Last night (Feb 23, 213) Honey Kat and I went out to catch the flyover of the International Space Station at 7:59 pm. Scanning the clear sky with no moon in the way (it was behind us, covered by trees) and just a few stars sputtering into sight, we saw what was for both of us the brightest and the longest in duration meteorite ever seen. Looking northwest, Kat spotted a truly fast-moving object and for a second thought it was the station (coming the wrong way), but soon as the thought had passed it was obvious this was not the station. It was a bright sparkling meteorite probably skimming the atmosphere as it made small flashes tumbling across the sky above for what was probably a full 7 seconds or so. It was still visible as it tumbled beyond the visible horizon, managing to cover the full dome above. Perhaps a minute passed when the station then dragged its feet slowly with no trail across the path the meteorite had just passed, marking an X in the skies. It was about as magical an astronomical sight as either one of us had ever witnessed.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland Drum track (with Dave Mason on bass)