This was the most incredible astronomical experience I've ever witnessed. It was breathtaking. I've seen shooting stars before, but this one was brilliant.
North Palm Beach, FL
26° 49' 53,27'' N (26,83°)
80° 4' 2,47'' W (-80,07°)
Uhrzeit und Dauer
Datum & Uhrzeit (Ortszeit)
17.08.2021 21:10 EDT
Datum & Uhrzeit (UT)
18.08.2021 01:10 UT
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Helligkeit und Farbe
Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
The train was like a glowing dust field. It followed the meteor in a stream of maroon and orange. I believe it began as a white thin line, then followed by the thicker maroon and orange trail. It looked like a trail of meteor fragments. It then faded away.
I was sitting on my computer. The flash was so bright that it grabbed my attention. I only saw the last glimpse of the flash. But it was so bright that it took my attention from the brightness of my screen. There is a bright star in the sky tonight (the only star I can see currently due to cloud coverage). The meteor was at least three times brighter than the star. I do not know what the star is, but it might be Jupiter? I could not identify it
The fragmentation was present in the train. It was red and orange. I cannot say why, but I could immediately tell that it was fragmentation. It was like a beautiful maroon train.