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    Default Did I hear a meteor?

    Hi. I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but why not.
    I have a question about something strange that happened once and I'm wondering if maybe a met.

    It was a sunny day. I was inside and all of a sudden I saw a bright white flash outside that seemed to span all of our front windows. My dad was in another room with a window to the back of the house; he said he didn't see anything but he heard a boom. My sister was upstairs and she said she saw a bright red flash from out a back window.

    Any idea what this could have been?

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    Hi Alpert, and welcome to Astronomy Forum. We have chunks of stuff, natural and man-made, coming in through our atmosphere 24/7/365. Lucky thing we are as protected as we are. For you to hear the audible "report" and flash of such is not at all surprising, given size and proximity.

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