|Occurred : 11/4/2003 01:14 (Entered as : 11/04/1903 01:14)
Reported: 11/4/2003 5:54:08 PM 17:54
Location: Seattle, WA
|This was a meteor sighting. It was very bright, and broke in two after a few seconds.
I just saw a meteor from my back porch. I'm at about 60th and Palatine ave N. in seattle. I was looking East and saw it about the time it either began glowing or came out from behind some trees. It went south and descended slightly, I could see it for 5 or 6 seconds. It seemed to be moving slowly, and it brightened as it went, (got venus-like in brightness, but a sharper point of light) so it might have been vectoring towards me as well. It was 2 to 2 1/2 hands up off the horizon, and traversed 3 1/2 to 4 hands left to right. It seemed to be fading and slowing before it disappeared behind some other trees. Also, it clearly broke in two pieces about 3/4 of the way through the sighting. Seemed like a slightly smaller piece separated and took a slightly slower and lower path. Obviously I can't gauge the distance, but it seemed like it was near, maybe over Lake Washington. I hope you get other sightings to triangulate this. The sky is very clear tonight and cold, frost on the cars.
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