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SHE WAS SO GREEN AND SHE WAS AWESOME!!!!
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: Soloprotocol
A meteor burning green indicates the a copper composition, is that correct?
What beauty the cosmos have to offer
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
Yeah, I've talked about the green bolide I saw here before, but it was so incredibly amazing, I don't mind talking about it every chance I get, lol.
Guess because I was outback camping just outside Longreach Australia, it made it all so much brighter. But everything just lite up like it was day, looked up to the sky and there was a giant green fireball coming straight at me (or so it seemed). I just laugh every time I think of my reaction, out of pure instinct, I just run and dived head first into my open car window, I mean, what else do you do when your relaxing out bush late at night by yourself one second, then the next second you got a giant fireball coming straight at you, lol.
Seemed to last a while for me, but then my mind tends to slow to a slow crawl in dramatic situations............. But anyway, congratulations mate, it's an amazing site and apparently your lucky to see one.
Just hope I get the chance to witness something like that again.
Different elements emit different-colored light when they burn. Iron, one of the most common elements found in meteors, glows yellow. Silicates, which contain a form of the element silicon, glow red. A green glow, clearly visible in the trail of this shooting star, indicates the presence of burning copper.