posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 01:43 AM
I've seen lot's of meteors in my time. One of my favorite past-times, when I'm at the beach is to camp out at night under the stars and just
star-gaze, I can usually catch a handful if not more in a couple hours.
Anyway, I can tell you my personal experience with a really big meteor. I was about 11 years old and walking through my neighborhood at night with my
older brothers when all of the sudden the who night sky lit up. It was like daylight. I remember seeing everything clearly, the houses, the trees,
the grass, just like it was day time, with all of the vivid colors and everything. Just for a brief second. Then we turned to gaze skyward and a
huge meteor was whizzing by, and it left a huge track in its wake. It was night out so you couldn't see it except by the light of the meteor that
was shining on it. And afterwards there was a huge booming sound.
It was not unlike this event right here. Quite spectacular. Also, I am guessing when that meteor in the video lit up, if it was night, it would have
lit up the sky just like when I saw it.