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Did anyone see a green meteor in NC sky tonight?
Feb 11, 2011 | gitmo

Posted on 02/11/2011 8:26:31 PM PST by gitmo

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Did anyone else see this tonight?
1 posted on 02/11/2011 8:26:35 PM PST by gitmo
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To: gitmo

How did you know it was going to Charlotte, NC?


2 posted on 02/11/2011 8:27:30 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

It broadcast its flight plan?

Is this one of those weird signs we’re supposed to see in the sky?


3 posted on 02/11/2011 8:28:34 PM PST by HushTX (If the best defense is a good offense, it's a good thing I'm really offensive.)
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To: HushTX

If it was green, I’m betting Al Gore was somehow involved.


4 posted on 02/11/2011 8:30:03 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: gitmo

Apophis is a little early.


5 posted on 02/11/2011 8:30:09 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: HushTX

Yes it was classy and blonde.


6 posted on 02/11/2011 8:30:34 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: gitmo
Be very careful. Bad things are happening.


7 posted on 02/11/2011 8:30:34 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: gitmo

I’m up north of you near the VA border. Didn’t see it. The meteor you saw had a high nickel content, that’s what made it look greenish. The last really bright one I saw was two years ago, it was vivid blue. Magnesium causes that. It was sort of an omen, lol, Carolina dropped a big game and lost badly later that same night.


8 posted on 02/11/2011 8:30:54 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: gitmo

The colors of meteors are determined by their chemical composition. I’ve seen a purple one once during the Leonids.


9 posted on 02/11/2011 8:33:57 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: gitmo

http://www.mikesastrophotos.com/comets/north-carolina-meteor-1192011/


10 posted on 02/11/2011 8:36:11 PM PST by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: gitmo; RandallFlagg

Lucky you. I have’t seen a green one since 1981.

Copper burns green. Potassium burns purple.


11 posted on 02/11/2011 8:37:58 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: gitmo
Green meteor?

It was probably headed for Kansas.


12 posted on 02/11/2011 8:41:27 PM PST by Bratch
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To: bigheadfred

What was the really showy meteor shower we had in the US maybe ten years ago? It was cold weather here in NC, so winter, I remember freezing my butt off to go outside and watch. Really amazing display, many different colors, some flaring up in one color and flaming out as another, with the larger ones leaving visible smoke trails. I’ve never seen anything like that before or since.


13 posted on 02/11/2011 8:45:45 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: gitmo

14 posted on 02/11/2011 8:46:18 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 752 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: bigheadfred

I am not a black man.


15 posted on 02/11/2011 8:52:15 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: gitmo

You live near Charlotte? Did you ever see these things in gitmo?
Interesting.


16 posted on 02/11/2011 8:53:51 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Brilliant

It’s not quite 10:30 here yet. I’ll be sure to go out an look though. ;)


17 posted on 02/11/2011 9:07:15 PM PST by ResearchMonkey (Holding Conservative Country in California.)
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To: gitmo

Kryptonite?


18 posted on 02/11/2011 9:09:38 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: gitmo
Did anyone see a green meteor in NC sky tonight?

Sure. It happened right after pigs flew out of Obama's @$$.

19 posted on 02/11/2011 9:12:41 PM PST by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

That’s it.

And to think I was going to give you 40 acres and a mule.


20 posted on 02/11/2011 9:13:16 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: gitmo
Did it look like this?


21 posted on 02/11/2011 9:14:26 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

I saw one in Guantanamo Bay in the 60’s. It was a red fireball.

Also saw one in Columbia SC. It was a very foggy night, and you could barely see to drive. This one went south to north also, and lit the night up like daylight. There were reports that it was seen from South America up through South Carolina.


22 posted on 02/11/2011 9:17:00 PM PST by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: RegulatorCountry; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; gitmo; SunkenCiv
It was cold weather here in NC, so winter...

Since the 4 seasons we have in Idaho are Winter, Still Winter, More Winter, and Road Construction, I can only provide you with this:

Shower with someone you love

23 posted on 02/11/2011 9:21:15 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: bigheadfred

Im a N word Im a N word. Does it have a nice cabin?


24 posted on 02/11/2011 9:21:58 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: gitmo

I wonder if the fireball hit the ocean.
Did you check online to see if the NC one was reported?


25 posted on 02/11/2011 9:28:16 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: RedhairRedhair

Why are all the post on your link dated 01/20/11 ????


