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    Default Perseids - slow moving fireball in Calgary



    Just finished watching a really slow moving fireball in the sky in Calgary at approximately 9:50pm local time.. looking towards the south. It was heading east to west in the sky.. bright orange/red.. flickering brighter and dimmer as it went across.. it was behind clouds and at first I thought it was some sort of aircraft.. but as I watched longer I realized it was a fireball. I'm assuming it's related to the Perseids meteor shower.. but usually "shooting stars" take only a fraction of a second to shoot across the sky. I watched this one for a good 30 seconds until it went behind a cloud.. I was waiting for it to pop out in the clear sky along the path it was travelling, but it never did.

    Fortunately my wife and a few others were there and saw it too... we were just coming out of a big get together with a bunch of friends. So cool!
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    My fiancÚ called me and she said something similar. I told her about the Perseids tonight but then she said these looked different than the average quick flash. She described them as slower moving with a red orange colour and she was able to see them below the clouds (perhaps lesser dense clouds)?

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    Oh and to add... She said she counted 5 of them over a few minutes I believe. She is in a smaller town with less LP also.

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    Default Re: Perseids - slow moving fireball in Calgary

    I just saw the one.. but it was quite large.. thinking about it now.. I would say the speed was similar to when the ISS is passing overhead.
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    Default Re: Perseids - slow moving fireball in Calgary

    Could be space junk, old rocket parts, ET making a fly by. HEhehe, he could be trying to slip through the meteor shower. On another though, would the meteor shower show up on radar or is it to fine to be seen?

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    Default Re: Perseids - slow moving fireball in Calgary

    Anyone else see it?
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    Default Re: Perseids - slow moving fireball in Calgary

    I saw a large, slow moving meteor/fireball of an orange color moving from East to West...could it be the same one?
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    I wish I could have seen it when I was told about it. I was thinking it could have been slightly larger debris .

 

 

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