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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Redman97, Dec 26, 2013.
Anyone else see the meteor around 5:40? It was moving east to west and was north of Iowa City.
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.
Interesting. I thought that is was within a few miles of where I was when I saw it.
Saw it from I-80 in western Iowa. Must have been pretty high up in the atmosphere.
Wish I would of been able to see it. Woulda been cool to see for sure.
Bad timing. When was that EIU-Nebby game?
Are you sure it wasn't the international space station? It is visible from the naked eye from time to time.
Should have read all the posts..disregard my previous post.
It was fiery. Sounds like lots of people saw it all over Iowa.
It may have been the space station
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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.
And for iowa city
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Saw it down here by Rathbun Lake, it was green and moving fast.
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.
It had more of a Cessna Citation taking off from the Ames airport look to it. :jimlad:
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.
Ha just as I suspected.
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.
Well here is a picture of the ISS from ground
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.