Comet?

Comet?

Postby TreeGuy » Dec 12th, 2017, 7:39 pm

At 6:20pm tonight I was headed up bridge hill on my way home to Westbank when I saw a bright light. It was off to the right of me travelling in the same direction. It had a tail as it dropped and then vanished. I wish I had my dash cam on.
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Re: Comet?

Postby vinnied » Dec 12th, 2017, 10:02 pm

did you remember to make your wish?
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Re: Comet?

Postby Dizzy1 » Dec 12th, 2017, 10:13 pm

TreeGuy wrote:At 6:20pm tonight I was headed up bridge hill on my way home to Westbank when I saw a bright light. It was off to the right of me travelling in the same direction. It had a tail as it dropped and then vanished. I wish I had my dash cam on.

That would be a meteor - comets are usually visible for much longer periods of time (days at a time) as they make their orbit around the sun.

We just flew in this evening and saw a meteor up here in Northern Alberta around 730pm MST, nice bluish streak going in a northerly direction coming up from YMM.
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Re: Comet?

Postby rookie314 » Dec 14th, 2017, 12:27 pm

Comets are also very predictable in location and brightness. There are currently no naked eye visible comets in the sky.
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Re: Comet?

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 14th, 2017, 12:36 pm

Santa's shake down run, test and tune ?


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