Large Meteor Hits Edmonton Canada

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« Last Edit: 24/11/2008 13:21:01 by Andrew K Fletcher »
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« Reply #1 on: 24/11/2008 14:41:42 »
That was quite bright.
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« Reply #2 on: 25/11/2008 11:00:16 »
Very exciting Eth. Remember seeing a group of meteors whistling past the widow of a truck I was in during the early hours. Appeared to be very close and lit up the dark sky. 3 in all so guess it was the same meteor breaking up as they were on the same trajectory.

Another happened here in Devon while night fishing in the sea. Again lit up the sea and appeared to come down into the water, though in reality probably went many more miles before it did eventually crash down. Nevertheless awesome and stimulating to witness.

These video’s of the meteor in Canada provide superb footage and much brighter than the ones I have seen.

Some of the very large impacts on Earth must have been spectacular.
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« Reply #3 on: 25/11/2008 18:30:28 »
There was a spectacular 1 here during the Perseid shower but I haven't been able to find any photos/footage of it. Sandra was driving at the time and she thought it was going to land in the field she was driving past.
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« Reply #4 on: 25/11/2008 19:20:38 »
Jude saw one as a child hit a tyre yard which burst into flames. The kids were told it was ball lightning but I suspect it was a meteor after she watched the video she thinks this resembles what she saw close to her home.

I bet your wife's meteor sighting was awesome too.
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« Reply #5 on: 25/11/2008 19:44:09 »
Jude saw one as a child hit a tyre yard which burst into flames. The kids were told it was ball lightning but I suspect it was a meteor after she watched the video she thinks this resembles what she saw close to her home.

I bet your wife's meteor sighting was awesome too.

Not my wife, just a friend.
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« Reply #6 on: 25/11/2008 19:49:04 »
I saw one once and noticed it because it lit the ground up - I was walking home at about 03:00 one morning (after finishing a night-shift early - not because I'd been to a good party) and for some reason all the street lights were off and I actually had trouble seeing the pavement, hence looking at the ground at the time.  It was slower than a shooting star and the trail it left was about 1cm wide at arms length, and had a distinct mottled texture to it.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #7 on: 25/11/2008 23:43:31 »
very bright, i wonder if any fragments would be recover???  [:-\]

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« Reply #8 on: 19/01/2009 10:53:50 »
Here is footage of another in Sweden on Saturday.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7836656.stm

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« Reply #9 on: 19/01/2009 11:27:56 »
Thanks for the link Dentstudent. Video was amazing
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