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Meteor lights up night sky over eastern United States

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PurpleSkyz

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Meteor lights up night sky over eastern United States




Posted on March 23, 2013 by The Extinction Protocol


March 23, 2013 NEW YORKA
meteor bright enough to be classified as a fireball lit up the night
sky over eastern North America on Friday, providing a spectacle
witnessed in at least 13 states, Washington, D.C. and two Canadian
provinces, the American Meteor Society said. The society verified more
than 300 witness sightings from Ontario and Quebec down to the southern
U.S. state of North Carolina with more than 100 reports yet to be
reviewed, said Mike Hankey, an observer for the American Meteor Society.
“This was most certainly a fireball seen over a good portion of the
eastern states,” said Robert Lunsford, the society’s fireball
coordinator. “It happened at a good time, around 8 o’clock on a Friday
night, when a lot of people were out to see it,” Lunsford said. The
society describes a fireball as a meteor brighter than Venus and
Lunsford said they can be brighter than the Sun, as was the case with
the one that streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia on
February 15. Meteors are small particles from the solar system that burn
from friction when entering the atmosphere. Several thousand meteors of
fireball magnitude occur each day, most of them unseen over the oceans
or hidden by daylight, the society said on its website. This one was
seen up and down the East Coast and in inland states such as West
Virginia and Ohio, the society said. The fireball’s likely trajectory
showed it moving east from eastern Pennsylvania and across New Jersey,
passing just south of New York City and then over the Atlantic Ocean,
based on witness reports to the society. “I originally thought the
fireball was a low-flying plane,” said one witness from West Chester,
Pennsylvania, whose comments were logged by the society. Many witnesses
called it the brightest meteor they had ever seen. “I’m still in
disbelief,” said another from Boonsboro, Maryland. –Yahoo News




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PurpleSkyz

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SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: NASA says “Flash In East Coast Sky Likely A Meteor”




Posted on March 23, 2013 by END TIME HEADLINES



East Coast residents were buzzing on social media sites
and elsewhere Friday night after a brief but bright flash of light
streaked across the early-evening sky –in what experts say was almost
certainly a meteor coming down. Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid
Environmental Office said the flash appears to be “a single meteor
event.” He said it “looks to be a fireball that moved roughly toward the
southeast, going on visual reports.” “Judging from the brightness,
we’re dealing with something as bright as the full moon,” Cooke said.
“The thing is probably a yard across. We basically have (had) a boulder
enter the atmosphere over the northeast.” He noted that the meteor was
widely seen, with more than 350 reports on the website of the American
Meteor Society alone.
“If
you have something this bright carry over that heavily populated area, a
lot of people are going to see it,” he said. “It occurred around 8
tonight, there were a lot of people out, and you’ve got all those big
cities out there.” Matt Moore, a news editor with The Associated Press,
said he was standing in line for a concert in downtown Philadelphia
around dusk when he saw “a brilliant flash moving across the sky at a
very brisk pace… and utterly silent.” “It was clearly high up in the
atmosphere,” he said. “But from the way it appeared, it looked like a
plane preparing to land at the airport.” Moore said the flash was
visible to him for about two to three seconds — and then it was gone. He
described it as having a “spherical shape and yellowish and you could
tell it was burning, with the trail that it left behind.” “Set as it was
against a cloudless sky over Philadelphia, it was amazing,” he
said. Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at Philadelphia’s Franklin
Institute, agreed that the sightings had all the hallmarks of a
“fireball.” These include lasting 7-10 seconds, being bright and
colorful, and seeming to cross much of the sky with a long stream behind
it. He said what people likely saw was one meteor — or “space rock” —
that may have been the size of a softball or volleyball and that fell
fairly far down into the Earth’s atmosphere. He likened it to a stone
skipping across the water — getting “a nice long burn out of it.”
Robert
Lunsford of the American Meteor Society told USA Today “it basically
looked like a super bright shooting star.” The newspaper reports that
the sky flash was spotted as far south as Florida and as far north as
New England. Pitts said meteors of varying sizes fall from the sky all
the time, but that this one caught more eyes because it happened on a
Friday evening — and because Twitter has provided a way for people toshare information
on sightings. He said experts “can’t be 100 percent certain of what it
was, unless it actually fell to the ground and we could actually track
the trajectory.” But he said the descriptions by so many people are
“absolutely consistent” with those of a meteor. CBS






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Herb Lady

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Ok! So how many of you noticed that this "meteor" was soaring parallel to the earth as opposed to falling down to it??????

Thanks again Purpleskyz!



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PurpleSkyz

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yes just like in Russia.....
what I want to know is why... why with all of the space stations and uber telescopes are we not getting any heads up on these? hello!!! alarm bells ringing here!!!



  

Herb Lady

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Good question!!! H E L L O! - is right!



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