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07 December 2010

Spokane, WA Meteor 6DEC2010 Meteor/Meteorite News 7DEC2010

Reader of Meteor/Meteorite News 6DEC2010:
Spokane, WA at about 05:00 PST 6DEC2010
Guest136 (guest) Kevin wrote: Got to see an awesome meteor this morning from Spokane, WA at about 0500 local. It lasted about 7 seconds and watched it into the horizon. By far the best I have ever seen or will ever see. Somebody has got to have video, perhaps a traffic cam on a decent hill. The sky was just beginning to show a hint of daybreak so likely better seen at Seattle or Vancover/BC  2 days ago I thought I saw a short/brief one at the same spot but I assumed it was just reflection of lights off my glasses and windshield, chilly outside. I will try to keep a camera at the ready tonight.

Meteor/Meteorite News 7DEC2010

Meteor fire tail over Tacoma Washington on Friday evening
The sky was partly clear over Tacoma, on 3 December 2010. At 5:58 pm a large meteor track appeared in the sky overhead. The red orange fire tail started 10 degrees (N) above the celestial equator and ended -8 degrees (S) below the celestial equator. The object appeared about 15 arc degrees to the West of Jupiter’s position. The fire tail was about 3 arc minutes wide making it very prominent in the sky. The object was on a true North to South heading. ... more
http://www.examiner.com/astronomy-in-tacoma/meteor-fire-tail-over-tacoma-washington-on-friday-evening?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter



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