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Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

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Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby wildjohn » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:56 pm

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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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby oddesy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:18 pm

According to scientists it was a meteor :dance: must have been amazing to see :mrgreen:

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby iNkwazi » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:50 pm

Wow :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:.
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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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby ndloti » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:45 am

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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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby Rooies » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:50 am

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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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby TheunsH » Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:37 pm

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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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:29 pm

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:


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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby Lockie » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:21 pm

Just found this. The second part is slowed by 50%. Taken from a building in Joburg.

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:53 pm

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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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 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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