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Wow.(vanity) Incredibly bright meteor over Georgia.
02/25/2007 | Sender

Posted on 02/25/2007 7:31:18 PM PST by Sender

Sorry for the shameless vanity, but I was just outside in the back yard in Northern Georgia, and an incredibly bright light illuminated the dark yard like an arc lamp. I looked up and saw a meteor streaking overhead, white hot, which then broke up into orange, glowing fragments. This happened at 10:21PM EST. I apologize for posting something random like this, but it was astonishing. Perhaps it was a piece of space junk that reentered the atmosphere tonight. Did anyone else see this? It was truly spectacular.


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1 posted on 02/25/2007 7:31:21 PM PST by Sender
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To: Sender

Geez! What took you so long to tell us?


2 posted on 02/25/2007 7:32:43 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: BurbankKarl

Ufology ping!


3 posted on 02/25/2007 7:33:39 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Sender
Did anyone else see this? It was truly spectacular.

Hang on. I'll go look.

4 posted on 02/25/2007 7:34:01 PM PST by SIDENET (Voting for a liberal doesn't advance Conservatism.)
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To: Sender
a meteor streaking overhead, white hot, which then broke up into orange, glowing fragments.

Barry O'bama's political story...

5 posted on 02/25/2007 7:34:43 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sender

Whatever ya do...DON'T TOUCH IT!

6 posted on 02/25/2007 7:35:42 PM PST by uglybiker (AU-TO-MO-BEEEEEEEL?!!)
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To: Izzy Dunne

LOL, so true.


7 posted on 02/25/2007 7:37:08 PM PST by Sender ("Great powers should never get involved in the politics of small tribes.")
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To: Sender

Pretty sure I saw it once when I was sleeping out.


8 posted on 02/25/2007 7:37:12 PM PST by bkepley
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To: Sender

*sigh* I always miss the good ones. I don't blame you for wanting to share it.


9 posted on 02/25/2007 7:38:05 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Sender
Jimmy Carter's soul ascending to heaven?

Hey, it worked for Julius Caesar.
10 posted on 02/25/2007 7:41:24 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (If Not For George W Bush, Saddam Hussein Would Be In Charge Of Iraq Today AND He Would Have NUKES.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

I'm pretty sure you won't have to look skyward to track Carter's immortal soul.


11 posted on 02/25/2007 7:42:18 PM PST by flying Elvis ("In...War, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are the worst" Clausewitz.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Et tu?


12 posted on 02/25/2007 7:42:39 PM PST by nevergore (?It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.?)
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To: Sender
According to legend, this means someone has fallen in love.

I sometimes see shooting stars at night, but I'm not sure if that's different from a meteor.


13 posted on 02/25/2007 7:42:54 PM PST by DaveLoneRanger (As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

Yeah and that Muzzy guy too.


14 posted on 02/25/2007 7:43:29 PM PST by biff
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To: Sender

The truth is out there.


15 posted on 02/25/2007 7:44:03 PM PST by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: Sender

Call Art Bell!


16 posted on 02/25/2007 7:45:00 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: Sender

I saw one a while back here in Michigan. Apparently I was the only one to see it.


17 posted on 02/25/2007 7:46:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Sender

We live in western North Carolina, and earlier tonight around about 8:30 my son witnessed a shooting star whish appeared to travel from west to east.


18 posted on 02/25/2007 7:48:37 PM PST by smartymarty (If you know why you believe what you believe leadership is inevitable.)
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To: Sender

Sounds like you saw what astronomers called a "bolide"....


19 posted on 02/25/2007 7:50:25 PM PST by mwyounce
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It happens pretty quickly. Lucky you happened to be outside at that moment and looking the right way.

I've seen many, many meteors over the years, but never one that bright. When I was younger I used to lie on the dock or the beach in the summer and watch the Perseids. You might get a faint one every few minutes.


20 posted on 02/25/2007 7:51:14 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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