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So I'm sat watching TV and I noticed that it was clear outside so I was thinking I would get my camera out to take some wide field shots. Then all of a sudden (I wasn't looking out of the window but at the TV) a bright streak of light caught my eye through the window and I looked to see a huge shooting star streak through the sky. I couldn't believe how bright it was.

I wish I'd been a bit sooner with my camera!

Did anyone else see it? It was heading south just over 15 mins ago.

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I posted something in the observing reports section about a really bright slow moving meteor I saw a couple of nights ago moving through Taurus into Orion. It looked brighter than Jupiter and appeared to disintigrate at the end. Never seen anything like it before.

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That sounds like it was amazing to see AstroJon. In the same area of sky then.

This one was moving fairly fast but was burning up for quite a while, as it caught my eye and then I saw it traveling a distance before it burned up.

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That does actually sound fairly similar yes. When I said slow it was still pretty quick but slower than a regular meteor. It certainly was one of the most spectular sights I have seen in the sky.

There appears to have been a number of observations of  bright meteors/fireballs in that region of sky recently, possibly part of the Quadrantids shower.

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My personal favourite is the International space center, various freebies are available on the net for tracking when she will be overhead and that is a great shot for a camera on a tripod, leave the lens open so you get a white streak through the picture. I am also an avid satellite watcher and looking for anything passing over and then identifying it really does make you realise how clever we simple humans are.

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