Thursday night 5th December at 20:30 we did stargazing in Sutherland like many other nights with a group of about 10 people. There was no moon and the sky was clear and we could really enjoy the beauty of the stars.
All of the sudden there was a magnificent shooting star. A long fireball getting brighter and brighter lasting about 5 seconds. At the very last moment, it just exploded. You feel the extraordinary excitement to be able to view this outstanding shooting star. The time we couldn’t precisely identify but it was round about 20:45 and 21:15. The rest of the evening was normal and all the visitor’s left around about 22:15. I cannot recall seeing any more shooting stars the rest of the evening.
The next morning at the breakfast table we shared the sad news that Madiba passed away. One of the visitor’s remarked that the shooting star that we saw was around about the time that he passed away.