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Falling Green Light
updated: Jul 22, 2014, 8:26 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

I saw a bright green light fall from the sky in the southern direction at 11:13 pm. Did anyone else see this?

By Edhat Subscriber

Did any one know what the green falling light in the sky was over Goleta at about 11:10 pm?

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 PATRICK agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 08:40 AM

Didn't see that one, but saw a long shooting star with a big tail on Sunday evening about dusk, heading south. It was awesome.

 

 COMMENT 537870 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 09:13 AM

Martians are green!

 

 COMMENT 537875 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 09:24 AM

Patrick, I also saw one Sunday night around 9:45 in the southern sky. It was awesome!

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 09:38 AM

Martian falling from drone.

 

 COMMENT 537906P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 10:14 AM

Perhaps this has to do with the upcoming Perseid meteor shower event? Peaking Aug 10-13.

 

 FLICKA agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 10:35 AM

Last week we found one of the lanterns that use candles, a huge green one in our yard. They should be illegal, like in Catalina.

 

 COMMENT 537936 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 10:44 AM

There was a post yesterday about 10 floating lights rising from downtown SB at 9pm. You probably saw one of the lanterns dropping after it ran out of steam. I hope it didn't hit anyone.

 

 COMMENT 537985 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 11:38 AM

How about some one with a drone, mount a little water cannon on it and have fun shooting them out. Video it and post it on utube or a link to Visit SB and show people what will happen when they are dumb enough to do something like that in the middle of a tinder box. I really hope it is ignorant students with no clue, but.... DuuUuuuUuumb.
Maybe UCSB and SBCC could post something about how dangerous those things are around here.

 

 GECKOGIRL23 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 12:00 PM

I DID see that around 11:13pm and I was wondering what it was. It looked too bright to be a shooting star. It was pretty though.

 

 COMMENT 538007 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-22 12:10 PM

The next time you see a meteor (aka "fireball") please go the American Meteor Society's website and report it in their fireball log. Use Google search to find the link.

 

 COMMENT 538301P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 07:57 AM

...stepped outside at about 12:30 last night to get the cat in, and WOW the Milky Way was dense and bright. Get outside after dark during these clear air conditions to catch it--what a TREAT!!

 

 COMMENT 538373 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-07-23 09:59 AM

There is a difference between "shooting stars" and meteors or meteorites. The green light is a marker for the metals burning up in the meteorite as it enters the oxygen rich atmosphere earth at high speed.

 

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