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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Unread post by pantera leo » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:29 am

:big_eyes: Wow Bloem is seeing a very active Meteor display tonight with one about every 3minutes! And they are all huge actually flashing bright enough to be Lightning strikes!!!! Awesome wish I could take picture and share it with you guys, but to no avail! :cry:

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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

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

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 happened? That was NOT lightning" It was amazing!!!
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Re: Meteor 21 November 2009 over Limpopo

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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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Upcoming Meteor Shower

Unread post by Billy Goat » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:09 am

Hi everyone,
Thought that I would share some interesting news on an upcoming meteor shower.

This coming December between Dec 4th and Dec 17th will be a meteor shower visible from all over South Africa.
Dec 14th will be the peak period. (Wooo Hooo - I will be in Addo for 3 nights)
And it is estimated that approx. 120 meteors an hour will be visible.

This meteor shower is not from a comet (usually they are) but it is from an asteroid that circles the sun every 1 & a quarter years.
In Addo the best time to view the meteor shower will be from about 10pm.
For folks in the Kruger, closer to midnight.....

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Re: Upcoming Meteor Shower

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:53 am

:yaya: Billy Goat. Thank you for sharing this interesting information :thumbs_up: Enjoy your Addo trip.
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Re: Upcoming Meteor Shower

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:57 am

I will be 25km outside Sedgefield staying somewhere in the forest - so much better than the bright lights of Jozie!

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Re: Upcoming Meteor Shower

Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:39 am

Very interesting, thanks for the info BG!
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Re: Upcoming Meteor Shower

Unread post by arks » Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:35 pm

thanks for this interesting info BG :thumbs_up:

Will prime viewing time in the Western Cape be earlier than 10pm? I will be in Darling on those dates :dance:
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