November 18, 2013
About 35 minutes ago I saw a rather spectacular meteor breakup in the sky to the south of Norfolk. The bolide broke onto about 4 large pieces all traveling in a line before dimming and disappearing from view behind the skyline. It seemed to have a trail of debris and left a briefly incandescent contrail that looked superficially like a comets tail. In comparison with most shooting stars it seemed to be traveling much slower than normal, being visible for long enough that I had enough time to to wish for a catgirl maid. It did not light up the sky but it still appeared quite bright even in downtown Norfolk.
Anyway, I don't know if any satellites fell this evening or if it was a regular meteor, but I thought I'd mention it in case it made he news.
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You do realize that the wish will not come true now, since you've told us what it was...
Posted by: Siergen at Mon Nov 18 19:42:53 2013 (c2+vA)
I'm pretty sure that its likelihood was dubious to begin with.
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Mon Nov 18 19:46:43 2013 (DnAJl)
ROBOT Catgirl maid! Sheesh, of all the times to forget the important details....
I've seen that graphic before. I'd love to have it on a shirt.
Posted by: Mauser at Tue Nov 19 07:09:08 2013 (TJ7ih)
Posted by: Siergen at Tue Nov 19 16:45:41 2013 (c2+vA)
A few years ago I was driving through downtown Plano, TX, and I saw a fireball going across the sky. It was probably a piece of a satellite that landed mostly a few hundred miles away, I learned afterwards. Well, this thing was going along pretty low and I thought it might actually hit somewhere in the Metroplex, so I called 911 and reported it. The guy *clearly* thought I was drunk or something...and then about a minute into the conversation suddenly started speaking much more respectful tone of voice. I asked him if other people had started calling in to report it and he said yes, and then asked me if I'd like to be called back if/when they figured out what ti was.
Posted by: RickC at Fri Nov 22 17:42:01 2013 (A9FNw)
BTW, I ordered the shirt and one other, and the service was amazing. I ordered overnight on the 20th, and that day they filled and mailed the order and it was waiting in my mailbox on the 22nd.
Posted by: Mauser at Sat Nov 23 04:25:36 2013 (TJ7ih)
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