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    Brilliant fireball

    Last night I was observing at Old Tavern, VA, about 10 miles north of Warrenton. I saw a dazzling fireball low in the northern sky which traversed 45 degrees or so right to left in a few seconds while appearing to move away from me. Like a dummy I neglected to record the time or the beginning and end positions relative to the stars. I would estimate very roughly that the track was over west-central Maryland or southern Pennsylvania. It was sometime near 10 PM EDT. Any other reports of sightings would be most welcome.

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    Any guesses to how big it was? Small marble size?
    I know that I know nothing, so I question everything. - Socrates/Descartes

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaCaptain View Post
    Any guesses to how big it was? Small marble size?
    That was my educated guess, based on textbook articles I read decades ago.

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    Did you report it? A couple of years ago, I saw a fireball over Allentown PA which is in the eastern part of the state. I thought it was a few miles away, but in fact it was about 100 miles away over central PA west of Harrisburg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfribrg View Post
    Did you report it? A couple of years ago, I saw a fireball over Allentown PA which is in the eastern part of the state. I thought it was a few miles away, but in fact it was about 100 miles away over central PA west of Harrisburg.
    Yes, I reported it to http://www.amsmeteors.org/2017/08/pe...ugust-25-2017/

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