11:29:00 PM

Northern AZ Meteor Fireball 31MAY2011

FITS (fireball internet traffic sources) Suggests Meteor/Fireball Seen North Of Phoenix, AZ 31MAY2011

Phoenix, Arizona arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: "Large Fragmenting Meteor Fireball 8:48pm MST Phoenix AZ 08APR2011"...NOT A FIREBALL AT ALL!" by searching for may 31 phoenix arizona meteor.
18:45:33 -- 4 hours 32 mins ago

***If you saw this fireball event, please e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com with a description including time, date, location, which way you were facing, direction object traveled (right to left etc. is OK), color, any fragmentation or extremely bright flashes, and any sounds heard i.e. booms, hisses etc. Thank you for your report***

11:28:00 PM

Western Tennessee Meteor Fireball Indicated by FITS Inquiries 30MAY2011

Possible Meteor/Fireball Seen From Western TN 30MAY2011 (FITS)

Medina, Tennessee arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: AL, GA ,TN, NC, FL, Large Bright Green Fireball 20MAY2011..." by searching for fireball in west tn.
20:50:37 -- 1 hour 17 mins ago

Memphis, Tennessee arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: May 31, 2011" by searching for meteor may 30.
20:34:08 -- 1 hour 34 mins ago

***If you saw this fireball event, please e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com with a description including time, date, location, which way you were facing, direction object traveled (right to left etc. is OK), color, any fragmentation or extremely bright flashes, and any sounds heard i.e. booms, hisses etc. Thank you for your report***

4:16:00 AM

GREEN FIREBALL ALERT...FITS Indicates Significant Increase In Green Fireball Activity Underway...More Expected Next Several Days

30MAY2011 - 15JUN2011
yellow=alert, red=high alert
Object
Name
Close
Approach
Date
Miss
Distance
(AU)
Miss
Distance
(LD)
Estimated
Diameter*
H
(mag)
Relative
Velocity
(km/s)
(2011 HP) 2011-May-300.033613.1110 m - 230 m22.08.38
(2011 KE3) 2011-May-300.129750.548 m - 110 m23.75.13
188174 (2002 JC) 2011-Jun-010.147857.51.0 km - 2.3 km17.120.88
(2011 HO53) 2011-Jun-010.184771.959 m - 130 m23.33.86
(2011 KX15) 2011-Jun-010.038414.913 m - 29 m26.54.68
(2009 BD) 2011-Jun-020.00230.95.7 m - 13 m28.31.91
(2010 XK) 2011-Jun-020.101639.572 m - 160 m22.814.01
(2011 KE15) 2011-Jun-030.00963.711 m - 25 m26.97.98
(2011 KV15) 2011-Jun-050.02158.416 m - 36 m26.110.22
(2010 NJ1) 2011-Jun-060.160862.6230 m - 510 m20.315.96
(2011 KJ15) 2011-Jun-090.054821.366 m - 150 m23.022.76
267494 (2002 JB9) 2011-Jun-110.183771.52.0 km - 4.4 km15.729.25
153792 (2001 VH75) 2011-Jun-120.108542.2670 m - 1.5 km18.025.48
(2009 BW2) 2011-Jun-130.114444.525 m - 56 m25.13.76
(2010 VL65) 2011-Jun-140.190274.05.5 m - 12 m28.44.07
(2004 LO2) 2011-Jun-150.02549.930 m - 66 m24.815.29
Notes: LD means "Lunar Distance." 1 LD = 384,401 km, the distance between Earth and the Moon. 1 LD also equals 0.00256 AU. MAG is the visual magnitude of the asteroid on the date of closest approach.

1:11:00 AM

Florida Meteor Fireball 30MAY2011

 Florida Meteor Fireball Eyewitness Report From Orlando, FL 30MAY2011

E-mail From:

Noemi-Orlando FL:
Red/orange fire like ball flying across the sky.  It was moving slow from left to right, seemed lower than airplane altitude. It was big enough to see but it was slowly disappearing as it flew away . I live in Orlando, FL.  It was about 10:30 or 11pm on May 30.     thank you Noemi! what direction were you facing? thanks

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3:29:00 AM

Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio Green Meteor Fireball Indicated By ITS 29MAY2011

Possible Large Midwestern Green Meteor Fireball Across Multiple States 29MAY2011 
From FITS (fireball internet traffic sources):

Appleton, Wisconsin arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Green Meteor Fireball? North Texas 02APR2011..." by searching for fireball green meteor.
23:14:19 -- 1 hour 48 mins ago

Rochester, Michigan arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Possible IN IL MI ONtario Green Fireball Indicated By Internet Traffic 28FEB2011..." by searching for green flash in sky of michigan 2011.
23:03:12 -- 2 hours ago

Westland, Michigan arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Breaking Meteor News...Large Bright Fireball Event IN OH MI 19Jan2011..." by searching for fireball shooting star in michigan.
22:30:55 -- 2 hours 34 mins ago

Athens, Ohio arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for ufo may 29 2011 falling from sky green to orange red.
21:58:55 -- 3 hours 8 mins ago

Blacklick, Ohio arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Two Central-Southeast Texas Green Fireballs ~11:45pm 28MAY2011-~12:15am CDT 29MAY2011" by searching for green meteor may 29.

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2:53:00 AM

Large Northeast US Coast Green Meteor Fireball Indicated By FITS 29MAY2011

Green Possibly Large Fireball Event Seen From Many East Central-Northeast US Coast Witnesses 29MAY2011
E-mail From:

Katie U.-VA:
My husband and I were driving in 2 separate vehicles on the night (11:00 pm) of Sunday May 29, 2011 on Rt. 288 northbound in Midlothian Virginia and independently saw a neon green fireball with a red/orange tail in the sky traveling from the southwest to the northwest.  When we got home we both asked the other about it. I just googled that information and saw your web page for that night and I'm amazed!


Greg H.-PA:
Location 20 miles east of Pittsburgh PA…around 10:00 pm EST. large green halo fireball, traveling east to west, descending at ~315 deg (360 being parallel with horizon). Gave the appearance of descending firework remnant, but traveling at high velocity. If viewing distance was known, could approximate velocity of descent

Slainte 227 Hampden, Maine 8:30-9:00 PM:
sky not dark, lime -greenish bright light with trail, no sound, we were facing south, object moved from left to right lasting 10 seconds approximately. Seen by two of us.

