Another question...this time about fireballs

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http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball/fireball_log.html<br /><br />Are there more fireballs striking our atmosphere ( i myself have seen 2 in my life) or is the internet just allowing them to be reported more than ever before ? I must say once you see one of these itll stay with you in memory for a lifetime. I saw a famous one to ...the Peekskill fireball. Anyone familiar with that one? It was the year 1991 or 1992 around that time. Cant remember exact year. It was caught on film over a high school football game. <br /><br />Note : i was talking to a friend earlier in the evening about fireballs and while he was at the store (in the parking lot) looked up and there was one. Now that is one heck of a coincidence. I told him to report it to a fireball reporting site.
 
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lol...sorry i posted this on the wrong board i wanted to post it on the "ask an astronomer" board. Sorry about that. But if you have an answer itll still help : )
 
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http://www.amsmeteors.org/fireball/fireball_log.html <br /><br />Are there more fireballs striking our atmosphere ( i myself have seen 2 in my life) or is the internet just allowing them to be reported more than ever before ? I must say once you see one of these itll stay with you in memory for a lifetime. I saw a famous one to ...the Peekskill fireball. Anyone familiar with that one? It was the year 1991 or 1992 around that time. Cant remember exact year. It was caught on film over a high school football game. <br /><br />Note : i was talking to a friend earlier in the evening about fireballs and while he was at the store (in the parking lot) looked up and there was one. Now that is one heck of a coincidence. I told him to report it to a fireball reporting site.<br /><br />P.S- i posted this by accident on the "forces of nature" board. I hope the moderator doesnt mind. Again...sorry about that. Im just real curious about the answer to this question.
 
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Im sure you'll get a better answer in the other forum. But I'd guess the answer would be yes to both of your questions. There is a great deal more human made junk up there that falls back, and the internet makes for more observations. There is also the iridium flare phenomena that resembles a very slow fireball, but which is new since the iridium constellation was complete, sometime in the mid 90s i believe.
 
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The internet is one thing but television news ...local and national have also been reporting them more than i ever remember growing up and im 38 yo( i have a good memory). I dont believe the universe and especially our little corner of it remains stagnant. Things change. Why do many learned people and especially scientist try to convince us that things in the natural world dont change much?<br /><br />P.S- i remember a few years back when it was reported on the net (a reliable site) that a meteor did strike the ground and left a sizable impact crater...it didnt last long on the net ...the story soon vanished. It was somewhere in Siberia once again. Does anyone remember seeing that story ? Im not a doom monger im just trying to be clear on this.
 
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ive only seen one in my life so far, but it was one ofthe most awesome things ever, back when we were kids playing the usual pranks....knocking on doors & running off, we were hiding in a stairway & saw a huge green looking fireball right in front of us, with orange glowing pieces falling off...i've been watching the skies on a clear night ever since <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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<blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr /><p>lol...sorry i posted this on the wrong board i wanted to post it on the "ask an astronomer" board. Sorry about that. But if you have an answer itll still help : )<p><hr /></p></p></blockquote><br /><br />Well, that's easily fixed! I'll move it for you and post a link to it in this forum. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em>  -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
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