This linkage came in today from: Spaceweather.com but I have neither read nor heard anything about it locally...Anyone in 'burque area see it or know more about this Giganto FIREBALL which apparently rivaled the moon in brightness...?

"SOUTHWESTERN FIREBALL RIVALS THE HARVEST MOON: Last night, sky watchers in the southwestern United States witnessed a brilliant fireball. It was almost as bright as the full Harvest Moon and caused a loud sonic boom over parts of New Mexico. A movie of the event is highlighted on today's edition of SPACE WEATHER dot com.

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Comment by Jeff Hartzer on September 22, 2010 at 4:19pm
Thomas Ashcroft's space camera near Lamy,NM has a now viral video of it passing through the sky...Will be on all local tv news today and this evening...May even see it on the National Snews shows...
Comment by Flozilla on September 22, 2010 at 5:38pm
We saw it...flaming awesomeness!
Comment by the hand model on September 22, 2010 at 7:51pm
super cool.
Comment by Edith Grove on September 22, 2010 at 11:05pm
My boyfriend saw it, but I just missed it. Any word on what it was?
Comment by Todyboy on September 23, 2010 at 8:39am
I saw it and it was spectacular.
Comment by Jeff Hartzer on September 23, 2010 at 10:30am
I am jealous of you 'seers'...details of what took place during your sightings would be delicious...where were you...scary/freaky or awesomenal/life changing...? I learned long ago in NM to keep looking up, and occasionally falling down or stubbing toes though.
Comment by Stephanie on September 23, 2010 at 10:37am
Tom Ashcroft, who operates one of Sandia's camera in Lamy, has a video of it here. Sandia's Los Alamos camera also captured it here.
Comment by Stephanie on September 23, 2010 at 10:38am
The researcher that I spoke with said it was a meteor.
Comment by Benny the Icepick on September 24, 2010 at 4:58pm
What? People with first hand knowledge and/or scientific expertise commenting on this stuff? I thought for sure by now there would either be:
• someone talking government conspiracy/coverup
• a link to "Great Balls of Fire," or
• a Star Wars geek making some reference like "That's no moon..."

Internet, you disappoint me. What's all this business about facts, knowledge, credible sources, and observations? Bring on the loonies!

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