John L.-West Virginia:
 Around 11:00PM EDT on Sunday night 29 May we saw a large meteor, travelling roughly South to North.  First appeared perhaps 20 deg East of zenith, rapidly became brighter, head appeared in two parts and brilliant blue-white with hint of green, tail appeared reddish. It disappeared over mountain to out North.  It was bright enough to illuminate the ground
We are near Marlinton, WV, USA. We saw in the hours before and after this event several small unremarkable meteors travelling on the same apparent heading. Where can I find out more about this event?  Did any of it reach the ground?     haven't heard of any rocks on the ground yet. thank you!

David H.-Brinklow Maryland:
last night while checking out the Amazing fireflies, we saw a HUGE green fireball in the Western sky.  It looked like a large firework moving from the upper southern sky heading to the lower northern sky (left to right).  It was around 10:30 pm.  A very brilliant sight!  We didn't notice any noises associated with it though.

R.M. & Associates-North Carolina:
Me and my wife also saw this odd color falling star, meteor or
whatever you call it.  We were headed south on HWY 54 in North
Carolina around Saxapahaw NC and was able to view this for about 7
seconds or longer.
Never has a falling star or shooting star taken this long to go out of
eye sight.


Dylan V.-Maine:
I was sitting outside Empire Dine and Dance last night at approx. 9:30 when I saw a fireball in the sky.  it looked as if it were becoming present at a normal flight hight of the planes that leave the airport in south portland and fly over.  Two of us saw it and noted it's trajectory.  it did not make it to the other side of the building, probably burned out.  it was a bright white/orange/almost electric color.  it came in heading in a north-westerly direction.


Patrick S.-Oak Grove Theater, Verona, VA:
We were in the middle of a performance when it happened. We actors heard the crowd murmuring and talking as it happened and after the show most of the audience reported a bright and spectacular meteor(?) arcing from audience right to audience left in the sky above the set on stage.  It is an outdoor stage and to be seen above the set would put it in an east to west direction at least midway up from the horizon in the northern part of the sky.  They were taping the performance last night so it might be possible it was caught on video.  We guessed the time to around 9:50 to 10:20 EST but don't know for certain because we were mid scene when it happened.     PLEASE forward any video to wxtx01@gmail.com Thank You!

Cathy R.-Danvers MA:
May 29, 2011, around 9 PM, 5 people saw orange balls. first one, then two closer together, then 4-5 more moving from southeast, about 20 degrees above horizon, in an arc toward the north to about 35 degrees above the horizon before they disappeared behind the treeling about 30 feet from the east-facing porch we were seated on...they were larger than the largest I've seen Venus when it is low on the horizon and as bright...they moved silently and at a smooth steady and regular pace...not like anything I've ever seen before...what were they?     fragmenting meteor/fireball called a "bolide". Thank you!

David L.-Duxbury, MA:
Last night may 29th about 8:30pm we were outside on our farm which is in Duxbury MA.
We are on the bay and have an unobstructed view of the ocean.
We saw an object that looked like a meteor going north from the south; we were looking due east. The color of the trail was dark aqua color; it lasted approximately 4 seconds. The flight pattern was nearly parallel with the ground and the horizon. At the end of the trail the color turned from green to bright red and disappeared. We live in a rural area with expansive views.




From The ELPALLSKY "Chat Window:

May 30 2011, 8:58 AM (guest): My boyfriend and I saw this same green fireball last night as we were traveling from Annapolis to Severna Park, MD. I'm glad I found this site because we were really curious as to what the heck we'd seen! However, we saw that thing around midnight...

May 30 2011, 3:51 PM (guest): On Sunday, May 29, 2011, at approximately 9:00, my boy friend and I were at hampton beach when I saw what appeared to be an unusually large shooting star shoot across the sky. It was very large, and very bright - impossible to miss! It wasn't as fast as a normal meteor, and it appeared to disintegrate around the horizon line. I remember it being very large and bright, but unsure of a color. Totally amazed me, and very curious as to what it was. 9:00 at night *

May 29 2011, 7:29 PM (guest): Sanborns, Bangor, Maine, 5/29/11 9:00pm

May 29 2011, 7:29 PM (guest): green fireball


May 29 2011, 7:40 PM Jean Gagnon: My sister and brother in law just went on a walk and saw a huge fire ball in the sky in Amesbury MA. at 9:30 DST . any idea what this was?? we called in to Channel 5 in boston via email and they confirmed it was a meteor, and it was on the 11pm news.


May 29 2011, 8:47 PM (guest): Abt, 8:30PM Large green fireball in Somersworth, NH. Appeared to be breaking up, but still large. Heard a whining type whistle noise. Somersworth is on the border of Maine
 
May 29 2011, 9:18 PM (guest): indeed, bright fireball around 9 pm, in Central Maine, 29 May, 2011


May 29 2011, 9:19 PM(guest): I saw the green fireball in the Northern sky. It was around 8:30 to 9:00 Pm It just disappearing in the sky like a firework but it was going straight across the sky. I am in Peabody, MA



FITS (fireball internet traffic sources) Inquiries:

Charlottesville, Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Virginia" by searching for green meteor charlotsville.
23:12:33 -- 1 hour 50 mins ago

Marlinton, West Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Maryland Meteor Fireball Inquiry On I.T.S 29MAY2011" by searching for meteor may 29, 2011.
22:20:31 -- 2 hours 45 mins ago

Potomac, Maryland arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Maryland Meteor Fireball Inquiry On I.T.S 29MAY2011" by searching for meteor may 29 2011.
21:55:13 -- 3 hours 12 mins ago

Point Pleasant, West Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Two Central-Southeast Texas Green Fireballs ~11:45pm 28MAY2011-~12:15am CDT 29MAY2011" by searching for may 29th 2011 fireball.
21:54:40 -- 3 hours 13 mins ago

Woodbridge, Virginia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Green Meteor Fireball Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania. 13APR2011..." by searching for huge green meteor va.
21:27:30 -- 3 hours 43 mins ago

Lancaster, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Maryland Meteor Fireball Inquiry On I.T.S 29MAY2011" by searching for meteor may 29 2011.
21:25:21 -- 3 hours 46 mins ago

Hudson, Massachusetts arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Green Meteor Fireball New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut 22APR2011..." by searching for massachusetts fireball 2011.
21:46:50 -- 3 hours 22 mins ago

