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originally posted by: DogfacedEngineer
Was just outside and witnessed a shooting star. Headed south to north over my hometown in Maine. Looked it up on here and read a thread about this that was posted back in 2012. I've seen a lot of strange things in the sky and when in groups I am usually the sole witness. I always felt like they were opportunities missed by all others and I was blessed to be the one to see. Although I've never seen one during the daytime. It happened at 16:29 eastern time so it was still pretty light out. Could that have something to do with why it looked so blue? It moved at the same speed as all other shooting stars I've seen, stayed bright blue for a full second, blinked, lit up blue for another half second and then vanished.
The dominant composition of a meteoroid can play an important part in the observed colors of a fireball, with certain elements displaying signature colors when vaporized. For example, sodium produces a bright yellow color, nickel shows as green, and magnesium as blue-white.