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RE: (meteorobs) Fantastic Fireball -- 7PM Indiana Time -- Nov. 16 th



Hey, I just posted a sighting, then read this.  There was nothing posted
when I started typing!
I'm in southern ontario, a few miles south of Lake Ontario... and my brother
and others witnessed it traversing the southern sky... from west to east
(can't be a Leonid ) !
What direction was your sighting ?
Bruce - Ancaster, Ontario.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	NthWhovian@aol.com [SMTP:NthWhovian@aol.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, November 16, 1999 8:43 PM
> To:	meteorobs@jovian.com
> Subject:	(meteorobs) Fantastic Fireball -- 7PM Indiana Time -- Nov.
> 16th
> 
> 
> Heading north on SR 31 north of Indianapolis, our family saw a fantastic 
> fireball you may already be discussing on this list.  It was 7PM, and my 
> brother-in-law about two hours further north saw it as clearly as we did.
> 
> The bright ball moved across the sky in a brilliant white, starting like a
> 
> glowing orb, then getting a long white tail mixed with blue and orange
> fire.  
> My brother-in-law also observed green.  It stayed in the sky for a good
> two 
> minutes and then appeared to break up on the other side of the sky,
> looking 
> like glowing orange embers floating in the air as the bright white faded
> away.
> 
> It was observed by so many people in Indiana that it made the next news
> break 
> of the major AM talk radio station in Indianapolis.  They declared the
> start 
> of the Leonids.
> 
> I have seen a number of meteor showers as a casual observer over the last 
> twenty or so years.  I have seen some nice fireballs, but never, ever 
> anything as impressive as this.
> 
> Did anyone outside of Indiana observe this as well?
> 
> 
> S. Hicks
> nthwhovian@aol.com
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