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01-07-2012, 01:23 PM
Did anyone else from the Sunshine Coast/Brisbane see the fireball/bolide last night around 6 - 6:30 pm (too excited to remember to look at the time :ashamed: ). It was South Southwest (no more than 20 deg from due south) from where I was at -26.52,152.79. It fell from near zenith to about 15 deg above the horizon, where it broke up into about half a dozen or so pieces.
VERY impressive! :eyepop:
01-07-2012, 01:30 PM
Damn, I missed that one.
Glad you got to see it though. :)
02-07-2012, 09:51 AM
Yes, my wife and I saw it at 6:22pm Saturday as she was driving me home from an unscheduled trip to the doctor (as I had the unfortunate experience of stepping on a blue-spotted stingray over on Peel Island in Moreton Bay and I received a nasty and very painful laceration on my heel - I now know why thay are called stingrays!).
The meteor was about as bright as Venus, one of the brightest I've seen!
02-07-2012, 10:51 AM
Ouch! At least you were in the right place at the right time then Stephen ... small consolation though. :(
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