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    Meteor

    Obviously I didn't see this in Alaska, but a lot of my friends are posting messages about a huge meteor sighting over Wisconsin and Iowa. Anyone see it? Would love to hear more about this.


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    Re: Meteor

    I saw some flashing outside my window at that time, but didn't think anything of it. 20 minutes later, it's all over twitter and facebook. Should have just looked outside, but figured it was just my neighbors or something.

    I assume this isn't something that will happen multiple times tonight?



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    Re: Meteor

    I jumped on Facebook ten minutes ago and saw several statuses about it, one said it hit the ground????

    Of course I'm spending my VEISHEA Wednesday night writing an absolutely awesome lab report



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    Re: Meteor

    I was walking around Ada and saw it. Was just coming to get some advice from astronomy geeks. Glad it was not poop! Glad I was able to see it...



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    Re: Meteor

    HUGE! It went the entire sky from northwest to south and disappeared in a flash of light in Central Wisconsin.



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    Re: Meteor

    Channel 13 news was talking about it; said as they went off the air that a possible explanation is solar flares (eruptions) that got here a day earlier than expected.



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    Re: Meteor

    It was massive I thought. I was out for a run around Towers. I've heard rumblings of it hitting somewhere. Any insight?


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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    Re: Meteor

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    I saw some flashing outside my window at that time, but didn't think anything of it. 20 minutes later, it's all over twitter and facebook. Should have just looked outside, but figured it was just my neighbors or something.

    I assume this isn't something that will happen multiple times tonight?
    Since it wasn't part of a predicted shower or anything, I would doubt there will be anything else. It will be interesting to find out where it landed and what kind of damage it did.


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    Re: Meteor

    Quote Originally Posted by StClone View Post
    HUGE! It went the entire sky from northwest to south and disappeared in a flash of light in Central Wisconsin.
    Yeah that or life from PLUTO! Which is so a planet by the way.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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    Re: Meteor

    So did the sky turn blue like during the day time? There was a big one a few years ago where that happened.

    I've seen solar flares and shooting star, but nothing as big as what people are talking about tonight.

    Hale Bop was probably the coolest night sky thing, I've ever seen.



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    Re: Meteor

    Quote Originally Posted by StClone View Post
    HUGE! It went the entire sky from northwest to south and disappeared in a flash of light in Central Wisconsin.
    Can anyone verify if Wisconsin is still there?



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    Re: Meteor

    Should I call Bruce Willis?


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    Re: Meteor

    I was out running around towers and just thought I was under a street light because it got real bright all of the sudden. I look up and there is this massive light moving across the sky. Freakin' crazy.


    Now that MBB is back, do we still have to pretend that WBB matters?

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    Re: Meteor

    I saw it. It looked like it hit right northeast of Ankeny. It had a blue tail on it. I thought somebody was shooting off fireworks or a plane was going down or something. Looked pretty cool.


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    Re: Meteor

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Should I call Bruce Willis?
    Someone\something trying to send a message not to cut our ability to send astronauts into space?



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