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Old 08-13-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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Did anyone see the incredible meteor that shot across the sky around 10:00 pm? It was bright orange, left a long tail and covered at least 2/3 of the sky! We had just started watching in the Avalon Park area, and needless to say, we were sorely disappointed with any meteor we saw after that!

I'm curious to know what made this meteor so incredible compared to any other I've ever seen. If we hadn't know that it was a meteor shower, I may have been a little scared!
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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I went out periodically throughout the night and didn't see anything.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Did anyone see the incredible meteor that shot across the sky around 10:00 pm? It was bright orange, left a long tail and covered at least 2/3 of the sky! We had just started watching in the Avalon Park area, and needless to say, we were sorely disappointed with any meteor we saw after that!

I'm curious to know what made this meteor so incredible compared to any other I've ever seen. If we hadn't know that it was a meteor shower, I may have been a little scared!
It was just one from the Perseid meteor showers that happen every year in mid August. Atmospheric condtions were right for you to see them.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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Viewed a decent meteor around midnight last night, tried to see the Perseid Meteor Shower when the local news gave the best times but nothing when I peeked out but last night made up for it.

Hope this helps,
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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So it appeared that the real show didn't start until right before dawn. Next time instead of staying up late I'll just wake up early and see if I catch the show.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:21 AM
 
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Yeah, I knew it was part of the Perseids, but it was just much more incredible than any meteor I've ever seen in any meteor shower! I think as the night went on, the meteors became more frequent, but still relatively small. I seriously would have been worried a fireball was about to hit East Orlando had I not known about the Perseids!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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I took the dog out around 10:15 all at once my dog looked up, he never looks up so I looked up to see an orange fire ball traveling from northeast to the south. I had no idea what I was looking at but I knew this was not a plane. What was also amazing was how long I could see it, seems like close to a minute. Also I was a shocked at how large it seemed, like looking at a penny 10 feet away. I live in Antioch Illinois.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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I saw one on August 18th as I was driving home to South Florida from Orlando,it didn't last long but kinda freaked me out because it looked like it either came down or burned up about 500 feet in front of me as I was driving.
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