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Andy Bown

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

It could just be a 'flash' from high aircraft.......though the sun ain't up down here at 35,000ft it probably is and you'd only witness the 'flash'. was it in the ESE/SE or just plain S?

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  • Location: Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, Warm summer evenings
  • Location: Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland

could have been an iridium flare

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iridium_flare

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  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Freezing fog, frost, snow, sunshine.
  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl

I've only seen three in my entire life, which is apparently quite a lot all the same. I hate how unprepared you are for them: something catches your eye, you spot it, you realise what it is, it's gone. :( , they're amazing to see.

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  • Location: Rossland BC Canada
  • Location: Rossland BC Canada

A very bright fireball was observed in many parts of Alberta and western Saskatchewan on Thursday at about 5:30 MST which would be 0030 GMT 21 Nov.

This was apparently seen by thousands of people on their way home from work in the Edmonton area, and as far away as Cold Lake 300 kms to the northeast, and Medicine Hat 500 kms to the southeast. From the reported track (towards the southeast) it is expected that the meteor broke up over central Alberta and that fragments may have landed (as meteorites) in east-central Alberta near Coronation possibly. Amateur astronomers may lead a search once they assemble more eyewitness reports near the impact zone.

Another bright meteor was reported by air traffic controllers in New Orleans. I think this was probably a separate event.

This would be the tail end of this year's Leonid meteor shower, so quite possibly you witnessed one the other day, Andy.

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

Well it wouldn't have been the one Roger's posted about in Canada because I saw it on Wednesday morning. Also, I think it may have been too light to see something from a meteor shower.

I quite like Gray Wolf's explanation of the sun reflecting as a 'flash' off an aircraft because we have a lot of aircraft fly over here at that height . Just thinking clearly about where I was (wasn't at home so direction not definite) it could have been more SSE so towards where the sun was rising.

Thanks for your responses.

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  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (5 metres a.s.l.)
  • Weather Preferences: Something good in all four seasons
  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (5 metres a.s.l.)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/art...lice-video.html

I was just reading about the Canadian sighting .. with pics/vid.

Quite something.

I've seen one myself many years ago, a really green fireball.

BL. :D

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  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (5 metres a.s.l.)
  • Weather Preferences: Something good in all four seasons
  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (5 metres a.s.l.)
thanks for posting great link bev :)

:) Pleasure.

The brightness is amazing.

BL.

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