I saw the fire ball the other day in Houston. It was right before dawn/ We were dropping our son off at the FFA barn to feed his pig. It was really foggy that morning. When I saw it, the first thing that came to mind was a transformer blew, but it was to big and too bright. It was also a green/blue color. Some of the kids in the barn jumped to the ground. They were really freaked out. Up near Kerrville, residents said the windows of their houses shook and the heard a load explosion.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:11 PM
Lilly, on 09 December 2012 - 03:02 PM, said:
I've personally seen one of these fireball bolides...came in over the sea and emitted a whistling sound. It was absolutely an amazing thing to see.
The whistling sound is an interesting phenomena, and one regularly reported.
The reason it is interesting is that it shouldn't happen. The bolide is many miles up and travelling at hypersonic speeds. Any sound should not reach the observer until long after the bolide has disappeared from view. What observers are actually hearing is an unexplained-mystery.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001