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posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by UKWO1Phot
So this must have been high for everyone to see the start and end of the break up


It would have become visible at around 100km altitude, and may have been visible down to between 20-50 km, so yes, it would have been visible for many 100s of km in all directions, at least when it first became visible.




posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 01:48 PM
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That looks pretty cool, im gutted i missed it


Are there any more due?



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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I woke up early 4am of wed 19th and on 20th around same time and i saw
a very bright object which seamed to wobble, At first i thought ufo,
But i remembered hearing about a comet coming nearby,
Im in chester and i got out my compass and it was in the east,
I dont know if it was coming from the east to west or west to east.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by maryhinge
I woke up early 4am of wed 19th and on 20th around same time and i saw
a very bright object which seamed to wobble, At first i thought ufo,
But i remembered hearing about a comet coming nearby,
Im in chester and i got out my compass and it was in the east,
I dont know if it was coming from the east to west or west to east.



I am also very wobbly at 4 am...lol

If you did not already know Comets do not move quickly across the sky.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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Link to witness accounts with videos
BBC

What an amazing sight this must have been.
Would like to know what it was exactly.

I've seen one a few summers ago. It's really exciting to witness.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by wlasikiewicz
Are there any more due?


Considering that this event was probably caused by a satellite or junk reentering the atmosphere, whilst there is a large "reservoir" of junk and satellites in orbit, reentries of larger objects are usually quite rare and are usually announced beforehand. This event wasn't, which is why there are still question marks over it.

As far as I know, there are no major reentries forecasted in the near future, so you'd have to be very lucky to see one as dramatic as the event in question. However, small bits of junk are much more common, and if you spent a few nights observing under clear skies with good all round views, there's a fair chance that you might catch one reentering.

You have more chance of seeing a natural fireball class meteor, although you'd probably need to spend a long time observing to see one as bright and impressive as last nights reentry, but you never know....



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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reply to post by FireballStorm
 

Predictions for large objects can be found here:
www.aerospace.org...



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 03:51 PM
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Gutted i missed this one! Although i did witness the one we had last winter.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Originally posted by violet
Would like to know what it was exactly.


It's looking more and more like it was a reentry. Either a large piece of junk (rocket booster perhaps) or a satellite.

If anyone has/knows of a photograph of the objects track in the sky, where the details (location or the photographer, start of the exposure, and length of the exposure) are known, and there are some identifiable stars in the image, I'll try to identify the object that reentered.

Footage of it would work too, if the criteria above are met and there is "time-code" (instead of knowing the start/length of the exposure) included in the footage.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Thanks Phage. I knew there was a page like that somewhere, but didn't have a link to hand.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by billy197300
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Pics man. We need pics. I can't see anything in Manchester from Houston.


Can you at least see Russia from your back yard? Or maybe even Mexico?

Certainly something streaking across the night sky would be there long enough for a snap or two. My son got some shots of a meteor shower on the east coast a few months ago from a car he was a passenger in.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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Over Ayr ...in Scotland...crap camera..
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posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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Over Ayr ...in Scotland...crap camera..

Image stolen from Robert Mikaelyn, 2009.
apod.nasa.gov...
edit on 9/22/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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It was a Big space battle!
and you think its just rocks?
Tell me 100% that I am wroung !
you can only say 99.99%.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 04:53 PM
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I saw this too in Ayr, Scotland! Went outside a pub for a cigarette about 11pm and it was soaring right above me and a crow of onlookers. It was an awesome sight and it really didnt look that far away from us at all. Very happy to have been able to see it and it really changed the mood of everyone who witnessed it for the better



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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I miss all the good #



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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I seen this, location west midlands scared the crap out of me.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 05:18 PM
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One can't see squat from Houston due to the thick clouds and smog.

We moved to New Mexico high desert, and now I can actually see the Milky Way. Can't see Mexico even at this high perch, lol.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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Thats funny, i just watched Armageddon 2 days ago lol



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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Well thats not what it says on the facebook profile of the lass from ayr who posted it last night....Having a word with her now.





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