I was shooting HS Lacross tonight for my station. On my way home later on my desk called asking if I had seen anything. I hadn’t, but when I got home I checked my dashcam, and sure enough there it was…
Last I heard the station was uplinking it to CNN & CBS. If you see parking lot video with several cars parked in front of my truck and a series of parking lot lights on the right it’s mine.
I’ll get a link to the video online as soon as I find one…
No, but I did add an hour or two of being on the clock the way it went down. I had been assigned to shoot high school sports, which I do almost every Friday night. This week it was girls lacrosse at a high school in Manassas VA.
After finishing the shoot and heading home, I got a call from Kevin our desk guy asking me if I had seen anything. I said no, but after I hung up I remembered my dash cam was on and the truck was parked facing North. So when I got home i pulled out my newly issued Edius editing computer, imported the video from the memory cars and started surfing.
I was shocked when I stumbled on it how obvious it was. I was expecting something a lot harder to see on tape. I chopped a sequence with the raw video, a zoomed in shot and a much tighter shot tracking the meteor and FTP’d it to the station.
After March Madness basketball they opened with the video and I enjoyed listening to the weatherman butcher my name on air. All good fun!
I was driving west in Manchester, NH on a highway that crosses the approach for the airport. At first I thought it was a plane coming in, then it flared up with a green color as it streaked across the sky, then faded away.
It was really quite bright and the sky wasn’t yet fully dark (about 7:50 pm and I could still see clouds). It really looked like it was at a plane approach elevation (the airport was maybe a few miles away).
This si very interesting. On the way in to school on Friday (about 8:40am?) Celtling said she saw “shooting stars with tails!! Is it a comet Mommy?” but I couldn’t turn around quickly enough since we were in motion. Were there any reported earlier in the day?