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  1. Redman97

    Redman97 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else see the meteor around 5:40? It was moving east to west and was north of Iowa City.
     
  2. ManBearClone

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    I saw it in from south Ames looking north it was heading SE to NW. Thought it was a low flying plane at first. Had time to get to the window to see it break up. Very cool.
     
  3. Redman97

    Redman97 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I thought that is was within a few miles of where I was when I saw it.
     
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    Saw it from I-80 in western Iowa. Must have been pretty high up in the atmosphere.
     
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    Wish I would of been able to see it. Woulda been cool to see for sure.
     
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    Bad timing. When was that EIU-Nebby game?
     
  7. Ry4Cy

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    Are you sure it wasn't the international space station? It is visible from the naked eye from time to time.
     
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    Should have read all the posts..disregard my previous post.
     
  9. Redman97

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    It was fiery. Sounds like lots of people saw it all over Iowa.
     
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    Yes. My wife & I were on I-280 south of Rock Island and saw it. Wasn't sure what it was.
     
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    Saw it down here by Rathbun Lake, it was green and moving fast.
     
  14. MNCYWX

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    No. You can't mistake the light that was seen tonight with the space station.

    We're overcast up here and people were still reporting the sky lit up blue/green.

    Haven't seen any credible images of it yet... and we very well may not unless someone got it on a dashcam, surveillance cam, or timelapse.
     
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    It had more of a Cessna Citation taking off from the Ames airport look to it. :jimlad:
     
  16. ManBearClone

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    Whotv.com claims to have an image from Runnells but unless they somehow flipped the image the angle is all wrong I think. Also have a webcam image from Iowa City but someone pointed out that it's Venus they captured.
     
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    Ha just as I suspected.

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  18. MNCYWX

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    Even that pic is supposedly fake. Twitpic - Share photos and videos on Twitter

    You'd have to be a quick draw with the camera to capture this. It would have happened in less than 10 seconds. I doubt anyone with a normal camera got it, unless they happened to already be taking pictures... outside... in December... at night.
     
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    That's an exposure shot of the ISS. Probably about 10-20 seconds worth. The ISS to the naked eye is like a star moving across the sky. No where near the magnitude of what was seen tonight. You can't confuse the two.
     

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