Boston, Massachusetts arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for 5/29/2011 meteorite.
21:42:51 -- 3 hours 27 mins ago

Lancaster, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for green ball in sky 2011.
21:35:04 -- 3 hours 35 mins ago

Monroe Township, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for meteor in nj on 5/29/2011.
22:50:30 -- 2 hours 14 mins ago

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2:12:00 AM

UPDATE...Kansas Texas Oklahoma Three Meteor Fireball Events 29MAY2011eor Fireball Events 29MAY2011

Sandia Sentinel Fireball Cameras In Hawley, Tx And OKC, OK Record 3 Bright Meteors 29MAY2011

3 Events From Kevin Palivec-Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Network-Hawley, TX
06:30:46 UTC (01:30:46 CDT) - 29MAY2011

06:34:53 UTC (01:34:53 CDT) - 29MAY2011

06:44:48 UTC (01:44:48 CDT) - 29MAY2011
From James Beauchamp-OKC Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Network
Mutual Capture From OKC Sentinel Camera 06:34:51 UTC (01:34:51 CDT) 29MAY2011

1:25:00 AM

Possible Florida Meteor Fireball 29MAY2011

From FITS (fireball internet traffic sources):

Hollywood, Florida arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Maryland Meteor Fireball Inquiry On F.I.T.S 29MAY2011" by searching for 5/29/2011 meteorite.
21:53:22 -- 3 hours 15 mins ago

1:23:00 AM

Possible NC Meteor Fireball 29MAY2011

From FITS (fireball internet traffic sources):

Richmond Hill, Georgia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for Meteor in raleigh nc tonight may 29 2011.
21:53:01 -- 3 hours 16 mins ago

4:20:00 AM

Two Central-Southeast Texas Green Fireballs ~11:45pm 28MAY2011-~12:15am CDT 29MAY2011

From The ELPALLSKY "Chat Window":
May 31 2011, 10:29 AM (guest): Approx aroung Midnight on Sat. 5/28 my friend and I saw a bright light flash across the sky, then it turned green and faded into the west. It was a truely amazing site. Totally unrelated, we also saw a baby coyote along the Beltway 8 feeder road. We live in Houston.


May 29 2011, 10:57 AM Guest850 (guest): Hi, mi name is Sandra. In Spring Tx, on 5/28/11, at aprox.11:45pm with my husband and my daugther we saw a large green fireball headed towards the south. It faded away.

May 28 2011, 11:30 PM (guest): John G, at around 1215 am I saw a flash of green light in Austin Texas on the outskirts of Westlake. It looked to be headed down and seemed to have landed near my house. I'll have to go take a look tomorrow morning

E-mail From:

Vin T.-Texas:
My name is Vinh and I live in Katy, TX.  It was shortly after midnight this past Saturday 5/29 that my son and I both saw a bright object that shot across the southern sky and appeared to have touched down on earth.  We heard no sound at all but the object was very bright, sort of blueish/greenish white color that was much larger than a typical shooting start across the sky.  We have not seen anything on the news regarding this.  Any info you can confirm and share with us would be much appreciated!

M. Ranch-Texas:
Minutes after midnight Saturday nite (now Sun.May 29) about 12: 01-10 am, my friend and I were taking a walk thru our neighborhood (Mopac & Slaughter-Austin,Tx.) We left the house heading from west to east looking at the beautiful stars when suddenly right above us the most brilliant white ball of lite came streaking across the nite sky heading from west to east. The height appeared to resemble a large jet on its landing approach (no sound though). The large lite appeared to head in the direction of our downtown Hwy.71 & Congress Av.).  The entire event for us lasted 3-5 seconds and it was "Awe-inspiring"!

Joey R.-Deweyville, TX:
was camped on a sandbar on the sabine river above deweyville (southeast texas) and it was late in the evening, looking south i saw a huge meteor, not your average shooting star, this was a fireball. I have never seen anything like it, it shot across the sky low and into the treeline and disappeared. i didnt hear anything, but i thought that surely there would be an impact. It went from east to west near orion. this was on 5-29-11, probably close to midnight. didnt notice the color other than it was like a fireball, breaking up and leaving a trail, quite spectacular. not green, more like white/orange and fiery.

From Fireball Internet Traffic Sources:

Tomball, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for green light shooting across sky houston may 28 2011.
23:30:05 -- 4 hours 17 mins ago

Houston, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Breaking News...Large Green Meteor Fireball TX OK KS 23Mar2011" by searching for green fireball 2011 houston texas may 29 2011.
23:39:47 -- 4 hours 8 mins ago

 ***If you saw this fireball event, please e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com with a description including time, date, location, which way you were facing, direction object traveled (right to left etc. is OK), color, any fragmentation or extremely bright flashes, and any sounds heard i.e. booms, hisses etc. Thank you for your report***

4:11:00 AM

Maryland Meteor Fireball Inquiry On F.I.T.S 29MAY2011

Fireball Internet Traffic Source Inquiry:

West Friendship, Maryland arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for bright green shooting star lit up sky.
21:52:08 -- 5 hours 54 mins ago

Olney, Maryland arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for wtop news meteor sighting 5/29.
01:48:32 -- 49 minutes ago

E-mail From:

David H.-Maryland:
Hello,
three of us saw a BIG green w/ a red fiery tail fall slowly in the Western sky around 10:30 - 11:00 PM Sunday night, 5/29/11. Have been trying to see who else reported it! Silent. We are in Brookeville, MD. on a farm.     thank you David!

4:07:00 AM

Ontario Canada Meteor Fireball Indicated On F.I.T.S. 28MAY2011

FITS Suggests Ontario Canada Meteor/Fireball Sighting 28MAY2011

Inquiry From FITS:

Toronto, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky" by searching for fire ball in toronto skies may 28 2011.
20:58:23 -- 6 hours 46 mins ago

4:03:00 AM

Possible Atlanta GA Meteor Fireball 28MAY2011...

Internet Traffic Sources Indicate A Possible Meteor/Fireball Over Atlanta, GA 28MAY2011
ITS Inquiry:

Atlanta, Georgia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: AL, GA ,TN, NC, FL, Large Bright Green Fireball 20MAY2011..." by searching for green fireball trail of sparks.
11:00:17 -- 16 hours 42 mins ago

3:59:00 AM

Possible Illinois Meteor Fireball 27MAY2011...

