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The colors of this shooting star may also indicate the minerals that make up the space rock. Different elements emit different-colored light when they burn. A green glow, clearly visible in the trail of this shooting star, indicates the presence of burning copper.
Iron, one of the most common elements found in meteors, glows yellow. Silicates, which contain a form of the element silicon, glow red.
Interesting. Theres always the possibility you saw a strange looking meteor.
However, i have some questions.
The yellowish color and shape.
Would you say the circle was sorta eliptical or lozenge shaped?
Was the yellow like a dirty dull yellow color almost like a candle flame.
Did you see it go below any clouds or was it just flying through the air.
The tail. When you say it was comet like was it loose and dispersive as if widening like a cone or fan. Or was it tight and more focused.
The tail again. Was it solid and uninterupted before gafing out or was it lumpy and broken.
The green hue you mentioned. Was it a solid green? Greenish yellow-more on the yellow side? Was the tail green but the " circle" yellow? Was green present throughout? )
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
also direction of travel. West to east. North to south. More importantly north east or south east direction?
originally posted by: AboveBoard
I appreciate everyone's responses. The thing I can't get past in regards to it being a meteorite or micro-meteorite, is that it was, to my best ability to estimate, low down in the atmosphere. It was not high up and skimming the atmosphere. It was not a large thing, but still about a 1/4 inch from my POV.