[meteorite-list] SPECTACULAR SHOW!!!

From: David Hardy <mdavidhardy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:12 2004
Message-ID: <20011118124513.24968.qmail_at_web13805.mail.yahoo.com>

Good morning! Very good show south of Atlanta. Went out about 4:30 and was
seeing 5-6 per minute. By 5:00 it was up to 12-15/minute and held there for
about 20 minutes. The peak must have been aroung 5:10 when in a ~15 second
period must have seen 40-50! Everywhere you looked there were 3 or 4 or 5!
Some nice trains also. I did notice that most of the bigger ones faded out in
a greenish color, did'nt we have a thread here trying to "classify" meteors by
their color?


David Hardy

--- Meteoriteman_at_aol.com wrote:
> Hello ALL! Well, My wife and I just came indoors from the 16 degree COLD
> (Burr!) weather as the hot cocoa ran-out and our fingers went numb! ( I was
> thinking of Michael Blood and his sweetie sitting by a fire and roasting
> cheddarwursts...with envy).
> Sky is incredilbely clear...between 4:10AM and 5:06 AM we saw an average
> of 13-18 per minute! (some minutes I counted as few as 11)...
> Steady...constant...and brilliant! EVERY direction...mainly from the
> Southeast and east and northeast directions...but from EVERYWHERE at the same
> time!
> The very best that made it mostly across the sky came out of the
> southeast-east sky and just brightly burned across the expanse of the sky! I
> lay there in my chaise, under my fleece blanket and it was amazing how you
> were watching one (or more) overhead, while you could see five or six
> peripherally...some going in opposite directions to the ones you were
> watching!!!
> Ziz-zagging, fast-flying, bright trails of early morning bliss! (and
> there was nothing added to my cocoa as I do not "consume" of the spirits).
> I have never seen anything like it...and I was amazed...and
> humbled...and had the excitement that is usually reserved for children.
> What a pleasure and what a very special show! I will remember it always.
> Very best wishes and regards;
> jake
> Jake Delgaudio
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