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Fireball Streaks Across Bay Area Sky (San Fran)
NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/15/13 | Anon

Posted on 02/15/2013 9:55:00 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom

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To: garbanzo; servo1969; F15Eagle
And this one:

Acts 2:19-21

'...I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.’

101 posted on 02/16/2013 9:38:04 AM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: ApplegateRanch

At 1,200+ km the meteor would be right on the horizon and very dim. And depending exactly where the observer sits in these hilly Washington locations the horizon is not exactly flat like it is in Kansas. Later today I’ll run a simulator and determine the moon altitude/azimuth since the meteor was supposedly “up towards (sic) the moon”.


102 posted on 02/16/2013 10:37:23 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: thecodont

Missed it. was hoping a meteor shower followed but bupkus ....


103 posted on 02/16/2013 10:43:06 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: steve86

Thanks for doing a simulation. Please post the results. It could have been a pair, one a bit ahead of the other. I would have liked to have seen more reports from points in between.

I did notice that there were more than one who mentioned it was “going straight down”, which, of course, only means it was really headed toward the horizon. Most don’t have any idea just how far away or how high it really is.

I’ve seen many meteors during showers that WERE going “straight down”: they appear as quickly brightening pinpricks of light near the radiant that equally quickly fade out, like a mini-flashbulb going off in the distance.

I wouldn’t think it would be seen over the Bay Area from Puyallup, but rather while somewhere in between. Redding, for example, is 850 KM. OTOH, 1200 KM is a around 30 seconds at 45 KPS, so I know it would not have traveled over both Puyallap and the Bar Area.


104 posted on 02/16/2013 11:56:08 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

BTW, thanks for the interesting link.

I still remember seeing photos from my youth of the meteor (probably in the 60s) that cruised on by the Grand Tetons and was seen through the inter-mountain west. As I recall, it gave the impression it was moving “slowly” and left a nice smoke train, grazing the atmosphere during its brief visit. Maybe this was the same one that finally found a home near Chelyabinsk LOL.

The one fireball I have seen myself was right near here in Washington State, a bright green one.


105 posted on 02/16/2013 12:45:41 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Originally published Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Cuba, too, reports powerful meteorite explosion

Cuba apparently experienced a phenomenon similar to but smaller than the meteorite that detonated over Russia this week, island media reported, with startled residents describing a bright light in the sky and a loud explosion that shook windows


106 posted on 02/16/2013 1:17:11 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

They should have used the term meteor, not meteorite. Dumb AP.


107 posted on 02/16/2013 1:18:23 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

Gee, maybe the sky IS falling! LOL


108 posted on 02/16/2013 1:21:54 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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109 posted on 02/16/2013 1:32:41 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: steve86

Strange that the Cuban meteor didn’t get on anyone’s camera. The Russian one was caught on dozens... the CA meteor was caught on a few, AT NIGHT. Cuba? Not so much. Economics matter!!


110 posted on 02/16/2013 1:54:54 PM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Teacher317

I don’t know. Most people in that remote part of Russia would be poor also, except for a few in top jobs in defense and some industry. Probably fairly comparable. It may have more to do with government restrictions in Cuba on what’s imported. Not really sure.


111 posted on 02/16/2013 2:35:49 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

Russian drivers as a group have an odd fixation on dashcams. Maybe driving there is so wild that it’s necessary, maybe their version of insurance requires it? Don’t know, but there are an incredible number of Russian dashcam videos on YouTube, from private citizens.


112 posted on 02/16/2013 2:51:00 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I read its because of corrupt cops who charge them for infractions or accidents they weren’t even involved in, or were not at fault. And judges have been accepting the videos as evidence for the defense..


113 posted on 02/16/2013 2:55:42 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

it’s


114 posted on 02/16/2013 2:56:39 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86
I read it’s because of corrupt cops who charge them for infractions or accidents they weren’t even involved in, or were not at fault. And judges have been accepting the videos as evidence for the defense..

That and also from what I’ve read, because there are a lot of scam artists who stage, purposely cause accidents and try to extort money from their victims.

