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Meteorite Over Michigan #4637242
01/16/18 09:33 PM
01/16/18 09:33 PM
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doitmyself Offline OP
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I was listening to my police scanner approximately 8:25 PM eastern time when I heard numerous reports of a bright flash in the sky accompanied by "sounds".

Pretty cool.


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Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: doitmyself] #4637260
01/16/18 09:56 PM
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I been working nights out doors in Florida. I have seen more shooting stars in the last two weeks than my whole life combined.
I even saw a huge one like you showed in the picture on my way to work one night.
I actually thought it was a flaming plane going down till it just burned out and disappeared. Crazy huge tail like that.



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Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: doitmyself] #4637290
01/16/18 10:59 PM
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I love seeing them!! Some are so close that you can almost feel the heat and hear the crackle. Almost as if someone standing next to you lit a roman candle.


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Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: doitmyself] #4637316
01/17/18 02:46 AM
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Could a larger one trigger a warning system like the false alarms in Hawaii and Japan?


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Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: 555] #4637319
01/17/18 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted By: 555
Could a larger one trigger a warning system like the false alarms in Hawaii and Japan?


If they hit the guy causing him to sit in the button, I'd guess so.

Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: doitmyself] #4637384
01/17/18 06:26 AM
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I saw the flash of light outside our windows. I was confused why the boom came over a minute later.

Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: Shannow] #4637388
01/17/18 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted By: Shannow
Originally Posted By: 555
Could a larger one trigger a warning system like the false alarms in Hawaii and Japan?

If they hit the guy causing him to sit in the button, I'd guess so.

They say it was a mouseclick on a drop down menu and not a button on a console. Apparently "missile alarm" and "missile alarm test" are next to each other in the drop down menu. Somebody didn't do a good job with the software.

Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: doitmyself] #4637518
01/17/18 09:12 AM
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I didnt see the flash indoors but I hear the rumble, I thought it was the snow sliding off the metal roof. I looked outside and didnt see the huge pile of snow that usually comes after the rumble. Turns out it was the sound of the meteor. The house vibrated slightly during the sound.
I am about 15 miles South of Flint


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Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: doitmyself] #4637523
01/17/18 09:18 AM
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I was walking the dog in the dark last night and saw just a glimpse about 8 pm (didn't have a watch or phone). I'm in west Michigan so it sounded more like a loud sparkler on fire, but cool none the less.


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Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: doitmyself] #4638435
01/18/18 06:26 AM
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Latest news indicates the meteor fell over White Lake.

Re: Meteorite Over Michigan [Re: Kestas] #4638521
01/18/18 08:21 AM
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I saw a trajectory map from the weather service showing it fell from East to West through Brighton/Howell area and likely landed in Hamburg twp, It came across roughly mid to upper Livingston county


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