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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:59 PM

Bright fireball reported in skies over San Francisco Bay Area


Breaking News @BreakingNews

Bright fireball reported in skies over San Francisco Bay Area - @nbcbayarea, @abc7newsBayArea

https://twitter.com/BreakingNews/status/302638335447408640



ABC7 News @abc7newsBayArea

We're hearing several reports all around the Bay Area of a #meteor streaking across the sky. Did you see it? Send pics to uReport@kgo-tv.com

https://twitter.com/abc7newsBayArea/status/302635006956797953



Anyone hear anything else?

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Edited to add...

Down thread in Comment #8 is a video.


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Reply Bright fireball reported in skies over San Francisco Bay Area (Original post)
Tx4obama Feb 2013 OP
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #3
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #2
hollysmom Feb 2013 #5
Journeyman Feb 2013 #17
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #29
leeroysphitz Feb 2013 #54
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #6
Control-Z Feb 2013 #4
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #7
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #12
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #14
thelordofhell Feb 2013 #27
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #58
thelordofhell Feb 2013 #59
LineLineLineLineReply .
Fawke Em Feb 2013 #53
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #56
Hard Assets Feb 2013 #78
alphafemale Feb 2013 #55
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #57
alphafemale Feb 2013 #62
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #9
defacto7 Feb 2013 #11
Sedona Feb 2013 #16
randome Feb 2013 #51
countryjake Feb 2013 #8
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #13
Warpy Feb 2013 #24
countryjake Feb 2013 #28
aquart Feb 2013 #43
defacto7 Feb 2013 #10
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #15
StrictlyRockers Feb 2013 #21
AverageJoe90 Feb 2013 #18
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #22
KittyWampus Feb 2013 #76
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #82
defacto7 Feb 2013 #30
AverageJoe90 Feb 2013 #44
longship Feb 2013 #45
defacto7 Feb 2013 #64
longship Feb 2013 #75
defacto7 Feb 2013 #77
longship Feb 2013 #79
Kablooie Feb 2013 #34
defacto7 Feb 2013 #35
Kablooie Feb 2013 #37
defacto7 Feb 2013 #40
theHandpuppet Feb 2013 #47
longship Feb 2013 #46
SidDithers Feb 2013 #66
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #19
Amonester Feb 2013 #39
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #20
defacto7 Feb 2013 #32
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #23
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #25
zappaman Feb 2013 #60
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #26
Chipper Chat Feb 2013 #31
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #33
defacto7 Feb 2013 #36
joshcryer Feb 2013 #38
Coyotl Feb 2013 #50
davidn3600 Feb 2013 #41
pansypoo53219 Feb 2013 #42
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #63
Berlum Feb 2013 #48
SidDithers Feb 2013 #67
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #49
marybourg Feb 2013 #52
CreekDog Feb 2013 #61
Xithras Feb 2013 #69
countryjake Feb 2013 #80
marybourg Feb 2013 #70
cherokeeprogressive Feb 2013 #65
Prism Feb 2013 #68
cherokeeprogressive Feb 2013 #71
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #72
KamaAina Feb 2013 #73
AntiFascist Feb 2013 #74
countryjake Feb 2013 #81

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:03 AM

1. More info ...


Fireball Streaks Across Bay Area Sky

-snip-

On a day that had a lot of people talking about meteorites and asteroids, a fireball of some sort was seen steaking across the Bay Area skies.

The fireball was seen just after 8 p.m.

There are reports into the newsroom from people as far north as Fairfield and as far south as Gilroy. It was also seen in Sacramento.

It was bluish in color and appeared to be heading straight to the ground, according to one viewer in Santa Clara.

-snip-

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Fireball-Streaks-Across-Bay-Area-Sky-191503601.html


Note: video in article is NOT The USA.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:09 AM

3. Wow... What are the odds? No pun

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:05 AM

2. Damn Mayans.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:11 AM

5. off by a year?

