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    Lol a meteor you say?
    Soooo, where do you see yourself in five years?

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    Pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper25 View Post
    Pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NarrowBandFtw View Post
    FK YOU!

    I actually clicked on the link expecting a farking Meteorite not a damn Meteor ford
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitbull View Post
    FK YOU!

    I actually clicked on the link expecting a farking Meteorite not a damn Meteor ford
    got the GP plates even, it's a Meteor in Joburg, just like the thread topic
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    It was there and gone far too fast for pictures unfortunately.

    It was incredibly fortunate that I walk around looking at the sky most of the time anyway.

    Which is probably why I have so many bruises, as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon_R View Post
    Fireballs tend to be sporadic meteors, not associated with any particular radiant.
    Gotcha - yes , this is true. Thanks.
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    Soooo, where do you see yourself in five years?

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    Quite lucky to see one in the daytime.
    Most meteors are seen at night
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    On RSG a lady from Lichtenburg North West phoned in. She said, around 10:20 she saw something bright in the sky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanDango View Post
    On RSG a lady from Lichtenburg North West phoned in. She said, around 10:20 she saw something bright in the sky.
    That's called the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    That's called the sun.
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    There is one other possibility, which I presume you have discounted: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satell...Iridium_flares

    The Iridium communication satellites have a peculiar shape with three polished door-sized antennas, 120° apart and at 40° angles with the main bus. The forward antenna faces the direction the satellite is travelling. Occasionally, an antenna reflects sunlight directly down at Earth, creating a predictable and quickly moving illuminated spot on the surface below of about 10 km (6.2 mi) diameter. To an observer this looks like a bright flash, or flare in the sky, with a duration of a few seconds.

    Ranging up to −8 magnitude (rarely to a brilliant −9.5), some of the flares are so bright that they can be seen in the daytime; but they are most impressive at night. This flashing has caused some annoyance to astronomers, as the flares occasionally disturb observations.

    As the Iridium constellation consists of 66 working satellites, Iridium flares are visible quite often (2–4 times per night). Flares of brightness −5 magnitude occur 3–4 times per week; −8 magnitude may be visible 3–5 times per month for stationary observers.

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