Monday, February 6, 2023

Look, Up In The Sky...'s a bird, it's a plane, no it's Superman what I suspect was a meteorite or maybe space debris that went zooming from west to east. It seemingly was right above or not all that far north of I-30 in Texarkana, AR. This was at about 2135 or 2140 hours tonight February 6, 2023.
If it was a meteorite. as I think, then it was the biggest I have ever seen and I also think the lowest in altitude. It was in essence an eastbound fireball with a tail of at least about 7 to 10 times the length of the ball's diameter and it had a definite downward  trajectory angled at about 10 to 20 degrees below the horizontal. What happened to it? It seemed to just burnout much as we all do when our time is up. 
Anyway that was neat even if it turned out to be what I suppose was possible for it to be - a mere firework. Really though, it did not look like any firework I have ever seen. It looked just like other meteorites I have seen that were expected astronomical events or were unexpected but were confirmed later.
By the way, and honestly, I am not delusional, none of the above has anything to do with the Chinese thing that went down over the Atlantic - what do you call it:
Then again, who knows it could have to do with this scenario:
I think that the 2nd one, while unlikely, is not totally outside the realm of the possible. Would not that be a wake-up call of a lifetime to have given to others! Someone, close to me in particular, would get a kick out of me having called that one.
All the best,
Glenn B