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17-07-2011, 06:18 PM
Anyone else see a 4 second meteor burn in ESE sky last night about 10.30-11pm local? We saw it from near Mannum SA
Yes!!!! Massive meteor at 23:24 EST, 23rd July. It was about one hand span towards SCP from Achernar. I was writing in my log book when I saw a flash reflected on the page that was way brigther than the torch I was using. I thought it was a car headlight reflected off the window, but my backyard shouldn't get any light in it at all. I glanced up and saw the afterglow of a massive meteor. It lasted for ages before fading. It was orange and was headed north-south. I have never seen a flash like that one.... and I only saw the reflection of it. Amazing!!
I am in Canberra - so if it was the same one - it was a big one... :)
26-07-2011, 11:25 AM
I saw it too, from my back garden in Bungendore (just up the road from Canberra). I was facing north putting an eyepiece in the telescope (looking at the Helix Nebula) and the whole place flashed as if a big camera had gone off. I turned around and saw the glowing trail fade out over several seconds.
Must have been very bright, but as I didn't see the actual flare I couldn't say how bright it was.
So if it was the same meteor, are we the only three who were out observing on sat night???? :rofl:
27-07-2011, 10:17 AM
Too cloudy with smoke here to observe. Controlled burning+no wind= No observing.
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