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Nick Theodorakis
2010-Nov-06, 12:30 AM
Anybody else see a fireball this morning? I was walking by dog, and about 7:15 am (EDT) something caught the corner of my and I saw a fireball passing low in the northwest sky, heading north. It had a greenish tinge and little trail. I'm just northwest of Indianapolis (roughly 39 57' N / 86 1 W).

Is this Comet Hartley throwing more junk around?

Nick

Nowhere Man
2010-Nov-06, 12:25 PM
No, Hartley 2 is too far from Earth for anything it might eject to reach us. I'd guess you saw a run-of-the-mill random meteor. Lucky you!

Fred

vonmazur
2010-Nov-07, 02:34 AM
Guys: Apparently they were seen over Canada as well....http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/109238-Great-Balls-of-Fire-in-Canada?p=1813901#post1813901

Unfortunately, I was too far to the south to see this.....I missed one in California in 1962, by a few seconds....

Dale in Alabama