Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

Astro-Porn of the Day: Most amazing meteor fireball EVER.

WOW! Just an hour or so ago, on my way home after class and picking up the last of the big donation to the Center, I saw a bright fireball transform over a period of a second or two into a streaming green streak across the sky. AMAZING! It went from bright white to vivid green, as if a lurid painter had broken open a lightbulb and painted phosphorescent pigment across the sky, which glowed for a few seconds afterward. It looked sort of like this, only more dramatic:

What a treat after a massively long day!

Somewhere east of Lawrence, Kansas, a pile of space-debris lay smoking in the dry soil.

Tags: astronomy

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