New User

Welcome to AOAS.ORG
Tuesday, March 26 2019 @ 07:34 pm EDT

 Forum Index > Observing > Solar System New Topic Post Reply
 Large meteors over Eureka Springs sky
 |  Printable Version
 Saturday, April 22 2006 @ 07:59 pm EDT (Read 1565 times)  
Forum Newbie

Status: offline

Registered: 06/19/05
Posts: 2

Spotted a very bright meteor break-up over Eureka Springs at 8:32-pm / 4-19-06, which illuminated the entire landscape for 2-1/2 seconds before breaking into 7 or 8 smaller pieces and burning out. It was moving from north to south and arced across nearly 90-degrees before disappearing. Then, at 8:47 pm, another smaller meteor streaked and broke-apart into 5 or 6 pieces; however, it was traveling from the southeast to the northwest... almost the opposite trajectory of its larger predecessor. These were both notable for their intense luminosity, especially the first.

Profile Email Website
 Wednesday, April 26 2006 @ 07:09 pm EDT  
Forum Sage

Status: offline

Registered: 06/19/03
Posts: 460

Eek! Bright meteors aren't all that common, but exactly how bright is bright? If a meteor can light up the ground for even a couple of seconds, that's pretty bright. I'm hoping other people who visit this forum will also share their sightings of either (or both) of these meteors from last week.

The annual Lyrid Meteor Shower was to have peaked on the evening of April 20-21 the very next night. This shower is known to have an occasional bright fireball such as was described, however, the shower's radiant where the meteors are seen to originate from wasn't above the ENE horizon for a few more hours yet. While one of these might have been a fragment of a Lyrid meteor, I doubt that both were. The second was most likely a sporadic meteor with no connection to any shower. Such sporadics are seen an average of 2 to 5 times every night, yet most aren't bright enough to light up the ground.

Who else has a report on these meteors?


Bob Moody
Profile Email
Content generated in: 0.02 seconds
New Topic Post Reply

 All times are EDT. The time is now 07:34 pm.
Normal Topic Normal Topic
Locked Topic Locked Topic
Sticky Topic Sticky Topic
New Post New Post
Sticky Topic W/ New Post Sticky Topic W/ New Post
Locked Topic W/ New Post Locked Topic W/ New Post
View Anonymous Posts 
Anonymous users can post 
Filtered HTML Allowed 
Censored Content 

User Functions

Lost your password?

What's New


No new stories

COMMENTS last 2 days

No new comments

LINKS last 2 weeks

No recent new links

Want It ALL?

Become a card-carrying member of AOAS. Paying dues gives you several advantages over other registered users, including a subscription to the club newsletter, an AOAS.ORG e-mail address, use of club materials, including books and telescopes, and access to the Coleman Observatory facilities. On top of all that, you also qualify for a 20% discount on all books at any Books-A-Million location.

To get your membership application, click here.