ITS Suggests Meteor/Fireball Seen From Illinois 27MAY2011

From Internet Traffic Sources:

Geneva, Illinois arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for Meteor fireball over IL May 27, 2011.
19:56:48 -- 7 hours 47 mins ago



***If you saw this fireball event, please e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com with a description including time, date, location, which way you were facing, direction object traveled (right to left etc. is OK), color, any fragmentation or extremely bright flashes, and any sounds heard i.e. booms, hisses etc. Thank you for your report***

2:32:00 AM

Fragmenting Oklahoma Meteor Fireball Captured On Video 27MAY2011...

OKC Sandia Sentinel All Sky Camera Captures Fragmenting Fireball 27MAY2011

A brief but bright fragmenting meteor fireball is captured in the video below by James Beauchamp-OKC Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera at 03:45:26 UTC 28MAY2011 (10:45:26 CDT 27MAY2011)


11:35:00 PM

Possible Southeast Arizona Meteor Fireball 25MAY2011...

ITS Indicates Possible SE AZ Orange Meteor Fireball 25MAY2011...

Internet Traffic Source:
Tucson, Arizona arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for strange lights over tucson arizona may 25 2011.
23:35:41 -- 9 seconds ago

Green Valley, Arizona arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for orange lights in the sky near tucson az on may 25th 2011 at 930 pm.
23:17:55 -- 14 minutes ago

Tucson, Arizona arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for twinkling lights over tucson may 25.
14:32:59 -- 7 minutes ago

***If you saw this fireball event, please e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com with a description including time, date, location, which way you were facing, direction object traveled (right to left etc. is OK), color, any fragmentation or extremely bright flashes, and any sounds heard i.e. booms, hisses etc. Thank you for your report***

9:30:00 PM

Possible Southeast Texas Meteor Fireball 25MAY2011...

ITS Indicates Possible Green Fireball Houston TX 25MAY2011...

Email From:

Luis Mata-San Antonio, TX:
I was outside my southside home facing west, looking up at the night sky when I saw a what I thought was a plane traveling across the sky.  It looked like a white ball of light traveling across the sky at high rate of speed.  I knew it couldn't  be a jet because I have seen many jets fly across the night sky,  and this object had no underbelly strobe light flashing,  as most jets have.  This was about 9:00 pm -9:30pm,  approximately.  I got curious and started searching for any reports of this rare object sighting.  Please keep me posted.
I  am on the southside of san antonio and the object was traveling at a great rate of speed. Almost about the same rate of speed the space station was traveling when it went over san antonio's western sky.  The space station was visible from my roof top and it appeared as a white ball of light,  just like this object.  Only the space station was traveling from the nw skyies heading se.  I just happened to be outside looking up at the sky.
I normally look for Orion and this ball of light just happened to catch my attention.  These have been strange sightings that I have seen.  I didn't even know that we were going to get a meteor shower.

Internet Traffic Source:


Arlington, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Possible Southeast Texas Meteor Fireball 25MAY2011..." by searching for meteorite texas.
23:42:39 -- 47 minutes ago

Carrollton, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Possible Southeast Texas Meteor Fireball 25MAY2011..." by searching for Meteor may 25th.
23:43:36 -- 47 minutes ago 

Cypress, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Elevated Green Fireball Activity Expected APR 25-MAY 02, 2011 As NEO's Approach..." by searching for Green Meteor in Houston May 25 2011.
20:50:15 -- 37 minutes ago

***If you saw this fireball event, please e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com with a description including time, date, location, which way you were facing, direction object traveled (right to left etc. is OK), color, any fragmentation or extremely bright flashes, and any sounds heard i.e. booms, hisses etc. Thank you for your report***

7:41:00 PM

Maine, New Jersey, Massachusettes Meteor Fireball 24MAY2011...

Internet Traffic Indicates a Possible NE Coastline Meteor Fireball Event 24MAY2011...

From Internet Traffic Sources:

Irvington, New Jersey arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Breaking News...Meteor Fireball Bolide Widely Seen Across Northeast, New England U.S. and SE Canada" by searching for "meteorite with green".
19:25:38 -- 6 minutes ago
 
Gloucester, Massachusetts arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: BREAKING NEWS...BOLIDE/FIREBALL SEEN OVER NE U.S. COASTLINE NOV. 2, 2010" by searching for fire ball in sky rockport ma.
18:25:50 -- 1 hour 7 mins ago
 
Waterville, Maine arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: New York-Maine-New Hampshire Green Fireball Indicated By Internet Traffic To ELPALLSKY 05MAR2011.." by searching for maine meteorites.
18:24:46 -- 1 hour 8 mins ago

3:18:00 PM

BC Canada Meteor Fireball 23MAY2011...

E-Mail From:

Bill A.-Blind Bay B.C. Canada:
Hey i live in Blind Bay British columbia - one hour east of kamloops
20 minutes west of salmon arm - last night monday may 23 2011 i stepped out side to have a smoke unsure exact time was after dark 1030 pm i was watching the bats flying back n forth eating bugs in the back yard and saw a really bright fireball shooting star but very low in the atmosphere as to be as big or bigger than a low flying 747 jet. largest fireball ive ever seen went right over the bay in northern direction. i dont see any news or reports of this in local media etc so far and ive searched it was brief and only less than 5 seconds and was gone. moving in mostly northern / slightly west direction.

1:03:00 AM

Possible Northern AZ Meteor Fireball 23MAY2011...

Internet Inquiry To ELPALLSKY:

Scottsdale, Arizona arrived from search.yahoo.com on "elp allsky" by searching for fireballs fall from n scottsdale sky may 23, 2011.
00:04:49 -- 56 minutes ago

E-Mail From:

J. Maxwell-Grand Canyon, AZ:
I saw this fireball. I was in the Grand Canyon, camped at mile 131 below Lee’s Ferry. I was facing upstream. The fireball passed almost directly over my head, heading also upstream. Sorry I can’t tell you N for sure as being in the Canyon is slightly disorienting, but I think that means it traveled from NE to SW.     thank you Professor!

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10:52:00 PM

Bright Florida Meteor Fireball 22MAY2011 Captured By Melbourne, FL Sandia Sentinel All Sky Camera...

Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera At Florida Institute Of Technology-Melbourne, FL Captures Bright Fireball Reported To ELPALLSKY By A Reader...Event Time-04:04:47 UTC (12:04:47 am EDT) 22MAY2011

From The "Chat Window":

May 22 2011... Guest29 (guest):
As odd as it seems, my boyfriend Michael and I were sitting on our back porch May 22, 2011 in the middle of a conversation about the whole end of the earth prediction being silly. Suddenly we saw a very beautiful brilliant green, rather large and for lack of knowledge we will call it a “fireball” falling NE across the sky. It was visible for what seemed like a minute but in reality was probably only seconds. It seemed so low to the earth that after it happened, we both said we thought we would surely hear something crash into the earth but never heard a sound. We checked the clock and it was shortly after midnight. Our latitude and Longitude is near 28°5’N/80°36W. Surprised you didn’t hear me scream, “Did you see that, that was awesome?!!” Because it was just that, AWESOME! Could you provide any information as to what we saw? Thank you    you bet! here is what you saw...enjoy!

image and movie courtesy Dwayne Free-Florida Institute Of Technology-Melbourne, FL-Sandia Sentinel All Sky Fireball Camera Network...in each, North is up and East is left

5:07:00 PM

Preliminary Ground Track Of 20MAY2011 Georgia Fireball Bolide Released By NASA...

From ELPALLSKY 22MAY2011:
Initial estimation of the ground track is based on preliminary data from two NASA all sky cameras located in Cartersville and Chickamauga Georgia.

NASA Meteoroid Environment Office Director Dr. Bill Cooke tells ELPALLSKY...
"First off, this thing hit the top of the atmosphere moving very fast at 38.6 km/s. Orbit is low inclination and nearly parabolic, which implies a cometary origin.


Important stuff:
Start point: Lon -83.480 +/- 0.0018, Lat 32.700 +/- 0.0018, height 106.7 +/- 0.3 km
End point: Lon -84.915 +/- 0.0017, Lat 33.725 +/- 0.0017, height 61.2 +/- 0.3 km

Speed 38.6 +/- 1.9 km/s

Radiant coordinates: RA 249.1 Dec -23.0, both with errors of about 1.0 degree. These coordinates are a close match to the antihelion radiant at ~252, -22."

image courtesy NASA MSFC MEO EV44-click image to enlarge

In the video below, frame speed has been reduced to 1/3 real-time to better show fragmentation of the bolide during it's illuminated flight. This video courtesy NASA MSFC MEO EV44

ELPALLSKY asked Dr. Bill Cooke (Dir. of MEO at Marshall Space Flight Center-Huntsville, AL) whether he believes any of the bolide might have made it to the ground...
"I doubt it - dirty ice doesn't like heat too much :P Plus the meteor was very fast, well above the 15 km/s threshold you usually see in meteorite droppers. However, I could be wrong - waiting on Peter Brown (UWO-Canada) and his team to take a look and give me their thoughts.  

3:44:00 AM

BREAKING METEOR NEWS...UPDATE...EAS NEWS...UPDATE...NASA Releases Initial Imagery Of Widely Seen 20MAY2011 GA, AL Fireball Bolide

FROM ELPALLSKY...Thanks to all witnesses in AL, GA, FL, TN, and SC who emailed and left reports in the "chat window" !! about this significant event !!

NASA All Sky Cameras Capture Significant Alabama, Georgia Bolide Event Which Occured at 9:46pm CDT-10:46pm EDT 20MAY2011-(02:46:53 UTC 21MAY2011).

From ELPALLSKY 22MAY2011:
After scanning video cameras in Alabama and Georgia, NASA Meteoroid Environment Office Director Dr. Bill Cooke tells ELPALLSKY " this is by far the biggest and brightest event we have seen with our little network! You will note 3 distinct flares in the video, indicating 3 fragmentation events." Orbital data is being reduced and orbital, trajectory, and magnitude (visual brightness) solutions will be available soon. Bookmark this site and stay with ELPALLSKY for updates!

All Images Below Courtesy NASA-MSFC-MEO-EV44 Huntsville, AL
Videos Are Flipped Horizontally...In Videos Only, -North is down and East is left
image from Tellus Science Center-Cartersville, GA NASA All Sky Camera
click image to enlarge
image from Chickamauga, GA Nasa All Sky Camera
click image to enlarge

12:06:00 AM

Southern California Fireball/Loud Booms 21MAY2011...

Internet Traffic Indicates Possible Meteor/Fireball Event Over SO CAL 21MAY2011


From The "Chat Window":



May 23 2011, 8:45 AM Guest465 (guest): Im in santa clara n i saw the light that i thought looked like a firework but it stayed in the sky n went downward n disappeared in thin air. This was at 1:02 am santa clara ca. I didnt hear anything but then wen I came home i looked up n saw the line across the sky


May 22 2011, 12:20 PM Neal (guest): Yesterday evening, just after sunset, about maybe 8:45 PM PST, I saw two bright flashes of blueish-greenish color, in rapid succession,to the south. It appeared to be behind Chino hills. I saw it from Toyota Speedway at Irwindale, between races. I am not sure what this was.


E-mails From:

Julie-Downey, CA:
Hi,I was out in the swimming pool at around 11:25pm on May 21 with my dogs staring at the sky in Downey, California when I saw about 9-10 lights traveling north bound.  They then split and my eyes could only follow the brightest one and then I could no longer see them or it. What where they?
Julie

Justin H.-San Jose, CA:
hello i found your site by searching google for meteor and using the tools to find latest posts. i went outside around 9:15-9:30pm to smoke a cigarette. i noticed what i thought was a satellite travelling across the sky, i watched it move from south to north, passing stars. it was just east of me, and as it passed one star that star began moving and following it.  i thought it was an optical illusion. i swear the second object was stationary until the satellite passed directly next to it. they had different trajectories, it was definitely not an illusion as i watched both objects travel across the sky until they both faded into the light pollution from the street lights. i've seen what i thought were satellites before, many times actually, but never two at once like that. i found it remarkable and turned my gaze back to the center of the sky when all of a sudden just south of me i saw what i thought was a meteorite falling straight down, it looked like a single firework falling to the ground, it had a red flame trailing around it, it seemed to burn out and dissapear before it hit the ground, i did not hear anything. it freaked me out, i've seen shooting stars before but they were always travelling across the sky, not straight down into the ground. i am located a few houses east of the intersection of curtner and lincoln ave in san jose california. i immediately posted about it on facebook but i dont think anybody believed me because of that whole rapture crap, so i did some googling (using the search tool - latest) and found these tweets about it. if you have any further questions, i would be glad to answer! i am definitely interested in figuring out what it was!
justin


