Saturday, January 14, 2012

Meteor Changed From White To Green In Color Over Virginia Beach Virginia

Date: August 3, 2008
Time: Approx: 10:00 p.m.
I noted the bright meteor that some of you describe at about 22:00 EST on August 3, from Virginia Beach, VA. Very bright (mostly white to green) moving generally to the NNE. This was with locally bad seeing conditions of haze and city lighting too.
It caught my eye already coming overhead just below zenith to the ENE as I was facing north looking at naked eye stars, and continued to below the tree line near the horizon, lasting several seconds. Variations in intensity becoming especially bright before going out of sight.
Some breakup noted resembling sparking. Not much of a trail. No sound noted here.

As far as these orange lights some are seeing, I know the ISS passed over and into darkness here just after the meteor event, coming from somewhere around the direction of NW, heading SE, and going into shadow during that pass. It had passed over earlier in the evening as well.
I know it looked more orange here than usual because of the because of atmospheric conditions at the time.
If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.

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