Fab Real Estate Blog: Close Encounter with a Shooting Star

Close Encounter with a Shooting Star

Just a bit earlier this evening, we were sitting on our back deck enjoying our first warm night of the year.

Something caught our eyes, so we looked up...

There was a shooting star burning up just a bit higher than our treetops.  OK, it was probably a little higher than that, but definitely no higher than one of the prop planes that sometimes fly around here.

Wow.  It was a little spooky.  But also awe-inspiring. 

We watched it for probably no more than two seconds before it burned up completely and was gone.  That was when we realized what it was.

Again, I say, Wow.

What if it had been a little bit larger and didn't burn up before making contact?  There would have been some damage somewhere here in my small town.

Makes me want to go tuck my boys into their beds and kiss them again.  I think I'll go do that now...

 

Don Fabrizio-Garcia, REALTOR
Connecticut Real Estate & Appraisals
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Comment balloon 6 commentsDon Fabrizio-Garcia • April 22 2007 08:06PM

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Great point.  It's an amazing sight. 

I just tucked my son in bed myself.

Posted by Ronda Myers-Waters (Willems Realtors, Principal Broker) about 11 years ago
Ronda - It was pretty amazing to see this.  It was so fast...I can't believe we didn't miss it.
Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Don,

that would be a great experience :), great that you enjoyed it.

 

Posted by Ray Saenz, Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor (Exit Realty Laredo) about 11 years ago
Hi Ray - It was pretty darn cool.  We just got lucky that we got to see it.
Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Don,

What you saw was a meteor from an April shower called the "Lyrids".  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18232398/ My husband and I watched this shower one April evening when we were dating a few years back (I'm not gonna say how many).  Last Sunday was the peak for this meteor shower.

Rita 

Posted by Rita Taylor, Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina (None) about 11 years ago
Hi Rita - Thanks for that link and the information.  We only saw one, but it was so darn close and rather amazing.
Posted by Don Fabrizio-Garcia, Owner/Broker/Trainer - Fab Real Estate (Fab Real Estate) about 11 years ago

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