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:27 AM

17. Forgot to account for Leap Years . . .

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:30 AM

29. Forgot to carry the 1. nt

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:37 AM

54. They forgot to convert it back to English from Metric... n/t

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:11 AM

6. I think we need a few sacrifices

To Kukulkan

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:11 AM

4. Perhaps the mama asteroid spit out

a few meteorites on her way across? Seems they have to be related somehow. The one in Russia a coincidence. But two? On the same day as the closest asteroid ever? What are the chances?

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:12 AM

7. Hubby and I were saying the same.

Over land s what is impressive.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:17 AM

12. Allow me to indulge myself

What if, the one that passed us was really on a collision course and we detonated something near it to divert it causing it break apart and loose some of it's to Earth's gravity. Perhaps the news about it would have destabilized the worlds civilization and we were made to believe it passed us by and the effort to avert is was kept completely hidden.

I don't believe any of what I just said, lol, but I had fun thinking it up.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:18 AM

14. Huh, huh...

People tonight are on a roll...comedy club, DU

Thanks.

My sides hurt.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:59 AM

27. And the Pope stepped down..............

Dogs and Cats living together........MASS HYSTERIA!!!

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Response to thelordofhell (Reply #27)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:14 AM

58. Whatever you do

DO NOT think about this guy.....

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #58)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:51 AM

59. I couldn't help it. It just popped in there.

I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never, ever possibly destroy us. Mr. Stay Puft.

We used to roast Stay Puft marshmallows....by the fire at Camp Wocanda............

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:36 AM

53. .

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #53)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:12 AM

56. I LOVE THAT GUY!!!

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Response to Fawke Em (Reply #53)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:39 AM

78. Finally saw the guy - in Sugar Dome (in Food TV)

 

of all places.

He was one of the judges for a alien contest. He apparently liked the red Martian look.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:40 AM

55. lmao. Summer of the Shark. Late winter of the Killer Meteors. nt

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Response to alphafemale (Reply #55)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:13 AM

57. Oh yeah, I have'nt devised a killer shark epidemic theory yet but..

it may evolve genetic splicing and Vladimir Putin.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #57)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:07 PM

62. Then Sarah Palin can see it from her house? nt

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:14 AM

9. And possibly one on Wednesday in Cuba too, link below


Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022383674
p.s. English translation in the comments on that DU thread.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:17 AM

11. Maybe that's wasn't the mama asteroid.....

(/tin_hat)

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:41 AM

51. Asteroids can have 'moons', too. Or 'moonlets', if you prefer.

I'm sure that asteroid did not pass by us 'in a vacuum', so to speak. It probably brought some minor 'crumbs' along for the ride.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:13 AM

8. And here it is...



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Response to countryjake (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:18 AM

13. Thank you for posting the video :) n/t

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Response to countryjake (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:38 AM

24. That's more like what they're usually like

Only visible at night and fizzling across the sky instead of exploding.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:29 AM

28. The Russian one exploded only about 12 miles up...

and all of the experts are saying that is unusual and incredibly low.

When I was young, back in Ohio, I'd seen meteors streaking down during the day, probably because the area I'm from was flatter than a flitter and nothing but fields all around, so view was panoramic. Never ever saw one explode like that. I'm still fascinated by all of the videos those Russians managed to get of that thing!

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Response to countryjake (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:29 AM

43. Whoa!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:14 AM

10. Just coincidence?

Or is a reevaluation about to take shape? Russia, Cuba, San Fransisco, the asteroid... all between Wednesday and Tonight. A couple more and I think it's time to think a little more seriously about the possibilities.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:19 AM

15. No kidding.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:33 AM

21. A couple more and I think it's time to think a little more seriously about the possibilities.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:29 AM

18. I doubt there's any real danger.....

Or we would have known about it by now.

