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Joined: 2009-08-07

I am on Tobago Island, Oct. 7 2010 which is a small island off of Panama City, Panama and last night I saw a HUGE meteor with a tail and all in the North Eastern sky, it was SO bright at first I thought it was a plane with the landing lights on but never heard a sound and never saw it pass through the clouds that it entered. I was awe struck to see this! It was not like the shooting stars that you see way up in the sky, it looked closer. AND NO I had not been drinking or smoking anything!! Did anyone else see this???????

Joined: 2009-08-06
Hi Andy, I didn't see it however..

sounds like you saw a "fireball", a larger meteor that just skims the atmosphere and then either burns up or re-enters space. Wish I could have saw it...

Joined: 2009-08-07
I didn't look either, but apparently ...

... I forgot to look at the calendar!

This is likely source:

Draconids 2010: A Meteor Drizzle

The Draconid Meteor Shower should be visible in the Northern Hemisphere on October 7, 2010, local weather permitting. The Draconid meteor shower is the result of the Earth passing through the tail of the comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner; the Draconids are also known as the Giacobinids. October 7 will be the peak of the October 6-8 Draconid meteor shower.

While not normally a full-on meteor spectacle, like the Perseids ("It's always Perseids, Perseids, Perseids!"), the Draconids are due to put on a spectacular show... in 2011. So what about this year?

Meteor experts don't want to dampen our spirits, so they remind us that, even in years of weak Draconid activity, flare-ups can happen.

Some flare-up that Andy Capps saw!!!!!

Good article too at Nat'l Geographic:

Joined: 2009-08-07
Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information guys, Wow I wish somebody else could have seen it also and I'm sure they did but may not be on here! IT WAS AWESOME!

Joined: 2010-10-11
Andy, I seen a very large

Andy, I seen a very large meteor exactly as you have discribed, but my sighting was on the 8th, in the NE sky. Awesome to say the least, very large with a long tail.It lasted for probably 3 seconds and then appeared to burn out. You don't see them like this very often. Very Cool...

Joined: 2009-08-07
Glad You Enjoyed It!!

Consider the sight of it a gift :)

Joined: 2010-10-15
Asteroid 2010 TD54

Asteroid 2010 TD54 I know how you feel Andy!!!! I am in Carmichael, CA. I saw Asteroid 2010 TD54 on 10/12/10. It was during the day and first looked like a plane with a tail. But then I pulled over in my car and watched this HUGE thing wail through the air. It looked like it burnt out but I think it may have beenjust traveling the earth. TRIPPPYYY! Thanks for posting my Asteroid Brother!

Joined: 2011-01-14
Light in the Sky

Go to: Scroll down till you see the article on your sighting. I would not discount the idea of an icbm or the like.
Our conquerers have been flexing their muscles on our coastlines.......

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