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Fireball Streaks Across Bay Area Sky (San Fran)
NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/15/13 | Anon

Posted on 02/15/2013 9:55:00 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom

Jodi Hernandez reports on the cosmic close encounter that the earth is experiencing tonight and the real one Russia experienced this morning.

On a day that had a lot of people talking about meteorites and asteroids, a fireball of some sort was seen streaking across the Bay Area skies.

The fireball was seen around 7:45 p.m.

There are reports into the newsroom from people as far north as Fairfield and as far south as Gilroy. It was also seen in Sacramento, Newark, Walnut Creek, and St. Helena.

It was bluish in color and appeared to be heading straight to the ground, according to one viewer in Santa Clara.

"I saw that meteor/fireball over Solano County after spending the day reporting on asteroids and fireballs," said NBC Bay Area reporter Jodi Hernandez.

Candice Guruwaiya told us on Facebook she saw it in San Jose. "I was leaving Safeway on Branham and Snell when I saw it. It looked like it was headed for the Capital Auto Mall area. It was a bright green when it first appeared, then it went to a bright yellow. It was awesome!" Guruwaiya posted.

Gina Johnson also saw it in San Jose. She also posted on our Facebook page that she had just walked out of a Fresh and Easy in San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood. "It looked just like the one I saw back in October except it was a little smaller. It was greenish in color just like the one on October. Everyone in the parking lot stopped and looked at it," Johnson posted

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KEYWORDS: bayarea; california; catastrophism; fireball; meteor
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I was driving west on 237 and crossing Middlefield when I saw the fireball at 7:42 PM. It was bright white, moving very fast, and headed in an almost-vertical trajectory (maybe 5 degrees off vertical). It seemed to have burned out just before it hit the ground, maybe a couple thousand feet altitude. Just before it burned out, it seemed to split into several smaller pieces. I guesstimated it hit in the coastal range, maybe between Palo Alto and Half Moon Bay.

What a spectacular sight -- first time in my life I've seen a meteor fireball.

1 posted on 02/15/2013 9:55:14 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; Saoirise

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2 posted on 02/15/2013 10:00:16 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

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3 posted on 02/15/2013 10:01:37 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Aw heck, it did not wipe out SF? I know, shut up, a few conservatives still live there, and Frankenfinswine was probably not home.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 10:03:07 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Maybe the Mayan calendar was a few months off.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 10:03:21 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
What a spectacular sight -- first time in my life I've seen a meteor fireball.

I've seen lots of shooting stars and a few meteors, but never that close or spectacular.

6 posted on 02/15/2013 10:05:17 PM PST by umgud
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Was it flaming?


7 posted on 02/15/2013 10:07:03 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Was it flaming?


8 posted on 02/15/2013 10:07:09 PM PST by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
It is a truly amazing sight. I'm glad you were able to witness it. I've only seen it once myself.

It was about a week before Christmas 1995. Some of my coworkers and I were walking to our cars, shortly before midnight, when there was a streak of light and a brilliant flash of light high over our heads. It was bright enough that it cast shadows off the light poles in the parking lot. I never saw anything on the news, but I figure the only thing it could have been was a meteor exploding high in the atmosphere.

9 posted on 02/15/2013 10:08:25 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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To: Batman11

Is that a San Fran joke...or do you really want to know?


10 posted on 02/15/2013 10:09:58 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I saw it from Tacoma Wa. (Puyallup).
Sitting outside at my fire pit facing south.
Lasted about 1.5 seconds headed straight down.
Looked white from here. Bigger than any comet I ever saw.
Not really eye catching I was just looking at the sky in that spot
Very fast.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 10:10:53 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: Vendome; null and void

Hey you guys.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 10:11:22 PM PST by thecodont
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Here's what really happened!


13 posted on 02/15/2013 10:12:13 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: umgud

Here in AZ we see them occasionally but none ‘big’.

A couple years back I saw the result of Vandenberg losing a rocket at altitude. It was indescribable other to say the shockwave and colors resulting from fuel dispersal just as the sun was setting made for an apocalyptic picture....and I had no camera...grrrrr.....

This was around 2004-2006ish.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 10:12:39 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Goodness! Gracious! Great balls of fire!


15 posted on 02/15/2013 10:12:49 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Batman11

It was like a flame.


16 posted on 02/15/2013 10:13:18 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: right way right

Wow, all the way up in Puyallup! I swear it was landing only a few miles from me. I was guessing 1.5 seconds duration as well. I just happened to be looking at that spot while driving, too — maybe 20 degrees off the roadway to the right. Luckily I was on an elevated section of the expressway, so I was above all the local trees and buildings and had a clear view.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 10:13:52 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
How many more rocks are up there are coming down? How big are they and where are the headed? I heard there were reports of ‘lights’ over Burbank last night. Are meteorites fracturing and raining down in various spots in tiny bits?
18 posted on 02/15/2013 10:14:52 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: right way right

Had to be a different one.


19 posted on 02/15/2013 10:16:29 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: 444Flyer

“...up there are coming down?” are=and


20 posted on 02/15/2013 10:16:29 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Maybe we’ll get a few nights of good sky-watching for meteor showers.


