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02-08-2010, 08:50 AM
Did anyone see the fireball this past saturday?
Facing north up about 50 degrees at around 11:15pm Saturday 31/7
It was slow and broke up in the atmosphere with the bright ball followed by a trail of orange/red debris and a smoke trail that lasted several seconds?
Tell me someone saw it and hopefully photographed it:P
Any other great activity of delta aquarids? Im looking foward to next weekend, no moon....
Steve, that would have been an awesome site to have seen. :eyepop: I'm afraid I didn't see it, but like you, I would be interested to know of those who did.
04-08-2010, 10:26 AM
Thank you for the reply
It was awesome
1 first time for me as well, ive seen plenty of fireballs but never been looking straight at where 1 starts, the beginning to the end defiantly rare in this lifetime. I shall try again this weekend, ending and beginning of various showers, no moon, the country sky....
Didn't see this one Steve, But I have witnessed one as you have described some time a go, they make for a awesome sight.
04-08-2010, 02:44 PM
That would have been a great sight, I have seen a few firballs etc... the best one I remember is an earth grazer during the 1999 Leonids, hugging the horizon, lasted ages.
05-08-2010, 10:53 PM
i saw a massive fireball in the southen sky (crossing through/near crux down into Vela) on monday (2/08/10) lasted about 3 seconds (before it droped below horizon at about 9-9:30pm) if i had to size it it was about six times the size of Acrux. very pretty.
06-08-2010, 07:55 AM
Saw a good one in same direction as OP on 4-8-10,very bright and quick
at around 9.30 pm,might have been a bit lower in sky.
The astro guides say it will be a bumper year this year,_all we need is for clouds to go away!
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