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stardust [Jul. 6th, 2009|02:17 am]
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i saw a shooting star. About an hour ago, on my way home from helping daecabhir sort our book collection, i was preparing to turn into the gas company parking lot to drop off the gas bill night drop. i just happened to look up and see what looked like a stray firework flashing across the sky, except it was arcing down rather than up, and there was no noise (i had my car window open). It lasted about a second, maybe a second and a half.

i looked online for images and this is the closest thing to what i saw (after i massaged it in Photoshop, that is):

Huge it was, just like a firework. And yet, it was silent. The moon will be officially full in about three hours. i think i found a bit of faerie tonight.

Anyone else seen something similar?

[User Picture]From: dragonsally
2009-07-06 07:49 am (UTC)
Wow. That's cool, and lucky.
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[User Picture]From: ravynmaniac
2009-07-08 02:38 am (UTC)
Very lucky. Given the date (late July 5), i wondered if maybe it was just a firework, but, it was alone and silent. Just didn't seem like a firework. Just in the right place at the right time, glad i didn't pay the bill earlier, LOL.
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[User Picture]From: whimsywinx
2009-07-06 02:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, lovely! I've never seen a shooting star myself.
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[User Picture]From: ravynmaniac
2009-07-08 02:40 am (UTC)
i *think* i've seen them during the seasonal meteor showers, but they're tiny tiny far away things. Like a star that does a little dip, or a quick move and it's gone. So subtle i wonder if i saw it at all.

Hmm maybe i'll make an icon out of that photo :-)
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[User Picture]From: elwynsattic
2009-07-08 07:04 am (UTC)
Once saw a shooting star during an outdoor pagan rite during the quiet meditation part. It was neat and seemed pretty appropriate. Have also watched the Perseid meteor shower away from city lights (sometimes hard to do in Baltimore).

Also see: http://transientsky.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/mason-dixon-fireball-july-6/

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[User Picture]From: ravynmaniac
2009-07-08 06:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that link! i reported my sighting to their site today :-)
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[User Picture]From: elwynsattic
2009-07-09 03:10 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ravynmaniac
2009-07-10 05:22 am (UTC)
For those of you interested, here's a link to the AMS Fireball Sightings Log page. Many many people witnessed this, some heard the sonic boom (which i did not). Pretty cool!
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