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> FIREBALL near San Jose, CA., Anybody see it?
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post Dec 14 2011, 03:47 PM
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I can't read the whole article. But this looked pretty cool. Any of our friends from Cali see this thing? Talk amongst yourselves:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/outdoor-arti...jose-cali/59055


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post Dec 16 2011, 02:39 PM
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Cool. I bet it didn't hit the ground, just passed beyond the horizon. I saw several like that during the Leonid Fireball event back in 1998
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post Dec 17 2011, 11:39 AM
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QUOTE(Sagebrusher @ Dec 16 2011, 03:39 PM) *
I saw several like that during the Leonid Fireball event back in 1998


I saw the brightest meteor in the 98 event as well. Super bright fireball, parallel to the horizon, just above the treeline. Bright & slow enough to cast faint shadows.



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post Dec 18 2011, 09:02 PM
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QUOTE(vomit @ Dec 17 2011, 12:39 PM) *
I saw the brightest meteor in the 98 event as well. Super bright fireball, parallel to the horizon, just above the treeline. Bright & slow enough to cast faint shadows.


I was lucky, most my area was cloudy, but then a hole developed over eastern Iowa. Did you see any point fireballs (coming straight down)? I saw one that light up the landscape like distant lightning and left a glowing cloud high in the atmosphere, which persisted about 10 minutes. The cloud was about the apparent size of the moon.
Unfortunately, I didn't hear any of the meteors or explosions, which some people did.

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post Dec 19 2011, 06:17 AM
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QUOTE(Sagebrusher @ Dec 18 2011, 10:02 PM) *
Did you see any point fireballs (coming straight down)?


Nope. I was lucky to see the one that I did. I was at hunting camp late at night getting rid of some impure bodily fluids, when I saw the only Leonid for me. November is typically the cloudiest month around here. I was glad to see the one.


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