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but no one could predict they’d be joined by Terry Lovejoy’s recent comet discovery, C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy), and the obscure C/2012 X1 (LINEAR). The last surprised all of us when it suddenly brightened by more than 200 times in a matter of days. Almost overnight, a comet found on precious few observing lists became bright enough to see in binoculars.
Forgive my ignorance, but I saw a meteorite in the sky tonight above NYC - heading in a southerly direction - I've never seen one before so it was startling and exciting - Could this be connected to these comets?
Revelation 8 KJV
The First Four Trumpets
6And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
7The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
12And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
13And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!
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I was on the south shore of rockaway in Queens looking towards the ocean so less light pollution there. I came on line right after to see if there were any reports about it, but nothing. It was definitely a pretty bright light, complete with red sparks trailing off the end.
Very cool experience.
MBIQ Detects NY NJ NH PA MD Meteor approx. 2100 EDT 01NOV2013 MBIQ *Meteor Bot Internet Query" Bot has just detected a meteor event over NY and MD 01NOV2013. Updates pending reports.