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Old 12-03-2012, 08:51 PM
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Fireball?

I saw the brightest meteor I have ever seen tonight at around 9:10pm? I think they are called fireballs. I have never seen one before - it started just west of the SCP and headed east towards Crux - then broke into two pieces before disappearing behind my house. It moved a lot slower than regular meteors.
Not sure off the magnitude but much brighter than a -8 iridium flare. Probably around -12?
Anyone else see it? Amazing.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:35 PM
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Yep, see here: http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=87953

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:56 PM
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My time was a bit out - it was actually closer to 8:40PM. I also saw the ISS a few minutes later passing from NW to SE.
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