I just hope we don't see any major hysteria developing over this, though.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:33 AM

22. A few more and Sunday service might be packed.

No, not kidding.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:59 PM

76. Nadin, you have me honestly LOL'ing. Mostly because it's true. LOL!

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #76)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 10:00 AM

82. This whole thread is comedy gold.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:41 AM

30. Hysteria is no good.

But politically, we had better get our ars on a stick and put some of our NASA money on sky survey and deflection. So far, they and congress has taken a "there's no real danger" view on the serious nature of collisions.

And to tell you the truth, we probably would not know about it by now either because we didn't see it coming which is highly possible, even probable, or because we wouldn't be told (which of course is the tin hat part).

Hysteria is not a good idea, but being prepared is a good idea. It will happen sooner or later.

I have to edit this.....

NASA has not taken a "there is no real danger view" at all. They just have not been able to put up the cash for a project that is not popular with congress and industry.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:33 AM

44. Well, there is a minute chance of Apophis striking in 2029(or '36).....

So there's that I suppose. Still don't think this one poses any real threat; NASA may be underfunded, but I highly doubt we'd be totally blindsided: It's about as likely as any given person in the U.S. being struck by lightning this year; which is to say, extremely unlikely.

OTOH, I agree on this, though: it really wouldn't hurt to be prepared.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:14 AM

45. Of course we'd know about it. It's public knowledge.

In order to track these things the data has to be openly shared so that the thousands of amateur astronomers around the globe can contribute their data. The Earth rotates so no one country could ever suppress the data. Suppressing it would make the whole system not work at all.

When the SETI institute once found a candidate signal from ET (it wasn't), the government never contacted them, but the NYTimes did.

So much for such conspiracy theories. And I know that the poster doesn't subscribe to them. I just felt obligated to chime in on why such speculations are nonsense.

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Response to longship (Reply #45)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:14 PM

64. You really should read up...

There is no conspiracy theory about the fact that most meteors are never noticed through detection until they happen. My guess is it's because there isn't enough effort to do so. There are an estimated 250,000 objects in an orbit that cross the earth's plane that could be a hazard and only about 1900 are cataloged. NASA has been advised that they need 250 million dollar budget to do the job of detection, cataloging and to devise a plan for deflection, but only 20 million has been allocated.

Just for calculation sake, It would have been better if the meteors we have seen in the last days were related. If they are not related the scenario is slightly less encouraging.

Some of what I wrote was in jest, most was not. Some was tagged as tin hat or conspiracy for the fun of it others were not. But picking and choosing to undermine the reality of the need for more detection and deflection technology is not useful to anyone.

For simplicity, I think will discontinue making light statements for fun of it on this subject since there is a bent toward knee-jerk reaction to science these days with the stereotypical reaction of using conspiracy theory as a scapegoating mechanism. I guess it's time to make the message simple enough to be understood.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #64)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:50 PM

75. That's why I wrote the following in my post.

So much for such conspiracy theories. And I know that the poster doesn't subscribe to them. I just felt obligated to chime in on why such speculations are nonsense.


I apologize if you were offended, but my intent was not to offend, but to amplify your post.

Mea culpa.

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Response to longship (Reply #75)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:37 AM

77. No, my apologies....

I did misunderstand I guess. I had a double take when you said "poster" as the OP is the poster and I figure I'm a commenter. Am I a poster as well? Gees, words can just get in the way sometimes. Sorry.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #77)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 12:49 AM

79. Yup, and I didn't want to call you out by tag.

Oh dear. The hazards of online textual communications.

That's why I try not to be the first person to throw a chair, but try to be the first to apologize for my somewhat mangled posts.


