Shooting Star Above Montecito?

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Did anyone else just see what looked to be either a very bright shooting star, a flare, or maybe UFO above Montecito/Summerland area just before 9pm?

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macpuzl Jun 10, 2020 05:15 PM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

The preliminary reports have been combined to form an Event 2779-2020 at the amsmeteors.org site: ========================================================================== https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/event/2020/2779

Takane Jun 10, 2020 12:59 PM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

Looks like it dipped into atmosphere, hot and heavy, then exited southward back into space. Got me thinking about NEAs and building a nuclear powered lazer on the moon.

macpuzl Jun 10, 2020 11:25 AM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

Actually, the Tesla was sent into an orbit that reaches out past Mars, but not orbiting the planet Mars. It's in a solar orbit. Nice visualization here: ===================================================================== https://www.heavens-above.com/Tesla.aspx?lat=34.44067&lng=-119.71572&loc=SBMNH&alt=92&tz=PST

kxcamera Jun 10, 2020 09:30 AM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

Just happened to be on lounge chair looking up. Nice green and bright. Didn't note the time. Interesting, about 20 min. later the International Space Station flew over from South to North. So it was a 2-fer. Good show...!

macpuzl Jun 10, 2020 11:11 AM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

KX - There were no visible passes by the ISS over Santa Barbara last night. However, there was a RESURS 01 Rocket body that went from SSE to N from 9:28 to 9:36. Perhaps you saw that?

Chaparral Jun 10, 2020 08:29 AM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

Interesting, we got a clear view and didn't see it as blue. The ball was golden and the tail a dark(er) orange.

Chaparral Jun 10, 2020 08:28 AM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

We saw it-we were standing on a hill above the mesa!What a thrill!! Too quick to get a picture. For about 2 seconds the fireball (which is what it was) had a darker burning flare-like tail: exactly like a comet. It appeared to be much lower than it actually was. Heading north to south. So glad we decided to take the dog out!

Cabomark Jun 10, 2020 08:06 AM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

Saw this in San Roque just after dark .... huge blue-green fireball traveling north to south over the city for roughly 5 seconds

LosPadresForest Jun 10, 2020 07:48 AM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

Saw it here in Goleta. It happened before it was dark, I don't think there were any stars out yet. It was super bright and vibrant blue even against the still blue-gray sky. It seemed way closer to the Earth than any other shooting star we'd seen. Just glad it wasn't Thanos.

macpuzl Jun 10, 2020 07:38 AM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

Must have been big, and people don't have accurate times, or multiple events all over Southern California, because there were numerous reports from 8:12 to 8:45 PM. One was from Santa Barbara - provisional report 199001 at 8:30 by Emilie D. Peruse the reports at =========================================================================== https://fireball.amsmeteors.org/members/imo_view/browse_reports?event=PENDING&page=1

a-1594269827 Jun 09, 2020 09:11 PM
Shooting Star Above Montecito?

Reports of people seeing this in LA and San Diego as well. Any astronomers up to check in on this?

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