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Just saw long-lasting meteor in southern sky

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posted on Nov, 6 2016 @ 08:54 PM
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Hey all. The wife and I just sitting on our front porch saw a meteor/fireball shoot horizontally across the sky just above the tree line. It lasted for a good 4 or 5 seconds and wasn't traveling as fast as the usual meteor sighting. It was pretty cool. I'm just wondering if anyone else saw it. I'm in northern Wisconsin and the meteor was to the south. It wasn't very bright and had no tail, so that's why I can't really call it a fireball, but it was orange and definitely appeared to be a fireball. Hoping someone else saw it. I'll go check AMS to see if there are any reports. This was at about 8:45 Central Time.




posted on Nov, 6 2016 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

AHHHHH. I just missed it. I was outside on the deck at around 8:30pm.

You can report here:
www.amsmeteors.org...

Heading out again in a bit.

Did you at least make a wish?

edit on 6-11-2016 by crappiekat because: to add



posted on Nov, 6 2016 @ 11:58 PM
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That is too funny...... I happen to be in Wisconsin right now but I'm over in Marinette and I wasn't looking outside at that time.



posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 01:43 AM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Oh, nice! Not common, to see one so long lasting! We do have the Leonid shower this month, so not unexpected, but still cool. Will have to spend some time watching that one.



posted on Nov, 7 2016 @ 07:53 AM
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originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: Rezlooper

Oh, nice! Not common, to see one so long lasting! We do have the Leonid shower this month, so not unexpected, but still cool. Will have to spend some time watching that one.


That's what I figured, one of those meteor showers. Isn't the Taurids going as well? I was hoping maybe it was one of those really bright fireballs somewhere much further south and I just happened to catch it from a distance.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 10:20 PM
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originally posted by: Rezlooper

originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: Rezlooper

Oh, nice! Not common, to see one so long lasting! We do have the Leonid shower this month, so not unexpected, but still cool. Will have to spend some time watching that one.


That's what I figured, one of those meteor showers. Isn't the Taurids going as well? I was hoping maybe it was one of those really bright fireballs somewhere much further south and I just happened to catch it from a distance.


There was one, though I never did get out to see any this time! Very cool, at any rate!! Rare to see the really big ones.



posted on Dec, 15 2016 @ 10:25 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

What color was it?



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 01:34 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

im guessing dull yellow-orange



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

Hey question on the meteors size.

If you were to compare it to a star would it be the size of sirius or maybe even venus? Or, Smaller like a regular star but orange?

Was it scintillating. As if flickering with a flash here and there of any other colors like bluish green?

The orange. Was it a soft glow? Or was it shining in a piercing point of light?

Again the orange...did it remind you of a sodium pressure street lamp in color?

Did it travel in a straight line or appear to either speed up and slowdown just a little. Or maybe travel at an inconsistant speed.


Was it travelling on an angle like it was seemingly falling to the earth but waaaaay over the horizon or was it more or less traveling parallel to the horizon?

Did it go behind or in front of any clouds or travel behind a mountain? Or was there no clouds and a relatively clear sky and it had no particular reference point to estimate size or distance.

Finally. Keep your eyes peeled for other stars (im not saying anything here) that have the same color and characteristics as your meteor (other than being stationary instead of moving) if it looks strange watch it for a while....like 45 minutes. Sometimes thats not a star.....sometimes (just sayn)



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