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2 Seperate Fireballs - Same Path & Trajectory

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Yep, thats right! On my way home from work this morning, at about 2:46am, I was on the way in to Kilbeggan from Tullamore.

In front of me, a really large but not-as-bright-for-its-size fireball, white-orange in colour, burned up in the atmosphere. Then, as if following on from it, another brighter, just as large, green fireball continued on the same path.

The first came from the top left of Auriga, continued for about 15 degrees, didn't break up, was slightly fizzy looking, and left a brief trail. Travelled quite fast, but not zooming. Estimated magnitude, about -4/-5

The second came after a gap of about 5-10 degrees continuing from the first, less than 1 second later, as large as the first and also fizzy looking, but had a distinctive green colour, for about 20 degrees distance, and was much brighter. Estimated magnitude about -6/-7. Both heading down toward the horizon almost vertically to me.

Anyone else see it? Notice how there's another spurt of fireballs in the past few weeks? Nothing to do with Machholz of course, but still a coincidental rise. Never seen anythin like these 2 before. Amazing!

:shock:

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Yep, thats right! On my way home from work this morning, at about 2:46am, I was on the way in to Kilbeggan from Tullamore.

In front of me, a really large but not-as-bright-for-its-size fireball, white-orange in colour, burned up in the atmosphere. Then, as if following on from it, another brighter, just as large, green fireball continued on the same path.

Seanie.


At this stage my car lost all power and a blue beam appeared above me, next thing I know it was 5am, and I was at home :wink: :wink:
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:evil:

Go on, laugh it up....

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:evil:

Go on, laugh it up....

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well people from the north american continent seem to be preferable for this sort of thing that us poor irish :wink: . thankfully.
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Sorry Seanie,
You know I was only kidding.
I was sound asleep at that stage. saw nothing, but wish I had.
Last time I saw a fireball was during a Lunar Eclipse back in 1989!!
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Yep, thats right! On my way home from work this morning, at about 2:46am, I was on the way in to Kilbeggan from Tullamore.


Seanie,

Do you ever look at the road when you're driving home from work?!!! :shock:
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Yep, thats right! On my way home from work this morning, at about 2:46am, I was on the way in to Kilbeggan from Tullamore.


Seanie,

Do you ever look at the road when you're driving home from work?!!! :shock:


What road?

...ooohhh, THAT road... most of the time!

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Sorry Seanie,
You know I was only kidding.


I know Dave!

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