Saturday, March 23, 2013

Meteor Show

Last night as my wife and I were headed out to dinner we took a long route trying to see if we could catch a glimpse of comet PANSTARRS but couldn't find it. But as we approached the local Air Force base we saw a bright light streak across the sky. I thought maybe it was a plane because it was low but seemed level and traveled right along the line of the runway (parallel) to us. But my wife saw what she thought was a tail. Well, it turns out it was a meteor that was seen up and down the east coast.

And then on the way home after dinner we saw a shooting star; much smaller than the meteor. And pretty interesting since the American Meteor Society calls March the slowest month for meteor showers.

Quite an interesting night.

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