From Internet Traffic Sources:

Los Angeles, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Loud Booms Heard In Southern California 17APR2011 Possible Fireball?" by searching for meteor mission viejo heard a loud sound boom may 21 2011.
23:55:51 -- 4 minutes ago
Woodland Hills, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Loud Booms Heard In Southern California 17APR2011 Possible Fireball?" by searching for loud blast in woodland hills.
23:35:34 -- 24 minutes ago
Fremont, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for what was the ball of fire in may 21 2011 sky.
23:11:39 -- 49 minutes ago
Weed, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for red orange glow in southern sky May 21, 2011 california.
22:52:02 -- 1 hour 8 mins ago
San Jose, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Meteor News...California Fireball NOV13, 2010 9pm CST" by searching for fireball san jose may 21.
22:51:01 -- 1 hour 10 mins ago
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9:00:00 PM

Possible WI, ON Canada Meteor Fireball 21MAY2011...

From Email:

Shannon B.-St Catharines Ontario Canada:
We were outside on Sunday May 22 around 9:30pm doing sparklers with my kids when my two year old daughter Kaitlyn said mommy plane. I looked up and I was like OMG honey is that airplane on fire! It was a perfect circle and my brother in law said no I think its a meteor so we yelled to all the kids and we watched in awe as it crossed the sky and slowly disappeared in the NORTH Sky. Never scene anything like it so close so clear it was awesome.
Shannon B



Jeff L.-St.Catharines Ontario Canada: 
Late last night around 10:30 pm we were all sitting on our porch and noticed a large ball of fire shooting across the sky. Heading in a northeast direction coming from the south west. There was no sound and we must have watched it for a good 5 minutes.It seem to dissappear in the sky in the distance. It was the strangest thing we had ever seen in the sky. It appeared to be a plane on fire but there was no noise. We are glad to know other people seen this as there was 5 of us outside.

Internet Inquiries:

Hayward, Wisconsin arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for flashes in the sky may 21 2011.
20:46:15 -- 9 minutes ago

Omemee, Ontario arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky" by searching for orange meteor may 21 2011.
20:46:38 -- 11 minutes ago

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1:52:00 AM

A Flurry Of Fireballs? Additional Fireball Inquiries To ELPALLSKY 20MAY2011 And 21MAY2011

ILLINOIS:
Chicago, Illinois arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for flame flying through sky near illinois may 20 2011.
23:33:06 -- 2 hours ago

TEXAS:
Baytown, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for green light across the sky may 2011 houston.
00:18:23 -- 1 hour 16 mins ago
San Antonio, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for fireballs in the sky may 21.
00:52:34 -- 44 minutes ago


CALIFORNIA:
Vista, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for Red fireball in the sky in wilmington ca.
00:22:22 -- 1 hour 13 mins ago
Murrieta, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: AL GA NC FL Large Bright Green Fireball 20MAY2011..." by searching for big flash in the sky may 21 2011.
01:15:53 -- 21 minutes ago

PENNSYLVANIA:
Springdale, Pennsylvania arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for anyone else see the meteor before 11:00 pm may 20 2011.
00:37:32 -- 58 minutes ago

CANADA:
Châteauguay, Quebec arrived from bing.com on "elp allsky: Meteor News...Possible Bright Meteor Event Along Gulf Coastal States, SE US...21JAN2011" by searching for falling meteor on May 21- 2011.
Surrey, British Columbia arrived from google.ca on "elp allsky: AL GA NC FL Large Bright Green Fireball 20MAY2011..." by searching for may 20 2011 fireball.
01:36:01 -- 2 minutes ago

9:22:00 PM

AL, GA ,TN, NC, FL, Large Bright Green Fireball 20MAY2011...

Inquiries To ELPALLSKY Indicate Possible Green Fireball Seen Over Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee And Georgia 9:47 to 9:50pm CDT 10:47pm to 10:50pm EDT-20MAY2011

From The Chat Window:

May 22 2011, 5:40 PM Guest803 (guest): Dacula, Ga 5/20/2011 10:45pm a green fireball came buy and pulsed four times before i lost site of it

May 21 2011, 12:31 AM Guest120 (guest): Hello, Covington Ga, around 11-11:30pm, sitting in the backyard with several friends, when a flash of light quickly darted across the sky, as bright as a lightning storm, by the time we ran to see what it was it was gone. Can see streaks in the sky of where it passed through. It was to quick for us to see it, but it was so bright over my house, but I couldnt quite see it due to trees and my home in the way.

May 21 2011, 6:25 PM Guest191 (guest): I was sitting out in the street with my friends, celebrating the last day of school, when I suddenly saw a ball of green fire fly through the night sky. My friends also saw red and white in it, but it was truly amazing.


E-Mails From: 

P. Waller-Sandy Springs, GA:
On late Friday evening around 11:00pm, I walked out from dropping off mail at the post office on Glenridge Drive near Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, Georgia, (@285 and Roswell Rd.) I looked up after seeing a huge streak of light forming across the sky directly above me. It came from the east and moved toward west's direction. It formed right before my eyes, beginning whitish blue in color and then faded to yellow then red until it was gone. It was so wide, I believe that I heard the sound of it's swooping. I could not believe what had just saw, so I yelled to cars passing by, "Did you see that?" They just kept driving by as if though I was "off my rocker." Could it be that I was the only one that saw it? No I thought. I mentioned it to a few people that evening as I returned home and they looked at me as if though I was crazy also, being synonyms with the "end of the world" claimed by a religous group that the world would end the following day. I am now relieved to know that there were many others that saw the huge light breaming across the sky.

Kelley C.-Greensboro, GA:
On Friday May 20, 2011 at approximately 11:00 pm we witnessed a huge blue fireball (or something) cross the sky.  At first it as blue and then turned orange.  It was gone in a flash but was absolutely beautiful and nothing we had ever seen before.  It was traveling west, northwest.  I would love to know more about it!
 





Trisha D.-Newton, AL:
My boyfriend and I were at the Continental Drive-In in Newton AL and we were facing north. Around 11PM, we were watching the new Pirates movie and behind the screen a brilliant, blazing ball of yellow/green flew for about ten seconds through the sky. It was incredible! I'm sure everyone at the drive-in watching that movie saw it. It looked REALLY close.


