Fireball! October 11th, 2017

Seen any good fireballs lately?
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Debrac
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Fireball! October 11th, 2017

Post by Debrac » October 11th, 2017, 9:40 pm

Did anyone else see a fireball at about 45 degrees up in the western sky around 8:45 pm tonight? It was visible to me from a light polluted area near Ruffino's on Highland road. There were also some clouds here & there.

I saw a streak out the corner of my eye & I looked up just in time to see the last part of the trail light up green, just before the meteor winked out. The green glow lasted for just a second or two & then was gone. Very cool.

The meteor moved from a northern direction toward & into the western sky.

Debra C

Christopher K.
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Re: Fireball! October 11th, 2017

Post by Christopher K. » October 14th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Thank you so much for detailing what you've seen. No HRPO patron, and no BRAS member has mentioned being a witness to the event. I checked the Fireball Logs at the American Meteor Society and I don't see anything listed yet. However, you can be the first to report; the form is very user-friendly...
https://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo/report_intro

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