Friday, September 20, 2013

Bright Northern Virginia Fireball September 19

Hey Space Placers!

Saw my first fireball in quite a long time last night at 7:32 p.m. EDT here in Northern Virginia.

It was still strong twilight so the brightness was diminished somewhat but I still estimated it to be about -10 or about the brightness of the First Quarter Moon. Tough to estimate real brightness when it is still pretty light out.

The fireball was very compact but was bright white. There was no sound or detonations. It went from west to east and it was nearly overhead when I saw it - I actually saw the point of it starting but could not see the end point due to trees blocking my view.

I and about 20 others made a report to the American Meteor Society -

Sky Guy - Want to See More of them in VA

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