Starr82-Covington GA:
a friend and I were standing outside of work facing SE around 11p.m and saw the object, it moved in a seemingly straight line glowed green and lasted for about 15 seconds. the object was moving NW.



Susan In Ringgold, GA:
Friday, May 20, 2011 Ringgold, Georgia
Last night, like most nights I was sitting on my deck watching the sky. I'm in Ringgold, Georgia which borders Chattanooga, Tennessee. Just before 11:00 EST I spotted a very low light that at first I thought was fireworks because of it sparkly tail. It was traveling S to W-NW (used my compass to be sure) It was very short lived, maybe two seconds. It was neon green and it looked for all the world like it exploded, then it was gone. What looked like an explosion lit up the sky, but there was no sound? I follow meteor showers and they do make noise when they explode, so I'm confused. Immediately after it was gone there was a second explosion of light, still no sound. About thirty minutes later I did see a "falling star" but it was traveling in the opposite direction.

Steve H.-Atlanta, GA:
Greetings,
I believe I saw the very end of this fireball. I was walking my dog  along Starfire Drive NE in Atlanta (30345) When I looked up and saw a while light about the size of a cantaloupe only 40 or 50 feet above. It had a trail behind it and was completely soundless. After seeing it for a few seconds it burned out and silently disintegrated right above me. That was the weirdest thing. It seemed to end its journey right there. Poof and it was gone. Here is approx location. It came from a southerly direction.
Latitude = 33.8446, Longitude = -84.2811
Lat    = 33 degrees,   50.7 minutes   North
Long = 84 degrees,   16.9 minutes   West



Bryan N- Lilburn, GA:
22:47 EDT sitting in front yard facing west. Suddenly a brilliant green fireball streaked across the sky, lasting less than a second. It was so bright and low in the sky that at first I thought it was a firework. It was completely silent and moved at a rate of speed similar to meteors I have seen. It was the brightest thing of it's kind I've ever seen, and tweeted about it right away.

Ian H.-Madison Ga:
a little before 11 I was heading south on the highway and i looked out the passenger window and saw a bright green flashing ball of light with a trail of gold sparks, heading what looked like NW.  then it disappeared

Deana W-Enterprise, AL:
I saw it, too!  Thanks!
I was in the backyard for a cig, facing NE.  I live in SE Alabama (Enterprise).  It was heading north and rather low in the sky.  It came from the east, but there are trees in that direction, so I didn't see any point of origin.  It went behind more trees and houses, so I didn't see an ending either.  It did flash once or twice, but I couldn't hear anything.  It was a neon green/yellow in color.  I mentioned it on FB and a friend of mine who was driving in the area also mentioned she saw it.
thanks again!

Anonymous:
I was sitting outside waiting to get off work me and like 10 guys sawa steaming light in the sky. A bright flash right in front of our eyes wow. First time witnessing that.

Justin F.-Smyrna, GA:
My wife and I saw a large blue/white/green streak of light over Smyrna, GA. We were facing southwest and it moved from left to right. We were able to see it for several seconds. It appeared to be very low. I guess it was a meteorite but I have never seen one this low before.
-Justin

Krista F.-Panama City FL:
I was outside with neighbors and three of us saw BRIGHT yellow multiple streaks, then a flash of green ball, then a shorter line of yellow streaks, then a flash of green ball and then it seemed to disappear on the horizon. We are in Panama City Beach, FL and this was north to slightly northwest.


From The Internet:


Wilmington, North Carolina arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for 5/20/2011 fireball in sky.
21:23:09 -- 18 seconds ago

Kennesaw, Georgia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for big flashes in the sky 2011 5/20.
21:17:51 -- 1 minute ago

Atlanta, Georgia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for bright flash of lights in the sky may 23 2011 .
21:13:53 -- 3 minutes ago

Covington, Georgia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Feb 6, 2011" by searching for comet over georgia 5 minutes ago.
21:06:25 -- 11 minutes ago

Anniston, Alabama arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for meteor 5/20/2011.

Woodstock, Georgia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Elevated Green Fireball Activity Expected APR 25-MAY 02, 2011 As NEO's Approach..." by searching for green meteor ga may 20 2011.
21:00:28 -- 17 minutes ago

Marietta, Georgia arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for atlanta may 19 2011 green and red commet or meteor.
20:57:49 -- 20 minutes ago

Talladega, Alabama arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Breaking Meteor News...Large Green Meteor Fireball IA, IN, KS, MO, NE 8:47pm CDT 20APR2011..." by searching for flash in sky followed

Ooltewah, Tennessee arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Tennessee Meteor Fireball? 03APR2011..." by searching for tennessee meteorite may 20.
19:31:45 -- 1 hour 8 mins ago


***If you saw this fireball event, please e-mail wxtx01@gmail.com with a description including time, date, location, which way you were facing, direction object traveled (right to left etc. is OK), color, any fragmentation or extremely bright flashes, and any sounds heard i.e. booms, hisses etc. Thank you for your report***


1:52:00 AM

Bright Long Duration Fireball Captured From TX Sandia Sentinel Camera 19MAY2011...

Sentinel Camera In Hawley TX Captures 5 Second Dawn Fireball Nearly Overhead 10:52:10 UTC-05:52:10 a.m. CDT 19MAY2011

Image Courtesy Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera-Kevin Palivec Hawley TX
Color Camera Image Courtesy Kevin Palivec-Hawley TX

12:06:00 AM

Internet Traffic...Possible SO CAL Meteor Fireball 18MAY2011...

