[AZ-Observing] Bright Meteor (Fireball?) at 7:05 pm Tonight!....

  • From: Greg Askins <gregaskins@xxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, EVAC <evac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 21:42:34 -0700

My wife and I saw the same meteor tonight at 7:05 pm heading south on  
the 101 (Price Freeway) just south of the University on-ramp. It lasted  
long enough for me to direct my wife's attention from the kids in the  
backseat to the front window.

One of the brightest I've seen (and the brightest my wife has ever seen  
according to her). The green color was quite pronounced (especially at  
the end); I was hoping for a true fireball explosion it was so bright.  
My wife was quite impressed.

The track from my location appeared to be almost due south along the  
101; and ended at approx. 30 degrees or so above the horizon.

Any other reports?

Greg Askins
Chandler, AZ

P.S. What a fun thing to see!...

On Nov 29, 2004, at 8:31 PM, Sheryl Gambardella wrote:

> I came on line tonight to ask if anyone else saw the spectacularly bright
> meteor tonight at 7:05 PM... and what are you talking about but meteors! I
> didn't catch this on film, obviously, but saw a very bright "strobe" flash
> on the house wall as I was entering and turned to see another very bright
> green flash and streak ending just above the horizon due south of me. Both
> the first and second were bright enough to cast a shadow. My son who was on
> the north side of the house at the time also called out in surprise from the
> reflected light which he thought was blue. It absolutely was the brightest
> meteor I have ever seen- if it was a meteor and not de-orbited space junk.
> Anyone else see this?
> Sheryl Gambardella

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