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Originally posted by Erno86
Did it appear to be going as fast as a regular meteor? I believe, larger meteors, that travel horizontally thru our atmosphere, travel a bit slower than a micro-meteor
Originally posted by Binder
I live in the Texas panhandle, and saw the same thing. I only saw the one to the east though. It happened at 8:46 PM central time so that woud have been 7:46 your time. I don't know if it was the exact same occurance, but it was identical to what you describe. I know the exact time because I had just grabbed my phone to call someone at the exact moment I saw it, and the phone logged the call time. It was low on the horizon, and seemed to last forever. 5-7 seconds easily, and it was big, really big. I would say half a full moon in appearance. It started out brilliant green, then had some flashes of blue then went pale yellow just before going out.
Here's the weird thing I swear I could still see the dark silhouette after it stopped burning. It could be the accomodation of rods, and cones in the eye, and the mind playing tricks, but the outline wasn't stationary, it tracked the same zenith as the lit object did for a few seconds before I lost it. I actually turned the police scanner on for an hour to hear if it hit someone's house or something.
I have watched the perseids, and other astronomical happenings many times. I love to catch meteor showers, and I have never seen one this big or that lasted even half as long. It looked just like a meteor, nothing unusual there. It was just really big, really low, and burned a really long time.edit on 24-3-2011 by Binder because: (no reason given)