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.
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> Subject: (meteorobs) Fantastic Fireball -- 7PM Indiana Time -- Nov.
> 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
> My brother-in-law also observed green. It stayed in the sky for a good
> minutes and then appeared to break up on the other side of the sky,
> like glowing orange embers floating in the air as the bright white faded
> It was observed by so many people in Indiana that it made the next news
> of the major AM talk radio station in Indianapolis. They declared the
> 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
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