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PostSubject: Dashcam footage shows 'very large meteor' streaking across the sky   Dashcam footage shows 'very large meteor' streaking across the sky EmptySun 05 Aug 2018, 11:19 am

Hundreds of people across New South Wales and Victoria have reported seeing a large meteor streak across the sky.

People from the state's north coast and south to Gippsland in Victoria saw the flash of light move across the sky for several seconds around 6:30pm last night, with some reports that it was red, green and even blue in colour.

Amateur astronomer David Finlay said several hundred people across the state reported seeing the meteor, and people had posted dashcam vision to social media.

   "It's definitely a meteor. It's not space junk, this isn't a plane falling out of the sky, it's not a UFO," he said.

"Just going by the speed and how this object is behaving, it's a large meteor — a very large meteor."

Mr Finlay said up to 700 people had joined his Facebook page, Australian Meteor Reports, since the sighting.

"I'm very confident that this meteor was large enough to survive to the ground," he said.

"We've got hundreds [of sightings] already.

"People are just going crazy, I can't keep up with it. Reports are coming in by the second."

Sharlone Graham posted to the site: "Not sure what my husband and I just saw near Newcastle NSW at approximately 6:30pm on the New England Highway Hexham, meteor or fireball. Orange with green/blue tail! Never saw anything like it before in my life!!"

"I saw the same thing in Darlinghurst," wrote Noulene Van Heerden.

"It moved at a medium speed and it was burning with a tail behind it.

"I watched until it disappeared. It was almost as if it burnt itself out. So amazing to see!"
Pinpointing a fall location

Mr Finlay has been sent some dashcam footage of the meteor, shot from Sydney, and is calling for more people from further afield with video or photographs to come forward.

"The more data we can get on this thing the more accurate we can determine a fall location," he said.

He currently thinks the meteor may have landed around Cooma near the NSW Snowy Mountains.

"It's faster than what human-made space junk would travel but slow for a meteor, so that in itself gives it a very good chance of not completely vaporising to the ground," he said.

"This thing was bright, what you'd call a 'daymaker', so if you're anywhere near it underneath this thing when it fragments … it will actually light up the entire countryside like it's daylight."

Mr Finlay was hoping people would start to report hearing a sonic boom, which would help to determine where the meteor may have landed.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-05/meteor-flying-over-sydney-captured-on-dashcam/10075236
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PostSubject: Re: Dashcam footage shows 'very large meteor' streaking across the sky   Dashcam footage shows 'very large meteor' streaking across the sky EmptyTue 14 Aug 2018, 8:28 pm

I heard it wasn't that big... football size tops.
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