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Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby Siobain » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:02 am

Absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing guys!
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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby pantera leo » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:15 am

:big_eyes: Amazing video footage! :big_eyes: Thanks for posting :thumbs_up:

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby TheunsH » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:50 am

oddesy wrote:Almost looks like end of the world stuff :lol:

True Oddesy, when I saw the light I just knew it was something extraordinary and not just a spotlight from a chopper, thunder, etc!! :thumbs_up:

RUMURUTI wrote:Getting slow now!! :naughty:

No RUMURUTI, the meteor was so fast!! :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the amazing video Lockie! :clap: :clap:

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby pantera leo » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:22 am

:shock: Look at this one!!!

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UOcRCSxeS4&feature=player_embedded[/video]

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby TheunsH » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:26 am

Beautiful and thanks Pantera leo!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby ndloti » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:43 am

I saw it for max 2 seconds and it was over .
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Unread postby oddesy » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:31 am

Thanks PL :thumbs_up: amazing, i really wish i had seen it :wall:
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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:15 pm

ndloti, we saw it out here too. There was a fair amount of cloud cover that reflected an orange glow and bright blue light in the sky. It was as bright as daylight for, like you say, two or so seconds. It left us wondering "what just happend? That was NOT lightning" It was amazing!!!

Thanks for the links to the video's great seeing it and knowing what it was :thumbs_up:
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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby Shutterbug » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:04 am

From what I can find it was called Leonids Meteor Shower and will be happening again on 18th Nov 2010, I hope so because I will be in Kruger at that time :-)
This is the link that I found, if I am wrong please let me know, I think it would be AWESOME to be in the Kruger (away from city light) at watch this :popcorn: also there is another link that shows last years "show"

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby bishop3006 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:08 am

Shutterbug, the Leonids do occur every year, and if you're out in Kruger and can sit quietly outside on a clear night when it happens it will be a good place to see and enjoy them, but this baby wasn't part of that.
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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby Shutterbug » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:50 pm

Thanks Bishop3006, the website says
"Peak on: Thursday 18th November 2010 at 05h55 / Hourly rate: 115 / Direction: NE"
Does that mean I will see about 115 regular shooting stars an hour? thats amazing if it does.

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby bishop3006 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:41 pm

:thumbs_up: That's EXACTLY what it means. Depending on the light conditions, visibility etc., you will probably see less, but should still be able to see quite a number.
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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby Shutterbug » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:51 am

WOW!!! that is going to be awesome, thanks bishop3006.

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby isis-21 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:18 am

bishop3006 wrote::thumbs_up: That's EXACTLY what it means. Depending on the light conditions, visibility etc., you will probably see less, but should still be able to see quite a number.


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