just sayin

Owensboro, KY

#1 Dec 7, 2011
Did anyone else just see a very bright object streaking across the sky at 10:33 p.m. CST 12-7-11? It looked like a meteor heading due South.
me did

Murray, KY

#2 Dec 7, 2011
I did...thought a plane was on fire, Very bright. Glad I saw it. i live in Hardin
Superman

Murray, KY

#3 Dec 8, 2011
That was me! I had just left Metropolis and was making a quick trip to Murray. Sorry for the alarm! My bad!
Jeremy

Bentonville, AR

#4 Dec 8, 2011
I'm in Bentonville, AR and I saw this object. It was a large white light, with a long trail of white behind it, and a vibrant blue crescent moon shape around the front of it.
corningar

United States

#5 Dec 8, 2011
Seen it less than 1/2 mi from me heading to the ground se green with a tail at 10:33 pm glad someone else seen it
Mark Lake Villa Illinois

Aurora, IL

#6 Dec 8, 2011
I saw it low on the horizon to the south, greenish-blue with a very long tail. It was at 10:33 PM. Must have been huge if seen from as far north as I am, 5 miles south of Wisconsin border.
just sayin

Owensboro, KY

#7 Dec 8, 2011
corningar wrote:
Seen it less than 1/2 mi from me heading to the ground se green with a tail at 10:33 pm glad someone else seen it
Interesting. Someone in Wisconsin saw it low on the horizon to the south. I saw it from Kentucky to the west of me headed south. It looked like it was only a mile away, but I knew it had to be several miles (or hundreds of miles) away of it was burning up on entering the atmosphere. You say you saw it heading to the ground. Are there any local reports of a meteor strike last night?
just sayin

Owensboro, KY

#8 Dec 8, 2011
Oops, sorry: Should be "...if it was burning..."
OPHY2000

Oak Park, IL

#9 Dec 8, 2011
Mark Lake Villa Illinois wrote:
I saw it low on the horizon to the south, greenish-blue with a very long tail. It was at 10:33 PM. Must have been huge if seen from as far north as I am, 5 miles south of Wisconsin border.
I did saw it from Oak Park and I thought I was crazy..or seeing things
just sayin

Owensboro, KY

#10 Dec 9, 2011
OPHY2000 wrote:
<quoted text> I did saw it from Oak Park and I thought I was crazy..or seeing things
It's nice to know other folks saw it and it's amazing to be able to find so many others so quickly through the internet. There was nothing spooky/freaky about it: It was obviously a meteor or falling piece of space debris.

I've seen a few meteor showers and now I tend to believe this was not a meteor, but a falling piece of space junk. The reason I say that is that it seemed to "flame out" rather dramatically at the end. Did anyone else see a fairly dramatic final flame out?
fireball

United States

#11 Dec 10, 2011
it was a fireball, which is a meteor that is larger than normal, if you seen it your lucky because they are rare, cause most happen during the Day, google tht date and meteor and it will tell you all about it
just sayin

Owensboro, KY

#12 Dec 10, 2011
fireball wrote:
it was a fireball, which is a meteor that is larger than normal, if you seen it your lucky because they are rare, cause most happen during the Day, google tht date and meteor and it will tell you all about it
Thanks for the tip! This is what we all saw:

http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/201...

One question, if you don't mind. How can you be certain it was a large meteorite (fireball) and not a large piece of space junk?
fireball

United States

#13 Dec 10, 2011
good question, personally not sure in my opinion it could have been, I was just quoting remarks from the u.s. meteorological society

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