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Fireball?

Started by brucesdad13, 02/20/2015 10:07PM
Posted 02/20/2015 10:07PM Opening Post
I think I just saw a fireball! smile At least, it was the brightest burning and falling object I've ever seen at night. How would I see if anyone else had a sighting of this? It was in the vicinity of Hercules from my house looking East towards Boston.

~ Charlie Stevenson

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Posted 02/22/2015 06:17PM #1
Charles Stevenson said:

I think I just saw a fireball! smile At least, it was the brightest burning and falling object I've ever seen at night. How would I see if anyone else had a sighting of this? It was in the vicinity of Hercules from my house looking East towards Boston.

Cool. Check out the American Meteor Society site for reports that match your time and place.
http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_events?country=-1&year=2015
File a report of your own.
Linton