26 posted on 02/11/2011 9:28:26 PM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: bigheadfred

HA! We camped in Sun Valley last summer, and those descriptions of Idaho are spot on.


27 posted on 02/11/2011 9:31:32 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Robe

It looks like cause that’s the date they all saw the green ball of light thing.


28 posted on 02/11/2011 9:32:02 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: bigheadfred

I recall the weather being too cold for November, but it must’ve been the Leonids. I don’t really know, but it was spectacular enough that I’m surprised there isn’t more available via web search.


29 posted on 02/11/2011 9:41:35 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: gitmo

Did you see it before or after you left the bar?


30 posted on 02/11/2011 9:42:54 PM PST by dforest
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To: Brilliant
If it was green, I’m betting Al Gore was somehow involved.

That was Al Gore.
31 posted on 02/11/2011 9:44:45 PM PST by Defend Liberty
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To: ican'tbelieveit; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
HA! We camped in Sun Valley last summer, and those descriptions of Idaho are spot on.

Please, please, please tell everyone you know. Idaho is not the place to go...

teehee

32 posted on 02/11/2011 9:49:02 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Do you mean from 10 years ago?

One of the most spectacular astronomical events I witnessed was when Hale-Bopp was in the sky.

In March of 1997 I saw a near total lunar eclipse on one side of the sky with the Hale-Bopp comet on the other. In Idaho there isn’t that much light pollution so the show was simply fantastic.


33 posted on 02/11/2011 9:57:10 PM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: gitmo

34 posted on 02/11/2011 9:59:07 PM PST by oldleft
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To: oldleft

Clever


35 posted on 02/11/2011 10:16:39 PM PST by Pelham (Islam, for the humorless life)
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To: gitmo

I saw the Great Pumpkin


36 posted on 02/11/2011 11:04:03 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Defend Liberty; Brilliant
"If it was green, I’m betting Al Gore was somehow involved."

"That was Al Gore."

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37 posted on 02/12/2011 12:45:02 AM PST by IYellAtMyTV (Workday Forecast--Increasing pressure towards afternoon. Rum likely by evening.)
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To: gitmo

It’s not easy being green.


38 posted on 02/12/2011 12:51:07 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: bigheadfred; 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Thanks bigheadfred. Not very catastrophic, and I should have a green flames version for stuff like this (which is lately more commonplace), but I'm pinging it anyway. :')
 
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39 posted on 02/12/2011 3:16:07 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: gitmo

Its all swamp gas the govt. told me so.


40 posted on 02/12/2011 3:17:51 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Carolina (Tar Heels) have been losing badly ever since! grin


41 posted on 02/12/2011 5:09:41 AM PST by Buddygirl
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To: bigheadfred

Ten years ago seems about right, but I’m not absolutely certain. I have a great shot of Hale-Bopp over Pilot Mountain, a sort of unusual looking mountain standing well away from any others, a “monadnock.” Had the photo enlarged and framed, it’s on my fireplace mantle.


42 posted on 02/12/2011 6:19:49 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Buddygirl

Now, be nice, lol. Ol’ Roy’ll turn it around eventually.


43 posted on 02/12/2011 6:20:52 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: SunkenCiv

Well, I didn’t really think it would make any list. I just wanted to include ya cause I don’t know if OP ping ya very much.


44 posted on 02/12/2011 6:56:26 AM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: RegulatorCountry

That makes me a little jealous. I wish I would have had a good camera back then. Or even now for that matter. I would have liked some good personal photos of Hale-Bopp.


45 posted on 02/12/2011 6:59:32 AM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: bigheadfred
There were several good photos from that night. It's a striking visual, even inspired a painting or two.

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This perspective is looking westward from the vicinity of King, NC toward the mountain.

46 posted on 02/12/2011 7:19:29 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: bigheadfred

Outpatients? Around here? All the time. ;’)


47 posted on 02/12/2011 7:42:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Nice. Thanks for sharing that.


48 posted on 02/12/2011 8:18:55 AM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: SunkenCiv

I kinda meant that really famous brand of cigarettes. Best dang cig on the planet. If you are going to smoke it might as well be Other Peeples cigarettes.


49 posted on 02/12/2011 8:21:12 AM PST by bigheadfred (THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAS BEGUN)
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To: Larry Lucido

And caused a host around the sun.


50 posted on 02/12/2011 8:34:30 AM PST by reformed_dem
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