115 posted on 02/16/2013 3:00:47 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: steve86
A likely glimpse of our own situation a few years from now, might be a good idea.
116 posted on 02/16/2013 3:35:57 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Strategerist; chessplayer
Another Meteor Flashes Across Bay Area Skies

This is a good example of exactly what I was talking about chessplayer – not so much the article which isn’t all that too bad, but the “news” video. Now and probably for many months to come, every time someone sees a shooting star or a meteor streak across the sky, rather common events BTW, it will get all sorts media coverage and comparisons will be made to the Russian meteor and to such and extent that breathless news readers will infer and low information type folks will believe that all of a sudden there are just so many of them, more now than ever before it would seem and ask “why is this happening all of a sudden?” when just like the “Summer of the Shark” in truth, they happen all the time with no more or less frequency than before.

I predict that 2013 will be the "Spring of the Meteors" (although "Cruise Ship Sewage Disaster Worse Than the Titanic" might be in the running as well) just as 2001 was the Summer of the Sharks, and some year, I don’t remember which it was, was the “Poison Apple Year” thanks in part to Meryl Streep, and some other year was the “Dead Fish Washing Up On The Shore Year”, and some other was the “Run Away Car Accelerators Year”….etc. and on and on, that is of course until some other sensational and overwrought story takes over.

117 posted on 02/16/2013 3:49:06 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA

Well, get used to it because 2013 actually *is* going to be unusually active from an astronomical perspective, enough so that I got my niece a decent lower end telescope for Christmas.

There’s one more known near-Earth asteroid, then comet PANSTARRS in March, followed by the green comet Lemmon already visible in the southern hemisphere that will be visible to us in April, and then there’s the big one, comet ISON, that appears poised to be the second brightest object in the sky for a month or so, behind only to the sun, visible in broad daylight.

It will be at it’s brightest after it passes perihelion in late November, assuming it doesn’t break up from passing fairly close to the sun as comets go.


118 posted on 02/16/2013 4:01:29 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
Good point and you are correct that 2013 is going to be a very interesting and active year astronomically speaking, both for scientists and people interested in such things from a scientific perspective, but that wasn’t what I was talking about. I was speaking to the media hype surrounding rather frequent events like shooting stars and meteor fire balls and making it seem like all of a sudden there are a lot more of them than usual when most likely, it only appears that way because the media is suddenly giving them more attention, or for that matter, blaming it on global warming (eye roll).

I am really looking forward to seeing comet ISON and am really hoping it doesn’t break up or fizzle out. Of course I'm also hoping that it doesn’t bring out the dooms day cult nuts and if it does, at best they are only mildly disappointed when the World doesn’t come to an end or that they only off themselves and not anyone else.

And kudos to you for getting your niece a telescope for Christmas. If only I had had a really cool uncle like you : )

119 posted on 02/16/2013 4:32:03 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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To: MD Expat in PA

I’m intrigued with there being a literally green comet. I’ve seen green meteors before, and I’ve read historical accounts of a red one, but a green comet is a new one on me.

It’s really too bad that this green comet Lemmon is not the bright one, wouldn’t that be a sight, a tremendous glowing lime green streak across the sky? But then again, the believed source(s) of the green coloration are highly toxic, so on second thought, maybe it’s for the best that it’s more at a distance.


120 posted on 02/16/2013 5:29:19 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

If anyone is curious, the green coloration of comet Lemmon as well as the presumed toxicity of it are being attributed to cyanogen and diatomic carbon.


121 posted on 02/16/2013 6:38:17 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: MD Expat in PA

Some phenomenon in Florida area this evening resembling a “meteor shower” according to tweets flying around.


122 posted on 02/17/2013 7:20:19 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: gleeaikin; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

Yeah, NASA sez no, but obviously these hits are less likely to be just a coincidence. Thanks gleeaikin.


123 posted on 02/24/2013 7:28:04 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Just another N Korean missile test....


124 posted on 02/24/2013 9:13:14 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: NoCmpromiz

Just remember, the Ravens WERE the Browns before Art Modell moved them out of Cleveland.


125 posted on 02/24/2013 9:20:36 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: tanknetter

Grover’s Mill has some good reporters down there,...not to worry.


126 posted on 02/24/2013 9:23:20 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Sounds like The Landlord is upset with the tenants.


127 posted on 02/24/2013 9:23:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Batman11
Was it flaming?

Over S.F.? Had to be.

128 posted on 02/25/2013 5:57:05 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RegulatorCountry
It’s really too bad that this green comet Lemmon is not the bright one,

Think I'll start referring to the green comet as Comet Lime. Or maybe Lemmon-Lime.

129 posted on 02/25/2013 6:11:07 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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