Inquiry Via Internet To ELPALLSKY:

Santa Rosa, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Inquiries...Possible Meteor Fireball Houston TX 18MAY2011..." by searching for fireball 5/18/2011.
23:58:48 -- 5 minutes ago

Highland, California arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for reentry sky burned up.
00:53:59 -- 48 minutes ago


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12:00:00 AM

Tucson AZ Booms...Meteor? 18MAY2011

Internet Traffic To ELPALLSKY:


Tucson, Arizona arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for sonic boom in tucson az.
23:39:36 -- 16 minutes ago

Tempe, Arizona arrived from search.aol.com on "elp allsky: AZ Meteor Fireball 14MAY2011 Captured By ELPALLSKY And Mexico Sentinel All Sky Cameras".
23:06:18 -- 51 minutes ago


Mesa, Arizona arrived from google.com on "elp allsky" by searching for breaking news tucson 5/19/2011 am.
02:18:19 -- 4 minutes ago

***Readers, this may have been associated with a meteor fireball. If you saw a bright meteor in/near Tucson AZ, please email wxtx01@gmail.com with details. Thank you!***

10:51:00 PM

UPDATE...BC AB Canadian Bolide 14MAY2011...Witness Likely Saw Fireball Head-On

Witness Reports Fireball "Didn't Move Much"...Indicates A Head On View...Says Searchers Looking In Wrong Place

Witness In Canyon Park BC:
"I just happened to be up because I couldn’t sleep and I saw it and it was behind Canyon Park, on the mountains on that side. They’re looking for it on the wrong side of town.
It was red and orange when I saw it and it had a tail. I didn’t know what the hell I was seeing. Because I was half asleep, I was up. Then I saw it for more than 30 seconds. It didn’t seem to go anywhere and maybe it went down behind the mountains, I’m not sure. I was in Canyon Park and there’s a big mountain range right there. I don’t know if it was in front of it or behind it because I was half asleep and it was night. I did hear a boom. I’m like what the heck’s going on. It wasn’t green. I thought it was red and orange. There was no green or white. It was just in one spot, burning up. It was to the east of Canyon Park. If they’re looking around the lake, they’re looking in the wrong spot. I couldn’t sleep all night. At least now I know it was worth it."
 

10:31:00 PM

Inquiries...Possible Meteor Fireball Houston TX 18MAY2011...

Internet Traffic Suggests Possible Meteor Over/Near Houston TX 18MAY2011


Houston, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky:" by searching for flashes of light in sky Houston TX  may 18 2011.
21:14:07 -- 1 hour 10 mins ago

Houston, Texas arrived from google.com on "elp allsky: Inquiry...Possible Meteor Fireball Houston TX 18MAY2011..." by searching for lights over houston may 18 2011.
22:45:13 -- 7 minutes ago

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1:16:00 AM

UPDATE...Large Fireball Tucson AZ 22:55:26 MST 14MAY2011 Image Acquired...Rocks On The Ground? Tucson Hunters Alert !!

 Tucson AZ 14MAY2011 22:55:26 MST Image From MMT Observatory-Mt Hopkins, AZ
image courtesy MMTO Mt. Hopkins AZ-click image to enlarge

7:26:00 PM

Initial Landfall Estimations For Canadian Bolide Of 14MAY2011

From ELPALLSKY-16MAY2011:
Finnish Meteor Physics Expert Esko Lyytinen Calculates Initial Impact Area Of Canadian Bolide Based On Single Camera Solution
I have some rough one-station results, based on fitting to mutually timed observations. This means that the direction of entry will be got from the angular velocity changes. ( Also the deceleration is from this, but the deceleration affects mostly near the end, and can be got as separate at least roughly in good instances.)
The whole track must be scaled by getting a resonable start height.
The entry velocity of 22 km/s would correspond the start height of 86 km. The end, behind clouds, but allready dimming fast, is got at 19 kilometers.
It arrived from az direction 17 with the slope of 39 degrees. I expect the accuracy of these to be a few degrees ( if I did the star identifications correctly).
This would mean a good size meteorite down. It would have fallen very roughly about 60 km to the SW of the camera station. But I would hope that some other camera also captured this.
Regards,
Esko
Initial Impact Area AB-BC Bolide 14MAY2011 (c)2011 ELPALLSKY & Google Earth

4:42:00 PM

UPDATE...Canada Fireball Bolide Video Captured By Sandia Sentinel Camera - College Of The Rockies, Cranbrook BC, Canada...


Reported Sightings
(c) 2011 Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News and Google Earth


Written by Rick Nowell
Sunday, 15 May 2011 10:07

The dark night sky of Cranbrook was lit up like daylight early Saturday morning at 2:17am (Mountain Daylight Time) when a huge meteor rocketed overhead. Appearing as a dim dot at first, likely 100km high to the North, it rapidly grew into a big white ball as big as the moon, with a tail behind it.

 Fireball First Appearance<http://www.bcmeteors.net/images/stories/COTR/j20110514_081741_000.jpg
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Fireballs First Appearance from High

It flared into brilliance, lighting up the whole sky and layers of white clouds to the Southwestern horizon. Within four seconds the flare sank as it moved a bit South of West, sinking down into the clouds, towards the setting Moon and Creston and Spokane way. It headed in a direction of about 230 degrees. Then a dull rumble of thunder sonic boom followed after it since it was going at supersonic speeds.

 Fireball with Tail<http://www.bcmeteors.net/images/stories/COTR/fireball_14may.jpg
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Fireball Develops Tail, Passes Over Cranbrook

Reports are coming in from across Southwestern Alberta, Southeastern BC, Idaho, and Washington. People have seen it along a broad strip from Calgary, Bowden, Red Deer, Cranbrook, Spokane, Coeur d"Alene, Nelson, Kamloops, Penticton and Kelowna, Most describe an intense greenish white ball of light, hitting somewhere around Kelowna. Ed Majden found these reports at http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.com/2011/05/montana-washington-idaho-alberta.html


At Cranbrook, the College of the Rockies Meteor camera imaged it for 9 seconds as it went overhead. The camera has a wide-angle fisheye lens, so be aware the video frames above show the entire sky, with the horizon as a ring around the edge. North is at the 3 o'clock position, East at 12 o'clock. The streetlights of Cranbrook are along the bottom right, you can see two tall trees at 10 o'clock lit up from the College parking lot. The Sentinel camera is black and white (for best starlight sensitivity) so these orange colours are false. We can't verify the green tint people reported. (I can verify the thunder, since I heard that too, after the flash. I thought it was a distant thunder storm...)

Dave Balam from the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory says "I've searched the DAO images from last night and we were completely overcast. Too bad....that's a classic bollide and could have dropped a few stones."

Dr Ken Tapping from the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Penticton says: "I think I got it too, although my time is a little different. 2011May14 at 08:19:00 UT. In EastNorthEast, heading SouthEast, just above the ENE edge of my camera field, and rapidly leaving it. Broadening and brightening rapidly, but I did not get the really bright stuff. That is one heck of a video."

http://www.bcmeteors.net/component/content/article/1-latest-news/123-rick-nowell.html


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thanks to Rick Nowell at College Of The Rockies, Cranbrook BC, Canada