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 Post subject: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
Unread postPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:56 pm 
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Hi,

Last night at 11 pm , awoke to a loud explosion, at first thought it was Venetia mine and explosive activity there, kind of akin to artillery shelling going over head..the sky and veld lit up, and there was this rumbling tremor..It seemed to be a meteor, and passing overhead Mapungubwe Park going west - Im guess in landing in E Botswana ?, NW Limpopo ?

Anyone experienced this ? Have any news :huh:

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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Wow! would be really interesting to find out what it was. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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According to scientists it was a meteor :dance: must have been amazing to see :mrgreen:

Gauteng UFO identified

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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oddesy, Thank for the link. Very interesting indeed! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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Wow :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:.
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Flanagan said if a bang was heard, it meant that the meteor had disintegrated in the sky.


wildjohn wrote that a loud explosion was heard. Does that mean that it broke up then?

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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Around the same time in southern Gauteng I saw a trail that I thought was a flare due to it having a low trajectory .
It seemed to be travelling more or less north to south .

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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My son also saw it here in the Free State. It was about 23h00, he said it was so bright that he could see the leaves on the tree outside his window.

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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:huh: This sounds awesome! How did I miss IT!!!!! :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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I was watching TV on Saturday evening and saw a very bright light outside! I immediately stood up and went to the window but by that time it was gone! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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I've heard on the radio today that a piece of the meteor may have hit mother earth close to Pondrift (spelling?). :doh:
They are now looking for it! :whistle:

I'm no expert, but maybe it was the McNaught comet which has crashed here in Africa! :slap: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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TheunsH wrote:
I was watching TV on Saturday evening and saw a very bright light outside! I immediately stood up and went to the window but by that time it was gone! :shock:


Getting slow now!! :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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Just found this. The second part is slowed by 50%. Taken from a building in Joburg.

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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THANK you so much for posting that lockie, its absolutely amazing :big_eyes: :big_eyes: , i wish i had seen it! :wall: :wall:

Almost looks like end of the world stuff :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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That is amazing :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo
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Must've been really scary for those who saw & heard.... :shock:

Oddesy...very much so....

Lockie & I were watching a doc the other day about the apocalypse...they said earthquakes could be one of the signs...that night there was an earthquake about 200kms away... :shock:

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