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Originally posted by SpunGCake
wish i lived in the area i would have gone hunting for it. dont know if any1 asked this but what makes a green flame on entry? im gonna look that up.
Originally posted by SpunGCake
found out barium or copper burn green that might have been worth somthing. wouldnt that be awsome finding a meteorit worth abunch of money$$$.
Originally posted by pazcat
reply to post by St Udio
Why would a meteor have to have a set trajectory?
They can and do enter the Earth from any angle and direction.
With the case of known showers that just points out the direction of where they seem to originate, passing through the debris field still throws up random directions.
sciencenw.com...edit on 12-1-2011 by pazcat because: (no reason given)
JACKSON, Miss. -- A mysterious flashing light caused a lot of confusion around the south Tuesday night.
WAPT viewers Scott and Paula King, of Ridgeland, were among many who reported seeing the flashes of light at about 9 p.m. The couple checked out their surveillance cameras and captured the sky suddenly lighting up for a moment.
Police received about two dozen calls about the flash of light. The 16 WAPT newsroom also received calls.
There were reports of thunderous booms that shook houses and windows in Scott and Jones counties.
The flash was seen as far away as the Florida Panhandle and Arizona.
KTHV-TV reported that the flash was a meteor and it touched down near Potaeu Mountain, Okla.
Originally posted by tasim
Is there anyway to know when these meteors, if they are in fact from the Alpha Centaurids Meteor Shower, would be seen? I would love to see one but its way too cold to sit out there for hours waiting.
Originally posted by Time2Think
This is pretty cool stuff, when I was eating lunch today they had a recording off somebody's security cameras at their house in Mississippi on the news that was pretty weird looking, showing the huge bright flash in the sky.. it didn't look like a meteorite to me but then again I never saw one explode in the sky before either.
Originally posted by Myendica
reply to post by candide
if that link brings you to the picture.. I swear I saw that bright light a few days ago.. like 9 maybe.. I didnt think much of it.. I had been sitting outside, thinking of UFO's, wishing, and saw a greenish light dip out of the sky.. looked like firework almost, except it didnt explode, just lit up, and I only saw it for less than 3 seconds.. before went out of view..it was crazy
is it possible it was in orbit for a few days? perhaps its not what I saw, but looked similar, except no tail.. just light droppingedit on 12-1-2011 by Myendica because: (no reason given)
From Watkins MN, Debi writes:
“What is going on? I saw one last night and two this morning! Previously I’ve only seen two in my whole life. Last night I saw it in the WSW shortly after sunset, while it was still light out. This morning I saw two within 10 minutes in the ESE, before sunrise but while it was already light. This morning the sky was overcast. Last night I think it was a mix of clear and cloudy skies.”