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Green fireball seen sunset beach NC vanity
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Posted on 08/19/2013 8:43:06 PM PDT by bigtoona

I just saw a fairly large green fireball through the window while talking on the phone. Moving roughly east to west and it appeared to come all the way to the ground. Anyone else see it??

I'm north of myrtle beach in a house next to the ocean...sunset beach


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1 posted on 08/19/2013 8:43:06 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: bigtoona

I wish I was on the beach tonight to see it!


2 posted on 08/19/2013 8:45:51 PM PDT by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: bigtoona

3 posted on 08/19/2013 8:47:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GirlShortstop

Me too!


4 posted on 08/19/2013 8:48:04 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: bigtoona

Why would you think your fellow freepers can afford to live on beaches?

But my guess is the green fire ball is the gov burning money.


5 posted on 08/19/2013 8:53:43 PM PDT by jcon40
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To: Wiggins

The most interesting thing is that it was traveling almost straight toward the ground instead of shooting to the horizon like they normally do.


6 posted on 08/19/2013 9:00:57 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: bigtoona

I ve been seeing a LOT of Heat Lightning here Looking West towards the Pacific in Marin County in coastal Northern California

Ive never seen heat lightning since I left the midwest forty years ago!!


7 posted on 08/19/2013 9:08:17 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: jcon40

Like Obama SAY...

AWL Fired UP and Ready TO GLOW


8 posted on 08/19/2013 9:09:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: bigtoona

that would lead me believe it has something to do with Quantitate Sequestration......../s


9 posted on 08/19/2013 9:10:13 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: bigtoona

green kryptonite


10 posted on 08/19/2013 9:11:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: bigtoona

My friends, can your heart stand the shocking facts about green fireballs from Myrtle Beach?

11 posted on 08/19/2013 9:13:31 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: bigtoona

Could be something related to the Perseid meteor shower all though that did peak a short time ago.


12 posted on 08/19/2013 9:19:42 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: bigtoona

13 posted on 08/19/2013 9:20:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: bigtoona
Green, probably high copper content.
East to west sounds more meteor than satellite, satellites normally are from west to east.

Saw one similar a year or so ago with a debris trail.
First time I ever saw a sparkling debris trail.

14 posted on 08/19/2013 9:20:14 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun
Nickel burns up green.
15 posted on 08/19/2013 9:24:10 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: bigtoona

I haven’t heard much about green fireballs since the 1950s when I saw one in New Mexico. That one was observed in 3-4 states and was traveling parallel with the horizon west to east. For some reason they were seen often in those days in the southwest, especially N.M. There were all sorts of theories related to the nuclear labs in N.M. and White Sands. Dr. Lincoln LaPaz set up a lab at the U. of N.M. just to study them but never came up with a good explanation.


16 posted on 08/19/2013 9:28:09 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Southack

Several things do, nickel, copper, even a form of cyanide that some meteors occasionally may contain.


17 posted on 08/19/2013 9:29:16 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Southack
Nickel burns up green

True that, trying to think of any others.

18 posted on 08/19/2013 9:31:17 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Just remember the mineral sprinkles we used to put on our fire logs.


19 posted on 08/19/2013 9:45:44 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yeah, it’s been hot and humid with a lot of lightning strikes tonight.

I’m in Marin County as well and my window faces West so between watching the Giants lose again and playing on the Computer, I’ve been seeing the flashes out the window.


20 posted on 08/19/2013 10:33:15 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Ask the MSM about Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian. Observe the subsequent blank stares.)
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To: JennysCool

Criswell lives!


21 posted on 08/19/2013 10:33:50 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the party of Amnesty, Abortion, and Adolescence)
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To: bigtoona

You’ve been down to Hurricane’s drinking that Jose Cuervo again haven’t you?


22 posted on 08/20/2013 1:45:00 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: bigtoona
I just saw a fairly large green fireball through the window...


23 posted on 08/20/2013 6:27:03 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: bigtoona

When I was a teenager me and a buddy were doing a pond fishing campout. We saw a huge green meteor that left a trail behind that glowed green for a short time. And no we weren’t drinking, smoking, snorting or injecting.


24 posted on 08/20/2013 6:45:52 AM PDT by Starstruck
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To: MeshugeMikey

If you know this, disregard, but heat lightning is just lightning off in the distance. It’s still a thunderstorm...you just can’t hear the thunder because its so far away. It has nothing to do with heat. It gets its name because you see the flash and its usually clear where you are and hot....but where the lightning is...you can bet there is thunder and rain (unless its in the desert and its evaporating).


25 posted on 08/20/2013 6:51:45 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: NELSON111

I was not aware of the “mechanics” the details of “heat” lightning.

The lightning continued to be visible for another two hours last night, providing quite a “show”.

Thanks.


26 posted on 08/20/2013 7:01:21 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: The Cajun

Meteor color is determined by heat produced, not, content.

The hotter it is, the closer to blue it gets. Most meteors look white because they aren’t bright enough to activate the color sensors in your eye. Back in 1999, when the Leonids did their 33 year peak, most all that I saw were green. I have also seen Orange, Red and Blue.

Unless this was after midnight, it was probably just a sporadic hunk of rock or iron burning up.


27 posted on 08/20/2013 9:42:15 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: bigtoona
The most interesting thing is that it was traveling almost straight toward the ground instead of shooting to the horizon like they normally do.

Something passing overhead and going below the horizon directly ahead of you would appear to be traveling towards the ground.

28 posted on 08/20/2013 1:14:21 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Conan the Librarian
Meteor color is determined by heat produced, not, content.

Ah, so content has no effect on color, just heat.

Not buying that.

The one *good* one I saw, had predominantly green sparkles in the tail, but there were bluish white and white intermixed with them.
Also by tail, I mean there were two tails.
As explained to me by another Freeper, the tail straight behind it was from debris coming directly off of it, the second tail, that seemed to hang too close like a horse's tail, were objects that broke off earlier that were actually flying in formation with it and burning up as they entered the atmosphere along with the main object.
The *head* of it (main object) was an orange/white color.

If your statement was totally right, should not the color have been uniform because of the relatively close proximity of all objects at the same heat/speed?

Plus had too many chemistry classes and labs that I know one of the first things you do with an unknown sample, is to take a small drop and put it in the flame of a Bunsen burner to see what color/colors appear.
Not a perfect test, but a good start at determining further test.

29 posted on 08/20/2013 1:58:58 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

The content can help determine heat, different contents burn differently and burn different colors. We learn this in middle school science lab by putting things over a Bunsen burner.


30 posted on 08/20/2013 2:01:34 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: bigtoona
The most interesting thing is that it was traveling almost straight toward the ground instead of shooting to the horizon like they normally do.

So the notable thing is this specific green fireball did not act like the other green fireballs? It's now five o'clock on the east coast, but somehow......

31 posted on 08/20/2013 2:03:55 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: The Cajun

For what it is worth, the article in the Wikipedia does say that meteors get their color for chemistry AND/or the amount of heat.

I had always been told it was just the heat, so, I learned something new.

I normally am cautious of wikipedia articles, but, this one does have a good bibliography, so, I will say it is ok for this information.


32 posted on 08/21/2013 6:58:28 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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