by the time I turned around... nothing.

 

Let's go out together and sit back-to-back and one of us is guaranteed to see something, lol.

Wrong! We will be off by 90°!



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Posted 27 July 2021 - 11:08 PM

Wrong! We will be off by 90°!

That was what occurred to me, too... it'll come from the side and we'll both be looking the other way.

 

We need two more unlucky cohorts to finish out a square...  (then we'll manage to sit on an ant nest and all be looking down...)



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Posted 27 July 2021 - 11:15 PM

I've seen some spectacular fireballs and bolides but on several occasions I've seen the ground light up and I was facing the wrong way or I noticed the sky light up and I was inside of a dome.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 01:13 AM

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 06:53 AM

Worked outdoors at night for years and have seen thousands of meteors, many that flared into multiples, a few that managed to travel across most of the sky and have even found two meteorites.  One the size of a fist, found right here on the farm.   I've also seen flashes of unseen origins, but none equivalent to the brightness of even a quarter moon.

 

I've always been lucky, just not that lucky.


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Posted 28 July 2021 - 08:51 AM

I've seen some spectacular fireballs and bolides but on several occasions I've seen the ground light up and I was facing the wrong way or I noticed the sky light up and I was inside of a dome.

I was observing near the Prude in 98 when the meteor(s) that hit Monahans flew past. Really bright with twin sonic booms. Didn't miss that one!



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Posted 28 July 2021 - 08:57 AM

Are you ready for some fireball?



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Posted 28 July 2021 - 09:26 AM

Are you ready for some fireball?

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