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#1 Tropobob

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 07:07 PM

Whilst looking for Mars this morning, unsuccessfully, I glimpsed a extremely swift meteor between Canis Major and Orion.   I assume it to be a member of the Puppid-Velids.

 

The meteor commenced as brightly as Sirius and became as bright as Venus before ending abruptly. Its arc easily covered 15 degrees.

 

My gut feeling is that I have rarely, if ever seen such a swift, bright meteor covering such distance.   Normally the swift ones that I see are faint and short travelers. Normally, bright meteors are slower than this one.

 

I had taken a 'half chance' in a hazy sky to look around and what was appearing to be a waste of time suddenly turned into a magic moment, when I reconnected with my childlike awe of the stars.


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Posted 01 December 2021 - 07:42 PM

Whilst looking for Mars this morning, unsuccessfully, I glimpsed a extremely swift meteor between Canis Major and Orion.   I assume it to be a member of the Puppid-Velids.

 

The meteor commenced as brightly as Sirius and became as bright as Venus before ending abruptly. Its arc easily covered 15 degrees.

 

My gut feeling is that I have rarely, if ever seen such a swift, bright meteor covering such distance.   Normally the swift ones that I see are faint and short travelers. Normally, bright meteors are slower than this one.

 

I had taken a 'half chance' in a hazy sky to look around and what was appearing to be a waste of time suddenly turned into a magic moment, when I reconnected with my childlike awe of the stars.

"I had taken a 'half chance' in a hazy sky to look around and what was appearing to be a waste of time suddenly turned into a magic moment,"

 

And that's the way it usually happens..........


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