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Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:24 AM

I saw the coolest thing this morning...

I was up early this morning and went out into the front yard to see if I could see the comet with my bare eyes. My front porch faces the East. As soon as I stepped off my porch and looked north for the Big Dipper and a glance of the Comet Neowise, a meteorite exploded and flamed off to the North. It was startling! I had never seen the moment a meteorite exploded.

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Reply I saw the coolest thing this morning... (Original post)
kentuck Jul 2020 OP
marble falls Jul 2020 #1
lame54 Jul 2020 #6
kag Jul 2020 #2
oregonjen Jul 2020 #3
in2herbs Jul 2020 #4
kentuck Jul 2020 #5
Dem2theMax Jul 2020 #7

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:27 AM

1. The startling thing your neighbor saw was you standing on your porch in your underwear and slippers.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:22 PM

6. Comet...

Is good for cleaning out the eyes

(Note to Trumpers - it's actually not - don't use comet for cleaning your eyes)

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:28 AM

2. Very cool.

I once saw one through the very small window of our front door. I just happened to be sitting in just the right position to see it from our living room, but the explosion caught my attention. The next day I read some news stories about others who had gotten a much better look at it.
This is the DU member formerly known as kag.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:45 PM

3. Maybe part of this?

https://www.kgw.com/article/weather/accuweather/double-meteor-shower-how-to-see-weather-forecast/507-df9226f5-553e-4dea-a5d2-ecf2024e5df8

As Comet NEOWISE fades away, stargazers will have a new astronomical event to look for in the final days of July -- a phenomenon that hasn't happened in nearly three months.
On the night of Tuesday, July 28, into the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 29, shooting stars will glisten in the night sky from not one, but two meteor showers: The southern Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids.

The last time that a moderate meteor shower put on a show in the night sky was the Eta Aquarid shower in early May, but clouds were an issue for many stargazers across North America.
Neither of the two showers this week are considered major, but together they will bring around 15 to 20 meteors per hour in dark areas away from light pollution.
The Alpha Capricornids is the weaker of the two meteor showers, but it could prove to be the one that is most intriguing.
"What is notable about this shower is the number of bright fireballs produced during its activity period," the American Meteor Society (AMS) explained.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:00 PM

4. Several years back I set off on my horse in the darkness of the morning and in the

western sky a huge meteor flamed across the sky. The light show was short but amazing. An unforgettable moment with nature.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:27 PM

5. It does stick with you.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:06 PM

7. I saw one doing that while I was driving on the freeway.

Of course it had to be when traffic was heavy, and I had to pay more attention to the freeway than the meteor. It put on quite a show. I will never forget the image that's in my head. It was amazing.

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