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Meteor seen across wide swath of Pacific Northwest
Idaho Statesman (via AP) ^ | 19 Feb 2008 | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS (AP)

Posted on 02/19/2008 4:06:37 PM PST by GOP_Raider

SPOKANE, Wash. — An apparent meteor streaked through the sky over the Pacific Northwest early Tuesday, drawing reports of bright lights and sonic booms in parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Although a witness reported seeing the object strike the Earth in a remote part of Adams County, in southeast Washington, it had not been found.

"I'm convinced it was a meteor," said Geoff Chester, spokesman for the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. "It was a classic description of a fireball."

Chester speculated the meteor was the size of a big suitcase and had been orbiting the sun for millions of years before entering Earth's orbit.

The Federal Aviation Administration said a private pilot reported seeing the meteor hit the Earth in a burst of light near State Route 26 and the Lind-Hatton Road about 5:45 a.m.

The Adams County sheriff's office had no immediate reports of damage, injury or a meteor landing in the area, about 175 miles east-southeast of Seattle and 90 miles southwest of Spokane.

(Excerpt) Read more at idahostatesman.com ...


TOPICS: Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; idaho; meteor; meteorite
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1 posted on 02/19/2008 4:06:40 PM PST by GOP_Raider
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2 posted on 02/19/2008 4:08:23 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With parting breath we'll sing that song "A Utah Man Am I" RIP GBH)
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To: GOP_Raider

The Federal Aviation Administration said a private pilot reported seeing the meteor hit the Earth in a burst of light near State Route 26 and the Grover’s Mill overpass about 5:45 a.m.


3 posted on 02/19/2008 4:08:38 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: sionnsar

Any of the Washingtonians see this? Oddly enough I was asleep when this thing fell from the sky.


4 posted on 02/19/2008 4:09:42 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With parting breath we'll sing that song "A Utah Man Am I" RIP GBH)
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To: GOP_Raider

Nah, one of the shuttle astronauts left the coffee cup on the shuttle roof after their last space walk.


5 posted on 02/19/2008 4:16:10 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: GOP_Raider
a big suitcase and had been orbiting the sun for millions of years before entering Earth's orbit.

Antediluvian lost luggage?

6 posted on 02/19/2008 4:43:54 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: GOP_Raider

You sure it wasn’t her thighness on a late night broom ride?


7 posted on 02/19/2008 5:16:10 PM PST by b4its2late (GITMO is way too nice of a place to house low life terrorists.)
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To: GOP_Raider

Isn’t the eclipse tonight?


8 posted on 02/19/2008 5:31:41 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Hillary Clinton - It's OBAMAS Party and She'll Cry if She Wants to?)
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To: b4its2late

We do have very lenient gun laws here (well compared to the rest of America) for this very reason, so I would hope we would have noticed something like that. :)


9 posted on 02/19/2008 5:32:53 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With parting breath we'll sing that song "A Utah Man Am I" RIP GBH)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
And that is not a "thread-hijack" cuz I didn't mention Ron Paul, Illegal Immigration, Gay Bathrooom Sex by politicians or the Moonies!

/h

10 posted on 02/19/2008 5:33:31 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Hillary Clinton - It's OBAMAS Party and She'll Cry if She Wants to?)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

Ha Ha!


11 posted on 02/19/2008 5:34:11 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With parting breath we'll sing that song "A Utah Man Am I" RIP GBH)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Isn’t the eclipse tonight?

But seriously though, I thought the eclipse was tomorrow.

12 posted on 02/19/2008 5:34:48 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With parting breath we'll sing that song "A Utah Man Am I" RIP GBH)
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To: tet68

Stop it yer scaring me !......:o)


13 posted on 02/19/2008 5:37:48 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: GOP_Raider

Wasn’t tonight the night we were blowin’ up that old, broken piece of space junk before it hurled it’s cargo of frozen urine into our atmosphere?

Or was tonight the night we testing ‘aggressive nuclear weapons,’ per Russia?

Don’t these ‘Spokaniacs’ keep up on Current Events!? :)


14 posted on 02/19/2008 5:39:23 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: GOP_Raider
You are right

Late Wednesday and Early Thursday: The Moon will be in total eclipse from 0301 GMT to 0351 GMT. This will be visible east of the Rocky Mountains in North America, as well as in all of Central and South America, West Africa and Western Europe. The zenith of totality is close to French Guiana.

It will be in partial eclipse from 0143 GMT to 0301 GMT, visible west of the Rockies and from the eastern Pacific, and from 0351 GMT to 0509 GMT, visible across the rest of Africa and Europe and much of South and West Asia.

15 posted on 02/19/2008 5:50:25 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Hillary Clinton - It's OBAMAS Party and She'll Cry if She Wants to?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
That is Thursday night. So if the run down can be laid out:

Tuesday night: Streaking Fireballs

Wednesday night: Eclipse

Thursday night: Missle Defense Test Blow Satellite up

Friday: ???

16 posted on 02/19/2008 5:54:14 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Hillary Clinton - It's OBAMAS Party and She'll Cry if She Wants to?)
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Any of the Washingtonians see this? Oddly enough I was asleep when this thing fell from the sky.

I'm on the other side of the world, so I missed it.

Thanks to GOP_Raider for the ping.

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17 posted on 02/19/2008 6:54:48 PM PST by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Eclipse is Wednesday night.
18 posted on 02/19/2008 6:56:20 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Thanks. Gonna be good in the Big ol’ Texas sky!


19 posted on 02/19/2008 6:59:10 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Hillary Clinton - It's OBAMAS Party and She'll Cry if She Wants to?)
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To: GOP_Raider

Darn, missed it! Think we saw one a couple months ago though, much smaller but came across the road in front of us. It had trailing rainbow like colors. This was in Fife. Read a couple days later in the paper that there had been a meteorite.


20 posted on 02/19/2008 7:10:24 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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