Regards.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:10 AM

34. I'd bet that they were part of a bigger meteor that broke up.

That's why we're getting them so close together.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #34)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:22 AM

35. That's exactly what I think.

A previous collision that broke up a larger chunk. We were rather close to the larger one and it would be expected that other bits would travel with it. That's probably more common than not. Pictures of some of the larger asteroids show large chunks and boulders held to them by gravity. It would only be logical that smaller asteroids would have more space bits hanging near it compared to larger asteroids that sweep them up and hold them.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #35)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:41 AM

37. I wonder if they were also part of the big one that just passed earth too?

The scientists I heard talk about it mentioned an amazing coincidence so I guess it's not an established theory yet.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #37)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:00 AM

40. Actually, that was my meaning.

I feel like all of these in the last couple of days were remnants of the larger one that passed at 17,000 miles out yesterday.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #40)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:36 AM

47. No, no and no....

According to scientists, the Russian meteor approached earth in virtually the opposite direction of Apophis.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #34)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:26 AM

46. The Russian one was almost certainly NOT.

The direction it went was wrong. It should have gone south to north and it went (AFAIK) east to west.

I don't know about the Cuban or SF meteors, but there are many, many tons of stuff falling on Earth from space each day. Sightings will inevitably cluster once in a while. I suggest that this is one of those coincidental instances.

Plus, this may be selection bias. With 2012DA14 in the news, people may be looking to the sky more. So they are just seeing events which happen normally, but in context with 2012DA14 seems to correlate.

These things happen every day. People are just paying attention right now.

It's all coincidence with some selection bias thrown in for good measure.

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Response to longship (Reply #46)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:39 PM

66. Thank you for posting some reason into this thread...nt

Sid

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:57 AM

39. LOL!

Maybe they're MAD learning about the drones memo?

"Wanna see OUR drones, earthlings?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:33 AM

20. Wanna laugh? Russia Today 22 minutes ago

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_02_16/Meteor-reported-in-skies-over-San-Francisco-Bay-Area/

Comments on Twitter indicated the object that flashed across the horizon around 8 p.m. was blue in color and visible from the Peninsula to at least the eastern reaches of Contra Costa County and as far away as Red Bluff.
Scanner traffic at the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office indicated that they were aware of the event, but a dispatcher said they had not received any emergency calls related to it.

One commenter on Twitter, who said they saw the meteor while driving in a car in Cupertino, said the object appeared to be headed west.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:46 AM

32. Ha......

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:35 AM

23. Barroid Bonds threads belong in the Sports Group!



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:40 AM

25. I was a medic, I handled sharps regularly...

That photo shop is rather disturbing.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:46 PM

60. Very, why you grow a tail when you go into Macy's in suit and tie


And I don't dressed in grunge.



Yup, I pay attention to things most don't

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:47 AM

26. Huh? n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:44 AM

31. I'll wait for Sunday and Pat Robertson's explanation.

(It's the gays I tell ya)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:01 AM

33. I think I saw that thing.

I was sitting on my porch in Sebastopol, about 55 miles north of the Golden Gate, when I saw something flash in the sky. My first thought was a meteor, but then I thought it looked like a firework descending.

I was looking southwest at the time. It was a white downward streak that appeared to have a greenish head.

I didn't hear anything.

I didn't think anymore about it until I saw this thead. Weird.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:30 AM

36. Here is a picture from one of my security cams...

A couple of years ago, this was on my cam.

http://www.cornflake.com/pub/fireball2.avi

It was a large fireball as seen in a reflection on our car's windshield. I think it was about 3 in the morning.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:46 AM

38. I suspect the close passing asteroid had some cousins.

And that's what we're experiencing.

I highly doubt any of them are of any real danger, we've got the big ones mapped out (with the exception of possible asteroids coming from a sunward trajectory which we couldn't spot, but they'd have to be rouges).

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #38)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:37 AM

50. They are unrelated events

Think about how far the earth travels per second around the sun. These events are very far apart in space.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:02 AM

41. Maybe this is the rapture! Anyone missing?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:47 AM

42. bits off that big one that passed?

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:11 PM

63. Nah, they were all separated by millions of kilometers. (nt)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:40 AM

48. Stop your Dithering

We got nuttin to worry about

Certain materially-inclined DUers have given us "assurances": Russian meteorite was 'once a decade' event:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022379427

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Response to Berlum (Reply #48)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:48 PM

67. "Smirk"...

