- Hi Jeff -
- I was looking at the stars last night till 2 AM when
I turned in. At approximately 2:40 AM today (Thurs 06-03-04), a meteor
was reported to have been witnessed by quite a few people. Unfortunately,
I was NOT one of them! I'm still kicking myself for not staying out just
a little bit longer. Arghh
- Anyway, it was visible from here in Tacoma all the way
east of here (about 250 miles).
- A local news link to the story is here.
- I have attached an interesting movie that actually shows
the meteor lighting up the whole area, and the only video that I have found
that actually show the meteor itself! You gotta see this! The thing that
gets to me looking at this video is how SLOW it appears to be traveling.
Also, there is a huge flash that lights up the whole parking lot but the
object itself does NOT appear to get any brighter during that time. They
claim it is the same object, but I don't know. Reports of "sonic booms"
were reported also.
- Keep up the great work!