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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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To: Sender

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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To: hophead

I want to believe.


21 posted on 02/25/2007 7:51:57 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: cripplecreek

I saw green lightning on the way home from Indy last night. Freaked me out!


22 posted on 02/25/2007 7:52:03 PM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: Sender

My son and daughter in law saw it


23 posted on 02/25/2007 7:53:53 PM PST by two23
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To: Sender

maybe it was some of the chinese satellite that blew up. I've read that the mess that has made in space is unblievable and that at some big meeting in europe they are going to get chewed out (like that's going to hurt)


24 posted on 02/25/2007 7:53:56 PM PST by Jewels1091
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To: Sender
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25 posted on 02/25/2007 7:54:26 PM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: rintense

Holy Shit!!

look at this...I posted this on my photography board!!


26 posted on 02/25/2007 7:54:52 PM PST by .308 PSS
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To: .308 PSS

Oh...forgot the link

http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=105402


27 posted on 02/25/2007 7:55:55 PM PST by .308 PSS
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To: .308 PSS

Look at...???? I tried to get video of it but it stopped.


28 posted on 02/25/2007 7:56:09 PM PST by rintense (Just say no to McCain in 2008!)
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To: Sender

I also saw one a few nights ago that appeared to break up into sparkly pieces just before it "flamed out"


29 posted on 02/25/2007 7:58:10 PM PST by two23
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To: two23

This is from link...

Meteor/Falling Star?




Wife and I were standing out on back porch and saw the brightest falling star ever...this looked like a firework and lit up the entire backyard (Like a welder would do) I want to know if anyone else saw the same thing? This happened at about 10:22 PM EST Georgia.

This was not a typical falling star...this thing was the size of a basketball at our viewing position and was white hot in the center with blue tracers, the ball broke up at about 10-15 degrees off the horizon.


30 posted on 02/25/2007 8:00:46 PM PST by .308 PSS
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To: b4its2late

31 posted on 02/25/2007 8:00:55 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: .308 PSS
Admin, please edit my original post and remove the swearing...I was excited when I noticed someone else saw same thing.
32 posted on 02/25/2007 8:03:03 PM PST by .308 PSS
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To: MaxMax

LOL!!!!!


33 posted on 02/25/2007 8:05:46 PM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: Sender

Between the chinese anti-satellite test and that russian upper stage that blew up over Australia recently, a lot of debris is up there and will be coming down for decades. I wonder if this was some of it?


34 posted on 02/25/2007 8:07:02 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: b4its2late

What part of GA are you from Sender?


35 posted on 02/25/2007 8:07:24 PM PST by .308 PSS
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To: Sender

I saw it!!
Was outside by my worktruck, brilliant blue light then saw it burst into thousands of pieces that died out nearly instantly.
The sherriff's office and fire crews recieced numerous calls on 911, were in my area and contacting Athens Ben Epps airport.

I only saw it for about two seconds- put shivers down my spine...


36 posted on 02/25/2007 8:08:40 PM PST by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: Sender; eyespysomething

I'm in NE GA too, but the only thing I saw at 10:21 was a big, bright flying saucer. I missed the meteor.

pinging eyespy in middle GA ... maybe she saw one or the other.


37 posted on 02/25/2007 8:08:49 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: herewego

Where are you?


38 posted on 02/25/2007 8:09:34 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: SittinYonder

south of Athens- about 8 miles.


39 posted on 02/25/2007 8:10:09 PM PST by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: herewego

You're not sitting next to me, are you? I'm 8 miles south of Athens, too.


40 posted on 02/25/2007 8:11:47 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: herewego

Winder, GA here...wife ducked...I know there were atleast 3 planes in the sky at the time of the fireball...we were waiting for an explosion.


41 posted on 02/25/2007 8:12:35 PM PST by .308 PSS
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To: SittinYonder

might be-
i'm off hwy. 53


42 posted on 02/25/2007 8:12:38 PM PST by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: herewego

I could throw a rock and hit 53.


43 posted on 02/25/2007 8:14:43 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: SittinYonder

The only thing I saw at 10:21 was the back of my eyelids (as I dozed off in one of the kid's beds, lol)

I was outside at 10:25 (according to the coffemaker clock), but saw nothing.

Did you see it or not, SittinYonder?


44 posted on 02/25/2007 8:15:12 PM PST by eyespysomething
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To: herewego

when it "exploded" or whatever the proper term is, it was the just beautiful. almost like a huge firework but only lasting for less than a second..if that makes any sense..


45 posted on 02/25/2007 8:15:40 PM PST by herewego (Got .45?)
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To: SittinYonder

211/Double Bridges road here...close to Statham


46 posted on 02/25/2007 8:15:47 PM PST by .308 PSS
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To: SittinYonder; herewego

Y'all should take your conversation to FReepmail.


47 posted on 02/25/2007 8:16:12 PM PST by eyespysomething
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To: eyespysomething

I didn't see it. Eyes+Glue+Computer Screen = Me.


48 posted on 02/25/2007 8:16:28 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: rintense
green lightning

These northern lights are most impressive and beautiful when caught by surprise. One of nature's greatest masterpieces hosted by our solar system.

49 posted on 02/25/2007 8:16:33 PM PST by quantim (Do not underestimate the evilness of the 'soccer mom.')
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To: .308 PSS

I can't hit that part of 53 with a rock.


50 posted on 02/25/2007 8:17:10 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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