21 posted on 02/15/2013 10:16:39 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: right way right
Bigger than any comet I ever saw.

I don't think you know what a comet is.

22 posted on 02/15/2013 10:18:15 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: 2Fro; all_mighty_dollar; Arkat Kingtroll; Battle Hymn of the Republic; Betis70; billycat95130; ...

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23 posted on 02/15/2013 10:18:16 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Streaking in SF isn’t news.


24 posted on 02/15/2013 10:19:08 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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25 posted on 02/15/2013 10:19:16 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Here in AZ we see them occasionally but none ‘big’...

That is, at least not in a while.


26 posted on 02/15/2013 10:21:01 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: thecodont

Missed it, dammit.


27 posted on 02/15/2013 10:22:03 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: thecodont

Odd there was a huge one in russia today as well.


28 posted on 02/15/2013 10:24:23 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: 444Flyer

Ya know...

Ya have just ONE massive historical event and they never let ya live it down...

Racists....


29 posted on 02/15/2013 10:24:49 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Batman11
Was it flaming?

In San Francisco, it was fabulous!

30 posted on 02/15/2013 10:26:54 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: steve86

Your right. I mean, I do know what a comet is.
I meant bigger than a shooting star.


31 posted on 02/15/2013 10:27:26 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: thecodont; null and void

Whut!?


32 posted on 02/15/2013 10:31:48 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 444Flyer

How many more rocks are up there are coming down? How big are they and where are the headed? I heard there were reports of ‘lights’ over Burbank last night. Are meteorites fracturing and raining down in various spots in tiny bits?


They think the one that exploded over Russia was part of a meteor shower and not a lone object. Some meteor showers can last as long as 10 days. Lets hope there aren’t more like the Rssian one headed our way.


33 posted on 02/15/2013 10:34:09 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It rattles my brain.


34 posted on 02/15/2013 10:34:37 PM PST by Ken H
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To: doorgunner69

I’m kinda with you, wipe Sodom out. Why would a conservative live there?


35 posted on 02/15/2013 10:35:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Bastuhd!!! Yuh found us out!


36 posted on 02/15/2013 10:35:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 444Flyer

Dang! You beat me to the punch! LOL

Cheers!


37 posted on 02/15/2013 10:39:46 PM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: Vendome

Only racists would bring up an astronomical event that happened a few million years ago. It just goes to show you that dispite all the good things Arpaio has done, the stain of our history colors how the other 56 states still see us.

Now if you will excuse me, I noted from the videos yesterday that my ride is here. They won’t let me back into Area 51 after the little misunderstanding we had a while back, so I have to go rejoin my people in Russia...


38 posted on 02/15/2013 10:43:57 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: smokingfrog

I don’t think the Mayans factored in leap years.

Suppose anyone could be hiding anything from us? … Nah. I’ll just take my foil hat off and put my hard hat on.


39 posted on 02/15/2013 10:45:41 PM PST by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
My only complaint is the next time you all put in one of those craters, can you make it a little more commuter friendly? That thing's in the middle of nowhere and it needs more restaurants.;)
40 posted on 02/15/2013 10:53:19 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: chessplayer

well according to the ding bats at CNN it is all caused by global warming


41 posted on 02/15/2013 10:55:26 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Batman11

Only when it went over Castro District


42 posted on 02/15/2013 10:55:41 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: 444Flyer

See...This is why I’m going back to my planet. One little cultural misunderstanding and you guys act like it was some kind of catastrophe. I’d think by now you Earthers would have gotten over it. But no.

Well you can just shove your “Earth First!” nationalistic bull. I’m leaving.

So there.


43 posted on 02/15/2013 10:56:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It’s aliens. They’re searching for Commies. Couldn’t find any in Russia so now they’re looking in California.


44 posted on 02/15/2013 10:58:56 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
and one from the other side-
45 posted on 02/15/2013 11:00:12 PM PST by servo1969
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To: 444Flyer

Two warnings in two days?


46 posted on 02/15/2013 11:01:36 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Norm Lenhart

LOL


47 posted on 02/15/2013 11:03:15 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

All these meteors in the last few days are the kind of stuff that can give a person a feeling of nervousness and unease.
And by ‘a person’ I mean me.

This is some serious omen level stuff.
I can’t begin to imagine how this sort of thing must have looked to people in the past who had little or no understanding of space.


48 posted on 02/15/2013 11:06:58 PM PST by servo1969
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To: F15Eagle

That pic above your post. Clear as day. That is something!


49 posted on 02/15/2013 11:09:28 PM PST by 444Flyer (Obama killed the Twinkie, but not the Terrorists in Benghazi. What's wrong with this picture?)
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To: 444Flyer

Oh sure...laugh it up.

You bitch about construction tying up traffic for months, so we build you a huge water storage facility in 2.3 seconds and what do we get for it?

Out of spite you burn a bunch of oil, warm the planet and turn the place into a desert... and the thing sits unused.

That’s gratitude for you...


50 posted on 02/15/2013 11:11:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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