Remember this thread? A DU classic.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002128567

Sid

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:28 AM

49. If large enough ..hitting the Pacific

off the US Western coast, could generate a Tsunami.. I hope that doesn't happen, as it would be a nightmare...Keeps fingers crossed it doesn't hit here.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:32 AM

52. Saw the video. Nothing unusual.

Anyone outdoors under a dark sky will see that phenomenon several times in a night.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #52)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:56 PM

61. not that big and not in the middle of San Francisco like last night's

a few months ago there was a meteor that landed outside Vallejo which had a sonic boom that was heard throughout the Bay Area (i know, i heard it!). but it made the news too.

these are unusual to see around here.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #61)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:53 PM

69. It's really not that unusual

Those of us who spend a lot of time outside at night see a lot of them. Most people never see them because they're snugly holed up in their houses after dark. I've been into amateur astronomy since I was a kid, and still do astronomy demonstrations for local youth groups, so I'm outside a LOT at night. I probably see two or three good sized fireballs a month...and I'm just over the hill east of the Bay Area. Anything I can see, they can see.

On average, a few thousand fireballs hit the Earth each day (a fireball isn't just a meteor, but is a LARGE meteor with a magnitude greater than -4...bright enough to throw a shadow). The vast majority of these are never spotted by people because they hit over the oceans, or come down in the daytime when they're less noticeable. I've heard that the actual average for amateur astronomers is one fireball for every 20 hours of viewing time. If you spend a few hours a night outside staring at the sky, each night for at least a week, the odds say that you'll see at least one of these.

People are just paying more attention at the moment because of the big flyby and the one that came down over Russia. Everyone thinks this is something new, but it's really not.

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Response to Xithras (Reply #69)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:00 AM

80. +1

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #61)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:53 PM

70. When it hits the earth it becomes a meteorITE.

The main factor is how dark your sky is. In lit-up cities, they're not very visible, but they enter the atmosphere above well-lit cities just as frequently as they do dark rural areas; they just can't be seen as well. The one seen in the video was against an open dark sky because of the wide road, and was of an ordinary magnitude, seen every night where the sky is dark.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:24 PM

65. That thing lasted all of 3 seconds. Come on up to Big Bear on a moonless night.

Tonight I'll go sit in the hot tub out on the deck with my wife and we'll see 10-15 and at least 2 will last longer than that one did.

People need to get a grip. There are probably dozens every night that San Franciscans don't see because of their light pollution.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #65)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 02:51 PM

68. It is oddly clear in East Bay

Although this may be relative to me, given I grew up in Chicago. But, you're right. I'm an amateur astronomer, and I see meteors, some quite bright, all the time in the Bay Area. Last week, around 2 am, there was a nice little trailing orange scorcher. Very pretty.

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Response to Prism (Reply #68)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:34 PM

71. Back in early January my Wife and I were coming into Las Vegas from the north on our way

back from Boise. We saw one brighter and longer than most I've seen. It split 2 or 3 times, lasted over 5 seconds, and was a yellowish-green. It was so big in fact, I was sure there would be some kind of news about it. Nothing turned up no matter how many times I Googled it.

Good thing we were still far enough from Vegas so as not to be bothered by the light pollution.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #71)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:49 PM

72. Was it Jan 17?

If so, that was a comet that ended up near So. Lake Tahoe.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #65)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:27 PM

73. I wonder how many sightings there were in and around San Jose?

I was inside, as usual -- but San Jose has actually attempted to reduce its light pollution, to protect the famed Lick Observatory on nearby Mt. Hamilton. Our streetlights are yellow, not white, and point downward.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #65)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:34 PM

74. I agree, and what's up with CNN?


Last night: "I would be scared too if I lived in San Francisco." WTF?

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Response to AntiFascist (Reply #74)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 01:10 AM

81. Some of those CNN commentators are really excitable folk...

The evening of the Russian meteor explosion, I was listening to CNN and they broke in with CNN International...listening to that guy and his breaking news, one actually may have imagined an alien invasion was happening.

He was quite young.

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