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Anyone else see the fireball meteor over NJ tonight?
6/21/2014 | self

Posted on 06/21/2014 7:55:36 PM PDT by heartwood

About 10 pm, WNW in the sky from central Jersey, moving right to left, split trail, dimming and brightening, biggest one I've ever seen.

Probably visible in Eastern PA also.


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; meteor; newjersey
My coolest astronomical experience ever.
1 posted on 06/21/2014 7:55:36 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: heartwood

Shooting star? How long did it last?


2 posted on 06/21/2014 7:59:47 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: heartwood

Where was Gov. Christie during all this?


3 posted on 06/21/2014 8:01:07 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: heartwood

VERY cool! Glad you got to see it!


4 posted on 06/21/2014 8:01:24 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: heartwood

There’s a pot full of similar sightings here: http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/fireball/browse_reports?report_status=pending


5 posted on 06/21/2014 8:01:41 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: heartwood

Didn’t anyone warn Christie that the blue flame stunt was dangerous?


6 posted on 06/21/2014 8:01:53 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: heartwood
Nope. Cool that you got to see it.

Any chance it hit DC?

/johnny

7 posted on 06/21/2014 8:02:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: heartwood

They’re dropping in illegals from space now...


8 posted on 06/21/2014 8:02:50 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: BreezyDog
I have a tech order for that...

/johnny

9 posted on 06/21/2014 8:04:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: heartwood

Did it land at Grover’s Mill?


10 posted on 06/21/2014 8:04:27 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: heartwood

Will ask my daughter who is in NJ right now...


11 posted on 06/21/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: JRandomFreeper

Disappeared in the air.

I would say “unfortunately” but I do have family not far from DC.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 8:06:25 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: heartwood

In CA. I’ve seen meteor showers, but nothing ever exploded like that. Sounds awesome.


13 posted on 06/21/2014 8:06:54 PM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Colorado Doug
Did it land at Grover’s Mill?

Came for the War of the Worlds reference, leaving satisfied.

14 posted on 06/21/2014 8:09:37 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: heartwood
Cool, I saw one good one several years ago, even could see a debris trail falling off of it.
Saw it between 7 to 10 seconds.
15 posted on 06/21/2014 8:09:42 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Colorado Doug

Too far west for Grover’s Mill.


16 posted on 06/21/2014 8:10:31 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: aposiopetic

Probably eating more Nathan’s hot dogs.


17 posted on 06/21/2014 8:13:32 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: heartwood
Meh... my family wouldn't expect anything but cheers for a meteor headed toward DC.

Ok... Next time, I'll get references from the alien. Close doesn't count.

/johnny

18 posted on 06/21/2014 8:15:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: heartwood
https://twitter.com/Kevin_Gordon28/status/480548063933521920

https://twitter.com/backyardbeyond/status/480539252292214784

19 posted on 06/21/2014 8:17:44 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks heartwood.


20 posted on 06/21/2014 8:20:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: JRandomFreeper

What if it’s a close encounter?


21 posted on 06/21/2014 8:25:10 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Colorado Doug

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/heyho.wav


22 posted on 06/21/2014 8:27:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: wastedyears; Darkshear
Close don't count.

There has to be burning, screaming, running, last minute recriminations and confessions for it to count.

And then a boom.

Big badda boom.

Like Darks had given coffee to Soviet groundsquirrels.

Seriously harsh.

/johnny

23 posted on 06/21/2014 8:29:10 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Western Phil

At your linked site it appears there were a flurry of sightings in Florida and than about 20-30 minutes later another flurry of sightings over NJ & eastern PA.


24 posted on 06/21/2014 8:34:52 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Colorado Doug

25 posted on 06/21/2014 8:37:56 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Riley

26 posted on 06/21/2014 8:39:30 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Colorado Doug

It’s June,not October.


27 posted on 06/21/2014 8:40:52 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: aposiopetic

It was Christie .... ate Mexican that night.


28 posted on 06/21/2014 8:42:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: heartwood

Someday I hope to see something good. My mother and a friend saw the Kecksburg object in Nov 1965. I never knew until adulthood it was a major event seen by millions across Canada & the US.


29 posted on 06/21/2014 8:45:46 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: heartwood

Hmmm, any strange reports coming out of Grover’s Mill, NJ?


30 posted on 06/21/2014 9:11:39 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: heartwood

Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!


31 posted on 06/21/2014 9:30:54 PM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: heartwood

Didn’t see the fireball, but I saw the weird lights over So. California this past week.

They were seen several other places .. like Camp Pendleton.


32 posted on 06/21/2014 9:49:20 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: CyberAnt
Didn’t see the fireball, but I saw the weird lights over So. California this past week.

I'm curious .. would you be so kind as to elaborate? What about them was weird? I looked at the videos, but they didn't really convey much. Video and photos rarely convey the reality except partially. What struck you as strange about the lights?

33 posted on 06/21/2014 11:16:49 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: JPG

? a flying desk lamp?


34 posted on 06/21/2014 11:37:48 PM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: gasport

35 posted on 06/22/2014 1:43:57 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: wastedyears

More likely Windmill or Stewarts hot dogs.


36 posted on 06/22/2014 3:28:19 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Finny

No problem. I just happened to be outside talking to a neighbor, and I’m always looking in a certain area, primarily southwest from on top of Mission Valley. I know that is the usual fly-over location to see the space station. It crosses from SW to the NE and it’s very obvious it’s not a star.

However, while I was looking in that direction, I saw what I thought were two “stars” right next to each other .. but they appeared to be larger than most stars and rounder in appearance. I thought I saw one of them moving .. so I just stood there for awhile - watching. All of a sudden one of the “stars” moved away from the other one and continued moving to the right (or more to the West). It put some space between the other “star”, and then it just stopped moving.

I glanced down for a minute or two .. and when I looked to the sky again .. both of the “stars” were GONE. I followed the usual trajectory of the space station .. just to see if it truly might have been what I saw, and I kept looking around the sky .. thinking it might be the space station after all, but I couldn’t find even one “star” in the sky that had the same size. And .. in the time I took my eyes off the sky, the space station would still have been visible, as it would be traveling toward the Northeast. Very weird.

I was reading my email the next day and discovered that some “strange lights” were seen over Camp Pendleton. I don’t know if that event had any relation to what I saw.


37 posted on 06/22/2014 10:01:26 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: heartwood
Sorry I missed it, but glad you didn't.

Did see what appeared to be a military drone flying overhead yesterday afternoon in Monmouth county, and wondered why.
38 posted on 06/22/2014 10:10:11 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: CyberAnt
Thank you for your great description!

If I had seen that, I'd have thought it was pretty strange, too.

39 posted on 06/22/2014 5:50:21 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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