Originally posted by chapter29
Do we know if meteors and the green (?) flash/lights go together...?
If a green flash is consistent with meteorite sightings/explosions, then we may be able to narrow it down...
[edit on 11/20/2008 by chapter29]
Green Fireballs is a self-descriptive term used to refer to certain unidentified flying objects which have been sighted in the sky since the late 1940s. Early sightings primarily occurred in the southwestern United States, particularly in New Mexico.  They were once of notable concern to the US government because they were often clustered around sensitive research and military installations, such as Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratory, then Sandia base. Furthermore, the strange green balls of light appeared suddenly and were reported many times per month near such New Mexico installations, but hardly anywhere else.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by dreams n chains
I'm lucky enough to have seen a fairly large fireball which exploded into 5 or six pieces. Nary a sound. The edge of the atmosphere is 100 miles away, it would take a really loud noise to first carry through the thin air up there then make it all the way to the observers ear.
[edit on 20-11-2008 by Phage]
Local (Lloydminster) radio station is putting together info from calls they are receiving and seems like maximum effects (including rumbling, homes shaking) are being reported positioned about West Central SK in the area of Marshall, Lashburn . . . .
Originally posted by whoshotJR
reply to post by chapter29
I think Iron burns green.
not a one liner
The thing plummeting to earth within view of the air traffic control tower at the Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner "apparently was a meteor, " said Roland Herwig, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration's southwest region.
The failure of runway lights to switch on at Louis Armstrong International Airport at nightfall Wednesday was caused by a computer problem, not an issue with the airport's electrical system, an airport spokeswoman said today.
The energy emitted into the light comes in little packets, called quanta. High-frequency (bluish) light has high energy quanta and low-frequency (reddish) light has lower energy quanta. Temperature measures how much thermal energy is available to go into vibrating particles, etc, including the particles emitting the light. If the typical thermal energy of a particle is large compared to a quantum of light of some color, that color of light is easily emitted. But if the energy quantum is bigger than the typical thermal energy scale, those quanta hardly ever come out. So as you heat something up, first the lower energy (red) quanta show up, then also middle energy (say green), and finally they’re joined by blue quanta.
Originally posted by SleeplessInUS
I have been waiting for a post such as this, only one problem.... The time is wrong and the direction is wrong LOL.
As I left work this evening at 5:05pm, I saw what looked like a fireball falling through the sky in the west. I am on the gulf coast in Alabama. By 5:15 it was over the horizon. My first thought was a meteorite and I was waiting to see if something would be reported either here or in the MSM. The problem is that 5 pm for me would be 3pm? in Edmonton... and it would also be in my northwestern sky.
Could there have been more than one? The one I saw made no impact near me... it merely dissappeared over the horizon which makes it large. I wish I had pulled over and snapped a picture but I was in 5pm traffic which is a bear to say the least.
Starred and Flagged, will keep my eye on progress of the thread and perhaps someone else saw what I did?